Accomplishments: College of Education

October 27, 2020
Chad Scott (Teaching and Learning) is presenting a performance installation, “How to Explain Electoral Politics Without Splitting Hares,” at Available Space Art Projects (ASAP). This exhibition is the first project of an ongoing collaboration with the Gayle A. Zeiter Literacy Development Center, where Scott serves as an interdisciplinary artist-in-residence. Due to the performative nature of this exhibition, “How to Explain Electoral Politics Without Splitting Hares” is only on view for one day...
October 27, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning), Doris L. Watson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Marcie Gallo (History), and Claytee White (Oral History Center) gave their second of two peer review presentations on their collaborative project, Digging Deep and Branching Out: Using Oral History and Collaborative Inquiry to Explore Candidate Resilience and Craft Equitable Experiences for ARL Teachers of Color. The presentations were given at the Southwest Oral History Conference and the Oral...
October 26, 2020
Katrina Liu (Teaching and Learning) recently published a book, "Critical Reflection for Transformative Learning," at Springer.  The book provides a research-based guide to using ePortfolios to develop critically reflective teachers capable of transformative learning for educational equity. It begins with a conceptualization of critical reflection in teacher education, then analyzes the social discourse of prospective teachers' teaching practice through their ePortfolio reflections, triangulated...
October 21, 2020
Howard R. D. Gordon and Xue Xing (both Teaching and Learning) coauthored an article, "Servant-Leadership During the COVID-19 Crisis: Implications for Career and Technical Education," in The CTE Journal. Additionally, Gordon recently was invited to the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica as a scholar lecturer for the department of technical vocational education and training in the School of Education. His lecture, "Role of Philosophy for Technical Vocational Education and Training/...
October 20, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning) has been elected to serve as an at-large member of the executive council for the American Educational Studies Association (AESA). Her three-year term begins Nov. 1. As an at-large member of the executive council, she will participate in oversight of the organization, including leadership on committees and advisory boards. The AESA "is a society primarily comprised of college and university professors who teach and research in the field of education...
October 14, 2020
Bucket Manyweather (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) is presenting a virtual webinar on gender identities and how to use pronouns to the Los Rios Community College District in California. The workshop contextualizes and acknowledges how respecting non-cisgender identities are connected to decolonization while dismissing these identities is of the mindset of the colonizer.
October 13, 2020
Doris L. Watson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) was an invited panelist for the OUT LBGTQ Business Alliance and the African American Business Alliance for the city of Albuquerque earlier this month. The panel, OUT / Sides, was a discussion on voter suppression, equity, and social justice.
October 6, 2020
Chad Scott (Teaching and Learning) is exhibiting work in two group shows that center on the current election cycle. His installation, "Proposal for a Presidential Portrait for the National Portrait Gallery," is exhibiting in "A Political Romp," an invited group show featuring 20 artists from around the U.S., at the Priscilla Fowler Fine Art Gallery in Las Vegas. His digital media work, "4th and Goal," is exhibiting in "Political Discord" with Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna, California. "A...
October 1, 2020
Stephanie Loomis (Teaching and Learning) published an article along with co-author Buffy Hamilton in the September issue of Voices from the Middle, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English. "The Classroom Is a Mirror: Learning Spaces as a Reflection of Instructional Design" discussed the importance of classroom layout, lighting, and design on student-directed learning that also encouraged community. Hamilton is a veteran middle school teacher in Hall County, Georgia.  
September 28, 2020
Patrice Leverett (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) has been appointed as chair of the College of Education Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Committee. Wendy Rodgers (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) will serve as chair-elect for the current academic year. 
September 24, 2020
Tonya Walls (Teaching & Learning and Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) has published the book chapter "Transforming Curriculum, Exploring Identity, and Cultivating Culturally Responsive Educators" in Cultural Competence in Higher Education.  A co-authored manuscript, and published as part of the peer-reviewed Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning series, this chapter describes the impact of a multicultural curriculum transformation project on the...
September 24, 2020
Sebastian Cardenas (Honors College) recently had his opinion piece, "Waking up in fear every day" published in The Nevada Independent. Cardenas advocates for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in his powerful piece which discusses his story of being a DACA recipient and the challenges he has overcome. Cardenas is an Honors College student majoring in secondary education and public policy. He is also pursuing the Brookings public policy minor.