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VCU Holmes Scholar Moe Greene wins AACTE award

SOE doctoral candidate honored for presentation on his dissertation research study.

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VCU School of Education doctoral student and VCU Holmes Scholar Moe Debbagh Greene recently received a research funding award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) for a presentation on his dissertation research study.

Greene, a doctoral student in SOE’s Ph.D. in Education, concentration in Curriculum, Culture and Change program, was announced as one of only three recipients of the 2021 Holmes Program Dissertation Funding Competition (DFC) during AACTE’s 73rd Annual Meeting. He will receive $750 to implement his dissertation research study titled, “A Quantitative Analysis of the Relationship between Dispositions and Technological Knowledge of English Language Teachers.”

AACTE has held an annual Holmes Program DFC to support Holmes scholars’ dissertation research-related expenses for the past four years. This annual event is sponsored by AACTE and its partners, including:

  • Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions
  • Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education
  • National Association of Holmes Scholars Association

During the 2021 Annual Meeting, five outstanding doctoral candidates from Ohio University, University of Central Florida, VCU, Syracuse University, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas competed for monetary awards to support their dissertation research. These scholars were selected from a competitive pool of 13 applicants who submitted proposals for the competition.

Each scholar presented on their research study proposal to an audience of their peers and a panel of judges. The scholars were evaluated using the following criteria: (1) presentation style, (2) writing and oration, (3) organization, (4) professionalism, (5) research proposal: innovation, significance, implications, (6) research methodology, (7) future lines of research, and (8) overall impression of proposal.

Congratulations to Moe Debbagh Greene on this prestigious award!

This article, by Weade James, Ph.D., originally appeared in the blog EdPrepMatters.

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