Blair Publishes Book on Teacher Moonlighting

Thirty years after completing a dissertation on teacher moonlighting in Tennessee, Dr. Ellie Blair has published a collection of essays on a topic that refuses to go away, titled, “By the Light of the Silvery Moon- Teacher Moonlighting and the Dark Side of Teachers’ Work.”  It connects older work with more contemporary research highlighting the impact of moonlighting on the teaching profession.

Hinnant-Crawford Co-Authors Book Chapter

bookcoverBrandi Hinnant-Crawford, faculty member in the Department of Human Services, has co-authored a chapter in Living the Legacy of American American Education: A Model for School and University Engagement. The chapter, “Focus on Problem Solving and Deliverables” is co-authored with Miyoshi Juergensen and gives concrete examples on mutually beneficial delivery models. For more information see: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475808193/Living-the-Legacy-of-African-American-Education-A-Model-for-University-and-School-Engagement.

 

CEAP Graduate Appointed Director of Athletics

MNashMyranda Nash has been appointed director of athletics for the Tornados at Brevard College, effective July 1. Nash is the associate athletic director and senior woman’s administrator at Winona State University. She is a two-time Western Carolina University graduate, having completed her B.S. in Health and Human Performance (2007) and her M.B.A (2012).

Schultz Leads Teaching and Research Presentation

calliephotoDr. Callie Schultz, faculty member in the Department of Human Services, led a teaching and research presentation at The Academy of Leisure Sciences’ Annual Conference. The papers, “Teaching Social Justice from Positions of Privilege” and  “From “bad feminists” to “nasty women:” Rethinking empowerment in the age of Tr*mp,” were presented in collaboration with scholars from Arizona State, University of Utah, and UW LaCrosse.

Clapp Wins Distinguished Service Award from the NCSTA

HollyAwardAmanda Clapp, science teacher at The Catamount School, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA). NCSTA’s Distinguished Service Awards are presented to recognize the excellence of contributions to science education in North Carolina. Awardees have exhibited leadership in science education beyond their school district or position and have contributed to improvements in science education, as well.

Watterson, Wells, Beaudet Publish Article

WCU LogoDrs. Watterson, Wells and Beaudet, faculty in the Health and Physical Education Program, published an article entitled, “Can a Mobile App Motivate Adolescents into a Healthier Lifestyle?” In the Journal of Modern Education Review.