Bryer, Kong and Wan Inducted into UCF’s Scroll & Quill Society
UCF Faculty Excellence has inducted three more scholars from the College of Health and Public Affairs into the university’s Scroll & Quill Society.
Thomas Bryer, Anthony Pak-Hin Kong and Thomas Wan became members of the prestigious society Nov. 1. Scroll & Quill honors faculty members who have distinguished themselves through “sustained and outstanding achievements in research and/or creative activities” and who have brought “positive national and/or international attention to the institution through these activities.”
Thomas Bryer, professor of public administration, conducts research on public participation in government policymaking and service delivery in the United States and Eastern and Central Europe with substantial support from federal, state and local agencies. He is currently a Fulbright scholar in Lithuania. Bryer has authored four books and more than 40 book chapters and journal articles, and he regularly gives invited presentations all over the world.
Anthony Pak-Hin Kong, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, studies aphasia, bilingualism and the development of clinical assessment batteries for language and cognition. His work has been implemented in clinical settings worldwide. Kong created the Cantonese AphasiaBank database, used by scholars in the disciplines of speech pathology, psycholinguistics and neuropsychology, with grant support from the National Institutes of Health.
Thomas Wan, professor and associate dean of research for the college, has made important contributions to research and evaluation methods in long-term care, health policy, comparative health systems, population health management and other areas with grant support from the National Institutes and other funding sources. He is the author of 13 books and more than 200 articles and book chapters.
Five other scholars from the college have been inducted into the Scroll & Quill Society since UCF merged two previous faculty clubs in 2016. They are Jamie Schwartz (learn more), Eugene Paoline, Bari Hoffman Ruddy, Jennifer Kent-Walsh and Martine Vanryckeghem (learn more).
Written by Karen Guin