Dr. Stephen D. Lapan Doctoral Forum

We would like to welcome you to the Second Annual Dr. Stephen D. Lapan Doctoral Forum. The primary goal of the conference is to provide doctoral students with an opportunity to a) meet and interact with each other and faculty b) improve their grant-/publication-/CV-writing skills, and c) prepare for calls for papers and presentations (CFP).

Date: Friday April 11th to Saturday April 12th
Location: COE Rm 204
Registration: Free, limited to 40 attendees


April 11

9:00 - 9:30       Registration, Coffee
9:30 -12:30      Workshop (Kenneth Henson) : Successful grant writing
12:30 – 1:15     Lunch
1:15 - 2:30       Webinar (Dawn Armfield) : Successful letter of application & CV
2:30 – 4:30      A plan for scholarship (Chih-Hsiung Tu) and Help! What do I do with this call from AERA for conference proposals? (Viki Ross) 

Apr. 12

9:00 - 9:30  Registration, Coffee
9:30-12:30  Workshop (Kenneth Henson) : Successful writing for publication 

You can register for this Forum by sending your full name to Hie-Myung.Jo@nau.edu by March 14th.

Forum Presenters

Kenneth T. Henson:  “Successful grant writing/ Successful writing for publication”

The two workshops will be held by Dr. Kenneth T. Henson.  Dr. Henson is The Citadel’s Distinguished Professor of Education in Charleston, SC., and has written more than 30 funded grants on various topics.  Some of his many published books include Writing for Publication, Grant Writing in Higher Education, and Successful Grant Writing for School Leaders. 

Below are the links to find where you can purchase his books.

Writing For Publication
Grant Writing in Higher Education
Successful Grant Writing for School Leaders

Dawn M. Armfield: “Successful letter of application & CV” (Webinar)

Dawn M. Armfield, Assistant Professor in the English Department at Frostburg State University, has a PhD in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication, teaches business, technical, and visual communications, and successfully navigated last year’s academic job market (with over 20 phone interviews). Not only does she teach undergraduates how to develop quality cover letters, résumés, and online portfolios, but has worked with several graduate students to fine-tune their own cover letters, CVs, and websites for entry onto the job market.

Vicki Ross: “Help! What do I do with this call from AERA for conference proposals?”

Vicki Ross, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at Northern Arizona University and teaches in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Her areas of expertise are mathematics education, teacher knowledge/development/growth, and narrative inquiry.  She is this year’s chair of the Narrative and Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. She has served on editorial boards and professional associations.

Chih-Hsiung Tu: “A plan for scholarship”

Chih-Hsiung Tu, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Technology at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, and an educational/instructional technology consultant with experience in distance education, open network learning, technology training in teacher education, online learning community, learning organization, mobile learning, personal learning environment, MOOCs, and global digital learning. He has authored more than 40 journal articles, more than 25 book chapters, authored three books, multiple honors as keynote speaker, professional development, professional conference presentations, and others.  


For any questions, feel free to contact Hie-Myung.Jo@nau.edu.