Education doctoral graduate wins national dissertation award

PULLMAN — For her exploration of the role of colleges in economic development, a WSU doctoral graduate has received a Dissertation of the Year award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division J. Tami Moore’s dissertation, “Placing Engagement: Critical Reading of Interaction Between Regional Communities and Comprehensive Universities,” was selected from five finalists. She […]

Social studies left behind

Associate Professor Dawn Shinew just returned from a sabbatical year in Germany. As coordinator of the College of Education’s social studies program, she noted the Germans’ knowledge of history, world politics and geography — and compared that with Americans’ understanding. “I was appalled,” she said. “The Germans were so much better informed. What I observed […]