Thomas J. Webb is in his eighth year as principal of Carterville Intermediate School. Over this time, Team CIS has been recognized as a Model Professional Learning Community (PLC) school, an Illinois EMPOWER Peer Learning Partner, and earned an Exemplary ESSA Designation from the Illinois State Board placing Carterville Intermediate School in the top 10% of all elementary schools in the state. Mr. Webb remains focused on a team approach and is forever grateful for the leadership, drive, passion, and commitments of all the members on Team CIS. This honor of being recognized as the Shawnee Region Elementary Principal of the year from the IPA is a humbling experience, and he owes it to the amazing people he works with!
ALEXANDER MAXWELL COMES IN FIRST AT AFA
Current second year CSP student, Alexander Maxwell, at the Order of Omega at the 2018 Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Paired with a graduate student from Ball State, the two won first place in the Case Study Competition. Alex also received an Order of Omega Master’s Fellowship from AFA worth $1,000. The organization bestows the competitive award on graduate students for their effort to promote and improve fraternity and sorority life.
DANIEL BOOTH NAMED 2018 SIU DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENT
Our very own EAHE alumnus and current Ph.D. candidate, Daniel Booth, has been named an SIU Distinguished Alumni award recipient for Young Alumni Achievement! Currently serving as Carbondale Community High School Principal, Mr. Booth has served as assistant principal, dean of students, health/driver education teacher, and assistant boys’ basketball and track coach. On July 1 he will move into the role of Carbondale Elementary School District 95 Superintendent. A native of Peoria, Illinois, Booth arrived at SIU in 2002. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 2006 in health education and in 2010 received a master’s degree in education administration.
Daniel will be honored on Friday, April 27th at a ceremony to take place at Guyon Auditorium, Morris Library at 3:30pm.
CSP STUDENTS SHINE AT 2018 EDUCATION AND LAW CONFERENCE
Two of our own CSP students gave presentations at this year's 2018 SIU Education and Law Conference.
Second year CSP student Jenevieve Nelson presented "The Persistent Journey: Intercultural Competence in Student Affairs". Jenevieve's presentation addressed three main areas - 1) understanding definitions and models of intercultural competence; 2) emphasizing the need for intercultural competence among the Student Affairs practitioners; and 3) examining methods for helping practitioners and students gain practical skills for building a more inclusive campus for international students.
First year CSP student Alexander Maxwell presented "There’s No Rules, Right?: Implementing FIPG Risk Management Policies Into Higher Education Settings". In this presentation Alexander reviewed notorious national cases of fraternities and sororities getting into trouble. He then went through the FIPG risk management policies that these organizations follow, and how these risk management policies can be implemented in areas other than fraternity and sorority life.
CSP SECOND YEAR GABRIELLE WILLIAMS CREATES NEW LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
As a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Engagement, Gabrielle Williams, wanted to make a difference. She created Emerging Salukis, an eight-week leadership academy deigned to prepare Freshmen and Sophomore students to become successful and professional leaders on campus and in their communities. Gabrielle, a second year CSP student, is the Program Director Emerging Salukis, and she curated three of the eight educational leadership modules, which include; 1) Professional Etiquette; 2) Goal-Setting; and 3) Identity Salience team building. The Emerging Salukis just had their first graduating ceremony in March.
CSP ALUMNA, DEB MORIARTY, FEATURED 2017 SALUKI STORIES
One of our very own alumna, Ceb Moriarty, was included in the Fall 2017 Graduate Saluki Stories. Deb discusses her graduate student experience here in the CSP program and it's contribution to her professional success. You can read more about Deb and her feature here.
EAHE'S SUPERINTENDENT ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM EARNS RECOGNITION & CERTIFICATION
EAHE's recently redesigned Superintendent Endorsement Program has recently been evaluated, earning certification and national recognition. The Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board, an Illinois State Board of Education unit, approved the redesigned program this fall. In addition, SIU’s superintendent program earned “National Recognition Status” from CAEP, the first program within the college to do so. For more information about the program and its recogniation, please see this College's feature on the program here.
EAHE DOCTORAL STUDENT EVAN BROWN CREATES INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH INITIATIVE
Second year Higher Education doctoral student, Evan Brown, is pushing new boundaries - literally. He has created a non-profit organization called "Meet & Teach" designed to provide disadvantaged youth with educational hands-on workshops. Cape Town, South Africa is one of the organization’s main locations. To read more about the amazing work Evan and this organization is doing, please see our feature on him here.
