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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dr. Eleni Pappamihiel, Associate Professor, Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education (ITFSE) is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award. 

Dr. Elizabeth Crawford, Assistant Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education (EEMLS) was awarded the University’s 2013 Excellence in e-Learning Award.

Dr. Robert Smith, Professor, ITFSE, received the University’s prestigious J. Marshall Crews Distinguished Faculty Award.

Dr. Robert Tyndall, Professor, Department of Educational Leadership (EL), was recently recognized for having joined the select group of UNCW faculty who had (cumulatively) garnered at least $1 million in external funding.

Dr. Janna Robertson, ITFSE was awarded tenure and promoted to full professor.

Dr. Amelia Moody, Associate Professor, EEMLS was awarded tenure.

Dr. Michele Parker, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Higher Education Concentration for the Ed.D. Program, Department of Educational Leadership was awarded tenure.

Dr. Kathleen Schlichting, Associate Professor, was named Assistant Department Chair, EEMLS.

Dr. Donyell Roseboro, Associate Professor and Director of the Professional Development System (PDS) was elected Chair of the Advisory Board for the D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy for the 2013-2014 school year.  The Blue Ribbon Commission first appointed Dr. Roseboro to the board in 2012. 

Dr. Ann Potts, Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Outreach will serve on the Chancellor’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.  Dr. Potts is past Chair of the University’s Diversity Committee.

Dr. Carol McNulty, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, participated in the prestigious Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Summer Institute in Denver in July.  HERS is a leadership development program for women in higher education.

Dr. Deborah Powell, Associate Professor of Language and Literacy, EEMLS, participated in UNC’s Entrepreneurial Mindset-Maximizing Faculty Impact workshop, May 13-16 in Chapel Hill.  A goal of the workshop is to promote entrepreneurial thinking to move research to commercialization.

Dr. Lisa Buchanan, Assistant Professor, EEMLS is the 2013 recipient of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual Geographic Literacy Grant Award.  This funding enables WCE to expand geography kit resources for preservice elementary school teachers.

WCE Professor Dr. Maurice Martinez is continuing his work as a documentary filmmaker.  His latest film, “The Piano Entertainer: Stompin’ Grenoldo Frazier” debuts Sunday, September 15 at the Cameron Art Museum.  Several other screenings of Martinez’s films are also planned:

  • “The Black Indians of New Orleans”, September 21 in New Orleans
  • “Colored White Boy”, September 22 in Atlanta
  •  “Irene” will be shown at the 19th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington in November