Athens, Ga. – Deryl F. Bailey, an associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been named the Allen Boeing Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Education for the winter and spring quarters at Seattle University. He is on leave from UGA until May 30.
Bailey was nominated by faculty in the counseling program at SU and will work with them and the College of Education’s dean’s office on several campus and community projects, especially the Seattle Youth Initiative.
The Seattle Youth Initiative seeks to improve the academic achievement of low-income youth living in the inner city Bailey Gatzert neighborhood while strengthening the education of SU students and expanding professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.
Bailey, a faculty member in UGA’s department of counseling and human development services, is nationally known for his Empowered Youth Programs for which he has received numerous state, regional and national professional counseling awards. He most recently received the 2011 Courtland C. Lee Social Justice Award from the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
The EYP provide local children and adolescents in grades K-12 with tutoring, guidance and social skills training while offering a supportive structure for participants and their parents. The program conducts Saturday academies for the students and Saturday workshops for their parents at UGA’s Aderhold Hall. Bailey also supervises final exam lock-ins for EYP high school students, summer academies and closely monitors students’ progress in school.
Bailey, who teaches introductory and advanced cross-cultural counseling courses at UGA, began the program as a high school counselor in North Carolina in 1989 and brought it to Athens in 2000. He has received more than 20 grants during the past decade in support of the program, which now serves more than 100 students a year.