CHHS Names Annual Faculty and Staff Award Winners
Three faculty members in the College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) were awarded during the college’s annual convocation on August 10.
Dean Barry Joyner, Ph.D., presented the awards which are given for distinctive achievement in categories of scholarship, teaching and service.
Jody Langdon, Ph.D., associate professor with the School of Health and Kinesiology, received the CHHS Award for Scholarship.
Langdon’s primary research agenda includes investigating the various aspects of need support in motivational climates in youth support, physical activity and physical education. She has published 20 peer-reviewed articles, one book chapter, has more than 40 referred presentations and has secured four grants totaling $89,000.
Rose Mary Gee, Ph.D., assistant professor with the School of Nursing, received the CHHS Award for Teaching.
Gee has designed and taught 17 different courses. She believes that the teaching and learning process should be “learner-centered, goal directed, interactive, cooperative and multi-modal.” To promote learning, Gee utilizes numerous innovative strategies in her classroom. She has been described by fellow colleagues as an “exemplar role model to students and faculty and a true asset to Georgia Southern University.”
Katy Gregg, Ph.D., associate professor with the School of Human Ecology, received the CHHS Award for Service.
In the last five years, Gregg has serviced on multiple advisement roles across the state of Georgia and has served as an assessor and advisory board member for the Georgia Early Childhood Education Foundation. According to Gregg, “advocating for young children and supporting those who work with them every day is the core of my service philosophy and motivation to continue to repeat this rewarding habit.”
For the first time, two staff members were recognized by CHHS for their service to the College. Dean Joyner presented Sharon Wilson with the School of Human Ecology and Caroline Glover with the CHHS Dean’s Office with the CHHS Staff Service and Merit Award.
Wilson was described by colleagues as “someone always willing to go above and beyond her daily tasks. She is dedicated to her coworkers and the student body and is always eager to help to ensure the success of the College.”
Glover is considered to be one of the most well versed individuals when it comes to the College and University. Colleagues described her as someone who is “responsive to the College’s needs and has a positive, friendly demeanor.”
CHHS is currently home to 3,597 students and houses the School of Nursing, School of Health and Kinesiology and the School of Human Ecology.