Doctoral Candidates Present Research in Africa


Pictured l-r: Alecia Blackwood and Brianna Kurtz

Alecia Blackwood and Brianna Kurtz will participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s grant-funded Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program in Africa. Both students were invited to present their research in Botswana and Namibia this summer.

The program provides institutions with grants for teachers, students, and faculty to engage in overseas projects focused on training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies.

Math Education doctoral candidate Kurtz will host two workshops titled “Teaching Statistics Across the Curriculum” and “Statistics in Context: A Study in Elementary Statistics as a Linked Course with Political Science and Report Writing” at the University of Botswana on May 30.

Blackwood, a Curriculum and Instruction doctoral candidate, will present “Teaching in the Spirit of Ubuntu: How Culturally Responsive Teaching Impacts Pre-Service Teachers’ Classroom Management Skills” at the University of Namibia on July 24.