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Recent Faculty Research - Compiled January 2013

Presentations, publications, grants, and proposals

Presentations

Baker, R.M. & Passmore, D.L. (August 2012). Cracking the ethane cracker. Invited presentation at the Annual Workforce Investment Boards Symposium, “Innovation through Integration: Re-Inventing the Workforce System,” sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Workforce Investment Boards, State College, Pa. (see http://pawib2012.tumblr.com)

Baker, R.M. & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2012). Dissecting economic impact. Invited keynote presentation at “Constant streams of data . . . The 2012 Pennsylvania data user conference,” the Annual Data User Conference sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Data Center, Grantville, Pa. (see http://pasdc2012.tumblr.com)

Baker, R.M., Mulligan, B., Passmore, D.L., & Peck, K. (Sept. 2012). Open learning badges and higher education: Threats and opportunities. Presentation at ALT-C, the 19th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Baker, R.M., Passmore, D.L., & Peterson, P. (Sept. 2012). Economic impact of breaker and shell egg production in Pennsylvania. University Park, Pa.: Institute for Research in Training & Development. (see http://goo.gl/TSg6s and http://goo.gl/OOjBM)

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (Sept. 2012) Economic impact of egg production. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Poultry Industry Research Check-Off Program, State College, Pa.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2012). Graph-theoretic links between production, demand, and employment in Pennsylvania. Presentation at the 27th Annual Regional Economic Models Users’ Conference, Washington, D.C. (see http://econgraph.tumblr.com/)

Lockard, A.J., Hayes, J.A., Graceffo, J.M., & Locke, B.D. (2012). Effective treatment for ethnic minority clients: Examining change in a practice-research network. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, Va.

McAleavey, A. A., Castonguay, L. G., Hayes, J. A., & Locke, B. D. (2012). Building a partnership to better understand and improve psychotherapy for college students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Evanston, Ill.

Nordberg, S.S., Castonguay, L.G., Hayes, J.A., & Locke, B.D. (2012). Differences in degree or kind: Do latent profiles of treatment-seekers at intake predict meaningful differences in outcome? Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, Va.

Youn, S.J., McAleavey, A.A., Nordberg, S.S., Castonguay, L.G., Locke, B.D., & Hayes, J.A. (2012). Sensitivity to change of the CCAPS. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, Va.

 

Publications

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (Dec. 2012). The natural gas industry created Pennsylvania jobs at a high rate. Marcellus Business Central, 2 (7), p. 3.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L. (Oct. 2012). Cautious optimism about manufacturing. Pennsylvania Business Central, 21(11), p. 3.

Baker, R.M. & Passmore, D.L. (July 2012). Pennsylvania’s dependence on federal defense expenditures. Pennsylvania Business Central, 21(8), 5.

Baker, R.M., & Passmore, D.L.  (Aug. 2012). Economists say “maybe.” Are you surprised? Marcellus Business Central, 2(3), p. 7.

Boswell, J.F., McAleavey, A.A., Castonguay, L.G., Hayes, J.A., & Locke, B.D. (2012). Previous mental health service utilization and change in clients’ depressive symptoms. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 368-378.

Graceffo, J., Hayes, J.A., Chun-Kennedy, C., & Locke, B.D. (2012). Characteristics of high-risk college student drinkers expressing high and low levels of distress. Journal of College Counseling, 15, 262-273.

Lockard, A.J., Hayes, J.A., McAleavey, A.A., & Locke, B.D. (2012). Change in academic distress: Examining differences between a clinical and non-clinical college sample of college students. Journal of College Counseling, 15, 233-246.

Locke, B.D., Bieschke, K.J., Castonguay, L.G., & Hayes, J.A. (2012). The Center for Collegiate Mental Health: Studying college student mental health through an innovative research infrastructure that brings science and practice together.  Harvard Psychiatric Review, 20, 233-245.

Locke, B.D., McAleavey, A.A., Zhao, Y., Lei, P.W., Hayes, J.A., Castonguay, L.G., Li, H., Tate, R. & Lin, Y.C. (2012). Development and initial validation of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-34 (CCAPS-34).  Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 45, 151-169.

