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At the end of each semester, we at APSCUF like to highlight the work of our faculty and coaches across the Commonwealth who are going above and beyond in their work. In case you missed any from this semester, here is a roundup of some of their accomplishments.

Bloomsburg University’s Dave Kube, assistant professor of photography, was featured in Lock Haven University’s John Sloan Fine Arts Center Gallery.

Mark Tebbitt at California University educated us on the return of the cicadas.

Herbert Black, Cheyney University’s faculty representative to APSCUF’s legislative assembly, updated his fellow delegates on the school’s situation in April.

Faculty at Clarion University, including Gwyneth Price, are ahead of the curve when it comes to special education.

Chadd Braine, East Stroudsburg University’s assistant football coach, helped bring awareness to bone marrow donations.

Jingze Jiang of Edinboro University was selected as the co-chair for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s 2019 undergraduate research competition.

Josiah Townsend, an associate professor at IUP, was a 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant recipient.

Erin Kraal, associate professor at Kutztown University, won first prize for her haiku at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston.

Retired Lock Haven University field hockey Coach Sharon Taylor received the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s first-ever lifetime achievement award.

A Mansfield art professor, Kenneth Cobb, connected with the local community through free weekend workshops.

Millersville University’s Tony Elliot retired this semester but has left a lasting impact on students.

Becky Thomas of Slippery Rock University received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Shippensburg University Professor Jayleen Galarza received a TRIO Achiever Award through the U.S. Department of Education.

Brandon Mitchell of West Chester University worked with an international coalition of scientists on simple color tuning of LED bulbs.

Tell us about your accomplishments in the coming year. Tag APSCUF on social media or email us at

—Abbey Ford,
APSCUF intern