Rob Knoeppel, faculty chairman of leadership, counselor education and human and organizational development in Clemson’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education, has received the 2013 National Education Finance Conference Distinguished Research and Practice Fellow Award. Read more.
Lamont A. Flowers, executive director of the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education at Clemson University, spoke at the 43rd annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, D.C. Flowers discussed research recently conducted at the Houston Center focusing on the educational development of black males. Read more.
Two Clemson University education professors have received grants to create a computer application that will help children develop proficient writing skills. Assistant professors Matthew Boyer and Anna Hall of Clemson's Eugene T. Moore School of Education were awarded $24,839 to help them design UpWrite, a computer application based on the process approach to writing that combines word processing with embedded assessment, individualized learning, real-time sharing and reporting. Read more.
Tony Cawthon, professor in the Department of Leadership, Counselor Education, and Human and Organizational Development (LCH) for Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education, has been named an Alumni Distinguished Professor at the university. Since 1962, the Clemson Alumni Association has named Alumni Distinguished Professors to recognize and support excellence in teaching. Students, faculty and administrators select the recipients, who receive a yearly stipend made possible by alumni gifts to the Clemson Fund, the university’s annual giving fund. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Cawthon is engaged in research interests such as new professionals, higher education administration, career development, student development theory, and multicultural and diversity issues. Read more.
Clemson University agricultural education professor and Agriculture Division chairman Thomas R. Dobbins was honored with a teacher fellow award from the North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) at the group’s annual meeting. The award is given annually to an agricultural educator who shows a career of distinction in teaching, research, outreach and administration. Read more.
Danielle Herro, assistant professor of digital media and learning in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University, has been named an Edmund W. Gordon Fellow by the MacArthur Foundation and Educational Teaching Service for her work with digital media initiatives in K-12 schools. The fellowship provides mentoring from senior researchers in the area of assessment and learning and opportunities for emerging scholars to collaboratively research issues of innovation, equity and challenging problems in education. Read more.
17 doctoral students and 24 faculty presented at the 2013 Annual AERA (American Educational Research Association) meeting. The theme of the meeting was Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis.
Anderson Independent recognized the Creative Inquiry project led by Clemson faculty including School of Education’s Cassie Quigley and Nicole Bannister. The Creative Inquiry project culminated with a visit to Pendleton Elementary on May 14, 2013 where more than 100 5th and 6th grade students as well as teachers at Pendleton Elementary took part in the project to show students how science and math go beyond textbook and numbers. Clemson faculty, including School of Education’s Nicole Bannister and Cassie Quigley and Clemson MAT middle level preservice teachers, used simple experiments with inexpensive materials such as bottled water and plastic cups to demonstrate inertia, gravity and sound travel.
Dr. Cassie Quigley is an Assistant Professor in Science Education. She explores three lines of research: 1) community-based environmental education for marginalized communities, 2) equitable discourse practices for science education, and 3) equitable research methodologies for science education. Her publications this year include such journals as the International Journal of Environment and Science Education, Cultural Studies in Science Education, International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, and the Journal of Elementary Education.
Dr. Nicole Bannister is an Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education. In addition to very high course evaluations, she provides effective learning environments in her classroom by focusing on creating equitable mathematics classrooms through progressive pedagogies, modeling ambitious teaching in all of her courses, and revising how we think about and talk about kids. Her expertise is captured in one student comment: “Her message about our future students is essential. I wish that every student in the program were required to have her.”
Dr. Hans Klar is an Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership. He has been extremely active in his service to the school, college, and profession. Of note, he has been involved with the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP), partnership with the Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago and the Chilean government, UCEA Review Editorial Board, South Carolina Successful Principals Project, and a principal mentoring program with a consortium of 10 school districts.
Clemson University’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women is proud to name Dr. Pam Havice, student affairs and higher education faculty member, as the faculty winner Clemson University’s Outstanding Women Award. Read more.
Lamont A. Flowers, distinguished professor of educational leadership in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University, has been published in a new book titled “A Call for Change: Providing Solutions for Black Male Achievement,” produced by the Council of the Great City Schools. The book consists of new research from a variety of national experts on the black male experience in education. Read more.
