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Recent Faculty Research - Compiled May 2012

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

Presentations*

*A large number of our College’s faculty, staff, and students delivered talks at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in April. The AERA presentations are listed on a separate page.

Bodovski, K., Henck, A., & Kotok, S. (April 2012). Youth math self-concept, achievement and educational expectations in Eastern Europe: Change or continuity after the fall of communism? Presentation at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Cheslock, J. (April 2012). Crisis on campus?
 Hopeful responses from Ernest L. Boyer Sr. Panel discussion at the Ernest L. Boyer Center Symposium, Grantham, Pa.

Cheslock, J. (May 2012). Myths and facts about Title IX’s impact on men and boys. Panel discussion at the SHARP Title IX at Forty Conference, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Fadigan, K. A. (March 2012). Re-imagining science museums: Communities of environmental lifelong learners, National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference, Indianapolis.

Majerich, D., Fadigan, K. A. & Stull, J. (March 2012). Science concept visualization project: Using non-reactive techniques to assess science, literacy, and technology content and skills through movie making. National Science Teachers Association 2012 National Conference on Science Education, Indianapolis.

Frankenberg, E. (Feb. 2012). Exploring the contemporary relationship between school and housing segregation through new sources of data. Presentation at the Changing American Neighborhoods and Communities working group, Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University.

Frankenberg, E. (Feb. 2012). Research summary on suburban change. Presentation at the One Nation Indivisible Suburban Strategy Session, Bloomfield Hills, Minn.

Frankenberg, E., and Diem, S. (Nov. 2011). School board leadership & policymaking in changing political environments. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, Pittsburgh.

Lattuca, L.R., Knight, D.B., & Bergom, I. (2012). Developing a measure of interdisciplinary competence for engineers. Proceedings of the 119th Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, San Antonio, TX.

Ro, H.K., Merson, D., Lattuca, L.R. & Terenzini, P.T. (2012). Measuring engineering students’ contextual competence. Proceedings of the 119th Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, San Antonio, TX.

Meyer, B. J. F., Ireland, J., & Ray, M. (April 2012). Writing strategy mini-lessons for grades K–8. Paper presented at the International Reading Association 57th Annual Convention, Chicago.

Post, D. M. (March 2012). ¿Cuál es el Rol del Gobierno en la Educación Superior? Una agenda para la investigación de la educación superior en Ecuador y el mundo. Presentation at the seminar New Tendencies in Higher Education, Cuenca, Ecuador. More information is available online.

Post, D. M. (March 2012). Las Reformas Constitucionales en el Ecuador y las Oportunidades para el Acceso a la Educación Superior desde 1950. Presentation at the seminar New Tendencies in Higher Education, Cuenca, Ecuador. More information is available online.

Zimmerman, H. T., McClain, L. R., & Crowl, M. (March 2012). Understanding how families use observational tools during nature center hikes. National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) 2012 Annual Meeting, Indianapolis.

Zimmerman, H. T., McClain, L. R., & Crowl, M. (March 2012). Families learning using exploration tools in outdoor spaces. Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (PAEE) 2012 Annual Conference. Entriken, Pa.

 

Publications

Baker, R. M., & Passmore, D. L. (2012). Marcellus Shale goes to school. Marcellus Business Central, 1 (11): 3.

Baker, R. M., & Passmore, D. L. (2012). How many Pennsylvania jobs have turned green? Pennsylvania Business Central, 22 (22): 3.

Douglas, S. N. (2012). Teaching paraeducators to support the communication of individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication: A literature review. Current Issues in Education, 15 (1). Available online at http://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/906

Frankenberg, E. (2012). The authority of race in legal decisions: The district court opinions of Brown v. Board of Education. University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change, 15: 67–85.

Frankenberg, E., and Lewis, T. (2012). Segregation then and now. In R. Ognibene (ed.), A persistent reformer: Jonathan Kozol’s work to promote equality in America. New York: Peter Lang.

Frankenberg, E., & Siegel-Hawley, G. (2012). Not just urban policy: Suburbs, segregation, and charter schools. AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, 8 (4): 3–13.

Hazler, R., & Carney, J. (2012). Critical characteristics of effective bullying prevention programs. In S. R. Jimerson, A. B. Nickerson, M. J. Mayer, & M. J. Furlong (eds.), Handbook of school violence and school safety: International research and practice, 2nd ed., 357–368. New York: Routledge.

