HPE Students/Faculty Attend Conference

A large group of Health and Physical Education (HPE) majors and faculty members attended their state conference in Winston Salem. WCU students and faculty presented during several sessions and were also honored with multiple awards. Dan Grube- College/University PE Teacher of the Year; Heidi Turlington – College/University Dance Education Teacher of the Year; Morgan Helton – Student Major of the Year

Counseling Faculty Present

Counseling faculty members, Drs. Merry Leigh Dameron, Melodie Frick, Elizabeth Likis-Werle, and Heather Thompson presented at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision national conference in Seattle, WA in early October.

Ed.D. Students Present

Congratulations to Jerad Crave, Katie Elliott, Andrea Russell, & Mike Swan (Cohort 5 EdD Students) for their presentation at COPIS (Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision), 2019 titled: APPLE (Assistant Principal Professional Leadership Experience): Preparing future principals through supportive development.

Von Dohlen Publishes Research


Dr. Heidi Von Dohlen partnered with the National Center for Homeless Education and the SERVE Center, as well as with her twin, Lisa Von Dohlen (a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, School Social Worker, and former Homeless Liaison). The team examined Masters of School Administration students’ knowledge and understanding of poverty and homelessness in schools and sought to increase leadership capacity among aspiring school leaders to mitigate issues of homelessness and poverty in schools. View article here: https://go.southernct.edu/jelps/

Lomotey Publishes Article


Dr. Kofi Lomotey, Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, has published an article, “Research on the leadership of Black women principals: Implications for Black students” in the Educational Researcher. Read the article here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.3102/0013189X19858619

Project INTERACT Funded

Project INTERACT, a grant written by Drs. Billly Ogletree, Jon Campbell, Karena Cooper-Duffy, Johanna Price, and Amy Rose, has been funded and will bring $1.25 over five years to prepare graduate students to address the complex needs of children with autism spectrum disorders presenting moderate to severe intellectual disabilities