Clemson professor Tony Cawthon has been named a Faculty Fellow of NASPA, the national association for student affairs administrators. Read more.
School of Education Professor Joe Ryan is interviewed about seclusion and restraint of school children in an article from the Columbus Dispatch entitled, 371 students restrained or secluded 1,829 times. “Educators who use seclusion and restraint must ask themselves, ‘Was it really necessary? Was there a true physical danger? Had staffers tried to calm a student before secluding him?’” Read more.
Joseph Ryan, Associate Director of Research for Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education was interviewed last week on Anderson Cooper Live regarding behavior management practices and policies in schools. He discussed the dangers associated with seclusion and restraint procedures with children, and emphasized the importance of parents knowing and understanding the discipline policies and procedures of the school their child attends.
See the Anderson Cooper Live segment on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej-3ehWW1Ho.
Dr. Jane C. Lindle, a professor in educational leadership in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education was recently interviewed about a newly proposed teacher evaluation system in South Carolina. The new system proposed by state Superintendent of Education Mick Zais is a controversial issue with both the Greenville County School Board and the state Board of Education opposing the new proposal. Read the full article from the Greenville News.
The Clemson University Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence was presented to Bob Horton, professor of secondary mathematics education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education. The Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence was established by the Office of the Provost in 1999 to honor outstanding faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to academic life at Clemson. The award is given by the Clemson University Board of Trustees.
Clemson professor Lamont A. Flowers has received the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) 2012 Carl A. Grant Multicultural Research Award. Read more.
Lamont A. Flowers, executive director of Clemson University’s Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education and distinguished professor in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education, has been invited to join the Black Male Achievement Research Collaborative (BMARC). The collaborative, in partnership with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, is dedicated to producing and disseminating accurate and quality data on the record, status and future direction of black males. Read more.
Tony Cawthon, Professor in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education received Clemson University’s College of Health, Education and Human Development’s 2012 Award of Excellence for Graduate Student Advising/Mentoring. Nominees are faculty or staff members who demonstrate that they advise, counsel, and mentor students in developing their personal goals and professional careers. Quotes from letters of support for this year’s award winner:
Dr. David Fleming, Associate Professor in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education, along with Co-Investigators Dr. Robert Barcelona and Dr. William Quinn, received Clemson University’s College of Health, Education and Human Development’s 2012 Award of Excellence for Innovation. Nominees were faculty members who share expertise through creating innovative practices, policies, or procedures which deliver outstanding benefit to teaching, research, and/or service/outreach.
Dr. Fleming and his colleagues have secured over $1.8 million in external grant support for the GoalPOST (Goal–oriented Performance in Out of School Time) program. It is an afterschool intervention provided through the School of Education that serves children and families with specific needs (academic, behavioral, etc.) in seven different elementary schools. In addition, over 150 teacher education majors contribute to the program each year.
Members of Clemson University's chapter of Delta Alpha Pi, an honor society for students with disabilities, recently recognized James Dogbey, assistant professor of teacher education, as the 2012 Extraordinary Educator for his teaching style, encouragement and willingness to establish a nurturing and welcoming classroom environment. Read more.
Dr. Delayne Johnson, a Middle Level professor at Clemson University, was named first recipient of the Dr. Jennifer L. Wilson Teaching Excellence Award. Read more.
James W. Satterfield, Jr., an Associate Professor at Clemson University in Educational Leadership and Higher Education, receives Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. Read more.
Tony Cawthon, professor of student affairs in the department of leadership, counselor education and human and organizational development at Clemson University, was invited to participate in the South Africa Housing Training Institute hosted by Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Read more.
Tony Cawthon is no stranger to community involvement, a fitting quality since Clemson’s close-knit atmosphere and various opportunities for engagement make strangers hard to find. Throughout his career at Clemson, Cawthon has participated in projects and organizations on campus, within his department and throughout the community, that contribute to the university he loves to call home. Read more.
