Congratulations to Joseph Hill, NTID assistant dean for Faculty Recruitment and Retention. He received the Linguistics Society of America’s “Linguistics, Language, and the Public” Award along with his colleagues, Robert Bayley (U.C. Davis), Ceil Lucas (Gallaudet), and Carolyn McCaskill (Gallaudet) for their work on the Black ASL Project. LSA wrote, “The work effectively increases public awareness of language use in African American communities, and it inspires communities to work to continue to celebrate and maintain [Black ASL]. That work inspires movement from awareness to action—the kind of impact linguistics should have on communities all over the world!”
A very warm welcome to Phillippa Thiuri, interim assistant vice president for access and success in DDI. She began this new assignment January 3rd. She is currently a lecturer in the Management Department in the Saunders College of Business and will dedicate 50% of her time to Saunders and the other 50% of her time to the role of interim assistant vice president until a permanent appointment is made. Thiuri started her career at RIT in 2005 and has held several positions, including assistant director in the Multicultural Center for Academic Success. She holds a holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College Lynch School of Education and a MSEd in International Education Policy from Harvard Graduate School.