Accomplishments: College of Education

May 19, 2020
Anjala S. Krishen (Marketing & International Business) had a paper, "Harnessing the Waiting Experience: Anticipation, Expectations, and WOM," accepted in Journal of Services Marketing. This interdisciplinary work was conducted in collaboration with the Shark Reef Exhibit at Mandalay Bay and co-authored with Brian Robison and two UNLV doctoral alums, Orie Berezan, assistant professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Shaurya Agarwal, assistant professor at University of...
May 15, 2020
Jared Lau (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) and colleagues Peitao Zhu of Syracuse University and Carryl Navalta of Boston University School of Medicine recently published their paper, "An Ecological Approach to Understanding Pervasive and Hidden Shame in Complex Trauma"  in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling (JMHC).  In particular, through an ecological framework, their paper focuses on the concept of shame and how counselors and mental health professionals can...
May 6, 2020
Courtney Jones (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) was a Hall of Fame inductee at the 2020 Rebel Awards. In her four years at UNLV she has been heavily involved with departments and organizations such as Student Diversity & Social Justice, Students United for Reproductive Justice, Students Organizing Diversity Activities, UNLV NAACP, & UNLV #BlackLivesMatter. As issues on campus and in the community have arisen, she, alongside her like-minded peers, has...
May 5, 2020
The Graduate College is pleased to announce its 2019-20 award winners.  UNLV Graduate College Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards Each year the Graduate College presents four awards for outstanding theses and dissertations (within each category, one for STEM and one for non-STEM). This year’s winners are: Outstanding Thesis (STEM): Rachel Rahib, M.S. Geoscience, "Petrogenesis of Enriched and Intermediate Poikilitic Shergottites: From Magmatic Source to Emplacement"...
April 24, 2020
Richard Miller (Music), Katrina Liu (Teaching and Learning), and Arnetha F. Ball of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education recently published "Critical Counter-Narrative as Transformative Methodology for Educational Equity" in Review of Research in Education, a key journal of the American Educational Research Association. This article systematically explores the place of counter-narratives in educational pedagogy and research. It proposes critical counter-narrative as a...
April 24, 2020
Jacob D. Skousen (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) presented with colleagues Spencer C. Weiler and Nathan L. Schmutz (both of BYU) at the National Education Finance Academy (NEFA) 2020 annual conference this month. The presentation, "Risk and Cost Assessment of a Continuum of Possible School Safety Measures," was an overview of the research Skousen and colleagues have recently conducted. (The presentation was delivered virtually because the NEFA conference was moved online due to...
April 23, 2020
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education), along with colleagues from California and Kentucky, recently published an article in the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education on how to include family engagement content into early childhood courses. The article, "Integrating Family Content into Teacher Preparation Programs Using Intentional Reflection and Planning," includes tools for faculty to evaluate their current courses and make plans for improvements.
April 17, 2020
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) recently served on an online panel that focused on "Career and Technical Education (CTE) Publishing and Professional Organizations," for ECMC foundation of Postsecondary CTE 2020 Research Fellows. He was also appointed to the editorial board of The CTE Journal. 
April 9, 2020
Blanca Rincon (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) recently published an article, "Anchoring Comunidad: How First- and Continuing-Generation Latinx Students in STEM Engage Community Cultural Wealth," in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.    
April 2, 2020
Xue Xing and Maximum A. Sirabian (both Teaching and Learning) recently published an article in Techniques, the flagship practitioner journal published by the Association for Career and Technical Education. The article, "Toward an Integrated Framework of Curriculum and Support for College and Career Readiness," calls for a truly integrated curriculum and support system for all students with various needs. Sirabian is a doctoral student.
March 31, 2020
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) recently was selected as Distinguished Alumnus-Academia by the agricultural leadership, and community education department in the College of Agricultural Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. He obtained his doctorate in agricultural science education at Virginia Tech in 1984.
March 30, 2020
Michael Nussbaum and LeAnn G. Putney (both of Educational Psychology and Higher Education) have published an article on "Learning to Use Benefit-Cost Arguments: A Microgenetic Study of Argument-Counterargument Integration in an Undergraduate Seminar Course" in the Journal of Educational Psychology. This microgenetic case study explores how an undergraduate student (Nolan) in a second-year seminar mastered an argument weighing scheme and used it to organize his writing. Nolan showed particularly...