The National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education recognized David Strahan, the Taft B. Botner Distinguished Professor of Elementary and Middle Grades Education at WCU, as the 2012 Outstanding Middle Level Professor. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.
The college congratulates Valerie Mazzotti, assistant professor of special education, for winning the college’s Exemplary Research Award. The college also congratulates Steve Wargo, academic advisor with TRACS, for winning the college’s Exemplary Service Award.
Our college congratulates the following faculty members for being nominated for the Taft Botner Distinguished Teaching Award: Heather Thompson Rainey, Department of Human Services; Ellen Sigler, Department of Psychology; and Kelly Tracy, School of Teaching and Learning.
Congratulations to the six students in our college that were selected for the Southern Conference Academic All-Conference team for Fall 2012: Bevan Robbs (Football, Elementary Education), Laura Greb (Soccer, Health & PE), McKenzie Hallstrom (Soccer, Health & PE), Katie Salmons (Soccer, Psychology), Chase Fisher (Cross Country, Health & PE), and Leah Butler (Volleyball, Psychology). For more information, see the Catamount Athletics news article.
Kia Asberg, assistant professor of psychology, has been awarded the Deborah L. Rhatigan Early Career Award for Excellence in Violence Research, presented by the Child Maltreatment & Interpersonal Violence Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.
Dr. Kia Asberg, assistant professor in Psychology, has been given the Early Career Award for Excellence in Violence Research by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). ABCT is an interdisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of a scientific approach to the understanding and amelioration of problems of the human condition.