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Mary Hilaire Tavenner, PhD, Lauded for Excellence in Education and Writing

LORAIN, OH, March 02, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Mary Hilaire (Sally) Tavenner, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Born in Lorain, Ohio, as the fourth of seven children, Sally Lynne Tavenner was called to the convent at the age of 17 when she went to Syracuse, New York to become a Franciscan Sister. Graduating from Lorain High School in 1966, she was honored by her peers when voted, “Wittiest” of their class and Treasurer of their National Honor Society. She entered the convent only four months after graduating from high school and was assigned the name: Sister Mary Hilaire.

After nearly two decades as a nun, she reassessed her life and decided to leave her religious community and continue her calling as a teacher, after which she worked in a number institutions for the following three and a half decades. She decided to keep her name of Mary Hilaire as she had been Mary Hilaire longer than Sally Lynne. Throughout the course of her career, Sr./Dr. Tavenner gained valuable expertise with a number of schools, including Assumption Academy, Syracuse, NY, Fulton Catholic, Fulton, NY, Our Lady of Angels, Albany, NY, Holy Trinity School, Syracuse, NY, St. Anthony of Padua School, Lorain, OH, Incarnation Catholic, Tampa, FL, Corazon de Maria, Puerto Rico (where she personally met Pope John Paul II), Sulfur Springs Elementary, Tampa, Florida, Carrolwood Elementary, Tampa, FL, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH, the Sylvan Learning Center of Sheffield, Ohio, Lorain City Schools, and Lorain County Community College. She educated about 2,000 children and about 1,000 adults during her 47 years of teaching. Teaching is not about quantity, but quality, and only her students can be the judge of that.

According to Dr. Tavenner, among some of the highlights of her life were attending the Canonization of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in 1975, the Beatification of Mother Marianne Cope, in 2005, (currently Canonized) and the Canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta in 2016, whom she so profoundly and gratefully interacted with personally four times during the 1970’s in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA. These amazing religious ceremonies were all held in Rome, at the Vatican.

An expert in her field, Dr. Tavenner holds an Associate of Arts in liberal arts from Maria Regina College and a Bachelor of Arts in education from Catholic University, both of which she received in the 1970s. She subsequently furthered her studies at St. Charles Seminary, where she earned a Master of Arts in religious studies in 1982 and a Doctor of Philosophy in reading and language arts from the University of South Florida in 1993. Upon graduating with her doctorate, Dr. Tavenner moved back home to take care of her ailing mother.

While at home with her mother, Dr. Tavenner discovered a love of writing and established Dutch Ink Publishing, where she remains active as the owner, a freelance writer and public speaker. In light of her varied experiences, extensive travels and interesting life, she has a pool of inspiration from which to draw, having written such works as “Nun of This and Nun of That: Book One: Beginnings” which chronicles convent life in the 1960s, the sequel “Nun of This and Nun of That: Book Two, Making Vows”, “France, 1996: Memoirs of a Writer in France” and “A Portrait of Helen Steiner Rice: A Lorain Version.” In the years since the passing of her mother, she has written and published “Peru 2002: Memoirs of a Writer in Peru,” “Memories of Mom: They Called her Dutch,” “My Friendship with Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton” and “Puerto Rico 2006: Memoirs of a Writer in Puerto Rico.”

After her mother died on February 21, 1999, “Dr. T.” and 3 other local residents founded “The Friends of Helen Steiner Rice” on December 12, 1999. Helen’s brother-in-law, Lambert Fitzgerald, and mutual friends, Dick and Betty Knitter all wanted to see Helen honored in her hometown of Lorain. Helen so loved this city and chose to be buried here. Their efforts resulted in the group of four greatly increasing in number, getting the city of Lorain to name a school in honor of Helen Steiner Rice, obtain an Ohio Bicentennial Historical Marker in Helen’s honor, which was ceremoniously placed in the premier Lake Erie coast public beach and park of Lorain, “Lakeview”. After seven years, the group membership requested “to morph” into “The International Writers Association” as most of the members, at that time, were dedicated writers. Lorain is called, “The International City” due to its large ethnic diversity of residents, so it seemed that “International Writers Association” was an appropriate new name for their group. IWA/FHSR membership is currently about 60 members, in about 10 other countries. Visit their website: www.internationalwritersassociation.com to learn more about their zeal and their history.

In addition to her writing and public speaking career, Dr. Tavenner was approached by several New York companies. In 2017, Bold Brave Media asked her to produce a radio broadcast from her home in Lorain, to their media company in New York and, from there, out into the world. Consequently, she hosted 24 programs under the title of “Dr. T., Ph.D.”. They are still available for listeners if you go to the home page of her website; just click the icon on the top right and learn! On that same home page, www.dutchink.com, you will see a photo shot of Dr. T. and her books in Times Square of downtown Manhattan.

