From awards and honors to promotions and career advancement, learn how JWU graduate students, doctoral candidates, alumni and faculty are becoming leaders in the education field. Here are just a few of their recent accomplishments:
David Alba - Alum Wins NERA AwardCongratulations to David Alba ‘11 EdD, who won of the Lorne H. Woollatt Distinguished Paper Award for his “Perceptions of Crisis Preparedness among Rhode Island Public School Administrators and First Responders."
Felice Billups - Educational Leadership Professor Published in NERA Researcher
Felice Billups' paper "Qualitative Data Analysis: An Overview for
Beginning" was published in the March 2012 edition of The NERA
Researcher, a quarterly newsletter for members of the Northeastern
Educational Research Association.
Debra CohenELP alumni Debra Cohen, EdD, has joined the Regis College community as the new Director of Academic Advising. Previous to her new position at Regis College, Cohen served as Director of Student Athlete Affairs at University of Rhode Island. She is currently serving as President of Rhode Island Women in Higher Education.
Karin EdwardsCongratulation to ELP alumni Karin Edwards, EdD, Dean of Student Development at Three Rivers Community College, who has been named the winner of the NASPA Region I Scott Goodnight Award-Outstanding Performance as a Dean.
Robert Gable Wins 2012 Best Original Research AwardCongratulations to Robert Gable, director of our graduate school’s Center for Research and Evaluation, for honors he received as co-author with Cheryl Beck from the University of Connecticut for two recent journal articles.
first article contained an invited data analysis for postpartum
depression survey data gathered by Carol Sakala of the Childbirth
Connection in NY and Eugene Declercq from Boston University from a
national survey of 1573 mothers participating in a federally-funded
project titled “Listening to Mothers.” This article, titled
“Postpartum Depressive Symptomatology: Results from a Two-Stage US
National Survey,” was published October 2011 in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 56(5), 427-435.The
article received the 2012 Best Original Research Award from
the American College of Nurse Midwives. The presentation of the award
certificate and honorarium will be at the ACNM Annual Meeting &
Exposition in Long Beach, CA in October.
The second article by Beck and Gable, entitled Secondary Traumatic Stress in Labor and Delivery Nurses: A Mixed Methods Study, analyzed quantitative and qualitative data from a national sample of 464 labor and delivery room nurses. This
"in press" article, in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and
Neonatal Nursing, was invited by the International Marcé Society
Biennial Congress to be presented at their October meeting in Paris as
part of a symposium entitled Contribution of Nurse Researchers to
Advancing the Science of Perinatal Mental Health.
Wallis JohnsonCongratulations go to doctoral student, Wallis Johnson, who was selected as the Capitol Region Education Council Public Safety Academy 2013 Teacher of the Year.
Kara KolomitzKara Kolomitz, doctoral student in the Higher Education cohort, was recently appointed Vice President of Student Affairs at Regis College.
DeLois Traynum Lindsey - Doctoral Student Honored for Impact Congratulations to student DeLois Traynum Lindsey, University of Hartford's assistant vice president for student development.
She is highlighted in this America East conference video for “putting the community first.”
Jason Masterson - EdD Candidate Wins RI Association of School Principals Award "He
makes you feel as if your child is the most important child in the
school," one parent says of doctoral candidate Jason Masterson,
assistant principal at North Cumberland Middle School.
Tonianne Napolitano - Doctoral Student Named Cranston PrincipalDoctoral student Tonianne Napolitano has been named principal of Garden City School in Cranston, RI. Tonianne previously served as assistant principal at Birchwood Middle School in Providence, RI for over two years.
Claudia Pouravelis - Doctoral Graduate Promoted to Dean at RegisClaudia
Pouravelis '12 EdD has been promoted from director, Graduate Admission
& Programs Outreach to associate dean, Graduate Affairs at Regis
College in Weston, MA.
Leslie Williams - Alum Named Dean at University of Northern IowaLeslie
Williams '12 EdD has been appointed to the position of dean of students
at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Since 2004,
Dr. Williams had served as director, Student Conduct and Commuter
Affairs at the University of Rhode Island.
Bethany Zemba - Yale Promotes Doctoral Graduate Bethany Zemba '11 EdD has received her second promotion in six months at Yale. She is now assistant dean, Strategic Affairs, Communications, and Research at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
“I credit this promotion in large part to my Educational Leadership doctoral degree,” Bethany says. “So many thanks again for pushing me through. Clearly the hard work has more than paid off!”
“Teaching is not pouring info into students,” Dennis Littky, PhD tells our grad students. “It’s unearthing the potential within each person.” read more