Emily Ely (Ph.D. ’14 Spec Ed) received the 2014 Dissertation Award from the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children in November 2014 at the annual conference in Indianapolis, Ind. The paper on which the award was based is titled “Improving instruction of future teachers: A multimedia approach that supports implementation of evidence-based vocabulary practices” and was published in the journal Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 44. Ely is an assistant professor at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va.
She also won the The Brenda Loyd Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Virginia Educational Research Association in September 2014. The paper on which that award was based is “Use of instructional technology to improve teacher candidate knowledge of vocabulary instruction,” published in the journal Computers & Education, Vol. 75.