Educational Leadership & Research

Education professor profiled for teaching excellence by Augusta Chronicle

AUGUSTA, GA. – The Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence announced the recipients of the 2016 Augusta University Teaching Excellence Awards. Dr. Rebecca Harper, Dept. of Advanced Studies and Innovation, College of Education and Graduate School, received the Augusta University Individual Teaching Excellence Award. This award honors a full-time member …

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Education professor wins university’s teaching excellence award

AUGUSTA, GA. – Dr. Rebecca Harper, professor of education, was recently awarded the Augusta University Individual Teaching Excellence Award. This award honors a full-time member of the teaching faculty who demonstrates a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Harper’s interests include content area literacy, student conceptualization of writing, teacher beliefs and critical literacy. …

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College hosts LASER Talk focused on STEAM education

AUGUSTA, GA. – The Augusta University College of Education partnered with the Department of Art to host a second LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talk on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6-8 p.m. in the JSAC Ballroom on the university’s Summerville Campus. More than 100 people attended the forum, part of …

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New professor passionate about special education training

AUGUSTA, GA. – As the needs of schoolchildren and adolescents change over time, so will the necessary skills and requirements for teachers. Dr. Michael Berg, new professor of education in the Augusta University College of Education, brings his passion for special education to the curriculum at a time when American …

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Children’s play series begins Sept. 14

AUGUSTA, GA. – Through the generosity of a grant from Dollar General, the Augusta University Literacy Center will present its annual series of children’s play to audiences for free this year. The 2016-17 series kicks off Sept. 14 at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theater with a modern twist on the classic fable, “The …

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New professor will enhance special education training

AUGUSTA, GA – As the needs of students in the schools change over time, schools work to be more responsive to those needs. Dr. Jessica Simpson’s work in education and in training new educators is on the forefront of those changes, enhancing inclusivity and removing barriers to education. Inspired by …

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Professor named president of national educational organization

Dr. Molly Quinn, Professor of Education at Augusta University, has been elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS). “Curriculum studies is, very basically, scholarship on what should be taught in schools. What knowledge should be in the curriculum, and how do we make those …

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Harper delivers keynote address on literacy techniques

AUGUSTA, GA – Dr. Rebecca Harper, Professor of Education at Augusta University, was recently invited to give the keynote address at the 4th Annual Literacy Leaders Conference at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Harper has been passionate about literacy for years, starting with her time as a classroom teacher. “I taught …

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