Student, alumni and faculty research presented at American Educational Research Association annual meeting

Research by two current students, four alumni and five faculty from the School of Education featured at the 2022 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA from April 21-26.

The Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education was well-represented at the recent 2022 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Current Elon students, recent alumni and faculty were involved with 10 different presentations.

Dani Toma-Harrald ’23 presented the paper, “Centering Antiracism in Environmental and Place-Based Education: Toward Abolitionist Teaching,” which addressed her research with her mentor Associate Professor of Education Scott Morrison. In the same session, Morrison also presented on research done with Jacob Hyle ’22,  “You Can’t Just Add More Colors: Toward Social Justice in Outdoor Experiential Education.”

Felicia Robinson ’21 and Abigail Maclean Wilson ’21, helped present the paper, “Community Mapping as a Catalyst for Developing Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of Community Assets,” which came out of a study led by Associate Professor of Education Heidi Hollingsworth and also included associate professors Lisa Buchanan and Jeffrey Carpenter.

Samantha Friedman ’18, who is now a doctoral candidate at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, presented with Morrison, her former Lumen Prize mentor,  on “(Not-So-)Significant Life Experiences: Diverse Pathways to Environmentalism for Generation Z.” Laura Todd ‘17 also contributed to this research.

In a paper titled, “Professional Learning and Networking for Preservice Teachers on Twitter: A Social Network Analysis of #BantshireEd,” Carpenter, Accreditation Director for the School of Education Katrice Hawthorne and Morrison presented about the use of the program-wide #ElonEd Twitter hashtag.

Buchanan and colleagues presented a paper, “Deploying Film to Teach Social Studies: A Systematic Review of the Literature.”

Carpenter contributed to four other papers at the conference. With Catharyn Shelton from the Northern Arizona University, he co-authored two papers, “Why Do Educators Use” and “Educators’ Perceptions of an Online Educational Marketplace: Low Quality, Platform Flaws, and Neoliberal Forces on”

He also co-authored the paper “Teachers’ Use of Instagram: An Empirical Investigation of Antecedents and Consequences” with colleagues from Potsdam University in Germany: Eric Richter, Andre Meyer and Dirk Richter.

Finally, he presented the paper “Teacher Collaboration With Technology: Crowdsourcing in the Global Read-Aloud,” co-authored with Shea Kerkhoff from the University of Missouri St. Louis and Xiaoying Wang, a recent graduate of University of Missouri St. Louis.