Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Eliana Hirano

Dr. Hirano published “E-pal Exchanges: A Way to Connect Preservice Teachers and English Language Learners” in the Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ORTESOL) Journal with undergraduate co-authors Anne Patton and Anna Rose Garrett.

Professor of Psychology Michelle Haney

Professor of Psychology Michelle Haney and alumna, Katie Fisher, published their manuscript, “Student attitudes and perceptions about postsecondary education for people with intellectual disabilities” in the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. 
Dr. Haney and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology Allison Doerr, along with psychology majors Brody Husky and Katrina Bailey, presented their research, “Educator’s Knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis in Northwest Georgia” at the 63rd Annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Atlanta March 10, 2017.

Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies in Education Karen Kurz

Dr. Kurz co-presented “Understanding Faculty Concerns and the Change Process Resulting from Adoption of a High-Stakes Performance Assessment” at the American Educational Research Association annual conference in San Antonio, Texas on April 27, 2017.

Dr. Kurz is also part of a research group that is examining the impact of edTPA as a requirement for teacher certification and educator preparation programs. edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by teacher preparation programs throughout the United States to emphasize, measure and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need from Day 1 in the classroom

Professor of Teacher Education Mary C. Clement

Dr. Clement recently installed a new chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society for educators, at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala. She gave the keynote address at the ceremony, “What KDP Means for Teachers.”

She also published two articles with the National Education Association in March, “Tips to Get Your Education Résumé to Float to the Top” and “How to Prepare for Specialist Positions.”

Berry grad becomes an international teacher

Rhett Morrell (16C) found her love of teaching while at Berry, but it was her study abroad experience in Norway where she developed a passion for other cultures that led her to pursue a career overseas.

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