Accomplishments: College of Education

October 20, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning) has been elected to serve as an at-large member of the executive council for the American Educational Studies Association (AESA). Her three-year term begins Nov. 1. As an at-large member of the exeuctive council, she will participate in oversight of the organization, including leadership on committees and advisory boards. The AESA "is a society primarily comprised of college and university professors who teach and research in the field of education...
October 14, 2020
Bucket Manyweather (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) is presenting a virtual webinar on gender identities and how to use pronouns to the Los Rios Community College District in California. The workshop contextualizes and acknowledges how respecting non-cisgender identities are connected to decolonization while dismissing these identities is of the mindset of the colonizer.
October 13, 2020
Doris L. Watson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) was an invited panelist for the OUT LBGTQ Business Alliance and the African American Business Alliance for the city of Albuquerque earlier this month. The panel, OUT / Sides, was a discussion on voter suppression, equity, and social justice.
October 6, 2020
Chad Scott (Teaching and Learning) is exhibiting work in two group shows that center on the current election cycle. His installation, "Proposal for a Presidential Portrait for the National Portrait Gallery," is exhibiting in "A Political Romp," an invited group show featuring 20 artists from around the U.S., at the Priscilla Fowler Fine Art Gallery in Las Vegas. His digital media work, "4th and Goal," is exhibiting in "Political Discord" with Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna, California. "A...
October 1, 2020
Stephanie Loomis (Teaching and Learning) published an article along with co-author Buffy Hamilton in the September issue of Voices from the Middle, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English. "The Classroom Is a Mirror: Learning Spaces as a Reflection of Instructional Design" discussed the importance of classroom layout, lighting, and design on student-directed learning that also encouraged community. Hamilton is a veteran middle school teacher in Hall County, Georgia.  
September 28, 2020
Patrice Leverett (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) has been appointed as chair of the College of Education Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Committee. Wendy Rodgers (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) will serve as chair-elect for the current academic year. 
September 24, 2020
Tonya Walls (Teaching & Learning and Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) has published the book chapter "Transforming Curriculum, Exploring Identity, and Cultivating Culturally Responsive Educators" in Cultural Competence in Higher Education.  A co-authored manuscript, and published as part of the peer-reviewed Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning series, this chapter describes the impact of a multicultural curriculum transformation project on the...
September 24, 2020
Sebastian Cardenas (Honors College) recently had his opinion piece, "Waking up in fear every day" published in The Nevada Independent. Cardenas advocates for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in his powerful piece which discusses his story of being a DACA recipient and the challenges he has overcome. Cardenas is an Honors College student majoring in secondary education and public policy. He is also pursuing the Brookings public policy minor.
September 16, 2020
Xue "Cher" Xing (Teaching and Learning) recently published an article, "Understanding Postsecondary Education Enrollment of First-Generation Students From a Social Cognitive Perspective,"  in the Journal of Career Development. The study found postsecondary educational self-efficacy and goals, together, had a substantial positive influence on postsecondary enrollment of first- and continuing-generation students. Contextual supports and barriers directly influenced students’ goals but played...
September 14, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning) has published the article "‘It’s This One Teacher … I Just Don’t Like Him’: The Role of Gender in Establishing Culturally Relevant Caring Relationships" in Gender and Education. This manuscript centers students’ perceptions of care when a race-match but gender-mismatch is present in the classroom and adds to the limited scholarship examining gender dynamics in interactions between Black female students with Black male teachers.
September 9, 2020
Blanca E. Rincón and Juanita K. Hinojosa (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education) have co-authored a journal article that appears in the most recent issue of Teachers College Record. The study investigates the ways in which important others shape the initial educational and career aspirations of students of color pursuing STEM pathways. Findings suggest that at every decision-making point (e.g., going to college, selecting a STEM major, and pursuing a STEM career), family members (e.g...
September 4, 2020
Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching & Learning) recently published a commentary article in Latinx Talk titled "Social Distancing While Brown." Latinx Talk is an online, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, and moderated forum for the circulation and discussion of original research, commentary, and creative work She also published a book review of Queen Mothers: Articulating the Spirit of Black Women Teacher-Leaders edited by Rhonda Baynes-Jeffries in the Teachers College Record (TCR). TCR is a...