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The College of Education is pleased to welcome two new faculty members, Arie Greenleaf, Ph.D., and Kevin Roessger.
Dr. Arie Greenleaf will join our School Counseling program. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas and earned his doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision at the University of Iowa. He also obtained his M.Ed. degree in Community Counseling from Clemson University. His dissertation focused on the resources: human agency, hardiness and proactive personality for emerging adults in the college-to-career transition. His specialization is in social justice and human wellness.
Kevin Roessger will work with our Adult Education and Training program. He is currently completing his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin in Adult and Continuing Education Leadership. His focus is Adult and Continuing Education Leadership, and his dissertation investigates the impact of formal reflective activities on skill-adaption in work-related instrumental learning settings. He received a M.S. in Adult and Continuing Education Leadership from the University of Wisconsin and specialized in Administration and Program Development.
The College of Education Master in Teaching program's Director of Teacher Education, Dr. Margit McGuire, has been appointed to the Washington State Charter School Commission along with eight other members. For further details, read about her appointment at the Seattle Times
Dr. Carol Weaver, who has retired from teaching this fall after 23 years of service to the College of Education's Adult Education and Training program, received the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award at the upcoming Alumni Awards Celebration on April 16. Maureen Benoliel, a 1971 College of Education alumna, also received an award for outstanding university service. President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., Seattle University’s Alumni Board of Governors, and the Office of Alumni Relations announced the university’s 2013 Alumni Awards recipients on February 7. Read more about how these women have contributed to the College of Education and Seattle University.
Dr. Song has spend the past 10 years focusing his research on school climates, bullying prevention and developing an assessment program for low-resource schools. Bullying isn't the only social justice issue for which Dr. Song is pasionate. Along with his fellow editors, Dr. Song present the newest book, School Psychology and Social Justice: Conceptual Foundations and Tools for Practice (Routledge, 2012). This book provides a framework for School Psychology students, practitioners, supervisors and professors to address social injustices in schools. It is the first publication of its kind to intersect social justice with the field of School Psychology.
Dr. Bill O'Connell, associate professor in Counseling and School Psychology, co-authored an article titled, "The hope and healing response team program model: A social work intervention for clergy abuse," that was published in the Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics. O'Connell is a dually licensed counselor and social worker in Ohio. He also co-presented a peer reviewed publication at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Based on more than two decades of experience as a special education teacher and behavioral specialist, Dr. Bridget Walker and her colleague, Dr. Douglas Cheney from the University of Washington, have published a guidebook and assessment tool to help schools become more effective learning environments. The manual is the first of its kind to match strategies with a team assessment to help improve instructional approaches for students' social behavior.
Dr. Katherine Schlick Noe's first novel, "Something to Hold" (Clarion Books), is a 2012 Washington State Book Award winner! The book, based on her own childhood experiences living on Indian reservations in Washington and Oregon, was published in December 2011. Read More about the award; Read more about "Something to Hold"
The College of Education welcomes Dr. Amy Rose as this year’s William Allen Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor, a position sponsored by the Boeing Company. A professor of Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University since 1986, Dr. Rose will assume her appointment at Seattle University in September and will serve in the role throughout the 2012-13 academic year. Dr. Rose is a nationally recognize academic who has contributed extensively to the field of Adult Education. Read More
Stephanie Guerra, adjunct professor in the Literacy for Special Needs program, has just published her debut novel, Torn, a contemporary story of the troubles of late adolescence and the complexities of female friendship. Read more about the book. Watch a Trailer.
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