Dr. Janet Burns was named the 2013 Career-Technical Educator of the Year by the Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia, a division of the Georgia Association of Career and Technical Education.
Dr. Jerry Brandon and Kinesiology and Health alumni Rodney Lyn and Paula Pullen spoke at the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Preventing Obesity through the Life Stages Summit on April 2-3. This year's theme drove discussions around causes and solutions of obesity as a health problem for all life stages.
Dr. Brian Williams was highlighted in a story entitled, “Real People: Georgia State professor wants kids to find ‘wonder’ in science,” which was published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Faculty in the Department of Early Childhood Education teamed up with M. Agnes Jones Elementary to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Their efforts were featured on Cascade Patch and in a YouTube video.
Drs. Peggy Albers and Dennis Murphy Odo spearheaded the Online Conference of Language, Literacy and Culture, a web conference featuring keynote speeches from doctoral students in the College of Education, Ryukoku University and the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Kristen Buras gave a presentation entitled, “Casting a skeptical eye on New Orleans school reform,” on a fellows research panel for the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder during its 2013 meeting.
Dr. Karen Zabrucky and alumnus Lauren McDow presented a paper entitled, “Effects of a career development course on college students' self-efficacy and job search skills,” at the 2013 meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, Ill.
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis gave a presentation entitled, “Blogging ‘two days and a night:’ Apprenticeships, affinity spaces, and agency in family and research spaces,” at the Meet the Researchers session at the International Reading Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on April 21.
Representatives from the AmeriCorps program, housed in the College of Education’s Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, will participate in a service project and attend Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s press conference on May 24 as part of the Mayoral Recognition of National Service.
Dr. Kristen Buras was appointed as a member of the review panel for the National Education Policy Center’s Think Twice think tank review project.
Dr. Beth Cianfrone made the following presentation:
Dr. Hongli Li had the following published:
Dr. Brenda Pitts was a visiting scholar at Johan Cruyff University in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in late April. She was invited to work as a consultant and visiting scholar with faculty and students at the Wagner Group Sport Management Institute in Amsterdam and worked with the students at the Olympic Training Center in Papendal, Netherlands.
Dr. Caitlin McMunn Dooley and doctoral student Meghan Welch had the following published:
Dr. Jerry Wu’s article entitled, “Bone mass and density in preadolescent boys with and without Down syndrome,” will be published in Osteoporosis International.
Dr. Kristen Buras had the following published:
Drs. Mary Ariail, Cindy Thompson and Michelle Zoss made the following presentation:
Dr. Brenda Pitts has been invited to be an associate editor for a new journal of the Global Sport Business Association, a new world academic and scholarly association in sport management.
Dr. Karen Zabrucky, graduate student Merrin Oliver and colleagues at Skidmore College presented a paper entitled, “Imagination deflation: The timing of false beliefs,” at the 2013 meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, Ill.
Dr. Beth Cianfrone had the following published:
Dr. Kristen Buras co-edited a special issue of Critical Studies in Education, which focused on “Grassroots Educational Organizing in an Era of Venture Captial.”
Atlanta Hawks guard Devin Harris visited the B.E.S.T. Academy Middle School After-School All-Stars program on April 4, where he observed the program, held a Q&A session with participants and received the Hoops Hero Award from After-School All-Stars Executive Director Walt Thompson. Harris’s visit was featured on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta.
Dr. Mark Geil had the following published:
Dr. Susan Easterbrooks’s new textbook entitled, “Literacy instruction for students who are deaf and hard of hearing,” was published by Oxford University Press this year.
Dr. Brendan Calandra will be lead editor of a book entitled, “Digital Video for Teacher Education: Research and Practice,” to be published by Routledge Press in 2014.
Drs. Karen Zabrucky, Yali Zhao, Hongli Li, Nannette Commander and alumnus Lin-Maio Agler co-presented a paper entitled, “Calibration of comprehension and calibration of performance in American and Chinese students,” at the annual meeting of The Comparative and International Education Society, which took place in New Orleans, La., in March.
Dr. Alyssa Hadley Dunn’s newest book, “Teachers without borders? The hidden consequences of international teachers in U.S. schools,” was published by Teachers College Press in March. Dunn will lead a discussion about the book and the intersections between international teacher recruitment and the education of African American children in urban schools on April 18, 2013, at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta.
Caitlin McMunn Dooley has been selected as a 2013-17 Fulbright Specialist. Through peer-review, Dooley's selection allows her to participate in international visits to share scholarship and research through the Fulbright Scholars program.
Faculty and students from the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services made the following presentations at the American Counseling Association’s 2013 conference:
Two faculty members received awards at the conference: Dr. Catharina Chang, Advocacy Award; and Dr. Dennis Gilbride, James F. Garrett Award for a Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research.
Drs. Joyce Many, Teresa Fisher, Susan Ogletree and Dee Taylor had an article entitled, “Crisscrossing the University and Public Schools Contexts as Professional development School Boundary Spanners,” published in both Issues in Teacher Education and the Journal of the California Council on Teacher Education.
Dr. Mark Geil made the following presentations:
Dr. Jacalyn Lund had the following published:
Ruchi Bhatnagar, Carla Tanguay and Drs. Joyce Many and Mary Ariail gave a presentation entitled, “Think globally – act locally: The process of re-envisioning urban teacher education for today’s society,” at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education’s 2013 meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Dr. Rhina Fernandes Williams had the following published:
Dr. Brenda Pitts published the fourth edition of her textbook entitled, “Fundamentals of Sport Marketing,” with co-author David Stotlar.
Ruchi Bhatnagar, Jihye Kim, Dr. Joyce Many and Department of Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology doctoral students Marissa Ball, Kim Barker, Deborah Dewberry and Tuba Angay-Crowder presented a research paper entitled, “Moving beyond cultural understanding: Challenges for an urban university’s teacher preparation programs,” at the Association of Teacher Education’s 2013 meeting in Atlanta.
Dr. Mark Geil and COE alumnus Alison Brock will give a presentation entitled, “Kinetic symmetry in children with limb loss walking with backpack loads,” at the annual meeting of the Association of Children’s Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinics.
Dr. Mike Metzler was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education at its annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in January.
Doctoral student Kori Maxwell and Dr. Iman Chahine have implemented a series of instructional interventions to enhance the teaching and learning of calculus as part of “Change and Innovation in Calculus,” a project funded by the Georgia State University STEM Office.
Dr. Jerry Brandon and Kinesiology and Health alumni Rodney Lyn and Paula Pullen spoke as part of Morehouse School of Medicine’s Preventing Obesity Through the Life Stages Summit April 2-3, 2013.
Dr. Debra McKeown had the following published:
Drs. Peggy Albers, Caitlin McMunn Dooley, Amy Flint, Teri Holbrook and Laura May had the following published:
Dr. Mark Geil received the Research Award from the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists at the organization’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., in February. The award, chosen by the Academy Board of Directors, is given to an individual who is “performing the most outstanding research in the field of orthotics and prosthetics,” according to the website.
Several College of Education faculty and staff made a presentation at the 2013 National Association of Professional Development Schools Conference held in New Orleans, La., Feb. 14-17. These include:
Dr. Bridget Dever had the following published:
Language Arts, the journal co-edited by Drs. Peggy Albers, Caitlin McMunn Dooley, Amy Seely Flint, Teri Holbrook, and Laura May, was ranked as “Tier 1” in a Literacy Research Association survey examining 38 journals related to language and literacy research. The survey found that Language Arts is a top research journal for both researchers and practitioners.
The following College of Education faculty have been named to the executive board for the American Educational Research Association’s Caribbean and African Studies in Education special interest group: Dr. Janice Fournillier, Outgoing AERA CASE SIG Chair (2011-2013); Dr. Pier A. Junor Clarke, Secretary/Treasurer (2012-2014); and Dr. Wanjira Kinuthia, Webmaster/Webmanager (2013-2015).
Dr. Mark Geil was invited to be the plenary speaker for the spring meeting of the Ohio Association of Orthotists and Prosthetists, where he will give a presentation entitled, “What is the best orthosis for children with idiopathic toe walking?”
Dr. Mike Metzler has been appointed to a three-year term as the editor of Quest, the scholarly journal of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education that addresses issues, concerns and current topics in kinesiology in higher education.
