Shinew wins school leadership award

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Dr. Dawn Shinew, an associate professor and director of the School of Teaching and Learning at Bowling Green State University, has received this year’s Faculty Senate Recognition for Chair/School Director Leadership. Shinew was honored at the April 14 Faculty Excellence reception, where she received $1,000.

Shinew oversees all undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Teaching and Learning. She also leads faculty and program development by collaborating on curriculum and teaching.

Since Shinew’s appointment as director of the School of Teaching and Learning in the fall of 2012, she has positively revitalized the school’s vision and purpose, said her nominator, Dr. Sharon Subreenduth.

“Dr. Shinew is an innovative, transparent, collaborative leader who is willing to take informed risks, effectively making our School of Teaching and Learning programs and partnerships the cutting edge of teacher education,” Subreendoth said.

Highlights of Shinew’s accomplishments include: implementing the new Inclusive Early Childhood program to become the largest major in EDHD; spearheading approval of the new M.Ed. in Teacher Education with licensure options in high-demand areas (its first students will be admitted this summer); reviving Literacy in the Park, a key BGSU-community event that has gained local and state recognition; and improving student-faculty relations by overseeing major policy, scheduling and program changes.