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Eight new tenured and tenure-track faculty members have joined the College of Education this year. The range of factors that attracted the newest faculty members to Temple are as varied as their fields of expertise. For the College of Education’s Renée M. Tobin, a national leader in the study of personality and social development in the context of school counseling, Temple’s mission and urban location were critical factors.

“I was impressed with [Dean Gregory M. Anderson’s] vision for the college, and I felt that the social justice mission of the university resonated with my own values,” said Tobin, who will coordinate the college’s counseling psychology programs. “One of the draws to Temple and to this position is access to helping children and families. It was clear to me that Temple is committed to helping North Philadelphia and the city’s public schools. I wanted to be part of that."

Joseph Paris