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2018
Friday, October 5th
7:00 AM

GERA Conference Program 2018

GERA Conference

7:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

9:00 AM

African American Fathers' Perceptions of Their Involvement in the Academic Process of Their Male Children

Chaundra Creekmur Ed.D, Savannah State University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Are Professors Satisfied With Their Work? The Factors That Influence Professors’ Job Satisfaction

Chi Yuan Chen, Chinese Culture University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Avoiding the Dissertation Syndrome: Triumphs Versus Tragedy

Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University
Letitia P. Johnson-Arnold, Fayetteville State University
Melissa L. Lyon, Fayetteville State University
Melanie Frizzell, The Edumind Corporation

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Birddroppings: Engaging Curriculum Through Story Telling

Frank E. Bird III, Georgia Southern University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Creating an Effective Thesis Handbook for Students in an M. Ed. Program in Special Education

Rob Sumowski, Georgia College & State University
Roddran Grimes, Georgia College and State University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Critical Race Comedy

Marion Pugh, Georgia Southern University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Didacticism in Twenty-First-Century Young Adult Slave Fiction

Ronald W. Partridge, University of Oxford

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Effects of Motivation on Metaconceptual Knowledge in Middle Childhood

Teresa Middleton, Capella University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Engaging African American Fathers in Education: Practice, Research, Policy and Evaluation

Tasha Alston, Ph.D., MSW, Western Carolina University
Latrice Rollins, Ph.D., MSW, Morehouse School of Medicine

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Fitting Black Fathers in: Engaging Black Fathers as Partners in Education

Tasha Alston, Ph.D., MSW, Western Carolina University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Improving ELL Reading Fluency: The SIOP Model and Its Effect

Althia Gates, Mercer University
Jay Feng, Mercer University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Instructor Flexibility: Designing Curriculum and Teaching Collaboratively in an Online Program

Megan Adams, Kennesaw State University
Debra Coffey, Kennesaw State University
Stacy Delacruz, Kennesaw State University
Sanjuana Rodriguez, Kennesaw State University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Issues in Complex Survey Analysis: Why is Subsetting a Problem?

Patricia Daniel, Georgia State University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Literature Circle and Gifted Students: Boosting Reading Motivation and Performance

Andrea Smith, Mercer University
Jay Feng, Mercer University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open Education Resources: Fostering Change in Educational Practices

Dianne F. Lawton, Troy University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Redefining School Curriculum Through Dewey

Michael A. Crosby

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:30 AM

A Critical Examination of the Leading Causes of Retention of First-Generation Students

Chazidy Jones, Mercer University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

A Different Direction: Toward Equity and Inclusivity in K-12 Classrooms

Natasha Ramsay-Jordan Dr.

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

A Social Justice Framework to Demystify Teachers’ Critical Consciousness

Charity T. Gordon, Georgia State University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted: A Qualitative Study Exploring Non-Cognitive Factors & Barriers for Retaining First Generation African American Males Attending HBCUs

Roderick Heath, Fayetteville State University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Presentation Materials Available

AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted: Exploring Non-Cognitive Factors & Barriers for Retaining First Generation African American Males Attending HBCUs

Roderick Heath, Fayetteville State University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Antecedents of Teacher's Organizational Citizenship Behaviors

Parul Acharya

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Building Self-efficacy in Grade 6 Students through the 4 P’s of the Science Fair Project

Beverly A. King Miller, Georgia Southern University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Centering the First Amendment in Elementary Teacher Preparation and Religious Discourse in the Classroom

Elizabeth E. Saylor

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Developing a Typology of Bullying and Cyberbullying Victimization in U.S. Adolescents: A Validation Study

Diana Mindrila

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Dialogic Storying: Locating the Self in a College of Education

Alexandra J. Reyes, Georgia Southern University
Taylor Norman

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Differentiating Instruction to Meet Student Needs

John Hobe, Georgia Southern University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Disenthralled MATters

Wynnetta Scott-Simmons, Mercer University
Lucy Bush, Mercer University
Sherah Carr, Mercer University
Jeffrey Hall, Mercer University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Diversity in Today's Classroom

Edgar E. Rivas, Learning Collection Foundation

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Does Advanced Degree Matter? A Multiphase Mixed Methods to Examine Teacher’s Obtainment of Advanced Degree and Its Impact on Student Growth and Schools

MEILIN CHANG Dr.
Ivan M. Jorrín Abellán, Kennesaw State University
Jihye Kim, Kennesaw State University
Jim Wright, Kennesaw State University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Evaluating Student Perceptions on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics at the Post-secondary Level

Kisha R. Cunningham, Savannah State University
Angelique Phifer, Savannah State University
NicQuala Shields, Savannah State University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Exploring Barriers to Sophomore Student Success

Victoria L. Martin, Fayetteville State University
Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Exploring Forms of Inquiry in Memoir: When the Music Has No Lyrics

Tracy Edenfield Mrs., Georgia Southern University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Exploring Teacher-Student Relationships Through Visual Research Methodology

Melissa Schellenberg, Georgia State University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Forgive Our Student Loan Debt: A Modest Proposal

