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Rhonda Williams

Rhonda Williams

Began Doctoral Fellowship: Spring 2011

Specialization Area & Faculty Mentors: Mathematics Education; working with Dr. Dorene Ross & Dr. Tim Jacobbe

Primary Research Interests: Impact of instructional coaching on the practices of secondary mathematics teachers.

Courses Taught at UF: MAE 4310, “Teaching Mathematics in the Inclusive Elementary School”; MAE 5332, “Secondary School Mathematics”; MAE 5347, “Teaching K-8 Mathematics for Understanding”; EDE 6932, “Multicultural Mathematics.”

Recent Conference Paper Presentation: Rhonda L. Williams, “Creating Culturally Responsive Mathematics Lessons: Examining the Journey of Preservice Teachers.” Association of Teacher Educators Conference. St. Louis, MO. February 2014.

AERA Dissertation Award

Dr. Kathryn Kennedy, a 2010 graduate from the Ph.D. program with a specialization in Educational Technology, received the 2011 Division K Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association.  Dr. Kennedy’s dissertation is titled, The Essence of the Virtual School Practicum:  A Phenomenological Study of Preservice Teachers’ Experience in a Virtual School.

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Young Scholar Award

Dr. Cebnem Cilesiz, a 2004 graduate from the PhD program in Educational Technology, has received the 2010 AECT Young Scholar Award for her article, “A Phenomenological Approach to Experiences with Technology:  Current State, Promise, and Future Directions for Research,” which was published in Educational Technology Research and Development.  Dr. Cilesiz is currently an Assistant Professor […]

Conference on English Education (CEE) Research Grant

Luke Rodesiler, a PhD student in English Education, has received a grant from the Conference on English Education for his research project, “Understanding English Teachers’ Experiences Performing Acts of Constructivist Teacher Leadership in Online Environments.”  Luke was recognized for this award at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference in November 2011, and […]

Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Robert J. Stevenson Scholarship Winner

Rachel Wokenhauer, a PhD student in Curriculum, Teaching, & Teacher Education (CTTE), has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Robert J. Stevenson Scholarship from the Association of Teacher Educators.  This national award was established to assist teachers in working towards an advanced academic degree to enhance teacher leadership skills through the study of […]

NACADA Academic Advising Award

Melissa Johnson, a PhD student in Educational Technology, has won the 2012 NACADA Scholarship for excellence in academic advising.  Established in 1983, the NACADA Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising.  Congratulations, Melissa!

AERA SIG Scholarly Award Winner

Stephanie Dodman, a 2011 PhD graduate in Curriculum, Teaching, & Teacher Education (CTTE), has received a Special Interest Group (SIG) Scholarly Award by the American Research Association (AERA) for presenting one of the highest quality papers at this year’s conference.  Dr. Dodman’s research paper is based on her dissertation, School Reform in a High Poverty […]

Teacher Scholarship and Summer Fellowship Recipient

Sam Kunkle, an EdD student in Curriculum, Teaching, & Teacher Education, has been awarded the H.B. Plant High School Parent Teacher Student Association Teacher Scholarship for 2012.  The award is given to a teacher seeking a graduate degree in education who has demonstrated the benefits of graduate study for students and faculty at H.B. Plant […]

Dr. Hannelore Wass Endowed Scholarship Recipient

Kathleen Colantino Yurko, a PhD student specializing in Language Arts & Children’s Literature, has received the University of Florida’s 2012 Dr. Hannelore Wass Endowed Scholarship, awarded for research in sex and gender role socialization in school.  Congratulations, Kate!

UF International K-12 Teacher of the Year Award Finalist

Chu-Chuan Chiu, a PhD candidate in Reading Education, has received the 2012 International K-12 Teacher of the Year Award (Third Place) from the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) in recognition of her contributions to the internationalization of the students of Alachua County.  Congratulations, Chu-Chuan!