Dr. Nancy B. Riddell

Chair of the Education Department, Director of Teacher Education, Professor of Education

Email: nriddell@averett.edu
Phone: 434-791-5741
Office: Frith 201

Education/Credentials:

Ph.D., Educational Policy, Planning, & Leadership; Administration, Curriculum and Assessment, The College of William and Mary

M.S., Elementary Education: Reading, Old Dominion University

B.A.,  Elementary Education, Long Island University

Expertise

  • Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership
  • Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Classroom Management
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Administration and Supervision

Awards

  • Blackwell Talks: Research Award – Longwood University
  • Dean’s Faculty Development Award – Longwood University
  • Faculty Honoree- Athletics-Academic Awards – Longwood University
  • Grant Recipient – Virginia Department of Education: Teacher Leadership Program
  • Grant Recipient – Virginia Partner’s for Education
  • Kappa Delta Pi – International Honor Society
  • Fellows Program – William & Mary Fellows Institute
  • 4-H Outstanding Volunteer – Mathews County, Virginia
  • Teacher of the Year – Thomas Hunter School , Virginia
  • Teacher of the Year – Piankatank Citizen’s Committee – Mathew’s County Virginia
  • Teacher of the Year – Tidewater Soil/Water Conservation District, Virginia

Publications/Presentations

  • Riddell, N. B. (2016). Maximizing the Effective Use of Formative Assessments. Teacher Educators’ Journal, 9,63-74.
  • Riddell, N. B. & Sokol, G. R. (2014) Differentiation and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Higher Education Through the Use of Modules: Instructional Modules Approach.
  • Riddell, N. B. & Aerni, P. W. (2011). The Flowers of Formative Assessment. ASCD
  • Riddell, N. B. (2010). National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) – Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Report.
  • Riddell,  N. B. (2010). Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Report.
  • Buchanan, N. (2003). Fifth Grade Performance on Virginia Standards of Learning Computer/Technology Assessment: An Analysis of Variables.
  • Virginia Educators Research Association (VERA): Differentiation and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Higher Education Through the Use of Modules: Instructional Modules Approach. Charlottesville, Virginia. 2014
  • Virginia Association for Secondary School Principals (VASSP) Assessing 21st Century Skills:Teacher/Administrator Evaluations, Williamsburg, Virginia. 2014
  • Longwood Administrator Institute: Theme-Social Conflict and Communication for Educational Leaders,  Institute Coordinator, Farmville, VA 2013
  • Longwood Administrator Institute: Presenter, Institute Coordinator/ Decision Making and Its Impact on the Educational Community, , Farmville, VA 2013
  • Longwood Administrator Institute: Presenter, Institute Coordinator/Improving School Culture and Climate,Farmville, VA 2013
  • Longwood Summer Literacy Institute:  The Power of Literacy, Presenter/ You are the POWER: Literacy Leadership, Farmville, VA 2011
  • 37th Annual National Middle School Association’s Conference, Presenter/ The CIA of Classroom Management: Content, Instruction, Attitude, Baltimore, MD 2010
  • The National Curriculum Network Conference, Presenter/ Successfully Supporting Gifted Learners through Innovative Classroom Management, Williamsburg, VA 2010
  • Virginia Education Media Association: Roanoke Region, James/Rappahannock Region, Presenter /Classroom Management Through the Eyes of a Librarian VA 2009
  • Longwood Summer Literacy Institute: Linking Literacy to Learning: Farmville, VA, Presenter/ Where Does the Sidewalk End? 2008
  • S.U.R.N. (School & University Research Network)-Conference Coordinator, 1998
  • William & Mary’s Fellow’s Institute: Williamsburg, VA, Presenter 1998

Dr. Aimee M. Brenner

Associate Professor of Education

email: abrenner@averett.edu
Phone: 434-791-5048
Office: Frith 316

Education/Credentials:

Doctor of Philosophy, Instructional Design and Technology, Virginia Tech

Master of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Tech

Master of Science, Administration and Supervision, Radford University

Bachelor of Arts, English, James Madison University

Expertise:

  • Instructional Technology
  • Instructional Design
  • Growth Mindset
  • Digital Literacies
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Educational Leadership
  • Authentic Assessment

Awards:

  • STEM-H Education Community Champion Nominee (2016, March). Southern Virginia STEM-H Summit, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Danville, VA.

