Monday, March 13, 2017

Spring Faculty Achievements

Dorota Celinska, associate professor of special education, published "Multicultural Curriculum Designs in Counselor Education Programs: Enhancing Counselors-in-Training Openness to Diversity" in The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 8 (3). You can read the article at

Dr. Celinska also presented papers at two international conferences in December, 2016:  Internationalised Higher Education: A Mandate for Multicultural Training? and Student Perspectives on Learning in Internationalised
Courses: What Makes a Difference?  Both papers were presented at a meeting of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), held in Newport, Wales.

Alyson Lavigne, associate professor of curriculum studies, will attend the national meeting of the American Educational Research Association in April 2017.  In May, she will attend the 2017 Jacobs Foundation Conference  in Germany to participate in a seminar entitled "Education in Times of Increasing Cultural and Linguistic Heterogeneity."

Leslie Bloom, associate professor of educational leadership, will present a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in late March.  The title of her paper is Communicating Research for Social Justice Activism: Lessons from Neuroscience and Social Psychology.

Dr. Bloom also has received an International Visiting Fellowship at the University of Liverpool for Summer 2017.  The Fellowship is to collaborate on the writing of an article with a University of Liverpool faculty member and colleague, Dr. Jude Robinson, and to do a research presentation to the School of Law and Social Justice. The article and presentation will analyze activist ethnographies for how they present evidence (storytelling, narrative, thick description) and warrant theorized interpretations. 

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