Having accrued over 25 years of expertise as a tenured professor, Lynda Henley Walters, PhD, was bestowed with the eminent title of a professor emerita in 2008. She had taught human development and family science on behalf of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences for the University of Georgia since 1982, and concurrently served as the aforementioned college’s associate dean. Throughout her career, she has taught various courses in adolescent development and research methodology. Before her appointment to the staff of the University of Georgia, she lectured at the University of Guelph in Canada. Additionally, Dr. Walters found success as a staff development specialist for the Cooperative Education Service Agency in Atlanta. Extensively studying adolescent development, families and the
Having accrued more than 40 years of experience in the field of nursing, Patricia A. Forde, RN, has garnered a laudable reputation as an executive director of nursing LHC Group DBA Life Care at Home in Cranston, Rhode Island, since 2014. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 1975. Ms. Forde proceeded to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland in 1977 and a Master of Business Administration from Providence College in 1985. Previously, Ms. Forde served as the director of clinical services at Pinnacle Home Care in Warwick, Rhode Island, from 2011 to 2014. She was likewise a registered
Lorraine Peoples is a retired elementary school educator with more than 55 years of specialization in reading instruction. She attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, earning a Bachelor of Science in elementary education in 1962 and a Master of Science in education, curriculum and instructional design in 1967. Ms. Peoples completed further postgraduate coursework at Drake University in 1978. Ms. Peoples initially served as a primary teacher at Glick Elementary in Marshalltown, Iowa, from 1962 until 1963, and at Grant Elementary in Des Moines between 1963 and 1965. She joined Fisher Elementary School in Marshalltown as a primary grades teacher from 1965 to 1978 and excelled as the interim principal for the 1978 academic year. From 1978 until 1988,
An experienced chemist and educator with 50 years of experience, Saundra Y. McGuire, PhD, serves as the founder and the owner of SYM Educational Consulting LLC. She has further flourished as an assistant vice chancellor, a professor of chemistry and the director emerita for the Center for Academic Success at Louisiana State University, where she formerly worked as a chemistry professor, an adjunct professor and the director of the Center for Academic Success. Additionally, Dr. McGuire has found success with the National College Learning Center Association, the University of Michigan, Howard University and Grambling State University in numerous executive roles. Prior to establishing her consultancy, Dr. McGuire was active with Cornell University in a variety of positions, including the acting
Rose M. Bowers-Chew, PhD, is renowned as a physical education educator with more than 50 years of innovation in her field. An active child, she participated in track and field and played several sports, despite the limited availability of organized women’s sports in schools at the time. She initially pursued an education at Grambling State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1966. She continued her studies with a Master of Education at Lincoln University of Missouri in 1971. Dr. Chew completed further postgraduate coursework at the University of Missouri, and earned a PhD at Texas Women’s University in 1982. From 1967 to 1971, Dr. Chew worked as a teacher for Jefferson City Public Schools in Jefferson City, Missouri.