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William Beasley

Program coordinator - Instructional Design & Technology M.A.



ALH 507D

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Johnna Bolyard

Associate Director, School of Education; Program Coordinator, Elementary Education B.A.

Associate Professor


ALH 602D

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Professional Highlights

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Human Resources and Education, WVU, 2021
  • Mathematics Teacher of the Year - College Level, West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Human Resources and Education, WVU, 2010
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Carla Brigandi

Associate Professor


ALH 604M

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Professional Highlights

  • Early Scholar Award, National Association for Gifted Children, 2021
  • Principal Investigator, Project Appalachian Coders, US Department of Education Jacob K. Javits Gifted Education Award, 2019-2024
  • Chair elect, the National Association for Gifted Children Research & Evaluation Network, 2022-2024
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John Campbell

Associate Professor


Stewart Hall

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Professional Highlights

  • College Teaching Award, 2022
  • Purdue University Distinguished Education Alumni Award, 2017
  • Noel-Levitz Retention Award, 2012
  • Digital Educational Achievement Award, 2011
  • Campus Technology Innovator Award, 2011
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Matthew Campbell

Associate Director - School of Education; Coordinator of Teacher Education; Program Coordinator - Educational Theory and Practice (Ph.D.)

Associate Professor


ALH 604-O

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Professional Highlights

  • Research emphasis on teacher education, teacher recruitment and retention, and teacher leadership
  • Principal Investigator, Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teachers (M3T)
  • President, West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (WVCTM), 2022-2024
  • Associate Vice President, AMTE STaR Fundraising Committee, 2023-2026
  • Editorial Panel Chair, Mathematics Teacher Educator, 2021-2022
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Jeffrey Carver

Director of STEM Education K-12 Initiatives

Associate Professor


ALH 607D

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Professional Highlights

  • 20 years' experience in the educational field
  • Directs STEM Education Initiatives at the College of Applied Human Services
  • Research interests focus on the improvement of teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines at all levels (p-20)
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Reagan Curtis

Chester E. and Helen B. Derrick Endowed Professor



ALH 609E

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Professional Highlights

  • WVCTSI Tracking and Evaluation, Director
  • Design Thinking in the Middle Grades, Author (2023, Teachers College Press
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D. Jake Follmer

Assistant Professor


ALH 609G

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Professional Highlights

  • Research interests include self- and socially-regulated learning, statistics education, first-generation student success, reading comprehension, and instructional inquiry and revision in STEM
  • CEHS Outstanding Teaching Award, 2022
  • Teaching MVP Award, 2020, WVU, Office of the Provost
  • AERA Deeper Learning Research Fellow, 2022
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Sharon Hayes

Associate Professor


ALH 604-I

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Professional Highlights

  • Coordinator of Action Research Faculty 2008-2020
  • WVU National Writing Project, 2008-2011
  • Program Coordinator 5 Year Teacher Education Program (2020-2021)
  • Program Coordinator Elementary Math Specialist Master’s (2021-2023)
  • Licensed teacher in New Jersey: Elementary Education, Middle School
  • Ten years public school experience (K-8)
  • Former preschool teacher and childcare provider
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Rodney Hughes

Assistant Professor


ALH 501E

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Professional Highlights

  • Research interests include college access and affordability, labor economics, data use in education, and college and university governance
  • Has published articles in the Review of Higher Education, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, and the Journal of Education Finance
  • Research manager in the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University from 2013-2016
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Professional Highlights

  • Principal Investigator, (NSF #2142274) Teaching Science with Computational Thinking: Preparing Preservice Elementary Educators of the Future STEM Workforce: Funded by National Science Foundation ($294,958)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Education and Human Services, WVU, 2013, 2015.
  • Top Paper Award, International Communication Association, 2012 for a project, titled- Finding the gap: Technology-enhanced PBL among urban and rural teachers in West Virginia.
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Professional Highlights

