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July - August 2010 News Archive

July - August 2010 News Archive


August 2010


New Faculty Appointments

Four new faculty members have joined the College this fall.

Staff Changes: Summer 2010

Departed and new staff in the College of Education, Summer 2010

Nelson, Edmondson Write Biographies for Greenwood Series

Nelson authored The Rolling Stones: A Musical Biography, while Edmondson’s newest book is John Lennon: A Biography.

College of Education Faculty Are New Editors of Journal of Teacher Education

The new editorial team consists of three co-editors – Stephanie Knight, Gwendolyn Lloyd and Fran Arbaugh – and four associate editors – James Nolan, Jacqueline Edmondson, Scott McDonald and Anne Whitney.

Study Assessing Climate and Identity of Collegiate Student-Athletes

A Penn State College of Education study is assessing student-athletes' perceptions and experiences pertaining to campus climate. Led by Sue Rankin, associate professor of college student affairs, the NCAA-funded national project also is exploring the impact of campus climate on both the academic and athletic success of student-athletes.

Teacher Leadership Can Offset Student Use of Degrading Words

Research by Jeanine Staples shows that teachers can intervene and offset the prevalence of nasty language.

Longtime Teachers Establishing Science and Math Education Scholarship

A Pittsburgh area couple has pledged to create a new scholarship in the College of Education. The Bill and Bunny Vitori Scholarship in Science and Math Education will recognize and support outstanding undergraduates majoring in secondary education with a science- or math-related option.

Leanne Walter Named 2010 Penn State College of Education Student Marshal

The College of Education has named Leanne E. Walter as its Summer 2010 student marshal. She will lead her class at the commencement ceremony.

Hayes Co-Edits New Book on Psychotherapy Research

Bringing Psychotherapy Research to Life highlights the work of 28 psychotherapy researchers and shows how their research programs have changed the field.



July 2010


Federal Grants Support Special Education Ph.D. Students

For nearly the last 20 years, the College of Education has won five different federal grants to help cover tuition and pay a living stipend to students pursuing graduate degrees in special education.

Lee Works with Missionaries to Help Build Zambia’s Infrastructure through Education

Lee has visited two times in the last three years to train teachers how to be better instructors.

Talat Azhar Begins Work as Humphrey Fellowship Outreach Coordinator

She also is serving as an affiliate faculty member in the College’s Education Theory and Policy program.

Schafft Co-Edits New Book on Rural Education

Two of the book’s 13 chapters were co-authored by Penn State College of Education faculty members Jacqueline Edmondson and Susan Faircloth.

Alumna Establishing Scholarship in Honor of Sister

Patricia Lee and her sister, Mary, played women's basketball at Penn State in the early 1970s, both graduating from the College of Education. Patty is establishing a scholarship in memory of Mary, who passed away in 2006.

Higher Education Alumni Gather to Celebrate Higher Education Milestones

Higher Education Program alumni, faculty, students, friends, and family members gathered during Arts Fest weekend, July 9-11, to celebrate a long legacy of combined success. 

Nurse Aide Trainer Program Provides New Teaching Opportunities for Nurses

The Nurse Aide Training: Teaching the Educator (TTE) Workshop offered through the Professional Personnel Development Center (PPDC) in the College of Education offers workshops throughout the year in which nurses can become certified to teach in nurse aide training programs.

Offshorability Threatens Pennsylvania Jobs

A report from the Institute for Research in Training and Development in Penn State's College of Education indicates that one-quarter of Pennsylvania's service-production jobs are at risk of being offshored, or sent to another country, and compared to the rest of the country, Pennsylvania has a higher risk of losing service-production jobs to offshoring.

New Report Urges Broad Changes in Mathematics Education Relationships

A new report published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics indicates that changes to the nature of the relationships between researchers and mathematics educators could benefit both. Fran Arbaugh, associate professor of mathematics education in Penn State's College of Education, is lead author of the report.

Kelly Succeeding Peck as Associate Dean

Greg Kelly, head of Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the COE, has accepted an invitation to become the College's next associate dean for research, outreach, and technology, succeeding Kyle Peck in that position.

American Indian Leadership Program Student Profile: Lynda Hadley

As the AILP celebrates its 40th anniversary, we are examining the impact of the program by profiling some of the people whose life AILP has changed.

Moore Named Senior Fellow by European Distance and E-Learning Network

EDEN grants the title of Senior Fellow in recognition of Moore's contributions to the development of open, distance, and e-learning in Europe.

Hendrickson Co-Authors Book on Student Free Speech

“Student Free Speech and Public Higher Education” was produced in response to the varied contexts of student speech, an area in which new controversies continuously arise.