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Recent Faculty Research - Compiled May 2009

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

Presentations

 

Note: We have been informed about the following papers authored and/or co-authored by faculty in the College of Education. In addition, a number of other recent talks co-authored with graduate students were presented.


Baker, D.P., Nehme, M., & Leon, J. (April 2009). Green at fifteen? 15 year-olds performance on environmental and geoscience in PISA 2006. Briefing to the Retreat of National Science Foundation Assistant Directors in Geosciences and Education Human Resources Directorates,

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (April 2009). The future of business and industry in central Pennsylvania. Invited presentation at Employer Luncheon for Penn State Continuing Education Career Fair, University Park, Pa.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (May 2009). Jobs related to solar energy: Benchmarks and prospects. Paper presented at Solar Energy: Awareness, Challenges, and Opportunities, University Park, Pa.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (May 2009). Analytical issues related to green jobs. Presentation at Pennsylvania Department of Labor Conference, "Building a Green Sector Workforce and Implications for Higher Education," Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Boggess, L. (April 2009). Tailoring teacher quality for urban classrooms: Professional Dispositions in district teacher training. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Boggess, L. (April 2009). District teacher training and turnaround reconstitution: Policy synergy in Chicago. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Fadigan, K., Genovesi, J., & Purrington, C. (March 2009). Teaching Darwin in elementary school. Invited presentation at the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Town Square: Science for Citizens panel discussion, Philadelphia.

Fadigan, K. (April 2009). A 7–12 urban science fair: Patterns of participation and category selection by age and gender. Presentation at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference, Garden Grove, Calif.

Faircloth, S. (April 2009). Indigenous controlled colleges and universities utilizing indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing to prepare future educators. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Faircloth, S. (April 2009). Discussant in the symposium “The Intergenerational Transfer of Indigenous Knowledge Systems” at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Faircloth, S. (April 2009). Chair of the symposium “Unmasking Orientation, Methodology, and Identity: Facing and Defacing the ‘Borders’ of Indigenous Research” at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Faircloth, S. (April 2009). Director of the professional development course “PDC12: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge Systems Into Educational Research” at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Faircloth, S., & Hibel, J. (April 2009). What's Head Start got to do with it? Academic outcomes among American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start participants in the kindergarten cohort of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. Paper presented at the conference of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver.

Geiger, R. (April 2009). Corporate-sponsored university research: Reconciling supply and demand. Presentation at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Geiger, R. (April 2009). Better late than never: Intentions, timing, and results in creating SUNY research universities. Presentation at the conference “SUNY and the Promise of Public Higher Education in America,” University of Albany, N.Y.

Griffin, K.A. (April 2009). Mentoring graduate students successfully: Expanding our understanding of mentoring research and frameworks. Keynote address for the Mentoring Workshop, Penn State Graduate School, University Park, Pa.

Griffin, K.A. (April 2009). The “Black Tax” and productive exchange: A mixed method study on the influence of student interaction on the productivity of black professors. Paper presented at the national meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Heller, D.E. (April 2009). Financial innovation and experimentation in higher education in the United States and England. Invited presentation, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Callender, C., & Heller, D.E. (May 2009). Institutional aid for students in higher education in the UK and USA. Invited presentation, The Nuffield Foundation, London, United Kingdom.

Passmore, D.L. (May 2009). Maintaining success in enforcement of child support. Invited keynote presentation at the Annual Domestic Relations Directors’ Conference, University Park, Pa.

Taylor, J., & Heller, D.E. (May 2009). The future direction of higher education. Invited presentation, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom.

Hutchinson, M., & Hadjioannou, X. (2009). Better serving the needs of LEP students in the mainstream classroom: Examining the impact of an inquiry-based hybrid professional development program. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Lindsay, B., & Hickey, S.M. (April 2009). Higher education and the preparation of professional educators in public and Catholic universities. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

McDonald, S. (April 2009). Video in teacher preparation and practice. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

McDonald, S.P., Criswell, B., & Kerlin, S. (April 2009). The impact of video analysis on the development of professional vision in preservice and practicing teachers. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research on Science Teaching, Garden Grove, Calif.

McDonald, S.P., Delone, S., Criswell, B., & Kerlin, S. (April 2009). Engaging with teachers around science education research. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research on Science Teaching, Garden Grove, Calif.

Mitra, D. (April 2009). Keynote address at the Politics of Education/UCEA Boyd Mentoring Session. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Mitra, D. (April 2009). Presentation at the Memorial Session Honoring William Boyd at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Mitra, D., & Gross, S.J. (April 2009). Engaging students as a form of democratic ethical education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego,

Mitra, D., & Halabi, S. (April 2009). Pathways beyond high school in a globalized economy: A view from the Rustbelt. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Poehner, M. (April 2009). Dynamic assessment: Integrating assessment and teaching to understand and promote development in a second language. Invited plenary at the Meeting of the Interagency Language Roundtable, Washington, D.C.

