Faculty Research

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 recent talks by graduate students were presented.


Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). Analysis of regional economic and workforce development opportunities. Presented to the Northeast Region Outreach Council, Wilkes Barre, Pa.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). Current and anticipated labor market for long–term care in Bucks and Montgomery counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative, September 2007. Available online at PA-LTCJobs.notlong.com

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). Forecast of employment and job openings in Pennsylvania plastics manufacturing, 2004–2017. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at PaPlasticsJobs.notlong.com

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). The role of chemical manufacturing on Philadelphia County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at PSUBrief.notlong.com

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). The role of glass and glass products manufacturing in the economy of Blair County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at PSUBrief.notlong.com

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). Role of warehousing and storage in the economy of Lehigh and Northampton counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at PSUBrief.notlong.com

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). Role of recreation and fitness centers in the economy of Lancaster County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at PSUBrief.notlong.com

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). Role of retail trade in the economy of Lancaster County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at PSUBrief.notlong.com

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). Role of retail trade in the economy of Lehigh and Northampton counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at PSUBrief.notlong.com
Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). The role of frozen food manufacturing in the economy of Lehigh and Northampton counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative. Available online at PSUBrief.notlong.com

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). Role of power generation and supply in the economy of Bucks County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). Role of hardware manufacturing in the economy of Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). Role of wholesale trade in the economy of Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2007). Role of coal mining in the economy of Allegheny and Washington counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2007). Role of spectator sports in the economy of Allegheny County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., & Ward, S. (Oct. 2007). Education & training opportunities in the finance and insurance sector in northeast Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2007). Role of credit and lending services in the economy of northeast Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2007). Role of securities, commodities contracts, and investments in the economy of northeast Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2007). Role of insurance carriers in the economy of northeast Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2007). Role of insurance agencies and brokerages in the economy of northeast Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2007). Role of funds and trusts in the economy of northeast Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2007). Role of central banking functions in the economy of northeast Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2007). Tossing the cap: Electrical rate changes in Pennsylvania starting in 2010. La Jolla, Calif.: Regional Economic Models Annual Users Conference.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2007). Role of Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals in the Economy of Bucks & Montgomery Counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2007). Role of Gas & Oil Extraction & Refining in the Economy of McKean County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2007). of Business Support Services in the Economy of Blair & Cambria Counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2007). Role of Wood Products in the Economy of Adams, Dauphin, and York Counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2007). Role of Plastics Plumbing Fixture and Miscellaneous Plastics Products Manufacturing in the Economy of Adams and York Counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., Lawrence, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Nov. 2007). Job, income, and tax effects of agri-energy activity in Pennsylvania communities. Presented at the 2007 Penn State Agri-Energy Extension In-Service, University Park, Pa.

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., & Ward, S. (Nov. 2007). Performance assessments for direct care workers and managers. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Nov. 2007). Role of miscellaneous ambulatory health care services in the economy of Bedford County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Nov. 2007). Role of wholesale trade in the economy of Franklin (PA) and Washington (MD) Counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Nov. 2007). Role of pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing in the economy of Allegheny County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Nov. 2007). Role of oil refining in the economy of Elk, Forest, McKean, and Warren Counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Nov. 2007). Role of gas and oil extraction in the economy of Elk, Forest, McKean, and Warren Counties. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Loiacono, M., & Passmore, D.L. (Nov. 2007). Role of monetary authorities and depository credit intermediation in the economy of Lancaster County. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., & Ward, S. (Nov. 2007). Performance assessment of frontline workers and managers of Femco Machine. University Park, Pa.: Penn State University, Workforce Education and Development Initiative.

Carney, J., Mellin, E., Hazler, R., Oh, I., Karajic, A., Mattise, C., McDonald, E., and Sterner, W. (Oct. 2007). Faculty/student teams to promote research and student professional development. Presentation at the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors National Convention.

Faircloth, S. (August 2007). Risk and resiliency: Unpacking the over-placement of American Indian and Alaska Native students in special education programs and services in the early grades. Keynote address at the Wisconsin Disproportionality Institute, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Green Bay, Wisc.

Johnson, J. (August 2007). Parenting and teaching for play and literacy. Paper presented at the 17th annual meetings of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Johnson, J. (Sept. 2007). Curriculum, play and teacher education for transition to kindergarten. Paper presented at the 24th International Council for Children's Play conference, Brno, Czech Republic.

Johnson, K.M. (Sept. 2007). Come watch the children.  Paper presented at the 24th International Council for Children’s Play Conference, Brno, Czech Republic.

Lattuca, L.R., & Terenzini, P.T. (Sept. 2007). Preparing the engineer of 2020. National Science Foundation’s Awardees Conference,  Washington, D.C.

Prins, E., & Webster, N. (August 2007). Cross-cultural learning in international service-learning: A case study of a university project in two rural Belizian villages. Paper presented at the 22nd Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Shouse, R. (June 2007). Academic press revisited: Balancing rigor and Freedom I American schools. Invited presentation, Waterbury Summit on Secondary Education, University Park, Pa.


Publications


Baker, R.M., Kim, K., & Passmore, D. (2007). Economic, demographic, and workforce analysis of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Delta Development, August.

