Accomplishments: College of Education

August 13, 2020
Samuel Song (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) received his gavel as the new 2021 President of the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association. This is a tradition for the new president to receive a monogrammed gavel from the current president and it occurred at this year's APA conference this past Saturday.
August 11, 2020
Chia-Liang Dai, Ching-Chen Chen, Ezgi Yesilyurt, Samantha Godbey (Education) and Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article "Yoga as an Alternative Therapy for Weight Management in Child and Adolescent Obesity: A Systematic Review and Implications for Research" in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. The study examined the effect of yoga-based interventions targeting weight loss among overweight or obese children and adolescents. 
August 11, 2020
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) recently was nominated for the position of career and technical education teacher educator or researcher in the field of workforce development on the National Occupational Competency Testing Inatitute Board of Trusttees.
August 7, 2020
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) has published a policy brief, "The Equity Rankings: An Alternative Assessment of U.S. Higher Education," that addresses alternate assessment methods for determining university rankings. This brief was commissioned by Colorado State University's RISE Center as part of its Hack the Gates Initiative. The initiative is dedicated to creating equitable pathways to post-secondary education.
August 6, 2020
Alain Bengochea (Early Childhood, Multilingual, & Special Education) co-authored a manuscript, "Translanguaging for Varying Discourse Functions in Sociodramatic Play: An Exploratory Multiple Case Study of Young Emergent Bilinguals" in the International Journal of Bilingualism & Bilingual Education. This exploratory multiple case study investigated how preschool-age, Spanish-English emergent bilingual (EB) children with diverse language profiles leverage their discursive resources to...
August 6, 2020
Jacob D. Skousen and Ellianna Rodriguez (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education) presented their paper, "The Costs of a Public Education: One Public-School District’s Student Fees" at the annual International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership Conference. (The 2020 conference was held virtually this month because of  the COVID-19 pandemic.) Their study sought to respond to the research question: "What school fees are charged in middle schools and high schools in one...
August 3, 2020
Alain Bengochea (Early Childhood, Multilingual, & Special Education) co-authored a manuscript, "Exploring the Object-sourced Transmodal Practices of an Emergent Bilingual Child in Sociodramatic Play" in the Journal of Early Childhood Research. This study explores how an emergent bilingual preschooler used different modalities (actions, visual, and linguistic resources) to engage with objects and compose narratives in sociodramatic play.
July 24, 2020
Danica G. Hays (College of Education) discusses in a new publication the five-decade trends in multicultural and social justice counseling competency, identifies gaps and future research directions of that research, and proposes innovative strategies and methods for conducting rigorous multicultural and social justice research. The invited article was part of a special issue of the Journal of Counseling & Development, the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association...
July 13, 2020
Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) and Gloria Miller of the University of Denver recently published an article on Student Interns and Their Field Supervisors’ Perceptions of a School Psychology Training Program to Support Emergent Bilinguals in the International Journal of School and Educational Psychology. School psychologists are increasingly placed in advocacy roles to support a growing diverse population of emergent bilinguals (EBs). The...
July 10, 2020
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental & Occupational Health), Nancy L. Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Angela M. Terencio (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) recently published an article on "Sociodemographic Determinants of Physical Activity and Sport Participation Among Women in the United States" in the journal Sports.  Regular physical activity and sport participation have been shown to improve women's health; however, research has found that better health is...
June 30, 2020
Maximum A. Sirabian (Teaching and Learning) is heading up the contact tracing effort for the state of Nevada as a one of five contact tracing quality managers with Deloitte, overseeing a team of 300. The doctoral student says he is proud to use his knowledge, skills, and abilities to help Nevada fight Covid-19.
June 22, 2020
Xue Xing and Howard R. D. Gordon (both Teaching and Learning) published an article, "Mediating Effects of School Engagement between High School on-Time Completion and Career and Technical Education," in the journal Vocations and Learning. This study found that career and technical education (CTE) coursework had strong positive influence on high school on-time completion and CTE activities (i.e., participation in career and technical student organizations and work-based learning) influenced on-...