Accomplishments: College of Education

August 6, 2021
Nancy Lough (Education) was part of the research team recently recognized with the Mary Ann Yodelis Smith Award for Feminist Scholarship from the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication at Penn State University. The award was for a research proposal titled “Communicating for Justice and Equality: Women’s Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility” by the Commission on the Status of Women at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s annual conference...
August 5, 2021
Dana Bickmore, Miguel Gonzales, and Maria Roberts (all in Educational Psychology and Higher Education) coauthored an article “Exploring School Leaders Communities of Practice and School Improvement” in the National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin. The study examined a program of collaborative professional development for school principals, both experienced and novice, to support effective school improvement planning and implementation.
August 2, 2021
Kenneth Varner, Tina Vo, and PG Schrader (all Teaching and Learning), and Danica G. Hays (Education) along with their colleagues Claudio Diaz of the University of Concepcion and  Michaela Stone of Northern Vermont University published the article "Interacciones pedagógicas y prácticas culturalmente relevantes entre educadores estadounidenses y chilenos" in the journal Revista Pedgogia.
July 30, 2021
Monica Hernández-Johnson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education); Valerie Taylor and Ravijot Singh (both Interdisciplinary, Gender, & Ethnic Studies); and Norma A. Marrun, Tara J. Plachowski, and Christine Clark (all Teaching and Learning) coauthored an article, “Like Where Are Those Teachers?”: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of Teachers of Color Who Have Left Teaching" in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. The research at focus in this article contributes...
July 30, 2021
Kenneth J. Varner, Iesha Jackson, Christine Clark, Averill Kelley, Chelsea DeSalvo, and Norma A. Marrun (all Teaching and Learning) published an edited book, Multicultural Curriculum Transformation in Social Studies and Civic Education.
July 30, 2021
Ariana Garcia and Blanca Rincón (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education) co-authored a manuscript on how alliance-based STEM enrichment programs broker graduate-related opportunities for students of color. Using a single case study of a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation  alliance, they found that these programs bridge social capital via interorganizational networks and how instability creates barriers to building the trust that is central to the brokerage process, thus...
July 22, 2021
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) co-authored "An Exploratory Study to Develop a Career Technical Education Leadership Self-Efficacy Scale," which appeared in The CTE Journal. His co-authors were Michelle Conrad of the University of Central Missouri, Kemaly Parr of Murray State University, Larae Watkins of University of Cental Missouri, and David M. Yost of Marshall University).
July 19, 2021
Manoj Sharma, Jennifer Pharr, Courtney Coughenour (all Environmental & Occupational Health), Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching & Learning), Kavita Batra (Medicine), and Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education), along with Asma Awan (Purdue University), and Hannah Catalano (University of North Carolina Wilmington), published an article “Using the Multi-theory Model (MTM) of Health Behavior Change to Explain the Correlates of Mammography Screening among Asian American Women” in the journal Pharmacy....
July 16, 2021
Maria B. Roberts (Education) has been appointed to Nevada's Commission on Professional Standards in Education by Gov. Steve Sisolak. She was nominated by Dean Danica Hayes for this position. As a regulatory body, the mission of the commission (COPS) is to set standards for licensing educational personnel in Nevada and facilitating a quality education for all students. COPS is the only regulatory commission that sets licensure standards for educational personnel. Its membership reflects the key...
July 13, 2021
Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education), Jorge Gonzalez (University of Houston), Laura Saenz (University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley), Denise Soares (University of Mississippi), Nora Resendez (University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley), and Leina Zhu (University of Houston) published an article in Early Education and Development that is related to their project, Words of Oral Reading and Language Development [WORLD] research with preschool dual language...
July 2, 2021
Dan Wright (Educational Psychology & Higher Education), along with colleagues from City University, London, has published the partner version of the City Birth Trauma Scale in Frontiers of Psychology. The maternal version was published a couple of years ago in Frontiers of Psychiatry and has been translated into about 10 other languages.
June 29, 2021
Kenneth Varner and Tina Vo (both Teaching & Learning), along with Michaela Stone of Northern Vermont University, published the chapter "Toward a Glocality of Teacher Education: Professional Development Abroad in the Chilean Context" in the book Education Abroad: Learning Environments in a Global Context.