School of Professional & Continuing Studies

Welcome New SPCS Students!

We’re excited to launch the new academic year and welcome our new students! New degree-seeking students are encouraged to visit our New Student Portal to review onboarding checklists, to access our student online support hub on Blackboard, and to join Dean Wilson for our Virtual Dean’s Town Hall on Monday, August 15, at 6 p.m. Follow the link to learn more!

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Tom J. Shields
Shields Convenes Civil Rights & Education Roundtable

Tom Shields, associate dean and education program chair, joined VCU collaborators Kim Bridges and Genevieve Siegel-Hawley to convene a roundtable discussion titled “Preserving & Expanding Educational Civil Rights in Virginia.” Researchers, policy experts & civil rights lawyers participated toward developing a research & advocacy network that affirms the role of public education, diversity, and equity in an increasingly multiracial and diverse state.

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Beth N. Teigen
Teigen Named Powhatan Schools Superintendent

Beth Teigen, adjunct assistant professor of education, has been named superintendent of Powhatan County Public Schools effective July 1. She joins Powhatan after serving in Henrico County Public Schools, overseeing the departments of assessment, research and evaluation, as well as policy and constituency relations.

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Linda Fisher Thornton
Thornton Published in EDUCAUSE Special Report

Linda Fisher Thornton, adjunct associate professor of HR management and CEO of Leading in Context, published “Artificial Intelligence and Ethical Accountability” in the June 1, 2022, EDUCAUSE Review Special Report: Artificial Intelligence: Where Are We Now? (pp. 13-17).

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Ann C. Hodges
Hodges Releases 4th Edition of Textbook

Ann Hodges, paralegal studies program chair and professor of law emerita, has released the fourth edition of Public Sector Employment: Cases and Materials, an employment law textbook in which she is a co-author. Hodges has contributed to the textbook since the second edition’s release in 2012.

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