APPOINTMENTS & HONORS
Adrian G. Beaulieu, dean of the Center for International Studies, was elected to serve as chair of the National Advisory Council for the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University in September and as an ex-officio member of the board of trustees for the institute. He will serve as chair for two years and on the board for four years.
Beaulieu also was appointed to a three-year term on the School of International Training’s (SIT) study abroad national partnership council. The SIT is the study abroad division of World Learning—The Experiment in International Living, which has programs and offices in 70 countries.
Dr. Julia M. Camp, assistant professor of accountancy, was named to the Issues in Accounting Education editorial review board for the next two years.
Dr. Matthew Eriksen, professor of management, was appointed a member of the Capital Good Fund’s Advisory Board for the Financial Coaching Curriculum. He also will be a mentor for Social Venture Partner's Rhode Island's new Online Business Incubator that targets urban micro-entrepreneurs.
Katherine Jacobs, assistant dean of international studies, was awarded the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region XI “Rising Professional” Award in November. The award is given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to international education.
Dr. Michael L. Kraten, assistant professor of accountancy, was appointed to a one-year term as a member of the Directors of the Connecticut Society of C.P.A.s Board of Directors.
Dr. Brian M. McCadden, dean of the School of Professional Studies, was elected to serve a three-year term as president of the Rhode Island Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (RIACTE). RIACTE is the state affiliate of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, which is the national voice of teacher education reform and improvement.
McCadden also was appointed to serve on the Rhode Island Campus Compact Partnerships for Success Management Team. The team works to forge partnerships between higher education institutions and pre-K-12 schools to improve student-learning outcomes, to close achievement gaps, and to promote civic engagement.
Kris A. Monahan, director of sponsored research and programs, was elected to the National Council of University Administrators’ (NCURA) board of directors for a two-year term effective January 1, 2012. NCURA is a professional organization of more than 7,000 individuals involved in the administration of sponsored research and programs at colleges, universities, and teaching hospitals.
Dr. Despina D. Prassas, associate professor of theology, was named an Orthodox member of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation at its 81st meeting in October. The members of the consultation are sanctioned by the hierarchies of the two churches to examine divisive issues and to make recommendations regarding ways to overcome them.
Dr. Jeffrey D. Pugh, assistant professor of political science, recently received the 2011 Best Dissertation of the Year Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association. The association recognized his doctoral dissertation “Overcoming the Invisibility Bargain: Institutional Adaptation, Host-Migrant Peace building, and Human Security in Ecuador.”