Two CECH Faculty Members Named Outstanding Educators by Cincy Magazine

Mark Kohan and Michael Brubaker

Professor Mark Kohan

Cincy Magazine recently released its Outstanding Educators Class of 2014 winners. The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) is proud to have faculty members from the School of Education and the School of Human Services on this year’s list.

Mark Kohan, assistant professor of education and director of the UC Center for Hope & Justice Education, and Michael Brubaker, assistant professor and interim coordinator of the Counseling Program, are among this year’s winning professors. 

“Mark and Michael embody the qualities of being invaluable CECH professors, constantly putting students at the center,” said Lawrence J. Johnson, dean of CECH. “We are proud of their accomplishments and are pleased to recognize the positive impact they are making in their respective areas.”

Michael Brubaker

Professor Michael Brubaker

As Director of UC’s Center for Hope & Justice Education, Kohan focuses his studies on developing more culturally responsive educational partnerships and addressing issues of social justice in teacher education and schools.

Similarly, Brubaker has been instrumental in developing community partnerships with organizations in Lower Price Hill to help students gain real-world professional experience while helping an underserved population. In his work as a professor and program coordinator, Brubaker teaches and mentors students in their paths to become professional counselors and works tirelessly to ensure that his students are supported, challenged, and given ample opportunities to apply what they are learning in class.