Scholary Community Engagement

Our departmental faculty members coordinate a number of community projects that extend our scholarly engagement. We believe such engagement is critical to part of the College of Education's mission to "improve schools and society."

Drs. Eleni Pappamihiel, Allen Lynn, and Denise Ousley work to improve learning opportunities for English Language Learners. Drs. Pappamihiel and Ousley bring approximately 100 public schools students to campus each year to participate in Digital Storytelling Project. Drs. Pappamihiel and Lynn also facilitate the Educating Language Minority Students (ELMS) grant which provides professional development for content area teachers who teach English Language Learners.

Drs. Janna Robertson and Robert Smith coordinate the Dropout Prevention Coalition. This coalition brings community members together with UNCW faculty to develop better programs to keep young people in school.

The UNCW Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics office staff provides professional development to area teachers.

Dr. Angie Reid-Griffin coordinates the Junior Seahawk program, a one week, half day summer camp for middle school students. The camp focuses on building students skills in science, mathematics, engineering, and reading.

Drs. Angela Housand and Eddie Caropreso provide professional development in the education of Academically & Intellectually gifted (AIG) students. Dr. Caropreso organized the AIG mini conference from 2010-2013 ( Dr. Housand coordinated the AIG conference for spring 2015. The conference attracted approximately 150 educators from the region.

Dr. Jeff Ertzberger, Ms. Salena Rabidoux, and Ms. Somer Lewis are providing professional development for beginning teachers in this region through a "Beginning Teachers Matters" project. This project was funded through the Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation.

Dr. Donyell Roseboro, along with a team of other individuals, coordinates the Rosenwald Conference on African Americans and Education. Held every other year, this conference brings faculty, staff, students, administrators, public school personnel, and community members together to discuss the history of education for African Americans in this region.

Dr. David Gill is an award winning novelist who publishes young adult fiction and teaches workshops for aspiring writers.

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