The College of Education & Human Development added several faculty this year – faculty whose research, teaching and service make significant contributions to the college and its students.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ai Leen Choo, who earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studies the development of children who stutter (including bilingual children) and the utility of brain-based treatment in stuttering.
Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Naomi Jessup, who earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, focuses her research on understanding teacher learning and development (specifically teacher noticing), framing and children’s mathematical thinking.
Educational Policy Studies
Greg Middleton, who earned his Ph.D. from Mercer University, brings expertise in educational leadership and student achievement from his work as an associate superintendent and an elementary and high school principal.
Will Rumbaugh earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and studies school and district organizational development, improvement science and its place in educational settings. He previously served as an area superintendent for Fulton County Schools and director of the Georgia Department of Education’s School and District Effectiveness Division.
Kinesiology and Health
Nicole McCluney, who earned her Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, focuses her research on teacher/coach roles, decision-making in sport and mentoring in physical education and sport.
Peter Crume earned his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and conducts research on the use of American Sign Language and English to promote effective education for deaf children.
Joseph Magliano, who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Memphis, focuses his research on text and film comprehension, computer-based assessments of comprehension processes and intelligent tutoring systems.
Kathryn McCarthy earned her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago and explores the higher-order processes involved in reading comprehension and how these processes vary as a function of discipline and readers’ individual differences.
Top row (l to r): Ai Leen Choo, Naomi Jessup, Greg Middleton and Will Rumbaugh; bottom row (l to r): Nicole McCluney, Peter Crume, Joseph Magliano and Kathryn McCarthy.