A sampling of faculty, staff, student and alumni happenings:
Shawn Kent, an assistant professor in the special populations program, was named vice president of the Texas Council for Learning Disabilities. After his term ends, he will serve a one-year term as president starting July 1, 2021.
Julie Dunsmore, a professor of human development and family studies, has been elected to fellow status in the American Psychological Association’s Division 7 (developmental psychology)
Danielle Llaneza, a doctoral student in the counseling psychology program, has been selected as a peer-mentor for the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee for the Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Diversity Peer Collaboration Program.
Thomas Marshall, a student in the M.Ed. in higher education program, was named a policy fellow for the Intercultural Development Research Association Education Policy Fellows Program. The organization strives to achieve equal educational opportunity for all children and prepare them to succeed in college.
Zainab Al-Shidhani, a doctoral student in the curriculum and instruction – learning, design and technology program, has won the Association for Educational Communications and Technology’s “Outstanding Practice by a Student in Educational Technology in an International Setting” award.