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Congratulations Faculty (compiled Nov. 2008)

An article acknowledging College of Education faculty for their accomplishments

poehner_sml.jpgMatthew Poehner, assistant professor of world languages and applied linguistics, has received the 2008 Paul Pimlseur Award for an article he published last year in Modern Language Journal. Poehner’s article was titled "Beyond the Test: L2 Dynamic Assessment and the Transcendence of Mediated Learning."

The award is presented annually by the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages and the Modern Language Journal for high-quality research that impacts on foreign language learning and teaching. It is named in honor of Paul Pimsleur for his outstanding contributions to the field of language learning and teaching.



clariana_sml.jpgRoy Clariana, associate professor of instructional systems, was elected to a two-year term to the editorial board of the journal Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D). Published six times a year by Springer, ETR&D presents research on planning, implementation, evaluation, and management of a variety of instructional technologies and learning environments.

In addition, a paper Clariana presented at the 2008 Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age Conference in Freiburg, Germany, was selected for inclusion in a special issue of ETR&D. His paper was titled "Deriving and Measuring Group Knowledge Structure via Computer-Based Analysis of Essay Questions."

Clariana was one of three selected chapter authors to present an "Update on the 3rd Edition of the Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology" at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology in Orlando, Fla., on November 6.



reid-walsh_sml.jpgJacqueline Reid-Walsh, associate professor of language & literacy education and women's studies, is co-editor of a new peer-reviewed journal, Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Other co-editors are Claudia Mitchell and Jackie Kirk, both faculty members at McGill University, Canada.

The premiere issue was published this past summer. The journal is published twice a year by Berghahn Books.

Girlhood Studies provides a forum for the critical discussion of girlhood from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and for the dissemination of current research and reflections on girls' lives to a broad, cross-disciplinary audience of scholars, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in the fields of education, social service, and health care.


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Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, associate professor of language & literacy education, has been appointed to the editorial board of the scholarly journal Language Arts for a two-year term.

Language Arts is a peer-reviewed and highly competitive journal sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. The publication targets scholars and educators whose research interest centers on the teaching of literacy in K–8 education.


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Susan Faircloth, assistant professor of educational leadership, has been appointed to the editorial board of the journal Educational Administration Quarterly (EAQ).

Published by Sage, EAQ presents articles focused on timely and critical leadership and policy issues of educational organizations. Its goal is to promote sound scholarship and a clear and continuing dialogue among scholars and practitioners from a broad spectrum of education.



shannon_sml.jpgPatrick Shannon, professor of language & literacy education, authored a chapter in a book that recently won the Critics' Choice Book Award by the American Educational Studies Association.

The award-winning book, Neoliberalism and Education Reform (Hampton Press, 2007) is edited by E. Wayne Ross and Rich Gibson ’94 Ph.D.  Gibson, a Penn State College of Education alumnus, is a faculty member at San Diego State University.

Shannon’s chapter is titled “A Marxist Reading of Reading Education.”
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Patrick Terenzini, distinguished professor of higher education and senior scientist, is chairing the Search Committee for the next editor of Research in Higher Education (RIHE). Now in its 36th year of publication, RIHE is the journal of the Association for Institutional Research and the leading journal of research on higher education.


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Jeffrey Hayes, professor of counseling psychology, presided over the annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, held in New Haven, Conn., in September.  Hayes is currently serving a two-year appointment as president of the Society’s North American Chapter.