Michael Padilla, Clemson University education professor and director of the Eugene T. Moore School of Education, was honored by the National Science Teachers Association with its top award. Padilla received the Robert Carleton Award, which recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to and provided leadership in science education at the national level and to the National Science Teachers Association in particular. He received the award at the Teacher Awards Program at the association’s National Conference on Science Education last month in Indianapolis. Read more.
Linda B. Gambrell, Distinguished Professor of Education, Clemson University, received the Oscar Causey Award at the recent Literacy Research Association (LRA) conference in Jacksonville, FL. The LRA is a national organization of approximately 1,200 members from across the U.S. The Oscar Causey Award is awarded annually to recognize outstanding contributions to literacy research and was first presented in 1967. Previous recipients of the award include Richard Anderson (1987), P. David Pearson (1989), John Guthrie (1992), Kenneth Goodman (1993), Shirley Brice Heath (1994), Michael Pressley (2000), Patricia Alexander (2001) and Annemarie Palincsar (2005).
Tony Cawthon, Professor of Leadership and Counselor Education, has been selected as the Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees. Tony’s term begins at the 2012 January Board of Trustees meeting for a three-year period.
Tony was a former Faculty Senate Alternate and a representative to the Academic Council and understands how crucial good communication with the Board of Trustees is to University governance. He will be an excellent representative of the Clemson faculty and continue to promote the strong working relationship between the Board of Trustees and the Faculty Senate.
Clemson University’s Roy Jones has been named one of the “Most Creative Teachers in the South” by Oxford American magazine. Read more.
Linda B. Gambrell, Clemson University, and Susan Neuman, University of Michigan, have been appointed co-editors of Reading Research Quarterly, a publication of the International Reading Association. Reading Research Quarterly is the most prestigious peer-reviewed research journal in the field of reading and is ranked among the top journals in the field of education.
Dr. Tony Cawthon, Student Affairs Professor in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education, received Clemson University’s College of Health, Education and Human Development’s 2011 Award of Excellence in Service and Outreach. Nominees were faculty or staff members who have demonstrated that they share with others and facilitate collaborative efforts to solve problems.
Quotes from letters of support for this year’s award winner:
David Fleming, associate professor and graduate coordinator for the School of Education, was recently elected president-elect of the Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Hans Klar, assistant professor of educational leadership, has won The 2011 American Educational Research Association (AERA) LSI SIG Dissertation of the Year award. The AERA Leadership for School Improvement Special Interest Group (LSI SIG) is dedicated to examining how leadership exercised by teachers, principals, and superintendents influences instructional capacity resulting in improved student outcomes, and how policy guides this collaborative effort. The LSI SIG Dissertation of the Year award is dedicated to recognizing dissertations that address significant research questions within the context of school leadership and student learning, are methodologically rigorous, and significantly contribute to the theory and practice of school-based leadership and student learning.
Lamont A. Flowers, the executive director of Clemson University′s Charles H. Houston Center, has been appointed to the board of advisers for the National Education Finance Conference. Read more.
Tony Cawthon, Chair of Leadership, Counselor Education, and Human and Organizational Development and Professor in student affairs, has been recognized by ACPA (College student Education International) as a 2011 Class of Diamond honoree. Read more.
Angela Eckhoff, assistant professor in Early Childhood education and Cassie Quigley, assistant professor in the middle grades program were two of seven University faculty named Clemson University Service Alliance Faculty Fellows for 2010-11. The Fellows Program is a program for faculty interested in exploring issues related to service-learning and community-based research. These faculty receive a $1,200 in professional development funds to conduct faculty workshops on service-learning and community-based research through the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation and will also serve as a resource for other faculty interested in utilizing service-learning in their classroom or developing a community-based research design.
Curtis A. Brewer, faculty member of Educational Leadership, has been accepted to the 2010-11 class of the South Carolina Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP). The program is a state-based program coordinated by the Institute for Education Leadership (IEL) in Washington, D.C. and is given a national dimension through national meetings, a network of over 6,000 fellows and IEL's broad policy and program connections in many sectors at all governance levels across the country. The class will engage in discussions of policy development and current issues on the local, state and federal level as they work together and grow professionally and personally. Read the entire news release: Clemson professor selected for education policy fellowship
At the June 2010 conference of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International in Austin, Texas, Tony W. Cawthon received the Research and Publication Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the body of research and publications related to the housing profession.
