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Faculty Research (Compiled June 2014)

The latest faculty presentations, publications, grants and proposals.


See the presentations at AERA 2014.


Presentations

Gamrat, C., & Zimmerman, H.T. “A personalized digital badging space for science teacher professional development.” Paper presented at National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) 2014 Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. (April 2014).

McClain, L. R., & Zimmerman, H.T. “Enabling scientific observations of the natural world using an e-trailguide.” Paper presented at National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) 2014 Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. (April 2104).

McCloskey, A., Lloyd, G., & Lynch, C. “The ritual aspects of teaching fractions in a 5th-grade classroom.” Poster presentation at the Research Presession of the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). New Orleans, LA. (April 2014).

Weible, J.L., & Zimmerman, H.T. “Using student-created videos about alternative energy to support argumentation in high school science classrooms.” Paper presented at National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) 2014 Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. (April 2014).

Zimmerman, H.T., Land, S.M., McClain, L.R., Mohney, M.R., Choi, G-W., Salman, F.H. & Seely, B.J. “Mobile devices supporting families’ scientific talk related to trees.” Paper presented at National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) 2014 Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. (April 2014).

Zimmerman, H.T. “Public meanings of science concepts.” Paper presented at National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) 2014 Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. (April 2014).

Baker, R., & Passmore, D.L. “The business of MOOCs.” Paper presented at Centre for Online Learning, Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland. (May 2014)

Baker, R., & Passmore, D.L. “Marcellus shale natural gas development in Pennsylvania.” Invited public lecture presented at Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland. (May 2014).

Baker, R., & Passmore, D.L., “Economic and financial features of MOOCs.” Paper presented at Eurovision 2020: Technology Enhanced Learning for a New Horizon, the 2014 Meeting of the Irish Learning and Technology Association, Dublin, Ireland. (May 2014)

Roberts, C. and Bender, D.S., “Asking to Dance: Taking the First Steps in Negotiating a University/School District Partnership to Develop High Quality PDS Collaboration.” Paper presented at 2014 Professional Development Schools National Conference, Las Vegas, N.V., (March 2014).

Brown, M.C., Loomis, F., Carroll, T., “From Desegregation to Social Justice: The Impact of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” Paper presented at Education and Civil Rights: Historical Legacies, Contemporary Strategies, and Promise for the Future conference, University Park, PA (June 2014).

 

Publications

Davis, E.A., Palincsar, A.S., Arias, A.M., Bismack, A.S., Marulis, L.M., Iwashyna, S.K. “Designing Educative Curriculum Materials: A Theoretically and Empirically Driven Process”. Harvard Educational Review, Spring (2014), Pages 24-52, http://her.hepg.org/content/g48488u230616264/?p=eecc5274f02b4c3cad1352855771b6c5&pi=1

 

Recently Awarded Grants (Compiled March 15 through June 19)

Mark T. Greenberg, Patricia C. Broderick, Deborah L. Schussler
U.S. Department of Education
$491,834
Promoting Adolescent Well Being Through Emotion Regulation Skills Instruction
7/1/2014—6/30/2015

Steven B. Feldstein, Sukyoung X. Lee, Leah Bug
National Science Foundation
$656,721
The Impact of Tropical/Subtropical Interaction on Atmospheric Teleconnections
5/1/2014—4/30/2017

Caroline D. Eckhardt, Heather McCoy, Matthew E. Poehner
National Security Agency
$110,988
STARTALK Arabic Academy at Penn State
4/16/2014—2/28/2015

Megan B. Hopkins
American Educational Research Association
$4,986
Supporting Community Integration in a New Immigrant Destination: A Research Partnership between the Pennsylvania State University and the Hazleton Integration Project
4/16/2014—4/30/2015

Liza M. Conyers
COP: Department of Health
$372,742
Applied & Translational Public Health Capacity Development and Augmentation through In-Service Training & Technical Support on HIV-related Unmet Needs Assessments through the Ma
3/15/2014—4/30/2015

Pricilla K. Murphy
U.S. Department of Education
$400,958
Quality Talk: Developing Students’ Discourse to Promote Critical-Analytic Thinking, Epistemic Cognition, and High-Level Comprehension
7/1/2013—6/30/2015

David H. Monk, Ping Li
National Taiwan Normal University
$30,000
National Taiwan Normal University’s International Development Cooperation Plan
12/20/2013—6/30/2014

 

Proposals (Compiled March 15 through June 19)

