May. 26, 2022

COE Internal Grants Announced
The college's Internal Grant Review Committee is pleased to announce the following grant recipients.

Research Development Grants
The grant funds a 9-month doctoral-level graduate assistant for the 2022-23 academic year.
PI: Chyllis Scott (Teaching & Learning)
CoPIs: Michael McCreery, Chad Scott, and Kenny Varner (Teaching & Learning)
“Instrumentation Development: Behavioral Observation Protocol for Secondary Literacy Instruction”

PI: Hasan Deniz (Teaching & Learning)
“Advancing AI Literacy through Linguistically Inclusive Integrated Elementary Engineering Curriculum via Educational Robotics”

Lynn Bennett Early Childhood Education Center (LBECEC) Research Grants
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education)
“Supporting Student/Parents Success Through Understanding Their Needs (S3TUN)”
Award: $10,000

Equity Practice to Policy Grants
PI: Kenyon Lee Whitman (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education)
“On the Margin’s Margin: Centering the Experiences of Black and Latinx Foster Youth Collegians”
Award: $6,258

PI: Tracy Spies (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education)
"At the Intersection: An Examination of Instructional Practices with Emergent Bilingual Students with Disabilities”
Award: $6,177

Dissertation Completion Grants 
Lei Ping (Teaching & Learning)
“A Multiple Case Study on Student-Centered Teaching and Educational Equity for Diverse Learners”
Award: $750

Jennifer Torgerson (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education)
“No Scrubs: Nursing applicant trajectories after rejection”
Award: $750