WCU professors recognized for research
WEST CHESTER >> On Thursday, the West Chester University Foundation hosted a reception at the Alumni & Foundation Center, located at 202 Carter Drive, to celebrate the research and expertise of university faculty at the first annual “Spotlight on Research” reception.
The reception, led by the university’s Provost Lorraine Bernotsky was a way to celebrate the scholarship of the faculty, who are contributing nationally and internationally to advancing scholarship and research in their fields of study.
Union President Mark Rimple gave a brief overview of the event and how the faculty was selected.
Interim university President Chris Fiorentino welcomed and recognized all who have been promoted to associate and full professor and detailed the process and the importance of scholarship in the promotion process and general excellence of research and scholarship of the faculty.
State Sen. Andrew “Andy” Dinniman, D-19 of West Whiteland, spoke about the evolution of the event which was born out of conversations with Rimple as a way to celebrate the scholarship of the WCU faculty.
The awardees included: Kevin B. Aptowicz, professor of physics; Josh Auld, associate professor of biology; Ellie Brown, professor of psychology; Liz Grillo, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders; Kurt Kolasinski, professor of chemistry; Allison Kolpas, associate professor of mathematics; Cheryl Neale-McFall, assistant professor of counselor education; Eric Owens, associate professor of counselor education; Carolyn Sorisio, professor of English; and Liz Wang, professor of marketing.
Several West Chester University faculty were honored at the first annual “Spotlight on Research” reception.