by Claire Miller
Donna Mertens, professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Research at Gallaudet University, will discuss research methods and program evaluation for deaf and hearing students with College of Education students, faculty and staff on Feb. 8 as part of the college’s Research Wednesdays Speaker Series.
As a past president and member of the American Evaluation Association's (AEA) board, Mertens provided leadership in the development of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation and the establishment of the AEA Diversity Internship Program, in conjunction with Duquesne University. AEA awarded her their highest honor for service to the organization and the field of evaluation for her contributions in international and diversity initiatives. She also conducts and consults on evaluations, as well as leads professional development activities on research and evaluation in many national and international settings.
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 (30 Pryor St., Atlanta). Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
A light lunch will be provided 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 Mertens and the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/coe_events.htm.
Also on Feb. 8, the College of Education will host Research Wednesday Morning. COE staff members Gwen Benson, Susan Ogletree, William Boozer and Pier Leflorewill discuss roles of the principal investigator, business manager and COE Educational Research Bureau in the grant implementation process.
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.
This presentation will take place at 10 a.m. in the COE Forum, room 1030. A light breakfast will be served for those who confirm their attendance by contacting Erin Whitney at (404) 413-8090 or email@example.com.