Earning A’s: Faculty and Staff Activities, Accomplishments, and Accolades

This regular feature recognizes the activities and honors received by ACC faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below.

Piper Professor Candidates

Three faculty members are candidates for ACC’s nominee for the annual Piper Professor award given by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. They are: Shirin Khosropour, professor of psychology; Gale Spear, professor of child care & development; and Rick Thompson, professor of human services. The Piper Professor award is bestowed on only 10 professors statewide for outstanding academic, scientific, and scholarly achievement. ACC’s Piper Professor nominee will be selected from the three candidates.

Dr. Keqin Gregg

Promoting Biotech

Dr. Keqin Gregg, adjunct professor of biotechnology, was a panelist at the recent ATE Principal Investigators Conference in Washington, D.C. Her panel focused on the value of STEM technicians, from their student beginnings to their impact in the workplace. Gregg, who also is a senior scientist at Austin’s Genotox Laboratories, and ACC were cited in a Community College Times article about the topic and the event.

Examining Texas Policy

Stuart Greenfield, adjunct professor of economics, was a panelist at Austin College’s annual Public Administration Symposium in October. Greenfield’s panel examined economic policy in Texas. Â Greenfield has worked for three comptrollers of public accounts and other Texas state agencies.

Eastview Leadership

Ben Mathey has been named Campus Manager at Eastview. Mathey has held various roles with ACC’s assessment and advising departments since 2003. From 2006-2008, he was an Adult Education student specialist/recruiter/advisor; since 2008 he has been Center Supervisor for the San Marcos and San Marcos Goodnight Centers. Previous Eastview Campus Manager Juanita Mendez has moved to the same role at the new Hays Campus.

Do you know a faculty or staff member who has accomplished something notable in or outside the classroom or in their community? We want to hear about them. Contact Jennifer Powers, jpowers@austincc.edu.

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