Staff Spotlight

Sonya Sanderson Named Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Valdosta State University’s Dr. Sonya Sanderson is the recipient of the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance’s 2016 College/University Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award. The 2016 College/University Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award honors her commitment to teaching, scholarship, professional contributions, service, student advisement, and mentoring. Sanderson joined the Blazer […]

Dr. Carter Gets Grant to Incorporate SimuCase into Course Modules at VSU

Matt Carter, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders recently received an in-kind grant from in order to incorporate SimuCase into his course on school-aged children with language disorders.  The grant waived the subscription fees to SimuCase for approximately 75 graduate level CSD students. SimuCase, which is produced by, […]

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 […]

Textbook Transformation Grant

Valdosta State University’s Dewar College of Education and Human Services faculty and staff were among those whose grant proposal was accepted in the first round of the Textbook Transformation Grants during academic year Fall 2014 – Spring 2015, through a new University System of Georgia initiative called Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG). Drs. Scheffler, Andrews, and […]


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