Haber-Curran named emerging scholar, international keynote speaker

By Andrew Smith
University News Service
December 9, 2013

Paige Haber-Curran

Paige Haber-Curran

Texas State University professor Paige Haber-Curran was recently chosen by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) as an Emerging Scholar for her research regarding key leadership skills in higher education students.

Haber-Curran is an assistant professor in the College of Education’s CLAS (Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology) department and program coordinator of the student affairs in higher education master’s program. Her career encompasses more than 10 years of teaching at the collegiate level.

The Emerging Scholars Award was first implemented in 1999 to honor and support individuals conducting research congruent with the initiatives of the ACPA. First-year recipients of the award participate in educational workshops and present the findings of their work in an annual research symposium.

In an additional honor, Haber-Curran will serve as a keynote speaker for the April 2014 Middle Eastern Leadership Communication Conference in the United Arab Emirates. She has previously directed leadership courses in Doha, Qatar and hopes to bring Texas State students to the region in the future so they may learn from new academic and cultural perspectives.

Haber-Curran’s accomplishments represent the impact of professors and teachers in establishing Texas State as a top-tier research university.