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Faculty and Staff Achievements

Amy L. Montz, co-edited, co-authored the introduction and independently wrote an essay for the book Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, which is now in print through the academic press, Ashgate Press: 

Elizabeth Ramos, instructor in Food and Nutrition, is featured on the National Restaurant Association’s website this month for her class project on food safety. As part of her Quantity Food Production and Purchasing class each fall, Ramos teaches food safety fundamentals through the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe program. Her students must be ServSafe-certified before they start lab rotations next month in the campus dining facilities. The students study purchasing, receiving, storage, food prep, service, cleaning, catering and retail as part of the lab. Ramos and one of her students are featured at

Kelly Sparks, assistant professor of Teacher Education, has been invited to serve on the GeoProgressions Project, a panel of geography educators that will develop learning progressions for maps, geospatial technology, and spatial thinking. GeoProgressions is a project funded by the National Science Foundation to build capacity for learning progressions research in geography and is supported by the Association of American Geographers, Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education, National Center for Research in Geography Education, National Council for Geographic Education, and the National Geographic Society.

Dr. Matt Hanka, assistant professor of political science and director of the Master of Public Administration Program, has been elected vice president of the Indiana Political Science Association.

Chris Hogue, laboratory supervisor in Pott College of Science,Engineering, and Education, was this year's winner of the Staff Council’s Support Staff Performance Recognition Award.

"Chris has a huge impact, making it possible for many of our faculty and staff to stage off-campus events that promote the university in amazing ways. His involvement with off-campus events demonstrate his complete support for everything USI," said Britney Orth, Staff Council chair.

Dr. Curtis Price's paper “Gender, Competition, and Managerial Decisions” will be included in the Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program's new Gender Action Portal (GAP).










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