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July 13, 2010
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Baker graduate honored with distinguished dissertation award

Baldwin City, Kan. — Russell (Rusty) Meigs, who earned a Doctorate of Education degree from Baker University in 2010, recently received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Association of Teacher Educators-Kansas. His dissertation was titled “The Development and Pilot of the Technology Integration Matrix Questionnaire.”05.23_Graduation-794

Meigs will receive a monetary award at a future ATE-K meeting where he will explain his work to association members.  The monetary award is to help encourage, recognize and promote exemplary doctoral level research that substantially contributes to the improvement of teacher education. With the state award, he is eligible for the 2011 National ATE competition and plans to enter that competition.  

Meigs is the senior web architect for Olathe District Schools and an adjunct continuing education instructor for Baker University.  He previously served as an e-communication instructor at Olathe Northwest High School.


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