College of Education welcomes six new faculty for 2021-2022
Purdue University College of Education is pleased to welcome six new faculty members for the 2021-2022 academic year: Dr. Rawan Atari-Khan, Dr. Luke Bennett, Dr. Helen Bentley, Dr. Jason Morphew, Dr. David Premont, and Dr. David C. Stanley Jr.
Dr. Rawan Atari-Khan is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Educational Studies department. Dr. Atari-Khan received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. Dr. Atari-Khan’s research areas include cross-cultural psychology, the mental health of Arab and Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) immigrant and refugee communities, and well-being/quality of life, resilience, and ethnic/racial identity development.
Dr. Luke Bennett is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Learning Design and Technology in the Curriculum and Instruction department. Dr. Bennett received his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Bennett’s research areas include the management and pedagogy in emerging learning spaces and teaching and learning in virtual and augmented reality environments.
Dr. Helen Bentley is joining as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Literacy & Language in the Curriculum and Instruction department. Dr. Bentley received her doctorate from Purdue University. Dr. Bentley’s research interests focus on social justice work that is embedded in both critical and equity literacy approaches to identity and pre-service teacher education. Her scholarship examines how preservice teachers plan and enact equitable literacy practices with K-5 students using diverse children’s picture books.
Dr. Jason Morphew is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Science Education & Engineering Education in the Curriculum and Instruction department. Dr. Morphew received his doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Morphew’s research areas include learning from both an embodied cognition and a constructivist perspective, and how students interact with learning technologies in self-regulated learning environments.
Dr. David Premont is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English Education in the Curriculum and Instruction department. Dr. Premont received his doctorate in English Education at Purdue University. Dr. Premont’s research areas include writing teacher education, and tension in writing curricula and which strategies help English Language Arts teachers navigate such tension.
Dr. David C. Stanley Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Educational Studies department. Dr. Stanley received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s research areas include mentoring, resilience in underrepresented groups, and strategies to establish healthy communication, as well as research qualitative methodologies, racial/ethnic minority mental health and multicultural issues.
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