Dr. Elizabeth Hunter earned her B.A. in Fine Art from Old Dominion University and her M.Ed. in Special Education concentrating in MR, LD, and ED at Regent University. In 2005 Hunter became a Doctor of Education in Special Education and Communications. Her doctoral studies culminated into a final dissertation that incorporated an ethnographic documentary film about the expressed opinions of young adults with Down Syndrome about their classroom placement.
Hunter is an assistant professor in the School of Education M.Ed. K-12 Special Education and Reading Specialist programs and the Ed. S. Educational Leadership with Special Education emphasis program. She has built years of experience in the field of Special Education as well as Communication Technology especially in television and video education production. Hunter has been involved in numerous publications and presentations in her areas of expertise and holds honors and awards for her contributions to both fields.
Using her talents as a painter, photographer and production designer, Hunter has successfully worked in film and television production since 1979. She has won several awards for her contribution to television and film, one in particular an after-school special that earned her the honor and privilege to judge for the Annual Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards. She has been a voting member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences since 1987.
Hunter currently holds appointments and positions of leadership in both fields in her church and community. She serves as the president of the Virginia Federation of Council for Exceptional Children and represents the VA CEC at the International Council for Exceptional Children Representative Assembly and Leadership sessions.
She consults with ETS in assessment development of the Special Education and the Intellectual Disabilities PRAXIS II exams. Additionally Hunter consults privately with schools, churches and parents in the areas of exceptional disabilities especially Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities.
Hunter has expertise in instructional technology and media and enhances her on-line and face-to-face courses and publications with visual media technology. She presents her course curriculum using her skills to turn words into pictures and uses video streaming as an educational tool. She has also been instrumental in turning the hybrid courses into an online format providing content to students nationally and internationally.
Hunter pursues ethnographic research to produce educational and documentary film with content based on grounded research that is appropriate for use in higher education. She writes and produces educational articles and books utilizing instructional videos and documentary film that educate and entertain. She has embarked on the production of a documentary series and book called Waking Up With Jack, an autobiographical story that touches on how a family deals with Down Syndrome and all the things that go along with it. It is an ongoing examination of special needs students.
Awards and Distinctions:
Distinctive Service Award, Regent University 2014
President’s Service Award. VA CEC. 2012-2013
SOE Faculty recognition for collective works http://librarylink.regent.edu/?p=1110 Regent
University Women Faculty Research Elizabeth Hunter Ed.D. (2012)
Regent University Library Celebrates Women’s History Month March 2010. Regent University
Women Faculty Research http://www.regent.edu/lib/research/bibliographies/Regent%20University%20Women%20Faculty %20Research.pdf
Distinctive Service Award, Regent University 2009
Who’s Who in America 2010 edition, published in 2009
Beasley Scholarship Award 2004/2005
Beasley Scholarship Award 2003/2004
Regent University Faculty Research Grant 2003
Deans Scholarship 2002/2003
Beasley Scholarship Award 2001/2002
Regent University Paulist Award 2001
Stallings Scholarship Award 2000/2001
Dooner Scholarship Award 1999/2000
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies 2003
Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities 2002
Emmy Craft Citation Award for Contribution Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 1987
Hunter, E. (2014). "The Critical Parent and Educator Liaison for Students with Exceptionalities: Points of Consideration." VA CEC Research to Practice K-12 Scholarship e-journal. Retrieve from http://www.virginiacec.org/journal_virginia_cec.htm
Hunter, E. and Jordan, H. (2012). "The Inclusion/Exclusion Factor." VA CEC Research to Practice K-12 Scholarship Winter e-journal. Retrieve from http://www.virginiacec.org/journal_virginia_cec.htm
Hunter, O. & Hunter, E. (2010). "Our kid has more chromosomes than your kid does." VA CEC Research to Practice K-12 Scholarship e-journal. Retrieve from http://www.virginiacec.org/journal_virginia_cec.htm
Hunter, E. & Jordan, H. (2009) "Students Need Innovative Educational Tools in the Classroom Now." i-manager’s Journal on School Educational Technology. Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District: i-manager Publications. Retrieve from http://www.imanagerpublications.com/AuthorLoginPage.aspx
Jordan, H. & Hunter, E. (2004). "Top ten techniques to improving presentation of online classes." Center for Teaching & Learning eNews, 4(10). Retrieve from http://www.regent.edu/admin/ctl/enews/display_selected_article.cfm?article_id=105
Hunter, E. (2003). "Actors and teachers. Anthology Balancing Instruction and Assessment Through Differentiation" [CD-Rom]. Virginia Beach, VA: Regent University.
Jordan, H., Thompson, C. & Hunter, E. (2012). Beach Ball Banner 2nd edition book. Boston, MA: Pearson Publishing
Arroyo, A., Selig, W. G., Jordan, H., Baggaley, K. & Hunter, E. (2010). Loving our differences for Teachers. Boston, MA: Pearson Publishing.
Jordan, H., Derrick, M. & Hunter, E. (2008). Ladies who lead: Voices of authentic character: Women in the Role of School Superintendent. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris Publishing.
Jordan, H., Hunter, E., Thompson, C., & Murden, S. (2008). Beach Ball Banter, Learning Strategies. Norfolk, VA: BIHP & Publishing
Jordan, H., Hunter, E., & Derrick, M. (2008). Ladies who lead: Voices of authentic character: Women in the Role of School Superintendent [Book/DVD]. Norfolk, VA: BIHP & Publishing.
Chapter 12, "Miracles." Hunter, E. In A. Arroyo, H. Jordan, Robertson, P. (ED.) The secret kingdom for educators. Boston, MA: Pearson Publishing. 2011.
"Children’s Issues in the Bahamas." Hunter E. In S. Lutjens (Ed.) The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children’s Issues Worldwide: North American and Caribbean. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2008.
Book Review: review of Robert E. Owens, Jr. (2012). Language development: An introduction, 8th edition. Allyn & Bacon Communication Sciences and disorders Series.480 pp. Pearson Publishing, 2013
Bird In Hand Productions & Publishing Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads
VITA EMAH Spring 2014
Phi Delta Kappa
Virginia Council for Exceptional Children International Council for Exceptional Children Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia