2017 News Stories

E-Communities
Engineering a better STEM classroom

Meredith Kier, assistant professor of science education, is co-leading E-Communities, a three-year research project funded by the NSF to develop a community of practice among middle-school teachers and professional engineers to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and mathematicians.

Holmes Scholars at Dissertation Retreat
Holmes Scholars hone skills at dissertation retreat

Four W&M Holmes Scholars attended the fourth annual Holmes Scholars Dissertation Symposium and Retreat to engage in scholarly conversations about the dissertation process and network with fellow scholars.

VATESOL
W&M students present at Virginia ESL conference

Five students pursuing a master's degree in teaching along with a dual endorsement in ESL and bilingual education presented at the VATESOL conference in late October.

Camino de Santiago
EPPL goes global

Developing global partnerships and opportunities to collaborate internationally is a hallmark of the Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership Department. Learn more about recent projects and visiting scholars.

NASA Governor's School
Buzz Aldrin highlights Governor's School experience for area students

The NASA/VIMS Summer Residential Governor's School brings high-achieving students from across Virginia to explore engineering, aeronautical or marine research. This year's cohort also had the chance to hear from famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Daniel Gutierrez
Daniel Gutierrez joins W&M counseling faculty

Dr. Gutierrez has expertise in substance abuse counseling and counselor education. His research interests include the relationship between stress and health and the effect of spirituality and contemplative practices on health and wellness.

Elizabeth Howley
Helping young people with diverse needs find their next move

Elizabeth Redford Howley M.Ed. ’10 is co-founder and director of the Next Move Program, which partners with businesses in Richmond, Virginia, to create guided internship experiences for young adults with disabilities.

Camp Launch 2017
Camp Launch celebrates 6th year

Camp Launch is a two-week residential camp for academically gifted 7th and 8th grade students from low-income families. In 2017, 76 students from across the region participated.

Natoya Haskins
Haskins joins Dickter to lead WMSURE

Natoya Haskins will become co-director of the William & Mary Undergraduate Research Experience program in July.

Samantha Davis
2017 graduate profile: Samantha Davis M.A.Ed. '17

Samantha Davis believes educating and caring for young people is how she can help make the world a better place. She graduates Saturday with a degree in secondary English education.

Brian Kooyman
2017 graduate profile: Brian Kooyman Ph.D. '17

Brian Kooyman's impact has been felt across the School of Education in his three years studying here. He graduates Saturday with a doctorate in counselor education.

Social Justice Diversity Fellows 2017
2017 Social Justice & Diversity Graduate Research Fellows named

The inaugural cohort of Social Justice & Diversity Graduate Research Fellows has been selected for the 2017-2018 academic year. The fellowship offers eight students from various fields within education the opportunity to form a community to support and promote research in the areas of social justice and diversity.

Holmes Scholars at AACTE
Holmes Scholars present research at annual AACTE conference

Four current Holmes Scholars traveled to Tampa, Florida in early March to present their research projects during a poster session at the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Jamel Donnor
New book explores infamous scandals in college sports

Education professor Jamel K. Donnor co-edited Scandals in College Sports, an academic text that looks at 21 notable sports scandals and how they could have been handled differently.

Gail Hardinge
Coding a next-gen high school

Clinical Associate Professor Gail Hardinge is chairing the board of CodeRVA, a new high school in Richmond, VA that aims to redesign the high school experience and address inequities in STEM education.

Jacqueline Rodriguez
A voice on Capitol Hill

Assistant Professor of Special Education Jackie Rodriguez serves as a voice for diverse learners as she advocates on educational issues.