McAleavey, A.A., Nordberg, S.S., Hayes, J.A., Castonguay, L.G., Locke, B.D., & Lockard, A.J. (2012). Clinical validity of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-62 (CCAPS-62): Further evaluation and clinical applications. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 575-590.

 

Recently Awarded Grants (Since June 2012)

Karen L. Bierman, James C. Diperna, Robert J. Stevens, Edward A. Smith, Elizabeth M. Farmer, Eric Loken
Institute of Education Sciences
$1,086,462
Training Interdisciplinary Educational Scientists (TIES) Program (Previous Award No. R305B090007)
8/1/12—7/31/13

Leila M. Bradaschia
Institute of International Education
$279,712
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program (2012-2013)
7/1/12—6/30/13

Soo-yong Byun
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$16,383
Sixth-Grade Teacher’s Social Networks as Setting Outcomes and Levers of Change (Project NTACT)
8/1/12—7/31/13

John J. Cheslock, Rodney P. 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 U.S.
6/1/12—5/31/13

Richard A. Duschl
National Science Foundation
$225,581
Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment of Dr. Richard Duschl
11/5/12—11/4/13

KayLynn Hamilton, Barbara L. Van Horn, Angelic N. Hardy, Blaire W. Toso, Kathryn P. Long
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$179,997
Workforce Development System Liaison 2012-13
7/1/12—6/30/13

KayLynn Hamilton, Barbara L. Van Horn, Wendy McDowell, Lori A. Forlizzi, Martha Hunter, Ruth A. Love-Schooley, Kathryn P. Long
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$179,337
Career Pathways Direct Service Model 2012-13 (Federal)
7/1/12—6/30/13

KayLynn Hamilton, Barbara L. Van Horn, Wendy McDowell, Lori A. Forlizzi, Martha Hunter, Ruth A. Love-Schooley, Kathryn P. Long
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$180,588
Career Pathways Direct Service Model 2012-13 (State)
7/1/12—6/30/13

Robert M. Hendrickson
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
$39,815
Enhancing Talent Development Capacity for the 21st Century (ETDC-21): Penn State/CSHE Subcontract
8/1/12—4/30/15

Simon R. Hooper
U.S. Department of Education
$299,865
Research on the Effectiveness of a Tool to Improve Literacy Assessment
1/1/12—12/31/13

Thomas N. Jackson, Suzanne Adair, Leah Bug, Suman Datta, Renata S. Engel, Michael Langan, Theresa S. Mayer
North Carolina State University
$699,870
NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (ERC) on Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensor Technologies (ASSIST)
9/1/12—8/31/13

James Lantolf, Karen E. Johnson, Gabriela Appel-Lanolf, Celeste S. Kinginger, Susan G. Strauss, Xiaofei Lu, Matthew E. Poehner
U.S. Department of Education
$166,631
Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)
8/15/12—8/14/13

Beverly Lindsay
National Science Foundation
$73,834
A Comparative Study of STEM Graduate Education between the United States and England: Emerging and Continuing Patterns for Select Minority Groups
5/1/12—4/30/13

Doris L. MacKenzie, Rose M. Baker
COP: Commission on Crime and Delinquency
$44,486
ARRA: Improving the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS)
4/20/12—1/31/13

Paul Morgan, Marianne M. Hillemeier, Michelle L. Frisco
U.S. Department of Education
$348,802
ADHD: Population-Based Estimates of Diagnosis, Treatments, and School Outcomes
7/1/12—6/30/13

Leticia Oseguera, Jihee Hwang
Association for Institutional Research
$20,000
Predictors of Student Success at For-Profit Colleges and Universities: A Focus on Completion Rate and Student Debt-to-Earnings Ratio
6/1/12—5/31/13

Julia D. Plummer
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
$56,353
My Sky Tonight: Early Childhood Pathways to Astronomy
10/1/12—9/30/13

Thomas L. Richard, Annmarie Ward, Leah Bug, Evelyn A. Thomchick, Michael G. Jacobson, Armen R. Kemanian, Elizabeth Boyer
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
$2,000,000
Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium
9/1/12—8/31/13

