Moyen Named Chairperson In Lee’s College Of Ed

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Dr. Eric Moyen
Dr. Eric Moyen

Dr. Eric Moyen has been named chair of the Department of Health, Exercise Science & Secondary Education (HESSE) in the Helen DeVos College of Education.  Dr. Moyen is replacing Dr. Bill Estes who has been promoted to dean.

“Everyone in the DeVos College of Education, and across the university, has readily seen Eric’s administrative leadership these past few years with First Year Programs, along with his excellence in both teaching and scholarship,” said Dr. Estes. “His skills are a perfect fit to chair the department and work with the academic administration.”

Dr. Moyen joined the HDCOE in the fall of 2004. He is currently serving as an associate professor of education and the director of First Year Programs.

Along with his teaching duties, Dr. Moyen has served as coordinator of the "teaching coaches" faculty development initiative, and he initiated the Lee University Oral History Project. He has also conducted research on the impact of international education experiences while directing cross-cultural student-teaching trips to Greece and Ghana.

Dr. Moyen's other research and writing interests focus on history and policy in higher education. He has published a biography of educational reformer Frank L. McVey with the University Press of Kentucky and a textbook for freshmen with Dr. Matthew Melton, dean of Lee’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Moyen's essays and reviews have appeared in the History of Education Quarterly and Insidehighered.com.

His efforts in the Office of First-Year Programs have focused on strengthening peer-leadership and service-learning. 

“I am looking forward to focusing on the academic side of university life, and I can't imagine a better faculty to collaborate with,” said Dr. Moyen.

Dr. Moyen also serves on the Board of Directors at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland.


Jin In Tells GPS Students They Are A Force For Change

GPS girls were encouraged to see themselves as a powerful force for change on Tuesday during a Lunchtime Learning presentation by Jin In, the founder of 4GGL, a non-profit that partners with community organizations and schools worldwide to train and mentor girls in the poorest countries of the world.  With a vision of “a world where every girl is valued and supported to ... (click for more)

Bryan Community Choirs To Hold Auditions

Bryan's community choirs will be holding auditions Aug. 25 and 28. Area students in grades 4-12 are invited to audition for the Bryan College Community Children’s Choir (grades 4-8) or Youth Choir (grades 9-12) for the coming 2014-2015 academic year. Children’s Choir auditions will take place Monday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m. in the chorale room of Rudd Auditorium.  Youth Choir ... (click for more)

5 Hamilton County Schools Designated As Priority Schools, 3 As Focus Schools

Five Hamilton County Schools have been designated as Priority Schools and three as Focus Schools. Priority Schools are the five percent of schools across the state with the lowest overall performance. Those from Hamilton County are Brainerd High School, Dalewood Middle School, Orchard Knob Elementary School, Orchard Knob Middle School and Woodmore Elementary School. Focus ... (click for more)

Teen Shot Twice On Wilson Street; He Won't Help Police

A teen who was shot twice on Wilson Street shortly after midnight said he would not help police. At approximately 12:08 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a call of a person shot at 1812 Wilson St. Chattanooga Police officers and EMS located Nathaniel Williams, 18, suffering from two non-life threatening gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to Erlanger Hospital ... (click for more)

The Truth About Justice

The rallying cry in Ferguson Missouri has been "justice for Michael Brown." The question is what is justice? Justice is that the facts of the case are investigated thoroughly and regardless of the outcome of that investigation the family and friends of Michael Brown along with the citizens of Ferguson and this country need to accept the outcome no matter what it reveals.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Chief Delmore: ‘You Blew It!”

Far more than 50,000 people, most police officers and law enforcement authorities, have gone to a website, “LawOfficer.com” to read a scathing letter that first appeared on Sunday. Veteran lawman Ed Delmore, who became the Police Chief in Gulf Shores, Ala., after a brilliant career as the “Top Cop” in St. Louis (which he still loves) has written what was entitled, “An Open Letter ... (click for more)