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Teaching & curriculum doctoral student receives Emerging Scholar Award at international conference

Keirah Comstock receives Emerging scholar award at International Conference

Warner School of Education doctoral student Keirah Comstock received an Emerging Scholar Award at the 16th International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies held April 13-14, 2023, at the University of Malta. 

The award is presented to a small number of graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference themes. The theme of the 2023 conference was centered on “Smart Education 4.0 Empowering Learners and Educators.”

The international conference attendees include leaders in the field, as well as emerging scholars who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of topics and perspectives. 

Emerging Scholar Awardees not only participate in the conference and present their work but play a critical role in the conference by chairing sessions, providing technical assistance, and presenting their research papers. Comstock was the chairperson for the event’s online-only, asynchronous-themed panel sessions. She followed the sessions, read all the proposals for the sessions, and asked questions or made comments on each of the proposals during the conference.

“I am grateful to have this opportunity to collaborate with the team and encounter experts from different places,” says Comstock. “This gathering reminds me of just how crucial our research is, not only for us as scholars to progress but also for our students.”

Comstock, a doctoral student in teaching & curriculum, has taught K-12 and higher education internationally and domestically as an ENL teacher and art instructor since 2006. She has also worked with K-12 teachers as a teacher educator. She completed her BA in graphic design, multimedia, and photography, MSED in New York State initial TESOL, MS in international TESOL, and an MFA in photography. Her research interests include instructional technology, technology in education, inclusive teaching, multilingual education, and art in education. 

Founded in 2006, the e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Research Network is brought together around a common concern for new technologies in learning and an interest in exploring possibilities for innovative pedagogies.