Duck of the Week

Duck of the Week aims to tell the stories of our employees and their work in their own words.

Here we highlight those who have gone above and beyond – such as creating new ways to engage with students, or taking care of critical infrastructure on campus, or embracing technology to stay connected with colleagues.

Take a moment to suggest a coworker or two to be featured in an upcoming week. Nominations are open to faculty members, officers of administration, classified staff, graduate employees and student workers.

Nominate an Employee

The purpose of Duck of the Week is to help foster community among UO employees and share employee experiences by learning about different UO jobs and hearing from our colleagues’ point of view. Being included in the series is not intended to be an assessment or evaluation of on-the-job effectiveness or otherwise connected to a formal performance review.

 

John Bellamy Foster is a professor of sociology
January 26

Integrating environmental problems into teaching, research

Duck of the Week: John Bellamy Foster is a professor of sociology

Jessica Price, associate general counsel
January 19

Facilitating difficult legal decisions with research and expertise

Duck of the Week: Jessica Price is an associate general counsel at the UO

Jett Nilprabhassorn
January 11

Engaging prospective students amid a changing landscape

Duck of the Week: Jett Nilprabhassorn an associate director for strategic communications

Bailey Dobbs, instructional designer for UO Online
January 4

Providing support for online course design and instruction

Duck of the Week: Bailey Dobbs is an instructional designer for UO Online

DJ Kelly-Quattrocchi is a multicultural education, engagement and student success coordinator
December 15

Creating support and connections for multicultural students

Duck of the Week: DJ Kelly-Quattrocchi coordinates co-curricular enrichment opportunities

Rayne Vieger is an e-learning and open educational resource librarian
December 8

Raising awareness about access to affordable textbooks

Duck of the Week: Rayne Vieger is an e-learning and open educational resource librarian

Dan Albrich is a communications software specialist
December 1

Keeping conversations going and serving customers remotely

Duck of the Week: Dan Albrich is a communications software specialist

Linda Leon is the department manager for romance languages
November 24

Supporting academic excellence through decades of change

Duck of the Week: Linda León is the department manager for romance languages

Christian Gervasi manages the UO Science Stores
November 17

Keeping labs stocked, campus supplied with COVID-19 safety items

Duck of the Week: Christian Gervasi manages Science Stores and teaches chemistry 

Vidusha Devastali, director of foundation relations, and Betsy Boyd, AVP for federal affairs
November 3

Advocating for students and research on a local and national level

Duck of the Week: Betsy Boyd is a federal lobbyist for the university

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