Niles, S. G., & Harris-Bowlsbey, J. (2013). Career development interventions in the 21st century, 4th ed. Columbus, Ohio: Pearson. More information is available online.

Strauser, D., O'Sullivan, D., & Wong, A. (2012). Work Personality, Work Engagement, and Academic Effort in a Group of College Students. Journal of Employment Counseling, 49 (2).

O'Sullivan, D., Strauser, D., & Wong, A. (2012). Five-factor model of personality, work behavior self-efficacy, and length of prior employment for individuals with disabilities: An exploratory analysis. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 55 (3): 156.

Whitney, A. E. (May 2012). Lawnmowers, parties, and writing groups: What teacher-authors have to teach us about professional writing. English Journal, 101 (5).

Whitney, A. E., Anderson, K., Dawson, C., Kang, S., Olan, E., Olcese, N., & Ridgeman, M. (2012). Audience and authority in the professional writing of teacher-authors. Research in the Teaching of English, 46 (4).

Zimmerman, H. T. (2012). Participating in science at home: The roles of recognition work and agency in science learning. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 49 (5): 597–630. Available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tea.21014/abstract

 

Grants Awarded

Kathryn J. Brasier, Timothy W. Kelsey, Diane K, McLaughlin, Kai A. Schafft, Leland L. Glenna, Mark A. Leach
COP: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
$49,997
The Marcellus Shale Impacts Study: Chronicling Social and Economic Change in North Central Pennsylvania
2/1/12–9/30/13

Kathryn J. Brasier, Timothy W. Kelsey, Diane K, McLaughlin, Kai A. Schafft, Leland L. Glenna, Mark A. Leach
COP: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
$49,997
The Marcellus Shale Impacts Study: Chronicling Social and Economic Change in Southwestern Pennsylvania
2/1/12–9/30/13

Ellysa S. Cahoy, Scott P. McDonald
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
$143,000
Faculty Management of Intellectual Workflow and Personal Library Curation: An Exploratory Study
4/1/12–6/30/13

John J. Cheslock
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
$25,000
Following a Problematic, Yet Predictable, Path: The Unsustainable Nature of the Intercollegiate Athletics System
1/1/12–10/31/12

Edward J. Fuller, Rose M. Baker
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation
$10,000
Community College Remedial Students and Loan Defaults
2/1/12–7/31/12

Paul Morgan, Marianne M. Hillemeier
Institute of Education Sciences
$357,565
Risk factors and services for vocabulary delays in early childhood: Population-based estimates (Revision 1)
3/1/12–2/28/13

Kyle L. Peck, William S. Carlsen, Thomas S. Taylor, Lisa L. Brown
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$600,000
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)
9/1/07–8/31/12

Kyle L. Peck, William S. Carlsen, Thomas S. Taylor, Lisa L. Brown
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$1,086,455
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)
9/1/07–8/31/12

Kyle L. Peck, William S. Carlsen, Thomas S. Taylor, Lisa L. Brown
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$25,000
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)
9/1/07–8/31/12

Kyle L. Peck, William S. Carlsen, Thomas S. Taylor, Lisa L. Brown
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$39,060
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)
9/1/07–8/31/12

Kyle L. Peck, William S. Carlsen, Thomas S. Taylor, Lisa L. Brown
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$16,000
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)
9/1/07–8/31/12

Esther S. Prins, Kimeka G. Campbell
COP: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
$50,000
Characteristics of Pennsylvania Students Pursuing Postsecondary Education: A Rural-Urban Analysis of Data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
2/1/12–4/1/13

Susan R. Rankin, Daniel S. Merson
Campus Pride
$20,000
National LGBT College Athlete Study and Report Completion
10/1/11–6/30/12

Susan W. Stewart, Donald A. Woodring, Leah Bug, Dennis K. McLaughlin, George A. Lesieutre, Seth A. Blumsack, Sue E. Haupt
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
$5,000
Wind for Schools-New State Programs
12/21/11–12/20/12

Richard A. Walter, Tracy S. Hoover
COP: Department of Education
$1,243,393
Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education
7/1/11–6/30/12

Susan S. Woodhouse, Kristin A. Buss, Robert A. Petrin, Elizabeth A. Skowron, Douglas M. Teti
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
$529,616
Caregiving, Attachment, and Regulation of Emotion (CARE)
3/1/12–2/28/17

 

Proposals

Liza Conyers
U.S. Department of Education
$598,241
Examining the Dynamic Role of Health and Employment Decision Making Over Time for People Living with HIV/Aids
9/1/12–8/31/15