Powell, K. (April 2009). Presentation at the Memorial Session Honoring William Boyd at at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Powell, K. (April 2009). Mapping as a visual method in educational research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Prestine, N.A., & Butterfield, J.V. (April 2009). "Houses" built on sand: A Cautionary tale of small schools reform. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Prestine, N.A. (April 2009). Discussant in the session The Evolving Educational Leadership Classroom at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Prestine, N.A. (April 2009). Discussant for the session School Climate and Leadership Challenges at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Serriere, S. (April 2009). Courageous conversations: Collaborating with teachers to revitalize elementary social studies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Serriere, S. (April 2009). Paint my face like Superman! Boys’ use of gender, body, and superheroes, and the role of the teacher in a “student-centered” preschool. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Shouse, R. (April 2009). Discussant in the session Multidisciplinary Examinations of Social Interactions in Schools at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Staples, J.M. (April 2009). Person, place or thing? Exploring the ways adolescents’ transactions with media texts invoke the (r)evolution of a critical black feminist pedagogy after school. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Staples, J.M. (April 2009). Participant in the session “Disrupting youth: Film as cultural teaching machines” at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Whitney, A. (April 2009). Audience and authority: Writing for publication as a form of teacher professional development,” Paper discussion at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Whitney, A. (April 2009). Classroom teachers and the published article in language arts: The role of teachers in shaping the literature of a rield. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Whitney, A. (April 2009). The writing project changed my life: Nurturing teacher transformation. Invited presentation at the Spring Meeting of the National Writing Project, Washington, D.C.

Wilburne, J., & Zbiek, R.M. (April 2009). Stimulating problems to Nspire mathematical connections with multiple representations. Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 87th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Zbiek, R.M., Heid, M.K., Blume, G., & Peters, S.A. (April 2009). Mathematical processes lens for prospective secondary teachers' mathematics. Work session for Research Presession of the American Educational Research Association/Special Interest Group on Research on Mathematics Education and Research Advisory Council at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 87th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Zbiek, R.M., Kepner, Jr., H., Wilson, P., & Charles, R. (April 2009). Essential Understandings Book Series: Professional development tools for engaging teachers with mathematics. National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics 41st Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Zbiek, R.M., Peters, S.A., Boone, T.M., Johnson, K., & Foletta, G.M. (April 2009). Locally logical mathematics: An emerging teacher honoring both students and mathematics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Lee, H. S., Hollebrands, K.F., Ives, S.E., Smith, R.C., Bowers, J., Niess, M., & Zbiek, R.M. (April 2009). Technology pedagogy and content knowledge for mathematics teachers. Symposium for Research Presession of the American Educational Research Association/Special Interest Group on Research on Mathematics Education and Research Advisory Council at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 87th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. [Discussant]



Publications

 

Baker, D.P. (2009). The schooled society and beyond: The modernizing role of formal education as an institution. Commissioned white paper for the Beyond Current Horizons Project, Ministry of Education, U.K.: London.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2009). Measuring the economic impact of youth in transition: Linking information from education, training, and social programs to unemployment insurance records. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education & Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2009). Global competitiveness of powdered metallurgy part manufacturing in north central Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education & Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2009). The economic stakes for reducing teen pregnancy? Small when seen in the context of the entire economy. Pennsylvania Business Central, 18 (9): 15.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2009). Measuring the economic impact of Pennsylvania youth in transition: Linking information from education, training, and social programs to unemployment insurance records. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available from Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1406557

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2009). Think our economy is in trouble now? Just wait until a bunch of the sun is flung at the Earth! Pennsylvania Business Central, 18 (10): 7.

Brislin, D.C., & Herbert, J. T. (2009). Clinical supervision for developing counselors. In I. Marini and M. Stebnicki (eds.), The professional counselor’s desk reference (39–48). New York: Springer.

Hunt, B., Milsom, A., & Matthews, C.R. (2009). Partner-related rehabilitation experiences of lesbians with physical disabilities: A qualitative study. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 52: 167–178.

Renosky, R., Hunt, B., Hill-Briggs, F., Wray, L., & Ulbrecht, J.S. (2008). Counseling people living with diabetes. Journal of Rehabilitation, 74 (4): 31–40.

Stevens, R.J., Van Meter, P.N., Garner, J., Warcholak, N., Bochna, C., & Hall, T. (2008). Reading and Integrated Literacy Strategies (RAILS): An integrated approach to early reading. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 13 (4): 357–380. More information is available online.

Whitney, A. (2009). Writer, teacher, person: Tensions between personal and professional writing in a National Writing Project Summer Institute. English Education, 41 (3): 236–259.





Grants Awarded

 

Carlsen, William S.
COP: Department of Education
$81,647
GREATT (Graduate Research and Education in Advanced Transportation Technology) Fellows- Year 5
9/30/08–6/30/09

Clark, Robert W.
National Occupational Competency Testing Institute
$11,689
Professional Development for Educators on the Use of Assessment Data
3/1/09–6/30/09

Evensen, Dorothy H., Reason, Robert D.
COP: Department of Education
$7,262
Evaluate the Act 101 Program for the Pennsylvania Department of Education
3/30/09–6/30/09

Gest, Scott D., Farmer, Thomas W., Osgood, D. Wayne
William T. Grant Foundation
$399,367
Teaching Practices, Classroom Peer Networks and Youth Outcomes
9/1/08–8/31/11

Hamilton, KayLynn, Toso, Blaire W.
Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation
$5,000
Assessment of General Educational Development (GED) Services for Youth and Young Adults in Central Pennsylvania
2/1/09–6/30/09

Saxe, David W.
Apgar Foundation Inc.
$13,500
Heritage Education Initiative
1/1/09–12/31/10

Sperling, Rayne A., Kulikowich, Jonna M.
COP: Department of Education
$29,007
Local Assessment Validity Study
8/15/08–9/30/08

Walter, Richard A
COP: Department of Education
$24,883
Developing Oral Examinations for Use in Pennsylvania's Certification of Career and Technical Teachers
12/11/08–6/30/09

Walter, Richard A., Hoover, Tracy S.
COP: Department of Education
$1,243,393
Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education
7/1/08–6/30/09



Proposals

 

Litzinger, Thomas A., Van Meter, Peggy N.
National Science Foundation
$399,534
Building Creative Problem Solving Skills
9/1/09–8/31/12

Rankin, Susan R.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
$99,933
NCAA Project-Climate Study
7/1/09–6/30/10