Committees and Working Groups:
Megan Ferry, professor of Chinese and Asian Studies, was invited by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Working Languages Group to serve as one of 120 America’s languages fellows because of her expertise in language pedagogy and curricular development. The fellows formation is phase 2 of a project commissioned by a bipartisan group of Congress and outlined in “America’s Languages: Investing in Language Learning for the 21st Century.” The report offers recommendations to improve access to as many languages as possible for people of every age, ethnicity and socioeconomic background.
Publications and Journals:
Kevin Barhydt, senior inclusive and learning technology analyst, has published a memoir titled Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother. The book alternates between two storylines: Barhydt’s early life of abandonment, abuse and addiction; and, in midlife with resilience and courage built from years of recovery, his discovery of his biological family. He also shares his experience on his YouTube channel. The book is available through Amazon here. Keep up with Barhydt on his website.