Educational Leadership & Research

Harris publishes book on effective literacy techniques

AUGUSTA, GA. – After decades of leading the nationally recognized Augusta University Literacy Center, Dr. Paulette Harris has finally bound all of her tricks and tips for getting children and adults to read into a handbook for parents and practitioners. “Leading Literacy Programs: Proven Practices” was just printed by Stipes …

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Professor wins Regents’ highest teaching honor

AUGUSTA, GA. – Dr. Richard Deaner, professor of counselor education at Augusta University, has been selected to receive the 2016 University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award. Created in 1996, the Regents’ Awards program recognizes the finest among the USG faculty who significantly improve student success …

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College hosts first education colloquium

AUGUSTA, GA – The Augusta University College of Education will host the first College of Education Colloquium on Nov. 20 in University Hall, featuring renowned educators and researchers Dr. William H. Schubert and Dr. Ming Fang He. They will present “Teaching & Curricular Challenges: Teaching and Inquiring Courageously and Creatively …

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Alum chosen as an ‘Inspirational Woman in STEM’

AUGUSTA, GA – Dr. Simona Murph (Ed.S., 2012), Principal Scientist at Savannah River National Lab, has been named by the U.S. Department of Energy as an Inspirational Woman in STEM. The recognition is awarded to women whose work and achievements are encouraging a new generation of women to consider careers …

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Alum uses chess to teach life skills to at-risk youth

Above (L-R): SaKeidra Cobb, Dan Watts (ELA Teacher), John L. Dykes Jr., Jamorya Jenkins and Dylan Laws AUGUSTA, GA – When Dr. Thaddeus Shubert, professional school counselor at the Burke County Academy of Success Life Center (BCASLC), researched ways to help his alternative school students develop into productive citizens and …

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Literacy Center will show ‘The Ant and the Grasshopper’

AUGUSTA, GA. – The classic Aesop fable about the perils of laziness and the importance of charity will come to life Oct. 14 as the Augusta University Literacy Center presents “The Ant and the Grasshopper” at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theater. In this modernized, updated version of the play, a playful grasshopper wastes away …

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Literacy Center launches play season with ‘Stone Soup’

When her people cannot work together, one cunning queen finds a way to teach them how. The Augusta University Literacy Center will present “Stone Soup,” the classic fable about sharing and cooperation, on Sept. 23 at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theater. In the play, a benevolent ruler notices some of her …

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Education students present research at international conference

AUGUSTA, GA. – Three GRU College of Education students recently presented their research at the International Literacy Association’s annual conference in St. Louis, Mo. The students – Adam Aldridge, Eriq Hearn, and Alexis Wren – are all enrolled in the university’s  I.M.A.T. program and two are PRESTIGE scholars. The ILA, a …

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Leadership presents to U.K. scholars on innovative Ed.D. program

AUGUSTA, GA. – When the GRU College of Education launched its Educational Doctorate in Educational Innovation, international acclaim was not the first goal on the list of program objectives. But in July, to acclaim, members of the college’s leadership presented a session on redefining the education doctorate at the UK …

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