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College of Human Services and Health Professions names new associate deans, department chairs
College of Human Services and Health Professions names new associate deans, department chairsSeptember 12, 2005Carol K. Masiclatclkim@syr.edu
The College of Human Services and Health Professions at Syracuse University (HSHP) has named three new associate deans and two new department chairs.
In a recent message to faculty and staff, HSHP Dean Diane Lyden Murphy congratulated new associate deans D. Bruce Carter (faculty/curriculum/student services); Norm Faiola (administration/space); M. Eileen Lantier (faculty/curriculum/alumni) and new department chairs Kay Stearns Bruening (nutrition and hospitality management) and Robert Moreno (child and family studies).
“I am grateful that these individuals have agreed to dedicate this significant level of service to the college and work with me on the new curriculum proposals, as well as other important initiatives as HSHP becomes an integral partner in Chancellor Cantor’s vision for the University,” says Murphy.
Carter is an associate professor of child and family studies and psychology. His research and teaching interests focus on gender and sexuality issues, childhood socialization, gender and ethnic identity development, parenting influences in early childhood and early childhood education. He also teaches courses as part of HSHP’s Interprofessional Learning Community. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eckerd College and master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of Virginia. As associate dean, Carter will coordinate student services for those enrolled in the college. He also will be play a key role in coordinating Murphy’s early childhood curricular initiative, which will involve outreach to other schools, departments and programs and individuals engaged in research on, or teaching about, children and issues around child development and childcare. This initiative is expected tobecome a signature program of the college. Carter is also coordinating HSHP’s response to the Middle States Accreditation. He serves on the University’s Academic Coordinating Committee and will work on curricular development, faculty development and development.
Faiola is an associate professor and former chair of the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management. An expert in food safety, he has invented several important devices now widely used in the foodservice industry, and has earned more royalties through patents than any other SU faculty member. As associate dean, he will be oversee facilities management, planning and implementation, which includes computing services for the college, faculty and staff development academic retreats and workshops. Faiola will continue teaching courses in hospitality management and is working on several more products he hopes to license in the near future. He earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s of professional studies degree from Cornell University, and a Ph.D from SU. Faiola was honored with the CHRIE McCool Breakthrough Award from the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education in 2005 and SU’s Simons Award for Teaching Excellence in 1992. He has served on numerous University committees and served as interim associate dean of academic affairs in the College for Human Development 1999-2001.
Lantier’s teaching and research interests have focused on healthcare for adult populations, using technology as a tool in teaching and learning and the role of technology in healthcare, specifically applications that might help to more readily assist nurses in this time of extreme shortage. As associate dean of faculty/curriculum/alumni, she will offer support and motivation for current and future curriculum offerings of HSHP. Lantier earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in nursing and a doctoral degree in instructional design, development and evaluation, all from SU. She was the first director for Learning Resources at the College of Nursing, where she focused on how to enhance curriculum through direct work with faculty from a variety of nursing backgrounds and supporting an environmental setting conducive to student accomplishment. She has served on numerous University committees and was the recipient of the 1995 Barbara Narrow Excellence in Teaching Award.
Bruening conducts research related to outcomes assessment and child nutrition. She is currently serving as a consultant to the New York State Department ofHealth on the Team Nutrition Training Grant, which will promote physical activity and nutrition in after school programs participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program’s At-Risk Snack/Supper Program. Bruening earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Lawrence University, a master’s degree in human nutrition from SU and a Ph.D. in clinical nutrition from NYU. As department chair, Bruening will handle administrative responsibilities to allow faculty to continue to offer top-quality educational experiences for students, expand the department’s research efforts and maintain its long established tradition of community service and experience-based learning.
Moreno is an associate professor. His research interests focus primarily on the study of familial influences on children’s learning and academic achievement. He is particularly interested in how cultural variations in early parental teaching styles impact children’s learning. He is also interested in the role of the family in the education of young children, and how the family contributes to children’s academic success or failure. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California-Los Angeles, and a doctoral degree in child and adolescent development from Stanford University. As chair, he and the department faculty will take a fresh look at CFS curricula and will work to expand and refine both graduate and undergraduate programs. Moreno will facilitate the faculty’s research and teaching so that CFS can create new opportunities for students to understand and work with economically and culturally diverse children and families in the surrounding Syracuse community, as well as abroad.