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Congratulations Dr. Guilbaud on Dissertation Publication in the Online Learning Journal

   June 24, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Christa Guilbaud (program alum, higher education concentration) on the recent publication of her dissertation in the Online Learning Journal. The article "Faculty Perceptions on Accessibility in Online Learning: Knowledge, Practice and Professional Development" was co-authored by Dr....

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Congratulations to the Spring 2021 Doctoral Graduates!

   June 9, 2021

Congratulations to the Spring 2021 Doctoral Graduates!

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Kannapolis City Schools named Kevin Garay as the new Superintendent

   June 2, 2021

The Kannapolis City Schools named Kevin Garay as the new Superintendent beginning in August. He was unanimously selected as a proven educational leader with over 20 years of experience connected to improving student learning and staff development. In 2014, Mr. Garay become the principal of Mallard Creek High School, which is part of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. Garay is in the Ed.D...

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Dr. Christine Reed Davis selected as 2021 recipient of Legacy for Leadership Award

Dr. Christine Reed Davis selected as 2021 recipient of Legacy for Leadership Award
   May 20, 2021

Dr. Christine Reed Davis, 2020 graduate of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership-Higher Education concentration, was selected as the 2021 recipient of the Legacy for Leadership Award. This recognition is for the dissertation of the year in the Department of Educational Leadership. Her dissertation titled "A Phenomenological Case Study of Faculty and Staff Experiences in Green Zone Training to...

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Dr. Hart Named 2021-2022 Distinguished Research & Practice Fellow

   April 1, 2021

Dr. Walter Hart was recently named the 2021-2022 Distinguished Research and Practice Fellow recipient by the National Education Finance Academy. Dr. Hart will be recognized and awarded during the annual (virtual) NEFA conference during the first week of April. 

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D’Amico Delivers Keynote Address on Community College Transfer

D’Amico Delivers Keynote Address on Community College Transfer
   March 30, 2021

On March 3, 2021, Dr. Mark D'Amico, Professor of Higher Education, provided a keynote address to the Achieve Alabama Transfer Student Success 2021 Conference. D'Amico delivered his address to the statewide virtual convening on "Transfer Patterns, Paths, and Trends: Implications for Equity and the COVID Effect." For more information about the conference: ...

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Dr. Dana Ayers Selected as Superintendent of Schools by the Jackson County Board of Education

Dr. Dana Ayers Selected as Superintendent of Schools by the Jackson County Board of Education
   March 24, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Dana Ayers on being selected by the Jackson County Board of Education to serve as the new Superintendent of Schools beginning June 1, 2021. She is noted as having more than 21 years of experience and a philosophy for wanting students and staff to recognize their self-worth and potential. Jackson County is located in Western North Carolina. Dr. Ayers is currently the...

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Newton Elected to American Evaluation Association Board of Directors

   November 18, 2020

Dr. Xiaoxia Newton, Associate Professor of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation has been elected to a three-year term on the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Board of Directors.  AEA is the leading national organization for evaluators with 7700 members representing all 50 states in the United States as well as over 60 countries.

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Wilson named to post at Oklahoma State University

   September 21, 2020

Dr. Clyde Wilson, 2013 Ed.D. graduate, was recently promoted to Assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity at Oklahoma State University.  Dr. Wilson is a former recipient of the Department's Legacy for Leadership Dissertation of the Year Award for his work, "Imagining the unthinkable: A case study exploring an institutional response to the persistence of African American males...

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Miller named to CAHEP Post

   September 7, 2020

Ryan Miller, assistant professor of higher education, was elected program/pre-conference chair of the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs (CAHEP). CAHEP, a council of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), seeks to enrich the teaching and learning experiences of students and faculty in graduate higher education programs within North America and around...

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