Free SAPAA and LLC Webinar this Thursday!

Jes Takla

January 22, 2018

Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs (SAPAA) Knowledge Community (KC) Living Learning Communities (LLC) Working Group is sponsoring a FREE webinar this Thursday!

Learning Reconfigured: Engaging Faculty in the Residential Student Experience

Date/Time: Thursday, January 25; 1:00-2:00 pm (Pacific Time)
*Please note: this is a time correction from the NASPA Region V SAPAA KC E-Newsletter (January) sent on 1/18/18.

To Register: email LLC Working Group Coordinator: Jes Takla; space is limited to the FIRST 50 RSVPs

Presenters: Michael Cross, Ph. D., Justin Brown, Ph. D., Neudy Carolina Nuñez, M.S. Ed. (see presenter bios below)

Abstract: Are you wondering how you can engage with faculty in residence halls? Come hear from staff and faculty at University of South Florida about their thriving Faculty Fellows and Faculty in Residence program. This session will include recruitment strategies, student engagement with faculty, tips for working with faculty, and lessons learned. This will be a great opportunity to hear from the staff and faculty perspective.

Presenter Bios:

Michael Cross, Ph. D.

Dr. Cross is an educator, technologist, and entrepreneur. He earned his Ph.D. in applied physics at the University of South Florida in 2016 and B.S. in computer science from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2005. His interests include translating scientific advances in the lab into services, products, and policies accessible to the greater community. He is an author on several peer-reviewed publications and his research comprises an interdisciplinary collaboration focused on 3D bio printing platforms and biomaterials for rapid cell release. Dr. Cross also serves as the Director for Undergraduate Research and leads the coordination of the annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium. He served as a Faculty Fellow for 1 year and is now a Faculty-in- Residence in Summit Hall, home to the Honors College LLC.

Dr. Justin Brown, Ph. D.

Dr. Brown is an assistant professor in the School of Mass Communications teaching courses in telecommunications, law and research methods. He earned his B.S. (Journalism) from the University of Oregon, and both his M.A. (Telecommunication Studies) and Ph.D. (Mass Communication) from Penn State University. His research focuses on telecommunications law and policy issues including broadband deployment and new media.  He has made numerous research presentations at conferences organized by the International Communications Association (ICA), American Educators in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC), Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and the Telecommunication Policy Research Conference (TPRC). He has served as a Faculty-in- Residence for 3 years in traditional first-year communities supporting the Wellness LLC, Education LLC and Social Justice Initiatives.

Neudy Carolina Nuñez, M.S. Ed.

Neudy Carolina Nuñez, currently serves in Housing & Residential Education at the University of South Florida as the Program Director for Academic Initiatives & Living Learning Communities and leads assessment efforts for Residential Education. She earned her M.S. Ed., Graduate Certificate in African New World Studies, and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Florida International University. In her current role, she provides strategic visioning to the Living Learning Community program, oversees the Faculty-in- Residence, Faculty Fellow and assessment strategies in Residential Education. Her research interests include retention and persistence of underrepresented students, intersectionality of race, gender and socio economics, and the experiences of women of color in higher education. Neudy has presented at conferences such as NASPA, ACUHO-I Academic Initiatives and NCORE. She was recently awarded the NASPA FL Mid-Manager of the Year Award.

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