Speakers Bureau

Speakers for: Education, K-12

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Terry Ackerman

Professor & Department Chair, Educational Research Methodology
PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(336) 334-3439, taackerm@uncg.edu

  • Measurement
  • Item Response Theory
  • Computerized Adaptive Testing
  • Differential Item Functioning

Sarah Berenson

Distinguished Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD Florida State University
(919) 787-2298, sbberens@uncg.edu

  • Implementing the Common Core Standards in K-8 Mathematics
  • Promoting Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasoning in K-8 (Parents and Teachers)

Anna Brady

Lecturer, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
Executive Director, Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy
MS North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
(336) 334-3460, acbrady@uncg.edu

  • The Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy - Developing Aspiring School Leadership
  • Inspiring Leadership
  • Principal Leadership
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Motivational speeches on topics related to the Civic Group or Organization's needs

Shelly Brown-Jeffy

Associate Professor, Sociology
PhD University of Michigan
(336) 334-5295, slbrown2@uncg.edu

  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Race & Education
  • Poverty
  • Social Inequality

Jean Camp

Professor Emeritus, Teacher Education & Higher Education
MEd The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3402, jean_camp@uncg.edu

  • Instructional Technology

Robert Cannon

Professor, Biology
PhD University of Delaware
(336) 256-0071, robert_cannon@uncg.edu

  • Good Microbes and Bad Microbes
  • Emerging Issues in Biology
  • 25 Years of Involvement with Advanced Placement (AP) Biology

Heidi Carlone

Associate Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of Colorado at Boulder
(336) 334-3437, heidi_carlone@uncg.edu

  • Science Education
  • Gender & Equity in Science Education

Kathleen Casey

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-0156, caseyk@uncg.edu

  • Curriculum theory
  • Poverty & Education
  • Political Analysis of Education
  • Narrative Research

Michael Darrell Cauthen

Lecturer, African American Studies
MS Purdue University
(336) 334-5507, mdcauthe@uncg.edu

  • Beyond the Race and Intelligence "Debate."
  • Explaining Black-White Educational and Test-Score Gaps in a World Without Race
  • Conceptualizations of Race and Ethnicity

Micheline Chalhoub-Deville

Professor, Educational Research Methodology
PhD The Ohio State University
(336) 334-3472, chalhoub-deville@uncg.edu

  • Foreign Language Testing & Assessment
  • NCLB and ELL testing, Title III
  • Articulation Between Schools & Universities
  • University admission tests

Ang Chen

Professor, Kinesiology
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 256-8566, a_chen@uncg.edu

  • Children/Adolescents Motivation for Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Physical Activity Benefits for Children
  • Educational Physical Activity Programming

Mary Compton

Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
EdD University of Virginia
(336) 334-3771, mvcompto@uncg.edu

  • Deaf Education
  • Teaching Deaf Children to Communicate Using Speech and Residual Hearing
  • Social Interaction Between Deaf & Normal Hearing Children
  • Language and Speech Development in Deaf / Hard of Hearing & Normal Hearing Children
  • Teacher Preparation & Deafness
  • Early Intervention Training & Deafness

Sam "Chip" Cook

Lecturer, Communication Studies
Lecturer, Business Administration
MA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 254-8676, sccook2@uncg.edu

  • Communication & Public Speaking
  • Communication Technology
  • NC Public Charter School Development

Jewell Cooper

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3437, jecooper@uncg.edu

  • Teacher Education
  • Multicultural/Equity Education

Ann W. Davis

Clinical Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
EdD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3469, awdavis@triad.rr.com

  • Syncing Up With the iKid -- Reaching Today's Digital Generation Through 1:1 Computing
  • School Executive Leadership for Higher Student Engagement and Performance
  • Leading in a Culture of Change - Turning Around Low-Performing High Schools
  • Mentoring Beginning Principals

Peter F. Delaney

Associate Professor, Psychology
PhD Florida State University
(336) 256-0010, p_delane@uncg.edu

