Dr. Andrew Bobilya was recently selected to serve as an Affiliate Faculty Member in the Kurt Hahn Consortium for Values and Experiential Education at Penn State University. The Consortium is a central hub to connect research, practice and policy with a focus on all aspects of Hahn’s legacy organizations. It is comprised of leaders from around the world with a unique expertise in working, researching and thinking about Hahn’s legacy organizations. Dr. Bobilya has focused his research efforts in part on outcomes related to participation in Outward Bound programming which Hahn founded in 1941.
Charmion Rush, assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, has been selected to participate in WCU’s Women’s Leadership in Action Program. The program is an intensive, yearlong experience in which participants develop and implement a personal leadership plan, work with a mentor to refine leadership skills and attend an immersive professional development conference.
Dr. Dan Grube, Sarah Lowell, and Dr. Amy Stringer published a journal article entitled Effective Classroom Management: Strategies for Beginning Teachers in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The article was featured as an open access article in the Society for Health and Physical Educators October Et Cetera newsletter.
Dr. Ellie Blair, faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning, has published the chapter, “Transformative Teacher Leadership is Inclusive Education: A Cross-Cultural Consideration of Teachers’ Work in Jamaica and The United States” in the book, Responding to Learner Diversity and Learning Difficulties, D. Conrad and S. Blackman (Editors),in the series, Caribbean Discourse in Inclusive Education, Volume II. The book provides critical reflections and recommendations on the way educational communities respond to student diversity and learning difficulties.
Dr. Carrie Rogers will go on academic leave in the fall semester 2019 to complete a book project entitled Stewarding the Profession: Stories of Early-Career Teacher Leadership.
Dr. Roya Scales and colleagues received a book contract from Teachers College Press for the manuscript entitled: The Teaching Journey: An Evidence-Based Guide for Helping Teacher Candidates and Novice Teachers Succeed.