Sheila M. Sherow, Barbara L. Van Horn, Suzanne S. Webster, Margaret R. Grumm, Drucilla M. Weirauch, Kathryn P. Long, Angelic N. Hardy
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$448,681
Adult Education Professional Development System Course Management 2012-2013
7/1/12—6/30/13

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 2012-2013
7/1/12—6/30/13

Sheila M. Sherow, Barbara L. Van Horn, Lori A. Forlizzi, Angelic N. Hardy, Kathryn P. Long
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$169,682
PDE Statewide Content Area Experts 2012-2013
7/1/12—6/30/13

Barbara L. Van Horn, Margaret R. Grumm, James M. Yeager, Drucilla M. Weirauch
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$200,000
Management Information System Support 2012-2013
7/1/12—6/30/13

Richard A. Walter, John Ewing
COP: Department of Education
$1,243,393
Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education 2012-2013
7/1/12—6/30/13

Kausalai J. Wijekumar, Bonnie J. Meyer, Pui-Wa Lei
U.S. Department of Education
$493,324
Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle Grades English Language Learners by Combining Structure Strategy with Web-Based Adaptive Tutoring for ELLearners (SWELL)
7/1/12—6/30/13

Gary Zajac, Deirdre E. O’Sullivan
COP: Department of Corrections
$59,997
Dual Diagnosis Contract with PA Department of Corrections
8/15/12—6/30/14

 

Proposals

Fran Arbaugh, Gwendolyn Lloyd, Andrea McCloskey, Scott McDonald, Lynn Breyfogle
National Science Foundation
$2,857,774
Bridging the Gap Between Teacher Learning and Effective Classroom Practices: A Professional Development Model for Enhancing Reasoning-and-Proving in Secondary Mathematics
8/1/13—7/31/17

Karen Bierman, Bonnie Meyer, Pui-Wa Lei
Institute of Education Sciences
$3,499,450
The Friendship Connections Project (FCP)
7/1/13—6/30/17

Caroline Eckhardt, Matthew Poehner
University of Maryland
$109,764
STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State
5/14/13—2/28/14

Dorie Evensen
Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
$113,607
The Design, Effects, and Theoretical Implications of Formative Interventions on the Development of Case Reading, Analysis, and Reasoning Skills in the First Year of Law School
1/1/13—8/31/13

Erica Frankenburg
National Science Foundation
$95,750
Collaborative Research: Assigning Opportunity: Student Assignment Policies, Race, and Class in the Contemporary United States
8/1/13—7/31/14

Steven Feldstein, Leah Bug
National Science Foundation
$718,666
Trends and Predictability of the atmospheric circulation, polar surface temperature, and sea ice
6/1/13—5/31/16

Jeffrey Hayes, Kathleen Bieschke
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
$78,930
Preventing Suicide Among High Risk College Students Via Accurate Identification and Effective Counseling
1/1/14—12/31/15

Jeffrey Hayes
Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR)
$2,000
Therapist Effects with Clients who are Racial or Ethnic Minorities
9/1/13—8/31/14

Jeffrey Hayes, Allison Lockard (GA)
Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR)
$2,000
Helping those who help themselves: Does counseling enhance retention and graduation rates?
9/1/13—8/31/14

Robert Hendrickson
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Prime: U.S.-India Educational Foundation)
$39,815
Enhancing Talent Development Capacity for the 21st Century (ETDC-21): Penn State/CSHE Subcontract
8/1/12—4/30/15

James Herbert, Cristin Hall, Soo-Yong Byun, Barbara Hong (Altoona)
Institute of Education Sciences
$699,722
Longitudinal Study of Persistence and Graduation Among College Students with Disabilities: An Exploratory Investigation of Penn State Students
6/1/13—5/31/15

Simon Hooper, Crystal Ramsay, Stephen Van Hook, Rayne Sperling
National Science Foundation
$199,997
Improving Multiple-Choice Testing in STEM Disciplines Through Interactive Test-Item Analysis
1/1/13—12/31/14

Christopher House, Julia Plummer
West Chester University of Pennsylvania (Prime: NASA)
$173,067
Developing Effective K-12 STEM teachers using the Falcon Telescope Network
7/1/13—6/30/15

Charles Hughes, Jonte Taylor
University of Iowa
$230,804
Developing Supports for Students with Learning Disabilities to be Successful in Inquiry Based Science Classrooms
7/1/13—6/30/16

