Health and Physical Education Faculty, Justin Menickelli, Dan Grube & Sarah Lowell publish study. The results of their study, “Convergent Validity of a Low-Cost Accelerometer with a Research-Grade Pedometer in a Physical Education Setting”, were published in the International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports.
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. Andrew Bobilya and Dr. Resa Chandler, WCU faculty in PRM and HPE, recently published a paper with co-authors from Prescott College, Montreat College and the Millbrook School titled “The Effect of an Outdoor Orientation Program on Participants’ Biophilic Expressions” in the Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education. For more information go to: https://link.springer.com/journal/42322/21/2/page/1
CEAP faculty members, Drs. Cathy Grist, Robert Crow, Alvin Malesky, and Psychology alumni Kathryn Lang and Jon Baley presented at the 126th American Psychological Association Convention held in San Fransisco, CA. In addition, several other psychology faculty and students attended the convention as WCU representatives.
Dr. Callie Schultz, Dr. Gayle Wells, Tacquice Davis and two colleagues from Elizabeth City State Univ. won the UNC-System Undergrad Research Program Award. The project includes purchasing a poverty simulation kit, training how to run the simulation, facilitating 6 iterations of the Poverty Simulation in 2018-2019, and managing 4 undergraduate research projects based on student experiences and community impact of the simulation. For more information email Dr. Schultz.