Awards, honors, activities

William Teale

William Teale, professor of curriculum and instruction and director of the Center for Literacy in the College of Education, becomes vice president of the International Literacy Association in July.


Brian Cousins, director of Campus Recreation, received the Award of Merit from Region III of NIRSA, the collegiate recreation association. The award honors leadership and dedication to collegiate recreation. Cousins has been active in the state and regional organization as state director, chair of numerous committees, conference organizer and regional task force member.


Patrick Lenihan, clinical associate professor of community health sciences in the School of Public Health, received the Maurice “Mo” Mullet Lifetime of Service Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials.


Dirk Morr, professor of physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded his third fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. These fellowships are presented to internationally recognized scientists to conduct research in Germany. He will work with research groups at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, the Technical University in Dresden and the University of Leipzig.



William Teale, professor of curriculum and instruction and director of the Center for Literacy in the College of Education, becomes vice president of the International Literacy Association in July. His two-year term as president begins in July 2016. Teale has served on the association’s board of directors since 2011, focusing on early literacy and the Common Core Standards.


Stephanie Crawford, associate professor of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy in the College of Pharmacy, was elected chair of the United States Pharmacopeia’s Nomenclature and Labeling Expert Committee for 2015-2020.

The committee establishes official titles for all drug product names. Any drug-related item, including biologics, with a United States Pharmacopeia monograph must use the committee’s official title or be labeled as misbranded.

“Over the past decade, naming has gotten much more complicated with the novel dosage forms, new drug delivery systems and large-molecule biologics,” Crawford said. “With drug name and labeling, we must give due consideration to unintended consequences such as potential adverse events that can arise from name confusion.”

Committee standards are used in more than 140 countries.


Marian Fitzgibbon, professor of health policy and administration in the School of Public Health, is new president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, a 2,200-member organization of scientific researchers, clinicians and educators.


Allyson Holbrook, associate professor of public administration in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, was elected to a two-year term as associate secretary-treasurer of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.


A special issue of Criminal Justice Review (Volume 40, March 2015) honors Paul Goldstein, professor emeritus of epidemiology and biostatistics in the School of Public Health, for the Tripartite Framework he developed, influential in the study of drugs and violence.


Six College of Engineering students — Cade Sundstedt, Francisco Martinez, Jonathan Young, Joshua Deanes, Kimberly White and Rich Jezierny — are summer interns at the engineering firm of Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd. Their training will include water resources, construction, drainage and design.



Patricia O’Brien, associate professor in the Jane Addams College of Social Work, is a member of the Artemis Singers, Chicago’s lesbian feminist chorus.

The group presented the concert “Proud to be … Me!” June 6 in Lakeview and June 13 in Beverly.

“Each Artemis Singers concert has a theme that audiences can relate to,” O’Brien said.

“In my career, I do a lot of organization work. I really enjoy teaching. Singing gives me balance and I’m a better, more creative teacher because of it.”

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