Newsmaker: Christine Pease-Hernandez
Noteworthy: Pease-Hernandez, an assistant professor of communication at Slippery Rock University, was honored as a minority achiever for 2014 by Pittsburgh’s Talk/Minority Opinion magazine. The award is given “in public recognition and appreciation to minorities who have made outstanding contributions in their profession,” said Luther Sowell, the magazine’s publisher.
Residence: Grove City
Family: Husband, Lorenzo; daughters Lauren, 20, and Elizabeth, 17
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Saginaw Valley State University; master’s degrees, Bowling Green State University and Central Michigan University; doctorate, Bowling Green State University.
Background: Pease-Hernandez teaches a variety of communication courses, including Intercultural Communication. She joined the SRU faculty in 2004.
Quote: “It is such an honor. Doing diversity work is not an easy task. Many of the questions are not easy. I love what I do.”