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SOE Faculty Appointed to Leadership Positions
School of Education professors Marcelle Haddix and Linwood Vereen now hold key positions on prestigious boards. Haddix, dean’s associate professor and chair of the Reading and Language Arts Center (RLA), has been named to serve as vice president-elect on the Literacy Research Association (LRA) board for a five-year term. Vereen, associate professor in the department of counseling and human services, has been elected to serve as secretary on the Association for Counselor Education and Supervisor (ACES) executive board position during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Haddix and Vereen both have an impressive history of leadership, scholarship and service to their fields. Haddix is a core faculty member in the Renée Crown University Honors Program, an affiliated faculty member in department of women’s and gender studies, a member of the Democratizing Knowledge Core Team and holds a courtesy faculty appointment in the Cultural Foundations of Education department. She also directs the Writing Our Lives project, a program geared toward supporting the writing practices of urban youth within and beyond school contexts. Additionally, Haddix was awarded the American Educational Research Association Division K Early Career Award; the National Council for Teachers of English Promising Researcher Award; and the Syracuse University Meredith Teaching Award, one of the University’s most prestigious teaching honors.
“Dr. Haddix’s position [on the LRA] was elected by the membership of the international organization of literacy researchers and professors. That they are excited to entrust her with leading us toward the organization’s future suggests the esteem with which her scholarship and service are held,” says Kathy Hinchman, associate dean of the School of Education and professor in the Reading and Language Arts Center. LRA is committed to ethical research that is rigorous, methodologically diverse and socially responsible. The organization promotes research that enriches the knowledge, understanding and development of lifespan literacies in a multicultural and multilingual world.
Vereen is the program coordinator for the clinical mental health program and directs the selected studies in education program at the undergraduate level.
“This national position is an honor, and I am certain that Linwood will contribute greatly to the profession while representing Syracuse University quite well,” says Nicole Hill, chair of counseling and human services. In his new role as secretary, Vereen will be responsible for maintaining all current records, and managing archive materials.
“Being elected to the ACES executive board as the secretary allows an opportunity to help shape counselor education and supervision on a national scale and to help foster the growth of the profession,” says Vereen.
The primary purpose of ACES is to advance counselor education and supervision in order to improve the provision of counseling services in all settings. ACES members are counselors, supervisors, graduate students and faculty members who strive to improve the education and supervision of counselors in training and in practice.