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Recent Faculty, Staff, and Student Research - Compiled November 2008

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

Presentations

 

Baker, D.P. (Oct. 2008). Turning failure into success: The historical and educational construction of the dropout and the rise of the GED. Presentation at the Social Science History Association Annual Meetings, Miami.

Baker, D.P. (Nov. 2008). Is education a social vaccine against the HIV and AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharin Africa? Research findings and policy implications. Lecture at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.

Baker, D.P. (Nov. 2008). The social and economic benefits of public education. Presentation to the Pennsylvania Education Finance Symposium, Harrisburg, Pa.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2008). Elimination of electricity rate caps in Pennsylvania, 2011–2015. Presentation at 2008 Annual Regional Economic Modeling Users Conference, “PI+: The Next Generation of Policy Insight,” Santa Fe, N.M.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (Nov. 2008). Elimination of electricity rate caps in Pennsylvania, 2011–2015. Presentation at a Regional Economic Models Seminar, "Modeling the Current Economic Crisis," Harrisburg, Pa. (See http://www.personal.psu.edu/dlp/REMIElectRates2008/)

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., & Yoo, J.W. (Oct. 2008). Benchmarking forecasted impacts against time-series variations in regional employment. Presentation at the 2008 Annual Regional Economic Modeling Users Conference, “PI+: The Next Generation of Policy Insight,” Santa Fe, N.M.

Clariana, R. (Oct. 2008). Deriving and measuring group knowledge structure via computer-based analysis of essay questions. Presentation at the Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age Conference, Freiburg, Germany. See more information.

Green, J., Fadigan, K., & Peter, N. (Oct. 2008). Peer networking: Creating a culture of support for professionals. Panel discussion at Philadelphia’s After School Youth Development Network Peer Network Meeting for Out-of-School-Time Staff, Philadelphia.

Hartman, W.T., & Shrom, T. (Nov. 2008). Comparing school resources with student outcomes: Who’s the best in your district? Presentation at the 2008 ASBO International Conference, Denver.

Hartman, W.T., & Schoch, R. (Nov. 2008). Case studies in school fraud. Presentation at the 2008 ASBO International Conference, Denver.

Miksch, K., Flores, S., Heller, D.E., & Marin, P. (Nov. 2008). Bakke at 30: The legal and policy implications. Symposium presented at the Public Policy Forum of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Jacksonville, Fla.

Heller, D.E. (Oct. 2008). Hearing on affordability of post-secondary education. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State Board of Education, Nanticoke, Pa.

Herr, E.L. (July 2008). The importance of career development for an uncertain world: Public policy, legislation, and professional advocacy. Keynote speech delivered to the National Career Development Association Global Conference, Washington, D.C.

Kelly, G.J. (Oct. 2008). Studying scientific practices in education. Presentation at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Kelly, G.J. (Oct. 2008). Discourse studies in science education. Presentation at Mittuniversitetet University (mid-Sweden University), Härnösand, Sweden.

Kirby, J.A. (Oct. 2008). Technology with(out) circuits: Ruthless finger pointing at “technology” (mis)uses for learning. Keynote address at the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges Annual Conference, New Philadelphia, Ohio. See further information.

Lattuca, L.R., Terenzini, P.T., & Harper, B.J. (Aug. 2008). Educating the engineer of 2020. Presentation at the National Science Foundation course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program Grantees Conference, Washington, D.C.

Pong, S. (Oct. 2008). Latino academic achievement and dropping out. Invited presentation at the Conference on the Development of Hispanic Children in Immigrant Families: Challenges and Prospects, the 16th Annual Penn State Symposium on Family Issues.

Tandberg, D., Shaw, K., McLendon, M. Heller, D.E., Ness, E.C., & Paulson, K. (Nov. 2008). Advancing a higher education agenda in the midst of competing education agendas and shrinking resources. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Jacksonville, Fla.

Terenzini, P.T., Lattuca, L.R., Harper, B.J., Kremer, G.E.O, Plumb, C., & Trautvetter, L.C. (Oct. 2008). Preparing the engineers of 2020—Emerging Evidence from Six Exemplary Colleges and Universities. Panel session the meeting of the Frontiers of Education Conference, Saratoga, N.Y.

Vinca, M., Hayes, J., and Schendel, C. (Sept. 2008). Therapist presence and its relationship to empathy, session depth, and symptom reduction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, New Haven, Conn.

