Our Voices

Dr. Jackie Lund inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

College of Education & Human Development Professor Jackie Lund was one of seven scholars across the country inducted into the National Academy of Kinesiology.

The academy is an honorary organization composed of scholars “who have made distinguished and sustained contributions to the field of kinesiology through scholarship and professional service,” according to its… more »

Jessica Scott Awarded Spencer Foundation Grant For Deaf Education Study

Assistant Professor Jessica Scott has been awarded a $35,000 Spencer Foundation grant for a project entitled, “The role of early language and academic English in the reading comprehension of middle and high school deaf and hard of hearing students.”

“I am thrilled to receive the Spencer Foundation grant to continue my research,” Scott said.… more »

Stephen Fusco – New Life in a New Career

Stephen Fusco was a successful corporate lawyer for 12 years, working long hours but making a good salary. But something was terribly wrong.

“I never felt I was making a difference in the world,” he admits. “I was just helping large companies make more money.”

He reached a tipping point while working overtime on unfulfilling… more »

Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story

Posted On October 26, 2017
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For several years, aspiring writer Reem Faruqi (M.Ed. ’08) became accustomed to seeing her writing housed solely in Microsoft Word documents.

She’d pen her children’s book stories and send those files off to various publishers in hopes of seeing her words in print one day.

Most publishers turned down her submissions, so Faruqi sought out… more »

Our Voices: Dr. Marissa Franco

Dr. Marisa Franco is a new assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University. After attending New York University and receiving her B.A. in Applied Psychology, she received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland. Dr. Franco’s research focuses on the experiences of… more »

Georgia State Education Faculty Get $2.6 Million To Support Bilingual Educators

ATLANTA—Four faculty in Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development have received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition to prepare educators who work with bilingual students.

Laura May, Cathy Amanti, Sue Kasun and Gary Bingham will head the Equipping Schools, Communities, and Universities… more »

Using Instructional Design at the CDC to Educate Public Health Professionals

Prior to applying to Georgia State’s Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) master’s program, I conducted face-to-face classroom trainings as a training specialist for about a year. I enjoyed my position, however I realized I preferred designing courses as opposed to facilitating classes.