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Recent Faculty Research - Compiled November 2011

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

Presentations


Baker, R. M., & Passmore, D. L. (Oct. 2011). A graph theoretic approach to describing regional economic structure. Presentation at the 26th Annual Regional Economic Modeling Users’ Conference, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Baker, R. M., & Passmore, D. L. (Nov. 2011). 2011 Blair County economic outlook. Invited presentation to the Blair County Chamber Breakfast Club, Altoona, Pa.

Fuller, E. (Sept. 2011). Texas charter schools: Characteristics of students entering and leaving and school attrition rates. Presentation at University Park, Pa.

Rankin, S. (Nov. 2011). Gay on campus: Creating safe and welcoming college climates for LGBT students. Presentation in the Research Unplugged series, State College, Pa.
 


Publications


Baker, R. M., & Passmore, D. L. (2011). Different numbers in, different numbers out. Marcellus Business Central, 1 (5): 9, 15. See http://pbcbriefing.blogsome.com/2011/10/04/different-numbers-in-different-numbers-out-marcellus-business-central-in-press/

Baker, R. M., & Passmore. D. L. (2011). Spending drives jobs in western and central Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Business Central, 20 (17): 3. See http://pbcbriefing.blogsome.com/2011/11/11/spending-drives-jobs-in-western-central-pennsylvania-pennsylvania-business-central-in-press/

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

Evensen, D., & Pratt, C. (2011). The end of the pipeline: A journey of recognition for African Americans entering the legal profession. Carolina Academic Press. More information is available online.

Frankenberg, E., and E. DeBray, eds. (2011). Integrating schools in a changing society: New policies and legal options for a multiracial generation. UNC Press. More information is available online.

Rankin, S., & Beemyn, G. (2011). The lives of transgender people. Columbia University Press. More information is available online.

Rosenfeld, S., Broun, D., Beacham, C., Bryant, J., Archer-Rosenthal, D., Baker, R., Passmore, D., Riley, D., & Liston, C. (2011). Energy workforce trends and training requirements. Washington, D.C.: Appalachian Regional Commission.

Rosenfeld, S., Broun, D., Beacham, C., Bryant, J., Archer-Rosenthal, D., Baker, R., Passmore, D., Riley, D., & Liston, C. (2011). Green schools and sustainability in Appalachia: Case studies in rural practice. Washington, D.C.: Appalachian Regional Commission. See http://www.arc.gov/assets/research_reports/GreenSchoolsCaseStudies.pdf

Siegel-Hawley, G., & Frankenberg, E. (2011). Redefining diversity: Political responses to the post-PICS environment. Peabody Journal of Education, 86 (5).

Smith, D. and Jang, S. 2011. Pathways in learning to teach elementary science: Navigating contexts, roles and responsibilities. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 22 (8).

Webb, R., & Fadigan, K. A. (2011). The history and current state of school-associated planetariums in Pennsylvania. Planetarian, 40 (3): 20–34.

Yenika-Agbaw, V., & Napoli, M. (2011). African and African American children's and adolescent literature in the classroom: A critical guide. Peter Lang Publishers. More information is available online.



Grants Awarded
 

Arthur, Michael A.; Hopkins, Margaret; Murphy, Thomas B.; Orland, Brian A.; Murtha Jr., Timothy M.; Brasier, Kathryn J.
National Science Foundation
$700,739
Full-Scale Development Project: Marcellus Matters: Engaging Adults in Science and Energy (EASE)
10/1/11–9/30/12

Hooper, Simon R.
U.S. Department of Education
$299,859
Research on the Effectiveness of a Tool to Improve Literacy Assessment
1/1/12–12/31/12

Oseguera, Leticia
The National Academies
$40,000
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
9/1/11–8/31/12

Valente, Joseph M.
University of Georgia
$80,000
Kindergartens for the Deaf in Three Countries: US, France, and Japan
7/16/11–7/31/13



Proposals
 

Baker, Rose M.; Clausen, Robin L.
COP: Department of Education
$67,500
Pennsylvania Title IID Evaluation Project - Nov. 15, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012
11/15/11–9/30/12

Furlong, Kevin P.; Sharma, Priya
National Science Foundation
$148,121
Exploiting Earthquakes as Learning Events (EQUALE)
5/1/12–4/30/14

Hall, Cristin M.; Byun, Soo-Yong
Teachers' Networks of Collegial Interaction: Levers of Change for Teacher Practice and Student University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$220,868
Outcomes in the Middle School Transition
7/1/12–6/30/16

Kulikowich, Jonna M.
Institute of Education Sciences
$1,566,751
The CORES Project: Coh-Metrix and Online/Offline Reading in Education and for Science
9/1/12–8/31/16

Mitra, Dana L.
American Educational Research Association
$31,339
The Future Participation and Engagement Research: Student Voice and Beyond
5/1/12–9/30/13

Mitra, Dana L.
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
$199,978
Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together—A Pathway to Student Centered Learning
7/1/12–6/30/14

Riccomini, Paul J.; Hughes, Charles A.; Lloyd, Gwendolyn M.; Farmer, Thomas W.; Smith, Edward A.
Institute of Education Sciences
$3,258,997
Improving the Mathematics Performance of Struggling Students and Students with Learning Disabilities through the Implementation of a Tier 2 Intervention
7/1/12–6/30/16

Skowron, Elizabeth A.
National Institute of Mental Health
$328,334
Parent-Child Processes: Negative Self-Regulatory and Behavioral Outcomes
7/1/11–6/30/12

Wijekumar, Kausalai J.; Meyer, Bonnie J.; Lei, Pui-wa
Institute of Education Sciences
$1,498,843
Development of a Web-Based Writing Partner (We-Write Persuasively) to Improve Writing Persuasive Essays for 5th Grade Students
7/1/12–6/30/15

Wijekumar, Kausalai J.; Meyer, Bonnie J.; Lei, Pui-wa
Institute of Education Sciences
$1,497,191
Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle Grades English Language Learners by Combining Structure Strategy with Web-Based Adaptive Tutoring for ELLearners (SWELL)
7/1/12–6/30/15