  • Experts and Excellence
  • Psychology of Learning

Holly A. Downs

Assistant Professor, Educational Research Methodology
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(336) 334-5882, hadowns@uncg.edu

  • Evaluation
  • Technology/Digital Tools
  • Qualitative and Mixed Methodologies
  • Research/Evaluation Design

Donna M. Duffy

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Director, Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3025, dmduffy@uncg.edu

  • Girls and women in sport and physical activity
  • Physical Education and teacher education
  • Integrated learning for classroom teachers

Lisa Eads

Lecturer, Human Development & Family Studies
MAT Salem College
(336) 602-9262, lmeads@uncg.edu

  • Supporting Children - Building Futures
  • Brain Scans to Lesson Plans - Developmentally Appropriate Higher Education
  • Socially Responsible Education
  • Any topic relating to Early Intervention for Children and Child Poverty

Catherine Ennis

Professor, Kinesiology
PhD University of Georgia
(336) 256-8565, c_ennis@uncg.edu

  • Children and Adolescent Physical Activity/Physical Education
  • The Science of Healthful Living Middle School Physical Education; Addressing the Obesity Crisis with Body and Mind

Perry Flynn

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Consultant, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the area of Speech-Language Pathology
MEd The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-2005, pfflynn@uncg.edu

  • Speech-Language Pathology Services in School Settings
  • Speech-Language Pathology Service Delivery Models in schools
  • Law to Practice in Speech Language Pathology in Schools
  • Equestrian Therapy

Linda Gann

Assistant Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD The University of Oklahoma
(336) 334-3479, lagann@uncg.edu

  • School Libraries: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
  • Reading Best Practices (for adults, teachers, school administrators)
  • National Accreditation Standards and Guidelines for School Library Media Programs
  • Representation of diversity in children and young adult materials.

Charles P. Gause

Associate Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD Miami University
(336) 334-3437, cpgause@uncg.edu

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Creating Engaging, Dynamic and Affirming Learning Communities
  • Cross-cultural and Inter-cultural Communications
  • Youth and Popular Culture

Kevin M. Geraldi

Associate Professor, Conducting
DMA University of Michigan
(336) 334-5435, kmgerald@uncg.edu

  • Classical music
  • Band, Orchestral, and Chamber Music
  • Music Education

Bert Goldman

Professor Emeritus, Teacher Education & Higher Education
EdD University of Virginia
(336) 334-3464, goldman@uncg.edu

  • College Student Retention
  • Academic Flexibility
  • Researchers' Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures
  • Standardized Tests: What they measure and their weaknesses
  • Significant findings in research: How do researchers determine this

Joseph L. Graves Jr.

Professor, Nanoengineering
Associate Dean for Research, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
Ph.D. Wayne State University
(336) 285-2858, jlgrave2@uncg.edu

  • Genomics of Adaptation
  • Biological and Social Concepts of Race -- Health Disparities
  • Nanosafety
  • STEM Education -- Minority Underrepresentation

Patricia Gray

Director, BioMusic Program
DMA University of Cincinnati
(336) 256-1479, p_gray@uncg.edu

  • BioMusic: The Music of Nature and the Nature of Music
  • Science & Music: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Elementary Education
  • How Music Supports Learning

Kimberly Kappler Hewitt

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
PhD Miami University
(336) 256-0156, kkhewitt@uncg.edu

  • Ethical and Efficacious Use of Data in Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Implementation of Change & Reform
  • Curriculum Leadership
  • Value Added Measures of Educational Effectiveness (including use of value added for educator evaluation)
  • Differentiation
  • Formative Assessment

Scott Howerton

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3437, wshowert@uncg.edu

  • Lesson Planning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Elementary Education

Glenn Hudak

Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-0156, gmhudak@uncg.edu

  • Psychoanalytical Thought & Education
  • Liberation Theology
  • Philosophy & Education
  • Moral & Spiritual Dimensions of Education
  • Critical Pedagogy