Dr. Karen Zabrucky was selected to attend the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December as a patient advocate and an active member of HER2Support.org. The symposium is the largest international conference devoted exclusively to research on breast cancer.
Drs. Amy Seely Flint, Mona Matthews and Peggy Albers will travel this semester to Stellenbosch University to begin Project PAL South Africa. They will facilitate a week-long series of classroom observations and teacher professional development workshops focused on early literacy development.
Dr. Deron Boyles had the following published:
Dr. Jackie Lund will receive the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s Hall of Fame Award for Physical Education at the 2013 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Convention. She was also named the 2013 Scholar for the Southern District of AAHPERD.
Dr. Caitlin McMunn Dooley has been named the Literacy Research Association’s Policy and Legislative Committee Chairperson for 2013-2015. In this position, Dooley and fellow committee members will write regular policy briefs about literacy-related issues for federal and state-level consideration.
Dr. Hongli Li had the following published:
Drs. Catharina Chang and Jonathan Orr took a class of 27 master’s students and one doctoral student to a Feb. 5 hearing at the Capitol on Senate Bill 65, which would “authorize a licensed professional counselor to perform certain acts which physicians, psychologists and others are authorized to perform regarding emergency examinations of persons who are mentally ill or alcoholic or drug dependent; to define certain terms; to require a licensed professional counselor to secure certification to perform certain acts from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.”
Dr. Walt Thompson was interviewed for an article entitled, “Hawks add yoga into the mix,” which was published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
MentorModules.com, a multimedia instructional website constructed by Dr. Caitlin McMunn Dooley and doctoral student Sandy Matthews as part of the College of Education’s Network for Enhancing Teacher Quality project, was featured in a presentation at the New Teacher Center Symposium in San Jose, Calif.
Drs. Amy Seely Flint and Peggy Albers are the recipients of the 2013 European Union Faculty Mobility Grants. They will travel to Malmo, Sweden, in May to deliver a two-day workshop on critical literacy and visual discourse analysis. Dr. Brenda Pitts had the following published: Drs. Caitlin McMunn Dooley and Peggy Albers presented the following at the Literacy Research Association’s annual conference: Drs. Kris Varjas and Joel Meyers were interviewed for an article entitled, “6,000 cameras deployed in bid to end school violence,” which was published in The Voice of Russia. Dr. Karen Zabrucky co-authored a paper entitled, “Timing does matter: Examining imagery’s impact on the temporal origins of false beliefs,” which was published in Acta Psychological. Dr. Hongli Li made the following presentations:
Dr. Deron Boyles gave a presentation entitled, “Questioning neuroscience and education: Neuropragmatism as transactional realism,” at the Philosophy and Education Colloquium at Columbia University’s Teachers College on Jan. 24.
Dr. Brenda Pitts had the following published:
Drs. Caitlin McMunn Dooley and Peggy Albers presented the following at the Literacy Research Association’s annual conference:
Drs. Kris Varjas and Joel Meyers were interviewed for an article entitled, “6,000 cameras deployed in bid to end school violence,” which was published in The Voice of Russia.
Dr. Karen Zabrucky co-authored a paper entitled, “Timing does matter: Examining imagery’s impact on the temporal origins of false beliefs,” which was published in Acta Psychological.
Dr. Hongli Li made the following presentations:
Dr. Janet Burns has been named president for the Academy for Career and Technical Teacher Education. She will serve a 2-year term in this position.
College of Education alumnus Brooke Bays and Dr. Karen Zabrucky had the following accepted for presentation:
Dr. Walt Thompson was interviewed about the American College of Sports Medicine’s top 10 fitness trends for 2013 in several publications, including the Hindustan Times, Women’s Health, the Houston Chronicle and Speaking with Carl Thornton, Jr.
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis presented her paper, “‘We txt 2 sty cnnectd’: Digital literacies, meaning-making, and activity theory systems between an African American mother and son,” at the National Council of Teachers of English’s annual convention, which took place Nov. 17, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nev. She is the recipient of this year’s NCTE Promising Researcher Award.
Dr. Shannon Williams’s class of health and physical education students went to Mary Lin Elementary School every Friday for five weeks to teach lessons on health topics such as tobacco and smoking, nutrition, and mental and emotional health.
Dr. Richard Lakes gave a presentation entitled, “Becoming ‘college and career ready’: The policy discourse,” at the American Educational Studies Association’s meeting in Seattle, Wash., on Nov. 3, 2012.
Dr. Debra McKeown had the following published:
Dr. Brenda Pitts co-authored two research presentations entitled, “Destination marketing: Atlanta as destination and the Atlanta Football Classic” and “Consumer behavior and market demand variables of the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament,” which she presented during the Sport Marketing Association’s 2012 conference. The second study also included work from Kinesiology and Health students J. Boreland, C. Haynes, J. Rodgers, E. Shuyler, I. Staten and A. Taylor.
Dr. Janet Burns served as a research paper session discussant at the annual conference of the Association for Career and Technical Education Research. As part of the same conference, she also served as a symposium facilitator for the Academy for Career and Technical Teacher Education.
Drs. Lynn Hart and Susan Swars had the following published:
Dr. Brian Williams was selected as the 2013 faculty recipient of the Martin Luther King Torch of Peace Award. The Torch of Peace Awards, given annually by Georgia State University’s Office of Intercultural Relations, recognize Georgia State students, staff, faculty, alumni and student organizations “who are committed to the teachings of Dr. King and strive to create a more tolerant, accepting and socially just world,” according to the program.
Dr. Bridget Dever had the following published:
Dr. Iman Chahine gave a colloquium presentation on ethnomathematics and indigenous knowledge systems in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Montana on Dec. 3, 2012.
Dr. Michelle Zoss and doctoral students Tara Campbell and Kelli Sowerbrower made the following presentations:
Lyndsy Greene, associate executive director for After-School All-Stars Atlanta, has been selected to attend the 2013 Executive Leadership Academy for Women at Georgia State University.
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis presented her paper, “Things matter: Expressing identity through everyday objects,” at the Literacy Research Association conference on Nov. 28, 2012, in San Diego, Calif.
Dr. Maggie Renken, Dean’s Doctoral Fellow Carmen Carrion and graduate student Martina Nitkova had the following accepted for presentation:
Drs. Nicole Patton-Terry and Daphne Greenberg and College of Education students Elena Nightingale and Judy Orton had the following accepted for publication:
Dr. Roger Weed, retired professor and rehabilitation counseling program coordinator, had the following published:
Drs. Amy Seely Flint, Mona Matthews and Peggy Albers, with Stellenbosch University’s Renee Nathanson, make up the research team for Project Partnerships Achieve Literacy (PAL) South Africa, an international project that includes literacy researchers, teacher educators and classroom teachers from different countries to share research-based practices for literacy development and technology use in diverse classrooms. This project is funded by a $300,000 Grand Challenge for Development grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, World Vision and the Australian Agency for International Development.
Dr. Brenda Pitts delivered a presentation entitled, “Teaching International Sport Management: Current Status, Challenges and Best Practices,” at the European Association for Sport Management’s annual conference in September.
Dr. Kris Varjas was formally introduced as a new member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology at the American Psychological Association’s 2012 meeting. She joins fellow College of Education faculty members Randy Kamphaus, Joel Meyers and Stephen Truscott as members of this scholarly group.
Drs. Nanette Commander and Elizabeth Steed each received a $4,000 International Strategic Initiatives grant from Georgia State University to help secure funding for international activities related to their research and teaching.
Dr. Daphne Greenberg’s $10 million grant to establish a new research center on ways to improve adult literacy was highlighted in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education newsletter and in the Institute of Education Sciences newsletter.
Ruchi Bhatnagar, Jihye Kim, Joyce Many, Missy Ball, Kim Barker, Deborah Dewberry and Tuba Ungay presented a research paper entitled, “Addressing diversity in teacher education: Examining students’ perspectives on program effectiveness,” at the Georgia Association of Teacher Educator’s annual meeting.
Dr. Janet Burns has been named a member of the Program Advisory Committee for Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. She will be introduced at the November committee meeting.
Drs. Susan Easterbrooks and Amy Lederberg’s $10 million grant to create the first national research center aimed at improving reading for children who are deaf or hard of hearing was highlighted in the Institute of Education Sciencesnewsletter.
