Dr. Jennifer Barrett-Tatum and Dr. Lori Caudle, published an article,”Implementing new literacies instruction and design through a cross-institutional peer review process with pre-service early childhood educators” in the journal of New Horizons in Education. Jennifer Barrett-Tatum was also awarded the WCU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Grant, and will be presenting, Navigating Retention Policies, Perspectives, and Practices at the Literacy Research Association in November.
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. Ellie Blair, Associate Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was invited to speak at Paulo Freire: The Global Legacy, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Blair presented, “Jamaican Teachers and the Struggle to Redefine Teachers’ Work in the Shadow of Decolonization.”
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