December 4, 2023


It's Your Education

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

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

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

“I believe that this professorship will enable me to hone my teaching craft, improve my specialist expansion as a lifelong learner and stimulate me in buying new pedagogical capabilities,” Coneway mentioned. “The professorship also will enrich options for meaningful expert assistance and give funding for ongoing investigate pursuits.”

Established in 2010 in accordance to WT, the professorship is intended to “stimulate academic excellence and improve scholarship, research and instruction for college in the College of Education and learning and Social Sciences.”

“Dr. Coneway is an exceptional selection for the Schaeffer Professorship,” reported Dr. Eddie W. Henderson, dean of the College or university of Education and Social Sciences. “Like Dr. Schaeffer, Betty has a passion for mastering and a devotion to college students, notably in community education and learning. She definitely will stay up to Dr. Schaeffer’s legacy.”

Coneway stated the professorship will let her to go after study into the early identification of dyslexia and into how to assist households of pupils with dyslexia, as perfectly as early childhood intervention and early composing improvement.

“I am thrilled to explore the added benefits of acquiring this generous guidance and search forward to the lots of chances afforded by this appointment,” Coneway claimed.

Described by the college, Coneway has attained degrees from Saint Mary of the Plains Faculty, WT and Texas Tech College. She retains teaching certifications as a generalist, a reading specialist and in English as a Next Language and elementary. She has released operates in Journal of Utilized Research on Small children, Experiential Studying & Training in Larger Instruction, Texas Journal of Literacy Education, and the European Journal of Schooling Sciences, amongst other folks.

“As WT prepares to go community in the tumble with a comprehensive fundraising marketing campaign, the greatest precedence will be investment decision in persons — pupils, school and staff members,” said Dr. Todd Rasberry, vice president for philanthropy and exterior relations. “Establishing school endowments are critical for WT to turn into a doctoral granting regional research university as envisioned in WT 125: From the Panhandle to the Entire world.”