Cawthon is professor of student affairs and chair of leadership, counselor education and human and organizational development.
Award of Excellence in Service and Outreach – Joe Ryan, Ph.D.
Joe Ryan is an assistant professor in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education. Nominees were faculty or staff members who have demonstrated that they share with others and facilitate collaborative efforts to solve problems.
Award of Excellence for Innovation – Pamela Havice, Ph.D.
Pam Havice is an associate professor and coordinator of student affairs program in leadership, counselor education, human and organizational development in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education. Nominees are faculty or staff members who have shared expertise through creating innovative practices, policies or procedures that deliver outstanding benefit to teaching, research and/or service/outreach.
Award of Excellence in Research – Jeff Marshall, Ph.D.
Jeff Marshall is an assistant professor in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education. Nominees for the Award of Excellence in Research are faculty members who demonstrate excellence in asking questions of importance, systematically obtain answers to the questions and share the results of this process in appropriate public forums.
Professor James Satterfield, along with educational leadership graduate students Tony Franklin, Jennifer Horace, Mike Godfrey, and April Flint, gave a panel presentation on "Municipalities and University Athletic Departments: The Collaborative Funding of Capital Improvement Projects" at the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice Conference in Hilton Head.
Satterfield, Godfrey, Flint and Franklin will present their paper "Promoting Institutional Values Through Intercollegiate Athletics" at the 2010 American Education Research Association in Denver, Colo.
Satterfield, Godfrey, Flint and Franklin will present a poster presentation on their work with institutional values and intercollegiate athletics at the 2010 North American Society for Sport Management in Tampa, Fla.
Jeff Marshall has been chosen for one of the most prestigious awards through the National Science Foundation (NSF). CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
Hal Harrison has been awarded the first annual The Technology Teacher’s Best Peer-Reviewed Article for College Faculty Award from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. Hal is a lecturer in secondary education.
Kathy Headley, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Health, Education and Human Development and Professor of Reading Education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education, was recently elected to the International Reading Association’s (IRA) Board of Directors.
The STaR (Supporting Research, Service and Teaching in Mathematics Education) project, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, provides early career faculty in mathematics education support in the first few years of assuming a faculty position in higher education. It is designed to address common challenges including: teaching mathematics teacher preparation courses, establishing a research agenda, and developing leadership skills. It also provides opportunities to network with other new mathematics education faculty beyond the participant's home institution.
Johnson, assistant professor in the Middle Level Education (MAT) program, has been chosen as a STaR fellow. The STaR program consists of a summer institute, academic year networking, a regroup session in conjunction with the annual meeting of the AMTE, and a second summer institute experience.
Dr. Joe Ryan, assistant professor in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education, was recalled to active duty January 2010 to serve as the Lead of the Operational Planning Team (OPT) for Commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (U.S. FOURTH FLEET) in support of the Haiti Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) efforts. Read more.
Jonda McNair, Associate Professor of Reading, has been appointed as a co-editor of The Journal of Children’s Literature, the official publication and journal of the Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English. The journal is published twice annually and serves a membership with personal and professional interest in the field of children's literature.
David Scott, assistant professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, is President-elect of the South Carolina Counseling Association. David says, “I am looking forward to serving as president and hope to continue to bring visibility of our counseling program to the state.”
Roy Jones, director of the national Call Me MISTER program, has been invited to be a guest panelist for a Capitol Hill briefing in January 2010 regarding the College Board’s Minority Males project, an initiative designed to explore the educational challenges affecting young minority men in the United States. The briefing will convene Tri-Caucus representation from the African American, Hispanic and Asian legislative community, as well as representation from the Department of Education and influential university leadership, to raise awareness of the most pressing education needs of minority males and to further examine the decline of minority male participation in secondary and post-secondary education programs. Read more.
Tony W. Cawthon has been appointed to the College of Education Dean’s Advisory Board of Mississippi State University. He earned his doctorate from their College of Education’s Counselor Education/Student Affairs program in 1995.
