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Department of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Christine Woodcock has authored a new e-book for teachers, titled Uniting the Science of Reading and Balanced Literacy With Social Justice. She also served as an author for the newly released edited textbook, titled Handbook of Research on Learner-Centered Approaches to Teaching in an Age of Transformational Change.
Living out Medaille’s mission of educating and developing empowered, civic-minded individuals who contribute to a healthy, diverse democracy, students and faculty from Medaille’s clinical psychology doctoral (PsyD) program participated in the March for Our Lives Rally in Buffalo on Saturday, June 11, to advocate for taking action to stop gun violence and to help raise awareness on related mental health topics.
The Medaille College Department of Business, Management & Leadership was proud to serve as the supporting sponsor of the National Association of Women Business Owners 2022 Leadership Academy, which was held in Tempe, Arizona, earlier this year. Assistant Professor of the Practice & MAOL Program Director Kristy F. Tyson, MBA, attended the event on behalf of the College.
Clinical Assistant Professor Hennessey Lustica, Ph.D., LMHC, has been selected as an ambassador fellow to the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Lustica is one of only seven 2022 Fellows at Ed selected from educators across the country. As part of her fellowship, she will lead a capstone project to design and implement professional development for teachers and administrators on mental health, trauma, collaboration and relationship building at the graduate training level.
Department of Science, Mathematics & Technology Chair and Professor of Mathematics Dr. Vochita Mihai has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Dr. Brian R. Shero Teaching Excellence & Campus Leadership Award. Announced each year at Commencement, this award is presented annually to a Medaille faculty member at Honors Convocation.
Department of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Caitlin Riegel, the program director for Medaille’s M.S.Ed. adolescent/secondary education and M.S.Ed. elementary education programs, gave a presentation at the national Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference this summer, focused on tools and tips for teaching in a post-COVID world and the smooth transition between in-person and online modalities.
The Department of Education Reading Center has partnered with the SPCA Serving Erie County and its Tale for Two Summer Reading Program. Led by Assistant Professor Dr. Christine Woodcock, students in the M.S.Ed. literacy education program have been tutoring children (ages 6-14) at the Reading Center this summer, and each morning, the children have gotten to read books to animals at the SPCA via Zoom.
Dr. Alice Villaseñor appeared as a virtual speaker at the 2021 Jane Austen Festival, “Race, Power & the Arts in Jane Austen’s World.” She presented on From Prada to Nada (2011), a film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (1811) set in Los Angeles, and discussed how the film uses Austen’s story of the displacement of the Dashwood women to highlight the displacement of Latinx communities.
Medaille has received over $1.2 million in renewed grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which will allow the College’s clinical mental health counseling students to continue to provide critical mental health services to medically underserved and at-risk populations within Buffalo, Rochester and the surrounding communities.
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies Professor of History Dr. Daniel Kotzin presented his research this May at the 2021 Teaching History Conference, “Challenges in Teaching & Learning History: Issues of Pedagogy & Content.” His presentation focused on teaching students to critically evaluate how slavery is taught.