Two faculty members named to endowed professorships

Barbara Birkett and Gregory D’Amico, faculty members at Rochester Institute of Technology, were appointed to two of the Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology’s (GMST) prestigious endowed professorships this fall. Birkett assumes the role of the Paul and Louise Miller Endowed Professorship. D’Amico will serve as the Gravure Endowed Professor. Both faculty-researchers began their new roles on July 1.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Birkett and Dr. D’Amico fill these endowed positions as we continue to rebuild our programs. They both bring a wealth of experience from the business-side of the industry to these roles,” said Bruce Myers, associate professor and department chair of Graphic Media Science and Technology. “Dr. Birkett’s knowledge of the financial aspects of the graphic media business offers a unique perspective to the Paul and Louise Miller Endowed Chair, while Dr. D’Amico’s history of research, writing, and consulting on the management of printing operations

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SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Takes Aim at Institutionalized Racism by Hiring Faculty of Color

In one small way to combat a more than “400-year-pandemic” of institutionalized racism in the U.S., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) Dean Robin Hughes, PhD, is working in a deliberate and calculated way to make her University better, stronger and more equitable by hiring a group of faculty members of color, known as cluster hires.

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — In one small way to combat a more than “400-year-pandemic” of institutionalized racism in the U.S., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) Dean Robin Hughes, PhD, is working in a deliberate and calculated way to make her University better, stronger and more equitable by hiring a group of faculty members of color, known as cluster hires.

“I thought about a request for a cluster hire of faculty of color, when I learned about

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