Professional Activities

Dr. Leslie Cramblet Alvarez, professor of psychology, in her role of President of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, represented the region at the American Psychological Association’s 2014 Education Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference theme, “Learning in a Digital World,” featured plenary sessions and discussion groups including the use of games in learning, online teaching pedagogy, technology and today’s learner, and learning analytics, among others.

The Education Leadership Conference is the APA’s major education advocacy event. In addition to conference programming, attendees participated in educational advocacy through Capitol Hill visits. Attendees met with their Senators and Representatives to encourage them to support $8.9 million of funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Graduate Psychology Education Program (GPE). This funding provides grants to APA-accredited doctoral psychology programs and internships. The ultimate goals of these grants are to provide interprofessional education and expand access to mental health services among underserved and vulnerable populations.

Dr. Jared Beeton, assoc. professor of earth science, and undergraduate Dan Carver had a paper published in Quaternary Research, a major, peer-reviewed, international-level journal.

Their paper is titled “Holocene Landscape Evolution and Geoarchaeology of Low-Order Streams in the Rio Grande Basin, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, USA.”

Beth Bonnstetter, assoc. professor of mass communication, was recently selected as a 2014 Faculty Fellow by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Read more.

Gregg Elliott, director of Counseling and Career Services, recently received his certification for Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk Trainer (AMSR). He is the only AMSR trainer in the State of Colorado. Read more.

Dr. Eden Wales Freedman, asst. professor of English, was the keynote speaker at the international women’s conference, “Exploring Women’s Testimony,” sponsored by the University of Maine at Augusta, Colby College, and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, held Oct. 8-10. Her address, “Exploring Women’s Testimony through American Literature: The Reader as Witness,” considered how readers may engage trauma literature by and about women in order to combat–verses exacerbate–depicted catastrophes and theorizes a readerly engagement of women’s traumatic testimony, exploring how authors, characters, and readers can witness trauma together.

Mary Hoffman, executive director of Adams State University Community Partnerships, recently attended the 2014 Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership in Boston. She is a member of the university’s Sustainability Team, which works to achieve carbon neutrality. Read more.

Dr. Ed Lyell, professor of business administration, was one of 40 economic professors, from around the nation invited to a two-day conference, Oct. 10 -11, on how to better teach economics using new digital tools. Read more.

Author: jmwaecht

Assistant to the President for Communications
Editor/Designer of alumni magazine – A-Stater