Faculty members are contributing to their disciplines and bringing that knowledge and experience to students.

December 2014

Dr. Anthony E. Morgan, a contributing faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, served as a grant reviewer for the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Preschool Development Grant Competition. Preschool Development Grants support states in building or enhancing their infrastructure to provide high-quality preschool programs and to expand high-quality preschool programs in high-need communities.

Dr. Kelley Jo Walters, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, was named contributing editor for the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s journal, Young Children.

Dr. Ernest Zamora, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, published “Factors Affecting the Implementation of Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocols for English Language Learners” in National FORUM of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal (Vol. 31, Issue 3).

November 2014

Dr. David A. Falvo, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, co-authored “Lines, Labels, and Arrows: The Role of Graphical Devices in Visualizations,” which was awarded the ACS Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry.

Dr. Karen L. Milheim, a contributing faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, recently published “Facilitation Across Culture in the Online Classroom” in the International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research. She also published “Cultural Inclusivity in Online Learning” in Student-Teacher Interactions in Online Learning Environments (IGI Global, 2014).

Dr. Royce L. Robertson, faculty member, and Dr. Martha J. Larkin, assessment director, presented “Developing an Instrument to Measure Assessment System Maturity” at the 2014 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis in October.

October 2014

Dr. Casey Reason, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, published Stop Leading Like It’s Yesterday: Key Concepts for Shaping Today’s School Culture this summer. The book is geared toward principals and teacher leaders who are interested in learning about the leadership transition schools are facing today.

September 2014

Dr. Joan Gipe, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, co-authored the third edition of Literacy in Grades 4–8: Best Practices for a Comprehensive Program (Holcomb Hathaway Publishers, 2014).

Dr. Ramo J. Lord, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, presented the paper “Illuminating the Invisible: Towards Describing Informal Learning” at the 33rd annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education in St. Catherines, Ontario.

Dr. Kelley Jo Walters, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, was recently named a member of the editorial review board for the International Journal on E-Learning.

June 2014

Dr. Kurt Schoch, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, co-presented "A Systematic Approach to Assessing and Improving Co-Curricular Student Services" at the Higher Learning Commission's annual conference in Chicago in April.

May 2014

Drs. Deborah Bechtold, Jennifer Knutson, Martha Larkin, and Janet Williams, faculty members in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, presented “Using Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) and Data-Informed Decision Making to Ensure Teacher Readiness” at the 66th annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in Indianapolis in March.

April 2014

Dr. Ramo Lord, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, was recently appointed the chair of the popular education special interest group of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. He is the founder and director of Ramerin, a consulting company that helps organizations augment what they teach with technology and provides community service through free informational sessions.

Dr. Kelley Jo Walters, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, published “Balanced Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom” in the Journal of Early Childhood (Issue 5, Vol. 1).

March 2014

Dr. Laurie Bedford, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, and Dr. Lyda Downs, a faculty member in the School of Counseling, co-presented the paper “Enhancing Faculty Performance Through Coaching: The Walden University Model” at the 43rd annual conference for the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning in Orlando, Fla.

Dr. Paul Englesberg, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, presented the paper “Impacts of Doctoral Projects on Education in Local Contexts: A Survey of Walden University Ed.D. Capstones” at the International Conference on Teaching & Learning in Bangkok in November.

Dr. William Huitt, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, published “Curriculum for global citizenship” in the International Schools Journal (Vol. 33, Issue 1). He also co-presented “Curriculum development and assessment: A balanced approach” at the 2013 annual conference of the European Council of International Schools in Amsterdam in November.

Dr. Kelley Jo Walters, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, co-authored “An Evaluation of Student Outcomes by Course Duration in Online Higher Education” in Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration (Vol. 16, Issue 4).

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