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Elizabeth Hunter, Ed.D.
Assistant ProfessorReading Specialist Concentration ChairExceptional Educational Executive Leadership Concentration Chair757.352.4313More about Elizabeth Hunter, Ed.D.

Elizabeth Hunter, Ed.D.

Bio

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 & 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.

Dr. Hunter is the Reading Specialist and Exceptional Educational Executive Leadership and concentrations chair for the following degree programs:
M.Ed. in Reading Specialist (Endorsement)
M.Ed. in Reading Specialist (without Endorsement)
Ed.D. – Exceptional Education Executive Leadership
Ed.S. in Educational Leadership – Exceptional Education Executive Leadership
Ph.D. in Education – Exceptional Education Executive Leadership

Credentials

Ed. D. - concentration in Special Education and Communications, 2005, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia CAGS - concentration in Special Education and Communications, 2001- 2003, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia M. Ed. - concentration in Special Education in LD, MR, and BD/ED, 2001, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia B.A. - concentration in Fine Art, 1977, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Publications

Articles

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (Spring 2019). Faith & Reason Video Resource: uploaded to the Regent University library data system. Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E., Derrick, M., Wighting, M. (2018). Tablet Technology in Teacher Preparation: A Case Study-The Nook Initiative Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia (ATE VA) Journal.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2016/2017). Faith & Reason Video Resource, Regent University, Faculty Research Grant, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., Hunter, E., Lee, C., Wighting, M., & Derrick, G. (2017). Increasing Intentionality: Tablet Technology in Teacher Preparation, Global Learn. The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Journal.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E., Derrick, M., Wighting, M. (2017) Tablet Technology in Teacher Preparation: A Case Study – The Nook Initiative Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia (ATE VA) Journal.

Hunter, E. (2015). 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., & Jordan, H. (2013). 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, E., & Hunter, O. (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]. Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.

Books

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E., & Derrick, M. (2017). Ladies who lead in education: Nook Publishing. At B & N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ladies-who-lead-in-education-hope- jordan/1120836438?ean=2940149958580 nd

Jordan, H., Thompson, C., & Hunter, E. (2012). Beach Ball Banner 2 edition book. Pearson Publishing: Boston, MA.

Arroyo, A., Selig, W. G., Jordan, H., Baggaley, K., & Hunter, E. (2010). Loving our Differences for Teachers. Pearson Publishing: Boston, MA.

Jordan, H., Hunter, E. & Derrick, M. (2009). Ladies who lead: Voices of authentic character: Women in the Role of School Superintendent. Xlibris Publishing: Bloomington, IN.

Jordan, H., Hunter, E., Thompson, C., & Murden, S. (2008). Beach Ball Banter, Learning Strategies. BIHP & Publishing: Norfolk, VA.

Jordan, H., Hunter, E., & Derrick, M. (2008). Ladies who lead: Voices of authentic character: Women in the Role of School Superintendent [Book/DVD]. BIHP & Publishing: Norfolk, VA.

Chapters

Hunter, E. (2011). "Miracles". In A. Arroyo & H. Jordan (Eds.), The secret kingdom for educators (pp. 157-167). New York, NY: Pearson Learning Solutions.

Hunter, E. (2008). "Children's Issues in the Bahamas", In S. Lutjens (Ed.), The greenwood encyclopedia of children's issues worldwide: North American and Caribbean. (pp. 25-48) : New York, NY: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Book Reviews

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

Presentations

Hunter, E. (July 2018) Dissertation Colloquium. RU SOE Residency, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (June 2018) Understanding Learning and Behavior Challenges, Military Life Councilors, Fleet & Family Services Center, Norfolk, Virginia.

Lee, I. C., Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2017) The Application of Speech Recognition Technology for Addressing the Writing Difficulties and Motivation of Boys in Grades 4- 6. 39th International Conference on Learning Disabilities (CLD), Baltimore, Maryland.

Jordan, H., Lee C. & Hunter, E. (2016) "Speech to Write": A Technology Facilitated Writing Tool for Students with Dysgraphia. Virginia Council for Exceptional children. (VA CEC) 57th Annual conference, Richmond, Virginia.

Jordan, H., Hunter, E., & Lee, I. C. (2017). DragonSpeak Lessons from Summer Writing Program, Norfolk Christian Lower Schools, Norfolk, Virginia.

