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Faculty & Staff News

  • Lee named William & Mary's chief human resources officer

    Dr. Christopher D. Lee, Adjunct Associate Professor of HR Management, has been named William & Mary’s next chief human resources officer. He takes the role after serving as associate vice chancellor for human resource services for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). 

  • Maurakis receives grant for research project

    Visiting research scientist & SPCS adjunct professor Eugene G. Maurakis has been awarded funding from the Virginia Academy of Science for his research project, “Testing the General Public’s Knowledge and Attitudes of Nest-building Fishes in Virginia.”

  • Edinger published in Journal of Psychology

    Adjunct professor of education Dr. Matthew Edinger recently published an article with Suzanne Edinger titled Improving Teacher Job Satisfaction: The Roles of Social Capital, Teacher Efficacy, and Support in the Journal of Psychology.

  • Hocutt successfully defends doctoral dissertation

    SPCS web manager and adjunct professor of liberal arts Daniel Hocutt successfully defended his doctoral dissertation toward earning a PhD in English at Old Dominion University. The dissertation traces rhetorical agency in algorithm-centered activities and demonstrates that agency is shared across human and nonhuman actors in online research.

  • Spires serves on Inequality & Human Trafficking panel

    Assistant professor of education Bob Spires served on a panel on Inequality & Human Trafficking at the Annual Atlanta Global Studies Symposium at Georgia Tech University on April 26. Panelists from North America, West Africa & Asia examined causes, consequences & solutions to address global human trafficking.

  • Spires presents on rural Cambodian border youth

    Assistant professor of education Bob Spires presented An Exploratory Case Study on Rural Cambodian Border Youth: Social & Educational Barriers with Implications for Development with a colleague from Colorado Mesa U at Education for Sustainability: CIES 2019, April 14-18.

  • Raymond presents on programming for au pairs

    SPCS senior program manager Mary Catherine Raymond, C’17, presented a session titled “Professional Development & Personal Enrichment Programming for Au Pairs Living in the U.S.” at the 9th Annual Continuing Education Training Institute (CETI) on April 15-16, 2019.

  • Milby quoted in Scholastic Raise a Reader blog

    Director of reading in the education department Tammy Milby is quoted throughout the Scholastic blog article 7 Important Questions to Ask Your Child During Story Time that encourages parents to “amplify the benefits” of story time as they read with their children.

  • Myers hired at Va. Dept. of Education

    Adjunct assistant professor of education Dave Myers has been named assistant superintendent of data for the Virginia Department of Education. He is stepping down from his position as superintendent of New Kent County Schools effective April 24, 2019.

  • Laing quoted in AP article

    Program manager of the Institute on Philanthropy Kathy Laing, C’08, GC’16, is quoted in an Associated Press story on the nonprofit Southern Poverty Law Center’s firing of its co-founder. The story has appeared in dozens of additional publications.

Alumni & Graduate News

  • Amy Pickral, GC'18, named Assistant Head of School at St. Gertrude High School

    Amy R. Pickral, GC’18, has been named Assistant Head of School at Saint Gertrude High School, effective July 1, 2019. Pickral earned a graduate certificate in educational leadership & policy studies through SPCS in December 2018.

  • Manyang Kher, C'17, featured in Style Weekly cover article

    The remarkable story of activist and entrpreneur Manyang Reath Kher, C’17, founder of 734 Coffee and a Sudanese Lost Boy refugee, unfolds in the June 5, 2019, Style Weekly cover article Beans of Hope.

  • Maya Vincelli, C'19, receives award for food operations

    Maya Vincelli, C’19, assistant director of retail operations at the University of Richmond, was awarded the 2019 Young Lion Award for Noncommercial Operations by Foodservice Equipment Reports at the magazine’s Industry Excellence Awards held during the National Restaurant Association Show 2019.

  • Tiffany Stuart, C'17, recognized as Spotsylvania County Schools 'Superstar'

    Tiffany Stuart, C’17, was recently recognized as a 2018-19 Spotsylvania County Public Schools “Superstar” for her dedication to students, school and community in achieving above and beyond her job description. Stuart earned a bachelor’s degree through the School’s now discontinued Fredericksburg Weekend College program at Germanna Community College.

  • Tracey Zaval, GC'17, named 2018 Social Studies Teacher of the Year

    Tracey Zaval, GC’17, has been named the 2018 Outstanding Middle School Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the National Council on the Social Studies (NCSS). The award was announced at the NCSS Annual Conference, where Zaval led a session titled “Tonight in the Classroom — Incorporating The Tonight Show’s Games Into Your Classroom.”

  • Bianca Spurlock, GC'12, named emerging leader by national library association

    Bianca Spurlock, GC’12, has been selected as one of two participants sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2019 Emerging Leaders program. Spurlock earned a Master of Liberal Arts and now works as the middle and upper school librarian at St. Catherine’s School.

  • Jimmy Comer, GC'17, featured for good work in the RVA community in Boomer magaine

    Jimmy Comer, GC’17, is recognized for “working behind the scenes for good in the RVA community” in an article titled Jimmy Comer: A One-Man Band in the October-November 2018 edition of Boomer magazine. Comer earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree in 2017.

  • Monica Jefferson, GC'18, featured decision maker in Richmond Times-Dispatch

    Monica L. Jefferson, GC’18, is featured as a Decision Maker in the October 21, 2018, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Metro Business section. Jefferson earned a Master of Nonprofit Studies degree in 2018.

  • George Fohl, GC'17, named Chesterfield County gifted coordinator

    George Fohl, GC’17, has been named Gifted Education Coordinator for Chesterfield County Public Schools. Fohl completed the post-master’s certificate in educational leadership & policy studies in December 2017.

  • Peggy Boon, GC'17, named principal of Bishop Sullivan High School

    Peggy Boon, GC’17, has been named principal of Bishop Sullivan High School in Virginia Beach, Va. Prior to this appointment, Boon served as Dean of Faculty and Academics at Saint Gertrude High School in Richmond. She earned a M.Ed. in educational leadership & policy studies at SPCS.

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Join Coach Huesman and the Richmond Spiders Football team for Richmond Spiders Night at the Diamond ⚾️!
During #URHere Giving Day, #SPCS issued the Happy Hour Challenge, awarding last-minute donors with a beer tasting &  education event with Dean Wilson & Program Specialist @BobbyFaithful at @threenotchdrva.
It’s our evening with @joshmalerman showing Bird Box at the Byrd Theatre!
We welcome walkup attendees to this evening's screening of BIRD BOX on the big screen at the Byrd Theatre!
Don't miss today's #50YearsofLove event at @ThreeNotchdRVA!
Don't miss an opportunity to see Bird Box on the big screen & meet author @JoshMalerman at the same event!
We're hosting our Degree Programs Info Session TODAY starting at 6pm in Jepson Alumni Center.
Our SPCS Night photos have come in, and they're great — you guys take some awesome photos (this is one of many!
SPCS is proud to launch its latest professional certificate program, UR Cybersecurity Boot Camp!
SPCS is proud to launch #URichmond's newest graduate degree, the Master of Teaching.
Early this morning, members of the platform party and event planners ran through tomorrow's SPCS Commencement Exercises.

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