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From the Dean

Welcome to our online space where we have featured the work, success and updates that have taken place in our college during the past year. Like everyone else, we have navigated these uncertain times, and with a commitment to educate, a priority on health and well-being and a reliance on technology, we have had a successful year. We have risen above adversity and carried out the mission of Lamar University despite the challenges of 2020.

In the spirit of community, and in an effort to help educators all over the nation provide alternative instructional methods or online education, two of our faculty hosted an interactive webinar showcasing online materials, tools and teaching techniques. Dr. Krystal Hinerman, clinical assistant professor, and Dr. Ken Young, associate professor, both of the Educational Leadership Department, demonstrated how to teach online using streaming video tools and provided tips on how to set-up and conduct instruction with students in an interactive format. The work they conducted made many educational professionals successful when they were forced into a digital learning environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m so very proud of their benevolence, expertise and of the incredible impact they had on educators and, ultimately, students.

A special thank you to our faculty, staff and students for their outstanding accomplishments and achievements. Our college continues to do great work. I invite you to read about our successes and continue to check back regularly for updates and new information.

It is a great time to be at Lamar University!

Go Cardinals!

Robert J. Spina, Ph.D., F.A.C.S.M.
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