Pam Havice, associate professor of Student Affairs, is the 2009 recipient of the Melvene Hardee Award, given at the Southern Association for College Student Affairs conference held in November 2009. Read more.
Lamont A. Flowers, distinguished professor of Educational Leadership and executive director of the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of Black Experience in Education, has been awarded the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) W.E.B. Dubois Higher Education Award. This award is given to individuals or organizations that are actively promoting or advocating higher education for African Americans through research, instruction, funding/scholarships, guidance and counseling, or who quests for equity and equal opportunity to learn. The award will be presented at the NABSE 37th Annual Conference. As noted on their Web site, “The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) is the nation's premiere non-profit organization devoted to furthering the academic success for the nation's children — particularly children of African descent. Now in its 38th year, NABSE boasts an outreach to more than 10,000 preeminent educators including teachers, administrators, superintendents as well as corporate and institutional members. Founded in 1970, NABSE is dedicated to improving both the educational experiences and accomplishments of African American youth through the development and use of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement.”
James Satterfield, assistant professor of Educational Leadership, has been named the State of South Carolina Representative for ASHE Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs. The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) promotes collaboration among its members and others engaged in the study of higher education through research, conferences, and publications, including its highly regarded journal, The Review of Higher Education. ASHE values rigorous scholarly approaches to the study of higher education and practical applications of systemic inquiry.
Mindy Spearman, assistant professor of Elementary Education, was elected president of the national Organization of Educational Historians for 2009-10. She served as vice-president and program chair last year. www.edhistorians.org
Lamont A. Flowers, executive director of the Charles H. Houston Center and Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, will be serving as a Co-Principal Investigator for a 3-year study titled, “Mixed Methods Study of the Factors Influencing Recruitment, Retention, and Academic Achievement of Undergraduate Females and Males in STEM Disciplines at HBCUs.” The grant proposal was approved for funding for the requested amount of $499,890 by the National Science Foundation. Ohio State University and Winston-Salem State University researchers are co-recipients of this grant. The primary objectives of the 3-year study are to examine the similarities and differences between female and male science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students in terms of their levels of academic motivations, academic and social integration in the university environment, perceptions of the campus environment, student involvement on campus, academic self-concepts, educational aspirations, and vocational commitment. The Charles H. Houston Center will receive $181,722 of the grant award and will be able to support a doctoral student for three years, collect and analyze quantitative data, as well as disseminate the results of the research project.
Judy Wright, Elementary Education, serves as facilitator in Summit on the Value of Play attended by educators, health professionals, park and recreation providers and policy-makers nationwide June 14-16, 2009. Read more.
Joe Ryan – Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) member, assistant professor of Special Education, and a leading expert on behavior management — presented Enhancing School Safety: Appropriate Use of Restraint and Seclusion Procedures in a special congressional briefing held in collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD), a division of CEC, on June 8, 2009. Ryan addressed CCBD’s recommendations that teachers use physical restraint and seclusion only as last resorts when addressing a student’s challenging behavior and only when the child or others are in immediate danger. CCBD also recommends that schools emphasize positive behavior supports for students and provide de-escalation training for all staff as means to prevent crisis situations from occurring in classrooms.
Lienne Federico Medford, associate professor and coordinator in the Masters of Middle Grades Level Education program, earned Teacher of Honor status through Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. To earn this recognition, Medford had to complete eight of 25 rigorous criteria that include being highly qualified as defined by the U.S. No Child Left Behind Act, participating in ongoing professional development and continuing education, serving in leadership roles, and publishing in education journals.
Joe Ryan is an assistant professor in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education. Nominees for the Award of Excellence in Research are faculty members who demonstrate excellence in asking questions of importance, systematically obtain answers to the questions, and share the results of this process in appropriate public forums.
Bill Fisk, Chair of Teacher Education and professor of Educational Foundations, received the University’s Alumni Master Teacher Award for 2009. Students nominate and vote on this award given to one individual a year. Read more.
At the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) annual conference in San Diego in April six faculty and 12 doctoral students in the School of Education presented a total of 14 papers.
