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Salem Superintendent Alan Seibert, one of  the graduates of the Educational Leadership program, was recognized by the Virginia Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Congratulations, Alan. Read more

Carol Mullen, Leadership, Counseling, and Research faculty, published “Public University Leadership on the Horizon: Challenges and Possibilities Chairs Should Know About,” The Department Chair: A Resource for Academic Administrators 26.3 (Winter 2016): 19-21.

Gerard Lawson and Kami Patrizio, Leadership, Counseling, and Research faculty were awarded a $914,000 research grant from the National Institute of Justice. The grant, titled “A Multiple Perspectives Analysis of the Influences on the School to Prison Pipeline in Virginia,” will rely on school climate, safety, threat assessment, and crime data from Virginia to determine factors influencing juvenile involvement in the criminal justice system. Also part of the research team are Leadership, Counseling, and Research faculty members Yasuo Miyazaki and Gary Skaggs, along with a number of Virginia Tech graduate students.

Barbara Lockee, professor in Instructional Design and Technology program, has been selected to receive the 2016 Eastern Educational Research Association’s Senior Scholar Award. This award is presented to an individual who as excelled in conducting, publishing, and disseminating outstanding research that advances the scholar’s academic discipline. Congratulations, Barbara.

Jen Brill, associate professor in Instructional Design and Technology published "Investigating Peer Review as a Systemic Pedagogy for Developing the Design Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions of Novice Instructional Design Students," Educational Technology Research and Development (2016) 64(3)

John Gratto and Michael Kelly, faculty in Educational Leadership program, published “Developing a Survey to Determine Student Perceptions of Readiness at the Beginning of an Educational Leadership Program,” NCPEA International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation 10.2 (November 2015): 23-35.

Katherine Ulrich and Jesse Wilkins, faculty in Math Education program, published “A Written Instrument for Assessing Students' Units Coordination Structures,” Journal of Mathematics Education 10.2 (2015): 111-36, with Andy Norton, Nathan Phillips, Tessa Anwyll, and Steve Boyce.

Claire Robbins, Assistant Professor, Higher Education, has been named an Emerging Scholar Designee by ACPA - College Student Educators International, a leading international professional association for college educators. This award "supports, encourages, and honors early-career individuals who are emerging as contributors to student affairs and higher education scholarship and who are pursuing research initiatives congruent with the mission, interests, and strategic goals of ACPA".

As an Emerging Scholar Designee from 2016-2018, Dr. Robbins will receive a $3,000 grant to support a qualitative study of how race becomes salient to doctoral students in education. She will also serve as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of College Student Development, create a video about her research to be shared internationally, and co-plan a conference symposium in partnership with ACPA's Senior Scholars.

Amber, Dortch, a doctoral student in Educational Leadership program in School of Education won National Milken Educator Award. Congratulations, Amber!!! Read more

Carol Mullen, Professor in Educational Leadership program, published a new book titled “Education Policy Perils: Tackling the Tough Issues” by Routledge. Congratulations, Carol!




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SOE is rising in the charts! US NEWS and WORLD REPORT RELEASE (March 2014): The School of Education has moved up to the rank of 83 in the nation. The school's Career and Technical Education program again ranks fourth in the nation.

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