Carpenter Lecture Series speaker Rick Wagoner

The Charles Carpenter lectureship provides a time where students, graduates, and educational leaders can come together to learn about current trends in community colleges and to network with other professionals.

May 10, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Furman Hall, room 101

Rick Wagoner, Ph.D
Research Design and Consideration for Community College Issues: An Exposition of Two Studies

Rick WagonerRick Wagoner is an Assistant Professor in the Higher Education and Organizational Change Division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research and scholarship centers on community colleges and addresses them from multiple perspectives including theoretical and scholarly, practitioner oriented, and policy. He is particularly concerned with faculty work and professional identity, colleges as organizations, and the transfer function from the perspectives of individual students, institutions, and state-level policies. Professor Wagoner’s interest in community colleges is deeply grounded in his own experience as he graduated with an AS degree from the College of Eastern Utah in Price, Utah and has worked as an administrator and adjunct professor at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

Learn more about the Charles Carpenter Lecture series here.

College of Education faculty member Deborah Rubel

Deborah RubelDeborah Rubel (pictured on the right), Ph.D, Associate Professor of Counseling in the College of Education, is the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Article Award published in the Journal for Specialists in Group Work (JSGW) for “Application of Focal Conflict Theory to Psychoeducational Groups: Implications for Process, Content, and Leadership.” She and co-author, Julia Champe, Ph.D of Southern Illinois University, accepted the award at the American Counseling Association National Conference in Cincinnati, OH on March 22.  This is Deborah’s second time receiving the award – the first being in 2008 for “An Exploratory Study of Expert Group Leadership” co-written with William B. Kline, Ph.D of Western Kentucky University.

All articles published in JSGW during any given year are eligible for this award, and it is awarded based on an editorial board vote regarding potential to positively impact the field of group work.