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Chad McEvoy
Chad McEvoy

Chad McEvoy, chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, was included in Affinio’s “Top 100 Most Relevant Twitter Accounts in Sports Marketing.”

India White, a content strategist at Affinio, blogged on how she compiled the list.

“Affinio is a marketing intelligence platform that segments and understands audiences through their interests. When understanding who and what is relevant to a particular community of people, we don’t care about how many followers someone has, or how often they tweet, or engagements on their posts. We care about who and what the community is interested in and passionate about by looking at their following patterns. Using this methodology, we can understand who and what any interest-based community has a high affinity for.”

McEvoy is co-author of two textbooks in the sport management discipline – “Financial Management in the Sport Industry” and “Research Methods and Design in Sport Management” – whose research has been featured in more than 100 media outlets.

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Elizabeth Wilkins
Elizabeth Wilkins

Elizabeth Wilkins, professor of curriculum and instruction in the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education, was quoted in a Daily Southtown article on enrollment trends in Catholic high schools.

The story focused on a declining number of students – nationally, the headcount has fallen by 19,378 since 2010 – and how Catholic high schools “must find ways to deal with the financial challenges that accompany declining enrollment.”

“Catholic high school graduates are extremely well prepared academically and they understand the concept of service and leadership,” Wilkins told the newspaper. “Catholic schools need to stick to their guns and do what they do well.”

Wilkins also offered insight on other educational avenues parents are pursuing for their children.

An educator in secondary schools and institutions of higher education for three decades, she studies supervision, induction practices, preservice education and student-teachers.

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Z Nicolazzo
Z Nicolazzo

Z Nicolazzo, assistant professor of higher education and student affairs in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, is the author of an upcoming book from Stylus Publishing.

Schedule for publication in November, “Trans* in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion” will offer “an account of the author’s own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities.”

Nicolazzo’s book also explains “how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society; create community and resilience; and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders.”

A member of the College of Education faculty since the summer of 2015, ze teaches courses on college student development, postsecondary access and diversity, equity and culture.

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