Gov. Cooper Appoints Hinnant-Crawford

Brandi Hinnant-CrawfordGov. Roy Cooper has appointed Dr. Brandi Hinnant-Crawford to the North Carolina Interagency Coordinating Council for Children from Birth to Five with Disabilities and Their Families. Hinnant-Crawford is an assistant professor of educational leadership and co-chair of the CEAP Diversity Committee. Cooper said, “I’m grateful that these skilled North Carolinians will share their expertise with our state by serving on these key boards and commissions.”

Blair Receives 2018 AESA Critics Choice Book Award

bookcoverDr. Ellie Blair’s recently published text, “By the light of the silvery moon:  Teacher moonlighting and the dark side of teachers’ work” is the recipient of the American Educational Studies Association 2018 Critics Choice Book Award.  AESA is an international group of noted scholars in the foundations of education

Chandler Appointed Chief Faculty Marshal

chandlerActing Provost, Dr. Carol Burton, has appointed Dr. Resa Chandler, Health and Physical Education faculty member, as Chief Faculty Marshal. Faculty Marshals are senior members of the faculty who are nominated by the academic deans based on their outstanding service to the institution, excellence in teaching, and the respect of their faculty colleagues.  They serve the institution as official ambassadors at university events including commencement and convocation.

Menickelli, Grube, Lowell Publish Study

WCU SealHealth and Physical Education Faculty, Justin Menickelli, Dan Grube & Sarah Lowell publish study. The results of their study, “Convergent Validity of a Low-Cost Accelerometer with a Research-Grade Pedometer in a Physical Education Setting”, were published in the International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports.

Dan and AJ Grube, Coach Mark Speir, Publish Article

Gordon Recognized with Chancellor’s Teaching Award

windyawardDr. Windy Gordon, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology, was named the recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards on Friday, April 27, 2018. This recognition is the most prestigious on-campus award and recognizes superior teaching and meritorious performance.