Now retired, Dr. Tavenner remains professionally aligned with the International Writers Association, where she serves as the president. Additionally, she will promote others or their groups by writing stories for the Lorain County Senior Years Newspaper. In a career suffused with many highlights, she is most proud to have worked in education, and to have traveled so extensively (Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Canada, Peru, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and throughout the United States). Dr. Tavenner has published over a hundred stories, given well-over a hundred speeches, and more than a hundred stories have been written and published about her! In light of her outstanding body of work, she was named as a “Compassionate Woman of the Year” through the local community college, Lorain County Community College, in 2011. Looking toward the future, Dr. Tavenner intends to continue serving others and giving back through her home parish, St. Anthony Church of Padua Catholic Church and other local organizations and societies!

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Harriett E. Smith Somerville, PhD, Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Education

OWENS CROSS ROADS, AL, March 03, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Harriett E. Smith Somerville, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Somerville is a professor emeritus of biological sciences at the University of Alabama, where she spent more than three decades in leadership. Since childhood, she was fascinated with biological study and the scientific process, and she looked up to her grandfather and uncle who were both medical doctors. She completed coursework at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College between 1962 and 1964 before earning a Bachelor of Science at the University of Alabama in 1966. In 1970, Dr. Somerville was awarded her Doctor of Philosophy in biological sciences at the University of Texas, beginning an almost 40-year career in science research and education.

After several years in research and lecturing roles at area institutions, Dr. Somerville accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Alabama. She directed the Biology Honors Program from 1977 to 1982. From 1982 through 2009, Dr. Somerville acted as the director of the University of Alabama Electron Microscope Laboratory/Optical Analysis Facility in addition to teaching biology coursework and supervising the school’s Molecular Biology Facility for much of the late 1990s. Throughout much of her career with the University of Alabama, Dr. Somerville supervised and guided honors and graduate-level research students, and she spent nearly 30 years as a member of the editorial board of the University of Alabama Press.

In addition to her service to the University of Alabama Press, Dr. Somerville sat on the board of reviewers of the Transactions of the American Microscopical Society and held leadership positions with the Society of Protozoologists/ International Society of Protistologists and was elected to Sigma Xi and Phi Kappa Phi. She has been the recipient of numerous high-profile grants and awards for her work in cell biology and was honored as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Though Dr. Somerville retired from full-time teaching in 2009, she remains affiliated with the University of Alabama as an emeritus professor.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Dr. Bishara Assad Bahbah Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

PHOENIX, AZ, March 04, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dr. Bishara Assad Bahbah with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Bahbah celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Bahbah is a renowned wealth management professional, educator and journalist who established Bahbah Wealth Management in Scottsdale, Arizona, to provide sound wealth management and financial advice to a variety of clients. As first vice president, he also serves as a wealth advisor, senior portfolio manager and senior managed accounts consultant. He is also a certified investment management analyst, estate-planning consultant and international wealth specialist. Working alongside his son and one other senior client service associate at his firm, Dr. Bahbah and his team have developed a reputation that has been built on trust.

Among his other noteworthy positions in the field, Dr. Bahbah was a premier advisor for NABCAP, the president of Eden Advisors and the president and chief executive officer of Holy Land Enterprises and BHB Enterprises. He subsequently spent many years in academia as well, teaching at his alma mater, the prestigious Harvard University, within the Kennedy School of Government, and serving as the associate director of the Middle East Institute on campus. He was also a visiting professor at Brigham Young University, and a visiting professor of investment and wealth management at Al-Quds and Bethlehem Universities in Palestine. With respect to his earliest work, Dr. Bahbah worked as the editor-in-chief at the Al-Fajr Newspaper, a position he acquired shortly after completing his schooling in the U.S. in 1983, and later distinguished himself as the editor-in-chief of the Return Magazine in Washington.

Outside of his full-time commitments, Dr. Bahbah was a member of the International Encyclopedia Communications’ international advisory board. He was also aligned with the Certified Wealth Strategist certification program as a member of the board of advisors. In 2014, Dr. Bahbah became president and chief executive of Ivy League Solutions.

Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Bahbah authored several books, including “Wealth Management in Any Market: Timeless Strategies for Building Financial Security,” in 2009 and “Israel and Latin America: The Military Connection,” published in 1986 by St. Martin’s Press in New York. Moreover, he has written chapters in numerous books by other authors, was a guest columnist for the Arizona Republic and contributed over 400 articles to scholarly and other professional journals. In addition, he is the “Featured Columnist” at arabamerica.com — a designation held by only Dr. Bahbah among its contributors. In recognition of his expertise, Dr. Bahbah has been interviewed on various national and international media platforms, such as CNN and Fox News, was quoted by various other media sources and has since become a frequent speaker in his area of expertise. In 2020, he received the “Five Stars Wealth Managers” award.

Born in Jerusalem, Dr. Bahbah traveled to the U.S., where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in international relations at Brigham Young University, where he was named as a “Valedictorian Nominee” (an honor bestowed on 10 students only), and was named as Alumni of the Year in the 1990s. Following this accomplishment, he received a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy at Harvard University in 1981 and 1983, respectively. Eminently qualified in his field, Dr. Bahbah also received multiple certifications. He served as a member of the Palestinian delegation to the Middle East peace talks on arms control and regional security.

