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Recent Faculty Research - Compiled May 2010

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.

Arbaugh, F., Marra, R., Abell, S., Lannin, J. K., Cheng, Y., Gagnon, M., Merle, D., & Smith, R. (May 2010). The impact of evaluation on professional development design and implementation. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Baker, R.M. (May 2010). Examples of scaffolding and chunking in online and blended learning environments. Presentation at the 10th Annual Irish Learning Technology Association Conference, EdTech 2010, Athlone, Ireland.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (May 2010). Prezi: A non-linear, rich media alternative to PowerPoint. Paper presented at EdTech 2010 sponsored by the Irish Learning and Technology Association, Athlone, Ireland. (see http://www.personal.psu.edu/dlp/EdTech210/#/)

Bender, D., & Garner, J. (May 2010). College student learning, motivation, and resilience. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Garner, J., & Bender, D. (May 2010). How do executive functions support self-regulated learning? Presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Hartman, W. (March 2010). Multi-year budgeting: Informed school boards making informed budget decisions. Seminar presented at the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials Annual Conference. Hershey, Pa.

Hartman, W. (April 2010). Budget planning for the looming fiscal crisis. Presentation to the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools, State College, Pa.

Lindsay, B. (May 2010). Chair of the session The Insiders and Outsiders Perspectives of Teachers Engaged in Developing Global Citizenship at a “Zwarte”/Black and Elite High School in the Netherlands, at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Lindsay, B., & Mario, M. (May 2010). Universities and the preparation of professional educators in a geopolitical region: Illustrations from Mozambique and Angola. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Lindsay, B. (April 2010). A/the last foreword: Franklin's linking the past, present, and future. Presentation at “The Howard Years: A National Symposium,” an event to honor the late American Presidential Medal Recipient and Endowed Professor John Hope Franklin, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

McDonald, S.P. (March 2010). Minding the research–practice gap: Attending to the dialogic nature of research AND practice. Invited panelist at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research on Science Teaching, Philadelphia.

McDonald, S.P. (May 2010). Developing professional vision: Learning to notice in complex classroom settings. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

McDonald, S., Criswell, B., Delone, S., & Tang, C. (March 2010). The Invisible College for Inquiry Science Study (ICISS): Integrating teaching and research in a professional community. Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research on Science Teaching, Philadelphia.

Dreon, O., & McDonald, S.P. (May 2010). New science teachers’ descriptions of inquiry enactment. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Marcus, A.S., Metzger, S.A., Paxton, R., & Stoddard, J. (April 2010). Teaching history with film: Powerful cases from the field. Symposium presented at the annual conference for the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Meyer, B.J.F., Wijekumar, K., Lei, P.-W., Lin, Y.-C., & Ray, M. (May 2010). The structure strategy: A program of intervention-based research in reading comprehension of expository text. Paper presented at the symposium "Reading for Understanding: Where We Were, Where We Are, Where We Need To Be,” at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Mitra, D., Sanders, F., & Lewis, T. (May 2010). Architects, captains and dreamers: Adult roles in youth-adult partnerships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Nolan, J., & Parks, K. (May 2010). Mentors as teacher educators: Unpacking the thinking and practices of veteran mentors in the PDS context. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Nolan, J., & Berry, A. (May 2010). Examining the process of novice student teacher development: A case study. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Prakash, M.S. (March 2010). Commons, common sense and community collaboration in our hard times. Presentation in the John W. Porter Distinguished Chair Lecture Series of the College of Education at Eastern Michigan State University, Ypsilanti, Mich.

Prins, E., & Gungor, R. (April 2010). Changes in family literacy funding and welfare-to-work policies: Adaptations and unforeseen consequences in family literacy programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Reason, R.D. (March 2010). Examination of the persistence research through the lens of a comprehensive conceptual framework. Presentation at the American College Personnel Association Annual Covention, Boston.

Serriere, S., Mitra, D., Reed, K., & Stoicovy, D. (April 2010). Student voice in elementary service-learning: Does it work? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Quigley, C., Serriere, S., & Buck, G. (April 2010). In their words: The use of a photo-elicitation technique to understand how young girls acquire new scientific words. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Smith, D., Cowan, J., & Remy, N. (March 2010). Planning and teaching kindergarten science with the four strands. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association, Philadelphia.