Publications/Presentations:

  • Sparrow, J. L. V., Blevins, S. J., & Brenner, A. M. (2011). Faculty development for and in ‘Second Life’. In R. Hinrichs & C. Wankel (Eds.). Transforming virtual world learning (pp. 47-65). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Brenner, A. M. (2015). Integrating informal learning with school programs at the secondary level. In J. M. Spector (Ed.). The SAGE encyclopedia of educational technology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Brenner, A. M., & Brill, J. M. (2016). Investigating practices in teacher education that promote and inhibit technology integration transfer in early career teachers. TechTrends, 60(2), 136-144.
  • Brenner, A. M. (2018, November). Implementing growth mindset principles into a digital literacy course for preservice teachers. A session presented at the meeting of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain.
  • Brenner, A. M. (2017, November). Exploring the affordances of Augmented Reality as a mobile teaching and learning tool. An Emerging Technologies Showcase special invitation event presented at the meeting of the Association of Educational Communications and Technology Convention, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Yaffe, D., & Brenner, A. M., & Blevins, S. J. (2017, November). Building your brand: Using an ePortfolio to elevate yourself and your digital work. A workshop presented at the meeting of the Association of Educational Communications and Technology Convention, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Brenner, A. M., & Hauser, J. S. (2017, July). Creating engaging instruction and student projects utilizing Augmented Reality. A concurrent session presented at the meeting of the EduLearn17 Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Brenner, A. M., & Hauser, J. S. (2016, June). App Smashing: The transfer of innovative multimedia design from teacher education to the secondary level classroom. A concurrent brief paper session presented at the meeting of the EdMedia World Conference on Educational Media & Technology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Brenner, A. M., & Hauser, J. S. (2015, October). Creating innovative, student-centered projects with App Smashing. A concurrent brief paper session presented at the meeting of the Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age, Maynooth University, Maynooth (Greater Dublin), Ireland.
  • Brenner, A. M. (2015, March). Online collaboration tools that enhance the instructional technology practices of preservice teachers. A brief paper session presented at the meeting of the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Brenner, A. M., & Brill, J. M. (2013, March). Nine substantiated practices in teacher education that promote technology integration in early career teachers: Applying empirical work to professional development. A brief paper session presented at the meeting of the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education, New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Nina P. Huff

Assistant Professor of Education

Email: nhuff@averett.edu
Phone: 434-791-5744
Office: Frith 417

Education/Credentials:

Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction; Leadership Dissertation Focus on Elementary Reading, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University,

  • 18 additional graduate hours in English
  • Endorsement in Gifted Education

M.Ed., Reading Specialist, Averett College

B.A., English, Radford University

Expertise:

  • Research/Technical Writing
  • Instructional Engagement
  • Community Partnerships/Collaboration
  • Curriculum
  • Literacy

Awards:

  • Recipient: Lula White Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award (2018)
  • Honoree: Most Inspiring Teacher, Henry County Public Schools (Individual students) Martinsville City Schools (Individual students)
  • Recipient (PGSMST) through DonorsChoose.org 2 Field Cameras for a collaborative research project with the Virginia Museum of Natural History and the Piedmont Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science, & Technology

Publications/Presentations:

  • Curriculum Designer/Instructor: Instructional Dynamics for Technical Trainers: Nuts & Bolts of Teaching
    • New College Institute (Martinsville, VA)
    • Southern VA Higher Ed Center (South Boston, VA)
  • Curriculum Designer/Instructor: AU Graduate and Professional Studies Courses – ED501, ED534, ED690
  • Author: How to Prepare for the Virginia SOL EOC English: Writing & Reading/Literature and Research (Barron’s Publishing, 2004)
  • Presenter: Public Forum – Lula White Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award (2018): Never Too Old To Learn About Life: Reflections of a Career Educator
  • Presenter: L.I.F.E. (Learning is ForEver Program at NCI) From Seed to Story…Cultivating a Love of Writing (2019) Creative Writing for Seniors: Finding Inspiration (2018)
  • Presenter: In-progress dissertation work at graduate conference: Inquiring Voices: Conference for Graduate Research
  • Presenter: NCTE Conference, Atlanta GA Motivating Reluctant Readers 6-12

Dr. Jaime Stacy

Program Director for M.Ed.

Email: jcstacy@averett.edu
Phone: 804-729-8286
Office: 4860 Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Education/Credentials

  • Ed.D., Leadership – Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.Ed., Administration and Supervision – University of Virginia
  • BM, Education – Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

  • Professional Learning Specialist, Chesterfield County Public Schools – July, 2017-July, 2019
  • Adjunct Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University – Since 2013
  • Associate Principal, Henrico County Public Schools (Holman and Rolfe)- 2014-2017
  • Assistant Principal, Chesterfield County Public Schools – 2005-2014
  • Music Teacher, Chesterfield County Public Schools – 1998-2005

Awards

  • 2011 – Nominee, CPED Dissertation in Practice Award
  • 2005 – Teacher of the Year

Publications

  • Mansfield, K. C. & Stacy, J. (2016). Preparing practitioners to conduct educational research and evaluation: What the research says and what our experiences taught us. Journal of Research on Leadership Education 12(3) p. 302-334
  • Stacy, J. (2016). Reimagining undergraduate education: Meeting the demands of todays students, employers, and the economy. (White Paper) Gaithersburg, MD: Sodexo Quality of Life Services
  • Stacy, J. (2013). The dissertation in practice: A student’s perspective. Planning and Changing Journal 44(3/4) p. 327-336