Lycoming College faculty and staff recognized at Honors Convocation

Lycoming College faculty and staff recognized at Honors Convocation

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Three Lycoming College faculty and staff members were honored with teaching and service awards at the College's annual Honors Convocation on April 15. The awards are given on the basis of dedication and service to the College.

Dr. Susan Beery is the recipient of the 2012 Constance Cupp Plankenhorn Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence. An assistant professor and chair of the psychology department, she joined the Lycoming faculty in 1999. Her research and clinical interests include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other disruptive behavior disorders in children, psychological evaluation of children and adolescents, early intervention for children with psychological difficulties, and helping parents and schools better meet the educational and mental health needs of children and adolescents with learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral problems. Beery earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialization in children and families from the University of Miami in Florida.

Dr. Kerry Richmond, assistant professor of criminal justice, has been awarded the 2012 Junior Faculty Teaching Award for excellence in teaching. She joined Lycoming's faculty in 2009. Her primary research interests focus on the effectiveness of correctional programming to promote the reintegration of offenders, specifically females, and she has presented her research at the American Society of Criminology conference meetings. In addition to her teaching and research background, Richmond also worked for several years creating alternative sentencing plans for federal and state defendants and developing parole plans for state inmates through the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives in Baltimore, Md. She earned a Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Edward Gabriel, associate professor of biology, received the Makisu Award, which the student body presents to a faculty or staff member for extraordinary service and dedication. He has taught at the College since 1977 and has served as the Health Professions Advisory Committee chair for more than 25 years. Gabriel earned a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and his special interests include genetics, radiation and cellular biology.

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.