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Recent Faculty Research - Compiled February 2012

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

Presentations


Geiger, R. L. (November 2011). The Morrill Act of 1862 and the first generation of land grant colleges. History of Education Society Annual Meeting, Chicago.

Geiger, R. L. (December 2011). American universities and student protest in the 1968 era: Causes and consequences. Invited paper at conference in Italy: Institutional and Academic Transformations in the 1968 Era, Universitá di Pisa.

Heid, M. K. (January 2012). Technology in mathematics education: Focusing on essential concepts and procedures in secondary mathematics. Invited keynote address at the Eighth Swedish Mathematics Education Research Seminar, Umea, Sweden. For more information, see separate article.

Reid-Walsh, J., Clarke, E., & Schreier, B. (February 2012). Young adult literature? Panel discussion in conjunction with the 2012 Centre County Reads/CALS Community Read of Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief (2006).

Smith, D., Reiser, B., & Schweingruber, H. (February 2012). Framework for K–12 science education and science curriculum development. National Science Teachers Association Webinar.

 

Publications


Baker, R. M., & Passmore, D. L. (2011). Just the facts ma’am: A statistical look at Centre County. Pennsylvania Business Central, 20 (18): 15–16.

Baker, R. M., & Passmore, D. L. (2012). Could higher education creatively destruct? Pennsylvania Business Central, 21 (20), 2.

Duschl, R. A., & Jimenez-Aleixandre, M. P. (2012). Epistemic foundations for conceptual change. In S. M. Carver and J. Shrager (eds.), The journey from child to scientist: Integrating cognitive development and the education sciences. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Duschl, R., Maeng, S., & Sezen, A. (2011). Learning progressions and teaching sequences: A review and analysis. Studies in Science Education, 47 (2): 123–182.

Geiger, R. L. (2011). Becoming a historian of higher education. In Wayne Urban (ed.), Leaders in the historical study of American education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 95–106.

Geiger, R. L. (forthcoming). History of science and higher education in the United States. In Hugh Slotten (ed.), The Oxford encyclopedia of American scientific, medical, and technological history.

Kolb, J. A. (2011). Small group facilitation: Improving process and performance in groups and teams. HRD Press. For more information, see separate article.

Lloyd, G. M., Herbel-Eisenmann, B., & Star, J. R. (2011). Developing essential understanding of expressions, equations & functions. Restin, Va.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. For more information, see separate article.

Lloyd, G. M., & Pitts Banniser, V. R., eds. (2011). Curriculum-based activities and resources for preservice math teachers. Restin, Va.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. For more information, see separate article.

Meyer, B. J. F., & Ray, M. N. (2011). Structure strategy interventions: Increasing reading comprehension of expository text. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education (special issue on reading comprehension), 4 (1): 127-152.

Ray, M. N., & Meyer, B. J. F. (2011). Individual differences in children’s knowledge of expository text structures: A review. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education (special issue on reading comprehension), 4 (1): 67–82.

Rothwell, W. J., Graber, J., & McCormick, N. (2012). Lean but agile: Rethink and gain a true competitive edge. New York: American Management Association. For more information, see separate article.

Scheeler, M. C., McKinnon, K., & Stout, J. (2012). Effects of immediate feedback delivered via webcam and bug-in-ear technology on preservice teacher performance. Teacher Education and Special Education, 35 (1): 77–90.

Staples, J. M. (2011). The revelation(s) of Asher Levi: An iconographic literacy event as a tool for the exploration of fragmented selves in new literacies studies after 9/11. Qualitative Studies, 2 (2): 79–97. Available online at http://ojs.statsbiblioteket.dk/index.php/qual/article/view/5511/4826

Zembal-Saul, C., McNeill, K. L., & Hershberger, K. (2012). What's your evidence? Engaging K-5 children in constructing explanations in science. Pearson. For more information, see separate article.

