2021 News Stories

GEA Board
GEA Board works to bring back community during an online academic year

The Graduate Education Association (GEA) helps connect students in the School of Education to the faculty, community, and each other. While this year’s board members have had the challenging task of connecting students together during a pandemic that has made people feel more detached than ever before, their goals are to work together to increase student engagement and create a sense of community, even from home.

Natoya Haskins
Natoya Haskins named president-elect of ACES

Natoya Haskins, associate professor of counselor education and director of diversity and inclusion at the School of Education, has been selected as the next president of the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the premier professional organization dedicated to the training of counselors in the U.S.

WM Leadership Course
W&M Launches Leadership Course for Alumni and the General Public

The leadership course, Modern Leadership: Reflections and Tools for the Values-Based Leader, combines theory and practice and is designed to engage participants in discussion, hands-on applications and reflections.

W&M opens new Esports Training and Research Center

William & Mary’s Esports Training and Research Center will include a research lab and training facility designed to foster interdisciplinary collaborations around gaming.

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Holmes Scholars present research at the AACTE Conference

A group of Holmes Scholars from William & Mary were invited to present their independent research at the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in topics on multicultural counseling and experiential learning in the time of COVID-19.

Game-based learning brings play into the high school classroom
Game-based learning brings play into the high school classroom

Lindy Johnson, associate professor of English education, has been examining the role of games and play in the classroom for several years. A former English teacher in Boston Public Schools, she now trains new teachers at William & Mary and conducts research around the essential question, how can we make learning more engaging and authentic for both students and teachers?

Internationalization Research
New research project examines internationalization at William & Mary

Faculty from the School of Education Higher Education Program have launched a research project to help advance understanding of the engagement of William & Mary faculty in internationalization efforts both on campus and abroad.

Ting Huang
Ting Huang joins W&M Curriculum & Instruction faculty

Ting Huang joins W&M as an assistant professor in the Curriculum and Instruction department. Her research focuses on informal learning, digital literacies, diversity in education, and video learning.

Flanagan Counselor Education Clinic
Flanagan Counselor Education Clinic answers the increased need for mental health services during the pandemic

With its new name comes new changes for the Flanagan Counselor Education Clinic. Thanks to a $2 million gift in 2020 from Professor Emeritus S. Stuart Flanagan, William & Mary’s expanded counseling training clinic now encompasses the New Horizons Family Counseling Center, the New Leaf Clinic, and a new service called the Telehealth Team, making services more accessible than ever.

Zoom Fatigue
Combating Zoom Fatigue in the Online Classroom

Have you sat through Zoom or other videoconferencing sessions and felt fatigued afterwards? Zoom Fatigue is Real. A Zoom environment can cause cognitive overload because you are constantly multitasking. April Lawrence, associate director of eLearning, provides instructional strategies for combating Zoom fatigue.

Katherine Barko-Alva
Katherine Barko-Alva to receive Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award

Katherine Barko-Alva, William & Mary assistant professor and director of English as a second language/bilingual education at the School of Education, will be recognized with the 2021 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award during a virtual Charter Day celebration Feb. 11.

Jamel Donnor
Jamel Donnor to serve as chair of AERA Social Justice Action Committee

Jamel Donnor, associate professor of education and affiliated faculty in Africana Studies and American Studies, has been named chair-designate of the Social Justice Action Committee of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He will serve a three-year term, assuming the role of chair in his second two years on the committee.

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W&M team leads evaluation of national drug prevention program

Associate professors of counseling, Patrick Mullen and Daniel Gutierrez, along with a team of School of Education graduate students, are serving as external evaluators for a new class-based drug intervention program called GPS for Success.

Natoya Haskins launches national affinity group for Black women in counselor education

Natoya Haskins, associate professor of counselor education and director of diversity and inclusion for the School of Education, has focused much of her research on the lived experiences of Black women within counseling, as well as strategies to support the advancement of students and professionals in the field. This fall, she launched Metamorphosis, a national affinity group for Black women pursuing graduate degrees in counseling.