Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Greetings from Jenn and Yin!

Hi, how is everyone's summer going? We wanted to touch base with you and let you know we are already busy planning for the new year. Yin Wah Kreher, Senior Representative and I, Jennifer McGee, Senior Co-Chair, are taking over the leadership reins this year from our distinguished alums, Jonathan Bostic and Janice Hansen.

We will work in close partnership to increase graduate student opportunities for Divison C members and increase involvement. Please check back on this blog regularly to keep tab on Division C news and tips for the graduate study journey. We hope to profile a few of our Campus Liaisons each month and use the blog to keep you up to date on Division C happenings and tips for graduate students. Here's a little more about us:

Originally from Singapore, Yin taught English Language/Communication Skills for a stint and worked in a multimedia company as an English Language content specialist/CD-ROM instructional designer. In Syracuse University, she trained and practiced as an instructional technology consultant after graduating with a Master's in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation in 2005. Going into her fourth year as a doctoral student, her research interests center on the following two broad areas: learning and performance improvement and research methodologies. Her dissertation study focuses on the design of instruction for cultural competence in health care professionals.

Jennifer is a fourth year doctoral student in Educational Leadership, Research, and Evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Before beginning her doctoral work, she taught agriculture for three years in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Agricultural Education, Jennifer has a love for all things green but, decided to focus on applying her analytical skills to addressing issues in all aspects of education. Jennifer currently works as an external evaluator on a Math Science Partnership grant that seeks to create standards-based elementary mathematics teachers. Her research interests include: STEM education, self-efficacy, and cognitive science. Her dissertation is a validation study of a newly created instrument to measure the mathematics teaching self-efficacy of elementary teachers.

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