Dorothy Evensen
Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
$104,129
Welcome to a New Discourse Community: Reading Across the 1L Curriculum
6/1/12–6/30/13

Edward Fuller, Rose Baker
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation
$10,000
Community College Remedial Students and Loan Defaults
2/1/12–7/31/12

David Gamson
Spencer Foundation
$40,000
Democracy Undone
1/1/13–12/31/13

KayLynn Hamilton, Angelic Hardy, Kathryn Long
Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation
$92,838
Workforce Innovation Grant (CPWDC)
7/1/12–6/30/15

KayLynn Hamilton, Barbara Van Horn
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$180,588
Career Pathways Direct Service Model 2012–2013 (State)
7/1/12–6/30/13

KayLynn Hamilton, Barbara Van Horn
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$179,337
Career Pathways Direct Service Model 2012–2013 (Federal)
7/1/12–6/30/13

Jeffrey Hayes
American Psychological Foundation
$5,000
The Multicultural "Super-shrink": Identifying Therapist Effects in Psychotherapy with Racial and Ethnic Minority Clients
6/1/12–7/31/13

Jeffrey Hayes, Allison Lockard
American Psychological Association
$2,000
Charles J. Gelso Student Grant—Helping those who help themselves: Does counseling enhance retention and graduation rates?
8/1/12–5/31/14

KayLynn Hamilton, Barbara Van Horn
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$179,997
Workforce Development System Liaison 2012–2013
7/1/12–6/30/13

Robert Hendrickson, Travis York
Exploring Service-Learning Outcomes and Experiences for Low-Income, First-Generation Students: A Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
$25,000
Mixed-Methods Approach
6/1/12–5/31/13

Beverly Lindsay
National Science Foundation
$73,833
A Comparative Study of STEM Graduate Education between the United States and England: Emerging and Continuing Patterns for Select Minority Groups
4/1/12–10/31/12

Doris MacKenzie, Rose Baker
COP: Commission on Crime and Delinquency
$44,486
Improving the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS)
4/1/12–12/31/12

Linda Mason, Jonna Kulikowich
National Institutes of Health
$2,511,190
Developing Literacy for Adolescents with Learning and Language Difficulties
9/1/12–8/31/16

Suzanne Mohney, William Carlsen
National Science Foundation
$2,000,000
SEP: Sustainable Manufacturing of Solid-State Devices for Renewable Energy Systems
8/1/12–7/31/16

Kyle Peck, John Wise, Brad Zdenek
MacArthur Foundation
$199,773
STEM Scouts—Our Playground
4/1/12–3/31/13

Mary Beth Rosson, Priya Sharma
National Science Foundation
$599,262
CER: A Socio-cognitive Framework for Middle School Students Learning about Computational Thinking
1/1/13–12/31/15

Frank Rusch, John Dattilo
U.S. Department of Education
$581,524
Project SMART: Self-Management to Promote Autonomy, Responsibility, and True Independence
9/1/12–8/31/15

David Saxe
Apgar Foundation, Inc.
$8,500
American Heritage 2012
7/1/12–6/30/13

Sheila Sherow, Barbara Van Horn
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$25,000
Adult Education and Family Literacy Interagency Coordinating Council coordination Project 2012–2013
7/1/12–6/30/13

Sheila Sherow, Barbara Van Horn
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$169,682
PDE Statewide Content Area Experts 2012–2013
7/1/12–6/30/13

Sheila Sherow, Barbara Van Horn
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$448,681
Adult Education Professional Development System Course Management 2012–2013
7/1/12–6/30/13

Stephen Treado, Annmarie Ward
National Science Foundation
$1,998,317
SEP: Smart, Affordable, and Sustainable Residential Energy Networks (SASREN)
8/1/12–7/31/16

Barbara Van Horn
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$200,000
Management Information System Support 2012–2013
7/1/12–6/30/13

Nancy Tuana, Carla Zembal-Saul, Richard Duschl
National Science Foundation
$500,000
CCEP II: Partnership for Education on Climate Change, Engineered Systems, and Society
7/1/12–6/30/17

Felicia Turner
U.S. Department of Education
$912,923
Principals for Student Success (PSS) 2: American Indian Leadership Program
9/1/12–8/31/16

Heather Zimmerman, Susan Land
National Science Foundation
$499,671
Networked with Nature: Mobile Devices Supporting Engagement with Ecology Transforming STEM Learning (TSL)
1/1/13–12/31/14