Dr. Gwen Benson and Network for Enhancing Teacher Quality (NET-Q) resident Rachael Mendel gave a presentation about the national Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program at a September press conference in Washington, D.C., highlighting the program’s impact and urging Congress to reauthorize it.
Dr. Shonda Lemons-Smith received the 2012 Distinguished Research in Teacher Education Award from the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators for her research project entitled, “Tapping into the intellectual capital of Black children in mathematics: Examining the practices of preservice elementary teachers.” She received the award at the GATE Annual Fall Conference, which was held Oct. 10-12, 2012.
Drs. Susan Swars, Stephanie Smith and Lynn Hart, and doctoral student Regine Haardorfer recently published the following:
Dr. Amy Lederberg has the following article published:
Drs. Brendan Calandra and Steve Harmon had the following published:
Dr. Chara Bohan co-edited a new book entitled, “Histories of Social Studies and Race.”
Dr. Brenda Pitts gave a presentation entitled, “Get out of the box! The importance of international sport business knowledge and skills for sport management students and professionals,” as part of the International Center for Sport Management Lecture Series on Sept. 25, 2012, at the University of Georgia.
Drs. Peggy Albers and Tisha Y. Lewis presented at the Symposium on Digital Literacies and Adolescents at the University of Georgia on Oct. 26, 2012. Albers presented on visual discourse analysis and digital literacies and Lewis presented on an African American mother's digital literacy practices and her reliance to digital tools.
Ruchi Bhatnagar, Jiyhe Kim and Dr. Joyce Many received the Georgia Educational Research Association’s Distinguished Paper Award for their research entitled, “Candidate surveys on program evaluation: Examining instrument validity and program effectiveness.”
Drs. Nicole Patton-Terry and Julie Washington led breakout sessions during the Read Across Georgia Conference on Oct. 18-19, 2012. The conference included teams of six from each of the 45 schools selected for the Reading Instruction Mentor Program, a new initiative introduced this year by Gov. Nathan Deal to improve the percentage of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade.
Dr. Walt Thompson is quoted the American College of Sports Medicine’s article entitled “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2013.”
Drs. Debra Berens and Roger Weed had the following published:
Dr. Susan Swars and doctoral student Hardray Dumas had the following published:
Several College of Education faculty and students made presentations at the 2012 annual conference of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies in Athens, Ga., on Oct. 25-26, including:
Drs. Mark Geil and Jerry Wu will lead the first ever study abroad program in the Department of Kinesiology and Health in May 2013. Study Abroad in China: Sport and Exercise Science provides a unique opportunity to students who are interested in learning an international perspective on sport and exercise science. Participants will experience a two-week cultural immersion at Beijing Sport University, the host university in Beijing and the top university on sport and exercise science in China.
Ruchi Bhatnagar, Jihye Kim and Dr. Joyce Many published an article entitled, “One urban college of education’s examination of graduates’ employment and retention in public schools” in the Georgia Educational Researcher.
Dr. Lydia Criss Mays has been named Chief Officer of Education for the Life Vest Inside, a nonprofit organization aimed at “embodying empathy and compassion in our day-to-day lives.” She will work alongside former teacher and current Life Vest Inside CEO Orly Wahba to design a “Kindness Curriculum” for public schools that aligns with the Common Core Standards and units of instruction that educators already implement in their classrooms.
Dr. Floretta Thornton-Reid joins former Reading Recovery teacher leader Michele Dufresne of Pioneer Valley Books for “The Balancing Act” on the Lifetime Television Network. The “Solutions for Struggling Readers” segment is the third of a four-part Parent-Teacher Corner series on young readers.
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis was a guest lecturer for a doctoral seminar entitled, “Research on Urban Literacies,” at Syracuse University on Oct. 4, 2012. Lewis spoke about her 2011 article, “Family Digital Literacies: A Case of Awareness, Agency, and Apprenticeship of One African American Family,” featured in the Literacy Research Association Yearbook.
Dr. Jacqueline Laures-Gore was awarded the Clinical Achievement Award by the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association for her work with individuals with aphasia.
College of Education alumnus Brooke Bays and Dr. Karen Zabrucky have an article entitled, “Timing does matter: Examining imagery's impact on the temporal origins of false beliefs,” in press in the journal Acta Psychologica.
A research team from Japan visited the College of Education on Oct. 31, 2012, to interview Dr. Brenda Pitts and other sports marketing experts about Corporate Social Responsibility and sport businesses.
Drs. Julie Washington and Nicole Patton-Terry are the recipients and Co-PIs on a four-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to develop one of four national Learning Disabilities Innovation Hubs. This hub will focus on African-American children in first through fifth grades, and conducting research in school systems in the metro-Atlanta area with large populations of African-American students to differentiate between those children who have learning disabilities and those whose socioeconomic status plays a large role in their struggles to read and write.
Dr. Ruth Saxton was the recipient of the 2012 Educator of the Year Award from the Georgia Association for Young Children (GAYC). This award, given at GAYC’s annual conference, recognizes an outstanding secondary or post- secondary educator in child development, early childhood education, early childhood special education or a related field.
Dr. Tisha Lewis was a guest lecturer for graduate class entitled, “Special Education Responsive Teaching and Multiple Interventions within Inclusive Classrooms” at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Sept. 12, 2012. Lewis spoke about digital literacies in a culturally responsive context, in relation to her research on families’ digital literacy practices among African American families.
Dr. Janet Burns was invited by the Georgia Department of Education to present a session on classroom management at the Career and Technical Education (CTE) New Teacher Workshop in Macon, Ga., on Sept. 25, 2012.
Drs. Hongli Li and T. Chris Oshima had the following published:
Several faculty members from the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services attended the annual Southern Association for Counselor Education and Practice Conference in September.
CPS faculty made the following presentations:
CPS programs and faculty received the following awards at the conference:
Dr. Tisha Lewis was interviewed for an article entitled, “Faces of Hope: SisterMentors – Helping One Another, Passing On the Wisdom,” which was published in BlackAmericaWeb, an online magazine.
Dr. Richard Lakes had the following published:
Dr. Steve Harmon was interviewed for a radio segment entitled, “ASTD Workplace Learning Special Edition,” that aired on Atlanta Business Radio.
Dr. Debra Berens gave a presentation titled, “The psychological effects of injury and its impact on physical rehabilitation” to the rehabilitation department at Grady Memorial Hospital Health System on June 14, 2012.
Drs. Deborah Shapiro and Brenda Pitts had the following published:
Dr. Nannette Commander participated in the Global Education Initiative (GEI), designed to support internationalization of undergraduate courses at Georgia State University. Selected faculty from across the university attended a two-day training workshop where they worked with a multidisciplinary cohort to identify global learning outcomes for their courses, expand their teaching strategies and develop course materials, activities and assessments. The new globalized courses will be taught in Fall 2012 or Spring 2013.
A College of Education delegation traveled to Washington, D.C., in June for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) Day on the Hill, an annual event that brings together representatives from colleges of education and members of Congress to discuss current educational issues. COE representatives included Dr. Randy Kamphaus, COE dean; Dr. Gwen Benson, COE associate dean for school and community partnerships; Dr. Caitlin McMunn Dooley, COE associate professor; Patrice Dawkins-Jackson, first grade teacher at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School and a teacher ambassador for the U.S. Department of Education; Sabrina Rollins, COE graduate and special education teacher at Tucker Middle School; and Kathy Cunningham, principal at Tucker Middle.
Dr. Brenda Pitts gave a presentation entitled, "Theory into practice: Social media's new 'Communication Relationship Marketing' (CoRM) Model - Application in the sport business industry," at the North American Society for Sport Management's annual conference, which was held May 23-27, 2012, in Seattle, Wash.
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis will be a keynote speaker at the Challenging the Binaries: Centre for the Study of Literacies International Conference at The University of Sheffield’s School of Education this month. She will give a presentation entitled, “A family, a motherboard, a digital identity: Rethinking binaries in literacy research.”
WSB-TV News highlighted Dr. Walt Thompson’s trip to Washington, D.C., in June to encourage Congress to support after-school programs.
Dr. Brenda Pitts received the Diversity Award from the Diversity Committee of the North American Society for Sport Management in recognition of her “teaching, scholarship and service to diversity in sport.” She was presented the award at the organization’s May conference.