Involved in various nonprofit and philanthropic activities, Dr. Bahbah sat on the executive board of the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee, served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund and, among other volunteer positions, served on the board of directors of Givat Haviva USA. To support his professional endeavors, Dr. Bahbah has been a member of the American Political Science Association, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Direct Marketing Association of Washington and the Academy of Political Science. He is also a former chairperson of the relief committee of the Arab American Medical Association of Arizona and served as president of the Harvard Club in Phoenix. A celebrated Marquis listee, Mr. Bahbah has been featured in nearly 40 editions of Who’s Who, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Finance and Business and Who’s Who in the World.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Robert M. Haralick, PhD, Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Computer Science

POMONA, NY, March 04, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Robert M. Haralick, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A seasoned computer science professional and educator, in 2000 Dr. Haralick was honored with a distinguished professorship of Computer Science at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. In 2013, he was asked to strengthen the Computer Science PhD program and to serve as its Executive Officer. He began his task by working with the Executive Committee to have the governing document of the Computer Science PhD program revised and to retain only those faculty who did substantial research. He introduced new courses, and selected relevant classes taught by faculty who either had international standing or who would soon have international standing. Having lead the effort to introduce a new Data Science Masters program to accompany the PhD program, he completed his two terms as Executive Officer in 2019. Previously Dr. Haralick earned distinction as the Boeing Clairmont Egtvedt Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington between 1986 and 2000, during which time he was, as well, an adjunct professor of Computer Science and adjunct professor of Bioengineering.

A leading expert in the areas of computer vision, image texture analysis, pattern recognition, machine learning and document image analysis, Dr. Haralick honed his considerable expertise in executive and education positions with Mnemonics Inc, Machine Vision International, The University of Kansas and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He organized IEEE workshops and conferences, was the conference chair for the 2001 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition and organized various NATO advanced study institutes. Throughout his career, he has made significant contributions to the field of image texture analysis, computer vision, including working on inferring camera geometry from perspective projection views of known objects, the use of the facet model for image edge detection and topographic feature detection, mathematical morphology for image shape analysis and worked out the important morphological sampling theorem. Dr. Haralick is especially proud to having graduated 40 PhD students and having made strides in multiple fields shown by having more than 71,000 citations to his published papers in the scientific archival literature, as indicated by Google Scholar.

During the earliest stages of his vocational journey, Dr. Haralick earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas, a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science and finally a Doctor of Philosophy. Professionally he has served as Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, a two year term as the president of the International Association for Pattern Recognition, (IAPR) 1996-1998, had numerous terms as associate editor for various journals including Pattern Recognition, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and many others and served on committees of other academic professional societies.

Dr. Haralick has coauthored academic books such as the two volume work Robot and Computer Vision, a book that is said to be a tour de force, and the book Differential Equations for Engineers. Dr. Haralick has had an interest in spirituality and contributed such books as God Consciousness: Living With Meaning and Purpose, God Consciousness: working the Sefirot and Netivot, Torah Codes: A Glimpse of the Infinite, The Torah Codes and Israel Today, and many other books. In 1971-1972, he was an early contributor to digital computer art, having exhibited his work at the University of Rhode Island, Florida State University, San Diego State University, Dulin Gallery of Art and the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery.

For his outstanding body of work, Dr. Haralick has been recognized on numerous occasions, earning early in his career, the Young Outstanding Faculty Award through the Dow Chemical Company and Certificates of Appreciation Awards through the IEEE Computer Society. In 1984 he was honored as a Fellow of IEEE for his contributions in image processing and computer vision. In 1994 he was made Fellow of the IAPR for his contributions in pattern recognition, image processing, mathematical morphology and service to IAPR. He was elected president of IAPR in 1996 serving the allowed two year term. In 2016, the IAPR awarded the King-Sun Fu Prize to Dr. Haralick, an award given once every two years. Dr. Haralick is the 15th recipient. This is the high highest honor in the field of Pattern Recognition. This recognition was for his contributions in image analysis, including remote sensing, texture analysis, mathematical morphology, consistent labeling and system performance analysis. His extensive website is haralick.org. Publications such as Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World have also recognized him for his professional excellence. At the end of 2021 Dr. Haralick will retire from the City University of New York to embark on a new area of research: subtle energy

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Michael A. Rice, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

WAKEFIELD, RI, March 05, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Michael A. Rice, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Rice celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Rice is a talented biologist and professor who has devoted his career to educating future generations. Teaching at the University of Rhode Island since 1987, he was named as a full professor of fisheries and aquaculture in 2000. Moreover, Dr. Rice chaired the fisheries, animal and veterinary science department between 2000 and 2004 and chaired the faculty senate for another two years, until 2007, and was recently re-elected to serve in the same position from 2021 to 2023.

Throughout the course of his scholarly career, Dr. Rice has maintained interest in the environmental physiology ecology of such bivalve mollusks as clams, oysters, mussels and scallops. He also extensively studied the effects of shell fishing on the population ecology of bivalves. Dr. Rice has been bestowed with several grants for his research from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other organizations. One of his more recent grants will support a project in Zambia that will continue over the next several years.

Dr. Rice’s research has notably taken him throughout the world, including Indonesia, Philippines, West Africa and the Black Sea region. As a researcher, he has disseminated his findings by contributing many articles in scientific journals. Dr. Rice also spent five years as the associate editor of the Journal of Shellfish Research between 1993 and 1998, and serves as an associate editor of the Scientific Journal of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (Indonesia) since 2020.

