SOE Graduate Students Awarded Top Honors in Research Expo

Posted on April 25, 2019

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2019 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo, three of which are graduate students from the School of Education! These students are Oliver Thomas (ELC), Amy Hewitt (TEHE), and Joy Kelly (CED). All 15 of the Expo winners were recognized on Wednesday, April 3 in the EUC Auditorium.

Oliver Thomas Research Expo
Oliver Thomas (ELC)

The School of Education (SOE) is extremely proud of the research that each of its graduate students conduct during their time at UNC Greensboro. Graduate students in the SOE benefit from hands-on learning that is woven throughout our programs and co-curricular opportunities. Students interested in research work alongside faculty members on cutting-edge studies and innovation projects, providing them with first-hand experience with discovering solutions to pressing social and educational issues.

The Graduate Research and Creativity Expo provides an opportunity for our students to articulate the importance and impact of their scholarship with a lay audience of community judges. In this way, it also serves to enhance UNCG’s reputation and build relationships in the community. We are grateful to all the students participants and faculty mentors for helping with these important efforts.

“Once again, this year our students exceeded the judges’ expectations,” said Greg Bell, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of The Graduate School. “Several judges mentioned the outstanding quality of the students’ work and presentations and every judge I spoke to after the event enthusiastically asked to be invited back next year.”

More about the SOE Graduate Research and Creativity Expo winners:

Professional Programs

    Oliver M. Thomas (Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations) Students Can Change Systems of Oppression, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leila E. Villaverde. Read more about Oliver’s research here.

Social Sciences

    Amy Hewitt (Teacher Education Higher Education) Selecting and Sequencing Children’s Mathematical Strategies for Whole-Class Discussions, IRB# 2013010080, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victoria R. Jacobs.
    Joy Kelly (Counseling & Educational Development) Surviving and Thriving: The Development and Validation of the Intimate Partner Violence Recovery Measure, IRB# 19-0031, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christine Murray.

Click here to view the full list of winners.