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Recent Faculty, Staff, and Student Research - Compiled January 2009

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

Presentations

 

Clariana, R., & Fadigan, K. (Dec. 2008). Graduate certificate program in elementary science education. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Annual Convention, Hershey, Pa.

Drayton, B., & Prins, E. (Oct. 2008). Participant leadership in adult basic education: Negotiating academic progress, aspirations, and relationships. Paper presented at the Midwest Research to Practice Conference, Bowling Green, Ky.

Hendrickson, R. (Nov. 2008). Pursuit of prestige: The role of positioning and rankings. Discussant for research papers presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Fla.

Alexander, L., Beckham, J., Hendrickson, R., & Melear, K.B. (Nov. 2008). Student free speech in higher education. Presentation at the Education Law Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Sweitzer, K., & Volkwein, F. (Nov. 2008). Can we improve our reputation? The variables that relate to change over time in U.S. News peer ratings. Presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Fla.



Publications


Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of motor vehicle and parts dealerships in the Pennsylvania economy. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1532950

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Forecast of the economic impact of purchases of vehicles & parts by Pennsylvania households, 2008. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1532949

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Powdered metallurgy industry global competitiveness study. Center for Innovative Sintered Products, Winter, p. 2.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2009). How much does the Pennsylvania economy depend on auto purchases and sales? Pennsylvania Business Central, 18 (1): 15.

Prins, E., & Schafft, K. (2009). Individual and structural attributions for poverty and persistence in family literacy programs: The resurgence of the culture of poverty. Teachers College Record, 111 (9). Available online at http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=15396. (Print edition to be published in Sept. 2009.)

Drayton, B., & Prins, E. (2008). Participant leadership in adult basic education: Negotiating academic progress, aspirations, and relationships. In M. L. Rowland (ed.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, Community, and Extension Education (pp. 50–55). Bowling Green, Ky.: Western Kentucky University.

Hao, L., & Pong, S. (2008). The role of school in upward mobility of disadvantaged immigrants' children. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 620 (1): 62–89.



Grants Awarded

 

DiPerna, James C., Goffreda, Catherine T.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
$25,000
Linking Energizers to Academic Performance in Rural Elementary Schools (Project LEAP)
12/1/08–11/30/09

Heid, Mary K.
University of Maryland
$737,846
Mid-Atlantic Center for Mathematics Teaching and Learning
9/1/05–8/31/09

Herbert, James T., Conyers, Liza M., Hunt, Brandon B., Mpofu, Elias, Niles, Spencer G., Wilson, Keith B.
U.S. Department of Education
$150,000
Rehabilitation Long-Term Training—Rehabilitation Counseling
8/1/05–7/31/09

Hooper, Simon R.
University of Minnesota
$139,243
Phase 1 Development of a Technology-based Avenue for Progress Monitoring with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
9/1/08–8/31/10

Johnson, James E., Fiene, Richard J., McKinnon, Kate M., Babu, Sudha G.
Foundation for Child Development
$7,650
P–3 Pre-Service Components and Configurations Study
8/6/08–6/30/09

Sherow, Sheila M., McDowell, Wendy
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$48,726
Adult Diploma Program: Training, Technical Assistance, and Evaluation Project 2008–2009
7/1/08–6/30/09



Proposals

 

Geiger, Roger L.
Spencer Foundation
$209,642
Culture, Careers, and Knowledge: Making Higher Education in America
7/1/09–6/30/11

Hughes, Charles A.
Academy for Educational Development
$48,036
Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE)
9/1/09–12/31/10

Kulikowich, Jonna M., Zimmerman, Heather A.
National Science Foundation
$1,995,374
From Novice to Expert: Cognitive Models and Best Practices for Postsecondary Education in STEM Fields
9/1/09–8/31/12

Van Horn, Barbara L., Grumm, Margaret R., Marvin, Maria L., Grinder, Elisabeth L.
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
$123,010
Early Reading First Professional Development (Year 3)
10/1/08–9/30/09

Walter, Richard A.
COP: Department of Education
$24,883
Developing Oral Examinations for Use in Pennsylvania's Certification of Career and Technical Teachers
1/1/09–6/30/09

Zimmerman, Heather A.
University of Washington
$72,886
Collaborative Research: Building Capacity and Collaboration at the Intersection of the Learning Sciences and Informal Science Education
9/15/08–8/31/10