Three Faculty Publish Article

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Three Department of Human Services faculty, Drs. Marie-Line Germain, Phyllis Robertson, and Sarah Minnis, have recently published an article titled, “Protests, Rallies, Marches, and Social Movements as Organizational Change Agents,” in Advances in Developing Human Resources.

Hinnant-Crawford Publishes Article

Brandi Hinnant-Crawford

Dr. Brandi Hinnant-Crawford has published new article in Urban Education, entitled: Legislating Instruction in Urban Schools: Unintended Consequences of Accountability Policy on Teacher-Reported Classroom Goal Structures.

Whitehead Recognized in Paper Competition


Hannah Whitehead, graduate student in the M.A.Ed., Elementary Education Literacy concentration was recognized as the winner of the Literature Review/Academic Paper Competition in the 27th Annual Graduate Research Symposium at WCU. Her paper is entitled Vocabulary Support for Reading Comprehension. Her faculty sponsor is Dr. Carrie Rogers.

Scales Receives Research Award


Dr. Roya Scales and colleagues received the Review of Research Award at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting. Their work entitled Teachers’ Instructional Adaptations: A Research Synthesis. was during the published last academic year. This award is given in recognition of an outstanding review of research article appearing in theReview of Educational Research.

HPE Attends Speak Out Day

Several Health and Physical Education Professors and undergraduates went to SPEAK OUT DAY in Washington DC recently to advocate for increasing the funding available for Health and Physical Education teachers throughout the country.

Class Completes Sensitivity Training

Students in Leigh Hilger’s Physical Activity and Aging course (HPE 365), completed the Area Agency on Aging’s Sensitivity Training in January.  The program included discussion and hands-on activities to gain understanding of the physical challenges older adults may experience, from arthritis in the hands to changes in vision.