Mark Angle (M.Ed. ’98 C&I; Ed.D. ’02 Admin & Supv) was appointed superintendent of Douglas County School District #15 in Days Creek, Oregon, effective July 1, 2015.
Deon Louw (M.Ed. ’83, Ed.D. ’89 Admin & Supv) after completing his doctoral program (under the knowledgeable supervision of Dr Frank Flora) in 1989, returned to South Africa and was appointed principal of Camps Bay High, in Cape Town. “At the same time John Gibbon (M.Ed. ’69, Ed.D. ’76 Admin & Supv) and I were appointed to run the post-graduate courses Educational Management and Educational Leadership at the University of Cape Town. Over the next 15 years we continued to share our Curry School skills and knowledge as we co-facilitated weekend workshops in all the major centers of southern Africa. In 2001 I was appointed by the minister of education to the Commission to Revise the National Curriculum for grades 1 to 9. Since 2004 I have been an independent education consultant, initially to the provincial education department in Cape Town and currently to the Kazakhstan government in central Asia. Based in the capital, Astana, I work with Kazakh trainers who facilitate workshops (designed by Cambridge University) for introducing distributive leadership skills and collaborative teaching methods across the country. Every day I am reminded, with gratitude, of the skills and insights I learned while at the Curry School.”
Charlynn Miller (Ph.D. ’05 Higher Ed) was honored in April 2014 with an iAward as the ICT Educator of the Year for the state of Victoria in Australia. Charlynn and her partner Asheley Jones were married on 28 October 2014.
Publications in 2014: (more…)
Morgan Ganoe (2014) is a territory manager for the Institute for Shipboard Education, the parent organization of the study abroad program known as Semester at Sea. Watch her GoAbroad Interview, which highlights her current position: www.goabroad.com/interviews/morgan-ganoe-territory-manager
Cheryl Lindeman (Ed.D. ’84 Higher Ed) after 29 years at Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Technology as the biology instructor/partnership coordinator, accepted the position of assistant professor of education at Randolph College. Her roles include teaching models of instruction and math & science curriculum, along with providing practicum experiences for preservice teachers.
H. Marie Williams (B.S.Ed. ’06 Sports Med) recently published a memoir about overcoming the trauma of sexual assault. The Remedy includes chapters about Williams’ time as a student at U.Va., where she arrived just after she was assaulted. She talked to U.Va. Magazine about her book and her hopes for improving awareness about sexual assault survivors on Grounds.
What motivated you to write this book?
It was the book I needed to read and could not find because it had not yet been written. I thought about girls whose only knowledge of manhood is routinely misrepresented by a sexually abusive father or stepfather. Realizing how fortunate I was to have grown up with positive male role models left me with a very real sense of social responsibility. If I lost hope, with my spirituality, strong familial ties, positive male figures and education, what happens to girls who are less fortunate than me?
It became clear that I did not survive everything I’d experienced to retreat into the same silence that almost claimed my life. I knew I was to be the living sacrifice victims around the world needed. This book is that sacrifice. Read more of Hannah’s interview in U.Va. magazine.
Martha T. Foster (M.Ed. ’81 Couns Ed) was named the inaugural director of the month by Arlington County Childcare Services in Virginia. Martha is the founding director of Resurrection Lutheran Weekday Preschool. She is also working on her education doctorate degree in the Curry School’s administration and supervision program through the Northern Virginia Center.
Tom Jennings (Ph.D. ’93 Higher Ed) is in his fifth year as Florida State University’s vice president for University Advancement and president of the FSU Foundation, overseeing the fundraising and alumni relations for FSU, which is in the public phase of a $1 billion campaign, now with over two thirds of the gifts committed. Recently, Jennings was also appointed as president of the FSU Real Estate Foundation. At the CASE District III Conference in February 2015, Jennings received a “Stellar Speaker” rating for a program he co-presented entitled ” Predicting Our Future: Trends in College and University Advancement.” He also completed a two-year term as chair of the CASE-III Legislative Advocacy Committee. Tom and his wife, Dawn, live in Tallahassee. advancement.fsu.edu/Thomas-W.-Jennings
Anne C. Hayes (Ph.D. ’12 Soc Fdns) is Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Special Projects and the Coordinator of Campus Within Walls at Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville, Va. “Our Campus Within Walls program is an important facet of Southside Virginia Community College’s mission. We believe that all citizens should have educational opportunities and that includes incarcerated people in our service region. The goal of these programs is to educate college-ready inmates, providing them with the opportunity to attain associate’s degrees and certificates while incarcerated. The result of this education is improvement of their chances for successful re-entry into society and the acquisition of meaningful employment.
“About the program: We offer an Associate degree in General Studies which is 61 credits (it’s our transfer degree for those interested in going on to a 4-year college or university) and an IT Certificate which is 35 credits. Our students are very motivated and driven. I recently finished two videos about our Campus Within Walls program. Check them out!”