Dr. Nannette E. Commander, Theresa Ward and Dr. Karen M. Zabrucky’s article entitled, “Theory and practice: How filming in the real world helps students make the connection,” in press in the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
The COE’s Robert Noyce Urban Mathematics Educator Program was highlighted in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Foundation’s new publication on the Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.
Dr. Iman Chahine has been selected as one of 40 participants for the 2012 National Assessment of Educational Progress NIES Database Training Seminar, sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education. The seminar will be held June 27-29, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Brenda Pitts delivered a keynote address entitled, "Fostering new possibilities for research and scholarship in an international community of sport management scholars and students," as part of the panel at the 2nd Sport Management Summit in Taipei, Taiwan, April 25-29, 2012.
Drs. Yali Zhao and Nannette Commander made the following conference presentations:
Dr. Ewa McGrail’s paper entitled, “Digitality: How a sea change in technology has led to obsolescence in current copyright law,” was the runner-up for the Faculty Top Paper Award, sponsored by the International Communication Association’s Division of Communications Law and Policy.
Dr. Judith M. Emerson was named GSU’s first Senior Faculty Associate on Disabilities. She will be working with the Provost Office and others at Georgia State, including the University Senate Committee on Cultural Diversity, to improve the campus climate for individuals with disabilities.
Drs. Nannette Commander, Yali Zhao, Karen Zabrucky and Hongli Li made the following conference presentation:
Dr. Brenda Pitts will serve on a committee for the World Association for Sport Management (WASM) that will develop a conference and a journal for the new organization, which was formalized in Taipei, Taiwan, during the 2012 Global Sport Management Summit in April.
Dr. Walt Thompson was interviewed about the American Fitness Index 2012 for the following articles:
Thompson was also interviewed on radio stations in Birmingham, Ala.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Louisville, Ky.; Detroit, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Memphis, Tenn.; Houston, Texas; and San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis received the 2012 Promising Researcher Award from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Standing Committee on Research.
Dr. Janet Burns was invited to and attended a May 15 reception at the British Residence by Her Majesty’s Counsul General Annabelle Malims and Richard Everitt, deputy director British Council USA. The purpose of the reception was to welcome university leaders from the United Kingdom as participants of the International Leadership Development Programme. Other GSU attendees included Dean Randy Kamphaus and Risa Palm, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.
Drs. Karen M. Zabrucky and Nannette Evans Commander’s article entitled, “Theories of learning and the real world: An integrated teaching technique using empirical research and film,” is in press in Networks: An On-Line Journal for Teacher Research.
The COE’s Urban Mathematics Educator Program, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, was highlighted in the NSF’s monthly e-newsletter.
COE alumnus Rebecca Brooke Bays and Dr. Karen M. Zabrucky presented a paper entitled, “Imagining implausible events affects only personal plausibility ratings” at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, Ill.
Dr. Beth Cianfrone and COE students Tiffany Allen, Shawna Block, Ben Wilson and Kaia Olson traveled to Chapel Hill, N.C., to participate in the College Sports Research Institute Conference (CSRI) Case Study Competition on April 18. The team finished second place overall, marking the third year in a row a GSU team placed in the top three in the competition.
Dr. Caitlin McMunn Dooley had the following published:
COE graduate student Cory Baumann had his master’s thesis entitled, “Anaerobic work capacity's contribution to 5-km-race performance in female runners” published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Drs. Jeff Rupp, Chris Ingalls and Andy Doyle co-authored the study.
Dr. Deborah Shapiro was a guest on Sports Talk at Positive Pub with Gil Tyree, the VoiceAmerica Sports web-based talk radio show, on April 9, 2012. Shapiro and colleague Dr. Mary Block from the University of Virginia discussed research relating to disability sport.
Drs. Brendan Calandra, Steve Harmon and Ingrid Thompson-Sellers had the following in press and/or accepted for publication:
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis is the 2012 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Promising Researcher of the Year Award. She will be honored and will present her winning paper during the NCTE convention in Las Vegas this November.
Dr. Colleen O’Rourke was an invited plenary session speaker at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders in Newport Beach, Calif., on April 20, 2012.
COE alumnus Rebecca Brooke Bays and Dr. Karen M. Zabrucky’s article entitled, “Do plausibility manipulations really work: Investigating the impact of prevalence and imagery on plausibility, belief and memory for autobiographical,” is in press in the journal Memory.
Dr. Caitlin McMunn Dooley made the following presentation:
Dr. Walt Thompson received the Exceptional Service Award at GSU’s Celebrating Faculty Excellence event in April. The award was given to Thompson for his service to both his professional and the local community through After-School All-Stars Atlanta.
Drs. Olga Jarrett, Lynn Hart, Rhina Fernandes Williams and Namisi Chilungu spent 10 days in Uganda meeting with faculty from Bishop Willis Core Primary Teachers College and visiting local primary schools in the area to discuss possible avenues for collaboration between GSU and Bishop Willis.
Several COE faculty and students presented at the American Educational Research Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting, which took place April 13-17, 2012, in Vancouver, British Columbia. The meeting’s sessions and special events were designed to engage AERA members and other attendees in dialogue on this year’s theme, “Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough.”
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Dr. Karen M. Zabrucky and colleagues presented, “Relations between metacomprehension and personality constructs among Taiwanese Chinese students” at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in New Orleans in February 2012.
Dr. Brenda Pitts traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, in April to meet with other Founding Team members of the World Association for Sport Management, a forthcoming global scholarly organization for the sport business management field. The Founding Team members are a group of top world scholars in sport management, who are joined by the presidents of each of the six regional continental associations in sport management. The organizing committee for the meeting has also arranged an international conference and summit on sport management during which all Founding Team members will deliver a keynote presentation.
Dr. Hongli Li’s project entitled, “The role of formative classroom assessment in students’ reading achievement” received the Research Initiation Grant from Georgia State University, an annual award given to promote the scholarly and artistic activity of the faculty and to foster academic excellence within the university.
Dr. Mark Geil presented Pac Rim 2012, “A Pacific Forum for Physical Rehabilitation” in Honolulu, Hawaii. This important biennial meeting is sponsored by the U.S. National Member Society of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Geil's talk was entitled, “Implications of orthotic control of the talocrural joint in idiopathic toe walking.”
Dr. David Stinson co-edited a book with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Anita Wager entitled, “Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: Conversations with Educators” (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2012).
Dr. Tisha Lewis will serve as a panelist for the Symposium on Digital Literacies and Adolescent Literacy at the University of Georgia in August 2012.
Dr. Mike Metzler received one of two Board of Regents Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awards at the University System of Georgia Foundation’s “Salute to Education” at the Marriott Marquis on March 31, 2012. Metzler is the first Georgia State University faculty member to win this award, selected from nominees across all USG institutions.
Dr. Brenda Pitts will host Yi Zhang, a visiting scholar from the Shanghai University for Sport in China, this fall. Zhang, a nationally-ranked table tennis professional, is a doctoral student whose research focuses on improving and reconfiguring the operational system of professional table tennis, to grow its market presence through spectator consumption, televised coverage, brand awareness, perceived quality, advertising and sponsorship, and brand association through a major sport marketing research agenda.
Dr. Kevin Fornter had his paper entitled, “The effects of experience and attrition for novice high-school science and mathematics teachers” accepted for publication in the March issue of Science, a peer-reviewed general-science journal.
The 2012 American Counseling Association Conference was held March 21-25, 2012, in San Francisco, Calif. Faculty and students in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services made the following presentations:
Georgia State University received the 2012 Spirit of Partnership Award at the 2012 Professional Development Schools National Conference, in Las Vegas, Nev., March 8-11, 2012, in recognition of GSU’s persistent support of the annual conference.
Dr. Brenda Pitts will travel to Seattle, Wash., to deliver a research presentation at the annual conference of the North American Society for Sport Management. Her presentation is titled, “Theory into practice: Social media’s new ‘communication relationship marketing’ (CoRM) model - Applications in the sport business industry.”
Dr. Walt Thompson has been invited to become a member of the National Foundation for Governor’s Fitness Councils, an organization dedicated to improving the health and the academic achievement of young students.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Steed published the Preschool-wide Evaluation Tool (PreSET), along with Tina Pomerleau and Dr. Robert Horner of the University of Oregon. The PreSET is an evaluation tool to measure how positive behavioral interventions and support are implemented in early childhood.