Michelle Cook, assistant professor in Secondary Science education, received the School of Education’s 2009 Outstanding Research Award. Megan Che, assistant professor of Secondary Math education, received the School of Education’s 2009 Outstanding Teaching Award. Nancy Dunlap, associate director, School of Education, received the School of Education’s 2009 Outstanding Service Award.
Curtis Brewer, assistant professor of educational leadership, will receive the AERA Distinguished Dissertation Award, Social Context of Education Division at AERA’s annual meeting in April 2009. This award recognizes a dissertation of exemplary conceptual, methodological, and rhetorical quality on an important topic that addresses social contexts of education. Nominees must be members of AERA
School of Education’s Debi Switzer is collaborating with two other Clemson professors: Sean Williams (associate dean of graduate school and associate professor of English) and Ken Weaver (lecturer in the School of Computing) in a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation with Appalachian State University worth just more than $450,000 for Clemson.
“The goal is to help rising seventh-grade students acquire the computer and cognitive skills they will need in order to imagine careers in science or math,” said Williams, a co-principal investigator. “Generally speaking, American students are not interested in careers in science, technology, engineering or math, otherwise known as STEM. Yet the need is great — and growing — for students to choose these careers.
Williams, Switzer, and Weaver will participate in implementing the project in middle schools in Oconee and Pickens counties, as the students and teachers who participate in their pilot study will go on to mentor and inspire others to explore STEM careers through the use of 3-D virtual-reality software.
Lamont A. Flowers, Charles H. Houston Center Director, received a National Science Foundation grant along with researchers at Fayetteville State University and The Ohio State University.
The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education has named Clemson University professor Roy Jones the winner of the 2009 AABHE Pacesetters Award for his commitment to leadership in black higher education. Read more.
David Fleming was recently named program chair and president-elect of Out-of-School Time, a national Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association that studies learning after the school bell rings. Read more.
PROJECT RESULTS: Roadmap to Excellence for School and University Leaders in Teaching and Scholarship is a recently funded grant from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs with $800,000 funding over 4 years. Read more.
Chris Peters and Ryan Visser attended the "Adobe Education Leader Institute 2008: Teach and Learn in the Global Community" at Adobe's invitation and expense July 2008 in San Francisco. As two chosen out of 75 internationally, Peters and Visser had the opportunity to listen to Adobe's Bob Regan, Director of K-12 Education; Peter Isaacson, VP of Education; and Megan Stewart, Director of Higher Education and Community Programs discuss the direction and future trends in digital media for education.
Chris Peters, Ryan Visser and Patty Warner along with Dan Warner and Marilyn Reba of the Math Department have been awarded a "Clemson University Cyberinfrastructure Seed Program Grant" in the amount of $5,000. The team's proposal, "Teaching STEM with Student Developed Video Podcasts," was one of only three proposals that were awarded University wide. The focus of the grant will be to teach students and teachers how to make podcasts and encourage them to use these podcasts to teach certain concepts to their peers. The funds will be used to assemble a "portable video podcast studio," that will be used in workshops and classes.
Tony Cawthon, Chair of Leadership, Counselor Education, Human and Organizational Development and professor of Student Affairs, has been elected The Association of College & University Housing Officers — International (ACUHO) Knowledge Enhancement Director of the association’s Executive Board. Read more.
Summer 2008, David Fleming, Graduate Program Coordinator in the School of Education, received a grant to study the effects of targeted out of school programming on the development of achievement goal orientations for elementary school students. The grant is funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program at the U.S. Department of Education. The project, titled GoalPOST (Goal-oriented Performance in Out of School Time), is a four-year project that will be conducted in two elementary schools in Anderson School District #1. The first year award, $199,970, will be used to implement before and after school components that serve to address academic performance and goal setting skills among participating students. Read more.
Nancy Spivey, Academic Advisor for education students and Student Services Program Coordinator II in the HEHD Academic Advising Center, was awarded the College of Health, Education, and Human Development Academic Advising Award of Excellence for 2008. The nominees for this award are faculty and staff members who have demonstrated that they advise and counsel students in obtaining their personal and academic goals.
