HESA Student and Faculty Recognized for Service

Higher Education Student Affairs graduate student, Savannah Matherly, and faculty member Dr. April Perry were recognized with ‘Apple Polishing Awards’ by the Order of Omega National Greek Leadership Honor Society for their commitment and service to WCU Sorority and Frarernity students.

Schultz Leads Teaching and Research Presentation

calliephotoDr. Callie Schultz, faculty member in the Department of Human Services, led a teaching and research presentation at The Academy of Leisure Sciences’ Annual Conference. The papers, “Teaching Social Justice from Positions of Privilege” and  “From “bad feminists” to “nasty women:” Rethinking empowerment in the age of Tr*mp,” were presented in collaboration with scholars from Arizona State, University of Utah, and UW LaCrosse.

Bobilya co-authors paper in Research in Outdoor Education

journalcoverDr. Andrew Bobilya, Parks and Recreation Management faculty member, recently published a paper titled “Exploring Course Outcomes Utilizing a New Outward Bound Outcomes Instrument” in Research in Outdoor Education (ROE) volume 15. This paper is the second to be published in ROE in the last two years as a part of a multi-year project with the North Carolina Outward Bound School investigating the most effective way to measure change following program participation. Dr. Bobilya is joined by co-author Dr. Brad Faircloth.

Blair Presents Paper at International Conference

EllieBlairEllie Blair, faculty member in the School of Teaching & Learning, presented a paper at the International Critical Media Literacy Conference in Savannah, Georgia on February 24, 2018.  Her paper, “White Saviors, Saints and Sinners: Critical Media Depictions of Teachers’ Work in 21st Century Schools,” examined the ways that Hollywood’s images of teachers reinforce questions and concerns about the integrity of teacher training and competence.

Scales Interviewed for Podcast

RoyascalesDr. Roya Scales, Associate Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was featured in a podcast interview for The Journal of Teacher Education.  The interview features insights from the JTE article, “Are We Preparing or Training Teachers? Developing Professional Judgment in and Beyond Teacher Preparation Programs,” authored by Scales and colleagues. Listen to the full interview- http://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/podcast-interview-scales-wolsey/


PRM Faculty Present at Research Symposium

WCU LogoThe Parks and Recreation Management program was recently represented at the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Biennial Research Symposium by Andrew Bobilya and Glenn Middleton. Dr. Bobilya co-presented papers on Semester Boarding School Student’s Biophilic Expressions, Parent Motivations for Sending Their Children to Summer Camp, and Closing the Loop: A Multi-Year Study of How to Best Measure Change Following Participation in an Outward Bound Course. The symposium is hosted by Indiana University at their Bradford Woods conference center.