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ACE Fellows Program Class of 2013-14

December 30, 1899


Michelle E. Alvarez
Associate Professor of Social Work
Minnesota State University--Mankato
Placement: Southern New Hampshire University 
Anne Lee Balazs
Head, Department of Marketing
Eastern Michigan University
Placements: Bowling Green State University (OH)
                  University of Toledo (OH)
Stuart M. Benkert
Director of Bands and Professor of Music
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Placement: Tennessee Higher Education Commission 
Peter A. Blitstein
Associate Professor, Department of History
Lawrence University (WI)*
Placement: Vassar College (NY)
Jeffrey M. Borkan1
Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Primary
Care and Population Health Progam Planning, Alpert Medical School
Brown University (RI)
ACE/Bishop Fellow in Partnership with the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine
Jennifer (Jen) P. Bott
Assistant Provost for Learning Initiatives and Associate Professor of Management
Ball State University (IN)
Placement: West Virginia University
Bridget F. Burns
Chief of Staff
Oregon University System 
Placement: Arizona State University
DeAngela J. Burns-Wallace
Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Director of Access Initiatives 
University of Missouri
Placement: University of Kansas 
Liping A. Cai
Associate Dean, College of Health & Human Sciences; Professor and Director,
Tourism &  Hospitality Research Center; and Director of China Center
Purdue University (IN)
Placement: Georgia State University
Linwood Cousins
Director and Professor, School of Social Work
Western Michigan University (MI)
Placement: University of Louisville (KY)
Noemi Custodia-Lora
Assistant Dean, Foundational Studies and Liberal Arts & Sciences
Northern Essex Community College (MA)
Placement: Lesley University (MA)
Kyle D. Dell
Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies Division 
Guilford College (NC)*
Placement: North Carolina State University
C. Cindy Fan
Interim Vice Provost for International Studies
University of California, Los Angeles
Placement: California State University System
Joel L. Frater
Assistant Provost for Diversity and Associate Professor, Recreation and Leisure Studies
The College at Brockport of The State University of New York
Placement: Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) 
Kelly A. Gebo
Director of Undergraduate Public Health Studies and Associate Professor of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Placement: University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth (Beth) Ann Gill
Charles J. Potts Professor of Sociology
Randolph-Macon College (VA)
Placement: DePaul University (IL)
Paul Gore
Director of Institutional Analysis and Associate Professor of Educational Psychology
University of Utah 
Placement: Montana State University
David L. Graham
Assistant Provost and Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Success
The Ohio State University
Placement: East Carolina University (NC) 
Makarand (Mark) Hastak
Division Head and Professor of Construction Engineering & Management
Purdue University (IN)
Placement: Cornell University (NY)
Keith M. Hearit
Professor, School of Communication
Western Michigan University
Placement: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 
Pamela E. Jansma
Dean, College of Science and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Texas at Arlington 
Placement: Colorado State University
Tamara Jhashi
Acting Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Art History
Oakland University (MI)
Placement: Mount Holyoke College (MA)
Newtona (Tina) O. Johnson
Director, Women's and Gender Studies and Professor of English
Middle Tennessee State University 
Placement: Georgia Gwinnett College
Joseph L. Jones
Founding Director, Social Justice Initiative
Philander Smith College (AR)**
Placement: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Mark S. Kiselica
Professor of Counselor Education
College of New Jersey
Placement: Elizabethtown College (PA) 
Andrew K. Koch
Executive Vice President
John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (NC)*
Placement: Brevard College (NC)
Anne L. Law
Chairperson and Professor, Department of Psychology
Rider University (NJ)
Placement: Suffolk University (MA)
Cynthia Baker McGowan
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Organic Chemistry
Merrimack College (MA)
Placement: University of Massachusetts Lowell
John Melendez
Vice President for Student Affairs
New Jersey City University (NJ)**
Placement: Inter American University of Puerto Rico Metropolitan Campus
James L. Moore III
Associate Provost of Diversity and Inclusion; Director, Todd Anthony Bell National
Resource Center on the African American Male; and Professor, Department of Educational Studies
The Ohio State University
Placement: George Mason University (VA) 
G. Scott Newman
Chair, Information Technologies Division
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology--Okmulgee*
Placement: University of Arkansas at Fayetteville 
Howard Y. Patterson
Vice President for Administration and Government Relations
University of Texas at Tyler*
Placement: University of Texas at Tyler 
Jorge Pérez
Associate Professor of Information Systems
Kennesaw State University (GA)
Placement: Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Patricia L. Price
Professor of Geography, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies; 2011-2013 Faculty Fellow,
Office of the Provost; Social and Behavioral Institutional Review Board Chair
Florida International University
Placement: Claremont Graduate University (CA)

Carlos Prieto
Director of Strategic Planning
Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (Mexico)
Placement: Kaplan University (IA)
Laxmi Ramasubramanian
Director, Urban Sustainability Extension Service and Associate Professor,
Department of Urban Affairs and Planning
Hunter College of The City University of New York *
Placement: Portland State University (OR) 
Jeffrey E. Ramsdell
Director of the Appalachian Energy Center and Professor,
Technology & Environmental Design
Appalachian State University (NC)
Placement: East Tennessee State University
Charles W. Richardson, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Clark Atlanta University (GA)**
Placement: New Jersey City University
Jose Antonio Rosa
Professor of Marketing and Sustainable Business Practices 
University of Wyoming (WY)
Placement: Eastern Illinois University
Julia Myers Ross
Professor, Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Placement: University of Maryland Baltimore 
Celsa (Lupita) Sánchez
Director of the School of Business and Management 
CETYS University (Mexico)
Placement: San Francisco State University (CA)
Elizabeth H. Simmons
Dean, Lyman Briggs College and University Distinguished Professor, Physics
Michigan State University (MI)
Placement: Yale University (CT)
Clifton S. Tanabe
Director, Leaders for the Next Generation Program and
Associate Professor, College of Education
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Placement: Chaminade University of Honolulu (HI) 
Laura Taylor
Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics 
and Director of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy
North Carolina State University
Placement: University of North Carolina System 
Deborah J. Tyksinski
Associate Provost for Research and Institutional Outreach 
State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome
Placement: State University of New York System 
Kristan M. Venegas
Associate Professor of Clinical Education and Research Associate,
Pullias Center for Higher Education
University of Southern California
Placement: University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
Gil Weinberg
Founding Director, Center for Music Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Placement: Kennesaw State University (GA) 
Larry (Dale) Young
Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems, College of Business
Georgia College & State University
Placement: Berry College (GA)

1 Support provided by the F. Marian Bishop Charitable Trust Fellowship progam.
* Recipient ACE Council of Fellows Fund for the Future institutional grant.
** Recipient of Fidelity Investments Leadership Development institutional grant (in addition to ACE Council of Fellows Fund for the Future institutional grant.)
ACE and Fidelity Investments are independent entities and are not legally affiliated. The recipients of the Fidelity Investments Fellowships for Leadership Development are selected solely by ACE employees. Fidelity employees are not involved in any way in determining, selecting or approving the recipients or amount of any award. The selection criteria and guidelines for the award may be obtained directly from ACE.

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