Matthew Kaplan, K. Bodovski
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
$1,075,756
Laurel Valley Intergenerational Center for Healthy Living
10/1/12—9/30/14

Richard Kubina, Hoi Kin Suen
Institute of Education Sciences
$1,300,933
Turning Nonresponders into Responders (TNR): Supplementing Tier 2 Instruction with Precision Teaching to Foster Reading Growth for Nonresponsive Students
7/1/13—6/30/16

Jonna Kulikowich, Bonnie Meyer, Julia Plummer, Tanya Furman
National Science Foundation
$2,855,164
Measurement of Domain Knowledge and Reading Comprehension Learning Progressions (LPs) for Earth and Space Sciences (ESS)
7/1/13—6/30/17

David Lee, Paul Riccomini
U.S. Department of Education
$1,060,203
Preparing Excellent Professors in Special Education (PEPSE)
1/1/13—12/31/17

David Lee, Cristin Hall (Liberal Arts), Debbie Brooks
Institute of Education Sciences
$1,482,945
Engaging Families in Homework and Peer Support Strategies for Elementary Students with High Incidence Disabilities: The Parents Promoting Academic and Social Success (PASS) Program
7/1/13—6/30/16

David Lee, Debbie Brooks
Virginia Commonwealth University
$949,721
Support Early Adolescent Learning and Social Success in Middle Schools: Project SEALS (Subaward to PSU in years 2-4)

Dongwon Lee, Soo-Yong Byun
National Science Foundation
$250,000
Teaching Big Data Analytics in iSchools
2/1/13—1/31/15

Sukyoung Lee, Leah Bug
National Science Foundation
$1,172,559
Ea SM 2: Trends and predictability of the atmospheric circulation and their linkage to greenhouse-gas increase, ozone depletion, and sea-ice changes
7/1/12—6/30/15

Beverly Lindsay
National Science Foundation
$524,872
An Exploratory Examination of STEM Graduate Programs between the United States and England: Comparative Designs and Patterns for Select Minorities
7/1/13—6/30/16

Thomas Litzinger, Daniel Merson
National Science Foundation
$262,943
WIDER: EAGER: Self-Assessment Study of the Use of Evidence-based Instructional Practices in Engineering
10/1/12—9/30/14

Linda Mason, Elizabeth Benedek-Wood, Jonna Kulikowich, Carol Miller
Institute of Education Sciences
$2,948,499
Improving the Reading, Writing, and Language Skills of Middle School Students who Struggle with Content Learning: A Comprehensive Intervention Approach (Project CIA)
7/1/13—6/30/17

Andrea McCloskey
Spencer Foundation
$261,756
Using a Theory of Ritual to Investigate a Persistent Practice in Mathematics Classrooms
9/1/13—8/31/16

Andrea McCloskey
National Academy of Education
$52,282
Ritual: A Cultural Lens for Examining a Persistent Practice in Mathematics
9/1/13—8/31/14

Wendy McDowell
Centre County Council for Human Services
$5,391
2012 Robert T. Ott Seed Money Grant
11/1/12—9/30/13

Elizabeth Mellin
University of South Carolina
$405,233
School and Teacher Identification and Support for Students Experiencing Trauma
7/1/13—6/30/17

Paul Morgan
Institute of Education Sciences
$697,561
Science Learning Difficulties: Patterns and Predictors in a Nationally Representative Cohort
4/1/13—3/31/15

Karen Murphy
Institute of Education Sciences
$1,230,556
Quality Talk: Developing Students’ Discourse to Promote Critical-Analytic Thinking, Epistemic Cognition, and High-Level Comprehension
7/1/13—6/30/16

Karen Murphy
National Science Foundation
$2,340,411
Integrating Quality Talk Professional Development to Enhance Professional Vision and Leadership for STEM Teachers in High-Need Schools
7/1/13—6/30/17

Michael Murray
Richard Kubina (Associate)
Autism Speaks
$119,981
Development of an Assistive Technology Social Skills Program for Nonverbal Children with ASD
1/1/13—12/31/14

