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Recent Faculty Research - Compiled September 2008

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

Presentations

 

Baker, D. (July 2008). The transformative power of education: Rising population IQ, health and decision making. Presentation to the Education Directorate of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (June 2008). Cutting edge economic techniques for assessing regional innovations. Presentation at 2008 PA WIB Symposium, University Park, Pa.

Bodovski, K., & Durham, R. (Aug. 2008). Parental practices and achievement of immigrant children: Assimilation and generational effects? Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston.

Faircloth, S.C. (May 2008). Unpacking the dropout crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students. Invited presentation at the conference The Dropout Crisis in the Northwest, Seattle, Wash.

Heller, D.E. (June 2008). Ensuring access to college amid economic uncertainty. Invited presentation, U.S. Department of Education, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Nashville, Tenn.

Heller, D.E. (Sept. 2008). Financial aid and admission: Tuition discounting, merit aid, and need-aware admission. Invited presentation, national conference of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Seattle, Wash.

Heller, D.E. (Sept. 2008). Financial aid and educational opportunity. Invited presentation, annual conference of the Council for Opportunity in Education, Washington, D.C.

Heller, D.E. (Sept. 2008). Financial aid and demographics: How students and college financing are changing. Invited presentation, Conference on Academic Advising, Penn State Division of Undergraduate Studies, University Park, Pa.

Anderson, R., Heller, D.E., Ness, E., & Noland, B. (June 2008). Merit-based financial aid: Antecedents, present landscape and future direction. Symposium presented at the 25th Annual Student Financial Aid Research Network Conference, Baltimore.

Del Pilar, W., & Heller, D.E. (June 2008). Institutional merit grants: What can students learn from college websites? Paper presented at the 25th Annual Student Financial Aid 
Research Network Conference, Baltimore.

Baum, S., Heller, D.E., & Ort, S. (Aug. 2008). The impact of tuition and student aid on college choice and student success. Invited symposium, inaugural conference of the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, Los Angeles.

Olivas, M., Heller, D.E., & Trent, W. (June 2008). Why write? Symposium presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Institute on Equity Research Methods and Critical Policy Analysis, Santa Fe, N.M.

Johnson, J. (April 2008). Needs, challenges and aspirations of early education in the United States. Invited paper at the International Early Childhood Education Conference, Tallins University, Estonia.

Lattuca, L.R., & Terenzini, P.T. (Aug. 2008). Protyping the engineer of 2020. Presentation at the conference sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Education and Human Resources Programs, and the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Prins, E. (June 2008). The uses and consequences of literacy among Salvadoran campesinos: A longitudinal study. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Adult Education Research Conference, St. Louis.

Terenzini, P.T. (July 2008). Turning trees into a forest: Conclusions from 35 years of research on the effects of college on students. Presentation at the ACT Conference Center, Iowa City, Iowa.

Yenika-Agbaw, V. (July 2008). Newbery Honor Books Set in Africa: Do they exemplify both literary and cultural merit?" Presentation at the 22nd World Congress on Reading, San Jose, Costa Rica.




Publications

 

Baker, D., & Cummings, E. (2008). Pennsylvania’s best investment: The social and economic benefits of public education. Philadelphia: Education Law Center.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Crisis looming in long–term care: Who will care for you? Pennsylvania Business Central, 17 (16), 7.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Forecast of the potential impact of increased royalty income on the Pennsylvania economy, 2008–2011. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education & Development Initiative, June. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481974

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of sheet metal manufacturing in the economy of Bedford County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 1 July. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfs/Bedford_SheetMetal.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of dairy production in the economy of Huntingdon, Lancaster, & Mifflin counties, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 1 July. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfs/HuntMiffLanc_Dairy.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of home manufacturing in the economy of Clarion County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 18 June. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfs/ClarCounty_HomeManu.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of cement manufacturing in the Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 18 June. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfs/Cement_PA.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of concrete manufacturing in the Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 18 June. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfs/Concrete_PA.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of paperboard container manufacturing in the economy of Lancaster & York counties, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 12 June. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfs/LancasterYork_Paperboard.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of apparel accessories & other apparel manufacturing in the economy of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 15 May. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfs/Apparel_LancasterBrief.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of gas & oil drilling, extraction, refining, & support activities in the economy of Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 1 May. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfs/Tunkhann_OilGas.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Benchmarks for the plastics industry in Pennsylvania, the United States, and selected global markets. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education & Development Initiative. Available online at http://www.personal.psu.edu/dlp/pdfs/plastics_bench_062708a.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Your electrifying utility bill. Pennsylvania Business Central, 17 (13), 2–3. Available online at http://www.personal.psu.edu/dlp/pdfs/baker_Passmore_29Feb08.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). How well do industries in central and western Pennsylvania compete? Pennsylvania Business Central, 17 (18), 6.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of gasket, packing, and sealing device manufacturing in the economy of Monroe County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 29 August. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481870

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of outpatient care centers, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and other ambulatory care services in the economy of Centre County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 1 July. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1478071

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of pressed and blown glass and glassware manufacturing in the economy of McKean County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, September 9, 2008. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfnew/GLASS_MCKEAN.pdf

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of the general medical & surgical hospitals industry in the economy of Lehigh & Northampton counties, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 12 September. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1478077

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Role of soap & detergent manufacturing in the economy of York County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 12 September. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481975

Bodovski, K., & Farkas, G. (2008). “Concerted cultivation” and unequal achievement in elementary school. Social Science Research, 37 (3): 903–919.

