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  • January 2019 Alumni News

    By Josh Duke | January 9, 2019 | Posted in: Alumni News

    Kenneth A. Kiewra
    January 31, 2019
    Educational Psychology Ph.D. ’82

    Kenneth Kiewra has written a recently published trade book for parents (scholars, educators, and coaches, too) on talent development. The book, titled Nurturing Children’s Talents, provides steps on how parents can  help their child develop talent in a variety of activities. The book looks at the experiences of Olympic athletes, award-winning artists, and more.


    James Hunt FSU

    James Hunt
    January 29, 2019
    Higher Education M.S. ’08, Higher Education Ph.D. ’16

    James Hunt, current director of Institutional Research for FSU, is quoted in today’s featured article on Inside Higher Ed discussing a research article Hunt had published in Review of Higher Education with David Tandberg, vice president of Policy Research and Strategic Initiatives at SHEEO, and associate professor of Economics of Education and Education Policy, Toby Park, as co-authors.


    Jennifer McKee FSUJennifer McKee
    January 28, 2019
    Higher Education M.S. ’06

    Jennifer McKee was recently promoted to the position of Associate Director of Outdoor Programs and Facilities at FSU Campus Recreation. Formerly, McKee was the Assistant Director for Reservation Operations and Risk Management. She joined the FSU Campus Recreation as a Coordinator of Aquatics in 2002.


    Jason Guilbeau
    January 3, 2019
    Higher Education Ph.D. ’18

    Jason Guilbeau was named the executive director of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). ASHE has over 2,000 members and promotes higher education as a field of study. It also publishes a highly respected journal, The Review of Higher Education. As executive director, Guilbeau will operate out of the ASHE office in the College of Education of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. From the press release: “My immediate focus in this role will be to continue the tremendous success and momentum of our Association,” Guilbeau said. “ASHE has become the premier organization for scholars who study higher education. In just six years, we will celebrate our 50th anniversary. I look forward to spending this next year hearing from our members about where they envision ASHE going and how we get there. Our Association has some of the most passionate, brightest, and talented individuals who everyday strive for both educational and social justice. I am so honored to be selected to be a part of these endeavors.”

    Jose Da Silva
    January 2, 2019
    Higher Education M.S. ’12

    Jose Da Silva was selected as Vice President of Kankakee Community College, which is located in Kankakee, IL. The community college was established in 1966 and serves the surrounding areas of Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford, Grundy, Livingston, and Will counties. Da Silva also received his undergraduate degree from Florida State’s Department of Sociology.