Faculty Members, Dean Earn Kudos
April 5, 2013
Christina A. Goode, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and director of the Health Professions Advising Office, has been named a member of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities, Health Professions Recruitment and Admission Practices Action Group. The group was established to identify steps to assist USU member campuses in pursuit of the coalition's strategic priorities related to its health agenda.
Goode, who also oversees the university's Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, joined the university in 1989 and holds a doctorate from the University of Guelph, Canada.
• Gerald Bryant , director of the McNair Scholars program, has been inducted into the Youth-on-the-Move International Educator’s Hall of Fame for 2013. The event took place in Sacramento March 30, when 13 educators were inducted. Bryant received congratulatory resolutions from the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, the Sacramento City Council, two senators and two California representatives.
“It was a humbling experience, to be honored for over 25 years of working with individuals in the education arena,” Bryant said.
The International Educators’ Hall of Fame is a project of Youth-on-the-Move Education. Established in 1987 in Sacramento, the nonprofit charitable education organization’s mission is to help youth succeed in life with the help of positive community role models. The Hall of Fame honors educators who have "exceeded the call of duty."
• The African American Male Education Network and Development has presented its "A²MEND" Leadership Award to Jerome Hunter, lecturer in educational leadership. Before joining the university in 2008, Hunter served as chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District. Also honored were Claire C. Cavallaro, dean of the College of Education, and Dawn Person, professor of educational leadership who received the "A²MEND" Partnership Award.
• Nancy E. Snow, professor of communications, has been awarded an Abe Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council to support her Japan-based research project, "From Operation Tomodachi to No Nukes: Rethinking the Public in Japanese Diplomacy since 3/11." The project is to produce an English-and-Japanese-language book/website based on 50+ interviews with citizens and practitioners, on-site visits to public diplomacy organizations and archival material.
• Douglas Swanson, associate professor of communications, has been accepted for attendance at the 2013-14 Western Association of Schools and Colleges Assessment Leadership Academy.