W. Eric Grossman

Associate Professor

Directs the initiatives at Emory & Henry College aimed at expanding programs for non-degree-seeking learners. These programs range from summer camps for youth to continuing education for professionals, and fall under the futureEd+ umbrella.

Through a long career as an educator, Dr. Grossman has strived to connect learners with meaningful experiences. He was inspired to teach first in outdoor education, transitioning to classroom science teaching, then college teaching, and now serves primarily as an administrator for innovative programs in higher education.

Education

  • University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    EdD Teaching and Learning
    MAT Science Teaching
  • Brown University, Providence, RI
    BA Human Evolutionary Ecology.

Teaching

Courses taught at Emory & Henry include:

CORE 100: Cyber Virtue

ETLA 100: Self-Motivated Learning

EDUC 320: Technology and Instructional Design

EDUC 450/550: Curriculum and Instruction

ETLA 201: Foundations II

Research

 

Grossman, W.E., and Vess, J. 2017. How can faculty create an environment in which students naturally share and archive artifacts of project based learning?” AAEEBL SE Regional Conference. University of Virginia.

Vess, J., Gonzalo, B., Funkhouser, B., and Grossman, W.E. 2017. Using ePortfolios to Promote and Unify Integrative Learning. AAEEBL SE Regional Conference. University of Virginia.

Grossman, W.E. 2016. How High Schools Will Grow With Online Social Networks. Educational Practice and Reform. http://journals.radford.edu/index.php/EPR/issue/view/10

Grossman, W.E., and Fleet, Christine M. 2016. Changes in acceptance of evolution in a college-level general education course. Journal of Biological Education.

Grossman, W.E., and Fleet, Christine M. (2014). Using Assessment to Foster Paradigm Shifts in Students Ways of Knowing. Poster presented at the General Education and Assessment Conference of AAC&U. February 28th. Portland, OR.

Grossman, W.E. (2013). The Attraction of Unicycling: A Lesson for Learning Complex Skills. Teach Magazine, September/October. Ontario.

Grossman, W.E. (2013). Does Role Play Increase Acceptance of Evolution? Paper presented at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching. Greensboro, NC.

Grossman, W.E. (2012). Sneaking important topics in the back door – and other ways to engage your students. Educational Horizons. Vol 90. Re-published in Go Teach (5/8/2012). http://www.futureeducators.org/goteach/2012/05/08/sneaking-important-topics-in-through-the-back-door-and-other-ways-to-engage-your-students/

Grossman, W.E., and Fleet, Christine M., (2012). Does confronting scientific misconception in an inquiry based general education course yield concept change? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Athens GA.

Grossman, W.E. (2011). A Refresher Course from Driving School. Phi Delta Kappan. 92(7).

Grossman, W.E. (2011). Student-faculty partnerships to promote technology adoption among faculty and develop instructional design skills among students. Paper presented at the AILACTE annual conference, San Diego.

Grossman, W.E. (2011). Building collegiality among student teachers using online collaboration tools. Paper presented at the AILACTE annual conference, San Diego.

Grossman, W.E. and Arnold, D.(2011). A Habit of Collaboration: Using technology while building professional relationships during teacher preparation. International Journal of Instructional Media. 38(4).

Grossman, W.E. (2010). Engaging pre-Professionals: Formative assessment of student teachers through shared narrative reflection. Presented at the National Evaluation Institute annual conference, Williamsburg, VA.

Grossman, W.E. (2010). Student-faculty partnerships to promote technology adoption among faculty and develop instructional design skills among students. Presented at the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE) annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

Grossman, W.E. (2010). Building collegiality among student teachers using online collaboration tools. Presented at AILACTE annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

Grossman, W.E. (2010). Enhancing Supervision with Video Blogging: A Model. The Teacher Educators’ Journal. 17.

Grossman, W.E. (2009). Video Blogging by Students to Demonstrate Situated Learning in Diverse Settings. Paper presented at the Virginia Association of Teacher Educators (VA-ATE) Conference, Sweetbriar, VA.

Grossman, W.E. (2009). Video Blogging by Students to Demonstrate Situated Learning. Presented at the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Grossman, W.E. and Redvers-Lee, (2008). Measuring the Phenomenology of Service Learning. Academic Exchange Quarterly. 12(3).

Grossman, W.E. (2007). Remote Controlled Classrooms. Secondary English. Website: http://secondaryenglish.com. Link currently broken.

Grossman, W.E. (2007). Remote Control: Adapting Class Discussions with Real Time Data Collection. Paper presented at the TechEd conference in Ontario, CA.

Grossman, W.E. (2001). Probeware in the Science Classroom. Paper presented at the Kentucky Teaching and Learning Conference, Louisville, KY.

Grossman, W.E. (1994). Annotated Bibliography of Environmental Education Resources. Paper presented at the Kentucky Association of Environmental Education conference, Louisville, KY.

Professional Experience

Instructor for Teaching & Learning Institute  of the Appalachian College Association (2018)

Summer workshop for regional faculty

 

Principal Investigator / Project Director - Teach with Technology Grant (2010-2012)  

Awarded $20,000 by Verizon to support student-faculty technology partnerships

 

AILACTE Scholar (2010)

Awarded by the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education to pursue scholarship at Emory & Henry

  • W. Eric Grossman, EdD
    W. Eric Grossman, EdD

Contact Info

PO Box 944
Emory, VA 24327

276-944-6216

Location:

McGlothlin-Street Hall