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Recent Faculty Research - Compiled May 2008

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

 

Presentations


Note: In addition to the following papers authored and/or co-authored by our faculty, a number of other talks by graduate students were presented.


Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (May 2008). Working close apart: Web 2.0 tools for collaboration. Invited presentation at the Annual Career Services Conference, University Park, Pa.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (April 2008). Simulation of the economic, demographic, and workforce effects of elimination of electricity rate caps in the Pennsylvania economy in 2010. Invited presentation at the REMI Seminar on Economic Modeling and Policy Analysis, Harrisburg, Pa.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (April 2008). Data–driven decisions for workforce investment. Presentation to the Tri–County Workforce Investment Board, Kittanning, Pa.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (April 2008). The future of plastics manufacturing employment in Pennsylvania. Invited presentation to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Plastics Cluster Workforce Development Team, Hazleton, Pa.

Baker, R.M., Chambers, J., Passmore, D.L., & Wulfhorst, (May 2008). P. Bio– and alternative energy: Community considerations. Presentation to the 86th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, Hershey, Pa.

Baker, R.M. (April 2008). Design of a study of the global competitiveness in powdered metallurgy part manufacturing in north central Pennsylvania. Invited presentation to the North Central Powdered Metals Industry Consortium, Ridgway, Pa.

Baker, R.M., Blasdell, J., Conway, D. & Passmore, D.L. (May 2008). Using data for decision–making. Continuing Education Professional Development Conference, University Park, Pa.

Bodovski, K., & Youn, M.-J. (March 2008). Students behavior and academic achievement: Longitudinal approach. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Carney, J. (March 2008). Confirmatory factor analysis of the impact of events scale: Trauma related to school bullying. Presentation at the American Counseling Association Conference, Hawaii.

Carney, J., & Hazler, R. (March 2008). Adapting bullying prevention programs to different cultures. Presentation at the American Counseling Association Conference, Hawaii.

Carney, J., & Hazler, R. (April 2008). Beyond feeling bad: Multiple problems from social, emotional, and verbal bullying. Presentation at the Girls Bullying Girls Conference, State College, Pa.

Geiger, R. (March 2008). The secret of the Ivy League. Presentation at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.
 
Geiger, R. (April 2008). Universities and the promise of economic growth. Presentation at the University of South Carolina.
 
Geiger, R. (April 2008). Structural change in faculty roles at research universities. Presentation at the Conference on Whither the American Academic Profession, Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia.

Green, P.C. III. (March 2008).
Choice, desegregation, funding, or accountability? Courts and the Black struggle with Equal Educational Opportunity. Presentation in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, University Park, Pa.

Hadjioannou, X., & Loizou, E. (March 2008). Talking about books with young children: Analyzing the texture of talk in one-to-one book talks. Presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Dennison, D., Stiefel, L., Hartman, W., & Deegan, M. (April 2008). Accounting for resource use at the school-level and below: The missing link in educational policy making. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Education Finance Association, Denver.

Hartman, W., & Shaffer, G. (April 2008). Linking school-level resources with student outcomes: Comparing individual school results within school districts. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Education Finance Association, Denver.

Heller, D.E. (May 2008). Condition of access: Higher education for lower income students. Keynote address, Maine Community College System Dirigo Institute, Auburn, Maine.

Heller, D.E. (May 2008). Keynote address. Pennsylvania Act 101 Directors Association Meeting, Seven Springs, Pa.

Heller, D.E. (April 2008). State merit scholarship programs: Selection criteria and distributional equity. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Education Finance Association, Denver.

Marin, P., Yun, J.T., Lee, C., Heller, D.E., Kurlaender, M., Felts, E., Horn, C.L., & Orfield, G. (March 2008). The educational pipeline and its consequences for students: Realizing Bakke’s legacy. Presidential session, 2008 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association.

Hoadley, C., & Lee, J. (March 2008). Interdisciplinary collaboration in educational technology design teams: A cross-case analysis using the TACIT framework. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Lattuca, L.R., Terenzini, P.T., Harper, B.J., & Yin, A.C. (April 2008). Academic environments in detail: Holland’s theory at the subdiscipline level. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Lattuca, L.R., Lambert, A.D., & Terenzini, P.T. (April 2008). Academic environments and student learning: A finer-grained examination. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

McDonald, S.P. (March 2008). Understanding professional vision in inquiry science teaching.  Presentation at the National Association for Research on Science Teaching, Baltimore.

Wijekumar, K., & Meyer, B.J.F. (March 2008). Motivation and reading comprehension in fifth-grade students using a Web-based tutoring system for the structure strategy. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Wijekumar, K., & Meyer, B.J.F. (March 2008). Web-based intelligent tutoring technologies to improve reading comprehension with struggling readers in middle and high schools: Design, research, and challenges. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Mitra, D., Sanders, F., & Perkins, D.F. (March 2008). Shifting responsibilities: The role of community-based organizations in educating youth about civic engagement and democracy. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Nolan, J., Badiali, B., and Zembal-Saul, C. (March 2008). Assessing and explaining the impact of PDS participation on the thinking and practices of mentor teachers. Roundtable paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Nolan, J., Badiali, B., and Zembal-Saul, C. (March 2008). Mentor voices: Insights into how a Professional Development School (PDS) changes teacher practices and influences student learning. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Powell, K. (2008). The body in a state of music. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York, as part of a symposium entitled "Moving from Still Life: Emerging Conceptions of the Body in Arts Curriculum and Research. Chaired and organized by K. Powell.

