The Nineteenth Annual Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics (BASS) Symposium founded by Dr. Karl Peace in 1994, provided biostatistics students a unique opportunity to attend courses taught by the world’s leading authorities in the biopharmaceutical industry, academia and government. Peace and the JPHCOPH provided nearly $12,000 in funding for students to attend the conference in Savannah, Ga.
Inspirational Insights for Educators
A new book co-edited by College of Education professor Robert Lake features a collection of letters intended to inspire present and future educators who face educational challenges shaped by bureaucratic, economic and cultural forces. Lake said the personal letters by educators and non-educators in We Saved the Best for You: Letters of Hope, Imagination and Wisdom for 21st Century Educators, are inspirational but also have a “scholarly backbone,” and are serious discussions about serious issues in teaching and the field of education. Other COE faculty contributors to the book include James Jupp, Julie Maudlin, William Reynolds, and Wendy Chambers who created the cover photograph.
Students Score First Round Matches
Six of seven students in the Psy.D. program who applied for clinical internships “matched” on the first round. The highly competitive internship matching service is similar to the system for medical school residency – applicants interview at several internship sites, and then the student and site rank their order of preference. “The fact that six of our seven applicants matched on the first round speaks very highly of the fine work our program is doing in preparing students,” said Department of Psychology chair Michael Nielsen. “The highest matches are selected for the year-long internship that is required for the Psy.D. degree and professional licensure,” he added.
Nursing Educator Honored
Professor Elaine Marshall, Ph.D., RN was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing at a ceremony in Washington D.C. Marshall, the Bulloch Healthcare Endowed Chair in the School of Nursing, was bestowed one of the highest honors in the discipline of nursing. The Academy described her career as one of “sustained leadership in nursing education, significant scholarship to enhance health outcomes of underserved families dealing with chronic conditions and special needs, and engagement in scholarship that brings perspective and highlights the significance of history to influence health care and policy.” Marshall was also recognized for her book, Transformational Leadership in Nursing, which was honored by the American Journal of Nursing as a recent Book of the Year.
Prose Award Winner
Oxford Bibliographies Online won the 2012 PROSE Award for eProduct/Best Multidiscipline Platform. Georgia Southern University Geology and Geography professor Mark Welford is a founding Board Member and currently serves as a Sustaining Advisory Board Member of the online geography research tool. The PROSE Awards recognize the best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals and electronic content in more than 40 categories.
Researching the Coastal Plain
A faculty member from the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology has joined the University’s expanding research efforts in Georgia’s Coastal Plain region through an interdisciplinary research group that is driving innovative new programs, providing collaborations around the state and increasing education and outreach.
Civil engineering professor George Fu is collaborating with molecular biology professor Tiehang Wu on the development of Pre Biofilters for water treatment. According to biology professor Danny Gleason, the research group’s team leader, the purpose of the study is to find an innovative, cost-effective surface water treatment process in order to stimulate use of more surface water from local rivers in place of groundwater where possible. Therefore, the problem of seawater intrusion will be mitigated and the deterioration of groundwater quality will be slowed down in Georgia’s Coastal Plain region. The Coastal Plain region may have to rely on these rivers as a future drinking water source.
Campbell Selected for Endowed Chair
Constance Campbell, Ph.D., professor of management in the College of Business Administration (COBA), has been named the W.E. Carter Chair in Business Administration. Recipients of the chair advance the teaching of leadership in business. Campbell teaches the Leadership course in the MBA program and conducts community outreach programs on leadership in business.
The distinguished chair was established in 1999 with a gift of $500,000 from Mildred C. Jenkins in honor of her late father, W.E. Carter, Sr. and late brother, W.E. Carter, Jr. In 2000, the State of Georgia matched her gift, creating the $1 million Eminent Scholar position. “Dr. Campbell exemplifies the outstanding faculty we have at Georgia Southern University,” said Bill Wells, Ph.D., interim dean of COBA.
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