Voorhees College recognizes Dr. Diane Hulett, assistant professor of English and communications, as its 2019 Excellence in Teaching award winner. Hulett holds a Ph.D. in English and an M.A. in communications, both from the University of Kentucky. She earned a B.A. in English from Centre College.
Voorhees’s students greatly benefit from Dr. Hulett’s 20-plus years of classroom experience. Her campus leadership includes serving as the faculty liaison for the UNCF Career Pathways Initiative, a Lilly Endowment-funded program designed to strengthen career placement outcomes and help HBCU graduates immediately transition to meaningful jobs in their chosen fields.
In other Voorhees campus leadership roles, Dr. Hulett was instrumental in recently securing a $10,000 recycling grant from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC). Hulett is the primary investigator for the grant, which funds a pilot program on the Voorhees campus for encouraging recycling. She has enlisted the help of mass communications students in spreading the news about recycling via social media.
In 2018, the “Psychology and Education Journal” published Dr. Hulett’s work “Leadership Challenges at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The Benefits of Collaboration”.
The Voorhees Excellence In Teaching nomination is the second time that Dr. Hulett has been recognized for the SCICU award. During 2008, while serving on the Morris College faculty, Dr. Hulett was honored with the SCICU Excellence In Teaching award.