News Items from UNC Greensboro

Featured this week: Dr. Joseph Hill – Dr. Joyendu “Joy” Bhadury – Dr. Bob Wineburg – Jody Smith

Dr. Joseph Hill (Specialized Education Services) has been appointed to the N.C. Governor’s Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He is co-author of “The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure.” The authors received the Andrew Foster Humanitarian Award, in recognition of their work on Black ASL (American Sign Language), at the 25th National Black Deaf Advocate (NBDA) conference. Hill is a graduate of the doctoral program in the linguistics department at Gallaudet University. He was part of the research team who conducted the Black ASL project. In addition, he accompanied a group of students to Italy over the summer to learn Italian Sign Language. It was a summer program for American college students to learn Italian Sign Language and deaf culture. He was there as an assistant for Italian Sign Language teachers and as a teacher of ASL and English for Italian Deaf students and interpreters.

Dr. Joyendu “Joy” Bhadury (Bryan School of Business and Economics) has been named to the N.C. Maritime Strategy Advisory Council. The advisory team is tasked with studying the impact of changes in commercial maritime industry in the state, especially as it relates to the pending expansion of the Panama Canal.

Dr. Bob Wineburg (Social Work) and Odell Cleveland (Social Work) will speak at the Community Action Partnership Conference in San Francisco in late August. Their presentation will be on “Social Ventures in Community Action.” They created the Welfare Reform Liaison Project in Greensboro, and cowrote the book “Pracademics & Community Change.”

Jody Smith has been named associate athletic director of compliance. Smith comes to Greensboro after spending three year as assistant athletics director for compliance at Florida State. Smith has more than 13 years of compliance experience, including previous stops at Wake Forest, Arizona State and Florida International. In her tenure at Florida State, Smith assisted with the coordination of all day-to-day compliance and rules education for FSU’s 19 intercollegiate athletic programs and more than 450 student-athletes. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she played softball. She earned her master’s degree in sports administration from Louisville.

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