Accomplishments: College of Education

April 19, 2019
Xue Xing and Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) co-authored a peer-reviewed journal article, entitled “The Status of High-Quality Career and Technical Education in Nevada.” The article overviews important issues pertaining to career and technical education program development and policy changes in Nevada and discusses characteristics and future directions of high-quality CTE programs in the state. This article appears in the 2018 fall issue of the Workforce Education Forum.
April 17, 2019
Naoka Foreman (Journalism and Media Studies) moderated a panel discussion hosted by the Black Graduate Student Association.  Monica Brown (Education), Sebern Coleman (Graduate College), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice) served as panelists for this discussion.  The topic was "The Color of Academia: A Panel on Navigating Higher Education in Black Skin."
March 29, 2019
Sam Song (Counselor Education, School Psychology & Human Services) and co-authors published School Psychology in a Global Society: Rules and Functions. Recognizing, now more than ever, the critical need to prepare students to enter the school psychology profession prepared to meet the needs of increasingly diverse populations, their work places emphasis on advocacy, prevention, and intervention through the lens of social justice. The text also includes relevant history, critical foundations...
March 21, 2019
Steven T. Bickmore (Teaching & Learning) and co-editor Michelle M. Falter published When Loss Gets Personal: Discussing Death through Literature in the Secondary ELA Classroom and Moving Beyond Personal Loss to Societal Grieving: Discussing Death's Social Impact through Literature in the Secondary ELA Classroom. The texts consider how secondary language arts educators can thoughtfully teach literature in which topics like personal deaths, suicide, cancer, accidents, and large-scale deaths...
March 20, 2019
Deanna Cooper (Educational Psychology & Higher Education ) was selected to attend the American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) Education Policy Academy. This exclusive summer institute brings talented graduate students to Washington, D.C. for an intensive week-long exploration of how the worlds of education research, policy, and advocacy interact. She is a doctoral student in the department of educational psychology & higher education and a Lincy Institute graduate student
March 20, 2019
Sara A. Shaw (Teaching & Learning) was named one of NC State University's sixteen Career & Technical Education (CTE) Research Fellows. The program, sponsored by the ECMC Foundation, provides Fellows with research training, dissemination support, policy education, and professional mentoring opportunities in order to improve student learning, equity, and labor market outcomes related to CTE.  Shaw, a doctoral student, is conducting research that examines the lived experiences of female...
March 8, 2019
Xue Xing (Teaching and Learning) published the article "Using the Log-Linear Cognitive Diagnosis Model to Classify Individuals in Career and Educational Assessment" in International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. This study provides a tutorial for conducting analyses using the log-linear cognitive diagnosis model (LCDM), which is particularly suited to diagnostic and formative assessments where a classification decision is desired (e.g., to assign intervention or not).
March 7, 2019
Katrina Harris and Wendy Hoskins (both Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) presented at the Nevada School Counselor Association Conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. The presentation centered on developing self-advocacy strategies for students from underrepresented groups.
March 1, 2019
School Psychology Faculty (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) currently are attending and presenting at the 2019 National Association of School Psychologists annual convention in Atlanta. UNLV's program is the only school psychology program offered in Nevada and features a cultural ecological model of training.  
February 25, 2019
Nancy Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) was an invited speaker at the 2019 Inclusive Sport Summit hosted by the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her talk was titled "Awareness Leading to Action: The Impact of Women on the Evolution of Sport." She also moderated the panel "Beyond the Surface, Beyond Policies: The Underlying Concern." The panel was comprised of women athletic administrators and coaches and addressed questions related to overcoming stereotypes, work-life balance...
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
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...