Faculty Research

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

Presentations


Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (Feb. 2008). Structure and competitiveness of powdered metallurgy part manufacturing. Presentation to the North Central Powdered Metals Industry Consortium, Ridgeway, Pa.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (Feb. 2008). Workforce analysis standards for the high performance Workforce Investment Board. Presentation to the Tri–County Workforce Investment Board, Kittanning, Pa.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (Feb. 2008). Your electrifying utility bill: A forecast of Pennsylvania economic and workforce changes resulting from removal of electricity rate caps. Symposium presented to the Society for Workforce Education & Development, University Park, Pa.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore. D.L. (March 2008). Sustainability: A forecast of employment and job openings in plastics manufacturing in Pennsylvania. Presentation at the 2008 Pennsylvania Plastics SourceNet Symposium, “Alliances for a Sustainable Future,” University Park, Pa.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (March 2008). Information about local economies in Pennsylvania. Invited presentation to the Mercer County Township Officials School, Mercer, Pa.

Baker, R.M., Figurelle, W., Franklin, T., Lawrence, M. Masisak, D., & Passmore, D.L. (March 2008). Increasing global competitiveness in powdered metallurgy part manufacturing in north central Pennsylvania. Presentation to Economic Development Administration, Philadelphia.

Fadigan, K., Majerich, D.M., & Hammrich, P.L.  (Jan. 2008). Teachers’ Conceptions of Nature of Science: A Continued Study Using the Views on Science and Education (VOSE) Questionnaire. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii. (Lead presenter, Session Chair)

Majerich, D.M., Fadigan, K., & Schmuckler, J.S. (Jan. 2008). What is past is prologue: Four new research-based considerations for preparing students to perceive and learn from science demonstrations. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Faircloth, S.C. (Feb. 2008). Ensuring culturally and linguistically appropriate assessment for American Indian and Alaska Native Students. Invited Presentation, University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Faircloth, S.C. (Feb. 2008). Risk and resiliency: Unpacking the disproportionate representation of American Indian and Alaska Native students in special education programs and services. Invited Presentation, 12th Annual Upper Peninsula Indian Education Conference, Marquette, Mich.

Heller, D.E. (Feb. 2008). State financial aid programs. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Committee on Restructing Student Financial Aid Programs, Austin, Texas.

Whitney, A. (Feb. 2008). Classroom teachers as authors of the professional article: National writing project influences on teachers writing for publication. Presentation at the Writing Research Across Borders International Conference, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Publications


Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of support activities for oil and gas operations in the economy of Elk, Forest, McKean, & Warren counties, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfs/AllFore-28suppact.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of petroleum refining in the economy of Elk, Forest, McKean, & Warren counties, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at  http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfs/AllFore-142petrolrefin.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of drilling oil and gas wells in the economy of Elk, Forest, McKean, & Warren counties, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at  http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfs/AllFore-27drilling.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of hospitals in the economy of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://www.personal.psu.edu/dlp/pdfs/Hospitals_Luzerne.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of airports in the economy of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://www.personal.psu.edu/dlp/pdfs/AirportLuzerne.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Powdered metals in north central Pennsylvania: A précis for analysis of the global competitive position of powdered metallurgy part manufacturing in the North Central Workforce Investment Area of Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Geiger, R.L. (2007). The publicness of private higher education: Examples from the United States. In J. Enders & B. Jongbloed (eds.), Public-private dynamics in higher education, 139–156. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.

Heller, D.E. (2008). Changing student access through strategic pricing initiatives. In M.B. d’Ambrosio & R. Ehrenberg (eds.), Transformational change in higher education. Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Heller, D.E. (2008, January). Generational shockwaves: Implications for higher education. New York: TIAA-CREF Institute, Advancing Higher Education Series.

Johnson, J. (2007). Play pedagogy and early development and education. International Journal of Early Childhood Education, 13 (2), 7–26.

Kelly, G.J., Luke, A., & Green, J. (2008). What counts as knowledge in educational settings: Disciplinary knowledge, assessment, and curriculum. Review of Research in Education, 32.

Mitra, D.L. (2008). Student voice in school reform: Building youth-adult partnerships that strengthen schools and empower youth. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press.


Grants


Carlsen, William S.
COP: Department of Education
$79,201
GREATT (Graduate Research and Education in Advanced Transportation Technology) Fellows—Year  4
7/20/07–6/30/08

Carlsen, William S., Taylor, Thomas S., Brown, Lisa L.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$173,730
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)
9/1/07–8/31/12

Gamson, David A., Stevens, Robert J., Thorne, Steven L., Lu, Xiaofei, Baker, David P.
Spencer Foundation
$468,750
Rereading Our Past: The Cognitive Demands of Reading and Reading Comprehension, 1890–2005
3/1/08–2/28/11

Johnson, James E., Fiene, Richard J., McKinnon, Kate M., Babu, Sudha G.
Foundation for Child Development
$130,000
P–3 Preservice Components and Configurations Study
1/1/08–6/30/09

