Kinesiology professor Mark Grabiner

Kinesiology professor Mark Grabiner is the new research integrity officer in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Photo: UIC Photo Services


Marilyn Marshall was appointed university assistant vice president for academic affairs.

Marshall previously was director of university academic programs and services and director of university-wide student programs.


Mary Feeney, assistant professor of public administration, was named book review editor for the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, the official journal of the Public Management Research Association and the leading journal in public administration.


Kimberly Kull, former director of the west side Children’s Center site, was named Children’s Center director. Kull, a child development supervisor at UIC for more than 20 years, received a bachelor’s in early childhood education from Indiana University and a master’s in early childhood leadership and advocacy from National-Louis University.


Thy Nguyen was named director of the Office of Career Services. He was associate director of career development at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

He received a bachelor’s in communications and public relations and a master’s in postsecondary education – student affairs from the University of Northern Iowa.


Mark Grabiner, professor of kinesiology, was appointed research integrity officer in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. He was named associate editor of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the monthly journal for the American College of Sports Medicine.


Gail Fisher, clinical associate professor of occupational therapy, is chair of the American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee. Her term runs through Dec. 31, 2014.



The College of Education’s EdD program received the Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Education Impact Award from the Council of the Great City Colleges of Education.

The award honors an outstanding partnership between a university and an urban school district that has had a positive and significant impact on student learning.

The program, coordinated by Steve Tozer, professor of educational policy studies, works with the Chicago Public Schools to produce principals and system leaders, using in-school residencies and mentoring.


University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations staff members won a 2012 Innovations Award from the National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers. They received the award for the “Six Strategies of Communication” program, which includes live educational webinars, open houses for parents, individual consultations with students and parents, customized payment plans for students and the Student Money Management Center.

The award was accepted by executive director Judith Flink at the organization’s annual meeting in July.


Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson, academic adviser in kinesiology, received three recent recognitions: the Provost’s Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award, the Provost’s Professional Development Award and the 2012 Outstanding New Advisor Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Association.

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