2nd Annual Voices of Impact Speaker Series Announced


Written by: Ashley Green (cehdcomm@tamu.edu)
Post date: January 18, 2018

A lineup of distinguished research experts will present at the 2nd Annual Voices of Impact Speaker Series hosted by the College of Education and Human Development. The event, which is open to the public, will be held February 8 at 6 p.m. at the Ice House on Main in Downtown Bryan. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

Inspired by the popular TED talks, speakers from the college’s four departments will engage attendees in five-minute presentations. Each presentation will touch upon a variety of education and health related topics ranging from the decline of science education, using virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation, preparing individuals with disabilities for the workplace and understanding conflict.

Presenters are as follows:

Joanne Olson, professor of science education: The decline of science education in elementary schools
Valerie Hill-Jackson, clinical professor of curriculum and instruction: The occupational stress of teaching
Patrick Slattery, professor of curriculum and instruction: Engaging students through transformational learning
John Buchanan, professor of kinesiology: How advances in virtual reality technology can aid in home rehabilitation
Lisa Wigfall, assistant professor of health education: The importance of HPV vaccination and detection
George Cunningham, professor of sport management: LGBT inclusion in sport
Jan Hughes, professor emeritus of school psychology: How grade retention affects educational attainment and success
Carly Gilson, assistant professor of special education: Preparing individuals with disabilities for the workplace by improving social skills
Tim Elliott, professor of counseling psychology: Using technology to provide mental health services to rural communities
Nancy Watson, clinical professor of educational human resource development: Understanding and engaging in conflict
Jean Madsen, professor of K-12 administration: Understanding inclusion and equity in schools as student demographics change
Lisa Baumgartner, associate professor of educational human resource development - adult education: Creating a path to coping and healing by understanding chronic illness' effects on individual identity

“As a college, we have a passion for innovation within our fields and we are dedicated to communities through our service,” said Dr. Joyce Alexander, dean of the college. “The Voices of Impact Speaker Series is a reflection of that commitment. We encourage the public to engage with these thought leaders in meaningful discussions about important issues impacting our lives.”

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP at http://tx.ag/VOIRSVP