Around the College: Sept. 25, 2019

September 25, 2019

Bill Brendel, assistant professor of education, published a book, "Advances in Presencing." In this first book of the three-volume series, Brendel and co-author Olen Gunnlaugson, associate professor in leadership and organizational development at Université Laval (Canada), bring together the latest offerings from an array of practitioners globally who are committed to stewarding a more promising future through applications of presencing in their organizations, communities and research. This groundbreaking book series documents the latest research and innovations currently pushing the edges of this emerging field.

— Research by Erica Frankenberg, professor of education (educational leadership), showing that America's schools are becoming increasingly segregated, was cited in The Hechinger Report.

— Research by Paul Morgan, professor of education, a best-evidence synthesis examining whether U.S. schools are discriminating when suspending or otherwise disciplining students with disabilities, including those of color, has been published by Sage Journals. Morgan will present findings from the synthesis to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' Pennsylvania Advisory Committee in November.

— Research by an interdisciplinary team of researchers, including Deborah Schussler, associate professor of education (educational leadership), was published in Mindfulness. The research, funded by a $3.5 million Institute of Education Sciences grant, explored the relationship between mindfulness practice and awareness, emotion regulation, and compassion for teachers who participated in the CARE (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education) for Teachers Program.

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Last Updated October 02, 2019