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2015-16 Faculty Fellows Named

April 07, 2015

Six Angelo State University faculty members have been selected as the fourth group of Community-Engaged Faculty Fellows and will develop courses for the upcoming fall semester that enhance ASU student involvement in the local community.

New Faculty Fellows (from left) Jack Plott, Tom Starkey, Heather Braden and Dinah Harriger Cummings. Not pictured are Donna Gee and Charlene Bustos. / Photo by Danny MeyerNew Faculty Fellows (from left) Jack Plott, Tom Starkey, Heather Braden and Dinah Harriger Cummings. Not pictured are Donna Gee and Charlene Bustos. / Photo by Danny Meyer

The Community-Engaged Faculty Fellows for the 2015–16 academic year are Dr. Heather Braden, associate professor of physical therapy; Dr. Charlene Bustos, assistant professor of teacher education; Dr. Donna Gee, professor of teacher education; Dr. Dinah Harriger Cummings, assistant professor of nursing; Jack Plott, kinesiology instructor; and Dr. Thomas Starkey, assistant professor and director of the social work program.

The Community-Engaged Faculty Fellows program is a component of Angelo State’s mission to emphasize community engagement as a teaching and learning method. The program is coordinated by Dr. Doyle Carter, professor of kinesiology and director of ASU’s Center for Community Engagement.

The new cohort of faculty fellows will serve for two years, the second year as mentors to the incoming next group. The 2014–15 faculty fellows serving as mentors are Dr. Adria Battaglia, assistant professor of communication; Dr. Kristi Cordell-McNulty, assistant professor of psychology; Dr. Jordan Daniel, assistant professor of kinesiology; Dr. Rex Moody, assistant professor of management; and Dr. Amy Williamson, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction.

ASU also launched the CONNECTED! Department program in 2013–14. The 2015–16 CONNECTED! Department will be the Department of History. The previous CONNECTED! Departments have been the Department of Political Science and Philosophy, the Department of Communication and Mass Media and the Department of Kinesiology.

For more information about the Center for Community Engagement, call 325-942-2708 or visit their website.