Rev. Eric Childers (Ph.D. ’10 Higher Ed) serves as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cherryville, N.C. He also serves as adjunct assistant professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Eric has collaborated for two years with University of Minnesota Professor Dr. Ann Hill Duin on an effort called “Project DAVID,” which seeks to create conversations of consequence in liberal arts education. Ann and Eric presented their edited anthology, Project DAVID: Vocation and Reinvention in Liberal Arts Colleges, to the LECNA College Presidents Conference in Santa Barbara in 2014. The former dean of the Curry School, David Breneman, was a contributor to the book.
Todd Gambill (M.Ed. ’99 Soc Fdns; Ed.D. ’03 Higher Ed) serves Indiana University Kokomo as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Jeannie (Ed.D. ’03 Higher Ed) home schools their three children and volunteers in the community.
Todd Gambill's Curry Memory
“We remain thankful for the Curry faculty members who brought the Ed.D. program to Southwest Virginia and the Higher Ed Center in Abingdon.”
Jeff Doyle (M.Ed. ’94 Couns Ed, Ph.D. ’01 Higher Ed) presented at the following conferences:
- Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Conference (2015) – “Integrating Millennials in to the Newsroom.”
- National Orientation Director’s Association (2014) – “Building Collaborations of Depth and Meaning.”
- Texas Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (2014) – “It Takes a Village (an Academic Village,) to Recruit Students.”
- Texas Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (2014) – “Using Living-Learning Programs to Increase Prospective Student Interest.”
Gene Crume (Ph.D. ’00 Higher Ed) recently completed his second year as president of Judson University. He was selected to serve as the Vice Chair for the Alignment Collaborative for Education in Elgin, Ill. This new initiative brings together public education, business and community leaders to support the local public school system. Crume also serves on the Pi Kappa Alpha Robertson Most Outstanding Undergraduate Award and the Research and Curriculum Development Committee of international leadership fraternity Omicron Delta Kappa. www.judsonu.edu/About/Meet_the_President/
Gene Crume's Curry Memory
“Thanks to Dr. Gibbs, Dr. Chronister and other professors, I was well prepared for my service as a university president. Just as important, I am deeply appreciative of my classmates during my tenure at Curry, because they challenged and encouraged me to be a better person and professional.”
Beth Eastwood-Beatty (M.Ed. ’12 SAPHE) in March 2015 moved from a position as the Students Affairs Administrator with the Slavic and German departments in the U.Va. School of Arts & Sciences to a position as the Electrical Engineering Graduate Resources Coordinator in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in the U.Va. School of Engineering and Applied Science. “Personally, my husband and I welcomed a baby girl in June 2014.”
John Milam (Ph. D. ’89 Higher Ed) at Lord Fairfax Community College was awarded a $3.25 million dollar TAACCCT grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop “Knowledge to Work,” a new type of educational search engine and online portal. “Knowledge to Work is designed to help TAA-effected workers, veterans, and other adults find free and low-cost, credit and non-credit open education resources tied to competencies. Credentials including badges, certificates, and degrees are offered in health information management, IT, administrative support technology, and advanced manufacturing. Portfolios, prior learning assessment, apprenticeships, and wrap-around support services are provided, along with a Spanish version of the portal.”
Rich Tischler (Ph. D. ’89 Higher Ed) is executive director of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Surgery. “I also maintain a consulting business in CME accreditation, compliance, and administration. My wife, Peggy, and I live in Mount Airy, Md. Our older daughter graduated from Salisbury University; our son is a junior at Swarthmore College; and our younger daughter is a freshman at Salisbury.”
David Schein (Ph.D. ’05 Higher Ed) for the last two years has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. He has now been appointed Director of Graduate Programs. His teaching areas include business ethics, business law and management. He will assist UST in promoting its MBA program and developing new masters level programs, as well as improving current programs.
Recent journal article: James D. Phillips & David D. Schein, “Utilizing Credit Reports for Employment Purposes: A Legal Bait and Switch Tactic?” The Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 133-157, (2015). www.claremontmanagementgroup.com
Stephanie Glover (M.Ed. ’13 Higher Ed) got engaged on March 21, 2015, in Garden IX to Thomas Keller, brother of Sarah Keller (M.Ed. ’13 Higher Ed). Thanks to the Student Affairs and Higher Education masters program, Stephanie and Sarah quickly became friends and during graduation weekend 2013, Stephanie and Tom met. The rest is history!
Greg Nayor (Ph.D. ’09 Higher Ed) accepted a position as Vice President for Student Affairs at Daemen College on May 30, 2014. “In this capacity, I serve as the chief student affairs officers (CSAO) and have responsibility for coordinating much of the co-curricular experience for students. In November, I was named co-chair of the Western New York Consortium’s Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention, Education, and Compliance, working with colleges and universities in the areas in terms of compliance with Title IX, VAWA, and NYS legislation. Also, in December, I was elected to the NASPA Region II Board coordinating our work with Corporate Partners. Later this summer, I am co-authoring a chapter with Dr. Jeanna Mastrodicasa in an upcoming NASPA publication entitled “College in the Crosshairs.” edited by Drs. Brandi LeBlanc and Brian Hemphill. The chapter focuses on crisis communications.