June 2021

Summer is upon us. I hope that all of you are enjoying the warmer weather and finding time to relax and recharge after an especially challenging year. This issue of the college's newsletter celebrates the work of many members of our Temple community. In addition, please join me in welcoming our new Temple President, Dr. Jason Wingard, former dean and professor of the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University. I look forward to collaborating and working with Dr. Wingard, and want to also acknowledge the decades of contributions that President Englert has made to our College and Temple University. Our future is bright indeed.  

This issue highlights just a handful of the amazing achievements and contributions of members of our CEHD community. For example, allow me to celebrate Dr. Joe DuCette for his boundless support for our doctoral students over several decades. Not only has he supported hundreds of students in completing their dissertations, he also has started a scholarship fund to financially support students as they complete their degree. Also in this issue, Dr. Jennifer Johnson provides important insights from her scholarship related to college access and student retention. Moreover, we also celebrate Dr. Jessica Tobin Nagle, a 2020 PhD graduate who won the annual dissertation award for Literacy Excellence from AERA, and we recognize the many ways in which CEHD’s Intergenerational Center has supported local families through the pandemic.  

I am proud of the achievements and resilience of members of our college community over the course of this year, and I look forward to our next steps together.  

Best Regards,  
Gregory M. Anderson, PhD
Dean and Professor of Higher Education
College of Education and Human Development, Temple University