Tracy Masterson of the Department of Psychology Wins the 2014 Curtis W. Miles Award for Service

The Curtis W. Miles Award recognizes faculty members who share their expertise with community groups and nonprofit agencies and make a significant contribution to the broader Cleveland community consistent with the University’s mission and goals. The Faculty Committee on Research, Service, and Faculty Development solicits nominations from JCU faculty, staff, administrators, and students and recommends candidates with support from the Center for Service and Social Action. The award is presented during John Carroll University’s Ignatian Heritage Week in recognition of the role of service in the University’s mission.

As a graduate of John Carroll (’97) and with graduate training and post-doctoral training in Northeast Ohio, Tracy Masterson has used her local connections at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, the Milestones Autism Organization, and the Monarch Center for Autism at Bellefaire JCB to connect John Carroll students to service and internship programs working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Masterson has developed student advocacy on campus through the establishing the Autism Speaks U chapter at JCU. Her work with the Milestones Autism Organization involves coordinating social events that connect individuals on the spectrum with JCU students, the placement of trained students as behavioral coaches with families, and speaking at its annual conference. Additionally, she serves as the co-chairwoman for the 11th Annual 2014 Milestones Autism Conference.

Tracy Masterson is congratulated by Provost John Day.

Tracy Masterson is congratulated by Provost John Day.

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