Hinton Appointed to Associate Dean’s Position
The College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas starts the fall semester with a new associate dean, two new department heads and a new director of the student advising center.
Barbara Hinton has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs in the college, Dean Reed Greenwood announced.
Hinton, a professor of vocational and adult education, has served as head of the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders for 16 years. She assumed her new responsibilities earlier this month. Michael Daugherty, professor of vocational education, is serving as interim department head.
Roy Farley, who has served as chairman of the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling and Foundations since July 2003, will return to the classroom next week. Michael Miller has been appointed as new department head. Miller has served as coordinator of the department's higher education program since 2004.
Barbara Goodman began her duties in July as the new director of the Boyer Center for Student Services. Goodman worked for eight years as assistant director of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/
Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders
Hinton holds a doctorate in adult education and a master of education degree in secondary education, reading/English, both from the University of Arkansas, and a bachelor of science degree in secondary education, music/English, from Auburn University. She came to the University of Arkansas in 1982 as a research associate in vocational education.
"Dr. Hinton brings extensive experience in academic affairs to the position and has earned the respect of her colleagues," Greenwood said. "She is well known around the nation for her leadership in organizations such as the University Council on Workforce and Human Resources Education and for her work in international education through programs with Kenyatta University in Kenya. As associate dean, Dr. Hinton will provide leadership for undergraduate and graduate degrees offered by the 17 academic programs in the college."
Hinton led her department in the development of distance education programs across Arkansas, enabling hundreds of students to pursue degrees in higher education.
"I am looking forward to serving the college in a new capacity and am excited about the possibilities," Hinton said. "I also feel very comfortable leaving the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communications Disorders at this point in time. It is in excellent hands. There are great opportunities ahead for the department and the college."
Daugherty came to the university last fall to establish and lead a technology education program. He holds a doctorate in occupational and adult education, a master of science degree in technology education and bachelor of science degree in industrial education, all from Oklahoma State University. He was previously on the faculty at Illinois State University.
"Dr. Daugherty is a nationally recognized expert in the technology education area, having worked on a number of innovative programs supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies," Greenwood said.
Daugherty is in his second three-year elected term as secretary of the Council for Technology Teacher Education, a national organization that awarded him its technology teacher educator of the year award in 2003. He also won an award of distinction for excellence in teaching, research and scholarship from the International Technology Education Association.
Daugherty is serving the first year of a five-year appointment to the board of examiners of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. He visits other universities across the United States and has been a part of a team that accredited teacher education programs at one of the top 10 universities in the nation.
"The decision to accept this opportunity was easy for me to make because of the way Dr. Hinton has led the department," Daugherty said. "The department is very well organized, and I want to thank Dr. Hinton for her leadership. The transition should be easy because of her work."
Hinton gave the faculty credit for the department's smoothly run programs. The faculty members collaborate across programs on research as well as teaching in each other's programs, she said. She also cited the July 1 appointment of Fredrick Nafukho, associate professor of workforce development and adult education, as assistant department head, replacing Ok Park, who retired at the end of the spring semester. Hinton described Nafukho and Daugherty as intelligent men of integrity whose leadership will be exciting to watch in the coming years.
"They are going to be an excellent team," she said. "It is gratifying to leave the department in such capable hands."
Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling and Foundations
Farley holds a doctorate in counselor education from the University of Arkansas, a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Central Arkansas and a bachelor's degree in psychology/sociology from Henderson State University. He has been on the UA faculty for 32 years and has nearly 40 years of experience in rehabilitation counseling and counselor education, research and supervision.
Farley's first 25 years of tenure with the University of Arkansas were spent in primarily a research role at the college's research and training center in Hot Springs. He had planned to spend the next 25 years in the classroom before accepting the position as department head.
"I look forward to going back into the classroom," Farley said. "At this point in my career, I would like to provide a supportive and mentoring role to our junior faculty."
His first priority will be to take over some collaborative projects in school counseling.
Farley has taught 18 courses in counseling and is a licensed professional counselor and previous Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute. He has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on research teams that have developed grant proposals awarded in excess of $12 million. He has more than 90 publications and 100 presentations and has conducted more than 250 workshops and seminars across the country for national, regional and state audiences.
"I want to thank Dr. Farley for his service as department head during an important time for the department and the college," Greenwood said. "His commitment to the department, college and university has been exemplary, and his service as department head has been most important to the realization of the goals of the department. I am most grateful for his service and know that he will provide important leadership in the counselor education program in addition to his teaching and other duties."
Miller received his doctorate in community and human resources (continuing and postsecondary education) from the University of Nebraska. He also holds a master's degree in higher education and a bachelor's degree in political science, both from Southern Illinois University.
He joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas as an associate professor in 2003. Previously, he served as the associate dean of the College of Education at San Jose State University and served on the faculty in higher education at the University of Alabama. He also directed the Nebraska Research and the Development Unit for Vocational Education, an extension of the Nebraska State Department of Education, while on the faculty at the University of Nebraska. The dean noted Miller's administrative experience in all of his previous positions.
"In addition, he has had significant experience in externally funded programs and development, both of which are critical to our mission in the college," Greenwood said. "He has taught extensively during his career in higher education and is widely published in the field of higher education."
Miller has authored or co-authored nearly 300 publications, including three books and seven others that he edited. He has written or co-written over $1 million in grants and has chaired more than 80 doctoral dissertations. He is on the editorial board of the Community College Journal of Research and Practice, the Journal of College Student Services, the Journal of Research in Education, and School Psychology Quarterly. He is the vice president of the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs and the director of the higher education special interest group for the Eastern Educational Research Association. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges.
"I am very excited about the opportunity to work with the ELCF faculty to advance their programs and to help students in their programs be successful," Miller said. "Additionally, I think this is a great time to explore how we are delivering our programs and integrating our research into instruction and service."
Boyer Center for Student Services
Goodman earned a bachelor's degree in business education and a master's degree in higher education administration, both from the College of Education and Health Professions.
"Barbara is already a member of our family," Greenwood said. "She comes to us with extensive experience in the Fulbright college, and we are so pleased to welcome her."
The Boyer Center advises incoming freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 45 credit hours. Its suite of offices is located at 336 Graduate Education Building.
Greenwood said Goodman will play a vital role in the emphasis the college places on making the Boyer Center its students' connection to the University of Arkansas.
"We want the Boyer Center to be a friendly, welcoming connection to the college for our undergraduate students," Goodman said. "We will make sure students understand that academic advising is more than just helping choose classes at the start of each semester. Students can come to their advisor with questions and concerns about anything on campus."
The advising center will work to maintain a connection with students throughout the semester, Goodman continued.
"The advisor can be the student's best resource," she said. "We can help students understand campus procedures in all areas, and if they have a question about something we don't handle we will know who can help them."
Heidi Stambuck, director of communications
College of Education and Health Professions
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