New faculty Announcements
David Reinking, Ph.D. will assume a one-year visiting professor/scholar position beginning Sept. 1, 2011. Reinking is the Eugene T. Moore Professor of Teacher Education (Distinguished Professor) at Clemson University. An accomplished scholar, educator and leader, Reinking is a researcher known for his work with formative and design experiments and how literacy is affected by technology. He has written five books, and has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. In 2008, he was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame and was the President of the Literacy Research Association from 2007-2010.
Laura Owen, M.Ed. accepted a lecturer position in the Department of Counseling and Human Services and began August 15, 2011. Owen, the former Counseling Manager of Albuquerque New Mexico Schools, is a doctoral candidate at Oregon State University. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in school-based mental health and college admissions counseling. Her dissertation research project entitled, “The impact of increased awareness and summer outreach on FAFSA completion and college enrollment,” is funded by the Bill Gates Foundation and is a joint project with the U.S. Department of Education, Stanford University, and Harvard University. Owen expects to receive her doctoral degree August 2012.
Tamara Marder, Ph.D. has been appointed as an instructor in the Department of Special Education and began on July 1, 2011. Marder received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Lehigh University in 2002 and has worked for Achieve Beyond in Vienna VA as the Project Director of Autism and Behavioral Services. A licensed psychologist, her dissertation research focused on the antecedent analysis of choice and preference on the challenging behavior of children with developmental disabilities.