Around the College: July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

— Jinhee Choi, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Learning Performance Systems, received the 2020 Outstanding Graduate Research Award (OGRA) from the Korean American Academy of Lifelong Education (KAALE). KAALE is an academic association among Korean and Korean-American scholars that aims at fostering next-generation scholars to advance knowledge in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning. The Research Committee chose the paper, “North Korean women entrepreneurs learning from failure,” written by Choi, as the first author, for the 2020 OGRA.

Alicia Dowd, professor of education (higher education), and director and senior scientist, Center for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE), and Kelly Rosinger, assistant professor of education and research associate, Center for the Study of Higher Education, co-authored an article, “Trends and Perspectives on Finance Equity and the Promise of Community Colleges” with Marlon Fernandez Castro, a doctoral candidate in CSHE, that’s in the current edition of  Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. In addition, Rosinger, along with Karly Ford, assistant professor of education (higher education), and Qiong Zhu, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education, have a new article, "What Do We Know About 'Race Unknown?'" in Educational Researcher. Also, Rosinger was recently awarded an AccessLex grant in the amount of $50,000 for her project, "Exploring the Impact of LSAT-Optional Admissions on Law School Diversity and Selectivity," along with Ford and Julie Posselt, a professor at USC Pullias Center for Higher Education.

— Jennifer Blackburn Miller, a dual-title doctor of education candidate in lifelong learning and adult education, and comparative and international education, recently published an article, "Transformative Learning and the Arts: A Literature,” in Journal of Transformative Education. 

— A paper by Paul Morgan, professor of education in the Department of Education Policy Studies, “On the early onset of science achievement gaps in U.S. schools,” has been viewed or downloaded 10,000 times. Morgan’s co-authors on the paper are George Farkas, distinguished professor of education at the University of California, Irvine, and Marianne Hillemeier, professor emerita of health policy and administration and demography in the College of Health and Human Development.

Carlo Panlilio, assistant professor of education in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, and a faculty member for the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, is the new associate editor for American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). The Board of Directors of APSAC recently announced Lisa Schelbe, associate professor at Florida State University College of Social Work, and Panlilio as the organization’s new editorial team.

David Passmore, distinguished professor of education (workforce education and development), along with Victoria Borkovskaya, a professor at National Research University Moscow State University, have a new paper, “Risk reduction strategy and risk management on the basis of quality assessments,” in Materials Science and Engineering.

Hyung Joon Yoon, assistant professor of education (workforce education and development) has received the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Fellow designation. NCDA, a founding division of the American Counseling Association, is the primary national professional association in the field of career development. The designation of fellow is conferred to recognize outstanding and substantial contributions in science, teaching and training, practice, service, policy development and political action. The NCDA Fellows Distinction recognizes members who have contributed to — and advanced — the career development professional throughout their career and is one of the NCDA’s highest honors.

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