McDonald, S.P., & Kelly, G.J. (2007). Understanding the construction of a science storyline in a chemistry classroom. Pedagogies, 2 (3): 165–177.

Meyer, B. J. F., Talbot, A. P., & Ranalli, C. K. (2007). Why older adults make more immediate treatment decisions about cancer than younger adults. Psychology and Aging, 22: 505–524.

Prins, E. (2007). Interdistrict transfers, Latino/White school segregation, and institutional racism in a small California town. Journal of Latinos and Education, 6 (4): 285–308.

Shouse, Roger. (2007). Eva Mei and me: A personal account of intergenerational exchange. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 20 (2): 23–26.



Grants Awarded


Farmer, Elizabeth M., Brannon, Diane., Dellifraine, Jami L., Farmer, Thomas W.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
$622,385
What Affects Outcomes in Group Homes for Youth
8/16/07–7/31/12

Heid, Mary K.
University of Maryland
$820,974
Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Secondary Mathematics
9/1/05–8/31/09

Heid, Mary K., Blume, Glendon W., Simon, Martin A., Watanabe, Tadanobu, Zbiek, Rose M., Levi, Mark
University of Maryland
$187,417
Mid-Atlantic Center for Mathematics Teaching and Learning
9/1/05–8/31/09

Hooper, Simon R.
University of Minnesota
$54,239
Creating an ASL Curriculum Based Assessment Portfolio: A Capture, Management, Evaluation and Self-Assessment System
8/15/07–8/14/08

Mallouk, Thomas E., Carlsen, William S
National Science Foundation
$300,000
Independent Laboratory Access for Blind and Low Vision Students in the Mainstream Science Classroom
11/1/07–10/31/10

Post, David M.
Spencer Foundation
$39,600
The Social Consequences of Hong Kong Education: Family Welfare, Mobility, Gender Equity and Civil Society
10/1/07–12/31/08

Skowron, Elizabeth A., Stifter, Cynthia A., Lawrence, Frank R., Pincus, Aaron L., Azar, Sandra T., Teti, Douglas M.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
$315,216
Parent-Child Processes: Negative Self-Regulatory and Behavioral Outcomes
9/11/07–6/30/12

Van Horn, Barbara L., Grumm, Margaret R., Movit, Marcela A., Yeager, James M.
COP: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
$210,000
ABLE Tech
7/1/07–6/30/08


Proposals


Brungart, Timothy A., Hendrickson, Robert M.
Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate
$735,000
Vehicle Stopping Capability Demonstration and Non-Lethal Weapon Effectiveness Characterization of a Distributed Light and Sound Array
12/1/07–11/30/08

Farkas, George, Hillemeier, Marianne, Morgan, Paul, Blair Jr., Clarence B.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
$395,743
Poverty, Low Birth Weight & Early Cognitive Delay: A Population-Based Approach
4/1/08–3/31/10

Farmer, Thomas W., Lee, David L., Ruhl, Kathy L., Farmer, Elizabeth M., Stewart, Sandra L.
U.S. Department of Education
$1,580,723
Behavioral, Academic, and Social Support during the Transition of Middle School: Project BASS
8/15/08–8/14/11

Gamson, David A., Stevens, Robert J., Thorne, Steven L., Lu, Xiaofei, Baker, David P.
Spencer Foundation
$468,729
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
$125,000
P–3 Pre-Service Components and Configurations Study
7/1/07–12/31/08

Macy, Marisa A., Suen, Hoi K.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
$361,470
Improving Individualized Programs (IEP/IFSP) for Young Children with Disabilities Using an Authentic Assessment Approach to Service Delivery
3/1/08–2/28/12

Meyer, Bonnie J., Wijekumar, Kausalai J., Evensen, Dorothy H., Zembal-Saul, Carla M.
U.S. Department of Education
$1,105,266
Integrating the Structure Strategy into Middle School Curricula: Lesson Plans and Instructional Materials for Classroom Teachers and Expansion Lessons for ITSS
6/1/08–5/31/11

Morgan, Paul, Farkas, George, Hillemeier, Marianne, Farmer, Thomas W.
U.S. Department of Education
$625,982
Early Risk and Protective Factors for Dysfunctional Self-Regulation
3/1/08–2/28/10

Mpofu, Elias, Osagie, Sylvester O.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
$366,532
Aspects of Religiosity that Influence HIV/AIDS Prevention among Pentecostal Botswana Teenagers
7/1/08–6/30/10

Myers, Jamie M.
U.S. Department of Education
$408,000
Consortium for Intercultural Reflective Teachers
10/1/07–9/30/11

Stevens, Robert J., Van Meter, Peggy N., Herb, Steven L., Van Horn, Barbara L.
U.S. Department of Education
$945,338
Early Intervention To Prevent Reading Problems: The Explicit Childhood Emergent Literacy (ExCEL) Program
6/1/08–5/31/11

Willits, Fern K., Prins, Esther S., Sherow, Sheila M., Jensen, Leif I.
COP: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
$49,812
Pennsylvania's Linguistically Isolated Rural Residents
1/1/08–12/31/08

Van Horn, Barbara L., Sherow, Sheila M.
National Center for Family Literacy
$122,652
Improving Reading Instruction for Adult Learners Preparing for the GED
11/1/07–4/15/10