Pick up your complimentary cap, gown and hood at Graduate’s Day on Thursday, April 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at PSU’s Concord site at 2 Pillsbury St. If you are not able to attend that event, contact the PSU Bookstore beginning March 17 to request that your regalia be mailed to you. A $7.50 shipping fee will apply.
For all the details about the ceremony for both undergraduate and graduate students to be held on Currier Field (behind the PE Center), visit plymouth.edu/commencement. We look forward to seeing you and to celebrating your accomplishments!]]>
If you are not able to be on campus Friday, March 7, you can attend Graduate’s Day in Concord on Thursday, April 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at our 2 Pillsbury Street site. Or you can contact the PSU Bookstore beginning March 17, to request your regalia be mailed to you. A $7.50 shipping fee will apply.]]>
As an interdisciplinary scholar of Medieval Studies, Dr. Kinane’s teaching and research activities revolve around early Christianity and pre-Enlightenment western spiritual practices, specifically medieval mystics and saints. Her dissertation and subsequent publications try to uncover the everyday experiences of devotion among medieval English men and women. Recently she has become interested in hermeneutics, empathy, and enchantment as well as in the connections between medieval and contemporary ways of perceiving and knowing. Her current research project explores how New Age and Neopagan spiritual movements draw upon medieval concepts of revelation, reflection, and temporality. Dr. Kinane also publishes on contemplative pedagogy and creative teaching practices.
Rob is a Masters Level Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (MLADC) as well as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselosr (LCMHC). He came to PSU in 2000 as a teaching lecturer and joined the Counseling and Human Relations Center part-time in the Fall 2009.
Rob is a teaching lecturer in the graduate counselor education program, focusing in the area of diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders. His main treatment approaches are cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing/motivational enhancement therapy. He has worked with a variety of populations over the course of his career including those with acquired brain injuries, developmental disabilities, fetal alcohol syndrome/affect, autism spectrum, as well as those with substance dependence and substance abuse disorders.
Lynda True-Carter is a nationally certified school counselor and registered play therapist.
She received her bachelor’s degree and graduate diploma from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Lynda obtained her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Goddard College in Vermont.
Her professional career began as the Program Director of a residential facility for adjudicated youth. After four years in the private sector, she transitioned to the public school setting, counseling K-12 students.
After several years, she eventually focused her efforts on the elementary level. Lynda is currently the Guidance Counselor at Edward Fenn Elementary School in Gorham, NH. She is responsible for delivering a comprehensive guidance curriculum to all students, conducting individual & group counseling sessions, and co-facilitating social skills groups. Lynda enjoys incorporating “play” in all facets of her career.
Sandra Spiro-Ramsay is a practicing professional school counselor in the Inter-Lakes School District in Meredith, NH. For the past 10 years, she has served grades 5 and 6 at Inter-Lakes Middle tier. This year she is also counseling grades K-6 at Sandwich Central School. She loves helping students succeed! Sandra’s undergraduate internship was spent serving in a local homeless shelter and her graduate internship took place in a local mental health facility where she counseled adults and children. Sandy has many research interests and a particular focus is on students who are angry and experience behavior problems in school.
Dr. Heather Doherty received her training at UNC-Chapel Hill from Dr. Nobuyo Maeda and Nobel
Laureate Dr. Oliver Smithies. While at UNC, Dr. Doherty was trained in tissue culture methods,
pathology, genetic animal models of human disease, cardiovascular biology and advanced statistical methods. Since her arrival at PSU in Fall of 2012, Dr. Doherty has established tissue culture facilities at PSU and begun mentoring students in techniques in mammalian cell culture. Her research interests include mechanisms of tissue scarring in cardiovascular disease, understanding gene networks, human genetic diversity, and the gene connective tissue growth factor. Following cardiovascular disease related damage, the heart can scar similar to skin scarring after a cut or scratch. There are few treatments available to prevent or treat scarring of the heart. Dr. Doherty is interested in the molecular pathways that cause scarring in the heart in order to develop better treatments for cardiovascular disease. As Co-Director of the Biotechnology program, Dr. Doherty is also researching best methods for training students to be independent researchers.
Performances are January 22-25 at 7p.m. and January 25 and 26 at 2p.m. at the Silver Center’s Hanaway Theatre. Tickets are $30-35 for adults, $20-25 for seniors and youth, and are available at the Silver Center Box Office.
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