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A Jane Austen scholar, Dr. Villaseñor was invited to write a review of the 2020 film Emma for the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, an interdisciplinary scholarly society based in the United Kingdom that promotes the study of all aspects of 18th-century history, literature and culture.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Director of Diversity & Inclusion Kenya Hobbs focuses on the lessons he has learned from women throughout his life, from his own daughters to some of the dynamic women leaders at Medaille College.
Department of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Caitlin Riegel, the program director for Medaille College’s M.S.Ed. adolescent/secondary education and M.S.Ed. elementary education programs, has recently presented at two national conferences, sharing her research and expertise as it relates to COVID-age topics of teaching educators and instructing in a virtual environment.
Medaille has named nearly 400 students to the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester. Undergraduate students who meet the requirements of a minimum of 12 credit hours and who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for all credit hours carried during that semester are placed on the Dean’s List.
On Friday, April 30, Medaille College will host its fourth annual Student Research, Scholarship & Creativity Day — a symposium of presentations and creative works, showcasing the incredible work of Medaille’s undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Keith Klostermann has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation Board-Certified TeleMental Health Training Award, based on his outstanding experience and commitment to the counseling and supervision field.
As we celebrate Black History Month, Director of Diversity & Inclusion Kenya Hobbs reflects on the Black pioneers who overcame unthinkable challenges in the fight for civil rights in this country. He outlines their refusal to quit, even in the face of tremendous challenges, as an example we can collaboratively follow to make a positive impact in our communities.
Communication & Sport Communication Program Director Dr. Juli Hinds’ paper entitled “Rebooting Engaged Pedagogy: Strategies for Making Online Classrooms Dynamic, Inclusive and Holistic during the COVID-19 Era and Beyond” has been accepted by the scientific committee of the 2nd World Conference on Teaching and Education after double blind peer review. She will virtually present the paper at the conference on February 19.
Associate Professor Keith Klostermann, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC, recently co-authored a manuscript entitled “Deliberate Practice Makes Perfect: Improving Therapist Effectiveness,” in collaboration with clinical mental health counseling alumna and clinical psychology doctoral program student Emma Papagni ’17 and local psychologist Theresa Mignone, Ph.D.
Director of Diversity & Inclusion Kenya Hobbs reflects on the latest challenges our nation is facing, and sets out five resolutions that can help us all as we navigate these tumultuous and uncertain times together. “Making the world better begins with making you better,” he says.