Darcy Miller – WSU College of Education Professor Special Education
Darcy Miller – WSU College of Educational Department of Teaching and Learning: Darcy Miller’s research has been focused on special education issues and policies, including areas such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, diversity, teachers knowledge of special education and students’ with disabilities, and behavior/emotional disorders in children and adolescents.
Tariq Akmal – WSU College of Education Interim Department Chair Teaching & Learnig
Tariq Akmal – WSU College of Education Department of Teaching and Learning: Amid the current backdrop of university-school partnerships and the educational accountability movement, Tariq Akmal’s research focuses on 1) how to improve pre- and in-service teacher quality in order to improve the learning experiences of all students, particularly at the middle level; and 2) how the educational reform and accountability movement affects middle schools. He is especially interested in the practices of middle schools in relation to the issues surrounding grade level retention of students and other effects of educational “accountability.”
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe – WSU Professor in the Department of Psychology
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe is a Professor in the Department of Psychology , WSU College of Arts and Sciences. She has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications investigating cognitive deficits, everyday functioning, smart technologies and rehabilitation issues with aging, neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injury populations. Her research interests include clinical and cognitive neuropsychology; memory and executive functioning; everyday functioning; smart and assistive technologies; and rehabilitation and preventative interventions for cognitive deficits. Her research has been funded by over $10 million in grants from multiple NIH institutes, NSF, Department of Education, Alzheimer’s Association, and the Life Sciences Discovery Fund and Attorney General’s Office of Washington State.
Phyllis Erdman – WSU Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education
Phyllis Erdman is a professor of counseling and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education. Her research is an interdisciplinary focus on human-animal interaction and incorporates the physiological aspects of the bond between humans and animals as they interact in a mutually beneficial way.
Len Annetta – George Mason University College of Education and Human Development
A Professor of Science Education at George Mason University, Dr. Annetta’s research has focused on distance learning and the effect of Serious Educational Games on science learning of teachers and students in underserved populations. He has been awarded over $8 million for his research to date and has won numerous awards and honors for his work. Dr. Annetta has twice been awarded the National Technology Leadership Initiative Fellowship in Science Education and Technology from the Association of Science Teacher Education and the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. He has thrice been invited to the National Science and Engineering Festival as one of the top 50 speakers in STEM.