Lee, I. C., Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2017). DragonSpeak: Let's Learn and Play. A dysgraphia workshop presented at School of Education, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E., & Lee, I. C. (2017). DragonSpeak Lessons from Summer Writing Program, Regent University Dysgraphia Workshop Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., Hunter, E., (2016). Faith & Reason Video Resource, Focus Group Research, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Jordan, H., Hunter, E., Lee, C., Wighting, M., & Derrick, G. (2016). Increasing Intentionality: Tablet Technology in Teacher Preparation, Global Learn Conference, Limerick, Ireland, April 28 & 29, 2016– Accepted for Publication, Spring 2017.

Jordan, H., Hunter, E., Wighting, M., & Lee, I. C. (2016). Increasing Intentionality: Tablet Technology in Teacher Preparation. Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education conference (VACTE). Roanoke, Virginia.

Lee, I. C., Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2017). The Application of Speech Recognition Technology for Students with Dysgraphia, Research and Study presented at the VA.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Spring 2017 Conference, Lynchburg, Virginia. Jordan, H., Hunter, E., & Lee, I. C. (2016). DragonSpeak Lessons from Summer Writing Program, Norfolk Christian Lower Schools. Norfolk, Virginia.

Lee, I. C., Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2016). DragonSpeak: Let's Learn and Play. A dysgraphia workshop presented at School of Education, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E., & Lee, I. C. (2016). DragonSpeak Lessons from Summer Writing Program, Regent University Dysgraphia Workshop. Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., Wighting, M., Hunter, E., & Lee, I. C. (2015). Tablet Technology in Teacher Preparation. Research study presented at Regent University Faculty Research & Scholarship Presentations, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., Lee C., & Hunter, E. (2016). Speech Recognition Technology for Addressing the Writing Difficulties and Motivation of Boys in Elementary School. Literature review & research experiences. VA Council for Exceptional Children (VA CEC) Annual Fall conference. Lynchburg, Virginia.

Jordan, H., Lee C., & Hunter, E. (2014). Speech Recognition Technology for Addressing the Writing Difficulties and Motivation of Boys in Elementary School. Literature review & research experiences VA Council for Exceptional Children (VA CEC) Annual Fall conference. Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2014). Tablet Technology in Teacher Preparation-A Case Study. Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (ACTE) Conference. Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, in Roanoke, Virginia.

Hunter, E. (2014). A Regent University Classroom Experience Faculty presentation Spring Preview Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Hunter, E. (2013). APA Writer's Workshop. Orientation & Residency Presentations in person & virtual, Regent University SOE, Virginia Beach, Virginia. [Video and document presentation] (2013-Present).

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2013). Nook Initiative. Virginia Council for Exceptional Children (VA CEC) Conference. Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Hunter, E. (2013). Waking Up with Jack and Secret Kingdom for Educators: Miracles. International television CBN 700 Club. Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Hunter, E. (2013). International television CBN 700 Club. 700 Club Interactive presentation, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Hunter, E. (2012). Profiles on Courage: An Eight-Part Ethnographic Study and Documentary Film Series. International Council for Exceptional children (CEC ) International Annual Convention & Expo Denver, Colorado.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2012). Autism Workshop Autism Resources Workshop, Chesapeake Public Schools, Chesapeake, Virginia.

Hunter, E. (2011). Waking Up With Jack the Book/DVD. International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual International Convention & Expo, National Harbor, Maryland.

Hunter, E. (Spring 2010). Where do they go from Here? WWJ Book/DVD. International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual International Convention & Expo, Nashville, Tennessee.

Hunter, E. (2009). Waking Up With Jack the Book/DVD. International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) International Annual Convention & Expo, Seattle, Washington.

Hunter, E. (2010). The Inclusion/Exclusion Factor. WWJ Book/DVD. Virginia Council for Exceptional Children (VA CEC) Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2009). Ladies Who Lead: Leadership for Republican Women. Virginia, Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2009). Good to Great for K-12 Leaders, Richmond Catholic Diocese, Richmond, Virginia.