Dr. Rice was active on the Conservation Commission of South Kingstown as its chairperson. He was also appointed as a member of the Legislative Commission on Aquaculture Development, to the Legislative Commission to Develop and Coordinate a Collaborative Effort to Formulate a Restoration Plan for the North Cape Barge Oil Spill, and was the legislative commissioner proxy delegate to meetings of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. In 2008, Dr. Rice was also elected to serve in the Rhode Island House of Representatives in District 35, where he served for two years, serving on the House Committees on Environment and Natural Resources, and Government Oversight.

Apart from his work in politics, Dr. Rice has been engaged with numerous other civic opportunities. He has also been active on the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council since 2013. Likewise, he is a past president of the Tavern Hall Club and the University Club of the University of Rhode Island and has served on the board of directors and as the treasurer of the Edmund Rice (1638) Association, a genealogical and family history society. Additionally, Dr. Rice is a member of the Rhode Island Commodores and the Society of Colonial Wars.

Dr. Rice obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of San Francisco in 1977 and a Master of Science in marine biology at the University of California (UC) at Irvine in 1981. Briefly departing from his academic efforts, he completed pre-service training for the U.S. Corps at the University of Rhode Island before traveling to the Philippines to serve as a volunteer extensionist with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources from 1981 to 1985. Dr. Rice later returned to UC at Irvine, where he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in comparative physiology in 1987. Upon graduating, he quickly secured a position as a professor at the University of Rhode Island.

Enjoying the opportunity to serve with various industry-related organizations, Dr. Rice is affiliated as a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, the National Shellfisheries Association, the World Aquaculture Society and the Asian Fisheries Society. He is also a lifetime member of the American Society of Zoologists and the Oceanography Society, as well as a member of Sigma Xi, a nonprofit scientific research honor society for scientists and engineers. Dr. Rice received three Fulbright Scholarship awards between 1996 and 2006. He was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philippine Department of Agriculture in 2018.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Tommy Dean Morgan Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

PINE HILL, AL, March 09, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Tommy Dean Morgan with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Morgan celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Morgan initially developed an interest in education while tutoring in the English department and working as a graduate teacher assistant in college. Upon his graduation, he was hired to teach at Catherine Academy in Alabama in 1984, which followed by several academic appointments in South Carolina teaching English at Morris College, the University of South Carolina-Sumter, Sumter Area Technical College and Jacksonville State University in Alabama. In 1991, he seized the opportunity to work internationally as an English as a Second Language Instructor at the Northwest Armed Forces Hospital’s training center in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. Collaborating with Keith Mitchell, a training consultant, Mr. Morgan also served as acting director, a post in which he was responsible for a proposal for a computer laboratory for ESL students.

Over the next 20 years, Mr. Morgan’s career continually progressed, accepting teaching positions with Lockheed-Martin Middle East Services under the Ministry of Defense in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the University of Nizwa in Oman, the University of Ha’il in 2003 in Ha’il, Saudi Arabia, and the American University of Kuwait, to name a few. He also worked as a technical service instructor for Raytheon Information Intelligence Services in Oklahoma between 2016 and 2017. Mr. Morgan concluded his professional efforts with S&K Aerospace at the King Abdulaziz Air Base in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in 2019, a role in which he was responsible for teaching cadets in preparation for travel to study in the United States.

Apart from his work in the classroom, Mr. Morgan was active on multiple committees in support of his career. He was notably recruited as a reviewer for the presentation proposals for the annual convention of the International TESOL Association from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Morgan also wrote testing and course materials in addition to helping to develop a formal Test of English as a Foreign Language (better known as TOEFL) review course between 2008 and 2009 for students planning to enter the Pre-MBA program at Prince Sultan University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Early in his career, Mr. Morgan spent several years in newspaper correspondence as a news and features writer for The Mobile Press-Register in Mobile, Alabama, and The Advertiser-Journal in Montgomery, Alabama, between 1985 and 1987. He also served as an editor for The Bell Ringer, the critical thinking journal of Morris College, from 1987 to 1989 and more recently as the co-editor of the Raytheon Training Academy monthly newsletter in Lawton, Oklahoma, 2016-2017. Affiliated with numerous professional organizations, Mr. Morgan is a member of the Modern Language Association, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, the National Council of Teachers of English and the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, among others.

Mr. Morgan initially pursued an education at Troy University, earning a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in 1977. He then continued his studies at the University of Alabama, obtaining a master’s degree in 1979 and completed postgraduate coursework between 1979 and 1984. Notably, Mr. Morgan holds a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) Cambridge University via the British Council-Kuwait and became certified by the Defense Language Institute (DLI) at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, to teach the DLI course.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Eeman T. Salem Recognized as a Leader in Education

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD, VA, March 09, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Eeman T. Salem has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected based on the current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in allied health from Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Salem began her career as a professor and researcher at Al-Quds University in Palestine. She also served as the director assistant of the university until the political conflict in the country made it unsafe for her and her family to remain there. She eventually decided to relocate back to Virginia to continue her career in education. She now serves as a teacher for Chesterfield County public schools. Currently, Dr. Salem had completed her Doctor of Philosophy in educational leadership and instructional curriculum development at North-Central University.

