2nd Annual Voices Of Impact Speaker Series Set For Feb. 8

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By Ashley Green, Texas A&M University College of Education & Human Development

A lineup of distinguished research experts will present at the 2nd Annual Voices of Impact Speaker Series hosted by the College of Education and Human Development. The event, which is open to the public, will be held February 8 at 6 p.m. at the Ice House on Main in Downtown Bryan. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

Inspired by the popular TED talks, speakers from the college’s four departments will engage attendees in five-minute presentations. Each presentation will touch upon a variety of education and health related topics ranging from the decline of science education, using virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation, preparing individuals with disabilities for the workplace and understanding conflict.

  • Joanne Olson, professor of science education: The decline of science education in elementary schools
  • Valerie Hill-Jackson, clinical professor of critical teacher education: The occupational stress of teaching
  • Patrick Slattery, professor of culture, curriculum and instruction: Engaging students through transformational learning
  • John Buchanan, professor of kinesiology: How advances in virtual reality technology can aid in home rehabilitation
  • Lisa Wigfall, assistant professor of health education: The importance of HPV vaccination and detection
  • George Cunningham, professor of sport management: LGBT inclusion in sport
  • Jan Hughes, Professor Emeritus: How grade retention affects educational attainment and success
  • Carly Gilson, assistant professor of special education: Preparing individuals with disabilities for the workplace by improving social skills
  • Tim Elliott, professor of counseling psychology: Using technology to provide mental health services to rural communities
  • Nancy Watson, clinical professor of conflict management: Understanding and engaging in conflict
  • Jean Madsen, professor of K-12 administration: Understanding inclusion and equity in schools as student demographics change
  • Lisa Baumgartner, associate professor of adult education: Creating a path to coping and healing by understanding chronic illness’ effects on individual identity

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“As a college, we have a passion for innovation within our fields and we are dedicated to communities through our service,” said Dr. Joyce Alexander, dean of the college. “The Voices of Impact Speaker Series is a reflection of that commitment. We encourage the public to engage with these thought leaders in meaningful discussions about important issues impacting our lives.”

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP online. Keep checking Transform Lives for more announcements, including the full speaker list.

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This story by Ashley Green originally appeared in Transform Lives.


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