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UMaine Faculty, Students Attending NEERO 2022 Annual Conference – UMaine News

Several University of Maine faculty and students are participating in the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) annual conference this week, April 6-8 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and online.

It’s 53rd NEERO Conference, and this year’s theme is “Expanding Equity in Educational Research”. Presentations featuring UMaine faculty and students include:

April 6

  • Rebecca Buchanan, Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction, chairs a virtual panel discussion titled “Student Support and Building on Student Strengths.”

April 7

  • Buchanan and Margaret Clark of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts present their research project, “Creativity, Care, and Community: Broadening Critical Reflection in Teacher Education.”
  • George Mayfield, a candidate for Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, presenting her dissertation, “An Autoethnographic Analysis of Teacher Leadership of Collaborative Efforts in Challenging Times”.
  • Dan Chadbourne, a candidate for Ed.D. in educational leadership, presenting his thesis, “Who are you? A study of authentic leadership in action.
  • Ian Mette, Associate Professor of Instructional Leadership, presenting a mixed-methods study, “Supervision in a Rural State: Position, Spatiality, and Leadership Lessons to Drive Instructional Improvement Efforts.”
  • Scott Harrison, an Ed.D. Candidate in Educational Leadership, presenting his thesis, “Strategic Management of Human Capital as a Rural Practice”.
  • Brian Bannen, an Ed.D. candidate in educational leadership, presenting his thesis, “The effect of leadership change on school climate”.
  • Buchanan presenting research conducted with High School and Honors College graduate Tom Adams (2021), “Citizenship Education in College Classrooms During the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
  • Mia Morrision, lecturer in instructional technology and Ed.D. Instructional Leadership Candidate, presenting her thesis, “The Role of Technology in Developing PK-12 Teacher Leadership During COVID-19”.
  • Nicole LaPlant, Elementary Education Major at UMaine, and Karalyn Kutzer, Marketing Major at the University of Southern Maine, sharing a poster presentation of their project, “Creating a Healthy Rural Ecosystem for Community Vitality: The equity in educational research”.

April 8

  • Buchanan presenting a mixed-methods study conducted with Danielle McKinney-Harris, a UMaine Ph.D. sociology student, and her colleagues at Mercer University and SUNY Cortland, “Planning for Justice: A Comparative Examination of How Two different cohorts of teacher candidates incorporate social justice pedagogies into their instructional planning.”
  • Susan Thibedeau, Ed.D. educational leadership candidate, presenting her thesis, “The Unique Challenges of Equity Education in Majority White Schools.”

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