Advanced Studies & Innovation

Celebrate counselors during National School Counseling Week

When College of Education alumna Elesha Ellison (M.Ed., 2009) was named the statewide School Counselor of the Year by the Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA), it couldn’t have come at a better time of the year. This week is National School Counseling Week, held in conjunction with the American …

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Alum wins prestigious South Carolina school counseling award

Elisha Ellison (MEd ’09), Silver Bluff High School Lead Counselor, was recently named the statewide School Counselor of the Year by the Palmetto State School Counselor Association (PSSCA). Ellison was also recognized as the prestigious WJBF NewsChannel 6 Golden Apple Award‘s first-ever school counselor winner in November of 2020. She …

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AU Writing Project assists GaDOE with professional development

The Augusta University Writing Project (AUWP), led by Dr. Rebecca G. Harper, has conducted more than a dozen training webinars for the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) in September. Teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators from all over the state, as well as Georgia Department of Education staff, have attended the …

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New faculty profile: Focus on the student experience will help improve instruction

In any classroom, the ultimate goal is to transmit new knowledge or skills to students. But with technology, circumstances, and society changing rapidly, so proven methodologies must change with them. Dr. Rhia Moreno, who joins the College of Education as an Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Advanced Studies and Innovation, has spent her career studying best practices from …

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New faculty profile: Flood impacts educators with grounded approach

As demographics shift in the U.S., new research and tools will be needed to track and analyze the needs of future generations of students and their families – and to inform educators on how to meet those needs. Dr. Lee Flood, who joins the College of Education as Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of …

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How to helping children manage back to school anxiety among COVID-19

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Back to school jitters are not uncommon for most students. However, with children seeing COVID-19 dominating the news, and having their previous school year cut short, the unknown pressure may be enormous. “Children are experiencing this in their way,” said Dr. Margaux H. Brown. They’re consumers …

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Giving back to the game a hallmark of research

Dr. Megan (Matthews) Buning is one of South Carolina softball’s all-time greats, and now she has found a unique way to give back to the game. A former coach who now also spends time in the SEC Network broadcast booth, Buning’s full-time job is as an Associate Professor of Research …

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Counseling grad student models AU values

Counseling grad student Mariah Clay strives for excellence at Augusta University. Click here to read about her journey. Join her in school counseling or clinical mental health counseling in the College of Education. Click here for more information about our counseling graduate programs.

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Student earns position on national advisory committee

AUGUSTA, GA. – Tevin Middleton, a student in the Masters of Education in school counseling program in the College of Education, has been named a member of the National Education Association (NEA) Aspiring Educator’s National Advisory Committee. “I was very excited to learn that I had been chosen,” Middleton said. “We’ll …

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Kemp publishes compilation of stories, advice

AUGUSTA, GA. – New faculty members often feel overwhelmed by change when they start their careers. There are colleagues to meet, research agendas to set, classes to manage, students to mentor, committees to chair and more. That first year can wreak havoc on their lives. “No matter what support system …

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