  • Co-Editor for the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education
  • Lifetime Service Award from the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).
  • President's Life Time Achievement Award 2013
  • Research emphasis Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Responsive Teaching
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Melissa Luna

Associate Professor


WVU Research Office 408D

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Professional Highlights

  • Journal of the Learning Sciences Reviewer of the Year, 2022-2023
  • CAHS Associate Dean for Research and Engagement, 2022-2023
  • CEHS Associate Dean for Research, 2019-2022
  • WVU CEHS Outstanding Researcher Award, 2018
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2016
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Ashley Martucci

Director of the WVU Nursery School

Service Associate Professor


WVU Nursery School

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Professional Highlights

  • Presented at the National Association of Early Childhood Educators (NAECTE) on creating opportunities for visible teacher reflection in virtual settings
  • Reviewer for NAECTE fall and summer conferences
  • 2023 Leadership WV class
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Betsy DiSalvo Osborne

Program Coordinator: Secondary Social Studies

Service Assistant Professor

ALH 604-L

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Professional Highlights

  • 2023 Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Applied Human Sciences, West Virginia University
  • 2022 National Rural Education Achievement Award. Award presented for meritorious service to the National Rural Education Association.
  • 2022 National Rural Education Association Best Research Paper Award. Best research paper submission to the annual National Rural Education Association research symposium. “National Rural Education Association Research Agenda – 2022-2027: A Closer Look at the Research Priorities.”
  • 2019 Howard A. Dawson Best Research Paper Award, National Rural Education Association Best research paper submission to the annual National Rural Education Association research symposium. “Protecting ourselves from ‘people from away?’ Taking stock of a decade of rural education research since Coladarci’s Swan Song
  • 2019 Mary Catharine Buswell Award, Council for Women’s Concerns, West Virginia University
  • 2019 Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Education and Human Services, West Virginia University
  • Editor, The Rural Educator
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Aimee Morewood

Program Coordinator: Literacy Education



ALH 607E

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Professional Highlights

  • Research interests include effective professional development for literacy educators, word study instruction for elementary students, systemic change through teacher leadership and emergent literacy practices
  • Certified in Elementary Education (K-12) and as a Reading Specialist (K-12)
  • Former learning support teacher
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Melissa M. Patchan

Assistant Professor


ALH 509F

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Ann Richards

Associate Professor

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Sarah Selmer

Associate Professor


ALH 606E

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Professional Highlights

  • Research emphasis on teacher's responsive noticing of student mathematical thinking
  • Completed a Fulbright specialist program in Lesotho, Africa (Summer 2023)
  • Department Editor for Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
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Professional Highlights

  • Chair, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Early Education and Child Development Special Interest Group
  • Board Member, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education and Journal of Research in Childhood Education
  • Licensed teacher in West Virginia and Wisconsin, areas: Elementary Education, Early Childhood-PK-K Special Needs, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism
  • Six years public school experience (K-5)
  • Former preschool teacher and childcare provider
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Nathan Sorber

Director: School of Education



ALH 602A

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Professional Highlights

  • Director, School of Education West Virginia University
  • Author of multiple books on Higher Education in the United States
  • Editor, Perspectives on the History of Higher Education
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Sam F. Stack Jr.

Chester E. and Helen B. Derrick Endowed Teacher Education Professor



ALH 604F

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Professional Highlights

  • Co-Editor, Best Practices of Literacy Leaders: Keys to School Improvement, 2020
  • Lead Writer, International Literacy Association Standards 2017
  • WVU Provost's Academic Fellow, 2018-2021
  • WVU Assistant Provost for Graduate Academic Affairs 2021-2023
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Yuanhua Wang

Assistant Professor


ALH 607E

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Jiangmei (May) Yuan

Associate Professor


ALH 604E

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Professional Highlights

  • Publications appearing in multiple leading venues, including Computers & Education, Educational Technology Research and Development, Instructional Science, and Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.
  • Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) Research & Theory Division's Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2023
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division C New Faculty Mentoring Program, 2018
  • Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) Early Career Symposium, 2016