Recent Faculty Awards & News

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Bertina Hildreth-Combes

Faculty Success Equals Student Success

Vital faculty members understand the importance of mentoring whether it is helping a colleague navigate departmental tenure and promotion policies or advising a first-time in college freshmen. Nowhere is the value of mentoring more evident than here on the UNT campus where faculty members, like Dr. Bertina Hildreth-Combes, associate professor in the College of Education, make mentoring an integral part of their work in the academy. During her 18-year tenure at UNT, Combes has mentored numerous students and faculty. Her mentor-mentee relationship with Frankie Norris, a PhD candidate in Special Education, is a perfect example of Combes' long-term commitment to helping students find their way and realize their dreams. Full story...

 

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Jan Holden

Paper selected by Audio-Digest Foundation for CME's

Last fall, the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE) held its first annual conference with two days of invited papers by leading figures in the field of spirituality and counseling. Jan Holden was asked to present a paper on aftereffects of spiritually transformative experiences, which was the only paper selected by Audio-Digest Foundation as its first 2013 program for Continuing Medical Education credit in the Psychology section. ADF has over 20,000 subscribers.

 

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Wendy Middlemiss

How to talk to children about teen suspect and people who died in West and in Boston Marathon bombings

Children, as well as parents, should be shook up at seeing the sweet face of eight-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester, Mass., who was one of the three people killed in the Boston Marathon bombings. Dr. Wendy Middlemiss, associate professor of educational psychology in the University of North Texas' College of Education, shares thoughts on how to talk about that as well as the shock of so many heroic first responders and others who died in the explosions in West, Texas. Full story at the Dallas Morning News...

 

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Jim Morrow

Regents Professor Jim Morrow Maximizes Faculty Development Leave

Successful faculty development leaves don't just happen by accident. Just ask Dr. Jim Morrow, Regents Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation, who completed his semester-long leave in the fall of 2011. Morrow, an expert in physical fitness, activity and health outcomes, leveraged his international reputation to develop and strengthen research collaborations across three different continents in four months. Full story...

 

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Dee Ray

How to talk to kids about Boston Marathon bombings: advice from UNT's Dee C. Ray

It's hard to know what to say to kids about the Boston Marathon bombing, and even more difficult when they see the face of an eight-year-old child, Martin Richard, as one of the victims. Dee C. Ray, professor of counseling and director of the University of North Texas' Child and Family Resource Clinic, which offers counseling to children, adolescents, adults, companies and families in the Denton County area, has this advice: View full Dallas Morning News story...

Top 25 Women Professors in Texas

Dee Ray made the list of Top 25 Women Professors in Texas by Online Schools Texas. The women in the list represent an impressive collection of professors in the state of Texas who have demonstrated unswerving dedication to their fields and to their students. Each has recently been awarded or recognized for their outstanding efforts in the classroom.

 

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Jeanne Tunks

Crossing Borders: Faculty Development Leave Bridges Mathematics Pedagogy

Jeanne Tunks called the picturesque town of Antigua, Guatemala 'home' during her Faculty Development Leave. For six months, Dr. Tunks, Associate Professor in Teacher Education and Administration, researched pedagogy of mathematics in public, private, and jungle primary schools. Her research explored instructional methods, learning expectations, and curricular support systems for learning mathematics in Guatemala. Full story...

 

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Carol Wickstrom

Top 25 Women Professors in Texas

Carol Wickstrom made the list of Top 25 Women Professors in Texas by Online Schools Texas. The women in the list represent an impressive collection of professors in the state of Texas who have demonstrated unswerving dedication to their fields and to their students. Each has recently been awarded or recognized for their outstanding efforts in the classroom.