Mary E. Anderson
Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University
Nurah-Talibah N. Moffett
Narsett Wilkins, University of Alabama School of Law

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

From Public Schools to “Food Market Schools”: The Tale of Privatizing Shanghai Pubic Schools

Yiming Jin Ms., Georgia Southern University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Hidden Figures No More: Factors That Contribute to Stem Graduate Degree Attainment Among African-American Women

Ansley Booker, Mercer University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Influence of Thinking Maps on the Science Achievement of Students in Middle Grades

Lynn Akin, Columbus State University
Parul Acharya, Columbus State University
Deirdre Greer, Columbus State University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Longitudinal Academic Trajectory of Students at Behavioral and Emotional Risk

Jihye Kim, Kennesaw

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Measuring the Concurrent Effects of One Listening Comprehension Intervention on the Comprehension and Communication of Students with ASD and ID

Kathryn L. Haughney, Georgia Southern University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Middle School Teachers' Views on Flipped Classroom

Aslihan Unal, Department of Elementary and Special Education, College of Education, Georgia Southern University
Zafer Unal Dr, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Moving Toward Cultural Relevance: Fostering Reflexivity in Teacher Candidates

Megan Adams, Kennesaw State University
Sanjuana Rodriguez, Kennesaw State University

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Research on Reading for Speed

Paulette Harris, AG

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Increasing Home Access to Print through a Summer Book Club: Effects on First-grade Students’ Reading Achievement, Cognitive Motivation, and Reading Volume

Elizabeth Prosser, Georgia Southern University

Literacy Assessment and Instruction - Boston 2/3

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

2:00 PM

A Brief Overview of a Q Methodological Exploration

Melissa L. Lyon, Fayetteville State University
Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

An Examination of K-12 Teachers’ Assessment Beliefs and Practices in Relation to Years of Teaching Experience

Aslihan Unal, Department of Elementary and Special Education, College of Education, Georgia Southern University
Zafer Unal Dr, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Comparison of Pedagogical Knowledge and Practices of Prospective Teachers in Distance and Formal Learning

Shaista Anjum, Allama Iqbal Open University
Nasir Mahmood, Allama Iqbal Open University

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Design Thinking as a Student-Centered Approach for Programmatic Insights

John N. Banter, Georgia Southern University
John D. Egan, Georgia Southern University
Sean C. Bear, Georgia Southern University

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Examining the Relationship between Pre-Service Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Grit Levels

Rosetta L. Riddle, Clayton State University

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Exploring Active Learning Environments

Lisa Hailey, Fayetteville State University
Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University
Daniel Okunbor, Fayetteville State University

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Institutional Conditions That Matter to Community College Students' Success: a Multiple-case Study

Crystal L. Edenfield, Georgia Southern University
Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Georgia Southern University

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pre-Service Teacher Expectations & Mindset: Is There a Relation?

Parul Acharya

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Preliminary Research on the Perceptions of Black Male Athletes & Athletic Administrators on Race & Athlete Activism at Selected Division II- Historically Black College and Universities

Naadiya Hopkins, Fayetteville State University
Dr. Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Purposeful Practice with Mixed Reality Simulations

Jasmine V. Ennis, Kennesaw State University

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Reflections from a 2007-08 Community and Education Partnership

Melanie Frizzell, The Edumind Corporation
Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University
Melanie M. Frizzell, The Edumind Corporation

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Research on Counternarratives of Curriculum in Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities in the US South

Ming Fang He, Georgia Southern University
Sonia Janis, University of Georgia
Samantha Omawumi Cabrala Reddick, Langston Chapel Middle School, Bulloch County Board of Education
Marquez Hall, Morgan Road Middle School, Richmond County School System
Yiming Jin, Georgia Southern University
Christy Howard, Georgia Southern University
Chanda R. Hardiman, Georgia Southern University
Ellen M. Hotchkiss, Georgia Southern University
Kathleen E. Barbara, Georgia Southern University
Ashley E. West, Georgia Southern University
Mary Negley, Georgia Southern University
Ru Li, Georgia Southern University
Eden A. Evans, Georgia Southern University
Irina Tedrick, Georgia Southern University/Savannah State University
Tracy L. Edenfield, Georgia Southern University
Erin P. Scroggs, Georgia Southern University
Jennifer J. Bowers, Georgia Southern University
Katherine F. Wyatt, Georgia Southern University
Alethea Coleman, Georgia Southern University

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Self-Care Practices and Perceptions of Holistic Health Among Selected Educational Leadership Graduate Students Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Letitia P. Johnson-Arnold, Fayetteville State University
Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Teacher Candidates Experience with the edTPA

Roben Taylor
Anna Hart

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Teacher Hiring: The Disconnect Between Principals’ Perceptions, Processes and Research Based Best Practice

Laurie A. Kimbrel

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Parent-Teacher Connection: Research-based Strategies for Success---Guaranteed!

LindaAnn H. McCall, Georgia Southern University
Glenda Ogletree, Georgia Southern University

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Process of Incorporating the Person-centred Practice Framework Within the Curriculum

Diana Meeks, Chamberlain University

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM