Friday, July 18, 2014

CEHHS Staff Honored

Four CEHHS staff members were recently honored at the 2013-2014 Chancellor's Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony.

Congratulations to Joann Otlewski, a team member on the Degree Audit Project, and recipient of the Exceptional Team Award.  Congratulations also goes to service award recipients Karen Claiborne (25 years), Carolyn Williams (15 years), and Catherine Parkins (5 years).

Monday, July 14, 2014

Spotlight: Magen Johnson, Community Health Education

Community Health Education debuts as a major in Fall 2014 in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, and one of the charter students to enroll in the program is Magen Johnson.  Magen comes to UM-Dearborn with a bachelor's degree in Bio-Psychology (UM-Ann Arbor) and graduate work in Neuro-Pharmacology (Wayne State University).

She is returning to school for the new Community Health Education degree after having worked in a research lab for several years; Magen sees the need to educate and reach out to communities in order to make a difference.  She feels that the college offers a well-rounded program given, noting that the curriculum focuses on sciences and health, as well as the economics of health care and - especially - how to teach about health-related issues to individuals and communities.

Magen's professional goal is to work in a mental health community center, to be able to educate and serve as a resource.

Welcome to UM-Dearborn and CEHHS, Magen!

Monday, July 7, 2014

CEHHS Welcomes Lori Petrick, Assistant to the Dean

Lori PetrickPlease join us in welcoming Lori Petrick to CEHHS as the Assistant to the Dean.

Lori started her career at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1996, during which she has held administrative positions at the Henry Ford Estate and Natural Sciences. Since 2008, Lori has been the administrative specialist for the Department of Language, Culture, and Communication in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, which is comprised of 28 full- time faculty, 40 part-time faculty, five disciplines and an internship program.

Lori has been a Staff Senator since 2010 and has served as the chair of the Campus Morale and Engagement committee.  In addition, she has also served in the Campus Ambassador program,  Go Blue Goes Red, and several faculty and staff search committees.

Welcome to CEHHS, Lori!

Monday, June 23, 2014

CEHHS Welcomes New Doctoral Students

On Friday, June 20, the College of Education, Health, and Human Services Ed.D program hosted a reception and orientation for its sixth cohort.  Cohort Six was greeted by Dean Janine Janosky, several members of the CEHHS Department of Education faculty, and students from previous cohorts.

L-R: Dr. Susan Everett, Macell Myers,
Zeinab Sobh-Ahmed & Kellie Hughes 
Presentations from the Ed.D program directors, the Mardigian Library, Financial Aid, and Student Services culminated in a meet-and-greet with students and faculty in the Michigan Rooms in Fairlane Center South.

Cohort Six will begin coursework this Fall 2014.  Welcome to UM-Dearborn and CEHHS, Cohort Six!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Dr. Laura Reynolds named Associate Dean

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) announces that Dr. Laura K. Reynolds will be assuming the position of Associate Dean, effective 1 July 2014 pending approval from the University of Michigan Board of Regents.

Dr. Laura K. Reynolds
Dr. Reynolds joined the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2005 from the University of South Carolina where she earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.  Laura’s research, presentations, and publications focus on pre-service teacher preparation, learning theory, assessment and measurement, most recently focusing on higher education.  Laura has taught undergraduate courses including Educational Psychology, Introduction to Education and Adolescent Psychology as well as graduate courses including Quantitative Methodology, Research Methods and Classroom Assessment.  At UM-Dearborn, Laura has served on numerous campus-wide committees including the Vision 2020 Strategic Planning Committee and the Student Success Alliance and has functioned as an ex-officio member of the University Curriculum and Degree Committee (UCDC) and the Graduate and General Education sub-committees. She currently chairs the UCDC Assessment Sub-Committee.  For CEHHS, she has worked as a member of the former School of Education's Executive and Doctoral Program committees, and as the chair of the Tenure and Promotion Committee.  Most recently, Dr. Reynolds has coordinated our Higher Learning Commission re-accreditation self-study preparation and visit, and has served as the campus' Chief Assessment Officer.  

This is an exciting time for CEHHS, as two new faculty members will be joining us and three new academic programs in health and human services will begin this Fall as additions to our exemplary current education academic programs.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Reynolds as our Associate Dean.

-Dean Janosky

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ed.D Students' Publications & Presentations

John Branch, Cohort Three, has been recently published as an editor in Cased-based Learning in Higher Education.  

Aaron Kinzel, Cohort Five, presented "The Importance Of Education Within the Criminal Justice System" at the Toledoans for Prison Awareness for their second-annual prison awareness week.

Congratulations, John and Aaron!  Learn more about our Ed.D program and our students by visiting the program page as well as the Ed.D Facebook Group.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Directors Named in CEHHS

Recently, Dean Janosky announced and named the following director-level positions within the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.  This move helps organize administrative duties within the college.
Please join us in congratulating the faculty on their new positions!