Elon College, College of Arts and Sciences on Monday, August 16 awarded the Teachers, Teachers, Service, Leadership and Scholarship Awards to teachers and staff.
Excellence in teaching
Associate Professor of Psychology CJ Fleming
During his time in Elon, Fleming taught more than 500 elementary students, including a Lulu scholar, an honorary associate, and several members of Elon College. She prepares those students for research presentations at disciplinary and undergraduate research conferences as well as academic publications. Her commitment to the academy is evident in her participation in a joint advisory team in deep and in-depth self-assessments with the Faculty of Natural Sciences. In addition to a research consultant, Fleming actively advises on undergraduate work. As a current faculty member for internships, she has spent time in departments and offices working closely with the Student Professional Development Center to improve the number and quality of experience in the college.
“Dr. Fleming is an amazing co-worker who contributes to the class in many ways. In addition to direct counseling and counseling for students, she has advanced instructional activities designed to help her students begin their career as psychologists and plan for life after Elon.
Excellence in service-leadership
Associate Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies Jason Hussein
As Elon’s public relations director, much of Hussein’s service to the university and college is in the public eye – providing public access to the election and broadcasting news, participating in television panel discussions on elections and politics, and broadcasting interviews in the region. Hussein implemented a long-term plan for the election, as well as a partnership with the Charlotte Observer and McLean newspapers. He is generous with his time and energy working on many boards and committees. He took over as chairman of the Academic Council in May and is a social and behavioral science representative on the board. Hussein previously served as a member of the Faculty of Civic Participation, and served as Chairman of the Ready and Flexible Academic Affairs Committee, the Citizens’ Participation Council, the Strategic Planning Committee, the President’s Graduation Committee, and the Academic Council Student Life Committee. He also successfully conducted numerous teacher searches.
“Jason Hussein is a member of the model faculty in Elon and a true teacher,” said Sean Giovanello, chairman and associate professor of the Department of Political Science and Policy Studies. During the entire epidemic, he gave his best to the students, his colleagues, the department, the college and the university. This honor is well deserved. ”
Amanda Tapler, Senior Lecturer in Public Health Studies
Since joining Tapler four years ago, she has led many initiatives and programs for her class, college, and university. She will serve as chair of the interim department in 2019, co-directing PHS Writing Initiative TV, honoring Kapa Omiron Nu – a public health research community – and supporting special events and activities hosted by the department. Tapler is a member of the International Faculty Council and previously served on the Social Science Curriculum Committee. Together with the University, she co-chaired the Peer Teaching and Peer Education Committee, served on the Student Safety and Safety Committee, and served on the International Education Advisory Committee, the Lumon Committee, and was appointed Chair of the Special Committee. Teachers’ track, among many other roles. Tapler also works in the community, sits on the board of the Alasmass County Women’s Resource Center, serves as a faculty member of the General Rural Health Project with the Project Prices Program, and as a member of the Community Advisory Gift for SHIFT NC Sex Education. : Young people meet – a systematic approach to good health by preventing unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
“Professor Tapler’s outstanding service and leadership can be heard in many schools and settings. Regardless of the setting, she is generous with her time and knowledge, ”said Cindy Fair, professor and chair of the Department of Public Health Studies. “She is known for being a strong advocate for students, staff and teachers. Elon is lucky to have her. ”
Advanced in Scholarship
Hami Studies Associate Professor Amy Alokoko
Alokoko is a sought after scholar in the field of Hindu studies. She has published articles and chapters of books and presented numerous presentations at educational conferences around the world. Aloko often supports her scholarship through successful gift ideas. She has written or co-written three national or international charitable ideas, and received $ 1,000 from the Melon Foundation: Religious Youth Corporation (IFYC) Curriculum Development Grant and IFYC Cohort Grant for $ 5,500 for religious education with colleagues from St. Thomas and Augsburg University. . Her most recent scholarship opportunity was published in the Journal of Hindu Studies and Field Work in Religion and will soon be included in the Georgetown Companion to Religious Studies.
“Dr. Aloko is a distinguished educator, consultant, campus leader and scholar known for his brilliant ethnic research,” said associate professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies. We are very fortunate to have her as an Elon Fellow.
