Marlem Landa-Gonzalez doesn’t think managers should keep all institutional knowledge, power, and decision-making capabilities to themselves. Instead, this student in the Master of Human Services
Megan McDaniel ‘20 first traveled to the Peruvian Amazon in 2014. Now, several years, several trips to Peru, and an MS in Environmental Studies later, she’s the Executive Director of a nonprofit conservation organization Conservación de la Naturaleza Amazónica del Perú (CONAPAC).
Dr. Kelly Cerialo ‘21 (GSLC, PhD) recently co-chaired a responsible tourism workshop at EuroMAB, a biennial conference hosted by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Nockberge, Austria. Cerialo is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator in the Business and Hospitality Department at Paul Smith’s College. She specializes in the social impacts of tourism in protected areas, tourism in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, UNESCO Biosphere Reserves governance and management, recreation overuse, youth leadership mentoring in sustainable communities, and cross-cultural communication. (To learn more about Ecotourism, read the Common Thread article Envisioning Justice in Ecotourism, which features Cerialo and PhD in
Dr. Sean Creighton ’06 (PhD, GSLC) has been named President of The Washington Internship Institute following the organization’s merger with the New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) where he remains President. Learn more about Dr. Creighton and read his dissertation Community Partner Indicators of Engagement: An Action Research Study on Campus-Community Partnership, here.
Dr. Harriet Schwartz ’09 (GSLC, PhD) served as the keynote speaker for the Cedar Crest College summer 2022 faculty development day. With Relational Cultural Theory as a foundation, Schwartz presented her work on relational teaching. In addition, she engaged the faculty in dialogue regarding authenticity, role, and relational clarity in the teaching space. Schwartz is a Professor of Relational Practice and Higher Education in the Graduate School of Leadership and Change.
Youn Han ‘13 (New England, MS ) authored the article, “3 ways educators can embrace and enable inclusive programming,” for eSchool News which explores all facets of education technology. This article makes a case for intentionally inclusive learning spacing for LGBTQIA+, female, and BIPOC students to help address the negative mental health effect of the pandemic and social stereotypes. She offers people working with youth three steps to building learning environments where students feel supported, respected, and have a sense of belonging. Youn is the Chief Programs Officer at Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest and has over 14 years
PhD in Leadership and Change student Lynn Horan recently published two articles on her research regarding embodied leadership and boundary work of female clergy. The first, “Separation of Church and State Fails to Protect Female Clergy,” was published by Young Clergy Women International, and the second, published by Presbyterians Today, is entitled “A Time to Dance, Belief and Healing Begins in Our Bodies.” Horan is an ordained Presbyterian minister and leadership consultant specializing in women’s leadership development in both secular and religious contexts.
Jessica Leith, faculty in the MA in Couple and Family Therapy program in Seattle, will present in the third part of a four-part webinar series through the University of Washington entitled Family-Based Interventions for Child and Youth Mental Health Across the Developmental Spectrum on December 7, 2022. This webinar is dedicated to family interventions for children and adolescents, with Part Three being specifically targeted toward those interested in learning more about adolescent mental health and family-based treatments, as well as strategies that demonstrate effectiveness in doing this type of work. The webinar will give an overview of current adolescent mental