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COE Research Retreat

COE Research Retreat

Friday, April 12th, 2019

At this year’s COE Research Retreat, we will have an external speaker, Dr. Lisa Dieker, who will share with us information about TeachLivE (both the teaching and research capacity) given that she was a co-creator of this tool. And then Dr. Dieker, who has been highly successful in garnering external funds from industry, foundations, and federal agencies, will share her experiences with us about what makes for a successful grant submission. (Please see her short bio below.) Faculty are welcome to attend all or parts of the retreat and are welcome to invite grant collaborators. We encourage you to include current or potential grant collaborators because interdisciplinary projects have a higher chance of funding. We will also invite research associate deans from other colleges to attend the grants portion of the retreat.

The retreat will be held in Statesboro, the room to be determined after we receive RSVPs – so please contact Ms. Janina Jones ( to let her know if you will attend and how many guests you plan to invite. We will video the formal presentation portions of the event to share with those who cannot attend in person.


·9:00-10:00 am - Discussion and demonstration of TeachLivE (both for teaching and research)  

·10:00-12:00 pm - Grants overview and tips

·12:00-12:30 pm - Lunch break and casual conversation with group

·12:30-2:00 pm - Time for people to sign up for individual grant consultations (15 or 30 minute slots, depending on how many request them)

·2:00-3:00 pm - Small group discussion with special education faculty about professional preparation grants (e.g., OSEP)  

Dr. Lisa Dieker is a Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar at the University of Central Florida. She received her undergraduate and master's degrees from Eastern Illinois University and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Her primary area of research focuses on collaboration between general and special education with a specific interest in the unique opportunities that exist in for students in urban and rural settings. She also has a passion for how technology can be used to impact teacher preparation and student learning. She holds a patent for the creation of a teacher simulator, TLE TeachLivE™, being used in over 90 universities and in industries across the globe. As the Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar, she oversees a $3.5M endowment and collaboratively works with outstanding UCF faculty in mathematics and science to Direct the Lockheed Martin/UCF Mathematics and Science Academy. The Academy has produced over 550 teacher leaders in STEM education. She has chaired over 32 dissertations and served on 34 committees across numerous disciplines. Dr. Dieker has received and managed more than $16 million in grant funding from foundations, corporations, local/state partnerships, National Science Foundation, Office of Special Education Programs, and AERA.  She has provided over 100 keynotes, and has produced 5 books and over 65 articles and chapters. She currently serves on numerous editorial review boards and is the past Associate Editor and Editor of three journals. She also is the parent and a sibling of persons with disabilities. 

Friday, April 12 at 9:00am to 3:00pm

College of Education (Statesboro Campus)
275 C.O.E. Dr., Statesboro, GA 30458


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