For her efforts in education, Dr. Salem received the Teaching Excellence Award from a U.S. aide in the Middle East. Likewise, she was bestowed with a Teaching Excellence Award from the Ministry of Education in the Middle East. Also, Dr. Salem was awarded from Virginia Association of Science Teachers for the Outstanding Middle School Science Teacher. Throughout her career, Dr. Salem has attributed her success to her ability to adapt to different roles. She also bears a great passion for her students and work. Looking toward the future, Dr. Salem plans to continue her career in education.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

ITAD And Why Is It Important?

What exactly is ITAD

It doesn’t matter what discipline you are in, there is a sturdy probability that expertise performs a key half in your office. Whether or not you run an agro-business or a hedge fund, you may not keep on prime of your recreation without the correct computing instruments. What occurs, although, when your computer systems attain the tip of their helpful lives and should be retired? What are the most secure methods to do away with previous electronics?

This raises a plethora of knowledge safety considerations as a result of you don’t need unscrupulous events to take info out of your previous tools. It additionally raises environmental considerations, because you wish to guarantee that your previous laptops aren’t harming ecosystems or contaminating water. The answer to this problem is IT asset disposal (ITAD). So, what’s ITAD, precisely? It is the method of safely disposing of outdated IT gear and software programs. Your previous devices will probably be rigorously cleansed and disposed of by a good ITAD enterprise. ITAD firms also can analyze whether or not or not components of your out of date tools could be repurposed or resold. 

Proceed studying to study extra about ITAD and why it’s such a necessary discipline in trendy society. We’ll additionally go over how one can choose a reliable ITAD company and what these companies can do for your small business. 

What’s ITAD and why is it necessary? 

Extra computer systems and community tools are crucial when an agency grows. A few of these tools will strategy the tip of its usable life cycle, whereas others might require enhancement or substitute earlier than then. As a result of rising sophistication of apparatus and the common biking by that expertise, coping with IT asset disposal has grown to be a more and more important difficulty.

On account of information safety and environmental considerations, ITAD has gotten more and more subtle. The times of simply shredding pc tools and throwing it away are long gone. To forestall heavy metals, chemical substances, and different dangerous substances from coming into our soil and water, computing tools should now be correctly disposed of. 

Information privateness rules have additionally modified the way in which companies, organizations, and governments get rid of outdated tools.

A talented ITAD company’s supplier can assist your agency in addressing these points whereas additionally helping you in slicing prices out of your IT finances. Your ITAD service supplier ought to be capable of discarding or refurbishing the majority of your previous tools, in addition to resale any gadgets which might be nonetheless useful. This implies you may have extra money to place again into your finances, which is able to make it simpler to maintain your IT infrastructure updated. 

IT Growth and Information Heart Growth

It ought to come as no shock that IT gross sales are growing in virtually each sector. This can be a byproduct of our more and more data-driven and related tradition. The spike in IT funding is projected to proceed sooner or later, in accordance with trade observers. 

In line with Statista, international spending on all kinds of gadgets is predicted to prime $705 billion in 2021. This is a rise of eight% over 2020. Whole IT spending is estimated to hit $three.92 trillion in 2021, up 6.2 % from 2020. 

The info middle is the place the rise in funding is most seen. Information middle system spending is estimated to achieve $228 billion in 2021, up 6.2 % from the earlier 12 months, in accordance with Statista. 

Nothing about that is shocking. In enterprise, information has by no means been extra very important than it’s now. A rising variety of companies are discovering data-driven approaches like synthetic intelligence and machine studying as a technique to alter the way in which they do enterprise. As companies battle to maintain up with the competitors, this inevitably results in better IT spending.

So, what precisely does all of it indicate? Your corporation will need to have a bodily asset administration technique in place to achieve success right now. To be really efficient, this plan should account for the entire life cycle of your IT property, from procurement to disposal. That plan, in a perfect world, would additionally incorporate cost-cutting actions. 

The Price of Information Safety

Information breaches price companies tens of thousands and thousands annually. The typical information breach costs $three.86 million and may proceed as much as 200 days, in accordance with the Ponemon Institute, leading to appreciable financial and productivity loss. Information breaches can destroy buyer belief, sending even probably the most profitable companies right into a downward spiral from which they could by no means get better.

Hackers are thought of to focus solely on authorities companies and big companies, in accordance with common pondering. This isn’t the case, opposite to common assumption. Hackers recurrently target small and midsize companies as a result of they know that many small companies minimize corners on the subject of safety. 

As a result, many small companies are on good finances, they do not put money into community safety, worker coaching, or correctly disposing of out of date IT property.

Information breaches, in fact, aren’t only a monetary difficulty. Anybody who fails to save private info might face critical penalties underneath worldwide, nationwide, and municipal legal guidelines. These guidelines, such as the Normal Information Safety Regulation (GDPR), have an effect on not solely companies within the regulated areas, however everyone who does enterprise with them. You would face critical penalties for those who do not comply with information privateness rules.

