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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

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.

UNLV students in red caps/gowns hugging at commencement
Campus News | December 17, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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.

Educational Psychology and Higher Education In The News

The 74
February 20, 2020

Few were expecting it when, in January, Bernie Sanders scored one of the early coups of the Democratic presidential primary: The Clark County Education Association, representing nearly 20,000 educators in schools around Las Vegas, gave the Vermont senator their endorsement.

New York Times
January 24, 2020

The N.H.L. will introduce two new events at its All-Star skills competition on Friday in St. Louis. One involves its players attempting trick shots from an elevated platform in the stands. The other is a three-on-three exhibition featuring top women’s players, which, the league hopes, will be received as less of a novelty.

The Baltimore Sun
January 24, 2020

The NHL will introduce two new events at its All-Star skills competition Friday in St. Louis. One involves its players attempting trick shots from an elevated platform in the stands. The other is a three-on-three exhibition featuring top women’s players, which, the league hopes, will be received as less of a novelty.

New York Times
January 24, 2020

The N.H.L. will introduce two new events at its All-Star skills competition on Friday in St. Louis. One involves its players attempting trick shots from an elevated platform in the stands. The other is a three-on-three exhibition featuring top women’s players, which, the league hopes, will be received as less of a novelty.

NBC News
January 17, 2020

When Tate Reeves stood before family, friends and lawmakers in Mississippi's ornate House chamber to take his oath of office Tuesday, he used his first speech as governor to make a promise to the state's 32,000 teachers.

The Telegraph
January 8, 2020

With Tuesday marking six months since the Women's World Cup final, Telegraph Women's Sport looks at the wider impact the USWNT world champions have had, interviewing those both inspired and involved in their fight for equal pay.

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Recent Educational Psychology and Higher Education Accomplishments

January 17, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching & Learning), Doris L. Watson, Tara Plachowski (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education), Marcia Gallo (History), and Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) have been awarded a research grant from the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity for a study titled, Digging Deep and Branching Out: Using Oral ...
January 2, 2020
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) has received a $49,978 award from the William T. Grant Foundation for his project, "Embedded Counseling for Community College Students in ESL Programs: A Case Study at an Immigrant-Serving Institution." As ESL students may be more unfamiliar with college than their peers and face...
December 12, 2019
Jacob D. Skousen (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) recently published a book chapter, "Hegemony, Principal Preparation, and the Language of the Oppressor: The Elusive Preparation of Socially Just School Leaders" in the Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education by Springer.
November 20, 2019
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) has been invited to present at the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness's 2019 conference, Reimagining Developmental Education. The two-day event, which takes place Nov. 21 and 22 in New York City, focuses on innovative practices in developmental education across the United...
November 15, 2019
Nancy Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), president-elect of the Sport Marketing Association, gave two presentations at the association's annual  conference in Chicago. Her topics were "Segmentation of Women's Sport Fans: Identification and Motivations" and "From Survive to Thrive: A Roundtable on Supporting Female Sport Marketing...
October 23, 2019
Christopher Cain (Hospitality), Nancy Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Lisa Cain, '15 PhD Hospitality Administration, recently published their paper "Exploring Strategies to Improve Gender Equity in a Masculinized Field of Study" in the Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education. The study sought to...