Accomplishments: College of Education

January 15, 2021
Travis A. Olson (Teaching and Learning) is the UNLV principal investigator for a group that produced the article,"Geometric Reflections: Why Should They Not Be Just a Flip?,"  which published in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Mathematics Teacher: Teaching & Learning PK-1. The article is based on a currently running National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. Olson is a part of an established research team of PI's and co-authors from Brigham Young University, University of...
January 14, 2021
Bradley Marianno (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) with co-author Annie Hemphill published "Teachers’ Unions, Collective Bargaining, and the Response to COVID-19" in the journal Education Finance and Policy. 
January 12, 2021
Jungnam Kim (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) published the manuscript "School Principals' and Counselors' Focus on College-going: The Impact of School Leader Expectations and Primary Goals on Postsecondary Education"  in the Journal of College Access. She worked alongside colleagues from Ball State University department of educational leadership to examine how school counselors’ and principals’ primary counseling goals and expectations impact postsecondary enrollment...
January 11, 2021
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) has been elected vice president of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children. This international professional organization supports policy, research, and practices for children 0-8 years old with disabilities and their families. She will begin her four-year term with the DEC executive board in July and serve as president in 2023.
January 6, 2021
Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning) served as lead author on the article "Physical activity interventions targeting perceived body image among adolescent girls" published in the Journal of Physical Education and Sport in collaboration with colleagues Manoj Sharma (Environmental and Occupational Health), Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services), and undergraduate student Haley Lockley (College of Education). 
December 23, 2020
Chyllis Scott (Teaching and Learning) and her colleagues, UNLV alum Fawn Canady, '06 Master of Education and '17 PhD Curriculum and Instruction, now of Sonoma State University, and and Troy Hicks of Central Michigan University, published an article “Walking a Thin Line”: Exploring the Tensions Between Composition Curriculum and Students’ Lives as Digital Writers” in Journal of Language & Literacy Education. The journal also conducted a podcast with all three authors around the topics of the...
December 23, 2020
Blanca E. Rincón and Kristine J. Espinoza (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education) co-authored a manuscript on how dually designated Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Latinx-serving institutions communicate "servinginess" through campus artifacts. Using critical ethnographic methods, they found that campus artifacts at dually designated institutions were in a state of flux, thus demonstrating how institutions were simultaneously striving to become — and at the same time...
December 9, 2020
Danica G. Hays (Education) co-authored an article, "A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Supports and Barriers for Rural College Students," in the Journal of College Orientation, Transition, and Retention. The article outlines an exploratory sequential mixed-methods study on the environmental supports and barriers for students attending a rural college. Data collected through six focus group interviews (N = 19) indicated 20 themes associated with student success; faculty practices with students;...
December 4, 2020
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) published a study with co-author Elizabeth S. Park (UC Irvine) in the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Titled "The Effect of Developmental Math on STEM Participation in Community College: Variation by Race, Gender, Achievement, and Aspiration," the study examines how developmental math placement impacts the enrollment in and completion of STEM courses among women, racially minoritized students, students with extensive...
December 2, 2020
Stephanie Loomis (Teaching and Learning) has published a chapter, Mobile Phones, Arts Integration, and English Language Arts, in the book Affordances and Constraints of Mobile Phone Use in English Language Arts Classrooms.  This chapter considers the affordances of smartphones as tools for arts integration in English language arts classrooms. It discusses the importance of students as creators of content and how teachers may capture the social tools already within student possession to function...
December 1, 2020
Heather Dahl (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) was awarded the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Special Recognition Award at the most recent annual business meeting. The award honors individuals who have promoted and supported the counseling profession. 
December 1, 2020
Jacob D. Skousen (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) and his colleagues, Spencer Weiler, Jason Kopanke, and Luke Cornelius, published "Taking Aim at Preventing School Shootings: A Comparative Analysis of School Board Policy Related to the Practice of Arming Educators" in the Journal of School Violence.  The issue of school safety is of paramount concern but what is lacking is clarity on the best course of action aimed at bolstering safety in public schools. We sought to answer the...