ITAD and Information Safety 

Your previous tools nonetheless have information on it, and it’s extremely doubtless that it incorporates delicate information about your workers and clients. You threaten exposing private info to hackers or identification thieves for those who get rid of outmoded tools without first wiping the information on it.

Thankfully, ITAD companies adhere to trade finest practices for information sanitization, guaranteeing that none of your private information is compromised. In consequence, your clients can trust in your capacity to safeguard their personal data. After all, because of this your small business will probably be protected from anybody making an attempt to steal information out of your previous gadgets, and that you’ll not be responsible for any penalties incurred on account of an information breach. 

ITAD professionals supply a comparable service known as IT asset restoration. IT asset restoration can help you in maximizing the worth of your retired or outmoded computing whereas assuring that no information is misplaced.

ITAD and Endpoint Units 

While you consider information safety, you most likely consider an information middle, however information breaches on the level of disposal also can have an effect on employees cell telephones and different gadgets. Companies should be extra cautious as “convey your individual gadget” (BYOD) turns into more and more frequent.

Nearly any type of previous electronics, together with cell telephones, tablets, and laptops, could be recycled by ITAD suppliers. They might additionally be capable of assisting your organization construct a long-term technique for disposing of and monitoring all the tools it makes use of. That plan ought to embrace information sanitization coverage. It also needs to embrace a way for deciding if a tool could be reused and when it needs to be thrown away. 

Reusing and Recycling 

An excellent ITAD services supplier may help you construct a long-term sustainability technique. This entails a radical evaluation of your group’s repurposing choices for any expertise. It additionally requires scouring secondary and tertiary marketplaces for reused information middle tools (after being sanitized of knowledge, in fact).

A rising tendency is to restore and repurpose tools at any time when attainable, which contributes to the sustainable motion and the zero-waste purpose. Lastly, this can be a win-win state of affairs for firms as a result of it saves cash whereas concurrently decreasing the pressure on world assets. 

An ITAD service supplier needs to be dedicated to stewarding your — and the world’s — assets responsibly.

Dr. Christopher Jencks Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

CAMBRIDGE, MA, March 10, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dr. Christopher Jencks with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Jencks celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With a strong background in social policy, Dr. Jencks celebrates a career that has spanned more than five decades. Retired since 2016, he concluded his career as a professor for the Kennedy School of Government, a division of Harvard University. Previously, he served the university since 1998, holding other prominent roles including Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy. In this role, Dr. Jencks taught coursework in the disciplines of health, criminal justice, housing, education and inequality. Regarded in his industry for his breadth of knowledge, he has found success in other professional endeavors, including positions as visiting professor for the University of Chicago, John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Urban Affairs for Northwestern University, fellow of the Institute of Policy Studies and associate editor of New Republic Magazine.

When asked of his professional journey, Dr. Jencks candidly admits that when he graduated with his undergraduate degree, he had no idea what he wanted to do. With an interest in writing, he followed the journalism path for a short time as he had previously served as an editor for the Harvard Crimson during his studies. After working at New Republic Magazine, he was drawn to a research program happening at Harvard University, which diverted his career toward education and research. Looking back, Dr. Jencks feels that the opportunities he took to find his true career path had provided him a strong foundation from which his successes have grown. His achievements have also come from his own education, which includes a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education from Harvard University. Dr. Jencks also holds a Doctor of Letters from Columbia College and a Doctor of Laws from Kalamazoo College.

Considered a leader in his field, Dr. Jencks has achieved distinction as a fellow for prominent organizations, including the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Studies, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences. He has remained on top of his field through his memberships and affiliations with the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Dr. Jencks has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.

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Greg Petyak Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Accounting

JOHNSTOWN, PA, March 12, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Greg Petyak has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Although he began his studies in political science in the early 1970’s, Mr. Petyak shifted his attention to accounting after his first accounting class. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1973, he began a career which took him from public accounting to internal auditing to controllership positions in private and public real estate firms, to banking, and eventually education. During this time period, Mr. Petyak obtained his MBA from his alma mater, Saint Francis University, in 2004.

His interest in education began when a former professor requested that he take over one of his evening accounting courses. This resulted in a position as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Accounting at Saint Francis University and led to a full time position as Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He has taught classes in Financial, Intermediate, Managerial and Cost Accounting, Personal Financial Planning and Introduction to Business.

Mr. Petyak is a Certified Publica Accountant in the State of Pennsylvania, a Certified Global Management Accountant and a member of the Pennsylvania and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. His community activities include classroom volunteer and board member of Junior Achievement, finance council at Holy Family Church, Treasurer of Portage Area Development Association, and member of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPA’s volunteer Speakers Bureau. Looking into the future, he intends to remain involved in his community and his profession and spend more time with his grandchildren.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
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Frank G. Splitt, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL, March 13, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Frank G. Splitt, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Splitt celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A former telecommunications company executive and educator, Dr. Splitt found success specializing in electrical engineering, specifically communication system security, until his retirement in 1993. Dedicating 15 years to Northern Telecom Inc. in Schaumburg, Illinois, he advanced from the director of engineering for the Cook division in 1976 to the vice president of engineering, the vice president of technology planning for the organization’s central region and the vice president of educational and environmental initiatives for Northern T Prior to his tenure with the aforementioned organization, Dr. Splitt excelled for 20 years with the Cook Electric Company, holding such roles as a group leader, project engineer and the director of engineering.

