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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 | April 21, 2023

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

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Campus News | February 15, 2023

The program is a two-year pilot initiative that uses various strategies to help diversify the recruitment process for academic and administrative faculty positions.

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People | October 12, 2022

For her work as an advisor, instructor, mentor, and volunteer, Cheryl Tillotson was awarded the UNLV Alumni Association's Achievement in Service Award.

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Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

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Business and Community | September 21, 2022

UNLV sports and gender expert Nancy Lough on why Las Vegas’ first pro sports championship has changed the game for women and the entire sports industry.

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Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education In The News

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
April 21, 2023

The Clark County School District (CCSD) reassigned 60 support professionals during a “surplus” meeting last week.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 20, 2023

The Clark County School District reassigned 60 support professionals during a “surplus” meeting last week.

LVSportsBiz.com
April 13, 2023

In a market relying so heavily on the growth of sports, this initiative envisions itself as the center of sports sciences, business and innovation in Las Vegas. The UNLV Sports Innovation Initiative (SII), which calls itself, “The Hub of Innovation in the Global Sports Capital,” took time at a UFC-owned venue Wednesday to hammer home its mission.

Education Week
April 6, 2023

There’s another legislative effort tied to teacher pay that’s advancing through statehouses this spring—eliminating payroll deduction services.

Yahoo!
April 5, 2023

In a generational breakthrough for organized labor and the Democratic Party’s left flank, former teachers’ union organizer Brandon Johnson was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday night.

The 74
April 5, 2023

In a generational breakthrough for organized labor and the Democratic Party’s left flank, former teachers’ union organizer Brandon Johnson was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday night.

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Recent Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education Accomplishments

May 19, 2023
Jacob D. Skousen (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) and R. Karlene McCormick-Lee published a chapter in the second edition of Funding Public Schools in the United States, Indian Country, and U.S. Territories. The chapter focused on the state of Nevada and the public school funding mechanisms.
May 16, 2023
Alpha Chi Omega national has selected LeAnne Montoya (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) for their inaugural Social Justice Institute. This institute is a national initiative to support, empower and educate alumni to assist them in preparing serve their communities. 
May 2, 2023
Tina Vo (Teaching and Learning) and doctoral students/Holmes Scholars Mayra Marquez-Mendez (Educational Psychology, Leadership and Higher Education), Adjoa Mensah (Teaching and Learning) and Monique Soma (Post-secondary Career and Technical Education) presented their research titled “Fostering STEM career pathways by creating a Geoscience…
May 2, 2023
Holmes Scholar Mayra Marquez-Mendez (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) presented her work titled, “Critical Reflection, Generative Thinking, and Funds of Knowledge: A Culturally Responsive Mentorship Model,” at the 2023 Annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in Chicago. Her work conceptualizes a…
May 2, 2023
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) and Kristine Jan C. Espinoza (Education) published an article titled, "Now We Come Here, We Feel It: Experiences of Anti-Asian Racism Among Community College Students in ESOL Programs," in the Community College Journal of Research & Practice. The study examines how Asian…
April 19, 2023
On Monday, April 17 2023 at the Nevada legislature, assistant professor LeAnne Salazar Montoya (Educational Policy and Leadership) was invited to present and testify before the education senate committee. A.B. 43 Revises provisions relating to school emergency operations plans. (BDR 34-238) Improving Access to Dual Language Education and…