Accomplishments: College of Education

February 20, 2019
Chris Wood (Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) recently co-edited and published the 3rd edition of Critical Incidents in School Counseling.  Published by the American Counseling Association, Critical Incidents in School Counseling is a practical text that explores contemporary case scenarios that arise in school counseling with children and adolescents. Issues explored include trauma, drug use, pregnancy, cyberbullying, suicide, gangs, parental conflicts,...
February 13, 2019
Chyna Miller (Mathematics Learning Center) and Matthew Bernacki, formerly of UNLV and now with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, recently had a paper published for a special issue on self-regulated learning (SRL) in the Journal of High Ability Studies. In the article titled, "Training Preparatory Mathematics Students to be High Ability Self-regulators: Comparative and Case-Study Analyses of Impact on Learning Behavior and Achievement," non-parametric, comparative analyses...
February 13, 2019
Wendy Hoskins (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) and Holly Thompson (University of Illinois Springfield) presented a workshop, "Personalization Issues When Working with Difficult Couple and Family Issues: Supervisor Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Maturity" at the 2019 International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) World Conference in New Orleans earlier this month. The world conference is the annual meeting of the IAMFC, an official...
February 12, 2019
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) published the article "California DREAM: The Impact of Financial Aid for Undocumented Community College Students" in Educational Researcher. The study shows that providing relatively low-cost fee waivers significantly expanded college opportunity for undocumented high school students, drawing different types of undocumented students to enroll. The study was featured in U.S. News & World Report, Salon.com, and The Conversation.
January 31, 2019
Gwen Marchand (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) was awarded $964,236 from the National Science Foundation for a grant entitled “Supporting & Sustaining Student Motivation in Science Instruction.” Science teachers identify fostering student motivation to learn as a pressing need, yet teacher professional learning programs rarely devote time to helping teachers understand and apply motivational principles in their instruction. This project will bring together a multi-...
January 30, 2019
Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) recently passed the National Counselor Examination and is now a Nationally Certified Counselor demonstrating her professional identity and commitment to professional counseling. 
January 28, 2019
Lydia Nussbaum (Law) and Sam Song (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) next month will be presenting at "Keeping Kids in School: Increasing Student Engagement," a one-day summit co-hosted by the Eighth Judicial District, the Clark County School District (CCSD), and the Nevada State Charter School Authority.  More than 200 CCSD and charter school administrators, teachers, counselors, social workers, and police, as well as representatives of the juvenile probation system, attend this...
January 15, 2019
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) authored a chapter in the newest edition of An Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs edited by Richard Gargulio and Jennifer Kilgo (both from the University of Alabama Birmingham). This chapter describes intervention and instructional strategies to support young children with disabilities from birth to 8 years old in a variety of settings.
January 3, 2019
Alain Bengochea (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) co-authored a manuscript titled "Native Mexican Parents’ Beliefs About Children’s Literacy and Language Development: A Mixed-Methods Study" in Early Education & Development.
December 21, 2018
Blanca E. Rincón (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) published "Does Latinx Representation Matter for Latinx Student Retention in STEM?" in the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education's (AAHE) Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. Using student-level data, this study explores the relationship between Latinx student representation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and student retention. Results revealed that a  1 percent increase in cohort-level...
December 5, 2018
Xue Xing (Teaching and Learning) received the 2018 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award for her research, "The Relationship Between Students’ Career Exploratory Activities and Their Post-High School Educational Work Outcomes." The award was presented at the annual conference of the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) in San Antonio. ACTER is a professional association for scholars and others with research interests in career and technical education and the workforce...
November 30, 2018
Kim Nehls (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) is the recipient of the 2018 ASHE Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented at the recent conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Tampa, Florida, in recognition of exceptional commitment and significant contribution to the success of the association. ASHE is a scholarly society with more than 2,000 members dedicated to higher education as a field of study as well as diversity in its programs...