Bree Jimenez

Assistant Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(336) 334-3447, Bajimene@uncg.edu

  • General Curriculum Access for students with Significant Intellectual Disability

Bree Ann Jimenez

Assistant Professor, Specialized Education Services
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(336) 517-7745, Bajimene@uncg.edu

  • Special education, students with moderate to severe Intellectual disability
  • General curriculum access
  • Alternate assessments and data based decisions
  • Inclusive practices, peer supports, embedded instruction, systematic instruction

Wayne Journell

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(336) 334-3437, wayne_journell@uncg.edu

  • Secondary Social Studies Instruction
  • Civic/Political Education
  • Technology Integration into Social Studies Instruction
  • Online Instruction/E-Learning

Bruce Kirchoff

Associate Professor, Biology
PhD Duke University
(336) 334-4953, kirchoff@uncg.edu

  • Evolution and Belief
  • Visual Teaching and Learning Based on Insights from Cognitive Psychology
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Flowers, But Were Afraid to Ask

Stephanie Kurtts

Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-1080, sakurtts@uncg.edu

  • Instructional Methods & Assessment for Children With Disabilities
  • Consultation & Collaboration
  • Preparing Pre service Teachers to Meet the Needs of Children With Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
  • Peer Coaching With Pre service Teachers
  • Issues in Special Education
  • Disabilities in Inclusive Settings

Karen M. La Paro

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD University of New Orleans
(336) 256-0097, kmlaparo@uncg.edu

  • early childhood education
  • effective classrooms
  • preparing early childhood teachers

Carl Lashley

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
EdD Indiana University
(336) 334-3745, carl_lashley@uncg.edu

  • School Law
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
  • Technology and Education

John Lepri

Associate Professor, Biology
PhD North Carolina State University
(336) 334-4132, jjlepri@uncg.edu

  • Meeting the needs of science educators in the 21st century
  • Biological Clocks
  • Smelling and Tasting
  • A review of the evidence for potential hormone-disrupting chemicals in our food and homes

Barbara Levin

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of California, Berkeley
(336) 334-3437, bblevin@uncg.edu

  • Teacher Education in Professional Development Schools
  • Teacher Thinking & Development
  • Electronic Portfolios for Teacher Licensure
  • Problem-Based Learning for Teachers
  • Integrating Technology into K-12 Curriculums
  • On-line Learning Tools
  • Meeting the needs of 21st century teachers and learners
  • 21st century technology integration

Todd Lewis

Associate Professor, Counseling & Educational Development
PhD Kent State University
(336) 334-3422, tflewis@uncg.edu

  • Substance Use Issues Among College Students
  • Theoretical Models of Behavior
  • Adlerian Theory
  • Research Design & Methodology
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Diagnosis using the DSM-V and Treatment Planning

Jennifer Mangrum

Clinical Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-1420, jrmangru@uncg.edu

  • Elementary Education: What should parents know about teaching and learning?
  • Paideia: Teaching ALL students as intellectuals and future citizens
  • Technology in Education: How do we engage 21st Century Learners?
  • Classroom Instruction: "It was good enough for us!"

Nicole M. Martin

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD MIchigan State University
(336) 676-4250, nmmarti2@uncg.edu

  • Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
  • Children's Literacy Development
  • Informational Literacy
  • Teaching in Elementary Schools or Urban Education

Catherine Matthews

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD The University of Kansas
(336) 334-3444, cmatthews@uncg.edu

  • Natural History & Science Education
  • Outdoor Education & Nature Study
  • Environmental Education
  • Role Models in Science

Lisa McDonald

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
M.A. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5590, lgmcdona@uncg.edu

  • Speech-Language Pathology Services in School Settings
  • Speech-Language Pathology Service Delivery Models in Schools
  • Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology

