By Susan N. Hanrahan, ASAHP President
In my message in the November 2017 issue, I indicated that I will be asking some of you to send a photo and answer a series of “fun” questions to be shared with our membership so that we can continue our collegiality through our newsletter. The 6th of many profiles this year is presented as follows:
Name and Title: Patricia A. Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, Professor & Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Place of birth: Youngstown, OH
University: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
How long have you been in your position? I am in my 10th year as Dean for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and I have been a Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders and in Pediatrics in the Larner College of Medicine for 18 years.
What’s the value of a university education? A university education creates opportunities for our next generation of scholars, leaders and health care professionals to create new knowledge, challenge perspectives, think critically, problem solve, and facilitate innovations in teaching, learning and practice.
What is the value of ASAHP? As a very new member of the organization, our college is experiencing the value of the communications (journal and updates), the opportunities for leadership training, and the potential for networking. We are just getting our feet wet in this new circle of connection with shared values and goals.
If I could teach in another field, which one and why? As a true interdisciplinary professional, I love teaching across the disciplines of medicine, social work, PT, nutrition, nursing, OT, education, psychology, integrative health, early childhood and special education. If I had to select one, it would probably be medicine (e.g., pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology) as I think they would gain significant value in understanding the roles and responsibilities of other health related disciplines.
Before I retire I want to: I don’t have any plans to retire as I love what I do, although I may slow down a bit in the next 10 years.
In college, I was known for: My energy and passion for serving with meaning.
What music is playing in my car/office? Typically, you would hear classical or country-western music. The last book I read for fun was: Throwaway Children by Diney Costeloe
My favorite trip was: A Mediterranean cruise with my husband Billy during which we visited London, Italy, Spain, France, and the Rock of Gibraltar. I have enjoyed, however, several recent professional trips to Hong Kong, Japan, and China.
My hobby is: Walking, boating, snowshoeing, magic, traveling.
My passion is: My grandchildren and serving the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders.
Cats or dogs? We have 2 dogs, Riley (1 year old German Shepherd) and Cocoa (9 year old chocolate lab & a therapy dog).
E-book or hardback? I love the feel and ability to leaf through the pages of a hardback book.
Beach or mountains? We live on a sandy beach on Lake Champlain and can see both the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondacks of NY, so I love the beach, the mountains and the trees of Vermont.
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