In addition to work in his technical field, Dr. Splitt was noted as a McCormick faculty fellow in the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University between 1992 and 2005. He also served on the executive advisory council at the University of Illinois in the College of Engineering from 1987 to 1992. Apart from his scholarly involvement, he was active as a member of the industry advisory council for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the board of directors of the International Engineering Consortium, for which he later served as the chair of the fellow committee and the committee on the future. Additionally, Dr. Split contributed his expertise as a member and the former chairman of the executive advisory council of the National Communications Forum in Chicago.

As a seasoned researcher in his field, Dr. Splitt holds several patents and has penned numerous technical papers. He also recently published the 2015 book, “An Odyssey of Reform Initiatives, 1986-2015,” that was followed by its sequel, “Reflections, 2016-2019,” in 2019. As a leader in his community for many years, Dr. Splitt has been active as a member of the Foundation for Global Community in Evanston, Illinois as well as the Global Education Association in New York City.

Born in Chicago, Dr. Splitt attended Chicago’s Wilbur Wright Junior College before being awarded an Arthur J. Schmitt scholarship to the Fournier Institute of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1952. Shortly thereafter, he continued his studies at Northwestern University, earning a Master of Science in electrical engineering in 1957. Dr. Splitt concluded his academic efforts at Northwestern University with a Doctor of Philosophy in 1963.

An elected fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Dr. Splitt is a member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi, from which he notably received an Eminent Engineer Award. He was also honored with the 2006 Robert Maynard Hutchins Award “for his courageous defense of academic integrity in college sports” and a SPIE Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society of Optics and Photonics in 2020. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Splitt has been featured in the 46th, 47th and 49th editions of Who’s Who in America.

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Richard A. Little, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

LAKEWOOD, OH, March 15, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Richard A. Little, PhD, (Dick) with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Little celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has achieved in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After 53 years teaching mathematics and computer science, Dick retired from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, in 2013, which he joined as an Associate Professor of Mathematics in 1975. He was promoted to Professor in 1980.

Dick’s teaching career began in 1960 following his graduation from Wittenburg University with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, cum laude. He held the General Motors Scholarship for the class of 1960. He taught half-time at McDonogh School in Maryland while earning a Master of Arts in Teaching at Johns Hopkins University (July 1960-June 1961), with a Ford Foundation scholarship. In the fall of 1961 he accepted a position as a Mathematics Teacher and Junior Varsity Assistant Football Coach at Culver Academies in Indiana. In the fall of 1963 he was awarded an NSF Academic Year Institute Scholarship to study graduate mathematics at Harvard University (on leave from Culver), and by taking two graduate education courses, he also earned an Ed.M. at Harvard (March 1965). He returned to Culver for the 1964 -1965 academic year. He was appointed to Harvard University’s Nigerian Project in July of 1965. He was appointed as an Instructor for the Graduate School of Education at Harvard and was assigned as a founding member of the mathematics faculty at Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro, Nigeria. This was the first comprehensive high school in equatorial Africa. From July 1965 to June 1967, he taught six classes daily of 7th and 8th grade mathematics while collaborating with two colleagues, one of whom was Nigerian and one of whom was an American mathematics teacher, as they wrote four volumes of mathematics for the middle grades. Those texts were published by USAID in Lagos, Nigeria, and were accepted by the Nigerian Ministry of Education for all of Nigeria in 1968. However, the onset of the Nigerian Civil War destroyed that opportunity. Following completion of his assignment to the Nigerian Project, the U.S. National Science Foundation sent him to India for nine weeks in the summer of 1967. The project there was to help India to develop its National Institutes of Technology. He and a fellow American were assigned to the Indian Institute of Technology at Kampur. He and his American colleague team-taught one course in the seven-week summer institute for Indian high school and junior college mathematics teachers, and they collaborated with Indian colleagues, who taught two additional classes for the 45 participants. Upon returning to the U.S. in August of 1967, Dick accepted a faculty appointment as an assistant professor of mathematics at the Stark Campus of Kent State University (Canton, Ohio). He taught there from September, 1967 to August, 1975. During that time he earned a Ph.D. in mathematics and education at the main campus of KSU in Kent. Under advisors Dr. James Heddens and Dr. Kenneth Cummins, it was completed in December of 1971. He served as vice chairman of the Stark campus faculty in 1969 and 1970. Then, he was elected to serve as the first faculty member from any branch campus (KSU had eight branch campuses then), to serve on the KSU University Faculty Senate from May 4, 1970 to June 30, 1973. He was elected vice chairman of the University Faculty Senate for the 1972-1973 school year, the first ever officer of the University Faculty Senate from a branch campus.

He was recruited by the mathematics department of Baldwin Wallace College in 1975 as associate professor of mathematics and faculty member of the Masters in Business Administration Program. He was promoted to professor of mathematics and computer science in September 1980, and served on the BW mathematics, computer science and MBA faculty until June, 2013, when he retired.

