Beacon Professor Schools Peers on Intersection of LD/Science

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Brian Ogle

Dr. Brian W. Ogle presented several workshops and a poster on teaching science to students with learning disabilities and on alternatives to dissection at the National Conference on Science Education. Ogle, an assistant professor of anthrozoology and chair of humanities and general education at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla., joined more than 12,000 educators from around the United States at the event, hosted by the National Science Teachers Association, to explore issues and best practices related to science education.

English Professor Aims Both Barrels at Desperate Lives in Debut Book

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Rourks -Moon Tree collage

Leigh Camacho Rourks has burst onto the publishing scene with guns blazing. Fitting, given plenty of pistol-packing mamas take up gritty residence her debut book, Moon Trees and Other Orphans. “I think my audience are people who like to be transported, who enjoy turning over the grittier rocks, and who know that love is at […]

Beacon Psychology Professor Quoted in New Book on Hate Crimes

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Exposing Hate book cover

In a recent report, the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks American hate groups — found the number of hate groups active nationally rose by four percent in 2017, up to 954 from 917 in 2016. Dr. A.J. Marsden unravels the crazy quilt of hatred in a new book, Exposing Hate: Prejudice, Hatred, and Violence in Action, in which the author Michael Miller cites the Beacon College psychologist.

Beacon Instructor Helps Freshmen Close Book on Reading Struggles

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Dr Bonni Boschee

The familiar slogan for the eponymous organization that champions childhood literary declares reading is fundamental. Fundamental, but not always easy. Particularly for the students who learn differently and attend Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla., America’s first accredited college or university to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences. […]

Fleming Talks Assistive Technology at Annual Media Accessibility Conference

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Dr. James Fleming was a featured speaker last month at the Association of Higher Education and Disability’s 21st annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference in Colorado leading a session on accessible technology and learning disabilities. Using Beacon College as his launchpad, his hour-long lecture explored the growing need to understand and incorporate assistive technology in education and the workplace.

Beacon History Professor Selected for Prestigious Museum Seminar in D.C.

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Christopher Huff

Beacon College historian Dr. Christopher Huff will return to Washington, DC in January to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a faculty seminar exploring how Nazis also targeted the disabled for genocide. “Disability, Eugenics, and Genocide: Nazi Germany, Its Antecedents and Legacy,” the centerpiece of the 2019 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar, examines the history of persecution of persons with disabilities, according to the museum.

Beacon Anthrozoologist to Judge Prestigious National Science Clash

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Brian Ogle

Here comes the judge. Judge Dr. Brian W. Ogle that is. The National Science Teachers Association tapped Ogle, an assistant professor of anthrozoology, to serve as a judge in the celebrated Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition. “Super excited to have been selected as a judge for National Science Teachers Association’s ExploraVision competition,” Ogle said on his Facebook […]

Beacon College History Professor Selected for Prestigious Holocaust Seminar

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Christopher Huff

Beacon College historian Dr. Christopher Huff recently was selected for the 2018 Curt C. and Else Silberman Seminar for Faculty in June at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Launched in 1999, the Silberman Seminar is an initiative of the museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. The […]

Two Beacon Professors Publish Prose and Analysis in Journals

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Dr. William Nesbitt

Two Beacon College professors made their marks in print recently in scholarly and literary journals. Dr. Stefan Krause, assistant professor of anthropology at Beacon College, and Reed M. Perkins, professor of environmental science and chemistry at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina, teamed up on “Adapting to Climate Change Impacts in Yap State, Federated […]