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Gian Pagnucci

Gian Pagnucci

At the beginning of May, Gian Pagnucci’s selection as IUP’s University Professor for 2009-2010 was announced. According to Provost Gerald Intemann, “The University Professor is an individual who exemplifies excellence in all areas of teaching, research, scholarly activities, and service. Dr. Pagnucci has a documented record of dedication to IUP’s teacher-scholar model.” The interim chair of the Department of English, Pagnucci has been an IUP faculty member since 1995. Last year, he received the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology from the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning and Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. He is the author of three books and has written and published a number of creative, nonfiction pieces about his Italian-American childhood.

In 1999, the IUP Center for Teaching Excellence gave Pagnucci its Teaching Excellence Award. He has edited two journal collections, has published sixteen articles and book chapters on the best ways to teach writing—particularly writing in the digital age, and has made more than forty national and international presentations on the subject. The holder of a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Pagnucci will receive a $5,000 grant through the Foundation for IUP to support his research activities. He plans to launch a Digital English Teaching Project and, ultimately, to publish a book on teaching English through the use of such social media technologies as blogs, wikis, Facebook, and Second Life.

An IUP faculty member since 1991, Faye Bradwick was recognized as a 2009 Notable Woman by the Indiana branch of the American Association of University Women. She teaches accounting courses in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology and has been engaged in public service since her years in Washington, D.C. Bradwick has a master’s degree from Georgetown University and a J.D. degree from Syracuse University.

George Stouffer, for whom IUP’s Stouffer Hall is named, died in May in Charlottesville, Va., at the age of ninety-seven. He became a faculty member at Indiana State Teachers College in 1955 and also served as director of the Psychological Clinic. Later, he was appointed assistant dean of Instruction, dean of Undergraduate Studies, and dean of IUP’s School of Education—the position he held at the time of his retirement in 1976. Preceded in death by his wife, he is survived by four children.