Dr. Mark Geil won the Howard R. Thranhardt Award, presented by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, for his paper entitled, “Is a rigid footplate as effective as an articulated AFO in controlling idiopathic toe walking?”
Drs. Janet Burns and Richard Lakes had the following published:
The Young Middle School Student Government Association and Community Service Club of After-School All-Stars put together a fundraiser to benefit the Against Malaria Foundation on behalf of families in sub-Saharan Africa. The students organized this fundraiser by advertising to the school, creating collection bins in the homerooms and determining the charity of choice. In three weeks, they raised $436 to purchase 87 mosquito nets.
Dr. Brenda Pitts was a keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Sports and Exercise Science, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, Feb. 7-10, 2012. Her presentation was titled, “Thriving in a global sport business marketplace: Challenges, opportunities and strategic management.” For more information about her presentation, click here.
Dr. Joyce Many is the 2012 recipient of Georgia State University’s Alumni Distinguished Professor Award, which recognizes a high-achieving senior GSU faculty member who embodies the balance between teacher and scholar.
Dr. Mike Metzler was inducted as a fellow into the North American Society (NAS), an organization that recognizes outstanding professionals from the U.S. and Canada within the allied professions of health, physical education, recreation, sport and dance, and consists of leaders recognized for outstanding service to the profession, administration, scholarly contributions and other forms of leadership.
Dr. Tisha Lewis will make the following presentation at the International Reading Association Preconference Institute in May 2012:
Dr. Barbara Greene was recognized as the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Mentor of the Year at a reception honoring students from institutions around the nation who were nominated for Major of the Year by their colleges and universities.
Dr. Steve Harmon was elected president of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), a professional association of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.
Dr. David Stinson was asked to author the encyclopedia entry for urban mathematics education in the forthcoming “Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education.”
The American Educational Research Association elected Dr. Janet Burns to serve as program chair of the Career and Technical Education SIG for 2012-2013.
GSU faculty members Drs. Mike Metzler, Shannon Barrett-Williams, Becky Ellis, Andy Doyle and Rodney Lyn are working with Sarah Lee from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a CDC/GSU Seed Grant Award. Grant funds will be used to establish and evaluate a comprehensive school physical activity program at Peachtree Charter Middle School in DeKalb County for two years.
Congratulations to Drs. David Houchins and Christopher Ingalls, who have been promoted to professor, and Drs. Joe Feinberg, Janice Fournillier and Jodi Kaufmann, who have been promoted to associate professor with tenure.
This June, Dr. Tisha Lewis will be the keynote speaker at the Centre for the Study of New Literacies at Sheffield University, U.K., where she’ll give a presentation entitled, “A family, a motherboard, a digital identity: Rethinking binaries in literacy research.”
Dr. Iman Chahine has been named the recipient of the Georgia State University Instructional Innovation Award for 2012. The GSU Instructional Innovation Award recognizes outstanding innovations in teaching at the university level that result in improved learning.
Dr. Brenda Pitts delivered a keynote address entitled, “Thriving in a global sport business marketplace: Challenges, opportunities and strategic management,” at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Sport and Sport Science in Bangkok, Thailand, February 8-10, 2012.
Dr. Karen M. Zabrucky gave a presentation entitled, “Metacomprehension across the lifepsan: Influence of education and instructional support,” at the 4th World Conference on Educational Sciences, in Barcelona, Spain, in February.
Drs. Caitlin McMunn Dooley and Lydia Criss Mays made the following presentation:
Dr. Walt Thompson was interviewed for an article entitled, “Target heart rates need a change, experts say,” which appeared in the Shreveport Times.
Dr. Mona W. Matthews has been invited to join the editorial advisory board for Reading Research Quarterly, a journal that highlights scholarship on literacy among learners of all ages.
Faculty members Drs. Susan Swars, Stephanie Smith and Lynn C. Hart and doctoral student Jody Carothers made the following presentation:
Dr. Karen M. Zabrucky and alumnus Dr. Lin-Maio Lin Agler gave a presentation entitled, “Relations between metacomprehension and personality constructs among Taiwanese Chinese students,” at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in February.
Dr. Brendan Calandra was appointed to the board of consulting editors for Educational Technology Research and Development, a scholarly journal that highlights research and development in educational technology.
Dr. Caitlin McMunn Dooley had the following peer-reviewed conference proceeding accepted:
Dr. Richard Lakes had the following published:
Congratulations to Price Middle School and Young Middle School, who have been added to After-School All-Stars Atlanta’s roster of partner schools.
Dr. Caitlin McMunn Dooley was interviewed for an article entitled, “Bigger classes becoming norm in Georgia?” which appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Dr. Brenda Pitts has been invited to serve on the editorial review boards of Case Studies in Sport Marketing Journal, and the Sport Management International Journal.
Drs. Nannette Commander, Theresa Ward and Karen M. Zabrucky have an article in press entitled, “Theory and practice: How filming in the real world helps students make the connection,” in the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Through a partnership with Home Depot, the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Global Peace Festival Foundation, After-School All-Stars Atlanta sites King Middle School and Sylvan Hills Middle School honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a day of civic engagement. Students and families decorated the schools with portraits and quotes of Dr. King, created care packages for veterans through the Veteran Empowerment Organization, and created signage for community gardens. In addition, they wrote holiday cards for a children's hospital and distributed food and clothes for veterans at the National Kidney Foundation.
Dr. Caitlin McMunn Dooley and doctoral students Meghan Welch and Jennifer Barrett-Mynes made the following presentation:
Dr. Brenda Pitts co-authored a paper entitled, “Theory into practice: Social media’s new ‘Communication Relationship Marketing’ (CoRM) model - Applications in the sport business industry,” which was accepted for presentation at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference in Seattle, Wash., this May.
Drs. Gwen Benson and Susan Ogletree had an article entitled, “Help schools by partnering with teacher education programs,” published in the December 2011-January 2012 issue of Our Children, the national Parent Teacher Organization magazine.
Dr. Iman Chahine was invited by the Supreme Education Council in Qatar to present a series of invited talks Dec. 25-29, 2011, to elementary, middle and high school mathematics teachers from 120 independent schools as part of a professional development effort organized by the Education Institute and the Supreme Education Council (SEC). The SEC in Qatar directs the nation’s education policy and plays an integral role in the development and implementation of the education reform effort.
Dr. Karen Zabrucky has been appointed editor of the International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education. She is the sole editor in the U.S., with other editors working in Turkey, Ireland and Norway.
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis had the following published:
Dr. Walt Thompson was interviewed for an article entitled, “Need to exercise more? Think how it will help you now,” which appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Ferst Foundation has asked Dr. Lydia Criss Mays to serve on the foundation’s Book Selection Committee.
Dr. Christine Thomas has been invited to serve on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) Content Technical Working Group (CTWG) for Mathematics.
Dr. Gwen Benson will discuss trends in state and national policy development in education during the National Education Association Education Policy and Practice Department’s webcast entitled, “The future of parent/family/community engagement policy,” on Jan. 19, 2012.
Dr. Joyce King was an invited speaker at the International Seminar on Afro-Descent – 20th Anniversary of the Black Studies Group at the Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil, Dec. 5-7, 2011. She presented her paper entitled, “Curriculum affirmative action: The next stage of struggle,” at the event.
Dr. Laurie Brantley-Dias made the following presentation:
Drs. Karen Zabrucky and Lin Agler have an article entitled, “Alexander Romanovich Luria,” in press in The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Dr. Brendan Calandra was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education.
Dr. Ewa McGrail is the co-recipient of the Journal of Research in Childhood Education (JRCE) Distinguished Education Research Article Award for 2011. The winning article is selected by the members of the JRCE editorial advisory board as an illustration of superior research and excellent writing on a topic of high importance for the field. McGrail will officially receive the award during the Global Summit on Childhood, March 28-31, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Walt Thompson was interviewed for an article entitled, “Fitness advice for seniors and older adults,” which appeared in the Huffington Post.
Dr. Laurie Brantley-Dias was awarded the 2011 Teacher Education Division Award for the Scholarly Advancement of the Field of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).
