Top Story: Faculty News Spring 2011
Fenty to Collaborate with Bellarmine University
Nicole Fenty, assistant professor with the Department of Special Education, has received $148,570 from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education for the Collaborative Teacher Training Reading/Language Arts project.
This is an 18-month project with Bellarmine University that provides professional development on the new common core standards to educators in the reading/
language arts. Tricia Bronger, instructor with the Department of Special Education, will also work with Dr. Fenty on the project.
Leach to Serve on APA Ethics Committee
Mark Leach, professor with the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, was selected to serve on the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association (APA). The Committee’s roles include investigating complaints of unethical conduct, formulating rules and procedures governing
the conduct of the ethics or disciplinary processes, and interpreting, applying, and otherwise administering those rules and procedures.
Adelson Appointed to Editorial Board
Jill Adelson, assistant professor with the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, was appointed to the Editorial Board of Gifted Child
Quarterly, the flagship research journal for the National Association for Gifted Children. She also was appointed to the Editorial Board of Teaching for High Potential, which is a publication geared towards educators.
Swank Featured in Journal of Strength and Conditioning
Ann Swank, professor with the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, and Dr. Robert Topp, professor with the School of Nursing and the Shirley B. Powers Endowed Chair, conducted research on the physical gains from exercise before knee replacement surgery. The results of their study are featured in the
February edition of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning
http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/pages/default.aspx. Their study found that prehabilitation for patients with severe osteoarthritis may translate into improved recovery after surgery.
Bush Appointed to Partnership for 21st Century Team
Bill Bush, professor with the Department of Teaching and Learning, has accepted the invitation to be the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) appointee on a three-person development team for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (already developed in the other content areas).
McGatha to Serve on AMTE Board
Maggie McGatha, associate professor with the Department of Teaching and Learning and Certified Agency Trainer for Cognitive Coach, has been elected to serve as Secretary of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). AMTE is the largest professional organization in the U.S. devoted to the advancement of mathematics teacher preparation and professional development.