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Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education News

The Department of Educational Psychology, Leadership, and 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, Leadership, and Higher Education News

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People | October 12, 2022

For her work as an advisor, instructor, mentor, and volunteer, Cheryl Tillotson was awarded the UNLV Alumni Association's Achievement in Service Award.

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Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

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Business and Community | September 21, 2022

UNLV sports and gender expert Nancy Lough on why Las Vegas’ first pro sports championship has changed the game for women and the entire sports industry.

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Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

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Campus News | July 11, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.

Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education In The News

Chalkbeat
December 5, 2022

Districts throughout Tennessee and the nation are working to help students recover from learning losses spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. But another respiratory illness is threatening to undermine that work.

Yahoo!
November 7, 2022

Flavored tobacco. Sports betting. Taxing millionaires to fund electric vehicles. All face a common enemy this fall: California teachers.

Politico
November 7, 2022

Flavored tobacco. Sports betting. Taxing millionaires to fund electric vehicles. All face a common enemy this fall: California teachers.

Minnesota Public Radio
November 2, 2022

Election signs have sprung up like mushrooms at intersections around Prior Lake and Savage neighborhoods, at the edges of cornfields and lawns throughout the suburban district southwest of Minneapolis.

The Justice
October 4, 2022

The Las Vegas Aces wins the first professional championship for Las Vegas, wrapping up a remarkable season.

Las Vegas Sun
October 3, 2022

There’s no reason for Las Vegas parents to fear conversations about critical race theory occurring at their children’s schools.

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Recent Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education Accomplishments

December 2, 2022
Melikabella Shenouda's (Higher Education) proposal for the Best Teaching Practices Expo poster session, on the topic of "Revisiting Your Inner Child: Increasing FYS Students’ Engagement and Sense of Belonging" has been accepted. The expo will be a two-part event put on by the UNLV Faculty Center, with a poster session in the Student Union on…
November 29, 2022
Sarah Wolff (President's UNLV Foundation Fellow) and D. Wright (both Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) led COVID-19 methods research published in PLOS One with Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, University of Brighton, and University of Bath. 
November 21, 2022
Megan Griffard (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education), along with colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Vermont presented the poster, "Education-Related Emergency Action during Covid-19: A Comparative State Analysis," on November 19 at the Association for Public Policy Analysis…
November 8, 2022
Graduate student Elizabeth León Zaragoza, Nancy Lough (Higher Education), Michelle Samuel, and Tedd Girouard (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) have co-authored a recent article published in the Athletic Training Education Journal. The study assessed the levels of cultural competence of athletic training clinical preceptors. Results suggest that…
November 8, 2022
Sarah Wolff, president's UNLV Foundation graduate research fellow, and Dan Wright (both Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) published "How feedback can affect metacomprehension and the decision to progress" in Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology. 
November 7, 2022
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) published a study on the effectiveness of an embedded counseling and advising intervention for community college students enrolled in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs. These students, most of whom were adult newcomer immigrant and refugees, were…