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Curriculum & Instruction

English

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Janet Isbell
Assistant Professor
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JIsbell@tntech.edu
Department of Teacher Education
Bartoo Hall (BART) 310B / Box 5042
931-372-3824
resume / curriculum vitae
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Paula Taylor-Greathouse
Assistant Professor
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PGreathouse@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 310F / Box 5042
931-372-3541

Mathematics

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Holly Portia Anthony
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Mathematics Education; University of Georgia (2005)
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HAnthony@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 205 / Box 5042
931-372-3854
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Dr. Holly Anthony teaches math content courses (MATH 1410, MATH 1420) for preservice elementary teachers, and mathematics methods courses (SEED 4122, SEED 4322, SEED 4422) for preservice secondary mathematics teachers at Tennessee Tech University. She also teaches graduate courses in curriculum, qualitative research, program planning and evaluation, and STEM Education. Dr. Anthony is active and successful in securing funding for, designing, and delivering high quality professional development programs for mathematics teachers with an emphasis on pedagogical content knowledge. Since 2005 she has served as principal investigator, co-PI, director, instructor, or consultant on 29 large externally funded grant programs totaling more than $10MM. Her projects have spanned topics including best practices for the teaching of mathematics, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), and the improvement of student achievement and learning. She focuses on teaching strategies that incorporate inquiry and problem-solving, as well as higher-order thinking and reasoning.

Science

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Kelly Ramey
Instructor
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kramey@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 305 / Box 5042
931-372-3191

Social Studies

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James Akenson
Professor
BA University of Minnesota. MA, PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison
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JAkenson@tntech.edu
Curriculum and Instr Office
Bartoo Hall (BART) 310A / Box 5042
931-372-3066
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James E. Akenson received his B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Minnesota and his MA and PhD in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Akenson is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Tennessee Technological University where he teaches elementary social studies methods, secondary social studies methods, graduate classes including in social studies and country music as well as a PhD seminar in Educational Issues. Akenson co-founder and Co Chair of the International Country Music Conference (www.internationalcountrymusic.org), served as Treasurer and President of the Tennessee Folklore Society, and President and Executive Director of the Tennessee Council for the Social Studies (TCSS). Akenson is a member of the TCSS Board of Directors and maintains the TCSS FaceBook Wall. He has written extensively on social studies education and the use of country music in the K-12 curriculum. In addition, Akenson has presented on the use of roots based music at the local, state, national, and international level. In 2002, Akenson keynoted the Australian Country Music Conference and taught roots music demonstration lessons in elementary and secondary schools in Queensland.