category: Recognition Dr. Jeff Hamilton, Ed.D. By Gardner-Webb University On March 1, 2020 Associate Professor/Program Coordinator, College of Education Dr. Hamilton successfully completed the International Leadership Association’s (ILA) Leadership Education Academy certification program. The Leadership Education Academy is designed to advance one’s ability to teach leadership foundations and theory while exploring and practicing a range of instructional strategies and pedagogies for use in credit-based leadership courses and programs. Previous Recognition March 2021 Dr. Hamilton presented “Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Learning Environment and the American Public School” at the refereed spring 2020 Critical Questions in Education (CQIE) Conference in Seattle, Washington. His work examined the implications and ramifications of Psychologist Robin Hogarth’s research on kind and wicked learning environments when viewed via the lens of the classroom learning environment in twenty-first century public school classrooms. The conference, sponsored by the Academy For Educational Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, provides an opportunity for practitioners to reflect, listen, and learn from others on issues of importance to education.