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Faculty Research Forum features Dr. Dot Hively November 12

ISSUED: 5 November 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Dr. Dot Hively, director of support services and associate professor of special education at Shepherd University, will discuss her book, “Shepherd University,” as Shepherd’s faculty research forum final talk this semester Tuesday, November 12 at 12:30 p.m. at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies auditorium.

The book tells the story of Shepherd University from its beginning in 1871 through photographs and stories compiled from the Shepherd Archives, the Office of University Communications, alumni, and past issues of the school yearbook “The Cohongoroota” and the school newspaper “The Picket.” Beginning with early presidents and school activities, Hively wrote “Shepherd University” through the lens of teacher education, recognizing Shepherd’s beginning as a normal school.

Hively earned her doctorate degree at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1994. She completed master’s degrees in special education at Adelphi University, and college student development and administration at Shepherd, and a post-master’s advanced certificate in education administration at Hofstra University. Following a career in public education with the New York City Board of Education and East Hampton, New York, public schools, and teaching at CUNY Baruch College, she retired and relocated to Maryland. She began teaching at Shepherd in 2005 and became the director of disability support services in 2012.

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