Accomplishments: College of Education

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...
March 26, 2020
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) and Deanna Schultz of the University of Wisconsin- Stout co-authored the fifth edition of The History and Growth of Career and Technical Education in America, published by Waveland Press.  The foreword was written by James Greenan of Purdue University.
March 12, 2020
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey congratulates faculty who have received tenure commencing July 1. The tenure recommendations were approved at the Board of Regents meeting on March 5. Those faculty are: Scott Abella, College of Sciences Stephen Benning, College of Liberal Arts Maile Chapman, College of Liberal Arts Lung-Wen Antony Chen, School of Public Health Chih-Chien Chen, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality Kate Hamilton, College of Fine...
March 11, 2020
The CSUN Faculty Achievement Award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events. Those receiving the award in 2020 are: William Ramsey, College of Liberal Arts, department of philosophy Caitlin Saladino, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West Francisco Menendez, College of Fine Arts, department of film Yingtao Jiang, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering...
March 10, 2020
William Speer (Mathematics Learning Center) and Jeff Shih (Teaching & Learning) served as co-chairs and organizers of the 47th annual conference of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) that took place at the Alexis Park Resort earlier this month. The conference, which was attended by more than 170 people, was sponsored by UNLV, the College of Sciences, and the Mathematics Learning Center. The council is a professional community of researchers interested in mathematics and...
March 2, 2020
Student Diversity & Social Justice hosted the second annual Black Carpet Awards, an event designed to recognize the contributions of black students, staff, faculty, and community partners. The following individuals and organizations were award recipients: Pre-law student Candace Mays, the Audre Lorde Student Leadership Award Film and theatre professor Clarence Gilyard, the Dr. Bert Babero Sr. Faculty/Staff Award  Nu Eta chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, the Blackprint Award Community...
February 28, 2020
Amanda Melilli, Samantha Godbey and Hee Yeon "Ashley" Park (all Libraries) presented a poster, "Recommended Practices for Library Collections for English Language Learners," at the 2020 Conference for Academic Research in Education. The presentation covered the results of a research study on English Language Learners (ELL) collections and services at UNLV, and encouraged the provision of a diverse range of quality materials. Melilli is head of the Teacher Development & Resources Library,...
February 26, 2020
Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) recently was named secretary of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), a national division of the American Counseling Association. AARC is the official division that specifically addresses research and assessment issues, training, and development in the profession of counseling.
February 25, 2020
Christina Miskey (Libraries) has been awarded an Administrative Faculty Professional Development Grant by the office of faculty affairs. This competitive grant is given to administrative faculty to focus on professional development efforts as part of the Top Tier initiative. She will use the funds received to assist with attending the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Miskey is with UNLV's Teacher Development & Resources Library, which supports teacher education programs within the...
February 5, 2020
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) with colleagues from the University of Illinois recently published a mixed method article, "How Professionals Collaborate to Support Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities in Child Care" in the Early Childhood Education Journal. This article describes how professionals across early intervention and childcare report their experiences in collaborating with each other to provide inclusive services to infants with...
January 30, 2020
Kevin McVay (Sciences), Lauren Layton (Education), Rimi Marwah (Urban Affairs), and the Wilson Advising Center (Liberal Arts) are the winners of the 2019-20 UNLV Academic Advising Awards presented by the office of the vice provost for undergraduate education and the Academic Advising Council leadership team. These awards recognize individuals and advising centers that go above and beyond to serve the students, faculty, and staff at UNLV, as well recognizing their contributions to the advising...