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Faculty Research (Compiled September 2014)

The latest faculty presentations, publications, grants and proposals.


Strauss, S.G., Parastou, F. Discourse Analysis (New York: Routledge, 2013).

Baker, D.P. The Education Revolution (Redwood City, California: Stanford University Press, 2014).

Kissling, M.T. “Now and then, in and out of the classroom: Teachers learning to teach through the experiences of their living curricula.” Teaching and Teacher Education 44 (2014): 81-91.

Dexter, D.D., Hughes, C.A. “Graphic organizers as aids for students with disabilities.” In Learning Through Visual Displays - Current perspectives on cognition, learning, and instruction series. (Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing, 2014).

Bodovski, K. “Adolescents’ Emerging Habitus: The Role of Early Parental Expectations and Practices”, British Journal of Sociology of Education 35 (3): 389-412 (2014).

Bodovski, K., Kotok, S., and Henck, A. “Universal patterns or the tale of two systems? Mathematics achievement and educational expectations in post-socialist Europe,” Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. (44(5), 732-755) (2014).

Leh, J.M., Guiseppe, J.A., Bender, D.S. (2014). “An international field experience for pre-service teachers: A model of a reflective process to understand cultural diversity,” in E. G. Pultorak (Ed.), Reflectivity and cultivating student learning: Critical elements for enhancing a global community of learners and educators (Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield 2014). 223-242. 

Gamrat, C., Zimmerman, H.T., Dudek, J., Peck, K. “Personalized workplace learning: An exploratory study of digital badging within a teacher professional development program.” British Journal of Educational Technology (2014) DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12200


Recently Awarded Grants (Compiled June 20 through September 17)

David L. Lee, Debbie A. Brooks, Lisa M. Gatzke-Kopp
Virginia Commonwealth University
Supporting Early Adolescent Learning and Social Success Across the Middle School Years: The SEALS II Intervention Development Program

Leila M. Bradaschia
Institute of International Education
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program (2014-15)

Katerina Bodovski, Byun Soo-yong, Yoonkung Oh
National Science Foundation
Education Systems’ Effects on Math and Science Achievement

Mark T. Greenberg, Jennifer L. Frank
Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia
CU-Improving Classroom Learning Environments by Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE): A Cluster Randomized Controlled Efficacy Trial

Rose M. Baker
COP: Commission on Crime and Delinquency
2013 Pennsylvania Youth Survey Implementation, Analysis, and Reporting

Megan B. Hopkins
Northwestern University
Social Network Analysis in Education

Thomas L. Richard, Leah Bug, Annmarie Ward
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Year 3 Continuation Application: NEWBio: Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium

Lori Johnson, Bonnie J. Meyer, Pui-wa Lei
Texas A&M University
Development of a web-based partner (We-Write Persuasively) to improve writing persuasive essays for 5th grade students

David L. Lee, Paul J. Riccomini
U.S. Department of Education
Training in the Professoriate for Special Education (TIPS) – Year 2

Erica Frankenberg
William T. Grant Foundation
Understanding the Diversity and Equity of a New Generation of Controlled School Choice Policies


Proposals (Compiled June 20 through September 17)

Jason Whitney
The Stacie Mathewson Foundation
Transforming Youth Recovery Grant
8/1/14 – 5/26/15

Charles Hughes
University of Iowa
Developing Support for Students with Learning Disabilities to be Succeeded in Inquiry Based Science Classrooms
7/1/15 – 6/30/18

David Saxe
Charles Koch Foundation
Penn State SSED 200 American Heritage Course Fall 2014
8/25/14 – 12/31/14

Martha Strickland, John Cheslock, Leticia Oseguera, Liang Zhang
U.S. Department of Education
First in the World
10/1/14 – 9/30/18

Jennifer Frank
William T. Grant Foundation
The Development of Academic Mindsets among Rural Youth in Poverty: Longitudinal Effects on Reading Achievement Outcomes
7/1/15 – 6/30/20

Joseph Valente
National Science Foundation
CAREER: A Cross-Cultural Video Ethnographic Study of Multilingual Deaf Classrooms in the United States
7/1/15 – 6/30/20

Lori Johnson, Pui-wa Lei, Bonnie Meyer
Texas A&M University
Efficacy and Replication Trial of the Individualized Adaptive ITSS with 4th and 5th Grade Students in High Poverty Schools
7/1/15 – 6/30/19

Sukyoung Lee, Leah Bug
National Science Foundation
The dynamics of jets and waves in the atmosphere and Southern Ocean
1/15/15 – 12/31/17

Rose Baker
COP: Commission on Crime and Delinquency
2015 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) Administration
7/1/14 – 6/30/16

Mary Williams, Leticia Oseguera, Jeanine Staples
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The HHMI-Millennium Scholars Program
9/1/14 – 8/31/19

Christina Grozinger, Annmarie Ward
National Science Foundation
Genetic toolkits underpinning adaptation to extreme climate variation in honey bees (Apis mellifera)
1/1/15 – 12/31/17

Esther Prins, Carol Clymer, Blaire Toso
Institute of Education Sciences
Career Pathways Programming for Lower-Skilled Adults and Immigrants: A Comparative Analysis of Adult Education Providers in High-Need Cities
8/1/15 – 7/31/17

Philip Reno, Leah Bug
National Science Foundation
cis-regulation of Androgen Receptor and the Evolution of Male Specific Traits
1/1/15 – 12/31/18

Jennifer Frank, Deborah Schussler
U.S. Department of Education
Project RESPECT: A Proposal to develop the Responding in Emotionally Supportive and Positive Ways in Educational Communication Skills Training Program
7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Paul Morgan, Richard Duschl
Institute for Education Sciences
Science Learning Difficulties: Patterns and Predictors in a Nationally Representative Cohort
7/1/15 – 6/30/17

Paul Morgan
Institute of Education Sciences
Under-placement of Minority Children Into Special Education: Change Over Time and Its Implications for Elementary School Cohorts, 1999-2011
7/1/15 – 6/30/17

Karen Bierman, James Diperna
U.S. Department of Education
Training Interdisciplinary Educational Scientists (TIES) Program
8/1/15 – 7/31/20

Karen Bierman, David Lee, Cristin Hall
U.S. Department of Education
Intervening With Children Experiencing Serious Peer Difficulties: The Friendship Connections Program
7/1/15 – 6/30/19

John Cheslock, Justin Ortagus
American Education Research Association
From the periphery to prominence:  An examination of the profile and academic outcomes of postsecondary online learners
12/1/14 – 8/15/15