English Students Present at 2013 NCTE Conference
Under the guidance of Dr. Alan Brown and Dr. Joan Mitchell, these graduate students—Jordan Daniels, Erika Bunpermkoon, and Matt Koval—presented to rave reviews alongside pre-service teachers from fourteen universities across the country in a session entitled The Future is Now: Exploring 21st Century Teaching Ideas with the Next Generation of English Teachers.
Jordan, Erika, and Matt led the following roundtables:
Jordan Daniels – “Et tu, Brute?“: The Real World Costs of Betrayal in Literature
Erika Bunpermkoon – Discerning Children in War, and the War within Children
Matt Koval – “A Place to Which to Flee”: Adolescents’ Pathways of Escape in Literature
A fourth graduate student, Kate Youngblood, was unable to attend the conference but had her work presented by Dr. Alan Brown. Kate’s title was Discovering the Secrets of the You-niverse: Navigating Adolescent Identity through the World of Literature.
Additionally, Jordan Daniels presented in a separate session entitled The Intersection of Literacy, Sport, Culture, and Society alongside Dr. Joan Mitchell. The title of this session was Write Like This: Sports as a Vehicle for Real-World Writing.
Several recent graduates also presented at NCTE. These alumni included Caroline Fisher, Beau Burns, Michael Short, and Tiffany Newsome.