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Professor of Education Mary Kay Delaney to Deliver Faculty Distinguished Lecture

Professor of Education Mary Kay Delaney will present the 2015 Faculty Distinguished Lecture on March 17, 2015, at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium. Her topic is “Why Fidgeting and Doodling Matter: Reflecting on Movement in Learning and Teaching.”

A member of the faculty since 2007, Delaney serves as head of Meredith’s Department of Education. Her areas of special interest include learning in sociocultural contexts, teacher education, equity and education, special education, and qualitative research methods.

Delaney served as an alternate federal negotiator on the U.S. Department of Education Teacher Preparation Committee (2012), the committee that first considered, via the negotiated rule-making process, current proposed teacher education regulations. She most recently served on the North Carolina Think Tank on K-3 Assessment as part of a state-wide, interdisciplinary effort to develop assessment for learning activities. She has taught in public and private schools and has served as principal of a PK-8 parochial school. She is the recipient of the School of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Dean’s Award (2014), the EHHS Service Award (2010), and the Laura Harrill Presidential Award for Outstanding Service, Meredith College (2011).

Delaney earned a B.A. from The George Washington University, a Master of Education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in social foundations of education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also completed courses leading to graduate teaching licensure in special education at Boston University.

The Faculty Distinguished Lecture was designed to represent a significant achievement of research by a faculty member. The first lecture was presented in 1964 by Professor of English Norma Rose.

For Meredith students, the Faculty Distinguished Lecture counts as an Academic/Cultural Event for General Education credit.

The Faculty Distinguished Lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Johnson Hall Rotunda. This event is sponsored by Meredith’s convocation committee.

Melyssa Allen

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