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WCE Professor Mahnaz Moallem Receives National Education Award

Mahnaz Moallem, professor of Instructional Technology and Research at the Watson College, has received an Annual Achievement Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology for her contributions in the field of STEM education. The award was presented at the AECT annual convention in Jacksonville in November.

Research on Philanthropic Giving Published in November

Kevin McClure and Ed.D. candidates Leah Frierson, Adam Hall, and Kara Ostlund, have authored a paper titled, “Philanthropic Giving by Foundations to Higher Education Institutions: A State-Level Social Network Analysis.” The article was published in the journal Philanthropy and Education in November.

WCE’s MIT and Online Elementary Education Programs Ranked in Nation’s Top Ten

WCE’s Master of Science in Instructional Technology has been ranked 10th in the nation by the website The ranking for best online educational technology masters degrees is based on both cost and student success rates.

Amy Garrett Dikkers Edits New Book on Online Learning

Amy Garrett Dikkers, associate professor in WCE’s Department of Educational Leadership, studies online and blended learning across the PK-20 spectrum. To date, she has more than two dozen publications that examine the value of online education for diverse populations of students and the teachers who work with them.

EdNC Reports on Teacher Pipeline in North Carolina

By 2015, enrollment in the state’s public university teacher training programs was down 30 percent from just five years prior.

WCE Faculty Author ACUHO-I Research Report on Public-Private Partnerships

WCE Higher Education faculty members Kevin McClure, Andrew Ryder and James DeVita collaborated on a study of public-private partnerships in college student housing. Their report, titled Forging Partnerships and Avoiding Pitfalls: Evidence-Based Insights for Establishing Effective Public-Private Partnerships was released by the Association of College and University Housing Officers International in August.