Around the College: Sept. 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

— Ed Fuller, associate professor of education (educational leadership) in the Department of Education Policy Studies (EPS), was quoted in this Penn Live article about how school employee retirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic could exacerbate existing differences between wealthy and poor school districts.

— Kelly Rosinger, assistant professor of education and research associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, along with Karly Ford, assistant professor of education (higher education) in the Department of Education Policy Studies, and EPS doctoral candidate Junghee Choi, have an article, “The Role of Selective College Admissions Criteria in Interrupting or Reproducing Racial and Economic Inequities” in The Journal of Higher Education. Additionally, Rosinger, along with InformEd States colleagues Justin Ortagus, assistant professor of education at the University of Florida and an alumnus of the Penn State College of Education Higher Education program, and Robert Kelchen, associate professor of higher education at Seton Hall University, have a new article, “Performance-Based Funding in American Higher Education: A Systematic Synthesis of the Intended and Unintended Consequences” in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

— JooYoung Seo, a doctoral candidate in Learning, Design, and Technology in the Department of Learning and Performance Systems, recently became the first blind person to be double-certified in big data technology through RStudio, a company that specializes in open-source and enterprise-ready professional software for data science teams using R and Python. Seo was an intern for RStudio in summer 2020.

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Last Updated September 23, 2020