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Gabriel R. Serna, Higher Education Assistant Professor was recently cited by personal finance website Wallethub.com regarding student credit cards at https://wallethub.com/credit-cards/no-credit-student/#Gabriel_R._Serna

Shekila Melchior, doctoral candidate in Counselor Education, was invited to join the Virginia Tech Edward A. Bouchet Honor Society. The purpose of the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) is to recognize outstanding scholarly achievement and promote diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society seeks to develop a network of preeminent scholars who serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy, for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy. Edward Bouchet (1852-1918) graduated from Yale College in 1874 was the first African American to earn a doctorate from an American university with a Ph.D. in physics at Yale University in 1876. At that time, Bouchet was the sixth person in the western hemisphere to earn a doctorate in physics.

Dr. Carol Mullen, Educational Leadership Professor, received the 2017 NCPEA Living Legend Award from the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. NCPEA is a premier professional organization in the educational leadership and administration discipline. As part of her award, Carol will give the keynote speech at the Living Legend banquet at the NCPEA conference in Puerto Rico, August 2017.

David Hicks, alongside co-authors Stephanie van Hover (UVA), Melissa Lisanti (Radford University), and Colleen Fitzpatrick (UVA), received the 2017 National Technology Leadership Initiative Award for their paper entitled “Shifting the gaze: Using Actor Network Theory to examine preservice teachers’ uses of digital technologies” at the annual conference of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies.

   

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Associate professor, Dr. Mesmer recently published a book related to the Common Core Curriculum and complex text. The book, published by Teacher' College Press, is entitled, " Teaching Skills for Complex Text: Deepening Close Reading in the Classroom." It was supported by a Niles Research grant from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

David Hicks, alongside co-authors Stephanie van Hover (UVA), Melissa Lisanti (Radford University), and Colleen Fitzpatrick (UVA), received the 2017 National Technology Leadership Initiative Award for their paper entitled “Shifting the gaze: Using Actor Network Theory to examine preservice teachers’ uses of digital technologies” at the annual conference of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies.

Congratulations to History and Social Science Alum Chris Bunin who received the 2017 National Council for the Social Studies Secondary Teacher of the Year. In this post fact world Chris was reportedly heard saying “I could not have achieved this without my experiences in the History and Social Science Program at VT!” 

Congratulations! Dawn Knight (Office of Academic Programs) has been named Advisor of the Month for December 2016! The goal of the Advisor of the Month program is to recognize outstanding academic advisors. Read more

Dr. Quentin Ballard (a graduate from Educational Leadership program), principal of Stonewall Jackson Middle School, was recognized by the Virginia Department of Education for his outstanding family engagement effort. Congratulations, Quentin!

Congrats to Dr.Elizabeth Creamer, PI David Knight and the Engineering Education team, and the Human Development team on their new NSF award "Gatekeepers to Broadening Participation in Engineering"

   

Leadership

Leadership Faculty Present at International Society of Educational Planners at New Orleans Conference

On Nov 10th, Amy Azano, assistant professor of adolescent literacy, will be giving a TED talk: “The Ruralities of Autism.” http://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/10/Science-tedxvirginiatech2016.html  Congratulations, Amy!


 

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