Autumn Tooms Cyprès, Ed.D., an expert in politics in the professoriate and educational organizations, organizational reform, and leadership preparation, has been named the dean of the School of Education after a national search. She will join UAB July 1, succeeding Lynn Kirkland, Ed.D., professor and chair of the Department of Instruction and Curriculum, who has served as interim dean for this academic year.

On Saturday, February 24, the Zeta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, an honor society for students, counselors and counselor educators, held its annual initiation and awards ceremony. The ceremony recognized this year’s scholarship recipients, an inductee into the Counselor Education Hall of Fame, and new student initiates to the Zeta Chapter.

Kinesiology activity courses are a fun way to earn credit and get moving during your day. The following courses are open to all undergraduates:

Professors from nine disciplines were awarded CTL-QEP Teaching Innovation Grants to support new approaches to instruction and learning in a team environment. In total, faculty received $47,653 for the development and execution of their proposals.

Instructional Design Specialist Jenelle Hodges, Ph.D., and assistant professors Josephine Prado, Ph.D., Claire Mowling, Ed.D., and Jenna LaChenaye, Ph.D., in the School of Education, will work toward two goals: (1) explore transformations in learner perceptions about differences in group and teamwork using a social constructivist lens and (2) deconstruct the mechanisms of quality instructional design used to transform higher education learning environments to improve student perceptions of teamwork and critical thinking practices. 

Kathy Tubbs has spent two decades at UAB, beginning in 1998 as a project coordinator and later moving to the School of Education as a financial assistant. During that time, Tubbs, now an administrative associate in the dean’s office, has developed a reputation for kindness, reliability and responsibility with colleagues throughout UAB that earned her the title of Employee of the Month for February.