Light, Janice C., McNaughton, David B., Drager, Kathryn D.
Duke University
$200,000
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement II
11/1/03–10/31/08

Smith, Brian K., Land, Susan M.
Subaru of America, Inc.
$27,999
SID
6/15/07–2/29/08

Van Horn, Barbara L., Movit, Marcela A.
Kent State University
$22,629
National Institute for Literacy LINCS Basic Skills Resource Collection
10/1/07–9/30/08

Walter, Richard A.
COP: Department of Education
$19,701
Establishing Cut-Scores for NOCTI HVAC and Electrical Construction Experienced Worker Written Examinations for Use in Pennsylvania’s Certification of Career and Technical Teachers
10/15/07–6/30/08

Walter, Richard A., Pellock, Cynthia, Threeton, Mark, Senapedis, Barbara A., Mamett, Susan M.
COP: Department of Education
$108,000
Integrating Mathematics Standards into Your CTE Program
7/1/07–6/30/08

Wijekumar, Kausalai J., Meyer, Bonnie J. Lei, Pui-wa, Kulikowich, Jonna M., Smith, Edward A.
U.S. Department of Education
$1,478,445
Efficacy and Replication Research on the Intelligent Tutoring System for the Structure Strategy—Rural and Suburban Schools Grades 4, 5, 7 and 8
7/1/08–6/30/10


Proposals


Alley, Michael P.Zappe, Sarah E., Zembal-Saul, Carla M., Garner, Joanna K.
U.S. Department of Education
$1,274,829
Development of an Assertion-Evidence Slide Structure for Improving the Teaching Slides of Instructors and the Project Slides of Students
7/1/08–6/30/11

Farmer, Edgar I.
COP: Department of Education
$33,728
A Planning Study to Conduct Pennsylvania Diversity and Inclusion Management Academy for High School, Community College and Post Secondary Technical Education Administrators
3/1/08–6/30/08

Heller, Donald E., Reason, Robert D., Evensen, Dorothy H.
COP: Department of Education
$99,612
Evaluation of the Act 101 Program
2/1/08–12/31/08

Hooper, Simon R.
University of Minnesota
$139,243
Phase 1 Development of a Technology-based Avenue for Progress Monitoring with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
9/1/08–8/31/10

Kulikowich, Jonna M.
University of California at Berkeley
$357,666
The Role of Educative Curriculum Materials in Supporting Science Teaching Practices with English Language Learners
9/1/08–8/31/12

Kulikowich, Jonna M., Hoadley, Christopher M.
U.S. Department of Education
$1,916,791
Designing Macrocontexts to Study Profiles of Emergent Expertise in Multiple Scientific Domains
9/1/08–8/31/11

Lee, David L., Ruhl, Kathy L.
U.S. Department of Education
$798,022
Shaping Careers for Higher Education: Outstanding Leaders and Researchers (SCHOLAR)
7/1/08–6/30/12

McKinnon, Kate M., Macy, Marisa A.
U.S. Department of Education
$800,000
Early Childhood Intervention Professionals for the 21st Century
7/1/08–6/30/12

Peck, Kyle L., Camplese, Cole W., Pursel, Barton K., Smith, Brian K., Wijekumar, Kausalai J., Zembal-Saul, Carla M.
U.S. Department of Education
$9,999,230
Learning and Web 2.0: Understanding Design through High Quality Research
7/1/08–6/30/13

Pisupati, Sarma V., Mathews, Jonathan P., DiBiase, David W., Zembal-Saul, Carla M.
Environmental Protection Agency
$116,992
Scholarships to Promote teacher Education in Energy and the Environment
7/1/08–6/30/10

Schaefer, Barbara A.
Spencer Foundation
$39,840
Development of IQ and Behavior Rating Measures for School-Aged Youth in Kathmandu, Nepal
6/1/08–5/31/10

Tschakert, Petra, Crane, Robert G., Prins, Esther S., Hoadley, Christopher M., Tamminga, Kenneth R.
National Science Foundation
$749,814
DRU:  Anticipatory Learning for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
1/1/09–12/31/11

Van Horn, Barbara L., Grumm, Margaret R., Marvin, Maria L., Grinder, Elisabeth L.
Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13
$537,738
Early Reading First Professional Development (Year 2)
10/1/07–9/30/09

Volkwein, James F.
Association for Institutional Research
$40,000
Examining the Effects of Regional Accreditation on Student Outcomes at Colleges and Universities
6/1/08–6/30/09

Ward, Annmarie
COP: Department of Community and Economic Development
$50,000
Integrating Engineering for Teacher Preparation
1/1/08–6/30/09

Wolfe, Pamela S., Kubina Jr., Richard M.
U.S. Department of Education
$784,528
Master's-Level Pre-service Training Program for Special Education to Receive Expertise in Applied Behavior Analysis to Improve Services and Results for Children with Autism/PD
7/1/08–6/30/12

Zappe, Sarah E., Alley, Michael P.
Engineering Information Foundation
$20,100
Creating Teaching Resources that Show Women Engineers as Model Presenters
6/1/08–5/31/09