EPS Accolades Archives

  • Exciting news! Dr. Ericka Weathers received an award from the PDE!  She will serve as the PI and along with Dr. Kenneth Shore from Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), to study the effects of school resource officers and school police officers on a broad range of student outcomes and whether these effects vary by student subgroup (e.g. race/ethnicity).

  • Dr. Soo-yong Byun was invited to be an associate editor for the AERJ.  Congratulations!

  • The work by Dr. Paul Morgan about the disparities in disability identification and discipline are cited in new federal report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and quoted in the U.S. News & World Report.

  • The work by EPS Faculty member, Dr. Erica Frankenberg, is garnishing a lot of attention after the 2020 Presidential debate. The LA Times, Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Atlantic, have quoted Dr. Frankenberg in their articles. You can hear her interview with NPR on 1A here.

  • Congratulations to Miquel J. Escala on his recognition of Emeritus Faculty at El Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC). Dr. Escala is the first to receive this recognition from INTEC. Dr. Escala has shared his thoughts and ideas during his speech “Confession of an Emeritus Faculty”.

  • A project to dramatically bolster the number of doctoral degrees awarded in South Africa is in full swing, and academic leaders from three of that country's universities are working with Penn State higher education faculty members to ensure its success. The program is known as Phakamisa, a Zulu word meaning to grow or lift up. Read more: Partnership between College of Education and South Africa Flourishes.

  • Professor Emeritus Roger Geiger recently published a new book American Higher Education since WWII: A History
    “A masterful history of the postwar transformation of American higher education”

    American higher education is nearly four centuries old. But in the decades after World War II, as government and social support surged and enrollments exploded, the role of colleges and universities in American society changed dramatically. Roger Geiger provides the most complete and in-depth history of this remarkable transformation, taking readers from the GI Bill and the postwar expansion of higher education to the social upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s, desegregation and coeducation, and the challenges confronting American colleges today. Read more

  • Kevin Kinser is quote in an article about the role presidential hopeful played in closing a large for-profit college.

  • May 2019 marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. To commemorate this milestone, the Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) and the Africana Research Center (ARC) hosted a national symposium of education, law, and policy scholars and practitioners at the Pennsylvania State University. Speakers discussed Brown’s promise of racial integration amidst major contemporary threats to civil rights in education. We explored these issues in panels on: policies and practices perpetuating racial inequality; the role of the state today; and growing critically conscious teachers.

  • Dr. Frankenberg participated in a podcast with Keystone Education Radio entitled “Voluntary Integration in the Age of Trump” and her work was used in a Congressional hearing related to Brown v. Board of Education. In addition, the work conducted by the CECR and the UCLA Civil Rights Project is mentioned in 65 years after Brown v. Board of Education, we risk going backward.

  • Dr. Ed Fuller was quoted about supporting teachers in a story related to teacher turnover in The Inquirer.

  • Congratulations to Zoe Mandel (Ph.D. student in EDLDR) on receiving the Herbert J. Bailey Endowed Graduate Fellowship!

  • Congratulations to Dr. Maithreyi Gopalan (EPS Faculty) and co-author on recently publishing Understanding the Racial Gap in Schools.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Kinser and Sarah Zipf (Ph.D. student, HIED) on their recent book chapter Assessing a Moving Target: Research in on For-Profit Higher Education in the United States in Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research.
  • Congratulations Class of 2019 EPP students on your achievement!  Wishing you all the best of luck!
  • A small group of higher education students joined Dr. Dave Guthrie for a consulting project related to an internal campus climate survey conducted in 2017 at Messiah College. The team conducted 28 focus groups and an analogous online survey, and is currently analyzing the data in preparation for a presentation to college leadership in mid-May.
    • Jon Atland, 2nd year M.Ed. student
    • Shawna Dory, 2nd year Ph.D. student
    • Sarah Kern, 3rd year Ph.D. student
    • Chris Kirk, 1st year Ph.D. student
    • Ali Watts, 2nd year Ph.D. student
    • Sarah Zipf, 3rd year Ph.D. student
  • The Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) conference begins next week in San Francisco. The draft program is now available. Dr. David Post is the President-Elect and Program chair. Safe travels to all!
  • Congratulations to Zoe Mendel on her 2nd place in the 2019 Graduate Exhibition!
  • Congratulations, Maryellen “Mimi” Schaub on receiving the Outstanding Teaching Award! A reception is planned for April 11 to celebrate her and the other 2019 faculty, staff, and student awards.
  • Dr. Kevin Kinser participated in the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education in Sri Lanka.
  • Way to go! Catherine Okafor (M.Ed., HIED) and Dr. Allie Goldstein presented at the State of State Conference, March 31.
  • Congratulations to Rabiyatu Jalloh on receiving the prestigious Stand Up Award through the Rock Ethics Center.  She is a senior in Educational & Public Policy.
  • Congratulations to Brian Patchcoski on receiving the Alumni Achievement Award! Brian earned his master’s degree in college student affairs/higher education in 2010.
  • Congratulations to Dr. David Baker on his recent publicationWhy the Spread of Public Education is Unlikely to Yield a Secular World.”
  • Way to go Ali Watts (2nd year Ph.D. student in HIED) on your up-coming Division J Graduate Student Representative role with AERA!
  • On March 29, Erica Frankenberg will be the keynote speaker at the University of Alabama Law School’s Brown symposium. Congratulations, Erica!
  • The Center for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) hosted scholars from India  for Leadership for Academicians Program (LEAP) with Smeal Executive Programs last week. The visiting scholars from India enjoyed tailored presentations by CSHE faculty members and tours of campus. Read more about the program here.