Teacher Leadership Research in Jamaica and the United States

Dr. Ellie Blair recently presented “Teacher leadership and school culture in Jamaica and the United States:  Narratives of power and agency” at two conferences: the American Educational Studies Association in Baltimore, Maryland and the International Association for Intercultural Education in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

HR Program Recognized

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WCU’s Master’s of Science in Human Resources program has been named by Intelligent magazine (intelligent.com) as one of the TOP 60 (among 244 reviewed) online HR programs in USA and THE BEST in the Southeast. Further, they ranked WCU HR as #4 of 45 (among 173 reviewed) affordable programs.


HESA Faculty & Alums Present Research at SACSA

Dr. April Perry, Carrie Hachadurian, and Sophie Calhoun recently presented their research at the SACSA Conference. Their research explores how to best prepare and serve independent students (fostered, orphaned, emancipated, etc) for the post-college transition.

Scales, Barrett-Tatum Publish Article


Drs. Roya Scales and Jennifer Barrett-Tatum published an article with a group of scholars across the US in Journal of Curriculum Studies. The article, ” Understanding literacy adoption policies across contexts: a multi-state examination of literacy curriculum decision-making” can be viewed here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00220272.2019.1683233

Scales, Tracy Publish Article

Drs. Roya Q. Scales and Kelly N. Tracy published an article with a group of scholars across the US in Action in Teacher Education, titled “Exploring connections between writing methods teacher education courses and K-12 field experience.” This is the second of three articles from a study of exemplary writing methods instructors. Article: https://doi.org/10.1080/01626620.2019.1600600

Faculty Publish Article

Gayle Maddox, Resa Chandler,  Tom Watterson, Vanessa Fiaud, and Bob Beaudet recently published the  article  “Kinesiology Gets Moving!  The NAKHE Leadership Development Workshop Goes Outside” in the International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education.