Alumna Nenelwa Tomi Selected as Fulbright Award Recipient

Nov 06 - GSEHD alumna and former Program Assistant for the International Education Program Nenelwa Tomi (master's, International Education) has been selected as a Fulbright award recipient to South Africa for 2018-2019. She will be working as an English Teaching Assistant at the University of Mpumalanga.

Zachary Bernstein Publishes Blog Post

Nov 06 - Zachary Bernstein, intern for the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership and GW sophomore, published a blog post on entitled Receiving Torah, Up Close and Personally.

Dr. Ford Presents at Conference in Missouri

Nov 06 - Dr. Angel Ford, GSEHD Senior Research Program Associate, presented "Using Professional Development Based on Motivational Theory to Equalize Student Experiences" at the Academy for Educational Studies Critical Questions in Education conference in Kansas City.

Alumna Michele Stites and Student Heather Walter Present Paper

Nov 06 - GSEHD alumna Michele Stites (Ed.D, Curriculum and Instruction) and Heather Walter (doctoral student/visiting instructor, Special Education and Disability Studies) presented their paper, "These Aren't The Kids I Signed Up For: Preservice Early Childhood General Education Teachers in Special Education Settings," at the Division of Early Childhood Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Maria Ferguson Publishes Article

Nov 06 - Maria Ferguson, Executive Director of GSEHD's Center on Education Policy, published an article entitled Money, power, and choices on In her article, she refers to this handy infographic to help explain how state elections could influence education, which was put together by the Education Commission of the States.

GSEHD Faculty and Students Present at Conference

Nov 06 - A group from the Special Education & Disability Studies' Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services program presented at the annual Division on Career Development & Transition conference, "River of Dreams" in Cedar Rapids, IA. Dr. Joan Kester and doctoral student Matthew Flanagan presented a session called "Transition Discoveries: Authentic Data-Driven Action Planning to Improve Transition Practices." In addition, Mr. Flanagan and Dr. Kester presented the poster, "Interdisciplinary Professional Development Needs of Transition Professionals Serving Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders." Doctoral student Julie Stella and Dr. Kester presented the poster, "Digital Inclusion for Students of Transition Age."

Dr. Burley Spoke at the National Governors Association Policy Academy

Nov 06 - Dr. Diana Burley spoke about developing the cybersecurity workforce at the National Governors Association Policy Academy on Implementing State Cybersecurity. The convening included teams from four NGA Policy Academy states—Indiana, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and North Carolina—to share progress and exchange ideas on state cybersecurity. The themes for this convening were workforce development and helping local governments enhance their security posture.

Dr. Nakamura Leads Three Sessions at Conference

Nov 06 - Dr. Yoshi Nakamura led three sessions at the International Leadership Association Conference in Florida. Her presentations were entitled "Neuroscience and Values-Based Leadership," "Women's Authentic Leadership Development: A Case Study," and "Authentic and Sustainable Leadership: International Qualitative Study of Leaders."

Dr. Goldman Co-Publishes Article in Journal

Nov 06 - Dr. Ellen Goldman, along with two faculty members of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and clinicians at Children's National Medical Center, published "The Resident Experience of an Obesity-Focused Home Visiting Curriculum" in Medical Science Educator.

Dr. Rice, Dr. Ihrig, and GSEHD Alumni Present Paper at Conference

Nov 06 - Dr. Elisabeth Rice and Dr. Karen Ihrig, along with GSEHD alumnae Dr. Amy Srsic, Dr. Kandace Hoppin and Dr. Margaux Brown, and doctoral candidate Adelaide Kelly Massoud, presented the paper, "The Failure of Schools to Meet the Needs of Girls with EBD: Perceptions and Recommendations" at the Teacher Educators of Children with Behavior Disorder (TECBD) conference.