A sampling of faculty, staff, student and alumni happenings:
Fourteen faculty members in the College earned promotions, effective September 2022: Samuel Brower (CUIN), Keith Butcher (ELPS), Tiffany J. Davis (ELPS), Marcel de Dios (PHLS), Kristen Hassett (ELPS), Jungeun “Jay” Lee (PHLS), An Nguyen (ELPS), April Peters-Hawkins (ELPS), Kristi Santi (ELPS), Nathan G. Smith (PHLS), Virginia Snodgrass Rangel (ELPS), Amber Thompson (CUIN), Rachael Whitaker (PHLS) and Margit Wiesner (PHLS).
Blake Allan, an associate professor and director of the counseling psychology doctoral program, has been selected to receive the 2022 Award for Emerging Leadership in Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Socioeconomic Status.
Guillermo Ortega, who earned a Ph.D. in higher education in 2020, received the 2022 Early Career Award in Education and Sport from the American Educational Research Association. Ortega is an assistant professor of higher education at the Idaho State University College of Education.
Robin Cox, who earned a B.S. in teaching in 2015, has been named 2022 Elementary Teacher of the Year at Fort Bend ISD.
Samantha Andrade, who earned a B.S. in teaching in 2021, has been named 2022 District Rookie Teacher of the Year at Fort Bend ISD.
Five faculty members earned UH Teaching Excellence Awards for 2021-22. Keith Butcher, who directs the College’s principal preparation program, was recognized in the clinical category. From the human development and family studies program, Toya Conston, Erica Jordan, Leslie Frankel and Saira Rab were recognized in the group teaching category.