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Dr. Gregory Kordsmeier is Interim Dean of the School of Social Sciences24th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Gregory Kordsmeier, associate professor of sociology, has been named Interim Dean of the School of Social Sciences for the 2020-2021 academic year. He succeeds Dr. Kelly Ryan, now Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (EVCAA). Dr. Kordsmeier has taught the Sociology of Health and Medicine, Social Problems, Social Theory, …

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Faculty promotions boost academic culture11th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast is proud to recognize the following faculty members who have received promotions. Faculty Member School Title Terri Beard Education Senior Lecturer Todd Grote Natural Sciences Associate Professor Bernadette Jessie Social Sciences Full Professor Cathy Johnson Education Associate Professor Barbara Kutis Arts and Letters Associate Professor Alysa Lambert Business …

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Jennifer Ortiz and Kimberly Wrigley ’19: Community supervision inhibits successful re-entry8th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In an article in Corrections, the journal of the Corrections Division of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), Dr. Jennifer Ortiz and her former student, Kimberly Wrigley ’19 write that community supervision inhibits successful re-entry. Community supervision consists of a system of probation and parole, bolstered by monitoring and …

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Subhranil De: Impressions of spring in Southern Indiana26th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For most of his students, Subhranil De is the associate professor of physics who teaches quantum mechanics and researches the statics and dynamics of classical mechanical systems. But in his photographs and personal blogs, he reveals another side: an aesthetic sensibility and a writer’s gift for expression. In a recent …

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Trustees Teaching Awards honor IU Southeast faculty19th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Five IU Southeast faculty have received IU Trustees Teaching Awards for the 2019 calendar year. The IU Trustees Teaching Awards were first awarded in 2000-2001 to recognize and enhance excellent teaching, especially at the undergraduate level. The awards are open to tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as full-time lecturers …

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Susanna Crum uses art and history to boost morale in Louisville27th April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts and her partner, Rudy Salgado, are blending art, reminiscence and a sense of place to boost morale in Louisville, Kentucky. Crum and Salgado are reproducing and distributing a found artifact: pledge badges from the Great Flood of 1937. Printed on camvas and pinned …

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Teaching through the pandemic: Barbara Kutis6th April 2020

During this time of widespread disruption, with lives turned upside-down and inside-out, IU Southeast educators are making adjustments to deliver high-quality learning experiences for students. Assisted by the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE), they are shifting their courses online, overcoming challenges and making some discoveries along the way. These are their stories. Dr. …

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Sumreen Asim honored by Hoosier Association of Science Teachers24th February 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Sumreen Asim, assistant professor of elementary science and technology education, has received the 2020 Distinguished Award for Innovative College Science Teaching from the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. (HASTI). According to Asim, the award recognizes the innovative work of integrating technology in science methods coursework for IU Southeast’s …

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Social Sciences team takes “Top Prof” prize at Spring Teaching Symposium20th February 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Imagine trying to teach students how to count to ten in Klingon. Or to commit the perfect murder, using poison. Or identifying Fibonacci sequences in nature. Those were some of the challenges given to teams of IU Southeast faculty members during the “Top Prof” teaching competition, held during the 24th …

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Dr. Tom Wolf, emeritus professor of political science, remembered13th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The IU Southeast community mourns the passing of Dr. Thomas Philip “Tom” Wolf, professor emeritus of political science and former dean of the School of Social Sciences. A passionate educator and scholar, Wolf is remembered as a consummate intellectual, driven by the pursuit of knowledge and a love for ideas, …

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