Accomplishments: Graduate College

E. Michael Nussbaum (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education), Ph.D., published an article in Science Education detailing a year-long professional development for middle school science teachers in Clark County School District. The study, led by Dr. Nussbaum, Ian Dove (Philosophy), Ph.D., and LeAnn Putney (Educational…
Ariana Garcia and Blanca Rincón (both Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) published an article, "Culturally Responsive Mentoring: A Psychosociocultural Perspective on Sustaining Students of Color Career Aspirations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM),” in the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.…
Associate professor Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) was selected for the Fred Rogers Inquiry Educators 2024-2025 cohort. In collaboration with the Fred Rogers Institute, she will explore how Mr. Rogers' work addressed the inclusion and sense of belonging for young children with disabilities and their…
Heather Van Ness and Monica Brown (both Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) recently co-authored a publication with Robbie Marsh (Mercer University) titled, "Building communities of practice: Initial perceptions of an interdisciplinary preparation program for special education teachers and social workers," in the Journal of the…
Monica Brown and Pricella Morris (both Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) received a five-year, $1.1M Personnel Preparation grant to train undergraduate students majoring in early childhood special education. Project DEEPENDD (Dual Early Educator Preparation- Educating Nevadans for Disability & Diversity) funded by the…
Drew Blasco (Social and Behavioral Health), Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning), Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services), and Asma Awan (Social and Behavioral Health) were selected to receive a UNLV 2024 Faculty Opportunity Award for their project entitled, "Theory-based correlates of help-seeking behavior…
Doctorate student Richard "Rich" Chang (Psychological & Brain Sciences) and Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (Psychology) presented "Examining Critical Consciousness as a Mediator for the Relationship Between Racial Trauma & Intraminority Solidarity Among BIPOC College Students" as part of a symposium at the Association of Asian American…
Doctoral student Richard "Rich" Chang (Psychological & Brain Sciences) and colleagues presented and led a roundtable discussion, "Using Participatory Action Research to Mentor Students and Establish a Pathway to the Professoriate," at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference in Seattle, Washington, on April 27.…
Daniel Wright (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) published "Normrank Correlations for Testing Associations and for Use in Latent Variable Models" describing the normrank correlation. Through several simulations he shows some advantages it has over traditional measures in structural equation models and elsewhere.
During the 2024 AERA annual conference LeAnne Salazar Montoya (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) was welcomed as the nee secretary/treasurer of the superintendent SIG and DEI chair for the research on women in education SIG.
Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services), along with colleagues Peitao Zhu (Northern Illinois University), Qiu Wang, Melissa M. Luke, and Yanhong Liu (Syracuse University), published an article titled, “Item Response Theory Analysis and Measurement Invariance Testing of the Cultural Humility and Enactment Scale…
Sarah Wolff (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) was awarded second place for research presented at the UNLV Postdoctoral Research showcase in collaboration with Jonathan Hilpert, Vanessa Vongkulluksn and their colleagues at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The research, "Self-efficacy inertia: The role of…