Two TLES faculty members awarded grant

Feb. 5, 2014

headshot of Dr. Jones

Dr. Jeffrey Jones

Dr. Jeffrey Jones and Dr. Tetyana Koshmanova, both faculty members in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies (TLES), have received awards of $2000 each from the first opening of the College of Education and Human Development Grant Program, administered by the Tate Center.

Associate Professor Dr. Jeffrey Jones grant is titled “Exploring Organizational Strategies and Participant Experience in the Young Adult Diversion Court” and will run through November of 2014. The project has been awarded $2000 and serves to “initiate an applied study of organizational context, strategies, and participant experience in the Young Adult Diversion Court (YADC), using observations of planning meetings, court sessions, and youth programming, participant surveys, and interviews to determine how involvement affects participants’ perceptions and outcomes,” as described by Dr. Jones in his proposal.

Assisting in this grant is Ricky Pope, a doctoral student from the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology within the College of Education and Human Development. Ricky will engage in data collection, analysis and the writing of results for dissemination and work closely with Brittany Tinnon, a senior in Criminology and Sociology.

headshot of Dr. KoshmanovaDr. Tetyana Koshmanova

The second grant awarded by the CEHD Grant Program is to TLES Professor, Dr. Tetyana Koshmanova.  The title of her grant is “Development of Critical Thinking, Entrepreneurship and Social Mobility of Faculty and Students in Ukraine” and will run through January of 2015.

The purpose of this grant is to “encourage and support data collection for the first phase of the upcoming three-year collaborative international program on the development of critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and social mobility of Ukrainian faculty and students at Western Michigan University.  The ultimate goal of the larger project is to build the foundation and procedures for the development of Ukrainian students’ dual enrollment programs at Western Michigan University,” as described by Dr. Koshmanova in her proposal.