Associate Dean of the
Richard W. Riley College of Education Caroline Everington was
made a Fellow of the American Association for Intellectual Disabilities for her
leadership and scholarship in the field during the last 25 years. She will be
presented with the honor at the national conference in June.
04/08/2014Assistant Professor of Physical Education Seth Jenny
has co-published an article, "Pre-service Teachers' Perceptions of Motion-Based
Video Gaming in Physical Education," in the International Journal of Technology
in Teaching and Learning. You can read the article
on the website. 04/02/2014
Assistant Professor of English
Amanda Hiner recently published:
- A book review of
Making Gender, Culture, and the Self in in the Fiction of Samuel
Richardson: The Novel Individual by Bonnie Latimer.
consecutive articles in INQUIRY: Critical Thinking Across the Discplines, the
premier international journal in the discipline of critical thinking,
“Critical Thinking in the Literature Classroom, Part I: Making Critical
Thinking Visible,” and “Critical Thinking in the Literature Classroom, Part
II: Dickens’s Great Expectations and the Emergent Critical Thinker.”
Assistant Professor of English
Amanda Hiner has presented several papers recently:
- "Critical Thinking and the Techno Brain: How Electronic Media
Consumption Impacts Students' Critical Thinking Skills" at the first annual
Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning.
- "Satire and
Distributive Justice in Fielding's The History of Tom Jones and Haywood's The
History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless" at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American
Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Williamsburg, Va.
- "Passions, Puberty, and Pamela: Integrating Cognitive Literary Studies into
the Eighteenth-Century British Literature Classroom" at the 40th anniversary
meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in
Assistant Professor of Social
Work Kareema Gray has been approved for the publication of her article
on the Power of Peace Project in the Journal of Law and Criminal Justice.
Article is forthcoming.
Dewalt, co-author of "A Tour of Mr. Jefferson's University with Edgar
the Squirrel," has been invited to participate in the 2014 Virginia Festival
of the Book, March 19-23.
Dewalt will sign copies of his book and chat
with readers at a March 22 session at 10 a.m. at the Barnes and Noble at
1035A Emma Street in Virginia.
Meg Webber, assistant vice president
for academic affairs, has been appointed as director of the Global Learning
As the initiative director, Webber will provide
primary responsibility for the coordinated implementation of global programs
through collaboration with multiple stakeholders across campus.
GLI is Winthrop University's Quality Enhancement Plan, a comprehensive
initiative that is a requirement of the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools reaffirmation of accreditation processes. Started in 2011-12, the
global initiative is a five-year project committed to intentionally
integrating global learning across Winthrop's general education program.
Dr. Kathryn Holten, vice president of
Advancement and Enrollment, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the
American Association of University Women to a 2-year term on the Career
Development Grants Selection Panel. The national panel recommends fellowship
and grant recipients in education and the social sciences, furthering AAUW's
commitment to assist women to break through economic and educational barriers.
Dr. Holten is also serving a second term as Vice-Chair of
the Communications and Public Affairs Advisory Council to AASCU (American
Association of State Colleges and Universities) and a member of AASCU Public
Purpose Readers Advisory Group.
Library Dean Mark Herring has a new book for sale,
"Are Libraries Obsolete?: An Argument for Relevance in the Digital Age."It is
printed by McFarland & Company, Inc.Herring noted that the digital age has
transformed information access in ways that few ever dreamed, particularly
libraries who are reeling as they are no longer able to serve as the chief
contender in information delivery.
Herring gives both sides - the
web aficionados, some of them unhinged, and the traditional librarians, some
blinkered - a fair hearing but misconceptions abound. Internet be-all and
end-all enthusiasts are no more useful than librarians who urge fellow
professionals to be all things to all people.
Associate Professor Janet Wojcik was granted the
distinction of Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a prestigious
recognition in her field of exercise science.