Psychology Professor Tackles Stigma of Mental Health Treatment
Campus and Community / Faculty and Staff

Psychology Professor Tackles Stigma of Mental Health Treatment

Calm, even-tempered, perceptive and the ability to understand complex human behavior with a nimble mind for solving riddles and puzzles. This is the skill set of Erlanger Turner. “Initially, I wanted to be a pediatric physician, but I changed my major after taking a child psychology class,” said Turner, assistant professor of psychology at University … Continue reading

Professor’s Real-World Business Savvy Inspires Students
Campus and Community / Faculty and Staff / Top Stories

Professor’s Real-World Business Savvy Inspires Students

In business, especially sales, it takes a determined, self-confident individual
with a never-take-no-for-an-answer resolve, coupled with compassion, charisma and genuineness to close the deal. Dalia Sherif, Davies College of Business adjunct lecturer and coordinator of Graduate Services, perfected that balance during her time as a Communication Specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Cairo, Egypt. Continue reading

UHD Student Uses Difficult Past as Motivation to Succeed
Student News / Top Stories

UHD Student Uses Difficult Past as Motivation to Succeed

Everyone experiences hardships in life’s ebb and flow—it’s normal—but University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) senior business student Nic Shar experienced a life far less ordinary than most of us will ever understand. Shar is from the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, also known as Burma, which borders Bangladesh and Thailand. Since 1962, the country has been … Continue reading