Nickles Publishes Article on Starting New Distance Programs

Nickles,LeeLee Nickles, director of assessment and technology, has published a journal article on themes in the literature for starting a new distance program in higher education. The article titled, “Initializing an online program: Ten themes from the literature,” was published in the International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. The article can be viewed online:

Kelly Kelley Recognized for National Leadership

KelleyDr. Kelly Kelley, Associate Professor of Inclusive and Special Education in WCU’s School of Teaching and Learning and co-director of the University’s University Participant Program, is the recipient of the Leadership in Higher Education Award at the 2017  State of the Art in Postsecondary Education Conference. The award recognizes Kelley’s national leadership in the area of postsecondary education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It was presented at the conference held in Syracuse, New York, on Nov. 15, with the suggestion that Kelley’s “unyielding emphasis on experience as a pathway to knowledge and inclusion” should be celebrated.

Scales and Colleagues Publish Article

RoyascalesDr. Roya Scales, faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning, along with several colleagues, published an article entitled: “Teacher Preparation in Literacy: Cooking in Someone Else’s Kitchen,” in Teacher Education Quarterly.

PRM Faculty Present at International Experiential Education Conference

AEE LogoParks and Recreation Management faculty,  Glenn Middleton and Andrew Bobilya represented WCU at the Association for Experiential Education Annual International Conference in Montreal, Quebec November 8-12.  They co-presented on Spirituality and Experiential Education and Bobilya also facilitated a workshop titled, “21st Century Participants: Can We Achieve the Same Outcomes with Different Levels of Risk?” Middleton and Bobilya also presented individual papers at the Symposium on Experiential Education Research.  Dr. Bobilya began a three-year term co-chairing the research symposium.

Watterson, Wells, Beaudet and Colleagues Publish Article

WattersonDr. Watterson and colleagues in the Health and Physical Education Program published an article entitled,  “Can a Mobile App Motivate Adolescents into a Healthier Lifestyle?” In the Journal of Modern Education Review.

Menickelli, Grube and Cooper publish article

Justin_MenickelliDr. Justin Menickelli and colleagues in the School of Teaching and Learning published an article entitled: “Disc Golf and Walking Benefits: A Pedometer-Based Physical Activity Assessment,” in the International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports.