Accomplishments: College of Education

April 13, 2021
Jacob D. Skousen (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) with a colleague, Spencer C. Weiler, and graduate students Brianna Pesci and Adam Johnson at Brigham Young University, presented at the annual National Education Finance Academy Conference. Their presentation, "Reflections from the Principal's Office: Leadership Lessons Learned from Retired Career Administrators," included research that captured the perspective of retired principals related to the essential elements of effective...
April 12, 2021
Michelle A. Arroyo (Teaching & Learning) published a chapter, "The Social and Emotional Issues of Teacher's Professional Identity Development," in the textbook Leading Schools With Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD)
April 9, 2021
Jacob Skousen and Ellianna Rodriguez (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education) presented at the 11th annual National Education Finance Academy Conference. Their presentation, "The Subtle Structure of Inequity: School Fees," included an analysis of publicly accessible data from 10 school districts in Nevada. Through the use of descriptive statistics, the findings included a description of more than a thousand school fees, many of which may be unconstitutional. These findings provide...
April 7, 2021
Kristine Jan C. Espinoza (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) co-authored a recent publication, "AANAPISIs in Context and Practice: Strategies for Serving Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Students," in the About Campus special issue on Asian American and Native American Pacific-Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI)  The full list of the March/ About Campus AANAPISI special issue articles is available online. Espinosa is a Ph.D. student.
March 31, 2021
Bradley Marianno (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) published "A Negotiated Disadvantage? California Collective Bargaining Agreements and Achievement Gaps" in the journal Educational Researcher. 
March 26, 2021
Bradley Marianno (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) published an editorial, "Teachers’ Unions: Scapegoats or Bad-faith Actors in COVID-19 School Reopening Decisions?" for the Brookings Institute Brown Center on Education Education Policy "Chalkbeat" blog. The editorial overviews his recent research on teachers' unions and school reopening decisions. 
March 23, 2021
Xue "Cher" Xing (Teaching and Learning) recently was selected as a Fellow in the 2021 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) – sponsored by ECMC Foundation. The goal of the program is to support current and aspiring leaders in career and technical education (CTE) and provide professional and career growth opportunities to the next generation of CTE postsecondary leaders. This is ACTE’s third cohort of 20 CTE postsecondary professionals...
March 23, 2021
Alfred Acquah (Teaching and Learning) published a peer-reviewed article on "Higher Education Finance Between Ghana and the United States" in the journal Current Issues of Comparative Education. The paper comparatively analyzes higher education funding sources in Ghana and the U.S., considering both countries' goals for higher education, enrollment, and expenditure.
March 12, 2021
Danica G. Hays (Education) contributed the article, "Promoting Rigorous Research: Generalizability and Qualitative Research" to the April special issue of the Journal of Counseling & Development (JCD), "Advancing the Counseling Profession Through Research and Publication." In this invited work, Hays and her co-author present types of generalizability as well as strategies for maximizing generalizability within and across qualitative studies (i.e., grounded theory, autoethnography, content...
March 10, 2021
Norma A. Marrun, De'Ana R. Mauldin, and Christine Clark (all Teaching and Learning), along with Tara J. Plachowski, '19 PhD Teacher Education, published an article, “Teachers Don’t Really Encourage It”: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of High School Students’ of Color Perceptions of the Teaching Profession," in Multicultural Education Review. Marrun, Mauldin, and Clark all are affiliated with the Cultural Studies, International Education, and Multicultural Education program. Mauldin is a...
March 9, 2021
Danica G. Hays (Education), published a grounded theory study, "A Grounded Theory of Counselor Educators' Academic Leadership Development," in the Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) journal. The qualitative study provides a theoretical model of academic leadership engagement based on interviews with 20 counselor educators with academic leadership experience. Implications for facilitating academic leadership engagement are provided. CES is the flagship journal of the Association for...
March 2, 2021
Travis A. Olson (Teaching & Learning) began his two-year term as the president of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) on Feb. 28. During the past year, he has served on the council's Executive Board as president-elect. Three years prior to that, Olson served on the RCML Executive Board as secretary. After his term as president, he will serve the board a final year as past president. The RCLM's official journal, Investigations in Mathematics Learning, is published four times...