DR. STEVE WEBB FEATURED IN EDUCATION WEEK
EAHE's own Dr. Steve Webb, a superintendent of Goreville Community Unit School District 1 in Goreville was recently featured in the article article, "Principal Prep Gets Makeover in Illinois" in Education Week. Dr. Webb is noted for his leadership and was named the 2016 Superintendent of Distinction by his colleagues in the Shawnee Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA). To read more about Dr. Webb and the great work he's doing please click here.
Grad earns first joint law/higher education degree
Written by Stephanie Esters of the Southern
After earning his undergraduate degree in political science and journalism from the University of Arkansas, Cameron Woods knew that he also wanted to earn a law degree and an advanced degree in higher education. Read More >>
Diversity, Dialogue and Distinction | Jenevieve Nelson
Jenevieve Nelson is featured in the SIU's Graduate School's, Saluki Stories, Spring 2017 publication. Read Ms. Nelson's comments >>https://gradschool.siu.edu/gss/
EAHE 2016 News
Dr. Patrick Dilley, Associate Professor of Higher Education and Qualitative Research, authored a new book. The Transformation of Women’s Collegiate Education: The Legacy of Virginia Gildersleeve, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in December of 2016. Dilley, a historian of education, examined how and why higher education expanded and changed between 1890 and 1950; he did so primarily through chronicling the life and endeavors of Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve. For more information about this exciting new book and its importance to higher education, please follow the link here.
Candice Sewell, a first year CSP student, wrote an essay that is currently featured on the National Association of Student Personne Administrators' Region IV-E website. Candice's essay, entitle "Reflecting on My NASPA IV-E Experience" discusses her engagement and lessons learned from attending the organization's regional conference. To read this great essay, just follow the link here.
A critical paper on the importance of teaching diversity written by EAHE Teaching Assistants Johnathan Flowers, Jon Gorgosz, and Sylvia Gray.
The paper, "In Case You Missed It: Teaching Diversity Still Matters", focuses on the need and importance of centering diversity in college instruction in order to cultivate the next generation of educators. You can have an exclusive, advance peek at the article here.
Charley Cass, Principal of Central Junior High School in Frankfort Community Unit School District 168 was recognized by the Illinois Principal Association (IPA) as the 2016 Middle School Principal of the Year. [L -R] Dr. Tony Smith, state superintendent, and Paula Crane, IPA President, are pictured with him.
Darien Abadie, a second-year College and Student Personnel graduate student, has been named the 2016 Region V Graduate Assistant of the Year by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). This award is given to an outstanding graduate student at a member institution of Region V who has shown exemplary performance in the college union/student activities field and commendable service to ACUI.
Sylvia Gray, a doctoral candidate in the Educational Administration and Higher Education program, was awarded the 2015-2016 College of Education and Human Services Graduate Teaching Award. This award recognizes a graduate assistant who has demonstrated outstanding undergraduate teaching. Sylvia describes her teaching philosophy as meeting students where they are and walking the rest of the way together.
Dr. Saran Donahoo, Associate Professor, Program Chair, and Director of the College Student Personnel Program, will be receiving the 2016 NASPA Region IV-East Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs through Teaching Award this November. The recipient of this award is a recognized faculty member in a Region IV-East college personnel professional preparation program who has contributed to the profession through the development of professionals, research and publication, and their active involvement with professional organization(s).
EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION ALUMNUS, DR. LARRY LOVEL, NAMED SUPERINTENDENT OF TRICO COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 176
Our very own, Larry Lovel, Ph.D. ('16), has been named the new superintendent of Trico Community Unit School District 176. Dr. Lovel formerly served as principal of General John A. Logan Attendance Center. You can read more about his new position and background here.
Jessica Daniels, a second year Master’s student in the College Student Personnel(CSP)program, will be presenting her paper "Getting Back to the Basics" at this year's NASPA Region IV-W/E Conference. The theme of the conference is "In The Heart of it All" and will focus on people, places, and the purpose of the profession. Jessica's presentation will provide student affair professionals information on self-care, and ways to maintain professional motivation. Jessica says that with recent incidents happening on college campuses such as racial tensions, student affairs professionals may be under pressure, and that her presentation is intended to stymie those feelings or help easy them so that student affair professionals can propel student success.
Dr. Sosanya Jones has been named as the 2016-2017 Fellow for The Illinois Education Research Council (IERC). You can read more about the IERC and Dr. Jones' research project here
Porsha McBee, a second year Master’s student in the College Student Personnel(CSP)program, wrote a compelling reflective piece on how her education here at SIU has contributed to her evolving professional development and perspective as practitioner.
