Prior to joining Franciscan University, Dr. McVey served a 9-year tenure as a K-8 Educator in a rural school in Southeast Ohio. She was recognized as an outstanding classroom teacher being awarded as a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar in Teaching.
Dr. McVey has a research interest in issues related to educational leadership, particularly teacher education programs, effective teaching, mentoring and teacher induction.
She has presented on these issues at the local and state levels. She has co-authored with faculty on numerous educator preparation issues, the most recent being a model for educators and administrators to self-reflect on their professional skills through the lens of PROFEss (professionalism, relationship with others and their own faith journey, formation, and evangelization of PK-12 students, McVey & Poyo, 2019).
During Dr. McVey’s tenure in education, she has served as an evaluator of educators throughout Ohio, on numerous local and state leadership committees, consulted for the Ohio Department of Higher Education with numerous educator program approval processes, facilitated three departmental accreditation reviews, and served the education department as chairperson for 13 years.
Ed. D. – Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
M.A. Education – Muskingum College (New Concord, OH)
B.S. Education – Ohio University (St. Clairsville, OH)
THE HEART AND SOUL OF OUR CLINICAL PARTNERSHIPS: Strategic Partnerships, Presentation: National Conference Professional Development Schools, Las Vegas, NV, (2012)
OHIO UNIVERSITY BELMONT, HONORS AND RECOGNITION CONVOCATION SPEECH, (2012) Ohio University Belmont, Honors and Recognition Convocation Speech, (2012)
SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING, LESSONS LEARNED FROM A PILOT STUDY IN EDUCATOR PREPARATION, PRESENTATION: STATE CONFERENCE, OHIO CONFERENCE OF TEACHER EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS, (2014) Synchronous Online Distance Learning, Lessons Learned From a Pilot Study in Educator Preparation, Presentation: State Conference, Ohio Conference of Teacher Education Organizations, (2014)
RESEARCH PANEL ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHER PREPARATION With Petri, S., Poyo, S., Smith, M.L. & Pratt, K. (2015). Research Panel on Professional Development and Teacher Preparation for K-12 Online and Blended Settings. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 1369-1371). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).