Elizabeth A. Dooley, associate provost for undergraduate academic affairs at West Virginia University, will address graduates at WVU’s College of Human Resources and Education Saturday (May 15) at 9:30 a.m. at the Coliseum.

Author and educator LouAnne Johnson, who was originally scheduled to give the address, will not be able to participate due to illness.

Dooley has worked in higher education for more than 25 years. She chaired the Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies at the College of Human Resources and Education from 1999-2009 and served as director of the statewide Health Sciences Technology Academy, a campus-based outreach and enrichment program for underrepresented high school students, for several years.

Prior to that, she served as WVU’s interim director of the Center for Black Culture and Research.

Dooley earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education from Alderson-Broaddus College and master’s and doctoral degrees from WVU in special education.

Her early career was spent as a special education teacher in Harrison County. She joined WVU in 1985 as a graduate research assistant in WVU’s Learning Disabilities Clinic. She later became a faculty member in the Department of Special Education and Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies.

Dooley is widely published in the field of special education, teacher preparation and multicultural education and has secured numerous grants for programs and training opportunities at WVU. She is also a prominent national speaker and book reviewer.

Some 2,500-3,000 family members and friends are expected to attend the College of Human Resources and Education’s Commencement. About 300 graduating students are set to walk in the ceremony.

A webcast will be available at: http://commencement.wvu.edu/webcasts



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CONTACT: Janey Cink, College of Human Resources and Education
304-293-0224, janey.cink@mail.wvu.edu