Accomplishments: College of Education

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. 
December 9, 2019
Xue "Cher" Xing (Teaching and Learning) recently was granted the Outstanding Beginning Scholar Award by the Association for Career and Technical Educational Research, the foremost association for CTE researchers and academic professionals. This award recognizes significant accomplishments in research, teaching, and service of new scholars in the field who have obtained their doctoral degree within five years. 
November 27, 2019
Katrina Liu (Teaching & Learning) gave an invited presentation to the National Council of Research on Language and Literacy (NCRLL) In Baltimore earlier this month. Titled "Using Critical Counter-Narratives to Prepare Prospective Teachers of Color," the paper was part of a panel on Stories of Possibilities, Generativity, and Humanity: Distinguished Educators Working for Change, which was organized in recognition of NCRLL Distinguished Scholar awardees Arnetha Ball, the Charles E. Ducomm...
November 26, 2019
Howard R. D. Gordon  (Teaching and Learning) recently was nominated for the Distinguished Alumni Award for Academia by the agricultural leadership, and community education department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech.
November 20, 2019
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) has been invited to present at the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness's 2019 conference, Reimagining Developmental Education. The two-day event, which takes place Nov. 21 and 22 in New York City, focuses on innovative practices in developmental education across the United States and will be livestreamed.