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Volume 34, Number 10, June 18 - July 1, 2012

DOCTORAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM ACCREDITED BY APA

The Texas Woman’s University doctoral program in school psychology recently was accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the national accrediting authority for professional education and training in psychology.

The TWU program received a seven-year accreditation — the maximum accreditation period awarded by the association.  The accreditation is retroactive to 2011 and will continue through the year 2018. 

The accreditation certifies that the program has met the rigorous training standard established by the APA.

“National accreditation is an important validation of the hard work our faculty do on a daily basis to train school psychologists,” said Dr. Daniel C. Miller, professor and chair of the TWU Department of Psychology and Philosophy.  “This accreditation is important to the university, the department, the program and, ultimately to the graduate students who choose TWU for their education.”

Dr. Denise Maricle, director of the doctoral school psychology program, said graduates of the program work not only in schools, but also in hospitals and private practice.  Many are in leadership positions, she said, adding, “APA accreditation will help our program continue to attract quality students.”

Dr. Maricle said APA accreditation was among her priorities when she became director of the program in 2006.  The formal application process began in 2008 with a consultant’s review of the program to ensure that the doctoral program curriculum met national training standards.

For more information on APA accreditation, visit www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.

TWU REGENTS APPROVE FACULTY PROMOTIONS AND TENURE

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting June 1.

Professor Dr. Connie Briggs (reading) was granted tenure. Associate professors Sandra Brackenridge (sociology/social work), Michelle Hays (visual arts), Dr. Shann-Hwa Hwang (family sciences), Dr. Peggy Malone (teacher education) and Dr. Kimberly Miloch (kinesiology) also received tenure.  Also, associate professor Dr. Denise Maricle (psychology/philosophy) was named professor and granted tenure and assistant professor Dr. Manal Omary (chemistry/biochemistry) received tenure.

Associate professors Dr. Lettie Albright (reading), Dr. Joyce Armstrong (family sciences), Dr. Mark Britt (chemistry/biochemistry), Dr. Cynthia Gill (communication sciences), Dr. Gerald Goodman (health care administration – Houston), Dr. David Nichols (kinesiology), Dr. Elaine Trudelle-Jackson (physical therapy – Dallas) and Dr. Sharon Wang (physical therapy – Dallas) were named professors.  Associate clinical professor Lois Oquin (nursing) also was promoted to clinical professor.

Assistant professors Dr. Patrick Bayne (music/drama), Dr. Jacob Blosser (history/government), Dr. Rita DelloStritto (nursing  - Houston), Dr. Karen Dunlap (teacher education), Dr. Claudia Haag (reading), Dr. Brian Harding (psychology/philosophy), Dr. Hyuk-Jin Lee (library and information studies), Dr. Chad Smith (communication sciences), Dr. Kerry Webb (business) and Vicki Zeigler (nursing) were promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.  Assistant professor Dr. Roberta Toms (nursing - Houston) was promoted to associate professor.

Assistant clinical professors Laura Moorer-Cook (communication sciences - Dallas), Jennifer Wilson (nursing – Dallas) and Alisa Woods (communication sciences) were promoted to associate clinical professor.  Clinical instructor Paula Chance (communication sciences) was promoted to assistant clinical professor. 

Several retiring faculty were awarded emeritus status by the Regents.  Dr. Judith Bean, associate professor of English, Speech and Foreign Languages; Dr. Christine Beatty, professor of dental hygiene; Sharon Benge, professor of drama; Dr. Margaret Compton, professor of reading; Patricia Devereaux, senior lecturer of history and government; and Dr. Betty MacNeill, associate professor of physical therapy in Houston were named professor emerita.  Dr. Lloyd Kinnison, professor of teacher education; Dr. Kelley Moseley, professor of health care administration in Houston; and Dr. Mohamed Sabbahi, professor of physical therapy in Houston were named professor emeritus.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

Volunteers are sought to assist students at information tables during the first week of classes, Aug. 27-30.  Tables will be set up in ASB, CFO, MCL and ASSC.  For more information, contact Laura Hensley at 81-3308 or lhensley1@twu.edu.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

An article by Dr. Jake Blosser (history & government) titled, “John Tillotson’s Latitudinarian Legacy: Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy, and the Pursuit of Happiness” (Anglican & Episcopal History, June 2011) has been awarded the Nelson Burr Prize by the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church for the best overall article appearing in Anglican & Episcopal History in 2011.

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) has co-edited a book titled “Web-Based and Blended Educational Tools and Innovations” with Nikos Karacapilidis and Eugenia Ng, published by Information Science Reference.  The book contributes to the search for better teaching methods by exploring the technical, social, cultural, organizational, human, cognitive and commercial impact of technology in education.  ISBN 978-1-4666-2025-4 (print & perpetual access).

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: June 18 - July 1, 2012

Mon., June 18           
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., June 19

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., June 20

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thurs., June 21

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., June 22

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., June 23

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sun., June 24

  • Library open 2-10 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-10 p.m.

Mon., June 25

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., June 26

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., June 27

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thurs., June 28

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., June 29

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., June 30

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sun., July 1

  • Library open 2-10 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-10 p.m.

Submission Information

Newsbrief Submissions
Information and news about activities, programs or TWU people may be sent to the Office of Marketing and Communication through campus mail or by e-mail to info@twu.edu. The deadline to receive information is the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. for the following week. Student information for the “People” section is not published unless it is submitted by or in conjunction with a faculty member and that faculty member’s related activities.

TWU People Submissions
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