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Recent Faculty Research - Compiled March 2011

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



Furlo, M. (March 2011). Creating a stress free, fun and focused educational atmosphere in afterschool. 2011 Extra Learning Opportunities Conference, Harrisburg, Pa.

Hughes, C. A. (January 2011). Learning disabilities: Response and treatment. Plenary session at the first Special Education Conference, Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Hughes, C. A. (January 2011). Learning Disabilities and Co-existing Challenges. Plenary session at the first Special Education Conference, Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Hughes, C. A. (March 2011). Supporting novice learners through explicit instruction: The first step in becoming a strategic learner. Plenary session at the 26th Learning Differences Conference, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Mass.

Hughes, C. A. (March 2011). The critical role of learning strategy instruction for adolescents with learning disabilities. Invited keynote address at the South Korean Learning Strategies Association Conference, Daegu, South Korea.

Poehner, M. E. (Feb. 2011). Featured speaker in webinar on the topic of Assessment of Foreign Language Development. Hosted by the Language Acquisition Resource Center at The California State University in San Diego and the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research at Penn State.



Baker, R. M., & Passmore, D. L. (2011). Tracking private investment spending in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Business Central, 20 (3): 5.

Bodovski, K., & Youn, M.-J. (2011). The long-term effects of early acquired skills and behaviors on young children's achievement in literacy and mathematics. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 9 (1): 4–19.

Herbert, J. T., Barrett, K., Evenson, T., & Jacob, C. J. (2010). Work roles and functions of undergraduate rehabilitation services alumni: A pilot study. Rehabilitation Education, 24: 149–166.

Mellin, E., Hunt, B., & Nichols, L. (2011). Collective approaches to helping: Counselor professional identity and interprofessional collaboration. Journal of Counseling & Development, 89: 140–147.

Mellin, E. A. (2011). Mental health counseling in community settings: History, models, and trends. In S. C. Nassar-McMillan & S. G. Niles (eds.), Developing your identity as a professional counselor: Standards, settings, and specialties, 206–231. Belmont, Calif.: Cengage Learning.

Meyer, B. J. F., Wijekumar, K. K., & Lin, Y. (2011). Individualizing a Web-based structure strategy intervention for fifth graders’ comprehension of nonfiction. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103 (1): 140–168.

Nichols, L., & Hunt, B. (2011). The significance of spirituality for individuals with chronic illness: Implications for mental health counseling. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 33 (1): 51–66.

Strauser, D. R., O’Sullivan, D., & Wong, A. W. (2010). The relationship between contextual work behaviors and work personality: An initial analysis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32 (24): 1999–2008.

Christian, P., Murray-Kolb, L. E., Khatry, S. K., Katz, J., Schaefer, B. A., Cole, P. M., LeClerq, S. C., & Tielsch, J. M. 2010. Prenatal micronutrient supplementation and intellectual and motor function in early school-aged children in Nepal. Journal of the American Medical Association, 304 (24): 2716–2723.

Brown, D. L., & Schafft, K. A. (2011). Rural people and communities in the 21st Century: Resilience and transformation. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Trusty, J. (2011). The role of research in counseling. In S. C. Nassar-McMillan & S. G. Niles (eds.) Developing your identity as a professional counselor: Standards, settings, and specialties, 149–170. Belmont, Calif.: Brooks/Cole.

Woodhouse, S. S. (2010). Dyadic interactions as precursors to attachment security: Implications for intervention and research. Attachment & Human Development, 12 (1): 151–157.

Woodhouse, S. S., Ramos-Marcuse, F., Warner, S. C., & Cassidy, J. (2010). The role of adolescent attachment in moderating and mediating the links between parent and adolescent psychological symptoms. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39: 51–63.


Grants Awarded


Farmer, Thomas W., Lee, David L., Smith, Edward A., Petrin, Robert A., Hoover, Theresa M., Hall, Cristin M.
Institute of Education Sciences
National Center for Education Research

Knight, Stephanie L., Lloyd, Gwendolyn M., Arbaugh, Edith F.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Editorship of the Journal of Teacher Education

Kulikowich, Jonna M.
The Role of Educative Curriculum Materials in Supporting Science Teaching Practices with English University of California at Berkeley
Language Learners

Oseguera, Leticia
University of California at Los Angeles
Maximizing Opportunities & Minimizing Obstacles to PSE+

Riley, II, David R., Treado, Stephen J., Mayer, Jeffrey S., Blumsack, Seth A., Anstrom, Joel R., Kirby, Maria T., Baker, Rose M., De Ciantis, Deno W., Stewart, Susan W., Burton, Larry C., Donahue, Wesley E., Passmore, David L., McDaniel, Patrick D., Freihaut, James D., Figurelle, Wayne F.
National Energy Technology Laboratory
ARRA: Grid STAR: Smart Grid Training and Application Resource Center

Stewart, Susan W., Woodring, Donald A., McLaughlin, Dennis K., Lesieutre, George A., Blumsack, Seth A., Haupt, Sue E., Bug, Leah
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Wind for Schools-New State Programs

Turns, Stephen R., Litzinger, Thomas A., Van Meter, Peggy N.
National Science Foundation
TUES: Improving Students' Problem-Solving Abilities in Thermodynamics

Valente, Joseph M.
Arizona State University
Kindergartens for the Deaf in Three Countries: U.S., France, and Japan

Van Horn, Barbara L., Weirauch, Drucilla M., Marvin, Maria L., Long, Kathryn P.
Kent State University
National Institute for Literacy LINCS Basic Skills Resource Collection (Year 5)



Arbaugh, Edith F., Lloyd, Gwendolyn M., McCloskey, Andrea V., Nolan, Jr, James F., McDonald, Scott P., Zembal-Saul, Carla M., Badiali, Bernard J.
National Science Foundation
Improving Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning Through Discourse: A Model of Professional Development for K-12 Mathematics and Science Mentors and Their Mentees

Colledge, Thomas H., Ward, Annmarie
American Honda Foundation
Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Pre-College Challenges Program

Peck, Kyle L.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA to the Schools

Peck, Kyle L.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP)

Reason, Robert D.
National Science Foundation
Interdisciplinary Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering

Prins, Esther S., Naughton, Dana M.
National Science Foundation
Doctoral Dissertation Research: A Home on the Horizon? A Multi-Perspective, Cross-National Case Study of U.S. Outgoing Adoptions

Saxe, David W.
Apgar Foundation Inc.
Penn State Heritage Initiative, 2011-2012