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  • Dr. Cynthia Greer Co-Authors Paper Accepted at the AERA 2018 Annual Meeting

    November 20, 2017

    Associate Professors Cynthia Greer (Trinity Washington University) and Meghan Cosier (Chapman University) co-authored a paper accepted for presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2018 Annual Meeting. The paper, “Preparing Teachers to Work with Students who are Experiencing Homelessness: A University-Community Partnership”, was one of 13,000 papers submitted for consideration.

    The conference, “The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education” will take place April 13-17 in New York City, N.Y.  The conference will address the struggles for public education, the arcs that shape the present, and the fight for justice in a divided world.

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    Bweikia Steen and Gladys Williams Co-Author Article in ASCD InService Blog

    November 16, 2017

    School of Education Professors Bweikia Steen and Gladys Williams co-authored an article, titled, “Resources for Creating a Transgender Inclusive Classroom” on the ASCD InService blog. The article was published online September 12, 2017, and explores the topics of gender, identity, and creating a culture of inclusiveness.



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    Dr. Bill Beverly’s 2016 novel “Dodgers” Awarded Mark Twain American Voice in Literature

    November 10, 2017

    Associate professor of English Bill Beverly’s 2016 novel Dodgers was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in April and the British Book Award in May, both in the mystery/thriller category. It was given the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award by the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, with an award ceremony in November. Twain Award judge Walter Harrison writes, “This is an important American book, which I think fits clearly within the Twain tradition, and squarely within the tradition of Huckleberry Finn. . . . Don’t let the label of “crime novel” fool you.  Beverly has written an American classic.”

    Dodgers was one of two finalists for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction, awarded April 2 at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. The award went to Yaa Gyasi for her novel Homegoing. Dodgers was shortlisted for the Barry, Macavity, and Anthony Awards in the Best Debut Novel category. This autumn, it has been published in Dutch and Swedish editions.

    His story “Hired Man” will appear in the British crime anthology Ten Year Stretch, edited by Martin Edwards, to be published in spring 2018.

    Dr. Beverly also appeared on panels at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville in March; at CrimeFest in Bristol, England, in May; and at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Toronto in October. He will appear in November at the Baltimore Writers’ Conference at Towson State University, presenting on a panel titled “Writing the Other.” He will present on two panels at the 2018 Associated Writers and Writing Programs conference in Tampa in March 2018. He is a panelist for “Plot is not a Four-Letter Word: Teaching the Art of Storytelling in Fiction Courses.” He proposed and will moderate “A Life of Crime: Writing at the Dark End of the Street.”

    Lastly, Dr. Beverly was awarded artist’s fellowships at the Rivendell Writers’ Colony in Tennessee and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming.

    Trinity Washington University congratulates Dr. Beverly on the debut of his first novel and the continued mountain of accolades and appearances to follow in its success.


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    Dr. Diane Reese Elected to the ASCA Board of Directors

    September 18, 2017

    Assistant Professor Diane Reese was elected to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Board of Directors during the 2017 ASCA Conference in Denver, Colorado.  Dr. Reese will serve a term of three years.  The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors’ efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.

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    Dr. Karobi Moitra Co-Authors Paper with Trinity Students in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences

    September 11, 2017

    Last Spring, Dr. Karobi Moitra, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, co-authored a paper with Trinity students titled, “ABCC6 and Pseudoxanthoma elasticum: The Face of a Rare Disease from Genetics to Advocacy,” in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.


    Moitra K, Garcia S**, Etoundi C**, Jaldin M**, Cooper D**, Roland A**, Dixon P**, Reyes S**, Turan S, Terry S and Dean M. ABCC6 and Pseudoxanthoma elasticum: The Face of a Rare Disease from Genetics to Advocacy. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(7), 1488.

     Additional spring and summer presentations and collaborations include:

    A published book chapter on podcasting:

    Moitra K. (2017) Unplugging the Classroom. Teaching with Technologies to Promote Students’ Lifelong Learning. Chapter 12.  STEM to Social Awareness: Connecting the Dots through Audio Storytelling with Podcasts. Edited by S. Pixy Ferris and Hilary A. Wilder. Pages 159-167.  ISBN: 978-0-08-102035-7. Elsevier, Chandos publishing.

    A published paper on breast cancer research:

    Yang X R, Devi B, Sung H, Guida J, Rogan PK, Mucaki EJ, Xiao Y, Best A, Garland L, Xie Y, Hu N,   Rodriguez-Herrera M, Wang C, Jones K, Luo W, Hicks B, Rosenberg P, Tang TS, Moitra K, Dean M (2017). Prevalence and spectrum of germline rare variants in BRCA1/2 and PALB2 among breast cancer cases in Sarawak, Malaysia. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 1-11. DOI 10.1007/s10549-017-4356-8

    A poster presentation on Novel Variants in ABCC6 and Modifier Genes in PXE Patients:

    Moitra K, Jaldin M**, Etoundi C**, Garcia S**, Cooper D**, Borsa A**, Turan S, Ebert-Zavos A**, Dyba M**, Im K, Terry S and Dean M. Novel Variants in ABCC6 and Modifier Genes in PXE Patients Identified by Next Generation Sequencing. Gordon Research Conference, Galveston, TX, March 26-31, 2017. (** Indicates students)

    An oral presentation on Case Based Active Learning in STEM:

    Speed Casing: Case-Based Active Learning in STEM. 50-minute session. Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Asheville, NC.  August 7-9, 2017




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