Accomplishments: College of Education

September 22, 2021
Alain Bengochea (Education) co-authored an article titled "Building on ELA Vocabulary Instruction to Develop Language Resources" in the The Reading Teacher.  This content analysis provides a snapshot of fourth grade English language arts vocabulary instruction before and after implementation of college and career readiness standards. Because many emergent bilinguals are placed in classrooms where English-medium instruction is the norm, this research offers recommendations that build on...
September 22, 2021
Jenna Weglarz-Ward, Cyndy Anang, and Melissa Beck Yarczower, (all Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) resented this week at the Division for Early Childhood's 37th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities & Their Families. Sessions included Supporting Families of Children with Disabilities in Urban Contexts, Systematic Review: Activity-based Interventions & Children with Disabilities, Family Practices in Educator Licensure: A Review of the...
September 22, 2021
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) and doctoral candidate Juanita Hinojosa, published a new article titled "Supporting Undocumented Community College Students" in New Directions for Community Colleges. The article discusses policies that can be enacted at the federal, state, and local levels to increase access and success for undocumented students in higher education, and strategies institutions can use to create more supportive campus environments for undocumented...
September 21, 2021
Kenneth Varner and PG Schrader (both Teaching & Learning) along with their colleagues Jennifer Markides, David Gerlach, and Siniša Opić published "Global Challenges to Teacher Education and a Glocally Sustaining Pedagogical Framework" in the journal Global Education Review.
September 15, 2021
Jungnam Kim and Wendy Hoskins (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) published, “School Counselors as empowering institutional agents: Why Asian American students see school counselors for academic, social-emotional, and college-career issues” in Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling with co-authors Neffisatu Dambo and Julia Bryan. This study highlights Asian American students’ different socio-demographic circumstances such as ethnicity, immigrant status, and socioeconomic...
September 9, 2021
Katherine Feather (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) co-authored a book chapter, "Understanding and applying trauma stewardship," in Advising and Supporting in Student Affairs along with Dian Squire of Loyola University, Scout Miller of Nortern Arizona University, and Natalie Schmitz of Christopher Newport University.  This chapter addresses the concept of trauma stewardship, secondary trauma, and developing capacity for avoiding emotional burnout in student affairs...
September 8, 2021
Nancy Lough (Education) published an article entitled "Pro softball fan segments: a two-step cluster analysis" in the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship. This was the first study to determine specific market segments within professional softball. The author's worked collaboratively with the Commissioner of the National Pro Fastpitch league to acquire the data leading to new insights in professional women's sport.
August 31, 2021
Norma A. Marrun (Teaching and Learning), Marcela Rodríguez-Campo (Nevada State College), Tara J. Plachowski (Teaching and Learning), and Christine Clark (Teaching and Learning) coauthored an article, Divergent Values: A Family Critical Race Theory Analysis of Families of Color and Their Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching as a Profession, in Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education. Using a Family Critical Race Theory analysis, this article examines...
August 30, 2021
Brett Gleason (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) was appointed to the board of directors for the National Organization of Human Services (NOHS). He will serve as secretary for a two-year term, beginning immediately. Gleason is looking forward to representing UNLV in NOHS leadership. 
August 23, 2021
Hasan Deniz (Teaching and Learning) was awarded a grant of $435,679 by the National Science Foundation. The project, "Developing an Integrated Computer Science Curriculum for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms at Grades 3-5" is a collaborative proposal among UNLV, George Mason University, University of South Carolina Upstate and Weber State University. This project seeks to develop integrated computer science curricula using affordances of educational robotics for grades 3-5...
August 16, 2021
Kristine Jan C. Espinoza and Blanca Rincón (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Lawrence Letourneau (Academic Enrichment and Outreach), Judd Harbin (Student Affairs), and Brent M. Drake (Decision Support) have received a $10,000 research grant award from APIA Scholars to fund a research project entitled, “Oceania in the Desert: Exploring and Disaggregating Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) Data at an R1 Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving...
August 9, 2021
Emma Regentova and Venkatesan Muthukumar  (both Electrical and Computer Engineering ), Si Jung Kim (Entertainment Engineering and Design), and Jonathan Hilpert (Education)  have received an $882,699 award from the National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning program for implementing the project " NEVADA STEM LAB- Cultivating Tomorrow’s Engineers through the Entertainment & Hospitality Landscape". This project aims to foster the development of STEM identity among a diverse...