Dameron Publishes Article

Dr. Merry Leigh Dameron, Assistant Professor of Counseling, recently published an article in The Urban Review. Along with her co-authors, Dr. Dameron examined the impact of race, gender, and socioeconomic status on school counselors’ alternative learning program placement decisions. The full article is available is at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11256-019-00502-9.

Student Named Principal of the Year

Congratulations to one of our own Ed.D. (Education Leadership) students, Bob Bales, for being named 2019-2020 Principal of the Year for Chapel Hill-Carrborro City Schools! Way to go!

HESA Students Compete in 3MT

4 HESA Students – Lila Welsh, Kristen Nichols, Victoria Bost, and Holli Stillman, competed in the Graduate School’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition. Special congrats to Holli Stillman for winning the “People’s Choice Award”

Counseling Faculty Present

Counseling faculty members, Drs. Merry Leigh Dameron, Melodie Frick, Elizabeth Likis-Werle, and Heather Thompson presented at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision national conference in Seattle, WA in early October.

Ed.D. Students Present

Congratulations to Jerad Crave, Katie Elliott, Andrea Russell, & Mike Swan (Cohort 5 EdD Students) for their presentation at COPIS (Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision), 2019 titled: APPLE (Assistant Principal Professional Leadership Experience): Preparing future principals through supportive development.

Von Dohlen Publishes Research


Dr. Heidi Von Dohlen partnered with the National Center for Homeless Education and the SERVE Center, as well as with her twin, Lisa Von Dohlen (a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, School Social Worker, and former Homeless Liaison). The team examined Masters of School Administration students’ knowledge and understanding of poverty and homelessness in schools and sought to increase leadership capacity among aspiring school leaders to mitigate issues of homelessness and poverty in schools. View article here: https://go.southernct.edu/jelps/