Mount Union College Hosts ACE Fellow from Kent State University

April 15, 2010

Dr. Virginia Schaefer Horvath, dean for academic and student services for Kent State University Regional Campuses, will be serving as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at Mount Union College during the 2002-2003 academic year.


The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising faculty and senior administrators for responsible positions in college and university administration.
"Having been at Kent State University for several decades, I am very eager to see how a private liberal arts college approaches issues in higher education," said Horvath. "I am interested in how the mission is conveyed, how faculty and students become part of the culture, and how campus leaders work to engage people in the teaching mission. Mount Union College is a great place to observe from the inside, and I am grateful to
Mount Union College President Jack Ewing and his administrative team for inviting me for the academic year."
While on Mount Union's campus, Horvath will work closely with President Ewing and be included in administrative activities, and interacting with faculty and staff. She will also work on specific issues or projects.
Horvath has been with Kent State's regional campuses since 1985, when she began teaching English at the East Liverpool Campus. In 1992-1993, she was a visiting professor at Shimane University in Japan. From 1993 - 2001, she served as associate professor, and then professor, of English at Kent's Stark Campus.
Horvath's specialty areas include medieval literature, children's/young adults' literature, women's literature, poetry and faculty development. She received Kent State University's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1991, has chaired the University Teaching Council, and has been active nationally in faculty development and peer review of teaching initiatives sponsored by the American Association for Higher Education.

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