May 25, 2022

Reynolds Appointed to TESOL Professional Dev. Council

Patricia Reynolds, assistant professor in the College of Education, has been appointed by the TESOL Executive Board to the Professional Development Professional Council of TESOL International.

The Professional Development Professional Council (PDPC) assists TESOL International Association in identifying professional development needs based on issues and developments in English language teaching. Reynolds’ research in teacher education of non-native speakers of English was cited in the appointment in addition to the numerous events in professional development she has provided to the commonwealth of Virginia through the state grant course offered through the University of Mary Washington. Her appointment to this council is for three years.

Reynolds Presents Research on Teacher Preparation

Patricia Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Education, presented a research paper at the Conference on Higher Education Teaching and Learning in Paisley, Scotland, on June 28, 2017. The conference was dedicated to the theme of “Creating Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education” and Dr. Reynolds’ research area looks at the efficacy issues of the non-native English speaking educator.

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UMW Awards Top Honors at Commencement

The University of Mary Washington presented its top honors awards during commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. Rachelle Serena Dambrose of Virginia received the Colgate W. Darden Jr. Award, which is presented to the student with the highest grade-point average (GPA) in the four-year undergraduate program. Dambrose finished with a 3.99 […]

Reynolds Presents Research at International Conference

Patricia Reynolds presented her current research “Can you Hear Me? Non-Native English Teachers’ Perceptions of their Listening Skills” at the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Birmingham, UK, on April 13, 2016. Reynolds’ research into the efficacy issues present in the non-native English-speaking teacher population is in collaboration with colleagues at three European universities.

Reynolds Publishes Article in NELTA ELT Forum

Patricia Reynolds of the College of Education has had an article published in the February 2016 NELTA ELT Forum, an official publication of Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA), which works for the professional development of English teachers and teacher educators.

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College of Education Professor Named to International Advisory Board

Dr. Patricia Reynolds has been named to the International Advisory Board for EDULEARN14. It is designed to discuss the latest developments in the field of teaching and  learning methodologies, educational projects and innovations and new technologies applied to education and research. The EDULEARN14  Advisory Board has been created as a consultant body with the specific aim of getting new ideas and proposals in international education. It is composed of selected professors and researchers from all continents around the world.

Reynolds to Present at International Conference

Dr. Patricia Reynolds’ paper “Differentiate to Make A Difference: The Culturally Responsive 21st Century Classroom Environment” has been accepted for presentation by the International Conference on Education Research and Innovation in Seville, Spain this coming November 2013. The paper will also be published in the peer-reviewed Proceedings from the conference. This conference is hosted to bring together international educators working on language policy and programs in the European Union.

Reynolds Named to Fulbright Reviewing Committee

The Institute of International Education (IIE) annually conducts scholarship competitions for U.S. graduate students wishing to pursue study, research or professional training abroad under the Fulbright-Hays Program sponsored by the United States Department of State and for other awards offered by foreign governments, universities and private donors. To assist in the selection of candidates, the Institute convenes a National Screening Committee comprised of area specialists and authorities in various fields to review applications and nominate candidates to the award sponsors. Dr. Patricia Reynolds, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, has been selected to work this year on the National Screening Committee for English Language Teaching Assistants for Western Europe.

Patricia Reynolds to Present Research

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Patricia Reynolds

Patricia E. Reynolds, assistant professor in the College of Education, and Caroline Noxon, a 2012 M.Ed. graduate, will present at the Virginia ESL Supervisors Conference on Saturday, Feb. 2 in Richmond.

The presentation, “‘You Can’t Talk To Me Like That’: Origins and Attitudes of Elementary Classroom Teachers about Bilingual Code Switching,” is based on Noxon’s research for her master’s thesis.

Reynolds has been invited to present her doctoral research, “Learning the Ropes: Children Crossing Cultures,” at the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language meeting in Liverpool, U.K. in April 2013.