Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Faculty Achievements

Gregory Hauser, associate professor of educational leadership, recently earned promotion to full professor.  Erin Mackinneyassistant professor of ESL and bilingual education, was reappointed as assistant professor. 

Becky McTague, associate professor of language and literacy, recently published an article in the Illinois Reading Council Journal entitled "Bear for Books: A Community Summer Reading Program." Professor McTague worked together on this project with collaborators Mark Emmler, Randy Heite, Ali Cornell, and Margaret Ann Richek.



Erin Mackinneyassistant professor of ESL and bilingual education, has been awarded research funding from Roosevelt University for Summer 2017.  Her award will be used to hire student assistants for a Dual Language Learners research project. This award is funded by the generous support of the Chicago Women’s Club fund. 

Leslie Bloom, associate professor of educational leadership, also has been awarded research funding from Roosevelt University for Summer 2017.  Her award will be used to hire a student assistant for a  research project on issues of food insecurity and the effects of unmet nutritional needs on low-income households with children in Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  This award is funded by the generous support of the Chicago Women’s Club fund. 

Ken King, professor of elementary education, in May received the highest commendation given by the Boy Scouts of America for service to the organization and its youths: the Silver Buffalo Award. This award has been bestowed upon 15 U.S. Presidents, including Franklin Roosevelt, and Bob Hope, Ernie Banks, Neil Armstrong, Marian Wright Edelman and ambassador Andrew Young, to name just a few. A member of the Boy Scouts since his youth, Professor King received the award in part for his work in developing program materials, publications and training curricula for the nationwide Boy Scouts organization.





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