Michael Murray, Richard Kubina
Social Science Research Institute
$20,000
Assessing behavioral and neural changes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders following a social awareness program
1/15/11—1/31/13

Leticia Oseguera
University of Maryland
$86,798
Pathways into and through Postdoctoral Positions in the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences for Scientists from Underrepresented Minority Backgrounds
$86,798

Kyle Peck
NASA
$375,000
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)
9/1/12—3/31/13

Kyle Peck
AERO Institute
$3,480,943
NASA Glenn Education Support Services
2/1/13—1/31/18

Kyle Peck, Carla Zembal-Saul
National Science Foundation
$1,194,583
Strategies – Early Enculturation of STEM-Interested Students
7/1/13—12/31/13

Kyle Peck
NASA
$50,000
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)
9/1/07—8/31/13

Daniel Perkins, Cristin Hall
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
$914,136
U.S. Air Force Family Advocacy Research Project: Program Implementation Evaluation
10/1/12—9/30/13

Julia Plummer
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
$219,244
My Sky Tonight: Early Childhood Pathways to Astronomy
10/1/12—9/14/17

Susan Rankin, Daniel Merson (Post-Doc)
National Institutes of Health
$199,970
Health Risks Among LGBTQ Youth: The Influence of School Climate
4/1/13—3/31/15

Susan Rankin
Hofstra University (Prime: NIH)
$132,487
Effect of Campus Climate on Health Risks and Academic Success of LGBTQI Students
4/1/13—3/31/15

Paul Riccomini
State University of New York at Geneseo
$1,826,375
The SUNYPENN Accelerating the Academic Achievement (A3) of Students with Learning Disabilities (LD) Research Initiative

Thomas Richard, Annmarie Ward (Associate), Leah Bug (Associate)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
$9,980,000
Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium
8/1/12—7/31/17

David Saxe
Charles Koch Foundation
$10,000
Penn State SSED 200 American Heritage Course
1/1/13—5/31/13

Kai Schafft, Erica Frankenberg, Edward Fuller, William Hartman
COP: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
$23,879
Assessing the Enrollment Trends of Charter Schools and Financial Impact on Rural and non-Rural School Districts in Pennsylvania
1/1/13—12/31/13

Marcela Soto, Heather Zimmerman
National Science Foundation
$460,788
Virtual Kids: Transforming Science Education with Integrated Visual and Meta-Socio-Cognitive Learning Technologies
6/1/13—5/31/16

Jelena Srebic, Annmarie Ward (Associate), Leah Bug (Associate)
National Science Foundation
$11,998,747
Anticipant and Adaptive Building-Energy Population Systems (BEPS) for Sustainable Urban Communities
9/24/12—9/23/17

Jonte Taylor
University of Iowa
$105,714
Student and Intervention Level Factors Influenced by the Science Writing Heuristic Approach: Exploring Profiles and Their Drafts
6/1/13—5/31/17

Joe Valente
William T. Grant Foundation
$350,000
The Children of the Eye — William T. Grant Scholars Program
7/1/13—6/30/18

Peggy Van Meter, Jonna Kulikowich
University of Connecticut
$578,426
iSCORES Project: Integrating Scientific Content with Online Research and Evaluation Skills
7/1/13—6/30/17

Richard Walter
COP: Department of Education
$1,243,393
Professional Personnel Development Center For Career and Technical Education 2012-2013
7/1/12—6/30/13

Nicole Webster, Matt Johnson (Associate)
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
$96,675
Cultivating Young Science and Service Scholars
9/1/12—8/31/13

Kausalai Wijekumar
Institute of Education Sciences
$1,489,755
Development of Web-Based Writing Partner (We-Write Persuasively) to Improve Writing Persuasive Essays for 5th Grade Students
7/1/13—6/30/16

Mary Williams, Peggy Van Meter, Beverly Lindsay, Beverly Vandiver
National Science Foundation
$2,206,097
STEP: Nucleating Excellence in Science with the Penn State Millennium Scholars Program
6/15/13—6/14/18

Gary Zajac, Dierdre O’Sullivan
COP: Department of Corrections (Prime: U.S. Department of Justice)
$59,997
Dual Diagnosis Contract with PA Department of Corrections
7/1/12—6/30/13