Dr. Dispenza receives Outstanding Faculty Research Award

In Mach, the College of Education & Human Development celebrated the winners of its 2017 Faculty Awards .  These faculty have published extensively, mentored hundreds of educators, secured significant grant funding, and represented Georgia State University and the College of Education and Human Development in school systems, community organizations and in their disciplines.

The Outstanding Faculty Research Award went to Counseling and Psychological Services Assistant Professor Dr. Franco Dispenza.  This award recognizes a full-time faculty member in the college for outstanding achievement in the area of scholarship.

Franco Dispenza’s scholarship, grant work, and clinical specialization is in the area of multiculturalism, career development and practitioner training. He specifically focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) persons, persons living with disabilities (PWD), and the intersection of these identities. In particular, he focuses on three particular aspects with these populations: (1) the psychosocial experiences of Chronic Illness and Disability (CID); (2) career/vocational development; and (3) rehabilitation/mental health practitioner training, education and supervision.

Congratulations to Dr. Dispenza, and to all 2017 award recipients!