Accomplishments: College of Education

December 1, 2020
Heather Dahl (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) was awarded the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Special Recognition Award at the most recent annual business meeting. The award honors individuals who have promoted and supported the counseling profession. 
November 30, 2020
Kenny Varner (Teaching and Learning) gave the keynote address, "Die Überschreitung des Globalen und des Lokalen: Bedeutung und Bedeutungsherstellung durch das Glokale," ("Transcending the Global and the Local: Meaning Making and Making Meaning Through the Global") at the Internationalization of Teacher Education: Reflective Practice, Adaptivity, and Innovation in Binational Contexts conference at Philipps-Universität Marburg in Germany earlier this month.
November 30, 2020
Stefani Relles (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) and Charles Burmeister (Film) are involved in a documentary film project, "Mattering in the Margins: Skateboarders’ Stories of Mental Health Challenges and Opportunities." The project will involve producing a documentary using cinematic methods that were developed at UNLV with funding from a 2018 Faculty Opportunity Award. These methods were developed through an interdisciplinary course that was featured in a story on cool classes. ...
November 25, 2020
Miguel M. Gonzales, Dana Bickmore, and Maria Roberts (all Educational Psychology and Higher Education) had a study published in the Journal of Research on Leadership Education. All three work in the educational policy and leadership program. This study examines what aspiring principal candidates in one university base preparation program learned as a result of developing and implementing a school improvement plan. A case study approach was used to examine 53 aspiring principals’ reports of what...
November 25, 2020
Michael McCreery, Danielle Head, Joseph Fiorentini, Sam Leif, Le Quanda Cole, and Catherine Bacos (all Teaching and Learning) earned the Best Paper Award at the 17th International Conference Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age for their paper "Time to Acclimate: Examining the Influence of Cognitive Ability on Situating to a Video Game."
November 23, 2020
Dana Bickmore, Maria Roberts, and Miguel Gonzales (all Educational Psychology and Higher Education) recently presented at the University Council of Educational Administrators annual conference.  Their presentation, “Exploring Principal Communities of Practice and School Improvement,” reviewed their research conducted in conjunction with Clark County School District’s efforts in professional development of current principals in the district.
November 23, 2020
Dañelle Sundell and Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) presented a co-authored paper at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Titled "Community College Students with Disabilities: An Intersectional Analysis," the study examined the academic progress and college completion of more than 10,000 students with disabilities as they transitioned from high school into community college. Sundell, a doctoral student in the graduate program in...
November 13, 2020
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) co-authored with selected mentees from University of Central Missouri, Murray State University, and Marshall University "Career and Technical Education Leadership Self-Efficacy Scale," which appeared in Faculty & Staff Research and Creative Activity this month
November 9, 2020
Jacob D. Skousen (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) and colleagues from Brigham Young University, Spencer Weiler and Nate Schmutz, presented their research virtually at the 2020 Education Law Association Annual Conference. Their paper, "Risks and Costs of School Safety: Assessing Different Measures," investigated the risks and costs associated with a continuum of school safety efforts (from the basics to arming employees). 
November 5, 2020
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education), along with Kimberly Hile from University of Alabama-Huntsville and Kim Travers from Kent State University, published an article about supporting families during and after their experiences in the neonatal intensive unit in the DEC Recommended Practice Series--Transition: Supporting Changes in Services and Settings. "More than Going Home: Building Strong Transitions Into, Within, and From the NICU" includes a summary of...
November 2, 2020
Dan Wright (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) published the fifth edition of Research Methods in Psychology (Sage) with Glynis Breakwell and Julie Barnett of University of Bath in the United Kingdom.
October 28, 2020
Manoj Sharma (Environmental and Occupational Health) and Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching & Learning) presented two poster presentations at 148th virtual annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. The first one was, “Efficacy of Meditation-based Interventions on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among Veterans.” The second was “Thematic Analysis for Fruits and Vegetable Consumption Behavior among Asian Americans.” In addition, Sharma was a coauthor on five other oral and poster...