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6 of top 10 USU Influencers are from CEHS

12/18/2015

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The Utah Statesman has released its list of USU’s most influential people, and six of the top 10 have ties to CEHS. 


The Utah Statesman has released its list of USU’s most influential people, and six of the top 10 have ties to the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. They were nominated by students, faculty and staff, then selected by the Statesman’s editorial staff. You can access the full list on their website.

 Kenneth Larsen#1: Kenneth Larsen is an alumnus of the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences department. He now works for Academic and Instructional Services at USU in the Center for Innovative Design and Instruction.  Travis Thurston#2: Travis Thurston is a PhD student in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership who also works for the Center for Innovative Design and Instruction. He’s on Twitter, too: @travesty328.
 Courtney Stweart#3: Dr. Courtney Stewart is a former middle- and high school science and math teacher who is now an assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership.  Ann Austin#6: Dr. Ann Austin is a professor in the Family, Consumer, and Human Development department and also the director of the Center for Women and Gender at USU. She has received the 2013 Trailblazer award from the National Council for Research on Women for her work on social justice.
 Sarah Brasiel#7: Dr. Sarah Brasiel is an adjunct instructor in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences department. She has also evaluated projects for the Utah STEM Action Center and presented her findings on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City. You can find her on Twitter: @sarahbrasiel1.   Dean Beth Foley#8: Dr. Beth Foley is the dean of CEHS and a passionate advocate for the college, its students and faculty. She has been at USU since 1993, and she has been our dean since 2011.
Other CEHS people who made the top 50:

Ty Aller, a graduate student in the Family, Consumer, and Human Development department; Dr. Melanie Domenech-Rodriguez, a professor in the Psychology department and the National Latina/o Psychological Association’s soon-to-be president; Dr. Richard Gordin, a professor in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation department and a sports psychologist with Olympic ties; and Dr. Sonia Manuel-Dupont, an associate professor who teaches in three departments, including Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education.

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