by Claire Miller
Stephen Athanases, professor in the School of Education and chair of the Education Ph.D. Program at the University of California, Davis, will discuss language, literacy and culture in teaching, learning and assessment with College of Education students, faculty and staff Feb. 23 as part of the college’s Research Wednesdays Speaker Series.
Supported by postdoctoral fellowships from the McDonnell and Spencer Foundations, Athanases has studied the teaching and learning of English in urban public schools. He received the National Council of Teachers of English Promising Researcher Award and the Association of Teacher Educators’ Distinguished Research Award. A former high school English teacher, Athanases has published articles and chapters on diversity and equity in English teaching and learning and on teacher education and development. He also co-edited Mentors in the Making: Developing New Leaders for New Teachers (Teachers College Press, 2006).
The Research Wednesdays Speaker Series is designed to fulfill three goals: to provide a platform for explorations of new ways of conducting and disseminating educational research, to discuss new methods of mentoring doctoral students in an effort to enhance their development as researchers, and to fill a professional development need by providing access to cutting edge researchers at the state and national levels.
Research Wednesdays is held Wednesdays at 12 noon in the COE Forum, Room 1030. A list of upcoming speakers is available to the general public on the COE website. Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
On Feb. 23, the College of Education will also host Research Wednesday Morning. William Boozer, accountant in the COE’s Educational Research Bureau, will discuss the uses and characteristics of Invivo 9 software.
Research Wednesday Morning is designed to help faculty, staff and students navigate the processes associated with grant work – collaboratively navigating grant business issues, what it’s like to be the principal investigator on a grant and other topics.
Light refreshments will be provided at both events for those who confirm their attendance to Erin Whitney in the COE’s Educational Research Bureau at (404) 413-8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Athanases and the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/coe_events.htm.