Whitehead Recognized in Paper Competition


Hannah Whitehead, graduate student in the M.A.Ed., Elementary Education Literacy concentration was recognized as the winner of the Literature Review/Academic Paper Competition in the 27th Annual Graduate Research Symposium at WCU. Her paper is entitled Vocabulary Support for Reading Comprehension. Her faculty sponsor is Dr. Carrie Rogers.

Scales Receives Research Award


Dr. Roya Scales and colleagues received the Review of Research Award at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting. Their work entitled Teachers’ Instructional Adaptations: A Research Synthesis. was during the published last academic year. This award is given in recognition of an outstanding review of research article appearing in theReview of Educational Research.

Crow, Hinnant-Crawford Publish Book

Drs. Robert Crow and Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, professors of educational research, and Dean Spaulding, publish a new text on improvement science.

Class Provides Service to Jackson County

Students in Leigh Hilger’s Physical Activity and Aging course (HPE 365) provided Fitness Assessments at the Jackson County Senior Center as a community service project in February.  Participants completed the Senior Fitness Testing protocol then received feedback and recommendations.

Blair Receives Book Award

Dr. Ellie Blair has been awarded the Society of Education Professor’s 2019 Book Award for her 2018 publication of “By the light of the silvery moon: Teacher moonlighting and the dark side of teachers’ work.”

HPE Attends Speak Out Day

Several Health and Physical Education Professors and undergraduates went to SPEAK OUT DAY in Washington DC recently to advocate for increasing the funding available for Health and Physical Education teachers throughout the country.