Dr. Julie Rainer Dangel had the following published:
Dr. Alyssa Hadley Dunn has been selected to receive the 2011-2012 EU-US Atlantis Excellence in Mobility grant. She will present seminars and workshops to the faculty and students of Malmö University in Sweden. Her program entitled, “Multiculturalism in a global perspective,” is designed to encourage cross-cultural dialogue about the ways that multiculturalism and globalization intersect in educational spaces.
Dr. Walt Thompson and After-School All-Stars Atlanta received a $45,000 grant from the MetLife Foundation to help launch its new Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) Program, a financial literacy and career development program created to help ASAS students learn to be self-sufficient adults, prepare them for the 21st century workplace and inspire long-term career planning.
Dr. Andrea Dixon has been named president-elect of Chi Sigma Iota International, the international honor society for the counseling profession.
Dr. Karen Zabrucky and alumnus Rebecca Brooke Bays have an article entitled, “Cultural influences on autobiographical memory,” in press in The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
The City of Refuge hosted the 2nd annual Angel Tree Project on Dec. 16, 2011. Students, faculty and staff from the College of Education all pitched in to provide up to 150 gifts to the kids that live there.
Dr. Walt Thompson’s article entitled, “Worldwide survey of fitness trends in 2012,” was referenced in several publications, including the Augusta Chronicle, CNN, Huffington Post, All Voices and Healthymagination.com.
The Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (GAHPERD)’s 2011 Convention was held in Atlanta on Oct. 23-25, 2011. Approximately 20 health and physical education majors attended the convention. Among this year’s presenters were five members of the Georgia State University health and physical education faculty, nine graduate students and 14 undergraduate students.
Dr. Debra E. Berens served as moderator of the 17th annual International Symposium on Life Care Planning held in Scottsdale, Ariz., Sept. 17-18, 2011. She chaired and coordinated a full day pre-conference seminar on home and environmental technology for the 21st century, with keynote speakers from the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access. She also co-presented a poster session at the symposium entitled, “Scope of practice for rehabilitation counselors.”
Dr. Gwen Benson moderated a panel discussion and Q&A session entitled, “Taking the global pulse of education: Current and emerging agents of change,” at the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) “Education is a Human Right” conference Feb. 3, 2012.
Dr. Walt Thompson was interviewed for an article entitled, “Forget aging healthy, sell fitness for better quality of life today,” which appeared in Business Daily Africa.
Dr. Gwen Benson was interviewed for an article entitled, “Study: 1 in 10 new teachers leave after first year,” which appeared in Education Daily.
Dr. Walt Thompson received a one year, $1 million grant from the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services to help support the After-School All-Stars program.
Dr. Kristen Buras has been appointed associate editor of the Journal of Education Policy, a peer-reviewed international journal at the University of London.
Dr. Mark Geil was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant in Public/Global Health at Roehampton University in London. He will lecture and provide curricular consultation during his visit in February.
Dr. Karen M. Zabrucky will attend the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium this month as a patient advocate and researcher for the Her2 Support.org Advocacy group.
Dr. Ewa McGrail gave the following presentation:
Drs. Debra Schober-Peterson and Colleen O’Rourke gave a presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) annual convention in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 17-19. Their presentation was selected as a recorded/feature session, phase one of a new initiative by ASHA to explore use of technology to create new continuing education opportunities for convention attendees and members.
Dr. Karen M. Zabrucky served as editor for the International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education's special issue on reading comprehension, which was published in October.
Drs. Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Nancy Brown, Pier Junor Clarke, Wanjira Kinuthia, Ewa McGrail and Caroline Sullivan had the following published:
Dr. Richard Lakes served on a panel entitled, “Metro Atlantans for Public Schools discuss assault on kids and progressive issues in education,” at Charis Books & More in Atlanta on Nov. 10.
After-School All-Stars (ASAS) received a $45,000 grant from the MetLife Foundation to help launch its new Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) Program. Responding to a critical need among low-income youth, CEO is a financial literacy and career development program created to help ASAS students learn to be self-sufficient adults, prepare them for the 21st century workplace, and inspire long-term career planning. The funding will allow CEO to be implemented at partner school sites, the same campuses where ASAS students attend school.
Dr. Caitlin McMunn Dooley had the following published:
Dr. Ewa McGrail organized and led an all day-long workshop entitled, “Literacy with digital media technologies: Living the future now,” at the annual National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) convention in Chicago. Doctoral student Sandy Williams also attended and led a session entitled, “Moodle: From Scratch!”
Dr. Janet Burns served as a judge for two research symposiums and led a research session entitled, “Technology applications in CTE education,” at the Association for Career and Technical Education Research Conference in St. Louis, Mo., on Nov. 15-17.
Dr. Karen M. Zabrucky had an article entitled, “Research in reading comprehension: Past, present, and future,” published in the Oct. 2011 issue of the International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education.
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis made the following presentations:
Dr. Walt Thompson had an article published in Current Sports Medicine Reports entitled, “Consortium for health and military performance and American College of Sports Medicine consensus paper on extreme conditioning programs in military personnel.”
Dr. Kristen Buras was invited to speak as part of the Askwith Forum Lecture Series at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She will share her research on the racial and economic politics of charter school reform in New Orleans.
Dr. Andy Doyle had the following textbook published:
The Arnold Schwarzenegger Youth Foundation has awarded After-School All-Stars (ASAS) a $50,000 grant, which will go toward additional programming at ASAS’s 14 Atlanta-area sites.
At the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, which took place Oct. 26-30, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn., College of Education faculty gave the following presentations:
In addition, the following COE faculty accepted leadership positions:
Drs. Lynn Hart, Stephanie Smith and Susan Swars had the following published:
Dr. Shannon Williams won the College/University Health Education Specialist Award at the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 2011 Conference, which was held Oct. 23-25, 2011, in Marietta, Ga. Her name will also be submitted to the Southern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in consideration for the District Health Educator Award.
SisterMentors, a dissertation support group for women of color, will screen a short documentary film featuring Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis at a breakfast fundraiser on Nov. 9 in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Beth Cianfrone had the following published:
After-School All-Stars received two grants – a $950,000 award from the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services’ Afterschool Care Program, and a $2.85 million award from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) – for a total of $3.8 million. This funding will provide after-school programs for two new APS middle school programs, as well as maintain programs at nine other APS schools, one Fulton County school, three of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s Centers of Hope and the City of Refuge.
Dr. Colleen O’Rourke, graduate student Carrie Forde and alumni Brittany Carroll and Elizabeth Omaivboje had an article entitled, “Applying to and succeeding in graduate school: A multicultural perspective” accepted for publication in ECHO, the official journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Steed gave a presentation entitled, “Positive behavioral interventions and supports: What is it and how do we know if we're doing it?” at the Georgia Association on Young Children on Oct. 14 in Duluth, Ga.
Drs. Caitlin McMunn Dooley, Susan Swars and Laura Smith had the following published:
Dr. Walt Thompson was interviewed for an article entitled, “Zumba brings the dance party into the health club,” which appeared in USA Today.
Dr. Roger Weed received the Lifetime Appreciation Award from the International Commission on Health Care Certification, presented on Sept. 17, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz. This is Dr. Weed’s fourth lifetime award.
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis was invited to serve on the J. Michael Parker Award Committee through the Literacy Research Association from 2011-2014.The J. Michael Parker Award is awarded annually to honor the memory of J. Michael Parker and is intended to help pay for Annual Meeting expenses for a doctoral student or untenured professors. The award also is intended to encourage research in adult literacy. Dr. Lewis was the 2008 recipient of this award.
Dr. Kristen Buras will have the following book chapter published this month:
Dr. Janet Burns, COE clinical associate professor, and State School Superintendent John Barge were the guest speakers at the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education New Teacher Workshop held in Macon, Ga., on Sept. 12-13, 2011. Burns gave two presentations: Classroom Management, and Safety and Management of a Career and Technical Education Laboratory.
Suzanne Taylor, Birth Through Five Program instructor, won the Trainer of the Year award from the Georgia Association for Young Children (GAYC).
Dr. Kristen Buras’ article entitled, “Race, charter schools, and conscious capitalism” was the most viewed article for Harvard Educational Review during the month of September. It was also positively tweeted by Diane Ravitch and thoroughly discussed on Bruce Baker's blog for the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Dr. Julie Ancis gave the Woman of the Year Award address for the American Psychological Association, Section on the Advancement of Women, at the meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C., in August.
