Faculty Research

A listing of recent faculty presentations, publications, grants, and proposals

Presentations


Note: In addition to the following papers authored and/or co-authored by our faculty, a number of other talks by graduate students were presented.

Baker, R., & Passmore, D.L. (Nov. 2007). Working close apart: Web 2.0 tools for collaboration and cooperation. Presentation at Living the Vision of a Student-Centered University Conference, University Park, Pa.

Heller, D.E. (Oct. 2007). The state of college access, 2007. Invited presentation, Pennsylvania Association of Equal Opportunity Program Personnel Conference, University Park, Pa.

Heller, D.E. (Nov. 2007). Hearing on higher education funding and affordability. Pennsylvania House of Representatives, House Republican Policy Committee, Youngwood, Pa.

Heller, D.E. (Nov. 2007). Testifying at legislative hearings. Roundtable presented at the Public Policy Forum and Graduate Student Policy Seminar of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Louisville, Ky.

Heller, D.E. (Nov. 2007). Financial aid strategies. Presentation at the Graduate Student Policy Seminar of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Louisville, Ky.

Heller, D.E., Miksch, K., Conrad, C., St. John, E., & Allen, W. (Nov. 2007). Crossing the bar: Higher education research in legal cases. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Louisville, Ky.

Heller, D.E., & Redd, K. (Nov. 2007). Turning research into policy. Presentation at the ASHE/Lumina Fellows Symposium at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Louisville, Ky.

Hossler, D., Mundel, D., Heller, D.E., Doyle, W., & Hearn, J. (Nov. 2007). Rethinking student aid: Findings and reflections. Presidential session presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Louisville, Ky.

Milem, J., Yaeger, P., Shaw, K., Heller, D.E., & Jones, D.A. (Nov. 2007). Research to policy. Presidential session presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Louisville, Ky.

Johnson, J. (Nov. 2007). Play and creativity. The wonder of block play and the wisdom of intentional teaching. Presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Chicago.

Johnson, J. (Nov. 2007). Play. A learning resource for teachers and families: Partnering with your local children’s museum. Presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Chicago.

Johnson, J., Chestnut, J., & Torres-Crespo, M. (Nov. 2007). Play pedagogy: Recent developments from Europe and the United States. Research and dialogue on play matters. Presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Chicago.

Kulikowich, J.M., & Zeruth, J.A. (Nov. 2007). Does the worked example work when reading statistics texts? Presentation at the National Reading Conference, Austin, Texas.

Lattuca, L.R., & Terenzini, P.T. (Jan. 2008). Engineering change: A study of the impact of EC2000. Invited presentation to the World Bank, Washington, D.C. (More information in the January 2008 issue of Connections.)

Mason, L.H., & Edwards, M.N. (Nov. 2007). Promoting struggling adolescent students’ reading comprehension of and writing about expository text through strategy instruction. Presentation at the National Reading Conference, Austin, Texas.

Murphy, P.K. (Nov. 2007). Examining the influence of contextual and individual difference variables in discussions about text. Presentation at the National Reading Conference, Austin, Texas.

Sperling, R.A. (Nov. 2007). The effects of mini instructional interventions to promote learners’ knowledge construction from expository texts and explanative diagrams. Presentation at the National Reading Conference, Austin, Texas.

Whitney, A. (Nov. 2007). Writing groups, audience, and authority: Professional development for K–12 teachers through writing. Presentation at the conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, New York.

Publications


Baker, R., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Forecast of economic, population, and employment consequences of the Closing of the Willow Grove Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.  Available online at http://WillowGrove-BRAC.notlong.com

Baker, R., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Economic impact of construction of electrical transmission lines in Eastern Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of hospitals in the economy of Butler County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of electronic & appliance stores in the economy of Centre County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Potential role of basic organic chemical manufacturing in the economy of Clearfield County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of pump & pumping equipment manufacturing in the economy of Allegheny & Westmoreland Counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of airports in the economy of Allegheny County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of retail trade in the economy of Carbon & Northampton Counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of gas & oil operations in the economy of Elk, Forest, McKean, & Warren Counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Bodovski, K., & Farkas, G. (2007). Do instructional practices contribute to inequality in achievement? The case of mathematics instruction in kindergarten. The Journal of Early Childhood Research, 5 (3): 301–322.
 
Bodovski, K., & Farkas, G. (2007). Mathematics growth in early elementary school: The roles of beginning knowledge, student engagement and instruction. The Elementary School Journal, 108 (2): 115–130.

