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Kacy Redd
APLU's Redd Co-authors Paper Calling for STEM Discipline-based Education Researchers to Cross Disciplinary Boundaries
Kacy Redd, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Science & Mathematics Education Policy

APLU’s Kacy Redd co-authored a paper in the International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education explaining the need for the STEM discipline-based education research community to cross disciplinary boundaries to foster knowledge creation and diffusion about how students learn to advance STEM education.

APLU's Anderson Leads Discussion on Emerging Issues in Financial Aid
Eugene L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Access and Success

APLU’s Eugene Anderson participated in a panel at Delaware State University’s 2017 HBCU Symposium. Anderson discussed emerging issues in student financial aid, including the impact of cuts in aid at HBCUs.

James Woodell
APLU's Woodell Named to NAI Fellows Selection Committee
James K. Woodell, Ph.D.
Vice President, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Jim Woodell, APLU's Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement, has been named to the 2017 National Academy of Inventors Fellows Selection Committee.
APLU's Rovito Presents on Science Advocacy at AAAS Forum
Sarah Rovito
Assistant Director, Research Policy

APLU's Sarah Rovito participated in a panel discussion on Advocating for Science: More Than a One-Day Activity at the 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Forum on Science and Technology Policy. Rovito presented on enabling sustained, effective advocacy after the March for Science.

APLU’s Alvis Elected to Board of the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development
Samantha Alvis, Ph.D.
Director, International Development and Programs

APLU’s Alvis was elected on June 6 to a three-year term as a director on the board for the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD). The association represents the extensive disciplinary base of agricultural and related social science skills for global agricultural development.

APLU's Alvis Presents at the innoVATE Symposium
Samantha Alvis, Ph.D.
Director, International Development and Programs

Alvis presented at the innoVATE Intersections of Policy and Practice to Strengthen Agricultural Education and Training Systems Symposium on June 8, 2017. InnovATE's mission is to achieve sustainable food security, reduce poverty, promote rural innovation. Alvis presented a session on how to tell a compelling story about agricultural education and higher education capacity building investments to policy makers.

APLU’s Saab Presents at the innoVATE Symposium
Hanan Saab
Assistant Director for International Issues

Saab presented at the innoVATE Intersections of Policy and Practice to Strengthen Agricultural Education and Training Systems Symposium on June 8, 2017. InnovATE's mission is to achieve sustainable food security, reduce poverty, promote rural innovation. Saab presented a session on how to tell a compelling story about agricultural education and higher education capacity building investments to policy makers.

Craig Lindwarm
APLU's Lindwarm Participates in Law and Policy Panel
Craig Lindwarm
Director, Congressional & Governmental Affairs

APLU’s Craig Lindwarm participated in a panel on law and policy at a recent meeting of the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International. Lindwarm discussed the new administration, Congress, and implications for higher education.  

James Woodell
APLU's Woodell Publishes Tech Transfer Recommendations in New Paper
James K. Woodell, Ph.D.
Vice President, Economic Development and Community Engagement

APLU's Jim Woodell published technology transfer recommendations in Technology and Innovation, the Journal of the National Academy of Inventors. The article, Technology Transfer for All the Right Reasons, written with AAU's Tobin Smith, outlines how tech transfer must align with universities' core teaching and research missions. 

APLU's Michelle DeFreese Examines the Intersection of Higher Education and Food Security
Michelle DeFreese
Leland International Hunger Fellow
As a Leland International Hunger Fellow, DeFreese is working on a multidimensional evaluation framework designed to track both private and social returns to higher education investments. She is using primary, project-level data collected from her work in Tanzania to test the framework and incorporating the results into policy recommendations and findings.