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Recent Faculty Research - Compiled April 2013

Review the latest faculty/staff presentations, publications, grants, and grant proposals.


Crowl, M. & Zimmerman H.T. "Connecting Science Museum Programs to Youth's Interests Using Front-End Evaluation." Visitor Studies Association (VSA) 2013 Annual Conference. Milwaukee, WI, July 2013.

McClain, L.R. & Zimmerman, H.T. "Families’ science conversations at a nature center: Prior learning experiences as shapers of new knowledge." National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) 2013 Annual Meeting, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, April 2013.

Weible, J.L. & Zimmerman, H.T. "Web 2.0 tools to support participation in science practices: Students use of podcasts for argumentation." 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Francisco, CA, April 2013.

Woika, S.A. "School law for school psychologists." Presentation made at the New York Association of School Psychologist’s Conference, Niagara Falls, NY, October 2012.

Woika, S.A. "School law for school psychologists." Presentation made at the Pennsylvania State Educator’s Association Department of Pupil Personnel Services Conference, State College, PA, August 2012.

Zimmerman, H.T. "Recognizing science: Seeing one’s self in science and engineering practices." National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) 2013 Annual Meeting, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, April 2013.

Zimmerman, H.T. & McClain, L.R. "Participating in science outdoors: Families working with scientific tools on nature walks." 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Francisco, CA, April 2013.



Baker, R.M. & D.L. Passmore, "The natural gas revolution starts soon." Marcellus Business Central, Feb. 2013, 2(9), 8.

Baker, R.M. & Passmore, D.L. "Lean pay? Lean in!" Pennsylvania Business Central, April 2013, 22(6), 13.

Davis, D. & Hayes, J.A. (in press). "What Facilitates Countertransference Management? The Roles of Therapist Meditation, Mindfulness, and Self-differentiation." Psychotherapy Research.

Douglas, S.N., Light, J.C., & McNaughton, D.B. "Teaching paraeducators to support the communication of young children with complex communication needs." Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. (2013). Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0271121412467074.

Graceffo, J., Hayes, J.A., Chun-Kennedy, C., & Locke, B.D. (2012). "Characteristics of high-risk college student drinkers expressing high and low levels of distress." Journal of College Counseling, (2012): 15, 262-273.

Hayes, J.A., Chun-Kennedy, C., Edens, A., & Locke, B.D. "Do double minority students face double jeopardy? Testing minority stress theory." Journal of College Counseling, 14, (2011): 117-126.

Heid, M.K., Thomas, M.T. [University of Auckland, New Zealand], & Zbiek, R.M. (in press). "How might computer algebra systems change the role of algebra in the school curriculum?" In M.A. Clements, A. Bishop, C. Keitel, J. Kilpatrick, & F. Leung (Eds.) Third International Handbook of Mathematics Education. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Heid, M.K. "Some thoughts on the importance of the community and on the challenge of identifying great research challenges in mathematics education." Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 43, (2012): 502-508.

Hutchinson, M.C. "Bridging the gap: pre-service teachers and their knowledge of working with English language learners." TESOL Journal, 4, 1 (2013): 25-54.

McArdle, F., Boldt, G. Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts. (2013) Routledge.

Merriman, K.A., Clariana, R.B., & Bernardi, R.J. "Goal orientation and feedback congruence: effects on discretionary effort and achievement." Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 11 (2012): 2776-2796.

Schafft, K.A., Glenna, L.L., Borlu, Y., & Green B. "Educational administrator perspectives on boomtown impacts within Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region." Society & Natural Resources. (forthcoming 2013).

Schafft, K.A., Borlu, Y., & Glenna, L.L. "The relationship between Marcellus Shale gas development in Pennsylvania and local perceptions of risk and opportunity." Rural Sociology. (forthcoming 2013).

Runge, T.J, & Woika, S.A. "Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities in Pennsylvania’s Public Schools." The Pennsylvania Psychologist. 72, 11 (2012): 22-24.

Staples, J.M. “There are two truths: African American women’s critical, creative ruminations on love through new literacies." Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 20, 3 (2012): 451-483.

Staples, J.M. “Niggaz dyin’ don’t make no news: Exploring the intellectual work of an African American urban adolescent boy in an after school program." Educational Action Research, 20, 1 (2012): 55–73.

Whitney, A.E. & Friedrich, L. "Orientations: The Legacy of the National Writing Project for the Teaching of Writing." Teachers College Record 115, 7 (2013).

Whitney, A.E., Olan, E.L., & Fredricksen, J.E. "Experience over all: Preservice teachers and the prizing of the 'practical'." English Education, 45, 2 (2013): 184-200.

Whitney, A.E. & Olcese, N. "Preparing beginning teachers for hard conversations." English Journal 102, 3 (2013):  106-109.

Whitney, A.E. "When University Faculty Nurture Teacher Leadership: ‘Horizontal’ Practices and Values in a Professor’s Work with Teachers." International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice 16, 1 (2013):  71-93.

Whitney, A.E. & Friedrich, L. "Orientations: The Legacy of the National Writing Project for the Teaching of Writing." Teachers College Record 115, 7 (2013).

Woika, S.A. "Tips for working with cooperating teachers." Educational Horizons, 91, October/November (2012): 12-13.

Woika, S.A., & Murray, A.E. "Let us pray." The Pennsylvania Administrator, 16, 3 (2012) 17-18, 21.

Woika, S.A., & Bowersox, C.M. (2012). "Mandated reporting: A critical role of school psychologists." Insight 33, 1 (2012) 2-4.

Woika, S.A., & Bowersox, C.M. "Child Abuse and Mandated Reporting" electronically for Educational Horizons, Archive, Vol. 91, Feb.-Mar. 2013

Zbiek, R.M., & Heid, M.K. "Using computer algebra systems to develop big ideas in mathematics with connections to the common core state standards for mathematics." In C. Hirsch, G. Lappan, & B. Reys (Eds.), Curriculum Issues in an Era of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (2012, 149-160).

