Lycoming College professor receives award

Lycoming College professor receives award

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Dr. Susan Ross, Lycoming College professor of sociology, was recently awarded the inaugural Berthold Research & Information Competencies Award from the College.

The award will be given annually to a faculty member who has exhibited a commitment to research and information competencies in assignments, collaboration, curriculum mapping, professional development and scholarship.

As the recipient of the award, Ross will participate in one of Lycoming's Teaching Effectiveness events during the upcoming academic year, sharing ideas about how she has actively incorporated research and information competencies in the classroom. Ross will receive a cash prize supported by the College's Beverly Joyce Smithson Glad Fund.

Ross has been teaching at Lycoming since 1998. She earned a doctorate from the University of New Hampshire. She is the co-author of the book Deployed: How the Reservists Bear the Burden of Iraq and is the editor of American Families Past and Present: Social Perspectives on Transformation. She contributes to courses in the anthropology-sociology department, the women's and gender studies program, and the interdisciplinary criminal justice program. She is the recipient of teaching awards from both the University of New Hampshire and Lycoming College, and is also the faculty advisor for Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.

The award is named in honor of Dr. Howard Berthold, retired professor of psychology as well as the first and long-serving chair of the Faculty Library Advisory Committee. Berthold was a strong supporter of Snowden Library's instruction program.

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.