Tony W. Cawthon, Chair of Leadership, Counselor Education, Human and Organizational Development, has been selected to serve as the Scholar-in-Residence at the annual conference of the Association of College and University Housing Offices-International (ACUHO-I) being held June 20-25, 2008 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort. He also received the S. Earl Thompson Award given to honor an individual not directly related to the association for his or her contribution to the housing profession.
Lamont A. Flowers, Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and Director of the Houston Center for the Study of Black Experience in Education, was selected in the 2008-2009 class of Emerging Leaders by Phi Delta Kappa International, a professional association in education with approximately 50,000 members worldwide.
Mason Gary, part-time faculty for Educational Leadership in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education, was awarded the College of Health, Education, and Human Development Teaching — Adjunct or Part-time — Award of Excellence for 2008. Nominees for the award are part-time or adjunct faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in sharing knowledge with, eliciting insight of, and promoting informed action by learners.
Chris L. Peters participated in the CCIT sponsored Cyberinfrastructure Conference (CI Days) at Clemson University, May 19-21, 2008. He was a panelist for the session titled, "Educational Dimensions of Cyberinfrastructure".
School of Education faculty received excellence awards for 2008. Faculty are nominated and voted on by their peers in the School of Education. Pam Havice, Student Affairs, received the Excellence in Teaching Award, Bea Bailey, Secondary Education, received the Excellence in Service Award, and Linda Gambrell, Reading, received the Excellence in Research Award.
The SC Commission on Higher Education has awarded Chris L. Peters (PI) and Anna Baldwin (Director) year three funding for the Digital Express grant in the Amount of $93,750. This grant is part of the "Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education State Grants" program in conjunction with the US Department of Education. This year's grant will run April 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. For further information about this and other projects of the SC Center of Excellence for Instructional Technology Training.
Lamont A. Flowers was presented the 2008 Scholars of Color Early Career Contribution Award by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) at their annual meetings in March 2008. The American Educational Research Association, prominent international professional organization with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application, has 25,000 members including educators, administrators, directors of research, federal, state and local agency heads, counselors, graduate students, and behavioral scientists. (http://www.area.net/).
David Reinking has been elected to the Reading Hall of Fame. He will be inducted as a member in connection with the International Reading Association 53rd Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. The Eugene T. Moore School of Education now has two Reading Hall of Fame members, Reinking and Linda Gambrell, outgoing president of IRA. Read more.
Antonis Katsiyannis, professor of Special Education, was elected president of the National Council for Children with Behavior Disorders Spring 2008. The Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD), a national organization, is dedicated to supporting the professional development and enhancing the expertise of those who work on behalf of children with challenging behavior and their families. CCBD is committed to students who are identified as having emotional and behavioral disorders and those whose behavior puts them at risk for failure in school, home, and/or community. CCBD supports prevention of problem behavior and enhancement of social, emotional, and educational well-being of all children and youth. For more information about the organization, please visit http://www.ccbd.net/
Antonis Katsiyannis, professor of Special Education, will be the co-editor of The Journal of Disability Policy Studies starting with the August 2008 issue. The Journal of Disability Policy Studies addresses compelling, variable issues in ethics, policy, and law related to individuals with disabilities. A major focus is quantitative and qualitative policy research. Articles have implications in fields such as education, law, sociology, public health, family studies, medicine, social work, and public administration. Occasional special series discuss current problems or areas needing more in-depth research, for example, disability and aging, policy concerning families of children with disabilities, oppression and disability, school violence policies and interventions, and systems change in supporting individuals with disabilities.
Jonda McNair has been elected to serve a two year appointment on the Coretta Scott King Book Award Jury. The Coretta Scott King Book Award is sponsored by the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table of the American Library Association and its purpose is to recognize African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. Her duties will include reading and evaluating books and participating in the Coretta Scott King Book Award Breakfast which takes place at the annual convention of the American Library Association.
Clemson University students will set the stage for a national conversation about global warming as they kick off Focus the Nation. Beatrice Bailey, School of Education English secondary education professor, is Clemson University's Focus the Nation committee chair. Read the press release and the local News article in IndependentMail.com
Angela Eckhoff works with the Clemson Art Outreach Project in bringing art to area students. Part of Fleming Markel’s job is bringing groups into the Lee Gallery on campus, and part of Angela Eckhoff’s job is researching issues in childhood education. What would happen if the two put their heads together and combined Clemson art with the education of local school children?
