Showing posts with label College of Education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label College of Education. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Experienced administrators take reins of FAMU Education, Journalism, and Pharmacy schools

On Monday, three experienced administrators became the new heads of several Florida A&M University schools.

Patricia Green-Powell, Ph.D., is the new interim dean of the College of Education (COE). Green-Powell previously served as the interim dean of the college from 2012 to 2015. She also held the positions of associate for student affairs in the COE and interim vice president of the Brooksville Agricultural Environmental Research Station.

Green-Powell additionally served as FAMU’s vice-president for student affairs from 2003 to 2005. Before that appointment, she was the vice-president for student affairs at Bainbridge College, director of student services at South Carolina State University, and director of student services at the FAMU School of Business and Industry.

Dhyana Ziegler, Ph.D., DCJ, has stepped into the office of interim dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC). She joined the FAMU faculty in 1997 as the Garth Reeves Eminent Scholar in the SJGC. She later held several administrative positions at FAMU including assistant vice president for academic affairs and instructional technology, acting vice president for Research, and acting director for the Office of International Education and Development.

Lastly, Seth Ablordeppey, Ph.D., was named the interim dean of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He previously held that same office at FAMU from 2011 to 2012. Before that appointment, he was the director of the Basic Sciences Division within the college.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Green-Powell receives Sadie M. Yancey Professional Service Award

By Dominique Mack

Patricia Green-Powell, Ph.D. has dedicated her life to mentoring students and promoting the importance of higher education.

She is currently the associate dean for Student Affairs and a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). Recently Powell became the latest recipient of one of highest honors presented by the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP).

Friday, July 25, 2014

FAMU replaces physical education major with new degree

The new health, leisure and fitness studies program, offered through the College of Education’s Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), provides professional courses leading to the new bachelor of science degree in health, physical education/fitness.

The new degree will replace the current bachelor of science degree in physical education. Current students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in physical education until 2016 and incoming students will receive the new degree. The health, leisure and fitness studies program will offer four degree concentration options, including aquatics management, dance studies, health promotion, and exercise science and coaching.

“The new degree program in health, leisure and fitness studies is distinctively designed to meet the needs of individuals with a variety of non-teaching career goals, and will provide a competitive and global edge in the workplace,” said Patricia Green-Powell, interim dean of the College of Education.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

FAMU dean selected to join Rutgers University think tank

FAMU College of Education Interim Dean Patricia Green-Powell will participate in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College and School of Education Dean's Think Tank at Rutgers University.

The annual think tank will take place June 10-12 and brings together education leaders from around the nation to identify and form a plan of action to address issues facing HBCUs and teacher education.

Green-Powell began her career at FAMU in 1994 as the director of student services for the School of Business and Industry (SBI). She previously served as the university's vice president for student affairs and associate dean for Student Services, and prior to that lent her leadership and management expertise to the FAMU Center of Academic Success, Office of Student Teaching and the Title III Grant program. She also served as vice president for Student Affairs at Bainbridge College in Bainbridge, Ga.

Green-Powell earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from FAMU and her master’s degree and Ph.D. in educational administration and leadership from Florida State University (FSU).

Monday, May 12, 2014

FAMU to offer new master of education degree this fall


FAMU’s oldest academic program is adding to its legacy. This fall the College of Education will offer a new Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction.

According to the College’s Interim Dean Patricia Green-Powell, the program allows FAMU to lead the charge in answering the state’s recent call for all educators to possess knowledge of curriculum development.

“This is an exciting time for the College of Education to address the needs of our school districts, as well as our student population,” said Green-Powell, who hopes to take the program online in the near future. “This is a result of area [K-12] superintendents and their school districts expressing to us their need to have highly-trained teachers in the area of curriculum and instruction.”

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Holmes Scholars Program inducts six FAMU educational leadership doctoral students

Six doctoral candidates of the FAMU College of Education Educational Leadership Cohort 2011 were officially inducted as Holmes Scholars® 2013 during the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) 65th Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. 

The program provides mentorship, peer support, networking opportunities, professional development opportunities and rich scholarly experiences to doctoral students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds that are pursuing careers in the academy and leadership positions in higher education. 

The FAMU educational leadership doctoral students who attended were: Addie Campbell-Mungen, Franzetta Fitz, Kimberly Grant, J. Dia Green, Joseph Kelly and Maurice L. Johnson II.