Location: Eunice & James L. West Library B36
Join us for a Mitchell-Reed Community of Learners Lecture at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Library Orientation Room. Dr. Twyla Miranda, Professor of Education, will present on her recently published book The Value of Academic Discourse: Conversations That Matter, with coauthor and Texas Wesleyan alum Dr. Jeffrey Herr, Associate Professor at Tarrant County College. Brown bag lunches are welcome; light refreshments provided by the Office of the Provost.
Influenced and mentored by the late Dr. Ron Reed, Dr. Twyla Miranda and Dr. Jeffrey Herr will present the theme of holding important academic conversations from their recently published book The Value of Academic Discourse: Conversations That Matter (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018). Learning to make space and time for academic conversations resonates throughout the ten chapters. The journey of gathering material, writing and publishing the book will also be discussed. Guest authors who contributed chapters may be present to elaborate further on their notion of conversations in educational settings.
Twyla Miranda took her B.S. in Education from Abilene Christian University, her M.Ed. from the University of Central Oklahoma and her Ph.D. in Elementary Education from the University of North Texas in Denton. She has served as chair and/or director of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs at Texas Wesleyan University as well as faculty chair of the University Assembly.
Jeffrey Herr holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications, a master of arts in teaching, and a doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from Texas Wesleyan University and currently serves as full-time associate professor position at Tarrant County College.