Associate Professor of History Andrea Sin
Sin is an expert in Jewish history and has written articles, chapters, and conferences around the world. This summer she gave three invited presentations in Germany and Austria, including a keynote address at the International Conference Sanctuary Otilian Benedictine Monastery and Jewish History, 1945-48, organized by the Institute of Jewish History and Culture at Ludwig Maximilian University. St. Otilian Archangel, and the Jewish Museum Munich. Sin attended an international research conference at the Munich City Library and taught a seminar on the European Summer School of Jewish Studies at the Jewish Museum in Hohenems, Australia. Her recent scholarship in German and Jewish studies was reflected in the reorganization of liberal education, the rebuilding of Jewish life in Germany, and the history of Central Europe. Sin is currently researching an upcoming project.
“Everyone in the Department of History and Geography is delighted with the recognition of Dr. Sinn’s scholarship from the Elon community,” said Rod Claire, associate professor and chairman of the Department of History and Geography. We all celebrate this achievement.
Excellent in teaching
Associate Professor of Geography Ryan Kirk
Kirk teaches numerous courses in geography, environmental studies, and the Elon Core curriculum. It is committed to responding and adapting to student needs, respecting individual growth, and supporting students beyond formal goals. Last year, Kirkos revised his urban design course for three weeks to address the need for nationalism. Adapting to a mixed classroom, Kirk incorporates new courses designed by the Summer Technical Design Institute by focusing on classroom options, team flexibility, and project management and bringing in foreign speakers to make the course professional. Its courses employ hands-on learning and field studies, problem-solving, collaboration and professional application of knowledge. Students continually express their appreciation for the variety of approaches in the classroom and the care it takes for their individual learning.
“Dr. Kirk is one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met,” said Robert Charest, associate professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Studies. I have never met anyone more engaging and zealous in teaching and learning. The light always shines brightly. I am proud to say that even an experienced professor can be considered an advisor. For good reason, he is loved by students, teachers, and staff. With his office in the Department of History and Geography, we are truly fortunate that Dr. Kirk has taken the place of the Department of Environmental Studies. He is part of our community. ”
Tch Madzima, Assistant Professor of Physical Sciences
Madzima teaches a number of advanced physical education science courses, including exercise, exercise testing and prescription, exercise and cancer and research methods. While at Elon, he taught undergraduate studies. Madzima sets annual goals for learning and learning in her classes. Using Elon’s Opportunities to Improve Participatory Education: Participating in Institutions to Strengthen Literacy in Physical Science Courses and Technology Use – is currently focused on increasing mobility-based learning and deepening consulting practices. It uses a variety of lessons and technologies in the classroom, and integrates lessons on topics related to diversity, equality and inclusion. For the AIDS Health and Performance Course, Madima students were asked to write a specific “aid” for a popular magazine and a regular review of scientific literature. Students will find it enthusiastic, emotional and knowledgeable. He holds them high and asks them to provide evidence to support their claim.
“Dr. Madzima is an outstanding teacher / consultant and a generous colleague for this award,” he said. Our students are fortunate to be in and out of the classroom.
Program and Management Assistants
The College recognizes all program assistants and administrative assistants with the Staff Excellence Award. This is the second year that the award has been extended to college staff who are overworked for the benefit of students, teachers and colleagues.
“This year we want to express our deepest gratitude to the program’s assistants and administrative assistants,” said Gabi Smith, dean of the college. “These hardworking individuals have been a constant source of support for teachers and students during a very challenging year. Students often turn to their classmates for help, and in some ways they are in front of their department. We are forever grateful. ”
- Montreal Beta, Assistant Administrator, Elon College of Arts and Sciences
- House de Ford, Program Assistant for Psychology, Human Services Studies and Public Health Studies
- Linda Hibard, Program Assistant for Elon College, College of Arts and Sciences
- Jessica Hill, Assistant Administrator, Elon College of Arts and Sciences
- Melissa Makban, Program Assistant for Political Science and Policy Studies and Philosophy
- Tracy McCann, Program Assistant for Mathematics and Statistics and Computer Science
- Marnia Mackin, Program Assistant for International and International Studies, History and Geography, Sociology and Anthropology
- Debbie Perry, Program Assistant for Education and Health and Fitness Science Department
- Kimberly Rip, Program Assistant for Music and Performing Arts and Coordinator of Audits and Interviews
- Patty Rooney, Assistant in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Studies Program
- Yeana Shikkantz, Program Assistant for English
- Annette Womble, Program Assistant for Elon College, College of Arts and Sciences, Arts and Sciences, History and Religious Studies