Susan Dickey, Lisa Ferretti, and Stephen Lepore have been honored with Faculty Senate service awards in recognition of outstanding service to the college and the Temple community. The Faculty Senate includes faculty members from all university schools and colleges and acts as an advisory committee to Temple administration and the Board of Trustees. Given each year, the awards highlight the importance of faculty participation in the governance of the institution.

Faculty Senate Outstanding Faculty Service Award

Sue Dickey

Susan Dickey

Susan Dickey, associate professor emeritus, Department of Nursing

Dickey, who retired last semester, taught classes ranging from bedside care to health policy and economics and has helped student nurses learn about community pediatric settings as an instructor in Temple's nursing program. A hands-on clinician, Dickey has aided countless children and families through her nursing care. In 2023, she created an endowment to help Temple faculty and staff travel and gain experience they can bring back to students.





Lisa Ferretti

Lisa Ferretti

Lisa Ferretti, research assistant professor, School of Social Work

Ferretti is a social work educator, researcher and practitioner who has worked with more than 175 community-based organizations, implementing programs in 1,200 sites and reaching more than 15,000 people. In 2022, she was named a faculty representative to the Temple University Task Force on Mental Health and Wellness which brings together faculty, students and administrators from across the university to assess mental health and wellness and programs, evaluate programs at other universities, and develop recommendations for the mental health and wellness needs of the Temple community.



Faculty Senate Service Award

Stephen Lepore

Stephen Lepore

Stephen Lepore, professor and chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Lepore is founding director of the Social and Behavioral Health Interventions Laboratory. His work focuses on cancer prevention and survivorship, with an emphasis on developing theoretically informed social and behavioral interventions to improve the quality of life in people who have had cancer and to promote healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors that might lead to the prevention or early detection and treatment of cancer. In 2023, Lepore was co-investigator in a groundbreaking clinical trial establishing the efficacy of a program designed to help low-income mothers quit smoking. In 2022, he was recognized as being among the top 2% of scientists worldwide in research impact.