Pong, S., & Hao, L. (March 2008). Tipping and neighborhood causal effects on student outcomes: A regression discontinuity approach." Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Prins, E.S., Toso, B.W., & Schafft, K.A. (March 2008). “It feels like a little family to me”: Social interaction and support for women in adult education and family literacy. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Schafft, K.A., & Killeen, K. (March 2008). Casualties of globalization and NCLB: A case study of highly transient youth in rural schools. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Serriere, S.C. (March 2008). “Photo-talks:” Talking to preschool children in Japan and the U.S. about identity, social realities, and possibilities for democracy. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Boyle-Baise, L., Hsu, M., Johnson, S., Serriere, S.C., & Stewart, D. (March 2008). Putting reading first: Teaching social studies in the elementary classroom. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Shouse, R. (March 2008). Session discussant: International perspectives on the challenge and hope of equal access to education and education equity. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Shouse, R. (March 2008). Session discussant: The value of technology in education. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Stefkovich, J. (March 2008). Racial integration and the law: A leadership perspective. Symposium presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Crawford, B., Zembal-Saul, C., Abell, S., Holliday, W., & Luft, J. (April 2008). How can we translate and communicate our science education research to practice? Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Baltimore.

Ward, A., & Zembal-Saul, C. (April 2008). Classroom inquiry style and its influence on preservice elementary teachers’ science teaching practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Baltimore.

Yawkey, T.D., & Wu, G. (March 2008). A socio-historical perspective on ESL students in U.S. public schools: Invited Presidential Symposium. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York.



Publications


Baker, D., Collins, J., and Leon, J. (2008). Risk factor or social vaccine? The historical progression of the role of education in HIV/AIDS infection in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education. UNESCO: Paris, France.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of retail trade in the economy of Mercer County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, March. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfs/retail_mercer.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of paper & paperboard mills in the economy of Elk County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, March. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfs/paper_elk.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Effect of visitor spending in Pike County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education & Development Initiative, April.

Boyd, W.L., Kerchner, C.T., & Blyth, M. (eds.) (2008). The transformation of great American school districts: How big cities are reshaping public education. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Education Press. More information is available online.

Dwyer, F.M., & Cameron, B. (2008). The effect on online gaming in facilitating delayed achievement of different educational objectives. International Journal of Instructional Media, 3 (1): 77–87.

Faircloth, S.C., & Pfeffer, R. (2008). Collaborating with tribal communities and families to improve the social, emotional, and linguistic competence of young Indigenous children. Newsletter of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Special Interest Division 14: Perspectives on communication disorders and sciences in culturally and linguistically diverse populations, 15 (1): March.

Frisque, D.A., & Kolb, J.A. (2008). The effects of an ethics training program on attitude, knowledge, and transfer of training of office professionals: A treatment-and control-group design. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 19: 35–53.

Hazler, R.J. (2008). Helping in the hallways: Expanding your influence potential (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage. For more information, see http://live.psu.edu/story/30237

Kolb, J.A., & Sandmeyer, L.E. (2008). Supporting project teams: A framework used in a university/community collaborative initiative. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 21 (1): 61–76.



Grants Awarded


Carlsen, William S., Taylor, Thomas S., Brown, Lisa L.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$2,299,684
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)
9/1/07–8/31/12

Carlsen, William S., Taylor, Thomas S., Brown, Lisa L.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$800,000
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)
9/1/07–8/31/12

Carlsen, William S., Taylor, Thomas S., Brown, Lisa L.
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$16,076
9/1/07–8/31/12

Heller, Donald E., Reason, Robert D., Evensen, Dorothy H.
COP: Department of Education
$99,612
Evaluation of the Act 101 Program
2/29/08–12/31/08

Walter, Richard A., Scanlon, Dennis C.
COP: Department of Education
$1,213,393
Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education
7/1/07–6/30/08

Ward, Annmarie
COP: Department of Community and Economic Development
$50,000
Integrating Engineering for Teacher Preparation
7/1/06–6/30/09





Proposals


Baker, David P.
National Science Foundation
$100,000
A Cross-National Study of 15-Year-Olds’ Environmental Scientific Literacy and Attitudes Towards the Environment
7/1/08–6/30/09

Buss, Kristin A., Teti, Laureen O., Woodhouse, Susan S., Francis, Lori A., Teti, Douglas M.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
$63,180
The Harrisburg Alliance for Sustainable Community Research on Healthy Development
9/1/08–8/31/10

Light, Janice C., McNaughton, David B., Drager, Kathryn D.
Duke University
$1,449,583
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (ACC-RERC III): Development, and Knowledge Translation to Improve Outcomes for Individual
10/1/08–9/30/13

Peck, Kyle L., Clausen, Robin L.
Capital Area Intermediate Unit
$291,000
Classrooms for the Future Initiative (CFF) Year 3
10/1/08–12/30/09

Tippeconnic III, John W., Faircloth, Susan C.
U.S. Department of Education
$967,131
Principals for Student Success (PSS) American Indian Leadership Program
8/15/08–8/14/12

Van Horn, Barbara L., Grumm, Margaret R., Marvin, Maria L., Grinder, Elisabeth L.
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
$179,246
Early Reading First Professional Development (Year 2)
10/1/07–9/30/08

Van Horn, Barbara L., Weirauch, Drucilla M., Grumm, Margaret R., Marvin, Maria L., Grinder, Elisabeth L.
COP: Department of Education
$26,963
Statewide Evaluation of Even Start Family Literacy Programs, 2008–2009
7/1/08–6/30/09

Welsh, Janet A., Bierman, Karen L., Nix, Robert, Gest, Scott D., Morgan, Paul
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
$3,589,725
Focus on Learning
4/1/08–3/31/13

Welsh, Janet A., Bierman, Karen L., Gest, Scott D., Morgan, Paul, Nix, Robert
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
$3,589,725
Focus on Learning
12/1/08–11/30/13