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Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education News

The Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education provides instruction in, and the delivery of, innovative research to inform the educational process from early childhood through higher education.

Current Educational Psychology and Higher Education News

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People | October 18, 2021

Education professor explores the Black male experience in higher ed, talks about the importance of mentorship, and thanks you for being a friend.

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Campus News | September 16, 2021

College of Education experts explore what it means to be an MSI institution as they train future higher ed leaders.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

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Campus News | March 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Business and Community | February 5, 2021

Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation finds home at UNLV and in the community.

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Campus News | February 3, 2021

A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

Educational Psychology and Higher Education In The News

Las Vegas Sun
January 18, 2022

Nancy Lough is the driving force behind UNLV’s new sport management master’s degree program. The program, which began in the fall semester, boasts over a dozen students, and Lough thinks it can grow to be one of the most coveted degrees of its kind in the country.

 

Las Vegas Sun
January 18, 2022

Nancy Lough is the driving force behind UNLV’s new sport management master’s degree program. The program, which began in the fall semester, boasts over a dozen students, and Lough thinks it can grow to be one of the most coveted degrees of its kind in the country.

 

Yahoo!
January 11, 2022

Decisions to shift to remote learning in Chicago will be made on a school-by-school basis, depending on teacher and student absenteeism, and the district and union will work together to enroll more families in a voluntary COVID-19 testing program, under an agreement reached Monday night.

The 74
January 11, 2022

Decisions to shift to remote learning in Chicago will be made on a school-by-school basis, depending on teacher and student absenteeism, and the district and union will work together to enroll more families in a voluntary COVID-19 testing program, under an agreement reached Monday night.

The Nevada Independent
December 30, 2021

There are more than 7,900 graduate students in Nevada — 3,671 hailing from UNR and another 4,261 from UNLV. Roughly one-fifth of them are teaching or research assistants, meaning they’re tasked with leading undergraduate courses and labs while maintaining their own research and academic obligations. 

Insider
November 19, 2021

Here's how average IQ varies depending on age, geographic location, and occupation.

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Recent Educational Psychology and Higher Education Accomplishments

November 19, 2021
Blanca E. Rincón and Juanita K. Hinojosa (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education) recently co-authored a journal article, “(Re)creating family and reinforcing pedagogies of the home: How familial capital manifests for Students of Color pursuing STEM majors”, that appears in the most recent issue of Race Ethnicity and Education. The…
November 19, 2021
Juanita K. Hinojosa (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) co-presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education in Puerto Rico.  Hinojosa was part of an interactive symposium entitled "Testimonios of Latinx/a/o graduate students: Creating Spaces a Form of Resistance, Persistence, and Comunidad.” This interactive symposium…
November 12, 2021
Miguel M. Gonzales (Educational Policy and Leadership), Tiberio Garza (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Elizabeth Leon Zaragoza, a graduate student presented their research "Generating Innovative Ideas for School Improvement: An Examination of School Principals" at the annual University Council for Educational Administration…
November 9, 2021
Lucas Graff and Federick Ngo (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education) presented a paper titled "Why is the Squad on the Quad?: Predictors of Police Presence on College Campuses" at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. The study examines whether the total number and type of police officers on four-year…
November 9, 2021
Bucket Manyweather and Federick Ngo (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education) presented their study "The Implementation of Mandatory Ethnic Studies (AB1460) in the California State University System" at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. The study is part of a broader project on mandatory ethnic…
November 9, 2021
Jacob D. Skousen, Dana L. Bickmore, and Miguel Gonzales (all Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Maria Banda Roberts (Education) presented their research, "Changing the Face of School Leadership: Diversifying the Principal Pool Through Purposeful Recruiting and Mentoring" at the annual University Council for Educational…