WT names new Geneva Schaeffer Professor of Training and Social Sciences | KAMR

CANYON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Following the placement opened in 2020, a longtime early childhood education professor is amid these who have been presented an endowed professorship at West Texas A&M College.

Dr. Betty Coneway, who joined WT in 2007 as a component-time instructor pursuing a occupation as a classroom instructor and administrator in Hereford, is the new Dr. Geneva Schaeffer Professor of Training and Social Sciences.

“I consider this professorship will permit me to hone my training craft, enhance my specialist expansion as a lifelong learner and persuade me in buying new pedagogical abilities,” Coneway reported. “The professorship also will enrich chances for significant expert assistance and supply funding for ongoing study passions.”

Founded in 2010 in accordance to WT, the professorship is supposed to “stimulate educational excellence and improve scholarship, research and instruction for faculty in the College or university of Training and Social Sciences.”

“Dr. Coneway is an great collection for the Schaeffer Professorship,” stated Dr. Eddie W. Henderson, dean of the School of Training and Social Sciences. “Like Dr. Schaeffer, Betty has a enthusiasm for learning and a devotion to students, significantly in general public training. She unquestionably will dwell up to Dr. Schaeffer’s legacy.”

Coneway explained the professorship will allow for her to go after investigate into the early identification of dyslexia and into how to help family members of pupils with dyslexia, as well as early childhood intervention and early composing enhancement.

“I am thrilled to take a look at the added benefits of getting this generous help and search ahead to the lots of opportunities afforded by this appointment,” Coneway stated.

Explained by the college, Coneway has attained levels from Saint Mary of the Plains Faculty, WT and Texas Tech University. She retains educating certifications as a generalist, a reading specialist and in English as a Second Language and elementary. She has published functions in Journal of Utilized Study on Small children, Experiential Learning & Educating in Better Schooling, Texas Journal of Literacy Instruction, and the European Journal of Education Sciences, among others.

“As WT prepares to go general public in the tumble with a in depth fundraising marketing campaign, the optimum priority will be investment decision in persons — college students, faculty and staff members,” stated Dr. Todd Rasberry, vice president for philanthropy and exterior relations. “Establishing faculty endowments are critical for WT to come to be a doctoral granting regional investigate college as envisioned in WT 125: From the Panhandle to the Entire world.”