 

Grants Awarded


Rose M. Baker, Robin L. Clausen
COP: Department of Education
$67,500
2012 Pennsylvania Title IID Evaluation Project (Enhancing Education through Technology-EETT)
11/15/11–9/30/12

Rose M. Baker, David L. Passmore
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
$133,000
National & Regional Economic Impacts of General Aviation Airport Operations
7/1/11–12/31/12

William S. Carlsen, Matthew M. Johnson
The Museum of Science
$100,000
Research on the Impacts of Engineering is Elementary
1/1/12–12/31/12

KayLynn Hamilton, Wendy McDowell, Barbara L. Van Horn, James M. Yeager, Lori A. Forlizzi, Ruth A. Love-Schooley
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$180,588
Career Pathways Direct Service Model (State)
7/1/11–6/30/12

KayLynn Hamilton, Wendy McDowell, Kathryn P. Long, Barbara L. Van Horn, James M. Yeager, Lori A. Forlizzi
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$179,337
Career Pathways Direct Service Model (Federal)
7/1/11–6/30/12

KayLynn Hamilton, Barbara L. Van Horn, Kathryn P. Long, Angelic N. Hardy, Blaire W. Toso
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$199,997
Workforce Development System Liaison 2011–2012
7/1/11–6/30/12

Sukyoung X. Lee, Steven B. Feldstein, Leah Bug
National Science Foundation
$562,003
The Dynamics of Storm Tracks and Jets in the Atmosphere and Ocean
12/15/11–11/30/14

Sheila M. Sherow, Suzanne S. Webster, Margaret R. Grumm, Kathryn P. Long, Barbara L. Van Horn, Drucilla M Weirauch
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$498,681
Adult Education Professional Development System Course Management 2011–2012
7/1/11–6/30/12

Sheila M. Sherow, Barbara L. Van Horn, Kathryn P. Long
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$199,682
PDE Statewide Content Area Experts 2011–2012
7/1/11–6/30/12

Sheila M. Sherow, Barbara L. Van Horn, Kathryn P. Long
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$25,000
Adult Education and Family Literacy Interagency Coordinating Council Coordination Project 2011–2012
7/1/11–6/30/12

Barbara L. Van Horn, Margaret R. Grumm, James M. Yeager, Maria L. Marvin, Drucilla M. Weirauch
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$200,000
Management Information System Support 2011–2012
7/1/11–6/30/12

 

Proposals


Fran Arbaugh; Gwendolyn Lloyd; Andrea McCloskey; Scott McDonald; Lynn Breyfogle
National Science Foundation
$2,999,990
Bridging the Gap Between Teacher Learning and Effective Classroom Practices: A Professional Development Model for Enhancing Reasoning-And-Proving in Secondary Mathematics
9/1/12–8/31/16

David Baker; Liang Zhang
Georgetown University (Prime: Qatar National Research Fund)
$120,902
Science Productivity, Higher Education Development and the Knowledge Society (PSU Subcontract)
9/1/12–8/31/14

Katerina Bodovski
Social Science Research Council
$33,000
SSRC Post-doctoral Fellowship
9/1/12–8/31/14

Kathryn Jo Brasier; Kai Schafft
COP: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
$49,391
Chronicling Social and Economic Change in Marcellus Shale Region: A Longitudinal Research Program, SOUTHWESTERN Case Study
1/1/12–12/31/12

Kristin Buss; Susan Woodhouse
National Institutes of Health
$397,745
Identiying Strengths: Preventing Anxiety in Low-Income African American Children
7/1/12–6/30/14

Ellysa Cahoy; Scott McDonald
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
$142,121
Faculty Management of Intellectual Workflow & Personal Library Curation: An Exploratory Study
4/1/12–6/30/13

William Carlsen
The Museum of Science
$100,000
Research on the Impacts of Engineering is Elementary
1/1/12–12/31/12

