GSEHD Executive Committee Releases Statement on the Hiring of Heather Swain

The GSEHD Executive Committee prepared the following statement regarding the hiring of Heather Swain, on behalf of and with input from GSEHD faculty and staff. Ms. Swain was hired as GW’s Vice President for Communications and Marketing, but shortly thereafter rescinded her acceptance of the position. This statement was shared with President LeBlanc on 10/31/2020.

November 9, 2020

Alumna Named Chief Program and People Officer at Acelero Learning

GSEHD alumna Dr. Lydia Carlis (master's, Curriculum and Instruction) has become the new Chief Program and People Officer at Acelero Learning. In this role, Dr. Carlis will lead the organization's programmatic strategy to improve and scale positive outcomes for children and families in early childhood programs across the country.

Alumni Named a Top 100 Global Employee Engagement and Experience Influencers

GSEHD alumnus Dr. Russell Robinson (Ed.D., Human and Organizational Learning) was named on the 2020 list of "Top 100 Global Employee Engagement and Experience Influencers" by Inspiring Workplaces. Dr. Robinson is the founder of Amplified Research.

Webinar on Virtual Community Resource Mapping

Matthew Flanagan, Senior Research Associate with the Special Education and Disability Studies Department (SEDS) and doctoral candidate in SEDS, presented a webinar on Virtual Community Resource Mapping for Transition Tennessee. Over 100 teachers and other transition professionals learned how to use online tools to support students with disabilities as they develop skills for success after high school.

October Edition of Design for Online

Lisa Stehman, Instructional Designer for GSEHD, shared the October edition of the Design for Online newsletter and website. This edition explores the online teaching strategy of maintaining an instructor presence and a technology focus on the synchronous meeting tool Zoom. Resources and support for teaching an online course can also be found in this edition.

“Playing Baroque Lines with Deleuze, Guattari, and Klee in an Art Museum

Dr. Jonathan Eakle and doctoral student Erin Bailey (Curriculum and Instruction) published an article in Qualitative Inquiry entitled, “Playing Baroque Lines with Deleuze, Guattari, and Klee in an Art Museum.”

A Review of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Impact on Higher Education Law

Dr. Dwayne Kwaysee Wright discussed the impact of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on higher education law for a class last week. He highlighted five specific cases in her career. Watch the video here.

GSEHD Welcomes First Cohort of Students to Program in Partnership with Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University

Dean Michael Feuer, Dr. Colin Green and Sevinj Mammadova welcomed 25 students at the official opening of the Master of Arts in Education and Human Development program at Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University (ASPU). Dr. Jafar Jafarov, Rector of ASPU; Dr. Emin Amrullayev, Minister of Education; Mr. Lee Litzenberger, U.S. Ambassador; and Mr. Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan Ambassador, also joined the event.