Sam Miller

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of Michigan
(336) 334-3445, sam_miller@uncg.edu

  • Student Cognition & Motivation - Focusing on Classroom Instruction & Assessment, Tutoring, & School Reform

Rebecca Morris

Assistant Professor, Library & Information Studies
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
(336) 334-3477, rjmorris@uncg.edu

  • Today's School Library for Families and Communities
  • Information Literacy and K-12 Students: Why It's Not Enough to Let Your Kids "Google" their Homework
  • Digital Storytelling and Libraries: Sharing Stories across Digital Domains

Claudia M. Pagliaro

Professor, Specialized Education Services
Ph.D. Gallaudet University
(336) 525-1504, cmpaglia@uncg.edu

  • Education of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students
  • Deaf Culture (particularly in the classroom)
  • American Sign Language
  • Mathematics Education

Craig Peck

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
PhD Stanford University
(336) 908-7262, c_peck@uncg.edu

  • School Principals
  • School and School District Reform Efforts

Jeanie Marklin Reynolds

Lecturer, English
PhD The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(336) 334-3981, jmreyno3@uncg.edu

  • Teacher Education
  • The Teaching of Writing
  • Young Adult Literature

Marcia L. Rock

Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD University of Pittsburgh
(336) 256-8640, mlrock@uncg.edu

  • Special Education - Best Practices for Effective Instruction & Positive Behavior Support
  • Technology in Teacher Preparation & Professional Development
  • Online Coaching
  • The Real vs. the Ideal - ADHD in the Classroom & in the Home

Amy Lynn Rose

Lecturer, Educational Research Methodology
MEd North Carolina State University
(919) 4758283, alrose2@uncg.edu

  • Writing Assessment Items
  • Teaching Novels in the Classroom

Hephzibah Roskelly

Professor, English
Affiliated Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
PhD University of Louisville
(336) 334-3280, roskellh@uncg.edu

  • Emerson, Hawthorne, Toni Morrison, Jane Addams, Louisa May Alcott
  • The Importance of Stories
  • Mystery Fiction
  • Women and Peace
  • The Importance of the Humanities
  • Definitions of Liberal Arts
  • Support for Public Education

Dale Schunk

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
Dean, School of Education
PhD Stanford University
(336) 334-3404, dhschunk@uncg.edu

  • Motivation
  • Observational Learning
  • Self-Regulation

Svi Shapiro

Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
EdD Boston University
(336) 256-0156, hsshapir@uncg.edu

  • Violence & Schools
  • Moral & Social Dimensions of Education
  • Education & Democracy
  • The Israeli / Palestinian Conflict
  • Educational Reform
  • Critical Perspectives on Standardized Testing
  • Peace Education
  • Jewish & Spiritual Perspectives on Education

Aaron Terranova

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
EdD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3563, abterran@uncg.edu

  • Injury Prevention
  • Myths of Health and Fitness
  • The Role of Athletic Trainer in Secondary Schools

Amy Vetter

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of Texas at Austin
(336) 334-3437, amvetter@uncg.edu

  • Teacher Research
  • English Education

Leila Villaverde

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 334-3475, levillav@uncg.edu

  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Cultural Foundations
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Feminist Theory
  • Aesthetics

Jerry Walsh

Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
PhD University of Wisconsin
(336) 334-5672, jlwalsh@uncg.edu

  • Science Education - We Strive to Improve

David Wharton

Associate Professor, Classical Studies
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-5726, wharton@uncg.edu

  • Historic Preservation in Greensboro
  • Latin in the Secondary School Curriculum
  • Linguistics

P. Holt Wilson

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD North Carolina State Univerity
(336) 334-3437, phwilson@uncg.edu

  • Mathematics Education

David Wyrick

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4501, dlwyrick@uncg.edu

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention with High School and College Students and Student-Athletes
  • Prevention of High-Risk Drinking with College Students
  • Protecting and Promoting Health through Entrepreneurship