2022 Doctoral Symposium is Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12

The Reich College of Education’s (RCOE) Doctoral Program in Education Leadership will host the 2022 Doctoral Symposium online on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12. Both days will feature concurrent sessions and professional development from RCOE faculty, doctoral program alumni, and current doctoral candidates. The 2022 Alice Phobe Naylor Dissertation Award will be presented on Saturday. For full descriptions, please review the online event schedule.

Date: Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

Location: Zoom (please register to receive links to the sessions)

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For disability accommodation, visit odr.appstate.edu.

Why Attend

The Doctoral Symposium seeks to: 

  • To highlight the opportunities, joys, and challenges of doing dissertation research differently, in relation to format, methodology, and other conventions of traditional dissertations;
  • Connect with doctoral students, RCOE faculty, and alumni; and 
  • Explore inspiration for future research.

Friday Event Schedule

1:00 pm Welcome & Framing

1:15 pm Keynote Speaker: Adrian Rice "The Poet's Place: From Belfast to Boone, or There and Back Again"

1:45 pm Break

1:50 pm Concurrent sessions:

  • It Shook Us as Far as Making a Future: Affecta and Experience in Contaminated Appalachia
  • Finding Black Mountain: the Spirit of Progressive Education in the 21st Century
  • Panel: "Where do you work?" Place, Presence, and Productivity

3:00 pm Break

3:10 pm Concurrent sessions

  • Shifting the Narrative from Broken Youth to a Broken System: Dismantling Deficit-Based Narratives of Youth with High ACEs Using a Decolonization Approach
  • Challenging the Status Quo of Advanced Courses Enrollment Practices in High School: A Look at the Successes, Challenges, and Suprises that I Have Encountered Thus Far on My Journey
  • Storypace: Building Community Through Creativity, Sacredness, and Environmental Justice
  • Panel: Implementing Advance Teacher Roles

4:15 pm Closing

Thursday Event Schedule

1:00 pm Panel: Memories of Junaluska: Three Generations of Life in This Place

2:00 pm Break

2:10 pm Concurrent sessions:

  • Education Faculty Reflections on "Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Black Appalachian Community"
  • A Faculty Reflective Journey on Developing Anti-Racist School Leaders: A Self-Study on an Educational Leadership Curriculum
  • The Social Perception of Black Males in Society and the Experience of Black Male Leaders in K-12 Spaces

3:00 pm Break

3:10 pm Presentation of the 2022 Alice P. Naylor Outstanding Dissertation Award & Remarks

3:30 pm Concurrent sessions:

  • Leading with Hope - Exploring Grounded Theory of Trauma Informed Leadership for School Principals
  • Resilient Human Experience: The Methodological Considerations for the NC Family and Consumer Sciences Movement
  • Stand Your Ground: Researcher Voice, Passion, and Reflexivity
  • Troubling "Place" With the Foucauldian-Influenced WPR Methodology in Policy

4:20 pm Closing

Place and Placelessness - Doctoral Symposium
Published: Oct 21, 2022 1:11pm