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Jan. 29, 2016 –

Gerard Lawson, Leadership, Counseling, and Research faculty has been elected the 66th President of ACA. Gerard will begin his term as President-elect on July 1, 2016 and will assume the presidency on July 1, 2017. The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. There are 20 chartered divisions within the American Counseling Association. These divisions provide leadership, resources and information unique to specialized areas and/or principles of counseling. ACA has four regions, which serves members in those regions. Lastly, ACA has 56 chartered branches in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. ACA presently has over 56,000 members worldwide, and recently proposed a $13.8 million budget. It is the publisher of some of the top journals in the counseling profession, and hosts an international conference every Spring.Congratulations, Gerard!


The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) recognizes Takumi Sato, clinical assistant professor of School of Education , for student-centered instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and understanding. Students are asked to grapple with questions and ideas through discussion and reflective writing, and work together toward deeper knowledge. Read more


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) dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11423-015-9421-6