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

CANYON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Just after the position opened in 2020, a longtime early childhood instruction professor is among all those who have been given an endowed professorship at West Texas A&M University.

Dr. Betty Coneway, who joined WT in 2007 as a element-time teacher subsequent a career as a classroom teacher and administrator in Hereford, is the new Dr. Geneva Schaeffer Professor of Education and Social Sciences.

“I believe that this professorship will permit me to hone my educating craft, greatly enhance my professional progress as a lifelong learner and persuade me in acquiring new pedagogical skills,” Coneway reported. “The professorship also will boost chances for meaningful expert company and deliver funding for ongoing investigate passions.”

Founded in 2010 according to WT, the professorship is intended to “stimulate academic excellence and boost scholarship, research and instruction for faculty in the University of Schooling and Social Sciences.”

“Dr. Coneway is an exceptional collection for the Schaeffer Professorship,” reported Dr. Eddie W. Henderson, dean of the College of Training and Social Sciences. “Like Dr. Schaeffer, Betty has a passion for understanding and a devotion to students, particularly in public instruction. She unquestionably will reside up to Dr. Schaeffer’s legacy.”

Coneway said the professorship will let her to pursue investigate into the early identification of dyslexia and into how to aid households of learners with dyslexia, as nicely as early childhood intervention and early writing development.

“I am thrilled to check out the gains of getting this generous guidance and look ahead to the quite a few possibilities afforded by this appointment,” Coneway reported.

Explained by the university, Coneway has earned degrees from Saint Mary of the Plains Faculty, WT and Texas Tech University. She holds educating certifications as a generalist, a reading through specialist and in English as a Next Language and elementary. She has posted works in Journal of Used Study on Small children, Experiential Finding out & Teaching in Better Education, Texas Journal of Literacy Training, and the European Journal of Education Sciences, among others.

“As WT prepares to go public in the tumble with a in depth fundraising marketing campaign, the maximum precedence will be financial commitment in persons — pupils, faculty and staff members,” reported Dr. Todd Rasberry, vice president for philanthropy and external relations. “Establishing school endowments are critical for WT to grow to be a doctoral granting regional study university as envisioned in WT 125: From the Panhandle to the Earth.”