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June 7, 2016

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2016 Graduate Faculty Awards

During graduate commencement on May 13th, 2016, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies presented six awards, three awards to graduate faculty, two to graduate students, and one to an alumna.

2016 Faculty Research Award Winner: Dr. Power-deFur

The Faculty Research Award recognizes a graduate faculty member for unique or innovative work within their discipline that results in publication and the advancement of that discipline. This year’s first winner is Dr. Lissa Power-deFur, Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. She is a nationally recognized scholar in her field and has an acute awareness of the needs of the school-based speech-language pathologists. Her research in this area led to the publication of her book Common Core Standards and the Speech-Language Pathologist: Standards-Based Intervention for Special Populations in October 2015. In addition, as the recognized expert in the area of ethics and standards of practice, she was asked to contribute a chapter to the textbook Management of Swallowing and Feeding Disorders released in November of 2015. Dr. Power-deFur is the elected representative to Graduate Council for CSD, has served as Chair, is the faculty representative to the Board of Visitors, and on the Graduate Studies Task Force. Congratulations Dr. Power-deFur!

 

2016 Faculty Research Award Winner: Dr. Larissa “Kat” Tracy

The Faculty Research Award recognizes a graduate faculty member for unique or innovative work within their discipline that results in publication and the advancement of that discipline. This year’s second winner is Dr. Larissa “Kat” Tracy, Associate Professor of English and Chair of Graduate Council. She is an internationally recognized scholar in medieval violence and law having published four books, the most recent entitled Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages, numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is the co-founder of Longwood’s Meeting in the Middle Undergraduate Research Conference in Medieval Studies now in its seventh year. She won the Field’s Award in 2012, the Southeastern Medieval Association’s Award for Scholarly Achievement and the Provost’s Award for Scholarship both in 2015. Dr. Tracy served as Graduate English Program Coordinator from 2007 to 2010, is the elected English representative to Graduate Council currently serving as Chair, and is on the Graduate Studies Task Force. Congratulations Dr. Tracy!

 

2016 Faculty Teaching and Mentor Award Winner: Dr. Kevin Doyle

The Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Award recognizes distinction and initiative in graduate teaching and mentoring above and beyond the regular requirements of a graduate faculty member. This year’s winner is Kevin Doyle, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Graduate Program Coordinator. He consistently provides support for graduate students above and beyond his regular teaching schedule encouraging and mentoring research as well as attendance and presentation at professional conferences. Since 2012, Longwood’s Counselor Education program has been well-represented at the annual Virginia Counseling Association conference with two students presenting. He secured two grants and established Longwood Recovers – a collegiate recovery program. Through his leadership, the Counselor Education program has taken the steps towards national accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs – a step that will enhance study for students. Dr. Doyle serves as the elected representative to Faculty Senate and Graduate Council, Coordinator of the Counselor Education Graduate Program, and Chair of the Graduate Studies Task Force.  Congratulations, Dr. Doyle!

 

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  1. Handuk microfiber Murah di Bandung
    Jun 8 2016

    Wow… Thanks for sharing and good luck for today

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