Robin Hertel '08, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, was recently elected to a second term on the board of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) for 2014–2017. She is a faculty member at North Central Kansas Technical College.
John Krenik, a Ph.D. in Education student, presented “The Influence of Problem-Based Learning on Drawing Ability” and “Creating a Visual Culture Online Learning Course From Theory to Research to Practice,” based on his dissertation research, at the National Art Education Association National Convention in San Diego in March. Krenik is an art teacher at Nauset Regional Middle School in Orleans, Mass., as well as an award-winning artist.
Mary Durr ’12, an M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology graduate and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, published A Cry in the Night: The City of Lights’ Dark Side (Outskirts Press, 2013). She is a trainer at Time Warner Cable in Jackson, Miss.
Molly Gerrish, a Ph.D. in Education student, was recently named Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year for the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she is an assistant professor. The award is presented to a faculty member nominated by peers who meets or exceeds performance criteria including effectiveness in teaching, professional involvement, and accomplishments.
Derek Olson, a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, was part of a group of Minnesota Teacher of the Year award winners invited to come to the state capitol to offer insights on teaching to members of the Senate Education Committee. Olson, a teacher at Afton-Lakeland Elementary School in Lakeland Shores who was named 2008 Teacher of the Year, addressed the topic of teacher evaluations.
Beth Oswald, a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, was one of only 13 educators nationally selected for the Hope Street Group’s 2014 cohort of National Teacher Fellows. A teacher at JC McKenna Middle School in Evansville, Wis., Oswald will participate in a yearlong fellowship program to train and network with teachers across the country. Hope Street Group, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunity and prosperity for all Americans, sponsors the fellowship as part of its efforts to transform the teaching profession and improve student outcomes.
Read accomplishments from previous years.