Ping Li, Bonnie Meyer
National Science Foundation
$741,689
EXP: Inspiring The Next Generation of Brain Scientists with Brain3Ms: From Cyberlearning to 3D Models
9/1/2014—8/31/2017

David Lee, Mary Scheeler
U.S. Department of Education
$1,017,972
Behavior, Academic, Social Skills, and Induction Support for Teachers (BASIS-T)
8/1/2014—7/31/2019

Michaeel Verderame, David Passmore, Rose Baker
National Institutes of Health
$1,806,932
NIH Director’s Biomedical Research Workforce Innovation Award: Broadening Experience in Scientific Training
9/1/2014—8/31/2019

Fran Arbaugh
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
$29,891
Ready2Teach: Investigating Shifts in K-6 Mathematics Teacher Preparation through Residency and Situated Learning
8/1/2014—7/31/2015

Kate McKinnon, Katie Hoffman, Jonte Taylor, Pam Wolfe
U.S. Department of Education
$996,637
Training Pre-Service Teachers to Work with Young Children (Birth to 8) having ASD (EI/ASD) 84.325K Focus Area A
8/1/2014—7/31/2018

James Lantolf, Matthew Poehner
The Language Flagship
$591,421
Enhancing Learner Proficiency in Chinese as a Foreign Language: An Integrated Approach to Assessment and Instruction
7/1/2014—6/30/2016

Cindy Pellock
COP: Department of Education
$1,216,121
Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education 2014-2015
7/1/2014—6/30/2015

Hosam Fathy, Annmarie Ward, Leah Bug
University of Maryland
$2,600,000
Community Infrastructure for Transformation of urban ecosYstems through anticipatory and adaptive Energy-populationN interactions (CITY-EN)
1/1/2015—12/31/2019

Paul Riccomini
State University of New York – Geneseo
$141,866
Scaffolding for Students with Disabilities in NYS’s P-12 ELA and Math Curriculum
9/1/2014—6/30/2015

Kyle Peck
Hampton University
$570,540
NASA Educator Professional Development (EPD): Digital Badging Component
10/1/2014—9/30/2019

Leif Jensen, Rose Baker
U.S. Agency for International Development
$32,000,000
Integrated Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (I-SIIL)
9/1/2014—8/31/2019

Kyle Peck
Texas State University
$502,184
NASA Educator Professional Development (EPD): Digital Badging Component
10/1/2014—9/30/2019

Kyle Peck
California State University - Fresno
$635,236
NASA Educator Professional Development (EPD): Digital Badging Component
10/1/2014—9/30/2019

Kyle Peck
Howard University
$570,540
NASA Educator Professional Development (EPD): Digital Badging Component
10/1/2014—9/30/2019

Kaylynn Hamilton, Carol Clymer, Blaire Toso
Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation
$253,167
MatchPerfect – Refining the One-Stop System to Align Workforce and Business Needs
10/1/2014—9/30/2019

Jennifer Frank, Deborah Schussler
John Templeton Foundation
$337,097
Promoting Forgiveness in Medical Students
8/1/2014—7/31/2016

Lori Johnson, Pui-wa Lei, Bonnie Meyer
Texas A&M University
$292,288
Development of a web-based writing partner (We-Write Persuasively) to improve writing persuasive essays for 5th grade students
8/1/2014—7/31/2016

Seogchan Kang, Soo-yong Byun
USDA
$7,500,000
Enhanced Foundational Infrastructure for Research, Education, and Extension on Oomycete Disease Management
1/1/2015—12/31/2019

Lori Johnson, Pui-wa Lei, Bonnie Meyer
Texas A&M University
$273,446
Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle Grades English Language Learners by Combining Structure Strategy with Web-Based Adaptive Tutoring for ELLearners (SWELL)
7/1/2014—6/30/2016

Suzanne Webster
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$448,681
Adult Educational Professional Development System Course Management 2014-2015
7/1/2014—6/30/2015

Suzanne Webster
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$175,682
Statewide Content Area Experts 2014-2015
7/1/2014—6/30/2015

Margaret Grumm
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$217,491
Management Information System Support 2014-2015
7/1/2014—6/30/2015

Mike Vail
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$181,579
Career Pathways Direct Service Model 2014-2015 (FEDERAL)
7/1/2014—6/30/2015

Mike Vail
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$180,588
Career Pathways Direct Service Model 2014-2015 (STATE)
7/1/2014—6/30/2015

Kaylynn Hamilton
COP: Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
$200,000
Workforce Development System Liaison 2014-2015
7/1/2014—6/30/2015