Highlights of Our Department

Dr. Deron Boyles

  • James and Helen Merritt Award for Distinguished Service to Philosophy of Education
  • Past-president of the American Educational Studies Association
  • Past-president of the John Dewey Society

Dr. William Curlette

  • Co-principal investigator for the NET-Q grant
  • Diplomate in Adlerian Psychology
  • Co-editor, The Journal of Individual Psychology

Dr. Jennifer Esposito

  • The 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award for outstanding achievement in the area of teaching

Dr. Kevin Fortner

  • Externally funded research-urban debate league
  • Dr. Kevin Fortner and two EPS doctoral students, Anita Faust-Berryman and Gabriel Keehn, were the researchers and authors of an equity audit discussed in an AJC article (Metro Section; Wednesday; June 25, 2014) titled “Study: Atlanta Schools Brim with Inequities.”

    The full report is available at the following URL: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1201966-equity-audit-2014.html

Dr. Sheryl Gowen

  • PREP (Evaluation of Personal Responsibility Education) contract

Dr. James Kahrs

  • NASSP/Met-Life Georgia Principal of the Year

Dr. Joyce King

  • President of AERA
  • Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning & Leadership
  • Re-membering History in Student & Teacher Learning (to be released March 2014)

Southern Regional Education Board Fellows (tuition waiver & stipend from SREB)

  • Ahmad Ferguson
  • Tianna Floyd
  • Demetricia Hodges
  • Romero Stokes

College of Education & Human Development Doctoral Dissertation Award

  • Kelly Limes-Taylor

EPS Alumni Accomplishments

  • Sherell McArthur (Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies with a concentration in Social Foundations of Education) – quoted in The Atlantic magazine. News story »
  • Leann Logsdon (Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies with a concentration in Social Foundations of Education) – Dr. Logsdon published an article citation in the September Music Educators Journal.   Read full article here:  http://mej.sagepub.com/content/100/1/51.full.pdf+html
  • Dhanfu E. Elston (Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies) – Dr. Elston has been elected as Co-Director of the NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Professional Organization.  Read full announcement here:  Dhanfu E. Elston, Ph.D.
  • Dhanfu E. Elston (Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies) – has been chosen to serve as Vice President for Complete College America.  Read full announcement here: http://completecollege.org/about-cca/
  • Adrienne Goss (Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies with a concentration in Social Foundation of Education) – Dr. Goss has been invited to participate  on a panel for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.  Read invitation and flyer here:  GossAtlantaSummitPanelInvitationLetter and WHIEEAASummitFlyer2262014
  • Demetricia Hodges (Ph.D. Student in Research, Measurement & Statistics) – Ms. Hodges has published an article in The Qualitative Report: A weekly online journal dedicated to qualitative research.  Read entire article here:  http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/
  • Amanda Moll (Ph.D. Student in Research, Measurement, & Statistics) – Ms. Moll has co-authored and published an article on CARE’s education and empowerment community-level work in Honduras.  Read entire article here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13552074.2014.889345#.UzDT4IWsN6U
  • Jeremy Cole (Ph.D. Student in Social Foundations) – Jeremy published an article in the History of Education: Journal of the History of Education Society.  View the abstract and full text here:  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0046760X.2014.919665#.VEgVJ_nF98E