class=""MsoNormal"">SALISBURY, MD---Dr. Althea Pennerman, assistant professor of education at Salisbury University’s Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies, recently received a 2005 Henry C. Welcome Fellowship from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), valued at $20,000 over three years.
class=""MsoNormal"">Pennerman comes to SU from the University of South Alabama (USA), where she taught courses in special education instruction beginning in 2003. She earned her Ph.D. in instructional design and development from USA’s Department of Behavioral Studies and Educational Technology that year.
class=""MsoNormal"">She plans to use the fellowship to create a “Closing the Achievement Gap” (C-TAG) center in the Seidel School. The center will focus on verbal reasoning and comprehension of written materials. Pennerman also hopes to form partnerships with schools in Maryland to observe projects relating to closing the achievement gap and disseminate C-TAG information via a dedicated Web site.
class=""MsoNormal"">Other SU Welcome Fellowship winners are Dr. Anjali Pandey of the English Department (2001), Dr. Xiaohong Wang of the Mathematics and Computer Sciences Department (2002), Dr. Darrell Mottley Newton of the Communication and Theatre Arts Department (2003), Dr. Jing Quan of the Information and Decision Sciences Department (2003), Edward Brown of the Art Department (2004) and Dr. Divya Devadoss of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department (2004).
class=""MsoNormal"">Presented by MHEC, this competitive incentive program helps eligible Maryland universities recruit and retain diverse and accomplished faculties. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu. "