Abell, S., Smith, D., Mensah, F., & Friedrichsen, P. (March 2010). Mentoring doctoral researchers: Stories from the NARST Summer Research Institute. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia.

Staples, J. (May 2010). Saints and sluts: Racialized pedagogies of the good girl/bad girl in global youth culture. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Staples, J. (May 2010). Toward a relational turn in literacies research and practice. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Toso, B.W., & Prins, E. (April 2010). Receptivity toward immigrants in rural Pennsylvania: Perceptions of adult English as Second Language providers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Whitney, A. (May 2010). The role of others: Feedback, collaboration, audience, and authority in the professional writing of K–12 teachers. Paper presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Whitney, A., & Friedrich, L. (Feb. 2010). National Writing Project’s legacy study: Methods for exploring the long term effects of intensive and sustained professional development in writing. Presentation at the NCTE Assembly for Research Midwinter Conference, Pittsburgh.

Zbiek, R.M., & Peters, S.A. (May 2010). Unraveling a beginning teacher's mathematical practice: A case of connections in service of student understanding. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Zimmerman, H.T. (May 2010). When youth count their practices scientific: Observation across settings. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Zimmerman, H.T., & Reeve, S.  (March 2010). Playing With narrative: Developing expertise in story-telling as connected to biology and personal interests. Presentation at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

Zimmerman, H.T. (chair), Tran, L.U., Stylinski, C.D., Eberach, C., Fadigan, K., Diaz, L.B., Dierking, L.D., & King, H. (March 2010). Symposium: Facilitating informal science learning: People, places and technologies at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

Martell, S.T., Herrenkohl, L.R., & Zimmerman, H.T. (May 2010). Building capacity and collaboration at the intersection of the learning sciences and informal science education. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Martell, S.T., Herrenkohl, L.R., & Zimmerman, H.T. (May 2010). Working at the intersection of the learning sciences and informal science education. Presentation to the Advanced Technologies for Learning and Learning Sciences (ATL/LS) SIG Business Meeting at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Denver.

Reeve, S., & Zimmerman, H.T. (March 2010). Developing expertise in “doing school”: Tracing one family’s pathway towards academic success. Presentation at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

Publications

Baker, R.M., Dixon, D.L., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Role of manufacturing textile products from purchased materials in the economy of Lebanon County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1567615

Baker, R.M., Dixon, D.L., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Role of support activities for transportation in the economy of Philadelphia & Delaware counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1565592

Baker, R.M., Dixon, D.L., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Role of poultry and egg production 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=1574335

Baker, R.M., Dixon, D.L., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Role of paper mills in the economy of Blair County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1572843

Baker, R.M., Dixon, D.L., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Role of mining machinery and equipment manufacturing in the economy of Blair County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1576681

Baker, R.M., Dixon, D.L., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Role of fruit and vegetable canning in the economy of Blair County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1581304

Baker, R.M., Dixon, D.L., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Role of glass and glass products manufacturing in the economy of Huntingdon County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1587035

Baker, R.M., Dixon, D.L., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Role of glass container manufacturing in the economy of Clarion, Jefferson, & Clearfield counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1589144

Baker, R.M., Dixon, D.L., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Role of employment services in the economy of Franklin County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1598424

Baker, R.M., Dixon, D.L., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Role of plastics products manufacturing in the economy of Erie County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1598411

Baker, R.M., Dixon, D.L., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Role of plastics manufacturing in the economy of Carbon, Monroe, Pike, & Wayne counties. University Park, Pa,: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1602151

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Who do the voodoo with the data? Pennsylvania Business Central, 19 (5): 26.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Role of poultry and egg production in the economy of the United States. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1581500

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Role of fabricated structural steel manufacturing in the economy of Luzerne County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1598291

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2010). Unauthorized immigration…Who cares, how much, and why? Pennsylvania Business Central, 19 (9): 14.

Bodovski, K. (2010). Parental practices and educational achievement: Social class, race, and habitus. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 31 (2): 139–156.

Hendrickson, R.M. (2009). Christian student organizations’ membership eligibility and discrimination based on sexual orientation and religion. ACPA Developments, Fall.