Faircloth, S. (2008). Making assessment personal: The relevance of local knowledge and holding oneself accountable. In M.K.P. Benham (ed.), Indigenous educational models for contemporary practice: In our mother’s voice, volume II (135–38). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Faircloth, S.C., & Pfeffer, R. (2008). Collaborating with tribal communities and families to improve the social, emotional, and linguistic competence of young Indigenous children. Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, 15 (1).

Tibbetts, K., & Faircloth, S. (2008). Indigenizing accountability and assessment: Looking forward. In M.K.P. Benham (ed.), Indigenous educational models for contemporary practice: In our mother’s voice, volume II (153–54). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Tibbetts, K., Faircloth, S., & Benham, M.K.P. (2008). Indigenizing accountability and assessment: A story shared. In M.K.P. Benham (ed.), Indigenous educational models for contemporary practice: In our mother’s voice, volume II (123–134). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Zaretsky, L., Moreau, & Faircloth, S.C. (2008). Voices from the field: School leadership and special education in Canada. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 54 (2), 161–177.

Heller, D.E. (2008). Educational attainment in the states: Are we progressing toward equity in 2028? In P. Marin & C. Horn (eds.), Realizing Bakk’s legacy: Affirmative action, equal opportunity, and access to higher education (87–109). Sterling, Va.: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Heller, D.E. (2008). Changing student access through strategic pricing initiatives. In M. B. d’Ambrosio & R. Ehrenberg (eds.), Transformational change in higher education (90–112). Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Heller, D.E. (2008). Student access and strategic pricing. New York: TIAA-CREF Institute, Advancing Higher Education Series.

Drew, W.F., Christie, J., Johnson, J.E., Meckley, A.M., & Nell, M.L. (2008). Constructive play: A value-added strategy for meeting early learning standards. Young Children, 63 (4): 38–44.

Prins, E. (2008). Adult literacy education, gender equity, and empowerment: Insights from a Freirean-inspired literacy programme. Studies in the Education of Adults, 40 (1), 24–39.

Prins, E., & Toso, B.W. (2008). Defining and measuring parenting for educational success: A critical discourse analysis of the parent education profile. American Educational Research Journal, 45 (3), 555–596.



Grants Awarded

 

Bradaschia, Leila
Institute of International Education (Fulbright)
$289,324
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, 2008–2009
7/1/08–6/30/09

Carlsen, William S., Taylor, Thomas S., Brown, Lisa L.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$3,100,000
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
$279,111
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)
9/1/07–8/31/12

DiPerna, James C., Schaefer, Barbara A., Vandiver, Beverly J., Espinosa-Dulanto, Miryam E.
U.S. Department of Education
$199,988
Preparation of Leadership Personnel
10/01/05–9/30/09

Faircloth, Susan C.
University of Colorado
$49,857
American Indian Alaska Native Head Start Research Center
9/30/06–9/29/08

Hamilton, KayLynn, Van Horn, Barbara L.
COP: Department of Education
$200,000
Impact Institute 2008
5/1/08–6/30/08

Heid, Mary K., Blume, Glendon W., Zbiek, Rose M.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
$140,352
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
6/1/07–5/31/09

Herbert, James T., Rusch, Frank R., Hunt, Brandon B., Conyers, Liza M., Mpofu, Elias, Wilson, Keith B.
U.S. Department of Education
$100,000
Increasing Training Capacity and Number of State Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Serving High School Youth with Disabilities
8/1/08–7/31/09

Hunt, Brandon B., Mellin, Elizabeth A.
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
$1,330
The Professional Identity of Counselors: A National Study
3/1/08–7/1/09

McDonald, Scott P.
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
$110,000
Young Scholars Research Fellowship
7/1/08–6/30/10

Peck, Kyle L.
Capital Area Intermediate Unit
$84,020
Classrooms for Future Initiative (CFF)
6/15/07–9/30/09

Peck, Kyle L.
U.S. Department of Education
$7,386,989
Mid-Atlantic Collaborative for Applied Research in Education
3/23/06–3/22/11

