Crystal Machado, from
the Department of Professional Studies in Education, was awarded $5,000 for a
project titled “Creating a Climate of Peer-Mentoring, Pedagogical Exploration,
and Scholarship at IUP.”
This project will provide faculty with access two
workshops led by Carol Mullen, professor of Educational Leadership at
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. Mullen has expertise with
fostering a social justice vision of leadership, mentoring and self-regulated
learning, and the effective use of resources to propel as well as reward excellence.
She has contributed greatly to the field of mentoring through her service as
editor of the Mentoring Journal. Her authorships encompass more than 200
refereed journal articles and book chapters, 18 special issues of journals, and
20 books. She was co-founder of the National Association of Professors in
Education (NCPEA) mentoring program.
She will be conducting two workshops for
faculty during her visit.