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College of Education and Professional Studies

"The College of Education and Professional Studies faculty is committed to supporting our students and collaborating with the community in order to prepare our graduates to meet the demands of their profession and exceed their professional goals. "  ~  Dean Andi M. Kent

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Award Winning Faculty and Staff

Faculty Excellence Awardees:

Dr. Larry Gurchiek

Dr. Elizabeth Allison

Dr. Todd Johnson

Ms. Kelly Byrd

Dr. Vaughn Millner

Dean's Award for Outstanding Contribution and Faculty Excellence:

Ms. Jennifer Simpson

Buckstein Foundation Scholarship for Developing Faculty:

Dr. Neil Schwarz

Gerry Jean Clark Exemplary Staff Award:

Mrs. Sally Morris

Retirees:

Dr. Vaughn Millner

Dr. Phil Norell

Dr. Steve Pugh



50 Honorees for 50th Anniversary
at College of Education and Professional Studies

2017 marks the College of Education and Professional Studies' 50th anniversary. The College wishes to shine a light on those friends, graduates, faculty and administrators who have caught the vision of a grand College and have been working tirelessly themselves and inspiring others to bring it to life. To you and all those who contributed to the impact and success of the College of Education and Professional Studies, we say THANK YOU! To know more about our Honorees, click here.

Mrs. Carolyn Akers

Dr. Damon Andrew

Mr. and Mrs. Travis and Susan Bedsole

Mrs. Lisa Bukstein

Dr. Thomas Chilton

Mr. Lewis Copeland

Dr. Mary Beth Culp

Dr. Jack Dempsey

Mr. Andrew Denny

Dr. Harold Dodge

Dr. Phillip Feldman

Honorable Vivian D. Figures

Mr. Michael Fletcher

Ms. Barbara Freeman

Honorable Victor and Mrs. Jeanne Gaston

Dr. William Gilley

The Family of Dr. J. Howe Hadley

Dr. Richard Hayes

Dr. Robert Heitman

Dr. Pamela Henson

Dr. Thomas Hewitt

Mr. Mark Hoffman

Mrs. Alane Hoffman

Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm and Corinne Howell

Mrs. Stephanie LeGrone

Mr. and Mrs. John and Catharine Long

Mrs. Eleanor Lynn McCain

The Family of Dr. John E. Morrow, Sr.


Department of Leadership and Teacher Education

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"I like to set an environment where we are exchanging information and ideas, we are working together; I learn from my students, they learn from me, and we learn from each other."

Dr. Peggy Delmas

Department of Counseling & Instructional Sciences

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"I believe we have to sort of tear down the walls of where we are and really go out and see what types of things we can do to help our community..."

Dr. Joe'l Lewis

Department of Health, Kinesiology & Sport

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"If you combine all of the things we have here..., it becomes a nice mix for students to actually see what they are learning in the classroom and experiencing it out there at sport and recreation events."

Dr. Chris Keshock

Meet Our 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Brandon Clark - Exercise Science Program

Brandon won the Williams Charitable Foundation Book Award.

"“My ultimate goal is to graduate from a program that allows me to help individuals re-achieve their quality of life. I would like to work with college or high school aged athletes, but I would be happy helping any group of individuals get back to doing what they love to do.”
Brandon Clark

Alexandria Grow - Collaborative Secondary Special Ed/English Program

Alexandria won the Barbara Phillips Endowed Award for Special Education Teachers.

"“Society relies on teachers to prepare children for their futures. I want to look further than the paperwork and emails ahead of me and know that the impact that I can make in children’s lives is priceless.”
Alexandria Grow

Kastala Brown - K-6 Teacher Education Program

Kastala won the College of Education Scholarship.

“I persevered with my decision to become an educator because I knew that this was the calling on my life. After graduation, I plan to work as a teacher in the public school system while taking classes towards my master’s degree.”
Kastala Brown

CEPS News

CINS Faculty Speaks at Maxwell Air Force Base 

Dr. McDermott, Assistant Professor at Counseling and Instructional Sciences department,  gave the 90 minute talk May 15th at Maxwell Air Force Base. His topics covered male gender role socialization, military sexual assault victim and perpetrator characteristics, and important practice implications. The audience consisted of 200 service men and women - future Air Force legal personnel who will be prosecuting and investigating military sexual assault cases.


The Pillars

College of Education and Professional Studies Academic Year 2015-2016 at a glance.

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College of Education and Professional Studies

2015-2016 Annual Report

The College of Education and Professional Studies faculty have been busy as they engaged in research and service that also made an impact on their teaching.

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CEPS Alumni News


CEPS Alumna Lisa Frye named Metro Mobile Reading Council Teacher of the Year

Lisa Frye, a first-grade teacher at
E.R. Dickson Elementary School and a USA College of Education and Professional Studies alumna, has been named the Metro Mobile Reading Council's Teacher of the Year in recognition of her leadership in promoting literacy.  E.R. Dickson principal Katryna Kinn said Frye, pictured at right with fellow teacher and Metro Mobile Reading Council member Alexis Moran, makes learning come alive for her students through the use of digital tools such as Kahoot!, interactive exercises in class and the Talents Unlimited program. Lisa was honored with the award at the Ben May Main Library and will be recognized at the annual Alabama Reading Association conference in Huntsville in early November. Read more.

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