Accomplishments: College of Education

October 17, 2019
Jacob D. Skousen (Educational Psychology & Educational Leadership) and co-author Elizabeth Domangue, superintendent in the Manitou Springs School District in Colorado, published in the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership by SAGE Publishing. The article, “Leadership for Social Justice in High-Poverty Schools: Exploration of Equity and Fundraising in an Urban-Suburban School,” provides a critical perspective of fundraising in schools. 
October 10, 2019
Josh Baker (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) recently was awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education that will provide $165,000 a year for his project. Secondly, he received a sub-award for $130,000 a year for two years from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research; SBIR Phase II grant with Attainment Company
October 10, 2019
Claire Tredwell (Preschool) was awarded the Rose C. Engel Award for excellence in professional practice from the Division of Early Childhood (DEC). Tredwell, director of the preschool, received the award at the DEC's 35th annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families in Dallas earlier this month.
October 9, 2019
Jill Lukas (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) has been awarded the Kathleen W. McCartan Award. It is given to undergraduate or masters-level students who have made significant contributions through service to the field, community, and professional organizations. She is a graduate student studying early childhood education.
October 9, 2019
Fourteen students (all Education) will benefit next academic year from the Kitty Rodman Scholarship. The scholarship program was established in 2014 with the College of Education and was designated to support scholarships and graduate fellowships for UNLV students pursing careers in special education. At that time the $12.9 million donation was the largest single endowment in UNLV history. The specially designed program includes students completing 67 credits in a single academic year; all...
October 3, 2019
Howard R. D. Gordon, Xue Xing,  Sara A. Shaw, and Mark C. Carroll (all Teaching and Learning) coauthored an article, "Why Apprenticeship Programs Matter to the 21st Century Postsecondary Education," in The CTE Journal. Shaw and Carroll are doctoral students. Additionally, Gordon, Xing, and Shaw wrote a second article, "Analysis of Subject Matter Topics Presented at AERA's CTE Annual Meetings" that also appeared in The CTE Journal.
October 3, 2019
Joseph Morgan and Alain Bengochea (both Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) were awarded the Full Service Community Schools Grant through the U.S. Department of Education office of innovation and improvement in the amount of $2.5 million to implement a project titled ReInvent Schools Las Vegas - Community Schools Initiative. This is a project in partnership with the city of Las Vegas, UNLV, and the Clark County School District to implement full-service community schools on...
October 3, 2019
Monica R. Brown (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) has been awarded a grant totaling more than $1 million by the U.S. Department of Education to support special education and social work master's students. The project is titled Pedagogues Readily Addressing Interdisciplinary Special Education Requirements (Project PRAISER) and is designed to bring social work and special education majors together in their training so that they can better support students with emotional and...
October 1, 2019
Samantha Godbey (Libraries) and Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) recently published "Career Exploration at the Middle School Level: Barriers and Opportunities" in Middle Grades Review. The authors discuss the theoretical and empirical basis for career exploration at the middle school level and identify selected barriers to its effective implementation, namely with regard to career advising and parent involvement. 
September 30, 2019
Monserrath Hernández (Journalism and Media Studies), Maribel Estrada Calderón (History), Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching and Learning), Elsa Lopez (Education), Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez (Education), Rodrigo Vazquez (Economics), and Nathalie Martinez (Honors) were each recently awarded a student scholarship from the city of Las Vegas and the Historic Preservation Commission during the 2019 Historic Preservation Awards. They were selected for their work collecting oral histories for the Latinx...
September 18, 2019
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) co-authored the article "Giving Community College Students Choice: The Impact of Self-Placement in Math Courses," which was published in the American Educational Research Journal. The study shows how removing placement testing requirements and letting students choose their own math courses most benefitted white, Asian, and male students. The article offers suggestions for ways to promote equity in contexts of developmental education and...
September 16, 2019
E. Michael Nussbaum (Education Psychology & Higher Education) is past president of the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 15 and recently gave the presidential address at the APA Division 15 Conference in Chicago.