ECU professors ‘rocket back to earth’ during NASA simulation

Three East Carolina University College of Education faculty members spent Jan. 18 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, learning about simulations for astronaut training and vehicle design. Daniel Dickerson, Patricia Slagter Van Tryon and Abbie Brown from the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education toured several NASA project areas: the rapid prototype lab developing and testing controls for the Orion spacecraft; the space vehicle mockup facility that includes full-scale simulations of the International Space Station and Orion; the Human Exploration Research Continue reading →

2016 Educator’s Hall of Fame Ceremony

College of Education Inducts 12 into Educators Hall of Fame                                                                             GREENVILLE, N.C. (1/30/17) – The College of Education at East Carolina University held its 18th Annual Educators Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, January 28, 2017 in the Fletcher Recital Hall in Fletcher Music Center.   Twelve educators and education advocates from across the state were recognized during an event raised over $20,000 for student scholarships. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in Speight Building so inductees and guests would have the opportunity to Continue reading →

ECU assistant professor honored by NCCEC

An East Carolina University College of Education faculty member has been honored by a state organization for her dedicated service to students majoring in special education. Dr. Stacy Weiss, assistant professor in the ECU Department of Special Education, Foundations & Research, was recognized for three years of service as state student coordinator by the N.C. Council for Exceptional Children. “Dr. Weiss’ efforts made a significant contribution to our organization that has helped us to better serve educators and students with exceptionalities in our state, and Continue reading →

Chambers: A Faculty Member’s Banner Year

For many, 2016 will be a year to be remembered for a number of reasons, but for Dr. Crystal R. Chambers, an Associate Professor of Higher Educational Leadership at East Carolina University, the year was bookended with two signature accomplishments. First, in January, Dr. Chambers, along with colleague Dr. Sydney Freeman, Jr. (University of Idaho) launched the Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education (JPSTE).  The Journal’s focus is teaching and learning within higher education as a field of study, the development of Continue reading →

Join Profiles in Diversity Panel Jan. 31 from 4-5:30

The College of Education Diversity Committee invites you to the first annual Profiles in Diversity Panel on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 4-5:50 pm in Speight 203. In a conversational format, the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 COE Profiles in Diversity Honorees will share their work and insights on cultural diversity and equity. There will be extensive time for questions and discussion. The Panel is a chance for the college community to engage in critical dialogue on diversity and gain new insights on how realize equity in Continue reading →

COE Faculty Member Authors New Edition of a Classic Textbook

Abbie Brown, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education, recently published, Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction, 11th Edition. Dr. Brown is one of four contributing authors. “It’s a great honor to be an author for this text,” said Brown. “The book’s first edition came out in 1980 and it’s been a popular foundational text in teacher education programs ever since.” Dr. Brown joined the author team in 2002 for the seventh edition.   His contributions include content related Continue reading →

ECU launches international online educational doctorate

Dec. 29, 2016 By Jackie Drake ECU News Services Educators around the world face many of the same difficulties when pursuing advanced degrees, like completing their research and dissertation while working, but East Carolina University now provides a unique solution. Earlier this year, the ECU College of Education launched a new program – the only one of its kind – where educators can earn their doctorate in educational leadership online in just three years, including the dissertation. Nationally, less than 40 percent of educators complete Continue reading →

Guili Zhang Elected as Chair of the American Evaluation Association Assessment in Higher Education TIG

At the 2016 American Evaluation Association (AEA) Annual Conference recently held in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Guili Zhang was re-elected as Chair of the American Evaluation Association Assessment in Higher Education TIG. Dr. Zhang has also been serving as Chair of the Quantitative Methods TIG of AEA for the past 7 years. The American Evaluation Association is a professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and Continue reading →

Dr. Sandra Warren serves on plenary panel at Council of Chief State School Officers Fall Meeting

Dr. Sandra Warren, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Special Education Foundation and Research, recently served on a plenary panel discussing the role of formative assessment in balanced assessment systems at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Fall Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. Joining Dr. Warren on the panel were: Dr. Rick Stiggins, Founder & President, Pearson Assessment Training Institute; Dr. Margaret Heritage, Senior Scientist, WestEd; and Dr. Kenji Hakuta, Lee L. Jacks Professor, Stanford University. During the hour long conversation before Continue reading →

Faculty Author Abbie Brown Receives Outstanding Book Award

Abbie H. Brown, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education, received the Association of Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) Design and Development Division’s Outstanding Book Award for his text, The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice, 3rd Edition (Routledge), co-authored with Tim D. Green of California State University, Fullerton. “We’re honored by the award, and deeply gratified the book has been so well received by educators and students of instructional design.” The award Continue reading →