Anne Cash (Ph.D. ’10 Applied Dev Sci) and colleagues published “Assessing the Association Between Observed School Disorganization and School Violence: Implications for School Climate Interventions” in the April 2016 issue of the journal “Psychology of Violence,” an affiliate of the American Psychological Association. Read more about the paper on the UNC Charlotte site, where Anne is an assistant professor in the Cato College of Education.
Jeff Ewing (M.Ed. ’89 Couns Ed) after spending 19 years working in Student Affairs on a small campus and then working for two different regional accrediting agencies, just began a new position as Senior Consultant for Executive Search with Keeling & Associates. “We focus primarily on searches in student life related fields. Three years ago we moved from Philadelphia to the San Francisco area and love living here and I am enjoying my lack of a commute as I work from home.”
Pamela Moran (M.Ed. ’80 Sci Ed; Ed.D. ’97 Admin & Supv)
superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools, was given the 2016 Administrator of the Year Award from the Virginia Music Educators Association. VMEA is a statewide nonprofit that promotes the advancement of music education in schools and other learning institutions. Read more in Charlottesville Tomorrow.
Frederic Babbitt (M.Ed. ’77 Couns Ed) after serving as principal of Hillyard Middle School for 11 years, retired in 2011 and performed part-time supervision of student teachers and practicum students for UVA and JMU until this year. Now fully retired, he lives with wife Janis in Harrisonburg, Va.
Erin Ottmar (Ph.D. .’11 Ed Psych: ADS) was awarded an AERA Study of Deeper Learning (AERA-SDL) Fellowship. “As a part of this fellowship, I will use the Study of Deeper Learning dataset to investigate direct and indirect relations between cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal opportunities, non-cognitive outcomes, and student achievement outcomes in reading, math, and science. Examining whether there are differences in predictability of student outcomes in deeper learning network and non-network schools will help build a stronger understanding of what types of DL opportunities and strategies can best develop the complex skills that students need to be successful in school and can also be used to inform future intervention designs and research studies.”
Erin was also awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). “This project uses smartwatches and cell phone technology to train middle school students in mathematics and computational thinking by creating augmented reality games with math-related challenges. This new genre of embodied technologies (mobile and wearable devices that involve motion and physical activity) will allow children to create math games while also enabling them to play each other’s math games. The project intends to advance scientific knowledge on how people learn, as it investigates how to teach mathematics and computing through game play and game design.”
Dr. Ralph Joseph Stoudt, Jr. (M.A. ’59 Speech Path & Aud) died in Charlottesville on Friday, October 28, 2016. He was 88. He became an Associate Professor of speech pathology and audiology at the University of Virginia in 1966 and remained on the faculty until 1995. A favorite professor for many, he also served as President of the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia from 1970-71 and consulted for St Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington. For over four decades, Ralph was active member of First Presbyterian Church on Park Street, serving as an elder, on numerous committees, and was instrumental in bringing assisted listening devices to the congregation. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 13, 2016,at 2 p.m. Read more in the Daily Progress.
Richard Ferguson (M.Ed. ’85, Ph.D. ’91 Health & PE) is professor and chair in the Department of Physical Education, Wellness and Sport Science at Averett University, Danville, Va. He is also the new owner of a home in the French Alps!
Sarah Bradford McCollum (B.S.Ed. ’12 Kines) graduated in May 2016 from the Clarkson University Physician Assistant program. Her master’s research, “Morphological Variation of the Carotid Arterial System Increases the Risk of Development of Central Nervous System Ischemia,” was published in Clinical Medicine Reviews in Vascular Health. She is working as a hospitalist PA for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Elizabeth Brann (M.Ed. ’03 Foreign Lang Ed) is starting the new World Language Program at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School in the Albemarle County Public School System in Charlottesville. She was featured recently by the local CBS TV news affiliate: Meriwether Elementary students learn French as second language. The piece was highlighted in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ Smart Brief on October 25!
Megan Burgess (B.S. Ed. ’06 Sports Med) and her husband Nathan welcomed their first child, John Preston, on April 29, 2016. Megan is a center manager with SSM Physical Therapy in St. Louis, Missouri, but will soon transition to lab and lecture assistant for Washington University in St. Louis Physical Therapy Program, in addition to research physical therapist at the same facility.
Maggie Winzeler (B.S.Ed. ’08 Kines) received the Tropaia Award from Georgetown University where she completed her master’s degree in Sports Industry Management. This award is given each year to a graduate student for outstanding academics and leadership in their program. www.wellnesswinz.com
Sharon Barr Spalding (M.Ed. ’83 Health & PE) teaches physical and health education at Mary Baldwin University. “I have returned to full time faculty after 9 years as a split appointment with Athletics. I also coordinate our Exercise Leadership Minor and will be teaching a new course in the fall – Exercise for Special Populations. I teach Beat Cancer Boot Camp twice a week. It is a strengthening program for all cancer survivors. Finally, I work 5 hours a week at Augusta Health Fitness training clients in their Cancer Rx program. I am a three time breast cancer survivor.”
Sharon Barr Spalding's Curry Memory
“The lab in Mem Gym and my assistantship assisting UVA Cardiac Rehab at the Boar’s Head Inn. I think I have come full circle starting with Cardiac Rehab when it was new and now working with cancer survivors as they become fit.”
Catherine Multari (B.S.Ed. ’14 Kines) is in her second year (of four) at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and couldn’t be more proud of her kinesiology professors at UVA, who prepared her well for the rigorous demands of medical school.
Catherine Multari's Curry Memory
“Meetings and class with Sue Saliba, who was an excellent mentor at such a critical time in my academic and personal development.”
Andrew Mann (B.S. Ed. ’12 Kines) is a practicing physical therapist in the Northern Virginia area for Select Physical Therapy. I went to physical therapy school at VCU in Richmond, VA and graduated in 2015. I currently work with a wide range of orthopedic and neurologic patients with special interest in Movement Disorders, Balance, and the athletic population.
Cy Weaver (M.Ed. ’87 Health & PE) retired from the Charlottesville school system after 36 years teaching and 42 years coaching. “I have spent a lot of time restoring my old home place, which was built in 1740. We have 8 grandchildren staying very busy. I am still officiating basketball indoor and outdoor track and softball.”
Cy Weaver's Curry Memory
When I was taking kinesiology I would ride my bike to class each day one day on my way home I was brushed by a passing car , my bike went under a parked car and I ran up and over the car
Mike Brunet II (M.Ed. ’99, Ph.D. ’02 Health & PE) and his family currently reside in Alexandria, La., where they have been living since 2002.
Mike Brunet II's Curry Memory
“Hitting Bodo’s bagels after a long day!”