The Long and The Short of It: A Tale about Hair, a children’s book written by Drs. Barbara Meyers and Lydia Mays, received a Gold Mom’s Choice Award, a competition that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media products and services, and a bronze award in the 2011 National Health Information Awards, an awards program that recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials. The book was also featured in CNN’s Health Minute segment. Click here to view the video.
Dr. Walt Thompson was interviewed for an article entitled, “America's top 20 healthiest cities,” which appeared in Forbes.
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis had the following published:
Dr. Christine Thomas was nominated by the president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) to serve as NCTM’s representative to the new STEM Ten80 Board of Directors. The STEM Ten80 Foundation is a team of individuals who have come together for the sake of ensuring that every student in grades K-16 is exposed to authentic, project based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) instruction and that teachers have access to rigorous pre-engineering instruction relevant to the future workplace.
Dr. Kristen Buras was invited to join the editorial board for a new journal entitled, Paths of Education, in São Paulo, Brazil.
Dr. Walt Thompson was interviewed for an article entitled, “Target heart rate formula made especially for women,” which appeared in USA Today.
Dr. Randy Kamphaus had the following published:
Dr. Alyssa Hadley Dunn has a new book entitled, Urban Teaching in America: Theory, Research, and Practice in K-12 Classrooms, which highlights topics relevant to urban educators and shows how to put theory into practice in the classroom.
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis has been invited to serve as keynote speaker at the Centre for the Study of New Literacies International Conference, which will take place at the University of Sheffield, England, in June 2012.
Dr. Karen M. Zabrucky had a virtual paper entitled, “Metacomprehension across the lifespan: Influence of education and instructional support,” accepted for presentation at the 4th World Conference on Education Sciences to be held in Barcelona, Spain.
After-School All-Stars’ partnership with Brown Middle School is a finalist for a 2011 Atlanta Partners for Education Business-School Partnership Award through the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
By invitation from Routledge-London, a premier academic publisher, Dr. Kristen Buras has launched a new international book series to be co-edited with Ivor Goodson, founding editor of the Journal of Education Policy (UK). Tentatively entitled New Times in Education, the book series focuses on education and its relationship to shifts in the world economy, transformations in modes of identity and knowledge production, and the role of global movements in such change.
On Sept. 22, Safe Space training was offered for the Network for Enhancing Teacher Quality (NET-Q) teacher residents and interested faculty. Seven residents in Science and Special Education; 11 COE faculty from MSIT, ECE, CPS and EPSE; local teachers; and NET-Q district coordinators learned how to create safe and bully-free environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Students and faculty from Emory University and Kennesaw State also participated. The opportunity was organized by Dr. Alyssa Hadley Dunn and was conducted by facilitators from the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition.
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis will discuss her dissertation research on family literacy and digital literacies at a professional development workshop at Oakland University as part of the Improving Teacher Quality Grant, Title II, Part A3. Dr. Lewis' workshop is geared toward helping teachers think about incorporating digital literacies into their instructional strategies.
On Sept. 28, the College of Education co-sponsored “Changing Landscapes: Immigration and Education” with the Georgia Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (GA NAME). The event was organized by GA NAME members and GSU faculty, including Drs. Vera Stenhouse, Alyssa Hadley Dunn, Kara Kavanagh and Rhina Fernandes Williams. Approximately 200 attendees watched a screening of “Welcome to Shelbyville,” a documentary about a small southern town grappling with increased immigration, and a post-film panel discussion with experts from Emory University, Clayton State University and Welcoming America.
Georgia State University is one of five universities where the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) will launch its new initiative to empower pre-service/student teachers with advanced wireless technologies. In collaboration with Qualcomm Incorporated, through its Wireless Reach™ initiative, Kajeet for Education and HTC, this project will enable communication, collaboration and the availability of limitless resources for teacher residents in the College of Education’s Network for Enhancing Teacher Quality (NET-Q) project as they enter classrooms for the first time.
The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders and Georgia State University cheerleaders and dance team members taught the students at Harper-Archer Middle School the "Let's Move" dance, which was filmed as part of an After-School All-Stars (ASAS) and Georgia Department of Public Health obesity prevention program. ASAS will continue to use the dance as a part of its after school physical activity program. Click here to view the video.
Dr. Hongli Li gave a talk entitled, “Cognitive diagnostic assessment of reading comprehension,” at the quantitative psychology brown bag series at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Michelle Zoss and doctoral student Alisha White presented the following paper at the Triennial Congress of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR) in Rome, Italy, on Sept. 8:
The Sandy Springs Education Force has awarded After-School All-Stars a $20,000 grant to help support the program at Sandy Springs Charter Middle School. This is the third year of funding for ASAS from the Sandy Springs Education Force.
Dr. Lynn Hart gave a research presentation entitled, “Instructor and student perspectives on math content courses for prospective elementary teachers," at the Fourth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education at St. Patrick's College in Dublin, Ireland, on Sept. 22. The research was done in collaboration with Dr. Susan Swars and Susan Oesterle (Simon Frasier University, Canada).
Dr. Lauren Wynne coordinated the 4th annual GSU Play Therapy Training Institute on Sept. 16. Approximately 100 current students from several area universities and licensed mental health practitioners from across the Southeast participated in a workshop entitled, “Applying attachment theory and the circle of security model in play therapy," facilitated by Dr. Anne Stewart of James Madison University. Proceeds from the Institute will fund scholarships for several CPS students to pursue advanced play therapy training toward becoming registered play therapists, including Katie Lowry (M.S. in professional counseling), Maggie Walsh (Ph.D. in counselor education and practice), Michael Leeman (Ph.D. in counselor education and practice) and Julia Whisenhunt (Ph.D. in counselor education and practice).
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis will be featured in a short documentary about her past experiences with SisterMentors, a Dissertation Support Group for Women of Color, for their forthcoming 15th anniversary in 2012.
Dr. Kristen Buras is in her fifth year as editorial board member and North America book review editor for the peer-review journal International Studies in Sociology of Education (UK).
Dr. Shannon Leigh Barrett-Williams has been selected as College/University Health Education Professional of the Year from the Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She will receive the award at the association’s annual conference in Marietta, Ga., on Oct. 23.
Dr. Julie Ancis was recently awarded Fellow status by the Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17 of the American Psychological Association.
Carla Tanguay and Drs. John Kesner and Barbara Meyers, in partnership with faculty from Uludag University in Bursa, Turkey, were the recipients of a four-year grant from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey to help the faculty at Uludag adapt, implement and evaluate a supervision model developed by the COE’s Department of Early Childhood Education.
Drs. Gary Bingham and John Kesner, in partnership with colleagues from Oslo University College, have been awarded a professional development grant from The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education to organize a visit this fall from faculty at Oslo University College, who will lead professional development workshops on physical education for teachers of young children. Bingham and Kesner will visit the college in the spring to conduct workshops on classroom measurement and assessment, including certification and training on the Classroom Assessment Scoring System.
Dr. Caitlin McMunn Dooley was recently interviewed for Georgia Public Broadcasting's National Public Radio story about fewer Georgia schools meeting benchmarks for annual yearly progress (AYP).
Dr. Caitlin McMunn Dooley had the following published:
Dr. Colleen O’Rourke was selected by the Scientific and Professional Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to serve as the audiology co-chair for the 2013 ASHA National Convention in Chicago.
Dr. Andy Roach will serve as the associate director and Co-PI for a $3.1 million, five-year grant titled Developing a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program for Georgia (GA-LEND) from the Maternal Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to start an interdisciplinary training program for professionals, advocates and family members working for and with children with disabilities. Dr. Elizabeth Steed will be a core LEND faculty member and coordinator of Georgia LEND's autism intensive training experience. The Georgia LEND is an interdisciplinary training program and graduate students representing disciplines such as nursing, public health, social work, nutrition, speech-language pathology, audiology, school and developmental psychology, physical therapy and health administration are eligible to participate.
Dr. Hongli Li had the following published:
Dr. Jianhua (Jerry) Wu gave a presentation entitled, “Effect of tendon vibration perturbation on standing in children” at the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity’s annual meeting in Burlington, Vt., June 10.