Faircloth, S.C., Ritter, S.T., & Wilson, F.R. (2007). Administrative challenge or ethical dilemma? Responding justly when a student with a disability engages in a violent or disruptive act. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 10 (3-4): 21–31.

Geiger, R.L. (2007). Review of Powers of the mind: The reinvention of liberal learning in America, by Donald N. Levine. The Library Quarterly, 77 (4): 489–491.

Geiger, R.L. (2008). Review of Science for sale: The perils, rewards, and delusions of campus capitalism, by Daniel S. Greenberg. American Scientist, Jan.–Feb.

Heller. D.E. (2007). How Harvard foils its own good intentions. The Chronicle of Higher Education, online edition, Dec. 17. Available at http://chronicle.com/daily/2007/12/1006n.htm

Heller, D.E. (2007). Book review, Investing in college: A guide for the perplexed, by Malcolm Getz. Teachers College Record, Dec. 13. Available online at http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=14856

Harris, K.R., Graham, S., Mason, L. H., & Friedlander, B. (2008). Powerful writing strategies for all students. Baltimore: Brooks Publishing Co. Inc. For more information, see http://live.psu.edu/story/27635 

Metzger, S., & Suh, Y. (2008). Significant or safe? Two cases of instructional uses of history feature films. Theory and Research in Social Education, Winter.


Grants Awarded


Carlsen, William S., Taylor, Thomas S., Brown, Lisa L.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$1,162,000
NASA to the Schools
9/1/07–8/31/12

DiPerna, James C., Reid, Erin E.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
$24,992
NumberFun: Promoting Early Numeracy Skill Growth in Head Start Children
9/30/07–9/29/09

Myers, Jamie M.
U.S. Department of Education
$28,214
Consortium for Intercultural Reflective Teachers
9/1/07–8/31/08

Peck, Kyle L.
Quaker Valley School District
$78,984
Investigation of One-to-One Computer Access
10/15/07–6/30/08

Pong, Suet-ling
Spencer Foundation
$61,568
Neighborhood Effects on Immigrant Children's Schooling
7/1/07–12/31/07

Ruhl, Kathy L., Hughes, Charles A.
U.S. Department of Education
$199,782
Preparation of Leadership Personnel
8/15/07–8/14/09

Walter, Richard A.
COP: Department of Corrections
$54,009
Field-Based Certification of Vocational Instructors at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
9/1/07–6/30/08


Proposals


Boldt, Gail L., Metzger, Scott A.
National Endowment for the Humanities
$199,662
The Power of the Visual: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Literacy and the Humanities Through Graphic Novels
7/1/08–6/30/10

DiPerna, James C., Lei, Pui-wa
U.S. Department of Education
$2,072,160
The Social Skills Improvement System Classwide Intervention Program: Social, Behavorial, and Academic Outcomes in the Primary Grades
7/1/08–6/30/12

Farmer, Thomas W.
U.S. Department of Education
$4,089,082
Training Interdisciplinary Educational Scientists (TIES)
8/1/08–7/31/13

Hartman, William T., Shaffer, Gary L., Potter, Robert L.
U.S. Department of Education
$1,592,282
Use of School-Level Resource Allocation Reports by Practitioners and Policy Makers
7/1/08–6/30/12

Herbert, James T., Rusch, Frank R., Hunt, Brandon B., Conyers, Liza M., Mpofu, Elias, Wilson, Keith B.
U.S. Department of Education
$1,204,569
Increasing Training Capacity and Number of State Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Serving High School Youth with Disabilities
8/1/08–7/31/13

Hoadley, Christopher
University of California at Berkeley
$96,970
The Education Accelerator: Technology-Enhanced Learning in Science (TELS)
9/15/07–9/14/08

Mpofu, Elias, Lawrence, Frank R.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
$389,874
Constructing Measures of Racial/Ethnicity Disparities in Patient Experience of Care
7/1/08–6/30/10

Murphy, P. Karen, Sperling, Rayne A.
The Ohio State University
$724,094
Developing a Model of Quality Talk to Promote High-Level Comprehension of Literary and Informational Text
7/1/08–6/30/11

Prins, Esther S., Van Horn, Barbara L., Meyer, Bonnie J.
U.S. Department of Education
$1,317,960
Integrating Explicit Instruction in Reading and Metacognitive Strategies with Authentic Materials to Enhance Adult Learners’ Reading Development
10/1/08–9/30/11

Walter, Richard A.
COP: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
$19,701
Establishing Cut-Scores for NOCTI HVAC and Electrical Construction Experienced Worker Written Examinations for Use in Pennsylvania's Certification of Career and Technical Teaching
12/1/07–6/30/08