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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 | 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.

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Campus News | August 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education In The News

Fox News
March 24, 2023

I don’t blame our bosses for being surprised. For decades Los Angeles Unified School District’s workforce has been divided into eight different unions. Our contracts expire at different times and labor law often ties our hands, so LAUSD plays us off against each other, to the detriment of all employees.

19th News
March 22, 2023

Teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district joined bus drivers, cafeteria workers and paraprofessionals in a “sympathy strike,” resulting in over 65,000 personnel absences and bringing classes to a halt.

The 74
March 20, 2023

Custodians, bus drivers and other service workers are set to walk out for three days starting Tuesday, with the teachers union joining in solidarity.

Education Week
March 20, 2023

School workers and teachers in Los Angeles are poised to go on strike for three days starting Tuesday, shutting down schools and forcing about 430,000 students to stay home.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 11, 2023

Las Vegas has welcomed a number of professional sports teams in recent years along with new venues such as Allegiant Stadium and T-Mobile Arena, and the shift has brought more sports fans to the city — causing retailers to take notice.

US Bets
February 2, 2023

Gaming Society, a relatively new company focused on inclusivity in sports betting and co-founded by Kevin Garnett, added Derek Jeter, Sheryl Swoopes, and Chelsea Gray to its advisory board of directors last week. The big-name additions come on the heels of the formation of a partnership between Gaming Society and UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI) that will seek to better understand the behavior of female sports bettors.

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Recent Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education Accomplishments

March 22, 2023
Kristine Jan Cruz Espinoza, a Ph.D. student in the Higher Education program (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education), is one of the four graduate students selected to be a Graduate Student Fellow for the Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement 2024 Cycle Review Process.  The Carnegie Elective Classification for…
March 10, 2023
Megan Griffard (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) published a study on the working conditions and leadership perceptions of school mental health professionals (school counselors, psychologists, and social workers) during remote schooling during the pandemic in the Journal of Education Human Resources. Results showed that…
March 3, 2023
Members of the Holmes Scholars Program, Adjoa Mensah (Teaching and Learning) and Mayra Marquez-Mendez (Educational Psychology, Leadership and Higher Education) were presenters at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) 2023 conference. They presented "Teacher Education Enrichment: What are universities doing to enhance…
February 28, 2023
Ariana L. Garcia (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) was selected as a 2022-2023 Graduate Student Fellow by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). AAHHE is a nationally-recognized organization that works to diversify the academy, recognize Hispanic/Latinx/a/o/é achievement, and advance social…
February 27, 2023
Dan Wright (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) was recognized by Friends of Nevada Wilderness for his community service.
February 12, 2023
LeAnne Salazar Montoya (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) was asked to present as the opening keynote for the 2023 National Mortar Board week. She will present, "The Tenets of Leadership, Diversity and Equity are More than a Trend." Mortar Board Week commemorates the founding of Mortar Board with a weeklong celebration,…