One of our alumna, Dr. Nancy Brodbeck, was awarded the 2015 Herman Graves Award, which is considered the highest honor bestowed by the Illinois Principals Association. The Herman Graves Award was established in 1991 to recognize Herman for his outstanding service to the IPA. Dr. Nancy Brodbeck recently retired as curriculum director at Warrensburg-Latham CUSD #11 in Warrensburg, IL after 36 years in public education as a teacher and administrator. She received her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in 2009, earning the George S. Counts Award from SIU in 2008. Currently she is working as an independent professional development consultant, a service provider for the Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education, and contracted by Eastern Illinois University as an adjunct professor. She has worked with the Illinois State Board of Education in the development of the Model Math Curriculum, is membership chairperson for the Illinois Principals Association, and serves on the IPA professional development committee as well as the Decatur/Macon County Education Coalition Advisory Council. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She and her husband, Steve, live in Decatur, IL.
Each region winner is recognized at the regional level with a plaque. The state winner is presented with a $1000 honorarium and plaque at the annual Principals Professional Conference.
EAHE will co-host the 19th Annual SIU Education Law and Labor Conference on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. The SIU Education Law and Labor Conference serves as an important professional development and networking opportunity for principals, superintendents, school board members, and others in the southern Illinois region. The conference is also sponsored by Feirich/Mager/Green/Ryan, Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), and the Illinois Principals Association (IPA). The keynote speaker will be Noelle Ellerson, Associate Executive Director, Policy and Advocacy, American Association of School Administrators.
Two EAHE students are featured in the May 2015 issues of COEHS magazine, Journeys. Nick Bates, a Master’s student in the College Student Personnel(CSP)program, wrote a OP-ED on the pros and cons of social media for academics and student affair professionals. Also featured is Ph.D. candidate, Arden Lockwood, who recently defended her dissertation on project management within institutions of higher education.
Dr. Saran Donahoo, Chair of EAHE and Director of CSP, was recently awarded the SIU University Women's Professional Advancement (UWPA) 2014 Mentoring Award. To qualify for this award, Dr. Donahoo had to be nominated and receive at least two letters of support. Dr. Donahoo has distinguished herself as an outstanding mentor for both SIU students and her colleagues by offering guidance and support in a number of academic and professional areas including academic course offerings, career planning, preparation and professional development and networking. Her mentorship is holistic and addresses areas related to communication, presentation, and mental health.
Dr. Sosanya Jones, Assistant Professor of Qualitative Research Methods and Higher Education, was recently awarded the 2015-2016 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Education at the University of Alberta in Canada. Dr. Jones' prospective research project, "Inclusionary Internalization: A Multi-Case Study of Policies and Practices in Alberta's Institutions of Higher Education," will be a multi-case comparative study designed to examine the institutional policies and practices designed to promote inclusion at two Alberta institutions of higher education. Dr. Jones' research will be beneficial to both Canada and the U.S. as it will identify governmental policies and institutional practices that are in place to promote greater inclusion while exploring how institutional contexts and support shape the way in which institutions practice inclusion. Dr. Jones was also awarded a 2014 Research, Scholarly, & Creative Activity Award for SIU Carbondale New Assistant Professors. The award, sponsored by SIU-C's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and University Women’s Professional Advancement, will be used to support Dr. Jones' research on diversity leaders who specifically lead programs designed to support Black women in higher education.
- Dr. Patrick Dilley presented at the 2016 History of Education Society Conference held in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Dilley presented a paper entitled "Deans of Women: Military Mobilizers".
- Dr. Saran Donahoo presented at the 2016 International Conference on Urban Education, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on a paper co-authored with doctoral candidate Sylvia Gray. The paper was entitled "Hair We Are: Black Women and Natural Hair Doing Work".
- Dr. Judith Green presented with Anas Altuwaijr at the 2015 National Education Finance Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Green and Altuwaijr presentED a paper entitled "International Education- Middle Eastern vs U.S. Principal Preparation Programs: Does Money Make a Difference?"
- Dr. Sosanya Jones will be presenting at the 2016 Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Jones will be presenting in a symposium with her Southern Education Foundation colleagues entitled "Can Equity Be Bought? Performance Based Funding and Racial Equity".
EAHE's Higher Education Student Association (HESA) will host an evening with Dr. Randy Dunn, President of the SIU system. The event will take place on April 20,2015 at 6:00pm in the Student Center Old Main Room. Seating is limited.