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The University's reputation in the field of behavior analysis has led Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to appoint multiple people with WMU ties to a new board that will help license and regulate the profession.
Dr. Moi Mooi Lew, faculty specialist I, social-cultural studies in the Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies (TLES) department, Dr. James Muchmore, associate chair of the department and professor of socio-cultural studies, and Dr. Regena Nelson, chair of the department and professor of early childhood, have received a $112,458 STARTALK grant to implement Chinese teacher and student academies.
Dr. Ming Li, the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University, has been elected to serve on the Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI) Board of Directors.
Dr. Patricia Reeves, associate professor, and Dr. Jianping Shen, the John E. Sandberg Professor of Education and the Gwen Frostic Endowed Chair for Research and Innovation, have been selected as Distinguished Research and Creative Scholarship awardees by the Office of the Vice President of Research’s Research Recognition Committee.
Western Michigan University’s Excellence in Diversity Awards Selection Committee is honoring three individuals and an organization associated with the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD): Dr. Donna Talbot, Marcy L. Peake, and Dawnielle Simmons and the Student Assembly for Racial Equity and Cultural Inclusion (SAREC).
Dr. Stephanie Burns, assistant professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology along with Dr. Daniel Cruikshanks of Aquinas College published an article in the October 2017 issue of Counseling and Values.
Dr. Mary Z. Anderson has been elected to the board of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs. Dr. Mary L. Anderson has been appointed to the editorial board for the Journal of College Access.