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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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Campus News | June 24, 2022

Activities include behind-the-scenes tours of Strip entertainment venues, investigations of “smart hospitality” systems, and hands-on engineering project

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People | June 16, 2022

Graff does double duty as a Graduate College coordinator for programs aimed at degree completion and as a Ph.D. candidate himself.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

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

UNLV Football players entering Allegiant Stadium
Campus News | May 2, 2022

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

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

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

UNLV Lady Rebels basketball team plays in the 2022 NCAA tournament
Research | March 29, 2022

UNLV sport and gender parity researcher Nancy Lough on four ways social media and technology are changing how female athletes, fans interact with each other, sponsors.

Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education In The News

WPTV News 5
June 28, 2022

College athletes now have the right to earn sponsorship money and have more power over their own brands. It’s reshaping the economy of college sports and beyond and providing new opportunities for the growth of women’s sports.

The Denver Channel ABC 7 News
June 28, 2022

College athletes now have the right to earn sponsorship money and have more power over their own brands. It’s reshaping the economy of college sports and beyond and providing new opportunities for the growth of women’s sports.

Newsy
June 27, 2022

College athletes now have the rights to earn sponsorship money and have more power over their own brands. It’s reshaping the economy of college sports and beyond and providing new opportunities for the growth of women’s sports.

Healthline
June 23, 2022

Though female athletes receive more athletic opportunities than they did 50 years ago, researchers say that more work still needs to be done. Increased awareness, education, and compliance with Title IX are needed to ensure gender equality in sports.

KNX News Radio
June 23, 2022

Title IX — 50 years later. We look into its impacts on women's sports.

KXTV: ABC 10
May 24, 2022

Schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) were closed Thursday for day two of the teacher strike, according to district officials. Officials said that parents should anticipate the closures extending into Friday.

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Recent Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education Accomplishments

June 17, 2022
January Durant and Dan Wright (both Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) examined the relation between two of the standardized tests used at the Clark County School District and the growth on these scores by demographic variables in their article, "Exploring the Associations Between MAP Growth and SBA by Demographics."
June 15, 2022
Miguel M. Gonzales (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) and Maria B. Roberts (Education) published "Realities of Leading Change: Challenges and Successes of an Innovation Faced by Principals" in the International Journal of Educational Reform.
June 10, 2022
Federick Ngo and Juanita Hinojosa (both Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) published a study on the impact of expanding state financial aid resources to undocumented community college students. Titled "Broadened Possibilities: Undocumented Community College Student Course Enrollment After the California DREAM Act," the study…
June 8, 2022
LeAnne Salazar Montoya (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education)  was honored with an Alumni Award from the Mortar Board National Council on June 5. The award recognizes outstanding achievement and leadership. Additionally, she was asked to present to the 2022 ELLA Class for session 6 on "Different Pathways to Success." ELLA is a…
June 2, 2022
Dan Wright (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education), along with colleagues Glynis Breakwell of Imperial College, Julie Barnett of University of Bath, and Rusi Jaspal of University. of Brighton, has published research on psychological influences related to COVID risk behaviours with the British Academy. 
May 24, 2022
Drs. Maria B. Roberts (Education), Miguel M. Gonzales, and Sylvia Tegano (both Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) had their study, "School Leadership During COVID-19: Implications for School Leadership Preparation Programs" accepted for publication in the October volume of the Journal of School Administration Research and…