Faculty/Staff Highlights and News

Recent News and Achievements

Dr. Jessica Ivy was appointed chair of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Professional Development Services Committee. She also presented a session, “Integrating Digital Fabrication for Mathematics Teacher Educators,” at the Association for Mathematics Teacher Educators’ annual meeting in Orlando. Dr. Ivy also provided a STEAM professional development session for middle grade JCPS teachers (four schools represented) in collaboration with UK colleagues.

Dr. Christy McGee was invited to lead an AILACTE pre-conference leadership workshop titled “Inspiring Innovations in Teacher Education.”

Dr. Donald “DJ” Mitchell Jr. was selected for the 2019 cohort of scholars for the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity’s Diversity Scholar Network. The Diversity Scholars Network is committed to advancing understandings of historical and contemporary social issues related to identity, difference, culture, representation, power, oppression and inequality.

Dr. Kevin Thomas led a leadership workshop titled “Technology: Selecting, applying and evaluating different technologies to improve practice” at the 2019 AILACTE conference. He and Dr. Christy McGee conducted a roundtable discussion on “Preparing Teacher Leaders to Work with Diverse Students, Parents and Communities: One Teacher Preparation Program’s Approach” conference.

Dr. Mike Vetter was elected to a second year as the faculty representative on the executive board of the College Personnel Association of Kentucky (CPAK), a state division of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). CPAK concerns itself with professionals in the areas of student affairs, student services, campus life, academic support and higher education administration throughout the state of Kentucky.

Dr. Rosie Young represented Bellarmine at the JCPS State of the District address by Superintendent Marty Pollio and the Ohio Valley Education Cooperative (OVEC) meeting.