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Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education News

The Department of Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education delivers and provides instruction in innovative research that informs the educational process from early childhood through higher education. Our curriculum prepares graduates for leadership positions in diverse settings and roles, provides foundational support for programs across the university, and investigates educational policy to inform practice in P-12 through higher education.

Current Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education News

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Campus News |

News highlights starring UNLV students and faculty who made local and national headlines.

Spring Flowers (Becca Schwartz)
Campus News |

A roundup of the top news stories featuring UNLV students and faculty.

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Research |

UNLV-led grant project creates a hub for faculty across the country to share resources, learn, and collaborate with each other.

The Las Vegas strip as seen on Super Bowl weekend (Josh Hawkins/UNLV).
Campus News |

A collection of news stories and highlights featuring UNLV students and faculty.

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Business and Community |

Rebecca Nathanson, a 2024 Community Engagement Award winner, teaches children strategies to minimize trauma of courtroom testimony at Kids' Court School.

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Business and Community |

As Southern Nevada’s image as a mecca for professional sports continues to grow, so too do employment opportunities for UNLV graduates. 

Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3

Las Vegas loves its sports teams. The WNBA’s Aces arrived from San Antonio, Texas. We welcomed the Raiders, and soon-to-be Las Vegas A’s from Oakland. But the Vegas Golden Knights are Vegas-born, and their birth certificate was forged in our community’s darkest hours.

NBC News

Shohei Ohtani wearing a Dodger uniform for the Dodger Stadium debut is a headline in itself. But no matter how much Ohtani tried to clear the air and his name during a news conference, Thursday's home opener would not come without questions about what happened off the field.

The National Desk

March Madness could be very good for state coffers. Sports betting has seen explosive growth in the nearly six years since the Supreme Court cleared the way for any state to legalize wagering. Now, 38 states and the District of Columbia allow some form of legal sports betting, with six more states eyeing the move.

WCBS 880

David Vinturella, professor with the UNLV College of Education’s Sport Management Program, joined Drive Time with Michael Wallace to talk about how sportsbooks can void bets and not pay out winnings.

Vox

Sports betting is about the odds, but sports books decide whether the odds are fair.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

A Las Vegas non-profit business said they are trying to unleash certified therapy dogs on local courtrooms to assist victims on the witness stand. The effort is in conjunction with a free program involving UNLV law students intended to help children understand the legal process before testifying.

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Recent Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education Accomplishments

Ileana Jara Yupanqui (Linguistics), Miriam Melton-Villanueva (History), and Blanca Rincón (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) were selected to receive a 2024 Faculty Opportunity Award (FOA) for project entitled "A Planning Grant for NEH: Mural of Knowledges."
Daniel Wright (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) published "Normrank Correlations for Testing Associations and for Use in Latent Variable Models" describing the normrank correlation. Through several simulations he shows some advantages it has over traditional measures in structural equation models and elsewhere.
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) was named as an Outstanding Reviewer for the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ). AERJ is the flagship journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), with articles that advance the empirical, theoretical, and methodological understanding of education…
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) published an article titled "Use and Effectiveness of Academic Supports After Developmental Education Reform in California’s Community Colleges" in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. The study examines the role of concurrent support courses (e.g., corequisites) in…
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) published an article titled "The Impact of Course Placement in STEM Sequences on Students’ Short-Term and Longer-Term University Success Outcomes" in The Review of Higher Education with collaborators from the University of Iowa. The study explores the effects of placement in…
During the 2024 AERA annual conference LeAnne Salazar Montoya (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) was welcomed as the nee secretary/treasurer of the superintendent SIG and DEI chair for the research on women in education SIG.