Middle Grades, Secondary, Reading & Deaf Education

Dr. Spires examines the Impact of Social Mobility and Marginalization among youths in Hong Kong.

One of the COEHS’s own, Dr. Bob Spires of the Middle, Secondary, Reading and Deaf Education department, spent the summer representing VSU in Asia.  Dr. Spires worked as a research consultant with Hong Kong-based charity Project Share working on social mobility and marginalization issues with disadvantaged youth in Hong Kong, as well as field research […]

New Book By Dr. Robert Spires

Dr. Spires, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Secondary, Reading and Deaf Education, has officially released his newest book titled “Preventing Human Trafficking” This book explores important insights into the work of NGOs in Thailand and the many challenges faced by these organizations, staff and the children they serve. The book proposes solutions […]

Ellice Martin Recognized for Distinguished Service in Mathematics Education

Valdosta State University’s Dr. Ellice P. Martin is the recipient of the 2014 Gladys M. Thomason Distinguished Service Award, presented by the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. “My whole 46-year career has been focused on teaching — and specifically teaching mathematics,” explained the Department of Middle, Secondary, Reading, and Deaf Education professor. “In my […]

Encouraging Lifelong Learning – Dr. J.T. Cox

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing tasks is to teach people how to learn.” – Peter F. Drucker Click on the video link below to listen as Dr. J.T. Cox  shares some of his insights on lifelong learning. Dr. Cox is […]


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