Around the College: June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

Matthew Gardner Kelly, assistant professor of education in the Department of Education Policy Studies, has a new article, “The Curious Case of the Missing Tail: Trends Among the Top 1% of School Districts in the United States, 2000–2015” in Educational Researcher. His research examines trends in school funding for the wealthiest 1% of school districts in the U.S.

— Andii Layton, a doctoral candidate in educational leadership, has a new article, "Decline in College Entry for Black Students," in AJE Forum. Her research analyzes what factors influence levels of college preparation for black students.

David McNaughton, professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education (EPCSE), along with Naima Bhana, a doctoral candidate in special education, Tracy Raulston, assistant professor in the Department of EPCSE, and Ciara Ousley, a doctoral candidate in special education, recently published an article in Teaching Exceptional Children that describes the benefits of an innovative approach to supporting communication and participation in storybook reading using Visual Scene Displays.

Esther Prins, professor of education (adult education) in the Department of Learning Performance Systems, Tabitha Stickel, a doctoral candidate in lifelong learning and adult education, and Anna Kaiper-Marquez, associate director and assistant teaching professor in the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy in the College of Education, have an article, “Incarcerated fathers’ experiences in the Read to Your Child/Grandchild Program: Supporting children’s literacy, learning, and education” in Journal of Prison Education and Reentry.

— Ian Burfoot-Rochford, who received his doctorate from the Department of Educational Policy Studies in May, recently published an article, which is part of his dissertation, in Journal of Research in Rural Education.

— Tanner Vea, assistant professor of education in the Department of Learning Performance Systems, has a new article, "The learning of emotion in/as sociocultural practice: The case of animal rights activism," in Journal of the Learning Sciences.

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Last Updated July 01, 2020