Business Wire

Prof. Stephen Wilhite Named AURAK Provost

Jaa

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has this week announced Prof. Steven C. Wilhite as the university’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs and student success.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170716005019/en/

New AURAK Provost, Prof. Stephen Wilhite (Photo: ME NewsWire).

New AURAK Provost, Prof. Stephen Wilhite (Photo: ME NewsWire).

Prof. Wilhite, who joins the university in time for the 2017/18 academic year, brings a wealth of experience to the role. He served as provost at Widener University, Philadelphia, since 2011, as well as a period as interim president from 2015 to 2016. He also served a number of other leadership positions at Widener, such as associate provost for graduate studies, and dean of the School of Human Service Professions.

Commenting on the new appointment, AURAK president, Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim stated, “We have made significant progress over the last year, culminating in the university being granted candidacy by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). In Prof. Wilhite, we have another outstanding administrator joining our team, who will no doubt significantly contribute to the advancement of AURAK and the attainment of our goals.”

Originally from Tennessee, Prof. Wilhite earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emory University, Atlanta, U.S., where he graduated with highest honors. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, he was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford, England, earning a Ph.D. in Human Experimental Psychology.

Prof. Wilhite was a participant in a year-long institute for New Chief Academic Officers with the American Council on Education, attended the Management and Leadership in Education Institute at Harvard University, and had a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois.

With AURAK striving for SACSCOC institutional accreditation, Prof. Wilhite also has invaluable experience. He has been a member of accreditation site visit teams for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Prof. Wilhite authored the book, Learning and Memory: The Basis of Behavior (1992) and edited the book, Civic Engagement and Service Learning in a Metropolitan University: Multiple Approaches and Perspectives (2011). In total, he has more than thirty publications and has presented more than fifty scholarly papers.

Prof. Wilhite’s current research interests include applied cognitive psychology and educational psychology, especially in relation to civic and community engagement, emotional competence, higher education leadership, and faculty development.

*Source: ME NewsWire

Contact information

AURAK
Eoin Brown, +97172210900 Ext: 1325
Communications and Public Relations Department
eoin.brown@aurak.ac.ae

Tietoja julkaisijasta

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi

Haluatko tietää asioista jo ennen kuin ne uutisoidaan? Kun tilaat tiedotteemme tältä julkaisijalta, saat ne sähköpostiisi yhtä aikaa suomalaisen median kanssa. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.

Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire

First Tom Ford Beauty Store Opens in London21.11.2017 23:01Tiedote

Debuting on November 20, 2017, the first TOM FORD beauty standalone store is the ultimate in luxury beauté, expressed through Tom Ford’s singular vision. Located in historic Covent Garden (3 The Market Building) this store is a pivotal moment in the evolution of the brand. The new design of light and layered grey glass sculpture creates a visually arresting play on objects and space while highlighting his collection of makeup, skincare and fragrance for women and men. Tom Ford’s inimitable touch reverberates in every dimension of the store, beginning with the LED screens lining the façade with the latest campaigns. Halos of light and floating white marble slabs showcase the exquisite design of his products, fully immersing you in the convergence of glamour and technology for the most luxurious retail environment. A complete vision of the breadth of the world of TOM FORD

Brazil Hospitality Group (BHG) Starts Partnership with AccorHotels21.11.2017 21:29Tiedote

Brazil Hospitality Group (BHG) announces today the beginning of its partnership with AccorHotels, which will manage 17 of BHG’s owned hotels. AccorHotels also acquired LEBSPE Ltda from BHG, a company that manages The Capital São Paulo Itaim and Grand Plaza São Paulo Jardins hotels, in São Paulo; Soft Inn São Luis, in Maranhão; and Presidente Uberlândia Hotel, in Minas Gerais. BHG, the largest owner of hotel assets in Brazil, with more than R$ 1.2 billion in properties, will invest approximately R$ 300 million, in the next four years, in the renovation and repositioning of the 17 hotels that will progressively receive the flags of AccorHotels. BHG has also started a total renovation and repositioning of Marina Palace Leblon, in Rio de Janeiro which is not part of the Accor transaction. The renovation projects will be designed by renowned architects. BHG is excited to add to i

ThreatMetrix Winter ’18 Release Increases Speed, Accuracy and Reliability of Digital Identity Assessments21.11.2017 21:24Tiedote

ThreatMetrix ®, The Digital Identity Company® today announced the Winter ’18 Release, which features new industry-level classifications and performance enhancements which bolster ThreatMetrix real-time solutions. Improving Performance of the Digital Identity Network ThreatMetrix has invested in significant upgrades across the Digital Identity Network®: SmartID has been re-architected to provide superior and faster cookie-less device recognition. This delivers improved global matching across the 4.5 billion unique devices on the ThreatMetrix Network. Improved responsiveness in the ThreatMetrix Decision Management Portal, supported by a new data warehouse and acceleration layer for reporting. Infrastructure investments across multiple global data centers to support resilience and peak thr

Porta Solutions Has Been Awarded as Excellence of the Year Innovation & Leadership for the Flexible Production at Le Fonti Awards 201721.11.2017 20:04Tiedote

Maurizio Porta, Porta Solutions’CEO triumphed at the 32th edition of the IAIR Awards. The Award Ceremony, held at the at London Stock Exchange on the 20th of October 2017, crowned him the Excellence of the Year, Innovation & Leadership, for the Flexible Production. For being an Italian excellence since 1958, innovative leader in the sector of productive flexibility in the manufacturing world. In particular to be able to aim continually and strategically on innovation and customization to ensure the best performance and highest quality. “Flexible Production: produce what you sell, no stock, no stress, more cash" says Maurizio Porta. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171121005803/en/ Porta Solutions was awarded at the Le Fonti Awards (Photo: Business Wire) Today, the

China Global Investment Forum Hangzhou 2017 Opens21.11.2017 19:04Tiedote

On November 20, China Global Investment Forum Hangzhou 2017 opened. The forum was hosted by the Hangzhou Municipal People's Government and the Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province, and organized by the Hangzhou Investment Promotion Bureau and Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171121005723/en/ China Global Investment Forum Hangzhou 2017 Themed "Sharing the Opportunity of Hangzhou, Co-building a World-renowned City", the event brought together nearly 1,000 renowned experts, scholars and entrepreneurs from home and abroad, to interpret Hangzhou's economy, explore Hangzhou's future industries, look into the investment trends of the world and Hangzhou, and offer advice on improving Hangzhou's level of opening to the outside world, promoting

TechnipFMC, Saipem & Bureau Veritas Sign Partnership with Expert Teleportation21.11.2017 18:27Tiedote

BUREAU VERITAS, SAIPEM and TECHNIPFMC are teaming up to bring expert tele assistance to on-site operators within the specific context of the Oil & Gas sector (offshore, remote location, ATEX, IECEx, etc.) and have formed a collaborative partnership with EXPERT TELEPORTATION who will lead the project development. The 15-month long project will deliver a hands’ free device (modified smart glasses) adapted to use with personnel protective equipment. The adapted tool will connect an operator located on site anywhere in the world with a remote expert / analyst in real time via audio and video stream. This EXPERT TELEPORTATION project will enable higher operational efficiency, smarter and faster response time, improved safety and a reduced carbon footprint. ABOUT: In an increasingly competit

Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.

Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme