Staff & Faculty
Brian Foley is a senior advisor for continuing studies, a Temple alumnus and an award-winning fast walker. In this video, Foley shares how he became a competitive walker and his techniques for winning races.
April 2, 2014
Temple held its first Teaching with Technology Symposium March 21. Approximately 240 participants attended presentations and panel discussions about how to incorporate new technology into their lesson plans.
March 28, 2014
Temple University Beasley School of Law Dean JoAnne Epps has been named the 2014 Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award winner by the Philadelphia Bar Association. The award was presented at the Bar Association's quarterly meeting and luncheon on March 11.
March 21, 2014
Temple President Neil D. Theobald announced the selection of James Dicker as the university’s new vice president for institutional advancement, subject to approval of the Temple Board of Trustees.
Temple’s newly revitalized wellness program, Total Wellness, coordinates a series of health-related events throughout the year. Participating in challenges and screenings earn employees points toward their rewards.
Temple’s John Raines, emeritus professor of religion, has been all over the national news lately. “The New York Times,” “The Philadelphia Inquirer,” National Public Radio, NBCNews and more have all covered the story of the burglars—of which Raines and his wife, Bonnie, were two—who broke into an FBI office nearly 43 years ago and made off with numerous documents.
In the latest installment of the Faculty Focus series, Lori Pompa—founder and director of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program and criminal justice instructor in the College of Liberal Arts—discusses the growth of that educational program and the impact it has had since its inception in 1997.
Temple professor of mathematics John Allen Paulos talks about math beyond the numbers. He views the subject more broadly — as thinking about probability and logical relationships and looking at subjects through a mathematical lens. His hope is that his students learn math both formally and informally, developing an appreciation for thinking analytically and critically.
Luis Biava has spent the last 32 years leading students at Temple's Boyer College of Music and Dance towards careers in the arts. This year, he will retire from his position as professor of music and artistic director and conductor of the Temple University Symphony Orchestra.
Four new members were appointed to the Temple University Board of Trustees at its most recent meeting: H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest, Anthony McIntyre, Joseph Coradino and Loretta Duckworth. All four appointees share strong ties to Philadelphia and the Temple community, as well as a deep commitment to philanthropy.
Twenty-five years ago, Temple's Department of African American Studies became the first such program in the country to offer a doctoral degree. On Oct. 17, the department will celebrate the program's 25th anniversary with a conference, “Africana Studies: Inspiring Excellence,” designed to bring together its most prominent alumni. The conference will kick-off a year-long conversation on the discipline of African American Studies.
In this Faculty Focus segment, professor and chair of Temple's Department of African American Studies Molefi Kete Asante commemorates the accomplishments of the faculty and students of the African American Studies Ph.D. program. Asante was instrumental in creating the doctoral program, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The program — the first of its kind in the nation — has since graduated 163 students.
This fall, Temple University can again boast about an influx of top scholars, researchers and creative minds from the world's leading institutions joining its ranks. The new cohort brings with it a remarkably broad range of expertise, joining 11 different schools and colleges, with the College of Science and Technology, College of Liberal Arts and School of Medicine leading the way.