Around the College: Jan. 17, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements. 

— Jinhee Choi, a doctoral student in adult education, and alumnus Junghwan Kim published "Dancing between Nordic and neoliberal: Lifelong learning in South Korea" in the Journal of Adult and Continuing Education.

Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education (educational leadership) and demography, once again is on the Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings list of the top 200 most influential scholars of education policy and practice. This is the fourth year Frankenberg has been named to the list.

— Research on racial disparities in special education led by Paul Morgan, professor of education (education policy studies), was featured in news articles published in The New York Times, the Federalist and Politico. This research also has been the fourth most-read research article published in Educational Researcher in 2017.

— Patrick T. Terenzini, distinguished professor emeritus of education (education policy studies) has been selected by the Dartmouth College Center for Service to receive the Lester B. Granger Class of 1918 Award for Lifetime Achievement in Social Justice for his work to help better the collegiate experiences of students, in general, as well as underrepresented, underserved, first generation and women students within STEM disciplines, in particular. He will receive his award at The Social Justice Awards ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 25 at Dartmouth College.

— Pei-Wei Lee, a graduate student in comparative and international education, is one of 30 recipients to be awarded a travel grant from Penn State Global Programs.

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Last Updated January 17, 2018