Durham Tech’s Wilder and Parrish get published

Durham Tech’s very own Paula Wilder, Director of Academic English as a Foreign Language, and Michele Parrish, Instructor of Information Systems Security/Networking Technologies, had articles recently published in prominent online journals.

Wilder’s “Fostering an Environment for ESL Student Success in College and University Writing” was published in NC State’s Dialogues: An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching Research Vol. 1.1. Her article seeks to increase awareness of students’ cultural, linguistic, and syntactical differences and help faculty provide students with a place to discuss the writing differences among their cultures and foster opportunities for students to succeed in their writing assignments. Read more. Additionally, Wilder will be speaking at the TESOL 2017 International Convention and English Language Expo on March 20 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm in Seattle, Washington. Wilder’s topic will be “Designing Interactive Classrooms: Discussion Strategies for ELLs.” Learn more.

Parrish’s “Software Defined Networks: What Is it and Why Do We Need It?” was published by InfoSec Writers, an online source for information security. In the article, Parrish examines components of Software Defined Networks (SDN), types of SDNs, and reasons and benefits for using SDN. This is the fourth article written by Parrish that has been published by InfoSec Writers; all written as part of her work earning her Masters in Network Technology from East Carolina University, with a concentration on Computer Networking Management. She will graduate in May 2017. Read more.

Paula and Michele, we are so proud of your accomplishments and for representing the Durham Tech community in such a positive light! #DoGreatThings