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Around the College: Oct. 31, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements.

— Faculty and current and past doctoral students from the Educational Theory and Policy program contributed to translating a book in Korean. The book, "The Schooled Society: The Educational Transformation of Global Culture" by David Baker, professor of education (educational theory and policy) and sociology, includes chapters translated by Soo-yong Byun, associate professor of education (educational theory and policy); Hyerim Kim, a doctoral student in the program; and Haram Jeon, a recent graduate of the program.

Soo-yong Byun, associate professor of education (educational theory and policy); Hee Jin Chung, a recent graduate from the Educational Theory and Policy program; and David Baker, professor of education (educational theory and policy) and sociology, co-authored "Global Patterns of the Use of Shadow Education: Student, Family, and National Influences," which was published in Research in the Sociology of Education.

Soo-yong Byun, associate professor of education (educational theory and policy), was selected as the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Journal Article published in the International Review of Educational Technology Research and Development for an article he co-authored, "A Comparative Study of Factors Associated with Technology-Enabled Learning between the United States and South Korea."

— Lauren Cozad, a doctoral candidate in special education, was awarded a College of Education Dissertation Research Initiation Grant to support her research exploring the effects of a digital mathematics fluency program on the fluency and generalization of learners.

David Gamson, associate professor of education (education theory and policy), and 2015 Education Policy Studies graduate Emily Hodge published an edited volume on school district history. The article, "The Shifting Landscape of the American School District," was published as part of Peter Lang's History of Schools and Schooling.

— Roger Geiger, distinguished professor of education emeritus, is a visiting researcher at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Tokyo. He will serve in this position for two months.

Scott Metzger, associate professor of education (social studies education), was quoted in the article "Based On A True Story: How Hollywood Mixes Fact and Fiction To Reimagine History," published on Urbo.com.

Paul Morgan, professor of education (educational theory and policy), published "Executive function deficits in kindergarten predict repeated academic difficulties across elementary school" in Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

Matthew E. Poehner, associate professor of education (world languages), has been elected to the office of president-elect of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP). Poehner will serve one year as president-elect, and then one year as president of the association.

Kelly Rosinger, assistant professor of education (higher education), was quoted in the article "Public Flagships Are Offering More Middle-Income Scholarships. What Gives?" published by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

— Starlette Sharp, a nondegree student currently pursuing course work in the college in anticipation of becoming a full-time doctoral student in science education, won an award for a presentation she delivered at 2018 SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference, in San Antonio, Texas. The judges recognized Sharp’s communication skills and command of the research topic as exemplary among the student presentations.

"Around the College" highlights accomplishments by faculty, staff and students in the College of Education, including publications; research presentations at conferences and workshops; and awards, grants and fellowships. Please share your news with us and your colleagues by emailing edrelations@psu.edu.