Dr. Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, and Dr. Windy Gordon, Assistant Professor of Psychology, were recognized as a finalists for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The award encourages, recognizes, and rewards superior teaching and meritorious performance at WCU. The recipient will be announced at the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards on April 27th.
Dr. Roya Scales, faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning, has published an article, “Teachers’ Instructional Adaptations: A Research Synthesis,” in Review of Educational Research, published on behalf of the American Educational Research Association. Read the entire article here: doi.org/10.3102/0034654317743198
Thirty years after completing a dissertation on teacher moonlighting in Tennessee, Dr. Ellie Blair has published a collection of essays on a topic that refuses to go away, titled, “By the Light of the Silvery Moon- Teacher Moonlighting and the Dark Side of Teachers’ Work.” It connects older work with more contemporary research highlighting the impact of moonlighting on the teaching profession.
Dr. Tom Watterson, faculty member in the Health and Physical Education Program, and program colleagues have published an article, “SPEAK Out! Day with Future Teachers Taking the Lead” in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Read the entire article here: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/wNUC77E7cWCSm7QsdmTf/full
Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, faculty member in the Department of Human Services, has co-authored a chapter in Living the Legacy of American American Education: A Model for School and University Engagement. The chapter, “Focus on Problem Solving and Deliverables” is co-authored with Miyoshi Juergensen and gives concrete examples on mutually beneficial delivery models. For more information see: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475808193/Living-the-Legacy-of-African-American-Education-A-Model-for-University-and-School-Engagement.
Myranda Nash has been appointed director of athletics for the Tornados at Brevard College, effective July 1. Nash is the associate athletic director and senior woman’s administrator at Winona State University. She is a two-time Western Carolina University graduate, having completed her B.S. in Health and Human Performance (2007) and her M.B.A (2012).