OUE Staff Highlights (December)

New to OUE: David Eady

David Eady is the new Industry Engagement Manager with the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS) and the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business. In this role, he will deepen and expand relationships with the business sector to advance strategic objectives within the two centers, working as part of the SLS Partnerships Team.

Prior to joining, David spent over 23 years leading sustainability initiatives and facilitating stakeholder engagements through various professional and civic roles. He started his career as a community organizer working on environmental and public health challenges in low-income, minority, and coastal communities in Georgia and the southeast. After graduate school, he became a fellow with the Army Environmental Policy Institute, based at Georgia Tech, and later joined the research faculty in Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, before working in management consulting for the last 14 years. David has an MS in Urban Studies, concentrated in community planning and development, from Georgia State University, and a BA in philosophy, focused on environmental ethics, with additional studies in sociology, from the University of Georgia.

OUE Presents at Vice Provosts Units Assessment Event

Dr. Roberta Berry (Honors Program) & Dr. Casey Chaviano (OVPUE) presented at the VP Units assessment event on November 28. Using the Honors Program as an example, the pair discussed the steps units can take to make their own assessment practices more meaningful.

Justin Boone (CAS) Receives Acceptance of Proposal

Justin Boone recently took part in a research action cluster (RAC) whose proposal was recently accepted by the Network of STEM Education Centers (NSEC). The multi-college group were awarded $6,000 from NSEC. The award will be used to create:

  • A “how-to” document outlining the steps to create a STEM tutoring center.
  • A compendium of strategies to build bridges between the academic and student success communities. • STEM-focused peer-mentor training strategies.
  • An analysis of metrics of mentoring cost-effectiveness.
  • Descriptions of successful publicity and marketing efforts.
  • A website to streamline dissemination of tutoring center data.