John Cheslock; Rodney Hughes
Association for Institutional Research
$19,757
AIR 2012 Dissertation Grant Program: Essays on Admissions Matching and Associated Outcomes in the Market for Higher Education in the US
5/1/12–4/30/13

Roy Clariana; Adrian Barb
Institute of Education Sciences
$884,723
Exploratory Development of a Tool to Measure and Analyze Structural Knowledge (ASK) in High School Biology Courses
7/1/12–6/30/15

Liza Conyers
National Institutes of Health
$410,438
Exploring the Relationship Between Employment Transitions and HIV-Related Health and Health-Risk Behaviors
7/1/12–6/30/14

Richard Duschl
Georgia Southern University
$414,304
Quantitative Reasoning as an Integrating Factor in Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies
7/1/12–6/30/16

Thomas Farmer; Debbie Brooks; Cristin Hall; David Lee
Institute of Education Sciences
$9,749,624
Families, Academics, and Behavior Support Center
7/1/12–6/30/17

Thomas Farmer; James DiPerna
Institute of Education Sciences
$613,990
Postdoctoral Training in Education Sciences: The Social Context of Academic Learning and Engagement (SCALE) Program
7/1/12–6/30/16

Thomas Farmer; Soo-Young Byun
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$83,060
Networks of Teachers Affect Children in Transition (NTACT)
8/1/12–7/31/15

Mark Greenberg; Tom Farmer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$1,075,672
Children Living in Poverty (Core A - Core B - Core C - Project IV)
1/1/13–12/31/17

Christina Grozinger; Heather Zimmerman
National Science Foundation
$150,000
CRPA: Pollinators: Connecting People with their Environment
8/15/12–8/14/14

Thomas Jackson; Annmarie Ward; Leah Bug
North Carolina State University
$3,887,000
NSF Nanosytems Engineering Research Center on Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensor Technologies (ASSIST)
9/1/12–8/31/17

Jonna Kulikowich; Tanya Furman
National Science Foundation
$2,990,730
Using Multiple Learning Progressions to Assess Learner Profiles in the Earth and Space Sciences (ESS)
9/1/12–8/31/16

Elizabeth Mellin
University of South Carolina
Exploring Teacher Identification of Traumatized Youth
$228,252
7/1/12–6/30/15

Paul Morgan
Institute of Education Sciences
$697,090
ADHD: Population-Based Estimates of Diagnosis, Treatments, and School Outcomes
7/1/12–6/30/14

Laura Murray-Kolb; Barbara Schaefer
National Institutes of Health
$308,209
Relation between Enteric Infections, Malnutrition, & Child Development in 8 LMIC.
12/1/12–11/30/14

Spencer Niles; Jerry Trusty
COP: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
$49,623
Assessment of Rural Secondary School Career Guidance Services
1/2/12–12/31/12

Michael V. Paul; Annmarie Ward
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
$500,000
The 100 Year Starship Institute
5/1/11–11/30/12

Esther Prins
COP: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
$50,000
Characteristics of Pennsylvania Students Pursuing Postsecondary Education: A Rural-Urban Analysis of Data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
1/2/12–1/1/13

Barbara Schaefer; Pam Cole
National Institutes of Health
$298,771
Measures to evaluate the long-term cognitive and developmental effects of undernutrition and enteric disease burden in early childhood
12/1/12–11/30/14

Deborah Smith; Susan Brantley
National Science Foundation
$1,976,512
From the Earth to the Stars: Young Children's Understanding of Earth Systems
7/1/12–6/30/16

Thomas Taylor; Kyle Peck
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
$27,610
Director's Innovation Initiative (DII)
3/1/12–11/30/12

Peggy Van Meter; Jonna Kulikowich; Richard Cyr
University of Connecticut
$555,185
iSCORES Project: Integrating Scientific Content with Online Research and Evaluation Skills
7/1/12–6/30/16

Carla Zembal-Saul
University of Colorado Denver (Prime: NSF)
$381,991
Science Literacy through Learning Landscapes
6/1/12–5/31/16