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Current Educational Psychology and Higher Education News

U.S. Women's National Soccer Team lifts FIFA World Cup 2019 trophy as confetti and streamers rain down
Research | July 23, 2019

UNLV sports and gender equity researcher Nancy Lough weighs in on the wage gap, marketing/sponsorship, and role of men and media in the sports industry.

Frederick Ngo poses in front of tables and chairs in a classroom.
People | April 15, 2019

The former high school teacher dove into education policy research after realizing that many of his students went on to college but later dropped out.

Portrait of Nicole Stella.
People | October 15, 2018

Have a student who is struggling — or excelling? Send them to the Academic Success Center. Nicole Stella wants to see them.

Research | April 25, 2018

The biggest barrier is getting teachers and staff on board with new strategies in school discipline.

Portrait Blanca Rincon
People | April 16, 2018

This College of Education professor is passionate about making higher education accessible to all students and responsive to their needs.

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Campus News | October 25, 2017

What will it take to unite the city behind its new hometown teams?

Educational Psychology and Higher Education In The News

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September 20, 2019

If Chicago teachers accept the pay raise they've been offered by the city's mayor and school board — a 16 percent bump over five years — they could soon be some of the highest-paid big-city teachers in the nation.

September 20, 2019

Nevada has always been a leader in breaking gender barriers, but gender equality gaps in the workforce still exist and equity is a continuing challenge. This week we’re discussing where Nevada stands in closing key gender gaps like equal pay and equal representation in areas such as science, the arts, sports, and executive leadership.

NBC News
September 19, 2019

If Chicago teachers accept the pay raise they’ve been offered by the city’s mayor and school board — a 16 percent bump over five years — they could soon be some of the highest-paid big-city teachers in the nation.

September 11, 2019

If the predicted economic downturn comes to fruition, many public schools will find their already stressed budgets squeezed even more. And, as a result, many administrators will head to the bargaining table to negotiate budget cuts with teachers’ unions.

Inside Higher Ed
September 5, 2019

Roughly 20 percent of college students took a math course they had already completed in high school even though their K-12 assessments suggested they could take a higher-level course, according to a new study published by The Journal of Higher Education.

Plainview Daily Herald
September 5, 2019

Although going to college offers the promise of engaging with new ideas and learning new skills, when it comes to math, the experience can sometimes be like high school all over again.

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Recent Educational Psychology and Higher Education Accomplishments

September 18, 2019
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) co-authored the article "Giving Community College Students Choice: The Impact of Self-Placement in Math Courses," which was published in the American Educational Research Journal. The study shows how removing placement testing requirements and letting students choose their own math courses...
September 16, 2019
E. Michael Nussbaum (Education Psychology & Higher Education) is past president of the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 15 and recently gave the presidential address at the APA Division 15 Conference in Chicago.     
July 19, 2019
Celeste Calkins (Decision Support), Michelle Chavez (Academic Assessment), and Vicki Rosser (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) recently published a paper, “Preventing Extra Costs: The Impact of Faculty Satisfaction and Morale” in the International Journal of Educational Research. The paper examined the differences among morale, job...
July 1, 2019
Bradley D. Marianno (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) has two recent publications. He published Compared to What? Changes in Interest Group Resources and the Proposal and Adoption of State Teacher Policy in Policy Studies Journal. In this study, he asks: what is the relationship between changes in interest group resources and the...
June 26, 2019
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental and Occupational Health), Nancy L. Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Mary Angela Terencio (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) published an article titled "Health and Sociodemographic Differences between Individual and Team Sport Participants" in the journal Sports. The purpose of the study...
June 24, 2019
Nancy Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) published the Handbook on the Business of Women's Sport. Combining knowledge from sport management, marketing, media, leadership, governance, and consumer behavior in innovative ways, this book goes further than any other in surveying current theory and research on the business of women’s...