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!

Welcome New CEHHS Faculty!

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services is pleased to welcome new tenure track faculty to the unit!

Dr. Natalie Sampson is our first tenure track hire within the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Sampson holds a Ph.D. from U of M-Ann Arbor’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health, a M.P.H. from Portland State University’s School of Community Health, and a B.S. from U of M-Ann Arbor’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment. Natalie’s research focuses on a variety of environmental planning issues, including climate change, freight transport, land use, and water infrastructure— primarily as these topics relate to public health and environmental justice. Over the last several years, she has collaborated with diverse community partners to conduct and translate research as part of U of M’s Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center and the Environmental Health Sciences’ Community Outreach and Engagement Core. Natalie also has experience in instructional development, and recently worked as a graduate teaching consultant with U of M’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.

The Department of Education is pleased to hire Mr. David Hill, who is currently a doctoral candidate in the Program of Special Education, in the Department of Instruction & Learning, at the University of Pittsburgh. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Middle Tennessee State University, a Master of Education in Special Education & Disability Services from the University of North Florida, and a Master of Studies in Law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  Mr. Hill spent 11 years in K-12 education as a National Board Certified Teacher and administrator working with students with intellectual disabilities, autism, emotional disturbance, and learning disabilities.  Mr. Hill has been involved with multiple research projects involving reading interventions for students with intellectual disabilities and he served as a Task Development Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment.  David’s dissertation focuses on reading interventions for students with intellectual disabilities and is scheduled for defense in mid-June.