Dr. Andrew Bobilya and Dr. Resa Chandler, WCU faculty in PRM and HPE, recently published a paper with co-authors from Prescott College, Montreat College and the Millbrook School titled “The Effect of an Outdoor Orientation Program on Participants’ Biophilic Expressions” in the Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education. For more information go to: https://link.springer.com/journal/42322/21/2/page/1
Dr. Callie Schultz, Dr. Gayle Wells, Tacquice Davis and two colleagues from Elizabeth City State Univ. won the UNC-System Undergrad Research Program Award. The project includes purchasing a poverty simulation kit, training how to run the simulation, facilitating 6 iterations of the Poverty Simulation in 2018-2019, and managing 4 undergraduate research projects based on student experiences and community impact of the simulation. For more information email Dr. Schultz.
Dr. Gayle Maddox Wells, faculty member in the Health and Physical Education Program, along with English colleagues Emily Virtue and Dr. Drew Virtue published an article entitled, “Supporting Sophomore Success Through a New Learning Community Model” in the journal Learning Communities Research and Practice (vol5/iss2/6).
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
Ellie 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.