Lloyd, G.M., & Pitts Bannister, V.R. (2010). Secondary school mathematics curriculum materials as tools for teachers’ learning. In R. Reys & B. Reys (eds.), Mathematics curriculum: Issues, trends, and future directions (NCTM 72nd Yearbook, 321–336). Reston, Va.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Lloyd, G.M. (2009). School mathematics curriculum materials for teachers' learning: Future elementary teachers' interactions with curriculum materials in a mathematics course in the United States. ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 41: 763–775.

Bowers, A., Metzger, S.A., & Militello, M. (2010). Knowing the odds: Parameters that predict passing or failing school district bonds. Educational Policy, 24 (2): 398–420.

Bowers, A.J., Metzger, S.A., & Militello, M. (2010). Knowing what matters: An expanded study of school bond elections in Michigan, 1998–2006. Journal of Education Finance, 35 (4): 374–396.

Reason, R.D. (2009). An examination of the persistence research through the lens of a comprehensive conceptual framework. Journal of College Student Development, 50: 659–682.

 

Grants Awarded

Bodovski, Katerina
American Educational Research Association
$34,185
Students' Mathematics Achievement and Course-Taking in 8th Grade: The Role of School Readiness
5/1/10–4/30/12

Faircloth, Susan C.
University of Colorado
$13,117
American Indian Alaska Native Head Start Research Center
9/30/09–9/29/10

Heller, Donald E., Hendrickson, Robert M., Griffin, Kimberly A.
National Science Foundation
$199,656
Military Veterans Engineering Education Initiative Planning Grant
3/1/10–2/28/11

Reid-Walsh, Jacqueline J.
National Endowment for the Humanities
$48,672
Learning as Playing: An Animated, Interactive Archive of 17th-19th Century Narrative Media For and By Children
7/1/10–12/31/11

Sherow, Sheila M., McDowell, Wendy
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$47,786
Adult Diploma Program: Training, Technical Assistance, and Evaluation Project 2009-2010
7/1/09–6/30/10

Sherow, Sheila M., McDowell, Wendy, Marvin, Maria L.
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$84,978
PA Literacy Corps: Training, Technical Assistance, and Evaluation Program 2009-2010
7/1/09–6/30/10

Walter, Richard A., Hoover, Tracy S.
COP: Department of Education
$1,243,393
Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education
7/1/09–6/30/10

Zhang, Liang
University of Georgia
$70,319
Universities, Innovation, and Economic Growth (MOD)
8/1/09–7/31/11


Proposals

Hooper, Simon R.
University of Minnesota
$282,266
Phase 2 Research on the Effectiveness of Avenue: Progress Monitoring and RtI with Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Grades 1-8
10/1/10–9/30/13

Johnson, James E.
William T. Grant Foundation
$280,971
Play Pedagogy and Physical Education Project: PEP STUDY
1/1/11–12/31/12

Knight, Stephanie L.
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
$263,578
Gender and Learning through the Framework of Complex Civic Issues: Investigation of the Impact of Classroom Processes on Participation of Females in Undergraduate STEM Education
1/1/11–12/31/13

Mellin, Elizabeth A., Wolff, Michael C., Rabian, Brian A.
State College Area School District
$91,138
State College S.U.M.M.I.T. Project
9/1/10–8/31/12

Mitra, Dana L., Serriere, Stephanie C.
William T. Grant Foundation
$100,204
Evaluating Outcomes for “Younger” Youth: Developing Valid Measures for Positive Youth Development and Civic Engagement
1/1/11–5/31/12

Peck, Kyle L., Zimmerman, Heather A., Bengtson, Babs L., Anderson, Charles
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
$1,241,708
The Climate Crystal Ball: Maximizing Public Engagement and Learning with Science on a Sphere
1/1/11–6/30/14

Saxe, David W.
Apgar Foundation Inc.
$25,000
Penn State Heritage Education Initiative 2010–2011
6/1/10–12/31/11

Van Horn, Barbara L. Toso, Blaire W., Carman, Priscilla S., McDowell, Wendy, Marvin, Maria L., Long, Kathryn P.
National Institute for Literacy
$267,261
National Institute for Literacy LINCS Workforce Competitiveness Resource Collection
10/1/10–9/30/11

Van Horn, Barbara L., Weirauch, Drucilla M., Marvin, Maria L., Long, Kathryn P.
Kent State University
$88,322
National Institute for Literacy LINCS Basic Skills Resource Collection (Year 5)
10/1/10–9/30/11