During his time at BW he served as chairman of the mathematics department from 1978 to 1983. He was a founding faculty member of the Freshman Experience course and of the Honors Program at BW. He was also a founding member of the computer science program as it grew from a minor in computer science in 1982 to a separate department in 1995.

Apart from his full-time commitments, Dick was a visiting professor of graduate mathematics at The Ohio State University in Columbus for 1987-1988, and a Mathematician Educator in Project Discovery from June, 1992 to June, 1995. Project Discovery was Ohio’s NSF State Systemic Initiative under the Ohio Board of Regents, with headquarters at OSU-Columbus. He and his wife, Laura, team-taught as visiting faculty at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota for the fall semester of 1996. He also served as a visiting professor in the mathematics department of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, from September, 2004 to August, 2005. Additionally, he served on the policy board of the Ohio Resource Center for Mathematics, Science and Reading from 1990 to 2013, and as the chairman of the Executive Committee from 2003 to 2004. This center operated under the auspices of the Ohio Board of Regents. From 1983-2000, Dick served the Ohio Department of Education’s selection committee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching High School Mathematics.

A well-spoken lecturer in his field, Little has been a speaker at more than 100 meetings of professional mathematics groups across more than 30 U.S. states, three provinces in Canada, and in China and India. He has also contributed some articles in refereed journals in mathematics and teacher education. When his three children were in K-12 he often took one or more of them along to these meetings. They would attend his presentation, and then tour the exhibit area in search of freebies. Together they would explore nearby sights. The year Eric was a senior he joined Dick at an MAA meeting in San Antonio. They had lunch on the River Walk. Dick returned to the meeting, while Eric took a tour and tasting at the Lone Star Brewery. When Alice was a junior, she accompanied Dick to an NCTM meeting in New Orleans. They had breakfast at Brennan’s, and attended a jam session at Preservation Hall and some other music venues. When Stephanie was a first grader, she joined Dick at an NCTM meeting in Boston. They had a lunch at a very fine and very expensive restaurant with no other child in sight, much to her annoyance; that evening they ate at McDonald’s. The summer of 1976 Dick was invited to give three talks (A Geometric Triptych) at an NCTM meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The whole family piled into the car to drive from home to the Trans-Canada Highway, to take the ferry to Newfoundland and a leisurely day’s drive to St. John’s for the meeting and three days of sightseeing. On the way home they stopped by the Bay of Fundy at low tide, and enjoyed a lobster dinner. There were two or three dozen similar ventures while the children were at home.

Giving back to his community, Dick spent two years (1973-1975) on the board of directors of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. He also served on the board of deacons of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Canton, Ohio, from 1968 to 1974 (chairman from 1971 to 1974). More recently he devoted his time as a Sunday school teacher at Bethany English Lutheran Church in Cleveland from 1991 to 2020 and, since 2016, has been a member of the church’s council.

Dick’s professional accomplishments have been supported through membership in several prominent organizations. He has been a life member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) for more than 50 years. For NCTM, he was a member of the Professional Development and Status Advisory Committee (1987-1990) and on the Program Committee for NCTM’s 75th annual meeting. He served in several roles with the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics including president, (1974-1976), over 10 years on its Executive Committee in various roles, and served as general chairman of the 1975 NCTM regional meeting (held on the KSU Stark campus). This meeting had over 270 speakers from 25 states and Canada, and more than 2,200 participants over the three-day conference. During his presidency of OCTM, he led the efforts to expand what had been a regional high school mathematics competition to a state-wide contest. This contest continues to be offered on the last Saturday of February at over 20 sites across Ohio. Dick served as the director of this contest for 10 years (1983-1992), which meant chairing the committee that set the tests for the contest and the grading of the non-multiple-choice answers. That contest flourishes today, and usually has over 2,000 participants at 20-25 sites each year. The grading on the following Saturday involves 25-50 high school and college math teachers. Dick remains active with OCTM and spoke at its annual meeting in 2019. Dick also served as president of the Ohio Section of the MAA (1983-1984). As of 2020, only one other person has served as president of both the Ohio Section of MAA, and of OCTM. He also received the Ohio Section’s Award for Outstanding Teaching of College Mathematics in 2010.

The OCTM presented Dick with the Christofferson-Fawcett Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mathematics Education in 1990. Among other affiliations, Little is a member of the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics, which honored him with a 2008 Outstanding Service Award and a Lifetime Contribution to Mathematics Education Award in 2018. The latter award he received alongside his wife, Laura Little, a retired teacher whom he married in June, 1991. Laura retired from a 30-year career as a fifth-grade teacher in the Lakewood City Schools in 2013. During her career, she was awarded the Elementary Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching for Ohio in 1999. She also co-directed an annual mathematics contest for fifth and sixth graders at several sites around greater Cleveland.

Celebrated for his expertise and leadership at Baldwin Wallace University, Dick was honored with the Strosacker Excellence in Teaching Award and the Student Senate Faculty Excellence Award in 1999. A celebrated Marquis listee, he has been featured in nearly 50 editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

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