On January 3, 2008, a three-person team from Clemson University in South Carolina joined the faculty of Colegio Cristiano Pixabaj, Sololá to help prepare for the new school year. Carol G. Weatherford, educational foundations faculty member, and David Weatherford, and Mr. Jason Clayton joined the faculty for an intensive four days of teacher education in-service training focused on helping the teachers utilize the new teaching methods of “service learning”. The objective of the training was to help the faculty utilize the concept of service learning to assist students in applying classroom learning in real life situations.
Tony Cawthon has been named Chair of Educational Leadership, Counselor Education, Human and Organizational Development. Cawthon's interim leadership has been exemplary. Tony will provide critical leadership, bring added stability to LCH programs, and secure the department’s leadership into the future. Please join me in congratulating Tony as the new chair of Educational Leadership, Counselor Education, Human and Organizational Development in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education.
Dee Stegelin has been elected President of the South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC) and was inducted at the state conference in Columbia on October 19th, 2007. She will serve a two-year term and will provide leadership for the state-level affiliate of NAEYC.
Lamont A. Flowers, Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and Executive Director of the Charles H. Houston Center, was recently appointed to serve as the Interim Chair of the President's Council on Community and Diversity at Clemson University.
Roy Jones, director of the nationally acclaimed Call Me MISTER® program housed in Clemson's Eugene T. Moore School of Education, was recently invited to serve on the advisory board “Teachers as Leaders” established by the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation. Deutsche Bank recognizes the essential value of teachers in communities around the world with inadequate resources – from distressed urban settings, to poor rural areas, to post-conflict nations struggling to alleviate poverty and promote gender, racial and ethnic equity. This is confirmation that Call Me MISTER is on the cutting edge of this critical issue globally.
Zack Adams received the “Best of NECC” award for his “Dreamweaver 101: Up and Running in Three Hours” workshop at 2007 National Educational Computing Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in June 2007. His workshop, to a sell-out crowd, not only taught educators how to develop their first website but also how to use the Internet to enhance communication with students, parents and community members. His workshop was chosen out of 131 workshops at the largest educational computing conference in the country. Zack is employed by the SC Center of Excellence for Instructional Technology Training within the Eugene T. Moore School of Education. He is the chief architect of the Digital Xpress grant writing portal website, funded by the SC Commission on Higher Education.
Dee Stegelin, professor in elementary/early childhood education, is on an international research team with ACEI (Association of Childhood Education International) that has developed a universal environmental assessment tool which is now being translated into many languages.
Lamont A. Flowers, Ph.D. recently served as a discussion panelist, sponsored by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling involving the use of voluntary integration plans in public schools.
Linda Gambrell, Clemson University education professor, takes over the presidency of the International Reading Association this month. She has served as vice president since her election in 2005. Gambrell is the only person elected to serve as president of the three leading literacy organizations in the United States: College Reading Association (1981-82), National Reading Conference (1999-2000) and the International Reading Association (2007-08).
Debi Switzer, foundations faculty member, has been selected to serve on the South Carolina Assessment Task Force with the SC State Department of Education. This task force has been formed to recommend and guide the implementation of the state's formative, interim, and accountability assessment system.
Joe Ryan, faculty member in Special Education who is in the Navy Reserves, was just named a Navy Reserve Captain for FY 2008.
Congratulations to the following faculty who have demonstrated excellence:
Tony W. Cawthon was recognized by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) as a Senior Scholar. ACPA is a 5000-member organization comprised of Student Affairs Higher Education faculty and practitioners. The Scholars are a highly select group of scholarly leaders with national and international recognition in the field of Student Affairs.
David Reinking, Ph.D. has been elected vice-president of the National Reading Conference (NRC), which automatically leads to assuming the presidency in two years. The President-elect is in charge of the annual conference and presides over the executive board and board of directors and also gives the presidential address at the annual NRC meeting.