Hunter, E. (2009). Inclusion/Self-contained Classrooms and the Roles of the Para-professional and Waking Up With Jack, Norfolk Public Schools, Norfolk, Virginia. Hunter, E. (2008). Young Adults with Mental Disabilities and Interventions Toward Successful Transition, Virginia Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2008). The Special Education Achievement Gap, Virginia Council for Exceptional Children (VA CEC) Annual Conference. Fredericksburg, Virginia. Derrick, M. G., Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2008). Leadership Shift: Preparing Women for the 21st Century. Women Educational Leaders of Virginia (WELV). Women in Leadership Annual Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Hunter, E., & Jordan, H. (2007). Where do they go from Here? Waking up with Jack to Annabelle's Shoes. National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Hunter, E. (2007). Ipod: Technology & Instructional Design using Vodcast/Podcast, audio and visual instructional components De-Tech, Regent University, SOE, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2007). What every leader should know about technology for special education students. Leadership and Technology, Leadership residency, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2007). From the Jetsons to Webcams and iPods: Using Technology to Enhance Instruction. Virginia Council for Exceptional Children (VA CEC) conference. Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2007). From Laziness to Loving our Difference's Christ the King Parochial School Teacher workshop. Norfolk, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2007). Transition [Video and paper presentation], National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2006). VTC & VDOE, Regent University SOE Ed.S Residency. Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2006). Where do they go from Here? Waking up with Jack to Annabelle's Shoes, Virginia Council for Exceptional Children Conference (VA CEC). Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2007). Transition. [Video and Document presentation]. Virginia Council for Exceptional Children (VA CEC) Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. Diverse Classrooms. Faculty workshop, Christ the King Parochial School, Norfolk, Virginia, (Summer 2006).

Hunter, E. (2006). Video Streaming: An Integral classroom component. Regent University, SOE, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Hunter, E. (2006).Web-Cam: Technology and the Least Restrictive Environment. Faculty workshop. Regent University, SOE, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Hunter, E. (2006). Instructional Design. Faculty workshop. Regent University, SOE, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Hunter, E. (2005). Instructional Design. Marketing and Faculty presentation, Regent University, SOE, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2005). Differentiated Strategies for the Diverse Learning Classroom. Revitalizing Christian Education Conference. Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Hunter, E. (2005).Cross-cat body of work to place content into audiovisual presentations of online coursework. De-Tech presentation. Regent University, SOE, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2004). Accomplishing Standards through Differentiated Readers and Writer's Workshops. [Video and document presentation] Christ The King Parochial School, Norfolk, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2004). Differentiation in the Classroom, Language Arts workshop. [Video and document presentation]. Christ The King Parochial School, Norfolk, Virginia.

Hunter, E. (2004). De-Tech presentation of Cross-cat Special Education body of work to place content into audiovisual presentations for online coursework, Regent University, SOE, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2004).VDOE Presentation to Public School Districts from the state of Virginia. Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2004). Inclusion a Moral Dilemma. Christian Education Conference, Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2004). Accomplishing Standards through Differentiated Reader's and Writer's Workshops. [Video and paper presentation] Christ the King Parochial School, Norfolk, Virginia.

Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2003). Success Stories: Reader's and Writer's Workshop Around the World-Readers are Leaders. Virginia Beach Reading Council 15th Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Affiliations

Bird In Hand Productions & Publishing Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

PTA, PTO

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

Awards

Awards, Distinctions & Appointments

  • Distinctive Service Award, Regent University 2019
  • Regent University Library Spotlight on Faculty Scholarship, Elizabeth Hunter, Book Ladies Who Lead.
  • Jordan, H., Hunter, E., & Derrick, M. (2015). Ladies who lead in education: Nook Publishing. Fall 2016 At B & N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ladies-who-lead-in-education-hope- jordan/1120836438?ean=2940149958580
  • Jordan, H., & Hunter, E. (2016/2017). Faith & Reason Video Resource, Regent University, Faculty Research Grant, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Past President Award – VACEC Spring 2016
  • Parliamentarian of Virginia Federation Council for Exceptional children (Fall 2016-present). President's Service Award. VA CEC. 2013-2014
  • Distinctive Service Award, Regent University 2014
  • President's Service Award. VA CEC. 2012-2013
  • Reviewer. VA CEC, Research to Practice K-12 Scholarship e-journal (Fall 2013-Present). 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
  • 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
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies 2003
  • 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
  • Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities 2002
  • Emmy Craft Citation Award (1987). Special Never Say Goodbye, Outstanding Children's Special. For contributions to the Emmy Award winning Program-CBS School Break Special. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences., Los Angeles, CA.
  • Emmy Nomination (1988). Terrible Things My Mother Told Me, Outstanding Children's Special. ABC Afterschool Specials. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences., Los Angeles, CA.