Accomplishments: Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education

October 14, 2021
Kristine Bragg, Gwen Marchand, Jonathan Hilpert (all Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Jeffrey Cummings (Brain Health) recently published the manuscript, "Using Bibliometrics to Evaluate Outcomes and Influence of Translational Biomedical Research Centers" in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.
September 28, 2021
Jacob D. Skousen (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) presented at the Bridging Equity Into Action Summitt on Sept. 25. The invited presentation was titled "'Why Not Me?' Minoritized Communities, Leadership Development, and the Equity-Focused School Leader." The presentation abstract:  Minoritized populations have long been the center of injustice, inequality, and inequity. This historical context has led to many individuals from minoritized populations hopelessness and self-doubt....
September 22, 2021
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) and doctoral candidate Juanita Hinojosa, published a new article titled "Supporting Undocumented Community College Students" in New Directions for Community Colleges. The article discusses policies that can be enacted at the federal, state, and local levels to increase access and success for undocumented students in higher education, and strategies institutions can use to create more supportive campus environments for undocumented...
August 16, 2021
Kristine Jan C. Espinoza and Blanca Rincón (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Lawrence Letourneau (Academic Enrichment and Outreach), Judd Harbin (Student Affairs), and Brent M. Drake (Decision Support) have received a $10,000 research grant award from APIA Scholars to fund a research project entitled, “Oceania in the Desert: Exploring and Disaggregating Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) Data at an R1 Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving...
August 5, 2021
Dana Bickmore, Miguel Gonzales, and Maria Roberts (all in Educational Psychology and Higher Education) coauthored an article “Exploring School Leaders Communities of Practice and School Improvement” in the National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin. The study examined a program of collaborative professional development for school principals, both experienced and novice, to support effective school improvement planning and implementation.
July 30, 2021
Monica Hernández-Johnson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education); Valerie Taylor and Ravijot Singh (both Interdisciplinary, Gender, & Ethnic Studies); and Norma A. Marrun, Tara J. Plachowski, and Christine Clark (all Teaching and Learning) coauthored an article, “Like Where Are Those Teachers?”: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of Teachers of Color Who Have Left Teaching" in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. The research at focus in this article contributes...
July 30, 2021
Ariana Garcia and Blanca Rincón (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education) co-authored a manuscript on how alliance-based STEM enrichment programs broker graduate-related opportunities for students of color. Using a single case study of a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation  alliance, they found that these programs bridge social capital via interorganizational networks and how instability creates barriers to building the trust that is central to the brokerage process, thus...
July 2, 2021
Dan Wright (Educational Psychology & Higher Education), along with colleagues from City University, London, has published the partner version of the City Birth Trauma Scale in Frontiers of Psychology. The maternal version was published a couple of years ago in Frontiers of Psychiatry and has been translated into about 10 other languages.
June 28, 2021
Rob Levrant (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) and Ana Paula Loures-Elias (Educational Psychology) co-presented a lecture session at the 2021 Conference on Academic Research in Education. Their session, "Emerging Professionals in the Field of Learning in Retirement: A Case Study of Participatory Action Research," described and interpreted the professional culture, mentoring functions received, and work-life experiences (e.g., successes and challenges) of emerging professionals in lifelong...
April 21, 2021
Juanita Hinojosa and Federick Ngo (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education) presented a forthcoming paper, "Supporting Undocumented Community College Students" at the annual conference of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. In this paper, they discuss policies and practices in higher education that can support undocumented students, including state financial aid, free college and promise programs, and dual enrollment programs. They also examine features of supportive...
April 13, 2021
Jacob D. Skousen (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) with a colleague, Spencer C. Weiler, and graduate students Brianna Pesci and Adam Johnson at Brigham Young University, presented at the annual National Education Finance Academy Conference. Their presentation, "Reflections from the Principal's Office: Leadership Lessons Learned from Retired Career Administrators," included research that captured the perspective of retired principals related to the essential elements of effective...
April 9, 2021
Jacob Skousen and Ellianna Rodriguez (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education) presented at the 11th annual National Education Finance Academy Conference. Their presentation, "The Subtle Structure of Inequity: School Fees," included an analysis of publicly accessible data from 10 school districts in Nevada. Through the use of descriptive statistics, the findings included a description of more than a thousand school fees, many of which may be unconstitutional. These findings provide...