Dr. Joyce King had the following published:
Dr. Mike Metzler has been selected for the Board of Regents Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award for FY2012.
Dr. Kevin Fornter had the following published:
Dr. Iman Chahine was awarded an $8,000 International Strategic Initiatives grant by the Office of International Initiatives at Georgia State University for her project entitled, “Mobilizing education in Qatar toward success in STEM fields.”
Dr. Joyce King was recently appointed to serve as the American Educational Research Association Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) program chair for the 2012 and 2013 annual meetings.
The National Science Foundation awarded $149,474 to Drs. Christine D. Thomas, Pier A. Junor Clarke and Janice B. Fournillier, and Dr. Draga Vidakovic in GSU’s College of Arts and Sciences to support Phase II of the Robert Noyce Urban Mathematics Education Program, a project designed to increase the number of high-quality secondary mathematics teachers who seek jobs in urban school districts and to support committed to remaining in urban school environments.
Dr. Deron Boyles had the following published:
Dr. Joyce King will serve as the co-chair of the Manuscripts Exhibition Committee for the Nile Valley II Conference: From the Nile to the Niger to the Mississippi that will take place Sept. 21-24 in Atlanta. She will lead a Kemetic Seminar roundtable discussion on the closing day of the conference, which is dedicated to the Memory of Professor Asa G. Hilliard III, former Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Urban Education.
Dr. Walt Thompson served on the scientific committee for VISTA 2011, a scientific conference designed to promote and advance the mission, goals, objectives and reputation of the International Paralympic Committee, at their world headquarters in Bonn, Germany, on Aug. 31 – Sept. 4. The VISTA Conference provides a platform for sport scientists to meet with experts in the field of sport for athletes with a disability.
Drs. Roger Weed and Debra Berens had the following published:
Dr. Joyce King serves as president of the Board of Directors of the Food and Development Policy Institute (Food First), a think tank based in Oakland, Calif.
Dr. Joyce King is the chair of the curriculum committee for the University Community Academy (UCA) charter renews. King also directs the school’s Songhoy Club, an after-school club that serves as a pedagogical lab where UCA students and several GSU doctoral students are engaged in heritage study, academic skills enhancement and student-led community-mediated research.
Dr. Jacalyn Lund presented a featured keynote address on the importance of assessment while teaching physical education at the inaugural Physical Education and Sport Teacher Academy (PESTA) conference in Singapore. Following the conference, she presented workshops to the PESTA Champions, a cohort of teachers who will help colleagues improve teaching effectiveness.
Drs. Barbara Meyers and Lydia Mays, authors of the children’s book, The Long and The Short of It: A Tale about Hair, were recently featured in an American Cancer Society video podcast about their book.
Dr. Karen M. Zabrucky has been asked to serve as editor for a special issue on reading comprehension for the International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education (IEJEE). This special issue will be published in November.
The Georgia State University Training Center for Reading Recovery will celebrate its 20th anniversary on campus at a reception on Aug. 26 from 10-11 a.m. in College of Education room 150.
At the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference, Dr. Kristen L. Buras was awarded the Distinguished Scholar-Activist Award by Critical Educators for Social Justice-SIG for “democratic research and scholarship that is responsive to communities.” In addition, her book entitled, Pedagogy, policy, and the privatized city: Stories of dispossession and defiance from New Orleans, received an honorable mention from Division B: Curriculum Studies of American Educational Research Association for its outstanding contributions to the field.
Drs. Janet Burns and Ruth Saxton completed the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s Board of Examiners refresher training, which was held July 19-29.
Dr. Julie Ancis has been named the chair-elect for the American Psychological Association, Division 17, Section on the Advancement of Women.
Dr. Joyce Many had the following book chapter published:
Dr. Kristen L. Buras had the following articles published:
The After-School All-Stars Atlanta program teamed up with the Southeast Off-Road Bicycle Organization (SORBA) for a series of lessons and rides in the north Georgia mountains, funded by the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation. Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle joined Atlanta Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff and the ASAS students on their mountain biking excursion through the Chicopee Woods Mountain Trail on June 17.
Dr. Mark Geil traveled to Orange Walk Town, Belize, with Project Hope, an organization that provides the only prosthetic and orthotic care in Belize. He assisted with clinical care and gathered information in preparation for an International Strategic Initiatives grant proposal that will be submitted by the end of June.
The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (GCSV) approved a $171,086 AmeriCorps grant to Georgia State, which will be used to fund the Jumpstart Program, housed in the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence in the COE.
Dr. Lauren Wynne and Dianne Acuna Thompson, director of Advisement and Counseling for Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), presented a workshop titled “Brewing a Better Internship” at the American School Counseling Association Conference in Seattle on June 26. The workshop outlined the collaborative efforts of the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services and GCPS to more fully prepare onsite school counseling supervisors to mentor interns and enhance the overall training experience for pre-service school counseling graduate students.
Dr. Iman Chahine was invited to the workshops on design and analysis of practical quasi-experiments for use in education, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education and the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.
Dr. Walt Thompson received a $14,000 grant from the Fulton County Department of Health and Human Services for its Fulton Roundtable Expanded Services Headquarters (FRESH) grant program. The awards address issues affecting at-risk youth such as pregnancy prevention, youth leadership development, diabetes management education and after-school programs. This grant will help to support the After-School All-Stars program at Sandy Springs Charter Middle School.
Dr. Colleen O’Rourke was elected to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Audiology Advisory Council (AAC). Her term will begin Jan. 1, 2012, and conclude on Dec. 31, 2014.
Drs. Debra Schober-Peterson and Colleen O’Rourke had their article entitled, “Essential characteristics and attributes of speech-language pathologists,” published in the June issue of Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, the publication of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Special Interest Group on Administration and Supervision.
Dr. Ewa McGrail will have the following published in early fall 2011:
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis attended a three-day intensive digital storytelling workshop at the Center for Digital Storytelling in Washington, D.C., in June. She wrote, produced and edited a three-minute digital story, "Carving Stories in a Dining Room Table," about family stories.
Dr. Karen Zabrucky and Dr. Brooke Bays had their article entitled, “Helping students know what they know and do not know,” published in the current issue of College Teaching (2011).
The Long and The Short of It: A Tale about Hair, a children’s book written by Drs. Barbara Meyers and Lydia Mays, received positive reviews in both the Pittsburgh Tribune and Long Island Pulse Magazine.
Dr. Roger Weed had the following book chapter published:
Dr. Roger Weed was invited to write the foreword for Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management, which is sold internationally.
Dr. Jami Berry was recently named president-elect of the Georgia Educational Leadership Faculty Association (GELFA) for the 2011-2012 academic year. Berry's term as president-elect will be followed by a one-year term as president of GELFA, which is an organization comprised of leadership faculty throughout the state.
Dr. Teri Holbrook presented her paper, “Shutter clicks, remix, and other acts of post-coding analysis,” at a plenary session at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Ann Kruger made the following presentations:
Dr. Tisha Y. Lewis was interviewed by SisterMentors, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit organization specializing in mentoring young girls of color and offering support to women obtaining the Ph.D. The celebratory video will premiere during the 15th anniversary gala in Fall 2012 and will also appear on their website, www.sistermentors.org.
Dr. Joyce Many had the following published:
Drs. Ewa McGrail and Gertrude Tinker Sachs had the following published:
Drs. Peggy Gallagher, Nannette Commander and Yali Zhao recently met in Chengdu, China, with Dean Yonghen You of the College of Education at Sichuan Normal University regarding a research project with educational psychology students at GSU and SNU. They also finalized plans for an international comparative unit connected to the COE’s graduate level educational psychology course, EPY 7080. Dr. Karen Zabrucky of the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education will also work on this project and partnership.
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB) approved the course sequence that COE Associate Professor Laura Fredrick submitted as meeting the 225-hour coursework requirement for taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination.
RIAS – Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales, Reynolds Intellectual Screening Test, authored by College of Education Dean Randy Kamphaus and Dr. Cecil R. Reynolds, was recently translated into Dutch.
Dr. Walt Thompson, chair of the American Fitness Index (AFI) Advisory Board, was quoted in The International Business Times and Twin Cities Business magazine regarding the AFI’s report entitled, “Health and Community Fitness Status of the 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas.”