- Tina Heafner
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
TINA L. HEAFNER is Professor in the Department of Middle, Secondary, and K–12 Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she also serves as the Coordinator of the M.Ed. and Minor in Secondary Education programs. Her research interests include social studies marginalization and policy, teacher autonomy and praxis, online and technology mediated learning, and social studies literacy. Selected recent publications include: Fitchett, P. G., Heafner, T. L., & Lambert, R. (2014). Examining social studies marginalization: A multilevel analysis. Educational Policy, 28(1), 40–68. Heafner, T., McIntyre, E., & Spooner, M. (2014). The CAEP standards and research on educator preparation programs: Linking clinical partnerships with program impact. Peabody Journal of Education: Issues of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, 89(4), 516–532.
- Michelle Plaisance
MICHELLE PLAISANCE is Assistant Professor of English and TESOL at Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She teaches graduate courses in pedagogy and theory related to second language acquisition and English learners in U.S. schools. Her research interests include the social context of learning English as a second language and the educational experiences of language minorities in monolingual classrooms in the New South. Selected recent publications include: Plaisance, M. Shockey, L., & McDaniel, P. (2015). From black and white to technicolor: Demographic change in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. In R. Mickelson, S. Smith, & A. Nelson (Eds.), Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: School Desegregation and Resegregation in Charlotte (pp. 119-136). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press. Heafner, T. L., & Plaisance, M. (2014). Exploring synchronous text chat in remotely-delivered early field experiences. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 25(3), 327–352.