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    New Faculty Members

    The School of Education and Health Sciences faculty take pride in fulfilling our vision "to prepare distinctive graduates who will effectively and efficiently utilize the highest quality of learning, leadership and scholarship to build strong learning communities and develop collaborative, caring partnerships." We are happy to introduce our new faculty members and are proud to have them on board to educate and lead our students. 

    NOvea McIntosh; Clinical Faculty, Teacher Education 

    image of Novea McIntoshDr. McIntosh is a clinical faculty member in the Department of Teacher Education where she teaches a range of introductory and upper-level courses. McIntosh received her M.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University and her Ed.D. from Walden University. She is an active member of her community, serving on an anti-bullying team at Spring Valley Academy and mentoring teachers in Dayton Public and Trotwood school districts. She has also spent time connecting young students in urban middle schools to community outreach opportunities at the Good Neighbor House and Mary Scott Nursing Home. Additionally, McIntosh is an external team leader for AdvancEd, where she works continuously with teams and schools across the U.S. to gain accreditation. McIntosh moved to the U.S. from Jamaica in 2002 and has been a teacher, principal, and director of student services at Richard Allen Schools in Dayton before joining the UD community in 2015.  

    When asked why she chose UD, McIntosh replied “I chose the University of Dayton because I embrace the Marianist beliefs of educating the whole person, connecting leadership to learning and service, and collaborating for adaptation and change. I believe that our teachers need to be prepared to work with diverse students in our society. The University of Dayton gives preservice teachers the opportunity to explore teaching beyond the textbooks and teaching strategies to connect with learners in an authentic way in diverse settings. Teaching is serving everyone in one’s community.  It has been a pleasure thus far working in Teacher Education, a supportive and caring department. I love being a part of a community of passionate educators who are determined to teach and produce the best teachers for our students in our society.”

    To learn more about Dr. McIntosh, visit her faculty profile >> 

    Awards and recognition

    Our faculty are dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service on behalf of students, institution, professions and communities. Their commitment does not go unnoticed. We're proud to acknowledge our award-winning faculty:

    • Susan Ferguson, Executive Director, Center for Catholic Education - 2016 National Catholic Education Lead.Learn.Proclaim Award 
    • Jennifer Dalton, Director of Didactic Program in Dietetics - Ohio's 2016 Outstanding Dietetic Educator
    • Charlie Russo, Director, Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership - Achievement Award of the Australia New Zealand Education Law Association
    • Elizabeth Engelhardt, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dayton Association of Young Children