EdD Students Attend NC Graduate Education Day

EDD studentsRebecca Ensley and Chris English represented the Educational Leadership Program and WCU graduate students by attending N.C. Graduate Education Day on Wednesday, May 30th at the N.C. General Assembly. They met with NC policymakers including, Sen. Jim Davis and Representatives Cody Henson, Mike Clampitt, Brian Turner, and Kevin Corbin. Gov. Roy Cooper declared the entire week as “Graduate Education Week” in North Carolina.

Drs. Hinnant-Crawford and Gordon Finalist for Teaching Award

teachingawardDr. 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.

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.

 

Robert Crow Publishes Article

crowDr. 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

 

 

Alumna named Blue Ridge Community College President

lauraleatherwoodDr. 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

Crow and Ensley Present at Conference

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.