Two English education students from the Department of Education presented their work at a national conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the weekend of November 16, 2012. Tiffany Newsome, an undergraduate English major, and Michael Short, a graduate student in English education, presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English in sessions co-chaired by Dr. Alan Brown.
Tiffany Newsome presented with Dr. Joseph Milner at a large roundtable session entitled The Intersection of Sport, Education, and Society. Their talk was titled “Approaching Issues of Racism and Homelessness with Maniac Magee.”
Michael Short presented at a separate session entitled The Future is Now: Connecting with the Next Generation of English Teacher Educators.
Michael, the only master’s level student to present research among nineteen other doctoral students from across the nation, showcased his forthcoming action research project, which has grown out of his previous experience with environmental studies and a more recent multigenre inquiry project in ELA methods. The title of his talk was “Refuge or Refuse? Exploring Sense of Place and Social Justice in a Landfill.” For more information about Michael’s work, see his web site: http://bit.ly/MultigenreTrash.