Dr. Dawne Moon, associate professor of social and cultural science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the 2015-16 Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner. During her sabbatical, Moon will work on her forthcoming book, “The End of Cultural Wars: Gays, Evangelicals, and Reconciliation,” including conducting qualitative sociological research. The study examines the national movement among Evangelical Protestants to end the “Christians vs. gays” mentality. She also plans to conduct multiple interviews, and where possible, participant-observation involving extended stays with organizations involved in this movement throughout North America. The Sabbatical Review Committee nominates the Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner. The recipient receives his or her full salary, plus two additional months of summer pay and $10,000 to fund travel and expenses related to research conducted during the year-long sabbatical.
The 2015-16 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award has been awarded to Mary Jo Wiemiller, clinical assistant professor and chair of physician assistant studies in the College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Marilyn Frenn, professor in the College of Nursing. They will collaborate on a project titled, “Developing and Implementing Interprofessional Education in the Health Sciences through a Collaborative Learning Approach.” The goal of the project is to develop and implement interprofessional education by collaboration among the respective units in health sciences, nursing, dentistry, and counseling psychology and/or education. The project will include undergraduate, graduate, professional students, faculty, and administrators of the mentioned units who will formally participate in interprofessional education activities centered on common applicable themes that cross disciplines and are key components in the students’ education, job placement and career success. The Committee on Teaching selects the award-winning team, which will receive $20,000 to fund the project.