Accomplishments: College of Education

June 28, 2021
Rob Levrant (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) and Ana Paula Loures-Elias (Educational Psychology) co-presented a lecture session at the 2021 Conference on Academic Research in Education. Their session, "Emerging Professionals in the Field of Learning in Retirement: A Case Study of Participatory Action Research," described and interpreted the professional culture, mentoring functions received, and work-life experiences (e.g., successes and challenges) of emerging professionals in lifelong...
June 17, 2021
Danica Hays (Education) was named as the fifth most frequent contributing author in the Journal of Counseling & Development, according to a recent metastudy of the publication's characteristics between between 2010 and 2019. Hays' contributions were a part of a larger trend for the publication — a 14 percent increase in women authors. 
June 14, 2021
Shaoan Zhang (Teaching and Learning) has been appointed to be the Research Committee chair at the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). The association's executive president, Alisa Chapman, noted, "This is a crucial leadership role for ATE especially as we begin to implement our newly approved strategic plan." 
June 2, 2021
Danica G. Hays (Education) recently published an article, "A Systematic Review of Whiteness Assessment Properties and Assumptions: Implications for Counselor Training and Research," in Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation. The article presents a systematic review of the structural and psychometric properties of 20 whiteness scales that relate to multiple dimensions of whiteness (i.e. racism, antiracism, race essentialism, white racial identity, white racial consciousness, colorblind...
June 1, 2021
Travis A. Olson (Teaching and Learning) authored the president's column in the May 2021 issue of Intersection Points: The Newsletter of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. The Research Council on Mathematics Learning seeks to stimulate, generate, coordinate, and disseminate research efforts designed to understand and/or influence factors that affect mathematics learning.
June 1, 2021
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) was re-appointed by the governor to the Part C Interagency Coordinating Council to serve as the higher education representative for the state. This council provides guidance to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C programs that provide early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in Nevada.
June 1, 2021
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) recently was invited to Utah State University as a scholar lecture for the department of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. His lecture, "Career Technical Education Legislation: Impact on Today's Multigenerational Workforce," was attended by doctoral students in career and technical education. His lecture emphasized the role of high quality career and technical education in today's workforce.
May 25, 2021
Shaoan Zhang and Katrina Liu (both Teaching and Learning), along with Guoxiang Wang and Michael Strong (both at Texas Tech University), published an article, “Preservice Teacher Professional Commitment: A Literature Review and Conceptual Model,” in the premier teacher education journal Teaching and Teacher Education. Wang was a doctoral student in the department of teaching and learning in 2014-16.     
May 25, 2021
Dave Beisecker (Philosophy) recently was elected president of the New Mexico-Texas Philosophical Society at its annual meeting hosted this year by Baylor University (though conducted online). During the meeting, for which he served as a program chair, he commented on a paper on "John Dewey, Moral Theory, and Intellectual Disability" with Jessica Ain, a UNLV doctoral student in special education.
May 17, 2021
Shaoan Zhang, Mark Carroll, Chengcheng Li (all Teaching and Learning), and Emily Lin (Graduate College) wrote "Supporting Part-time Students in Doctoral Programs: A Technology-based Situated Learning Model," which was published in Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education.   Shaoan Zhang, Chengcheng Li, and Danny Unger (all Teaching and Learning) are the authors of "International Doctoral Students’ Sense of Belonging, Mental Toughness, and Psychological Well-being," which appears in the...
May 7, 2021
Heather Dahl (Counselor Education, School Psychology, & Human Services), Tina Vo (Teaching & Learning), and Margarita Huerta (Early Childhood, Multilingual, & Special Education) recently published an article, "Using a Science Literacy Lens to Conceptualize Anxiety around COVID 19: Strategies for Human Services Professionals," in the Journal of Human Services. This article provided an overview of science literacy and the role of science concepts in the work of human services...
May 3, 2021
Samuel Song (Counselor Education, School Psychology, & Human Services; CSH) was recently recognized for having the top two, most-read articles (~8,500 combined) in the School Psychology Review (SPR; official journal of the National Association of School Psychologists) -- one as coauthor and one as first-author.