Education Department Faculty

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Jennifer Broome, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education
(910) 630-7060
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Jennifer Broome, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., New York University

Bio:

Jennifer Broome, Ph.D., is assistant professor of Education at Methodist University. She primarily teaches Educational Psychology, Seminar in Education, and secondary methods courses. Dr. Broome's areas of expertise include gifted education and philosophy’s role in secondary education; her most recent publications include “The Dialogic Dilemma: Pacing Guides as Objects of Analysis,” “Learning Contracts: Tips for Creating Appropriate Instruction for Gifted Students,” and “Towards a Pedagogy of Authenticity: Existential Modes of Teaching and Learning in the Secondary Classroom.” Her professional activities include writing policy papers on the Leandro implementation and reviewing licensing documents for Educator Preparation programs. Dr. Broome recently received the Hunkins article award for best scholarly article from the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum. Dr. Broome received her Ph.D. in English education from New York University. She also presented at the Methodist University B.F. Stone Lyceum in 2018.

(910) 630-7060
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Dr. Beth Carter

Beth Carter, EdD

Vice Provost for Online & Extended Learning; Professor of Education
(910) 630-7425
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Dr. Beth Carter
Beth Carter, EdD

Vice Provost for Online & Extended Learning; Professor of Education

B.S., M.A., East Carolina University; Ed.D., Regent University

Bio:

Dr. Carter comes to Methodist University from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla., where she served as the Associate Vice President in the Division of Continuing Education and Student Services.  She earned her baccalaureate and master's degrees in English from East Carolina University and her Ed.D. from Regent University.  Her major responsibilities at Methodist are directing our Extended Learning Programs (MU at Night, Fort Bragg Campus, and E-Learning), helping to assess all academic programs, and helping with several new strategic planning initiatives, including assisting with the development of our Center for Teaching and Learning.

(910) 630-7425
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Erben, Vickie

Vickie Erben, MA

Assistant Professor of Education; Coordinator, Middle Grades Education
(910) 630-7489
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Erben, Vickie
Vickie Erben, MA

Assistant Professor of Education; Coordinator, Middle Grades Education

B.A., Methodist College; M.A., Campbell University

(910) 630-7489
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Patricia Fecher

Patricia Fecher, EdD

Associate Provost, Academic Operations; Assistant Professor of Education; Director, Field Experience & Student Teaching
(910) 630-7374
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Patricia Fecher
Patricia Fecher, EdD

Associate Provost, Academic Operations; Assistant Professor of Education; Director, Field Experience & Student Teaching

B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.S., University of Dayton; Ed.D., Gardner-Webb University

Bio:

Patricia Fecher is the Associate Provost for Academic Operations, Assistant Professor of Education, and Director of Field Experience and Student Teaching at Methodist University. Dr. Fecher holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Gardner-Webb University, an M.S. in Education from the University of Dayton, and B.S. in Elementary Education & Early Childhood Education from Bowling Green State University. Prior to coming to Methodist, Dr. Fecher worked in the public school system as an ELA Curriculum Coordinator and Instructional Coach. Her areas of research include Adult Learning Theory, Professional Development, and Literacy.

(910) 630-7374
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Maryanne Hickson

Maryanne Hickson

Administrative Assistant, College of Business, Technology, & Professional Studies; Education
(910) 630-7057
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Maryanne Hickson
Maryanne Hickson

Administrative Assistant, College of Business, Technology, & Professional Studies; Education

(910) 630-7057
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Jessica Redcay

Jessica Redcay, EdD

Chair, Education; Assistant Professor of Education
(910) 630-7373
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Jessica Redcay
Jessica Redcay, EdD

Chair, Education; Assistant Professor of Education

B.S., M.Ed., Millersville University; Ed.D., University of Phoenix

Bio:

Jessica D. Redcay, EdD/CI, is an assistant professor of Education at Methodist University. She is the coordinator for the elementary education program. Dr. Redcay teaches Intro to Teaching in the Field, Foundations of Education, Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation of Educational Growth and Research-based Approaches to Teaching Reading, in addition supervising Field Experience. Dr. Redcay's research focuses on effective teaching practices and the integration of educational technology in the classroom, and her most recent publications include Redcay's Virtual Reality Acclimation Model and Redcay's STEMoscope model. Dr. Redcay is accredited for coining the term I-VAKT, which involves adding the "I" for Interactive Technology to the different learning modalities. She is the author of a phonics curriculum titled Ludus Reading. She has contributed to the Pennsylvania Department of Education STEM toolkit, and she is an editor for the international, elementary, STEM, research journal. She is a member of ISTE, ITEEA, DKG, CAP, ILA, NEA, NAEYC, AECT, KTI, and PAECT. Awards and recognitions she has recently received include DKG's Distinguished Female Educator 2021, ISTE's Educator of the Year in Computer Science 2020, PAECT's Special Educator 2020, TEEAP's Teacher of the Year 2019, ITEEA's Teacher of the Year 2020. Jessica received her doctorate of education with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix, and she received her Masters of Education in Language Arts and Literacy from Millersville University, Pennsylvania. She has fifteen years of experience teaching elementary school and working as adjunct professor.
(910) 630-7373
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