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Dr. Kristen Bonanno-Sotiropoulos, assistant professor and coordinator of graduate programs in special education, has published two books recently, with three more to be released this year. Wrestling with writing: Instructional strategies for struggling students and Paving the pathway for educational success: Effective classroom strategies for students with learning disabilities are available on and through the publishing house, Rowman and Littlefield Publications.

Dr. Diane HallDr. Diane Hall professor of psychology, was selected by The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues as a recipient of the 2017 Innovative Teaching Award Honorable Mention. The award was based upon an evaluation of her course PSY 441 Advanced Seminar in Forensic Psychology. Together with Dr. Kristine Barnett, Diane presented her innovative approach to teaching and learning at the national SOSSI conference in June.

Dr. Thomas Mennella, associate professor of biology and director of the master of science program in applied laboratory science and operations, has been appointed to the international faculty of the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI), a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and education leaders.

Dr. Julie Watson has been appointed Program Coordinator to lead Bay Path’s first doctorate program: the all-online, post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program. A Florida native, Watson maintains ongoing clinical experience at Brooks Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Learning Center in St. Augustine, FL, and serves as the North East Florida Regional representative for the Florida Occupational Therapy Association.

Dr. Joshua WeissDr. Joshua Weiss, assistant professor and program director for the MS in Leadership and Negotiation, co-authored a children’s book this year with San Diego native Gregg Relyea, Esq., entitled, Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie. The book can be purchased on