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Recent Faculty Research - Compiled April 2013

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

Presentations

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.

 

Publications

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
$59,332
Science Productivity, Higher Education Development and the Knowledge Society
11/1/12—10/31/14

William S. Carlsen
The Museum of Science
$75,000
Research on the Impacts of Engineering is Elementary
1/1/12—12/31/13

Caroline D. Eckhardt, Matthew E. Poehner, Heather McCoy
National Security Agency
$109,764
STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State
4/18/13—2/28/14

Jeffrey A. Hayes, Louis G. Castonguay, Benjamin D. Locke
American Psychological Foundation
$2,000
The Multicultural “Super-Shrink”: Identifying Therapist Effects in Psychotherapy with Racial and Ethnic Minority Clients
6/1/12—5/31/13

David L. Lee, Debbie A. Brooks, Soo-yong Byun
Virginia Commonwealth University
$397,981
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 - )
10/5/12—6/30/13

Benjamin D. Locke, Jeffrey A. Hayes, Louis G. Castonguay
LEAD Pittsburgh
$25,000
Pilot Test of “My Resilience Factors”
7/1/12—8/31/13

Doris L. MacKenzie, Rose. M. Baker
COP: Commission on Crime and Delinquency
$3,483
ARRA: Improving the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS)
4/20/12—3/31/13

Paul Morgan, Marianne M. Hillemeier
Institute of Education Sciences
$342,093
Risk factors and services for vocabulary delays in early childhood: Population-based estimates (Revision 1)
3/1/12—2/28/14

Kyle L. Peck, William S. Carlsen, Thomas S. Taylor, Lisa L. Brown
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$99,300
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)
9/1/07—8/31/13

David W. Saxe
Charles Koch Foundation
$5,000
Penn State SSED 200 American Heritage Course
1/1/13—5/31/13

Kai A. Schafft, Erica Frankenberg, Edward J. Fuller, William T. Hartman
COP: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
$14,988
Assessing the Enrollment Trends of Charter Schools and Financial Impact on Rural and Non-Rural School Districts in Pennsylvania
1/7/13—12/7/13

Elizabeth A. Skowron
National Institute of Mental Health
$3,124
Parent-Child Processes: Negative Self-Regulatory and Behavorial Outcomes
9/11/07—6/30/12

 

Proposals (Jan. 5 through April 23)

Neyda Abreu, Annmarie Ward, Leah Bug
NASA
$5,998,092
Understanding the Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Asteroidal Regolith as a guide to Landing Sites — The Regolith Consortium
4/1/14—4/31/19

Rose Baker
COP: Commission on Crime and Delinquency
$614,488
2013 Pennsylvania Youth Survey Implementation, Analysis, and Reporting
4/1/13—6/30/14

Leila Bradaschia
Northern Virginia Community College (Prime: U.S. Department of State)
$85,269
Community College Administrator Program with Indonesia
11/1/13—4/30/14

Leah Bug
Beaver Valley Intermediate Unite 27 (Prime: PDE)
$31,400
BVIU STEM Program
$31,400

John Dattilo, Frank Rusch
U.S. Department of Education
$598,429
Project ELECT: Empowering Leisure Engagement via Cloud Technology
8/15/13—8/14/16

Steven Feldstein, Leah Bug
National Science Foundation
$624,514
The dynamics of the interaction between the Southern Hemispheric atmospheric circulation and Antarctic climate
1/1/14—12/31/16

Erica Frankenberg
University of Massachusetts Amherst
$157,645
Assigning Opportunity: Student Assignment Policies, Race, and Class in the Contemporary United States
1/1/14—12/31/15

Edward Fuller
American Educational Research Association
$31,270
Exploring Principal Working Conditions
9/1/13—3/31/14

Margaret Grumm, Carol Clymer
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$217,491
Management Information System Support 2013-2014
7/1/13—6/30/14

Kaylynn Hamilton, Blaire Toso
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$179,997
Workforce Development System Liaison 2013-2014
7/1/13—6/30/14

Angelic Hardy, Carol Clymer
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$180,588
Career Pathways Direct Service Model 2013-2014
7/1/13—6/30/14

Angelic Hardy, Carol Clymer
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$179,337
Career Pathways Direct Service Model 2013-2014 (FEDERAL)
7/1/13—6/30/14

David Lee
U.S. Department of Education
$1,072,920
Training in the Professoriate for Special Education (TIPS)
1/1/14—12/31/18

Bonnie Meyer, Pui-wa Lei
University of Texas at El Paso (Prime: NIH)
$902,047
Improving Health Literacy for Hispanic Second Language Speakers of English
1/1/14—12/31/18

Kyle Peck, Carla Zembal-Saul, Heather Zimmerman
National Science Foundation
$2,932,068
Full-Scale Development – STEM Ready
8/1/13—1/31/16

Cindy Pellock
COP: Department of Education
$1,129,687
Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education 2013-2014

Barbara Schaefer, Pamela Cole
National Institutes of Health
$290,895
Measures to evaluate the long-term cognitive and developmental effects of undernutrition and enteric disease burden in early childhood-RESUBMISSION
$290,895
1/1/14—12/31/15

Felicia Turner
U.S. Department of Education
$916,587
Principals for Student Success (PSS) 2: American Indian Leadership Program
9/1/13—8/31/17

Annmarie Ward, Leah Bug (Res. Assoc.), Matthew Johnson (Res. Assoc.)
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (Prime: PDE)
$335,093
INSPIRE — Integrating Notebooking in Science and Using Projects, Inquiry, and Research to Excel
4/1/13—3/31/16

Suzanne Webster
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$175,682
Statewide Content Area Experts 2013-2014
7/1/13—6/30/14

Suzanne Webster
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$448,681
Adult Educational Professional Development System Course Management 2013-2014
7/1/13—6/30/14

Pamela Wolfe, Kate Mckinnon, Jim Herbert
U.S. Department of Education
$997,580
Training Pre-service Teachers to Work with Young Children (Birth to 8) Having Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDEL Project)
1/1/14—12/31/17

Heather Zimmerman, Susan Land
National Science Foundation
$932,166
Research: Networked with Nature: Mobile Devices Supporting Engagement with Biodiversity
8/1/13—7/31/16