Accomplishments: College of Education

Nancy Lough (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education; UNLV Sports Innovation Institute) was featured in episode 10 of the City Cast Las Vegas podcast. In this episode she does a deep dive into the complexities of endorsements, sponsorships, pay-to-play in pro sports, and how we can get to pay parity for women's sports.
E. Michael Nussbaum (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education), Ph.D., published an article in Science Education detailing a year-long professional development for middle school science teachers in Clark County School District. The study, led by Dr. Nussbaum, Ian Dove (Philosophy), Ph.D., and LeAnn Putney (Educational…
Ariana Garcia and Blanca Rincón (both Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) published an article, "Culturally Responsive Mentoring: A Psychosociocultural Perspective on Sustaining Students of Color Career Aspirations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM),” in the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.…
Associate professor Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) was selected for the Fred Rogers Inquiry Educators 2024-2025 cohort. In collaboration with the Fred Rogers Institute, she will explore how Mr. Rogers' work addressed the inclusion and sense of belonging for young children with disabilities and their…
Ileana Jara Yupanqui (Linguistics), Miriam Melton-Villanueva (History), and Blanca Rincón (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) were selected to receive a 2024 Faculty Opportunity Award (FOA) for project entitled "A Planning Grant for NEH: Mural of Knowledges."
Adjoa Mensah (Teaching and Learning), won the Professor Roosevelt Fitzgerald Outstanding Scholarship and Leadership award. 
Heather Van Ness and Monica Brown (both Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) recently co-authored a publication with Robbie Marsh (Mercer University) titled, "Building communities of practice: Initial perceptions of an interdisciplinary preparation program for special education teachers and social workers," in the Journal of the…
Monica Brown and Pricella Morris (both Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) received a five-year, $1.1M Personnel Preparation grant to train undergraduate students majoring in early childhood special education. Project DEEPENDD (Dual Early Educator Preparation- Educating Nevadans for Disability & Diversity) funded by the…
Drew Blasco (Social and Behavioral Health), Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning), Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services), and Asma Awan (Social and Behavioral Health) were selected to receive a UNLV 2024 Faculty Opportunity Award for their project entitled, "Theory-based correlates of help-seeking behavior…
Daniel Wright (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) published "Normrank Correlations for Testing Associations and for Use in Latent Variable Models" describing the normrank correlation. Through several simulations he shows some advantages it has over traditional measures in structural equation models and elsewhere.
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) was named as an Outstanding Reviewer for the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ). AERJ is the flagship journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), with articles that advance the empirical, theoretical, and methodological understanding of education…
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) published an article titled "Use and Effectiveness of Academic Supports After Developmental Education Reform in California’s Community Colleges" in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. The study examines the role of concurrent support courses (e.g., corequisites) in…