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Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education News

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Current Educational Psychology and Higher Education News

Campus News | September 15, 2020

UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

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Business and Community | September 1, 2020

UNLV College of Education professor Bradley Marianno examines the role of teachers and their unions in advocating for safety and equity in fall school return plans.

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

Campus News | February 18, 2020

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement and accomplishments of UNLV at the start of a new decade.

Harsha Perera, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Educational Psychology and Higher Education poses in a hallway.
People | January 27, 2020

This education professor's research aims to help students make better career choices.

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

Educational Psychology and Higher Education In The News

Yahoo!
September 9, 2020

At a school board meeting in Phoenix this month, parent after parent got up to speak, letting the tensions of a year of uncertainty spill out inside a musty auditorium at the Queen Creek Unified School District.

USA Today
September 9, 2020

At a school board meeting in Phoenix this month, parent after parent got up to speak, letting the tensions of a year of uncertainty spill out inside a musty auditorium at the Queen Creek Unified School District.

msn
September 9, 2020

At a school board meeting in Phoenix this month, parent after parent got up to speak, letting the tensions of a year of uncertainty spill out inside a musty auditorium at the Queen Creek Unified School District.

The 19th
September 8, 2020

Educators want their safety to also be a priority in the return to school. But some are still being held to contracts that threaten fees or a suspension of their license if they quit.

Los Angeles Times
September 8, 2020

In a city with more than 50 wedding chapels, Anthony Herrera helped orchestrate an unusual marriage proposal by one of his best friends — at the front gates of the Death Star.

Nevada Current
September 4, 2020

As the Clark County School District wraps up its second week of instruction, at least 39,574 students lack a Chromebook or device that allows them to fully participate in distance learning.

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Recent Educational Psychology and Higher Education Accomplishments

September 9, 2020
Blanca E. Rincón and Juanita K. Hinojosa (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education) have co-authored a journal article that appears in the most recent issue of Teachers College Record. The study investigates the ways in which important others shape the initial educational and career aspirations of students of color pursuing STEM pathways. ...
September 3, 2020
Nancy Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) was a panelist on the latest Tucker Center Talks podcast, a co-production with Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota. In this episode, Nicole M. LaVoi talks to three advocates, scholars, collaborators, and colleagues about disruptions in...
August 17, 2020
Gwen Marchand (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) co-authored an article, "Multilevel Mixed Methods Research and Educational Psychology." The work is featured in Educational Psychologist, the official journal of the American Psychological Association's Division 15 (Educational Psychology). In this article, Marchand and her colleague...
August 7, 2020
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) has published a policy brief, "The Equity Rankings: An Alternative Assessment of U.S. Higher Education," that addresses alternate assessment methods for determining university rankings. This brief was commissioned by Colorado State University's RISE Center as part of its Hack the Gates...
August 6, 2020
Jacob D. Skousen and Ellianna Rodriguez (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education) presented their paper, "The Costs of a Public Education: One Public-School District’s Student Fees" at the annual International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership Conference. (The 2020 conference was held virtually this month because of  the...
July 10, 2020
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental & Occupational Health), Nancy L. Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Angela M. Terencio (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) recently published an article on "Sociodemographic Determinants of Physical Activity and Sport Participation Among Women in the United States" in the journal Sports...