Accomplishments: College of Education

February 26, 2020
Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) recently was named secretary of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), a national division of the American Counseling Association. AARC is the official division that specifically addresses research and assessment issues, training, and development in the profession of counseling.
February 25, 2020
Christina Miskey (Libraries) has been awarded an Administrative Faculty Professional Development Grant by the office of faculty affairs. This competitive grant is given to administrative faculty to focus on professional development efforts as part of the Top Tier initiative. She will use the funds received to assist with attending the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Miskey is with UNLV's Teacher Development & Resources Library, which supports teacher education programs within the...
February 5, 2020
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) with colleagues from the University of Illinois recently published a mixed method article, "How Professionals Collaborate to Support Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities in Child Care" in the Early Childhood Education Journal. This article describes how professionals across early intervention and childcare report their experiences in collaborating with each other to provide inclusive services to infants with...
January 30, 2020
Kevin McVay (Sciences), Lauren Layton (Education), Rimi Marwah (Urban Affairs), and the Wilson Advising Center (Liberal Arts) are the winners of the 2019-20 UNLV Academic Advising Awards presented by the office of the vice provost for undergraduate education and the Academic Advising Council leadership team. These awards recognize individuals and advising centers that go above and beyond to serve the students, faculty, and staff at UNLV, as well recognizing their contributions to the advising...
January 22, 2020
Sapira Cheuk (Art), Chad Scott (Teaching and Learning), and Richard Zwiercan (Libraries) are participating in an exhibition titled Existing in Thought, which is on display through March 4 at Winchester Cultural Center gallery. The exhibit features 42 works of art by 34 selected artists. Russian-born guest curator Valentin Yordanov has exhibited and studied internationally.
January 17, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching & Learning), Doris L. Watson, Tara Plachowski (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education), Marcia Gallo (History), and Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) have been awarded a research grant from the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity for a study titled, Digging Deep and Branching Out: Using Oral History and Collaborative Inquiry to Explore Candidate Resilience and Craft Equitable Experiences for ARL Teachers of Color. The research will focus on ...
January 15, 2020
Alain Bengochea (Early Childhood, Multilingual & Special Education) and colleagues, Sabrina Sembiante (Florida Atlantic University) and Mileidis Gort (University of Colorado, Boulder) co-authored the study titled "'Want Me to Show You?': How Emergent Bilingual Children Use their Multimodal Resources to Engage in the Practices of Show-and-Tell Activity" in Linguistics & Education.
January 7, 2020
Alain Bengochea (Early Childhood, Multilingual, & Special Education), Sabrina Sembiante of Florida Atlantic University, and Mileidis Gort of the University of Colorado-Boulder published a manuscript in the  Language Arts Journal titled "Attracting and Responding to an Audience: Preschoolers’ Multimodal Composing in Show-and-Tell Activity."
January 2, 2020
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) has received a $49,978 award from the William T. Grant Foundation for his project, "Embedded Counseling for Community College Students in ESL Programs: A Case Study at an Immigrant-Serving Institution." As ESL students may be more unfamiliar with college than their peers and face structural challenges in accessing academic resources (e.g., linguistic struggles), increased and targeted advising may be an effective intervention that...
December 17, 2019
Amanda Melilli (Libraries) did a pair of presentations at the 2019 American Association of School Librarians National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Along with colleagues Alicia Abdul and Kate Cointree, Melilli presented “That’s Not Real Reading: Making the Case for Graphic Novel Inclusion in Every Classroom," breaking down why graphic novels should be considered “real” academic reading, illustrating the relevancy of their use in secondary curricula, and providing attendees with methods...
December 12, 2019
Jacob D. Skousen (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) recently published a book chapter, "Hegemony, Principal Preparation, and the Language of the Oppressor: The Elusive Preparation of Socially Just School Leaders" in the Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education by Springer.
December 10, 2019
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) was recently granted the Distinguished Service Award by the Association for Career and Technical Education Research, the foremost association for CTE researchers and academic professionals. This award is a testmony to his substantial contributions to research and teaching, as well as his outstanding service and leadership to the field in the past 25 years.