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Headshot Dr. Susan RenoeFaculty Spotlight – Dr. Susan Renoe

MU Assistant Vice Chancellor For Research Sponsors CTE Research Fellow

The University of Missouri will have a role in bridging the gaps in Postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) research. Susan Renoe, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, Extension and Engagement for MU, is sponsoring a 2020 Postsecondary CTE Research Fellow.

Dr. Renoe will sponsor Bryanne Peterson, Ph.D., throughout her year long fellowship regarding her project, a mixed-method exploratory study, designed to investigate Postsecondary CTE practitioners’ perceptions and attitudes toward assessment and evaluation as an instructional practice.

Drs. Renoe and Peterson met while Renoe served as a mentor for Dr. Peterson through the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program sponsored by the ECMC Foundation that facilitate improvements that affect education outcomes. “It was a natural next step for her to apply for the postdoctoral fellowship through North Carolina State University,” Renoe said.

Dr. Peterson is one of 18 fellows selected from across the nation to participate in the CTE fellowship program at North Carolina State University. The program was established with the intent to enhance and strengthen postsecondary CTE research to improve student success according to College of Education News.

Dr. Renoe said she became interested in sponsoring Dr. Peterson because “her work at the intersection of broader impacts and workforce development is aligned with the goals of the national Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) and her skill set complements our team well.”Headshot Dr. Bryanne Peterson

“Mentoring from Dr. Susan Renoe has absolutely helped prepare me for this experience,” Dr. Peterson said. “Beyond the skills she’s helped me advance, working with Susan over the past year has helped me learn not to settle when it comes to my role in the academy. Because of her mentorship, I am no longer compromising my family needs to fit in the academy; instead, I’m carving out a place for myself in the academy where I can contribute in a way that allows me to be the parent, spouse, daughter, and researcher I want to be.”

The fellowship program officially starts on March 15th. Dr. Renoe said she looks forward to this experience. “Bryanne is an excellent researcher and evaluator, and I have learned as much from her as she has learned from me through the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) program, and I look forward to continuing the partnership.”

“Bryanne will be developing and creating resources in conjunction with the national Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) that is housed at MU for researchers to incorporate career and technical duction into their broader impact plans”, Dr. Renoe said.

Dr. Peterson earned her doctorate in Integrative STEM Education. Her research acts as a conduit between field, bridging CTE to Broader Impacts and other disciplines. She said she explores the role of evaluation in creating change, especially as it relates to integrative active learning opportunities and career development for K-16 students. She hopes to build a network while learning from others in the field that examine the relationship between CTE and Broader Impacts.