Here are some recent highlights in scholarship from the College of Adult and Professional Studies:

Karen Dowling

Karen Dowling

Karen Dowling

Authored chapter in 2013 book from Linus Publications: Diversity in Education An Integrated Framework Beyond Chalk & Talk by Solomon Abebe. Copyright 2013.  Chapter 7:  “Learners in Diverse Communities: It Takes a Village to Educate a Child.”

Co-presented at MidWest Scholars Conference in Indianapolis, IN March 14-15, 2013: “Exploring Cultural Competence within the School Context and the Resulting Implications for a Teacher Preparation Program”

Presented a paper at 27th Annual Midwest Association of Teacher Educators Spring Conference (Midwest ATE) March 22, 2013, Lafayette, IN: “Cultural Competence within the K-12 School: Implications for Teacher Preparation.”

Brad Garner

Brad Garner

Brad Garner.

Extended presentation, “Teaching with Panache,” at conference of the National Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Dr. Garner was invited to provide two days of seminars on teaching and learning to the faculty at Eastern Kentucky University.

Dr. Garner was invited to provide a keynote address to a gathering for faculty in the First-Year Seminar at IUPUI, February 15, 2013.

Dr. Garner conducted seminars and participated in the Educational Leadership Institute with World Hope International in Livno, Bosnia.

Dan Shepherd

Dan Shepherd

Dan Shepherd

Published summary of research into principal perceptions on new teachers in the Spring 2013 issue of SEEN Magazine: “New teachers trained poorly? Not according to principals.”

Presented a paper at the 27th Annual Midwest Association of Teacher Educators Spring Conference (Midwest ATE) on March 22, 2013 in Lafayette, IN: “How Do Principals Assess the Effectiveness of New Teachers They Have Recently Hired? A Sumary of Recent Qualitative and Quantitative Research Findings.”

Roxie Sporleder

Presented a research paper to the Midwest Association of Teacher Educators (Midwest ATE) on March 22, 2013 in Lafayette, IN: “How the Brain Reads and the Implication for Instruction.”

Keith Starcher

Co-authored article for the Spring 2013 edition of the Christian Business Academy Review (CBAR) scholarly journal entitled, “Koinonia and Research:  The Role of Community in Providing a Voice in the Academy.”

Robert Townsend

Robert Townsend

Robert Townsend.

Guest conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis (15th Annual Gospel Concert, Sunday, February 17, 2013) for three pieces and orchestrator/arranger of one piece on the concert.

Co-presentor at Midwest Scholars Conference in Indianapolis, IN March 14-15, 2013: “Exploring Cultural Competence within the School Context and the Resulting Implications for a Teacher Preparation Program.”

Authored chapter in scholarly book, Diversity in Education: An Integrated Framework Beyond Chalk & Talk by Solomon Abebe.  Published by Linus Publications, Inc. Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.  Copyright 2013.  Chapter 12:  “Curriculum In A Diverse Environment:  The Impact On Learning.”

 Sherri Wynn

Authored book entitled How to Pick the Right Teaching Strategy for Children and Teens, published by AACW Press, Nashville, TN