When the University of Georgia School of Social Work decided to offer the first fully online Master of Social Work degree in Georgia in the fall of 2020—it did so hoping to address t
I have a passion for researching the student/instructor relationship and how to make it the most beneficial and efficient relationship for both sides. I specialize in several different areas of research including literacy instruction, difficulties and remedial interventions, the role of school libraries and librarians in promoting reading development, higher education pedagogy (including online and blended instruction), preservice and inservice education for educators, and preservice and inservice educators' beliefs, attitudes and motivations. There are several different factors that influence how students learn, especially those that are deemed “struggling” by our society. I focus on helping students and instructors develop the best relationship possible as well as the many factors that influence a child’s education. My hope is to evaluate how struggling students are developing in their current learning environment, and to find customized learning solutions that will set them on the right path.