Rachel Glade, a medical assistant professor on the U of A, has been named the College of Education and Health Professions‘ new Honors School director.
Her appointment begins on July 1. Glade, program coordinator of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program, will succeed Michelle Grey, who has been within the honors director function since 2015. Grey is the interim chair of the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation.
“The honors program within the School of Schooling and Well being Professions has established the usual for modern, bold undergraduate analysis and neighborhood engagement,” mentioned Lynda Coon, dean of the U of A Honors School. “Former Director of Honors Michelle Grey set a excessive bar for honors throughout the U of A campus. Rachel Glade is poised to leap that bar, propelling COEHP Honors into new heights of mental ambition.”
Glade mentioned it is a privilege to serve the school on this function. “Dr. Grey, in addition to earlier administrators, have carried out a tremendous job constructing COEHP Honors to the place it’s at present,” she mentioned. “I hope to comply with their instance and am excited to have the chance to encourage and spotlight the work of honors college students supporting and increasing the analysis and repair efforts of college on the College of Arkansas.”
Glade served on the school’s Honors Council for 3 years and mentors undergraduate and graduate college students engaged on analysis tasks. She started chairing Honors School thesis committees in 2016 and has since chaired 14 honors thesis committees and served on a further 18 honors thesis committees. She’s the mentor for six Honors School tasks this 12 months.
Glade’s college students have researched matters comparable to how adolescents with listening to loss expertise bullying and the affect of listening to loss on government perform abilities and dealing reminiscence in younger adults. Glade’s work, together with work with college students, has been printed in well-respected peer-reviewed journals. Her mentees constantly obtain funding for his or her analysis and shows of their work, and three have acquired Pupil Undergraduate Analysis Fellowship grants. Additionally they often current at native, state and nationwide conferences.
Glade has received quite a few awards on the U of A, together with the Excellent Service Award for Rehabilitation, Human Sources, and Communication Issues (2017); Excellent School Mentor for COEHP’s Honors Program (2019); the Progressive Instructing Award for COEHP (2019); and the U of A School Gold Medal (2019).
Glade gives evaluation, intervention and consultations for youngsters and adults with listening to loss in Arkansas and throughout the U.S. Her colleagues and friends elected her to function the president-elect for the Arkansas Speech-Language-Listening to Affiliation. This three-year time period led to 2021. Glade has been a board member for the non-profit group Arkansas Palms & Voices since 2011 and is state champion for the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Glade can be a school mentor for the U of A chapter of the Nationwide Pupil Speech-Language-Listening to Affiliation, a registered scholar group ceaselessly acknowledged nationally for its neighborhood service and philanthropy.
Glade and Grey spent a part of their summer time touring overseas in Sweden with U of A college students, together with a number of who’re a part of the honors program. They’ve co-led the Well being Groups Overseas Sweden course for 2 years.
Grey’s major analysis focuses on train coaching amongst older adults and sustaining muscle mass and cognition all through the lifespan. She teaches programs on the U of A on bodily points of growing older and oversees train programming for older adults with persistent sicknesses.
Grey known as her time as an Honors School director “merely superb.”
She mentioned, “This expertise afforded me the chance to collaborate with many people throughout campus and make modifications which have tremendously benefited COEHP’s Honors Program and to be extra aligned with the nationwide requirements. Stepping down after seven years was a tough resolution to make however was actually made simpler realizing Dr. Glade is taking up; she is going to proceed bettering COEHP Honors throughout her management.”