Yenika-Agbaw, V. (Sept. 2008). Outsiders in Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tales. Presentation at the 31st Biannual IBBY Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Publications

 

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Economic impact of Cheswicke Towne Centre in East Hempfield, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Economic impact of industries including the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education & Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Failure to earn a high school diploma: Correlates and consequences. In Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (ed.), Increasing education and employment outcomes for youth in transition: Research on school dropouts and youth who have aged out of foster care in central Pennsylvania, 132–150. Lewisburg, Pa.: Author.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Mojo in the Poconos: How the region can become more competitive. Pocono Business Journal, 4 (10): 3. Available online at http://www.poconobusinessjournal.com/pdfs/OCT-08.pdf

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). The game of concentration. Pennsylvania Business Central, 18 (21): 11, 16.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (2008). Youth are also at risk in current economy: Teenagers are at high risk for labor market problems. Pennsylvania Business Central, 17 (22): 7.

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., Tenny, K., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of cable and other subscription programming in the economy of Philadelphia County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfnew/Cable_Philadelphia.pdf

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., Tenny, K., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of commercial banking in the economy of Allegheny County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1478031

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., Tenny, K., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of computer storage device manufacturing in the economy of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1477955

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., Tenny, K., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of electric power generation, excluding hydroelectric & fossil fuels, in the economy of Columbia & Luzerne counties, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfnew/Electric_Columbia_Luzerne.pdf

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., Tenny, K., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of natural gas distribution in the economy of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 10 October 2008. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481894

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., Tenny, K., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of newspaper publishing in the economy of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1481905

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., Tenny, K., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing in the economy of Montgomery & Philadelphia counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfnew/pharma_montgomery_phila.pdf

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., Tenny, K., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences in the economy of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at http://irtd.ed.psu.edu:5000/pdfnew/RandD_Allegh_Westmore.pdf

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of machine shops in the economy of Lancaster County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of miscellaneous general purpose machinery manufacturing in the economy of York County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of newspaper publishers in the economy of Cumberland & Dauphin counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of the real estate credit in the economy of Montgomery & Philadelphia counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative, 16 September 2008. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1478035


Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., & Yoo, J.W. (2008). Role of upholstered household furniture manufacturing in the economy of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Drayton, B., & Prins, E. (2008). Participant leadership in adult basic education: Negotiating academic progress, aspirations, and relationships. In M.L. Rowland (ed.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, Community, and Extension Education, 50–55. Bowling Green, Ky.: Western Kentucky University.

Dwyer, F., Ausman, B., Kidwai, K., Munyofu, M., Swain, W., & Lin, H. (2008). Effect of prerequisite knowledge on the effectiveness of animated instruction. International Journal of Instructional Media, 36 (3): 295–299.

Hendrickson, R.M. (2008). The epidemic of academic cheating and plagiarism on the college campus. ACPA Developments, Fall 2008.

Herr, E.L. (2008). Social contexts for career guidance throughout the world. In J. Athanasou & R. Van Esbroeck (eds.), International Handbook of Career Guidance, 45–67. New York: Springer Science and Business Media B.V.

Militello, M., Metzger, S.A., & Bowers, A. (2008). The high school “space race”: Implications of a school-choice market environment for a Michigan metropolitan region. Education and Urban Society, 41 (1): 26–54.

Prins, E., & Schafft, K. (2009). Individual and structural attributions for poverty and persistence in family literacy programs: The resurgence of the culture of poverty. Teachers College Record, 111 (9).

Roopnarine, J.L., & Johnson, J.E., eds. (2009). Approaches to Early Childhood Education, 5th ed. Columbus, OH: Merrill. For more information, see http://live.psu.edu/story/35742

Shannon, P.W. (2008). A Marxist reading of reading education. In E.W. Ross and R. Gibson (eds.), Neoliberalism and Education Reform. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Whitney, A. (2008). Teacher transformation in the national writing project. Research in the Teaching of English, 43 (2): 144–187.

Wilson, K.B., & Senices, J. (2008). Skin color and Latinos with disabilities: Expanding what we know about colorism in the United States. In R. Hall (ed.), Racism in the 21st century: An empirical analysis of skin color, 171–191. New York: Springer.


Grants Awarded

 

Hamilton, KayLynn, Van Horn, Barbara L., Hardy, Angelic N., Webster, Suzanne S., McDowell, Wendy, Miller, Faith G.
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$434,283
Workforce Education Research Center 2008–2009
7/1/08–6/30/09

Land, Susan M., Smith, Brian K.

Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School

$30,974

Technology Coordinator Job Description—Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania

5/14/08–5/13/09

Lattuca, Lisa R., Yin, Alexander C.
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
$3,000
Developing Engineering Problem-Solving Skills through Cooperative Education
7/01/08–6/30/09

Myers, Jamie M.
U.S. Department of Education
$126,241
Consortium for Intercultural Reflective Teachers
9/01/07–8/31/09

Peck, Kyle L.
COP: Department of Education
$264,480
Classrooms for the Future Initiative, Fiscal Year ‘08
9/17/08–6/30/09

Peck, Kyle L., Clausen, Robin L.
School District of Philadelphia
$10,000
Evaluation "Student Achievement through Parent Empowerment
6/18/08–6/30/09

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
8/1/09–8/31/11

Semali, Ladislaus M.
Marjorie Grant Whiting Center for Humanity, Arts, and the Environment
$6,500
Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge
10/1/08–12/31/08

Sherow, Sheila M., McDowell, Wendy
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$99,975
PA Literacy Corps: Training, Technical Assistance, and Evaluation Program 2008–2009
7/1/08–6/30/09

Skowron, Elizabeth A., Stifter, Cynthia A., Lawrence, Frank R., Pincus, Aaron L., Azar, Sandra T., Teti, Douglas M.
National Institute of Mental Health
$331,650
Parent-Child Processes: Negative Self-Regulatory and Behavioral Outcomes
9/11/07–6/30/12

Sperling, Rayne A., Kulikowich, Jonna M.
COP: Department of Education
$247,349
Local Assessment Validity Study
10/1/08–6/30/09

Van Horn, Barbara L., Carman, Priscilla S., McDowell, Wendy, Toso, Blaire W.
U.S. Department of Education
$260,991
National Institute for Literacy LINCS Workforce Competitiveness Resource Collection - Year 3
10/01/08–9/30/09

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 Horn, Barbara L., Yeager, James M., Grumm, Margaret R., Movit, Marcela A.
COP: Bureau of Adult Basic & Literacy Education
$250,000
ABLE Tech 2008–2009
7/1/08–6/30/09

Whitney, Angiline L.
National Council of Teachers of English
$2,970
Teachers Writing for Publication in NCTE Journals
9/1/08–12/31/09

Wise, John C.
City College of San Francisco
$10,071
NSF Augmenting Calibrated Peer Review
7/1/05–5/31/09

Wolfe, Pamela S., Ostryn, Cheryl
Organization for Autism Research
$1,680
Teaching Non-Vocal Children with Autism to Ask a "Wh" Question Using a Picture System
9/2/08–12/31/09


Proposals

 

Baker, Rose M., Passmore, David L.
COP: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
$73,750
Impact of Elimination of Electricity Rate Caps on Rural Pennsylvania
2/1/09–1/31/10

DiPerna, James C., Goffreda, Catherine T.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
$25,000
Linking Energizers to Academic Performance in Rural Elementary Schools (Project LEAP)
12/1/08–11/30/09

DiPerna, James C., Lei, Pui-wa
Institute of Education Sciences
$2,412,860
Revised: The Social Skills Improvement System Classwide Intervention Program: Social, Behavioral, and Academic Outcomes in the Intermediate Grades
7/1/09–6/30/13

Farmer, Thomas W., Lee, David L., Lei, Pui-wa, Petrin, Robert A.
Institute of Education Sciences
$3,704,448
Supporting Early Adolescent Learning in Social Success in Middle Schools: Project SEALS
8/1/09–7/31/13

Farmer, Thomas W., Schafft, Kai A., Monk, David H., Petrin, Robert A.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$1,500,000
PSU Supplemental Studies of the NRCRES
8/1/09–7/31/14

Lee, David L., Ruhl, Kathy L.
U.S. Department of Education
$799,967
Preparing Professor/Researchers of Evidence-Based Practices (PREPP)
7/1/09–6/30/13

Murphy, Pricilla K., Sperling, Rayne A.
The Ohio State University
$741,023
Promoting High-Level Reading Comprehension with Quality Talk: Expanding the Model to Informational Text
7/1/09–6/30/12

Peck, Kyle L.
COP: Department of Education
$264,480
FY '08 Classrooms for the Future Initiative
7/1/08–6/30/09

Prins, Esther S.
COP: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
$50,000
Use and Impact of GED Distance Learning Options on Student Outcomes
1/2/09–12/31/09

Saxe, David W.
COP: Historical and Museum Commission
$5,000
Center for American Heritage Studies' Re-Enactment of Fred Waring's Radio Show
11/1/08–5/31/10

Sperling, Rayne A., Kulikowich, Jonna M.
COP: Department of Education
$276,355
Local Assessment Validity Study
8/15/08–6/30/09

Threeton, Mark
Ford Motor Company
$19,488
A Workshop to Advance Vocational Teacher's Understanding of Learning Style and Personality Type to Assist Automotive Technology Students in Successfully Transitioning to the World-of-Work
12/1/08–2/28/09

Van Horn, Barbara L.
COP: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
$10,000
Analysis of Rural and Urban Differences Among Pennsylvania Adults in Taking, Completing, and Passing the GED Test
1/2/09–9/30/09