Dr. Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, and Dr. Windy Gordon, Assistant Professor of Psychology, were recognized as a finalists for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The award encourages, recognizes, and rewards superior teaching and meritorious performance at WCU. The recipient will be announced at the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards on April 27th.
Brandi 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.
Dr. Robert Crow, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership published the article: Crow, R., Cruz, L., Ellern, J., Ford, G., Moss, H., & White, B. (2017). Boyer in the middle: Second generation challenges to emerging scholarship. Journal of Innovative Higher Education. Read the entire article here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10755-017-9409-8
Dr. Laura B. Leatherwood, currently the Vice President of Student Services with Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC has been selected to be the fourth president of Blue Ridge Community College. Leatherwood graduated from WCU with a M.A. in Human Resources and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership. Read the full story here: http://www.blueridge.edu/news/dr-laura-b-leatherwood-named-fourth-president-blue-ridge-community-college
Dr. Robert Crow, Assistant Professor of Educational Research and EdD student Rebecca Ensley presented “Developing Teacher-Leadership by Employing an Improvement Science Framework for Organizational Problem-Solving.” at the Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, San Francisco, CA on March 28. Pictured with Dr. Louis Gomez, the Chair of the Educational Leadership department at UCLA.
Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, assistant professor of educational leadership, has published an article in the international journal Black Theology. The article titled “Pulpit, Pews and Picket Lines: Galamison’s Fight to Integrate NYC Schools and the Theology Behind It” is published in volume 14, issue 3 and is available here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14769948.2016.1224533.