West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg faculty member selected as 2007 PTK Faculty Scholar.
CONTACT: Dianne Davis, instructor of business technology, 304-372-6992.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dianne Davis, a member of the West Virginia University at Parkersburg faculty, has been selected as a Faculty Scholar for the 2007 Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar Conference and 2007 Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Institute.
Ms. Davis is one of only 24 people who were selected for the honor. Applicants had to be PTK advisors who have exhibited exceptional knowledge of the current Honors Study Topic "Gold, Gods, and Glory: The Global Dynamics of Power," and demonstrated excellence in teaching.
The Faculty Scholar Conference, sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, was held at PTK's Center for Excellence in Jackson, MS, February 1-4. The conference prepares the Faculty Scholars to serve as group facilitators at the PTK International Honors Institute. During the conference, Faculty Scholars heard presentations on a variety of issues concerning the global dynamics of power and participated in discussion groups throughout the four-day conference.
The 39th annual International Honors Institute will be held at the Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, on June 18-23, 2007. During this conference, Ms. Davis and the other PTK Scholars will lead groups of 15-20 honor students in seminar discussions of the issues presented throughout the week.
Ms. Davis is an instructor of business technology at WVU Parkersburg's Jackson County Center. She received her bachelor of science degree from WVU Parkersburg and her master's from WVU. She has taught full-time for the college since 2003.
Headquartered in Jackson, MS, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,200 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually.