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May Faculty/Staff Notables

by UofL Today last modified May 10, 2011 09:11 AM

Submitted faculty and staff notable activity.

Professional Associations

Daya Singh Sandhu, professor, educational and counseling psychology, will serve as a professional member of the American Counseling Association’s International Committee for next three years. The committee’s purpose is to promote, respect and recognize the global interdependence among individuals, organizations and societies. It also build bridges and promotes meaningful relationships between ACA and organizations outside the United States.

 Professional Awards

Whitney Nash, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, assistant professor, School of Nursing, has received the Outstanding Faculty Practice award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties for her leadership at the Kentucky Racing Health Services Center at Churchill Downs. Nash has been KRHSC director since its inception in 2005. The not-for-profit nurse-managed care center is a joint venture between the Kentucky Racing Health and Welfare Fund and UofL that provides free, comprehensive health care services to backside track workers and their families. It has served about 2,500 patients.

Tia Johnson, academic counselor, College of Education & Human Development Advising Center, has received an outstanding advising certificate of merit in the category of Academic Advising – Primary Role from the National Academic Advising Association. She also will receive the Regional Outstanding Award for the NACADA Mid-South Region 3 in the Outstanding Primary Adviser category.

Tamara Yohannes, assistant professor, English, has received an outstanding advising certificate of merit in the Faculty Adacemic Advising category from the National Academic Advising Association.


Ann Larson, vice dean, College of Education and Human Development, presented at the annual National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Conference in April on assessment systems and their importance to accreditation, institutions and policy makers. Larson and Starr Lewis, teaching and learning, also presented at the Senate Bill 1 workshop at Western Kentucky University in late April. Read the Glasgow Daily Times story.

Mary Hums, professor, health and sport sciences, delivered the University of Dayton’s Department of Health and Sport Studies’ Dorothy Drees Scholar Lecture in April. Her talk was titled “Sport Managers: Stewards through Sport or Money Changers in the Temple?”


Blaine Hudson, dean, College of Arts and Sciences, collaborated with Mervin Aubespin and Kenneth Clay on the new book, “Two Centuries of Black Louisville, a Photographic History.” It is published by Butler Books, Louisville.

Melissa Shirley, assistant professor, teaching and learning, published “The Practicality of Implementing Connected Classroom Technology in Secondary Mathematics and Science Classrooms” in the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, Vol. 9, Issue 2, 2011. Her co-authors are K.E. Irving, V.A. Sanalan, S.J. Pape,and D.T. Owens. Full article (pdf)

Diane Kyle, professor, and Christine Sherretz, assistant professor, both in teaching and learning, wrote the chapter “Improved Learning for All Partners” in “Investigating University-School Partnerships,” a book edited by J. Nath, I.N. Guadarrama, and J. Ramsy, and published by Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC.

Scholarly Honors

Karla Washington, assistant professor, Kent School, was one of 11 faculty selected nationwide as a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar. This two-year support will allow her to pursue a line of research related to gerontology and to develop her skills to become a national leader in the field. Kent School faculty Annatjie Faul and Noell Rowan previously have received this honor.

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