Alex Hill, a 2015 MAEd in School Counseling graduate, gave the August convocation address, along with her two sisters, at the NC School for Science and Math. Read more here: https://www.ncssm.edu/news/2018/07/19/hill-sisters-to-speak-at-convocation-on-august-15
Dr. Jennifer Barrett-Tatum and Dr. Lori Caudle, published an article,”Implementing new literacies instruction and design through a cross-institutional peer review process with pre-service early childhood educators” in the journal of New Horizons in Education. Jennifer Barrett-Tatum was also awarded the WCU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Grant, and will be presenting, Navigating Retention Policies, Perspectives, and Practices at the Literacy Research Association in November.
Dr. Ellie Blair, Associate Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was invited to speak at Paulo Freire: The Global Legacy, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Blair presented, “Jamaican Teachers and the Struggle to Redefine Teachers’ Work in the Shadow of Decolonization.”
Parks and Recreation Management faculty, Glenn Middleton and Andrew Bobilya represented WCU at the Association for Experiential Education Annual International Conference in Montreal, Quebec November 8-12. They co-presented on Spirituality and Experiential Education and Bobilya also facilitated a workshop titled, “21st Century Participants: Can We Achieve the Same Outcomes with Different Levels of Risk?” Middleton and Bobilya also presented individual papers at the Symposium on Experiential Education Research. Dr. Bobilya began a three-year term co-chairing the research symposium.
Ellie Blair, faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning, presented a paper, titled, “Transformative Teacher Leadership in Jamaica & The United States: Re-Envisioning a Profession for the 21st Century” at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, an international social foundations of education group, in Pittsburgh, PA. Blair addressed teaching and learning in Jamaica and the United States by providing a cross-cultural examination of a profession in transition. She also highlighted the most salient features of teachers’ work that both impedes and promotes its growth and development as a profession.
Dr. Maurice Phipps, retired Professor of Parks and Recreation Management will give a presentation in Australia on July 22nd. Phipps was the founding member of the Mitta Mitta Canoe Club which now has an Olympics medalists.