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Dr. Laurence Lavelle, Dr. Eric Scerri, and Dr. Heather Tienson are the recipients of the UCLA Unit 18 professional development awards for 2013-2014.

UCLA Today (By UCLA Academic Personnel Office): The UCLA Academic Personnel Office recently announced the recipients of the Unit 18 professional development awards for 2013-14. The awards support the professional growth and pedagogical initiatives of lecturers, officially known as Unit 18 non-Senate faculty at UCLA. The Non-Senate Council on Professional Development, a committee composed of lecturers drawn from different academic fields, grants funds to proposals that explain the feasibility of teaching projects that improve pedagogy and demonstrate the applicant’s substantive participation in a variety of endeavors and activities that are relevant to the candidate’s discipline and professional development.

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Laurence Lavelle, Eric Scerri, and Heather Tienson

The recipients are: 

UCLA – Division of Undergraduate Education: Rachelle Okawa

African American Studies: Libby Lewis

Asian Languages and Cultures: Liancheng Chief, Nenita Domingo, Jennifer Jung-kim, Yumiko Kawanishi, Gyanam Mahajan, Yan Shen, Asako Takakura, Juliana Wijaya, Yu-wen Yao and Jae Eun Yoon

Chemistry and Biochemistry: Laurence Lavelle, Eric Scerri, Heather Tienson

Civil and Environmental Engineering: Sim-lin Lau, Theodore Shugar

Classics: Colin Shelton

Communication Studies: John Kochian, Steven Peterson

Community Health Sciences: Nedra Weinreich

Dentistry: Deborah Termeie

Film, TV and Digital Media: Benjamin Harris

Germanic Languages: Miriam Koral

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies: Carla-Anne Thomas, Gabriela Cardenas, Olivia Lozano, Imelda Nava, Jacqueline Torres, Rosangela Viera, Christopher Wilson

Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics: Jordan Moberg-Parker

Music: Ben Phelps

Philosophy: Samuel Baker

Political Science: Cynthia Lebow

School of Nursing: Mary Canobbio, Inese L. Verzemnieks, Stacey Green

Slavic Languages and Literature: Naomi Caffee, Yelena Furman, Viktorija Lejko-Lacan

Spanish and Portuguese: Juliet Falce-Robinson

Statistics: Juana Sanchez

Study of Religion: Karen Muldoon-Hules

Urban Planning: Goetz Wolff

Writing Programs: Leslie Bennett, Colleen Jaurretche, Linda Jensen, Hye Ri (Stephanie) Kim, Sarah Mesle, Tara Prescott