Accomplishments: College of Education

December 1, 2013
Nancy Lough (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) became president of the Sport Marketing Association on Oct. 25. The association is dedicated to developing mutually beneficial relationships between professionals, academicians, and students around the world through the creation, distribution, and implementation of sport marketing knowledge via networking, scholarly activities, and career development opportunities.
December 1, 2013
Gwen Marchand (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Nick Nardi (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Anne Mendenhall (Online Education) presented "Motivation and Engagement in Online Education: Examining Theory, Measurement, and Application" at the biennial conference of the Southwest Consortium for Innovative Psychology in Education at the University of Arizona. This year's theme was "Teaching and Learning from Multiple Perspectives: Coming Together to Create New Meaning...
November 1, 2013
Mario Martinez and Brandy Smith (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education) contributed a chapter, "Systems, Ecosystems, and Change in State-Level Public Higher Education," to Higher Education Systems 3.0: Harnessing Systemness, Delivering Performance. The book is part of series for which the State University of New York has commissioned a number of national practitioners and scholars to examine the future of higher education. The series is designed to help higher education leaders...
November 1, 2013
P.G. Schrader (Teaching & Learning) and MaryKay Orgill (Chemistry) were awarded $749,700 from the National Science Foundation for their grant proposal titled Cyber-Learning Activities to Scaffold STEM Practices (CLASSP). The grant will look at how innovative, cyber-enabled instructional methods can transform STEM education and increase opportunities for underrepresented middle school student populations. CLASSP addresses this by developing, implementing, and testing a cyber-learning...
November 1, 2013
Cynthia Kimball, Clifford McClain, and Howard Gordon (all Teaching & Learning) made a presentation, "A Methodological Approach to Autoethnography Research: Implications for Public Health," at the Nevada Public Health Association annual conference, Redefining Health: Strategies for Improving the Physical, Mental and Social Well-Being of All Nevadans, in Reno in September.
November 1, 2013
Clifford McClain, Cynthia Kimball, and Cindy Bezard (all Teaching & Learning) presented "A New Vision for ACTE Teacher-Leadership: Three Distinctive Perspectives" at the Nevada Association for Career and Technical Education at Lake Tahoe in July.
September 1, 2013
Travis Olson (Teaching & Learning) was featured in the latest edition of "Discoveries" newsletter. The article describes his use of software and web resources in teaching mathematics. The newsletter also describes his teacher professional development project that was funded through the Nevada collaborative teaching improvement program.
August 1, 2013
Dan Bubb (Academic Assessment), Gregory Schraw (Education), David James (Academic Programs), Barbara Brents (Sociology), Kyle Kaalberg (Teaching and Learning), Gwen Marchand (Educational Psychology), Penny Amy (Biology), and Ann Cammett (Law) recently published an article in Assessment Update, a publication that is widely read by assessment audiences both nationally and internationally. The article shows how formative assessment can positively impact end-of-course evaluations for instructors...
August 1, 2013
John Filler (Educational and Clinical Studies) co-authored a new book with Keith J. Hyatt, a professor at Western Washington University. Writing Educationally Relevant and Legally Compliant Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for Preschool & Elementary Age Students with Disabilities (Kendall Hunt Publishing Co. 2013) is available Aug. 1.
June 1, 2013
Joanna Libby (Educational Outreach) and Cynthia Carruthers (Educational and Clinical Studies) co-authored an article that will be published by the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership in October. The article, "Outcomes Associated with a University Outdoor Adventures Women's Canoe Trip," examines women's experiences and the processes that take place to achieve the experiences on a short-term canoe trip. The results support that an outdoor environment can be conducive to...
June 1, 2013
Abigail Hasberry (Teaching & Learning) was selected as one of UNLV's outstanding graduates for spring 2013. She was recognized during the May 19 commencement ceremony at which she received her doctoral degree.
May 1, 2013
Christine Clark (Department of Teaching and Learning) recently received the UNLV Graduate & Professional Student Association Outstanding Mentor Award. The award acknowledges faculty members who have demonstrated continued success in preparing graduate and professional students for academia. She also was featured on the cover of Convergence, an insert into the March 8 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Feb. 28 issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Not only was she...