Faculty, Former Student Recognized at Awards Celebration

Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: November 23, 2010

Faculty and a former student from the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development were recently recognized at the 2010 College Awards Celebration. Terah Venzant-Chambers, assistant professor of K-12 administration, garnered the Outstanding New Faculty Award from the Advisory Council of the College of Education and Human Development. “I see Dr. Venzant-Chambers as a student-centered professor who utilizes multiple pathways of instruction to engage her students and to promote active learning in her courses. Her number of scholarly publications is increasing, and she is making an effort to seek external funding to support her research and graduate students. Her willingness to serve is in line with the college’s vision of transforming lives,” says Fredrick Nafukho, department head. Fred Bonner, professor of higher education administration and associate dean of faculties, received the Extraordinary Service Faculty Award from the college’s Advisory Council. “Within minutes of meeting Dr. Bonner, you will know that you are in the presence of a very talented and extraordinarily engaging individual. His irrepressible energy places him at the top of his peers in research, teaching, program leadership and service to the department, college and university,” says James Kracht, executive associate dean for academic affairs. Lynn Hemmer, a former doctoral student now an assistant professor at Texas A&M International, was presented with the Dissertation of the Year Award. Hemmer’s dissertation is titled, “Critical analysis of at-risk policy discourse: Implications for administrators and teachers.” Her dissertation chairs are Professor Jean Madsen and Associate Professor Mario Torres.