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ASU CONNECT! Faculty Fellows

April 24, 2014

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

Community-Engaged Faculty FellowsCommunity-Engaged Faculty FellowsThe Community-Engaged Faculty Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year 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.

The Community-Engaged Faculty Fellows program is a component of Angelo State’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), a central requirement of ASU’s recent re-accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.  Titled CONNECT!, the QEP emphasizes 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 2013-14 faculty fellows who will serve as mentors are Edwin Cuenco, assistant professor of art; Dr. Joe Erickson, assistant professor of English; Dr. Leah Mangrum, assistant professor of communication; and Dr. Kraig Schell, professor of biology.

Members of the first faculty fellows cohort, who began their fellowships in 2012-13, are Dr. Kevin Garrison, assistant professor of English; Dr. Christine Purkiss, associate professor of teacher education; Janine Ray, assistant professor of nursing; Dr. June Smith, professor of communication; and Dr. Sharynn Tomlin, professor of management.

ASU also launched the CONNECTED! Department program in 2013-14, with participation by the Department of Political Science and Philosophy and the Department of Communication and Mass Media.  For 2014-15, the CONNECTED! Department will be the Department of Kinesiology.

For more information about the CONNECT! program, call the Center for Community Engagement at 325-942-2708 or go online to


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