For the Record: August 2018

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Brown Selected as a Mentor for Internship Program in London

This summer Chasity Brown, a lecturer and internship coordinator in the Department of Health Science, earned a spot as a program mentor for Living Sport’s 10-day excursion program in London, England.

Living Sport, organizes international internships for college students and recent graduates with the mission to use sport as a catalyst to experience the world and inspire personal and professional growth.

Brown and program mentors from the sport industry designed professional development workshops for students hired as staff on the Royal Windsor Triathlon. The workshops included group lectures and roundtable discussions on resume development, potential career paths, interviewing skills and professional etiquette among others. 

“I was able to take my experience both in and out of the classroom and integrate it into the workshops,” said Brown. “This experience focused on the students, but I learned a lot from the program as well.”

Files-Thompson Selected as Alternate Fulbright Candidate

Dr. Nicole Files-Thompson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Mass Communications, was recently selected as an alternate candidate for the U.S. Fulbright Scholars Program for her teaching and research project Race, Culture, Sustainability and New Media: Implications for Applied Digital Communication and the Informal and Sharing Tourism Economies in Jamaica.

Her teaching explores empowerment via digital communication through qualitative research techniques. Her participatory action research project will explore how Jamaicans that use Airbnb and Facebook to participate in the informal and sharing tourism economies promote a cultural exchange with Black American and Jamaican tourists for economic sustainability.

This summer she took 17 students and two alumni working on graduate research projects to Jamaica to study travel journalism and videography as well as agritourism, and education.

Wadley to Travel Abroad for ABSC Lecture Series, and Co-Edits New Book

Dr. James Wadley, chair and associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, will travel abroad during the upcoming school year to participate in four initiatives sponsored by the Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians.

The first lecture will be held September 22–23, at the University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic. Clinicians, educators and scholars will present work that focuses on the changing landscapes of education, mental health, sexual health, and wellness. Their presentations will highlight the complexities and challenges of conducting research, advocacy, and the clinical advancement of professionals.  Following the lecture, Wadley will host a writing retreat in Lima, Peru December 14–18 and chair a spring roundtable series April 22–23 in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands. In July,  he will host a clinical case review for clinicians and mental practitioners from around the world in Havana, Cuba. 

His co-edited book, The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision (Routledge), is a collection of scholarly writings and case narratives that sheds light on issues that sex therapists face as supervisors and provides techniques that can be adapted to fit clients' specific needs. The book includes content from domestic and international sexuality experts that cover a wide range of perspectives and methodologies for assisting diverse populations, including conservative Christians, LGBTQ clients, and those who exhibit out-of-control sexual behavior. The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision will be available for purchase September 11.  

Wadley is the editor in chief of The Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships, now in its fifth year as an interdisciplinary scholarly review. The journal is available online and at the Langston Hughes Memorial Library.

Taylor-Benns to Speak at MSACROA conference

Dr. Kimberly Taylor-Benns, associate vice president for enrollment management is will speak at the 88th annual Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission,  conference November 26–28 in Hershey.

MSACROA is the oldest regional group of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Their goal is to promote the exchange of ideas on common educational problems including areas of admission, financial planning, institutional research, records, registration, and student services.


Simpson Wins Third Singles National Championship at ATA Tournament

Ralph Simpson, director of the Office of Career Development, won his third singles National Championship at the 2018 American Tennis Association National Tournament in the men’s 45 and over age division, in Orlando, Florida, against four-time defending champion Larry Scheper of Beaufort, South Carolina.


Compiled by Devin Bonner, Office of Communications and Public Relations

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