Faculty Accolades for Nov. 25, 2019

  • November 25th, 2019

Appointments and Elections

Dr. Lilanta Bradley, assistant professor of community medicine and population health at the College of Community Health Sciences, was elected to a second term as a governing councilor for the Public Health Education and Health Promotion section of the American Public Health Association. In addition, Bradley was selected to participate as a scholar in the 2019-20 Health Disparities Research Education Award Certificate Program, an interdisciplinary professional development program sponsored by Morehouse School of Medicine, Tuskegee University, The University of Alabama, Creighton University, University of South Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Honors and Awards

Kevin Chance

Kevin Chance, assistant professor of piano, School of Music, has been inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame — a prestigious designation recognizing the work of North America’s most committed and passionate piano educators. He was one of only 43 teachers from the United States and Canada inducted into the Steinway Teachers Hall of Fame this fall.  

The Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Research named Dr. Sarah McDaniel the recipient of its 2020 Distinguished Early Career Research Award. McDaniel, associate professor of special education and multiple abilities and director of the Alabama Positive Behavior Supports Office in the College of Education, will receive the award and an honorarium at the group’s annual convention in February 2020. This annual award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding scientific contributions within basic or applied research in special education within the first 10 years following receipt of the doctoral degree.   

Performances and Exhibits

A photograph by Allison Grant, assistant professor in the department of art and art history, was selected for the exhibition and national photography fellowship competition Developed Work at the Midwest Center for Photography.

Jason Guynes, professor and chair of the department of art and art history, had a work, “Càdiz,”included in the national juried exhibition Redemption at Skye Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island, which runs through Dec. 7. Two of his works, “Tempietto del Bramante” and “St. Ignatius and the Flaming Heart,” were accepted in the national juried exhibition Black and White at 311 Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina, through Nov. 30.

Daisie Hoitsma, instructor in the department of art and art history, has a two-person exhibition, “sprue, sprout, re-route,” at the Ebsco Gallery in the Shelby County Art Center in Columbiana through Dec. 31.

Wade MacDonald, assistant professor in the department of art and art history, had work accepted in the national juried exhibition LUSH: A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition at Lighthouse Art Center in Palm Beach, Florida. Two works were also accepted to the national juried exhibition The Cup, The Mug, Mainstreet Arts in Clifton Springs, New York. 

Pete Schulte, associate professor in the department of art and art history, has a solo exhibition through Dec. 21 at McKenzie Fine Art Gallery, New York City.

Jason Guynes
Daisie Hoitsma
Wade McDonald in his studio
Pete Schulte






Presentations and Publications

Dr. James C. Hamilton, associate professor of psychology and clinical associate professor of internal medicine, gave pediatric grand rounds at the Yale University Medical School on Oct. 30. Hamilton is an expert on medical child abuse and Munchausen by Proxy.

Dr. Tanja Jones, associate professor in the department of art and art history, published “The Mediterranean Context: Pisanello’s Medals for Alfonso I of Naples,” in Predella 43-44, a special issue of the journal dedicated to new directions in the study of Renaissance Naples.

Dr. Delynne Wilcox, assistant director for health promotion and wellness of the Student Health Center has been chosen to represent the American College Health Association on the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) National Update Call Series on Lung Disease Associated with E-Cigarette/Vaping. The weekly conference calls are facilitated by the CDC and include representatives from federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, the Association of Public Health Laboratories, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, and Senior State/Local Health Officials from across the country. She currently serves as the co-chair for the ACHA Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Coalition.

James Hamilton
Tanja Jones in Venice
Delynne Wilcox standing outside

 Submitting Accolades 

Faculty and staff are invited to share the following: awards from state, national or international organizations; elections to office in state, national or international organizations; performances and exhibits; publications of books, book chapters or articles in peer-reviewed journals; keynote speeches or addresses at conferences; new positions as assistant or associate deans, department heads or department chairs. Submit accolades to the college or division’s communications specialist or use  the online form. Direct questions to cathy.butler@ua.edu.

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