A sampling of faculty, staff, student and alumni happenings:
Lorraine Reitzel, health professor and co-founder and co-director of the UH HEALTH Research Institute, has been named a fellow of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. This honor is for her “outstanding contributions to advancing research” and “leadership and service to the field.”
April Peters-Hawkins, interim chair of the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, was awarded “Reviewer of the Year” for the top tier journal Educational Administration Quarterly at the University Council for Educational Administration conference in November. She served as the 2016-17 past president for the organization.
Alexandra Slaughter, a doctoral student in the counseling psychology program, had a chapter accepted for publication in the Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. The chapter is “Criminality, interactions with law enforcement, and potential correlates of juvenile justice-involvement among youth with autism.” Sarah Mire, an associate professor in the school psychology program, was a co-author.
Anne Perry, an Ed.D. student in the curriculum and instruction – history/social education program, was awarded the Billie P. Spellman scholarship from the UH chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. She also received the Scholarship for Education Research from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.