Faculty Fellows 2008-09
Dawn Gay Marsh, Assistant Professor of History
Judith A. Myers-Walls, Associate Professor of Child Development and Family Studies
Myers-Walls' class, CDFS 441 Working With Parents, includes a required Service-Learning project in which groups of 4 (or so) identify a professional who works with parents and who could use written materials—a booklet, a series of pamphlets, or newsletters. Students are required to meet with the professional face to face or by phone at least twice over the course of the semester. After reviewing the literature to establish a research base for the topic, they create materials and give them to the professional for use with parents. In CDFS 442 Family Life Education groups of students will be paired with agencies who would like assistance with locating and/or reviewing the quality of family life education curriculum materials. Students will use a Web-based tool to assess the quality and will work together to prepare a review and recommendations for the professionals.
Judy T. Chen, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
In Chen's course, Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience at Tippecanoe Community Health Clinic, doctoral pharmacy students are directly involved in caring for the underserved and uninsured patients at the Tippecanoe Community Health Clinic. Through collaboration with various healthcare professionals, pharmacy students provide comprehensive clinical pharmacy services to ensure safe and appropriate medications use among this vulnerable population. Students apply drug knowledge and patient-care skills acquired during their didactic courses to assist with patient education, medication-related projects, therapeutic drug monitoring, and chronic disease management. The course ends with delivery of an in-service presentation to the clinical staff on selected medication-related topics. This Service-Learning course provides opportunities for pharmacy students to gain valuable insights into patient care while addressing the existing health disparity gap by improving access to quality healthcare for the medically underserved patients.
Linda Prokopy, Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Planning
In Prokopy's course, students write a landscape level natural resource management plan for community partners. Past projects have included writing a management plan for the Tippecanoe County Parks and Recreation Department, the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation, and The Nature Conservancy. The course blends problem-based learning with Service-Learning to encourage students to critically think about a challenging problem while also performing a community service.
Marifran Mattson, Associate Professor of Communication