Zimmerman, H.T. & Bell, P. "Where children see science: Youth’s activities as connected to science." International Journal of Science Education. [online early view 2013] 1-29 dio:10.1080/21548455.2012.741271.

Zimmerman, H.T., McClain, L.R., & Crowl, M. "Understanding how families use magnifiers during nature center walks." Research in Science Education. [online early view 2013] 1-22 dio:10.1007/s11165-012-9334-x.

Zimmerman, H.T. & McClain, L.R. "Intergenerational learning at a nature center: Families using prior experiences and participation frameworks to understand raptors." Environmental Education Research. (2013, early view) 1-24 Dio: 10.1080/13504622.2013.775219.


Recently Awarded Grants (Jan. 5 through April 23)

David P. Baker, Liang Zhang
Georgetown University
Science Productivity, Higher Education Development and the Knowledge Society

William S. Carlsen
The Museum of Science
Research on the Impacts of Engineering is Elementary

Caroline D. Eckhardt, Matthew E. Poehner, Heather McCoy
National Security Agency
STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State

Jeffrey A. Hayes, Louis G. Castonguay, Benjamin D. Locke
American Psychological Foundation
The Multicultural “Super-Shrink”: Identifying Therapist Effects in Psychotherapy with Racial and Ethnic Minority Clients

David L. Lee, Debbie A. Brooks, Soo-yong Byun
Virginia Commonwealth University
Supporting Early Adolescent Learning and Social Success in Middle Schools: Project SEALS (Former PSU Prime Award No. R305A110079): Subaward to PSU Years 2-4 (Sept. 1, 2012 - )

Benjamin D. Locke, Jeffrey A. Hayes, Louis G. Castonguay
LEAD Pittsburgh
Pilot Test of “My Resilience Factors”

Doris L. MacKenzie, Rose. M. Baker
COP: Commission on Crime and Delinquency
ARRA: Improving the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS)

Paul Morgan, Marianne M. Hillemeier
Institute of Education Sciences
Risk factors and services for vocabulary delays in early childhood: Population-based estimates (Revision 1)

Kyle L. Peck, William S. Carlsen, Thomas S. Taylor, Lisa L. Brown
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)

David W. Saxe
Charles Koch Foundation
Penn State SSED 200 American Heritage Course

Kai A. Schafft, Erica Frankenberg, Edward J. Fuller, William T. Hartman
COP: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Assessing the Enrollment Trends of Charter Schools and Financial Impact on Rural and Non-Rural School Districts in Pennsylvania

Elizabeth A. Skowron
National Institute of Mental Health
Parent-Child Processes: Negative Self-Regulatory and Behavorial Outcomes


Proposals (Jan. 5 through April 23)

Neyda Abreu, Annmarie Ward, Leah Bug
Understanding the Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Asteroidal Regolith as a guide to Landing Sites — The Regolith Consortium

Rose Baker
COP: Commission on Crime and Delinquency
2013 Pennsylvania Youth Survey Implementation, Analysis, and Reporting

Leila Bradaschia
Northern Virginia Community College (Prime: U.S. Department of State)
Community College Administrator Program with Indonesia

Leah Bug
Beaver Valley Intermediate Unite 27 (Prime: PDE)

John Dattilo, Frank Rusch
U.S. Department of Education
Project ELECT: Empowering Leisure Engagement via Cloud Technology

Steven Feldstein, Leah Bug
National Science Foundation
The dynamics of the interaction between the Southern Hemispheric atmospheric circulation and Antarctic climate

Erica Frankenberg
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assigning Opportunity: Student Assignment Policies, Race, and Class in the Contemporary United States

Edward Fuller
American Educational Research Association
Exploring Principal Working Conditions

Margaret Grumm, Carol Clymer
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Management Information System Support 2013-2014

Kaylynn Hamilton, Blaire Toso
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Workforce Development System Liaison 2013-2014

Angelic Hardy, Carol Clymer
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Career Pathways Direct Service Model 2013-2014

Angelic Hardy, Carol Clymer
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Career Pathways Direct Service Model 2013-2014 (FEDERAL)

David Lee
U.S. Department of Education
Training in the Professoriate for Special Education (TIPS)

Bonnie Meyer, Pui-wa Lei
University of Texas at El Paso (Prime: NIH)
Improving Health Literacy for Hispanic Second Language Speakers of English

Kyle Peck, Carla Zembal-Saul, Heather Zimmerman
National Science Foundation
Full-Scale Development – STEM Ready

Cindy Pellock
COP: Department of Education
Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education 2013-2014

Barbara Schaefer, Pamela Cole
National Institutes of Health
Measures to evaluate the long-term cognitive and developmental effects of undernutrition and enteric disease burden in early childhood-RESUBMISSION

Felicia Turner
U.S. Department of Education
Principals for Student Success (PSS) 2: American Indian Leadership Program

Annmarie Ward, Leah Bug (Res. Assoc.), Matthew Johnson (Res. Assoc.)
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (Prime: PDE)
INSPIRE — Integrating Notebooking in Science and Using Projects, Inquiry, and Research to Excel

Suzanne Webster
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Statewide Content Area Experts 2013-2014

Suzanne Webster
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Adult Educational Professional Development System Course Management 2013-2014

Pamela Wolfe, Kate Mckinnon, Jim Herbert
U.S. Department of Education
Training Pre-service Teachers to Work with Young Children (Birth to 8) Having Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDEL Project)

Heather Zimmerman, Susan Land
National Science Foundation
Research: Networked with Nature: Mobile Devices Supporting Engagement with Biodiversity