Ohio University Lancaster Campus faculty Paul Young, Terri Green, and Debra Dunning recently published a book called Grit to Teach and the Mindset to Stay: Do You Have What It Takes?: 50 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself. This book was developed and written to help high school and college-level aspiring educators discern and confirm their career choice to become teachers. It is a companion book to any introductory education class textbook and a stand-alone, must-read for aspiring teachers engaged in their student teaching experience or related seminars. The book’s purpose is to improve students’ deliberate practice of thinking and acting like a teacher. The authors lead readers through self-reflective exercises and activities to 50 questions in 10 chapters focusing on professional attitudes, mindset, habits, professionalism, initiative, reading and writing, public speaking, personal care, preparation, and personal responsibility.
Much of the book’s content has been used to support the growth and development of education majors at Ohio University Lancaster Campus. Additionally, Young is a retired principal, and a past president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National After School Association. Green is a retired teacher, literacy specialist, and an advisor to the OU-L Student Education Association. Dunning is a specialist in collaboration, early childhood programming and leadership, kindergarten readiness, developmentally appropriate practice, diversity, and parenting education.
Associate Professor of Computer Science Technology Christine Wolfe is presenting a faculty development workshop at the Interlink Alliance Conference at Morgan State University in Baltimore. The faculty development conference, hosted by The Interlink Alliance, provides higher education instructors the opportunity to share best practices in teaching and learning, discuss research on teaching and learning processes and establish relationships with faculty from other Interlink Alliance campuses.
Conratulations to Bruce Robinson selected as a January student of the month. Bruce Robinson is a communication studies major and member of Alpha Phi Omega and Lambda Pi Eta. He is an active member of OUL’s Drama club and serves as an intern with the Lighthouse Domestic Violence Center while working a part-time job at Noodles & Company.
Associate Professor of Psychology Patrick Drumm had his manuscript "Generating Questions: Processing Time Changes between Early Adolescence and Young Adulthood" accepted for publication in the international journal Psychology of Language and Communication.
Congratulations to Angie Hensler selected as a January student of the month. Angie Hensler is a business management technology major and National honor society member with Phi Theta Kappa and Lambda Pi Eta. She served as past president of the Adults Belong in College student organization. Hensler currently works part-time as a student services assistant and has volunteered as a Red Cross blood drive coordinator.
Ohio University Lancaster Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Sociology, Jennifer L. Steele, Ph.D., was recently published in two peer-reviewed journal publications:
Steele, Jennifer. “Race and General Strain Theory: Examining the Impact of Racial Discrimination and Fear on Adolescent Marijuana and Alcohol Use.” IN. Substance Use and Misuse.
Peralta, Robert L., Steward, Breanna C., Steele, Jennifer L., and Wagner, Fernando A. “Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs in Emerging Adulthood: Differentiating Sex from Gender.” IN. Addiction Research and Theory.
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