Pong, Suet-ling
American Educational Research Association
$15,000
The Effect of Neighborhood Segregation on School Choice
8/1/08–7/31/09

Prins, Esther S.
Spencer Foundation
$40,000
Poor Women's Involvement in Community-based Adult Education: Consequences for Social Networks, Social Support, and Mental Health
8/15/09–8/14/11

Tippeconnic III, John W., Faircloth, Susan C.
U.S. Department of Education
$82,477
Principals for Student Success (PSS) American Indian Leadership Program
7/7/08–7/6/09

Van Horn, Barbara L., Grumm, Margaret R., Marvin, Maria L., Grinder, Elisabeth L.
Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13
$179,246
Early Reading First Professional Development (Year 2)
10/01/07–9/30/08

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
7/11/08–6/30/09

Walter, Richard A.
COP: Department of Corrections
$173,267
Field-Based Certification of Vocational Instructors at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
7/1/08–6/30/11



Proposals

 

Bodovski, Katerina
Foundation for Child Development
$49,422
Home and School Contexts, and Children's Achievement in the Early Elementary Years
1/1/09–12/31/09

DiPerna, James C., Goffreda, Catherine T.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
$24,995
Linking Energizers to Academic Performance in Rural Elementary Schools (Project LEAP)
1/1/09–12/31/09

Hamilton, KayLynn, Van Horn, Barbara L.
COP: Department of Education
$200,000
Impact Institute 2008
5/1/08–6/30/08

Hartman, William T., Shaffer, Gary L.
Institute of Education Sciences
$1,597,543
Impact of Comprehensive School-Level Information on Resource Decisions by Educational Administrators and Policy Makers
3/1/09–2/28/13

Hooper, Simon R.
University of Minnesota
$360,627
Development of a Technology-based System for Evaluating and Monitoring Language Development, Reading and Writing for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
3/1/09–2/29/12

Kulikowich, Jonna M., Hoadley, Christopher M.
National Science Foundation
$138,679
Designing Macrocontexts to Assess Problem Solving in the Environmental Sciences
1/1/09–12/31/09

Kulikowich, Jonna M., Hoadley, Christopher M.
Institute of Education Sciences
$1,528,424
Macrocontexts for Multiple Scientific Domains: Facilitating Problem Solving of Young Scientists
7/1/09–6/30/12

Kulikowich, Jonna M., Hooper, Simon R., Pauley, Laura L., Engel, Renata S., Warcholak, Nicholas D.
Institute of Education Sciences
$1,299,649
Student Trajectory Analysis as a Measure of Emergent Expertise and Predictor of Success
7/1/09–6/30/12

Kulikowich, Jonna M., Warcholak, Nicholas D., Engel, Renata S., Pytel, Jean L., Hooper, Simon R.
U.S. Department of Education
$594,754
Graduation and Retention in Undergraduate Engineering Programs: The Efficacy of an Academic Development Trajectories Statistical Model
9/1/09–8/31/12

Peck, Kyle L.
Capital Area Intermediate Unit
$84,020
Classrooms for Future Initiative (CFF)
6/15/07–9/30/09

Peck, Kyle L.
COP: Department of Education
$266,980
Classroom for the Future Year Three Evaluation Project Budget
7/1/08–6/30/09

Reason, Robert D., Heller, Donald E., Griffin, Kimberly
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
$869,638
Evaluation of Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program
8/15/08–8/14/13

Skowron, Elizabeth A.
National Institute of Mental Health
$244,002
Research Supplement - Parent-Child Processes: Negative Self-Regulatory and Behavioral Outcomes
7/1/08–6/30/12

Van Horn, Barbara L., Carman, Priscilla S., McDowell, Wendy, Toso, Blaire W.
National Institute for Literacy
$260,991
National Institute for Literacy LINCS Workforce Competitiveness Resource Collection (Year 3)
10/1/08–9/30/09

Van Horn, Barbara L., Weirauch, Drucilla M., Grumm, Margaret R., Marvin, Maria L., Grinder, Elisabeth L.
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$133,200
Statewide Evaluation of Act 143 Family Literacy Programs, 2008–2009
7/1/08–6/30/09

Van Horn, Barbara L., Weirauch, Drucilla M., McDowell, Wendy
Kent State University
$106,552
National Institute for Literacy LINCS Basic Skills Resource Collection (Year 3)
10/1/08–9/30/09

Van Meter, Peggy N., Bojan, Mary J., Van Der Sluys, Lori S.
National Science Foundation
$149,335
Development of Mastery Learning Modules for General Chemistry
1/1/09–6/30/11

Walter, Richard A., Hoover, Tracy S.
COP: Department of Education
$1,243,393
Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education
7/1/08–6/30/09

Whitney, Angiline “Anne” L.
National Council of Teachers of English
$5,280
Teachers Writing for Publication in NCTE Journals
9/1/08–12/31/09

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