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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
College of Education alumnus Brooke Bays and Dr. Karen Zabrucky had the following accepted for presentation:
Nancy J. Friauf was selected as the 2013 alumni 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.
College of Education alumnus Larry Wadsworth was named Houston County’s 2012-13 Teacher of the Year.
College of Education alumnus Brent Russell had the following published:
College of Education alumnus Janna Gibson accepted a job teaching at Franciscan Foreign Kindergarten in Seoul, South Korea.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to COE Alumni Club President Sara Herndon (M.Ed. ‘06) who, along with her husband, Perry Herndon, is expecting twins in July 2012.
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.
Congratulations to COE alumnus Brian Culp, assistant professor in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management at Indiana University-Purdue University, who received the 2012 Mabel Lee Award from the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. This national award recognizes scholarship, teaching and professional leadership in the field of health and physical education.
COE alumnus Lauren Lamb serves as head of the Aquatics Department at Life Time Athletic in Sandy Springs, a division of Life Time Fitness. As department head, she is in charge of hiring all aquatics staff, such as lifeguards, swim instructors, aquatics supervisors and an assistant department head.
Congratulations to alumnus Dr. Lin-Miao Lin Agler, who is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Alumnus in Educational Psychology Award. She will receive her award at the College of Education’s Honors Day ceremony on April 3, 2012.
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.
Alumnus Matthew Blaszka won the Sport Marketing Association Best Student Paper Award at the 9th Annual Sport Marketing Association Conference in Houston, Texas.
Alumnus Kenneth Mims, 8th grade physical science teacher at Snellville Middle School in Gwinnett County, received the Marshall Memorial Fellowship from the Civic League for Regional Atlanta. Fellows visit five or six cities during the travel program, meeting with a range of policymakers and leaders in business, government, political, nonprofit and media communities.
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.
College of Education alumnus Larry Higdon’s debut novel, The Storms of Deliverance, has been published by Tate Publishing.
This summer, Language and Literacy Ph.D graduates Amanda Ruiz and Eudes Aoulou and their chair, Dr. Joyce Many, published an article entitled, “The prevalence or absence of attention to adolescent literature in the initial preparation of secondary content teachers,” in the Journal of the Southeast Regional Association of Teacher Educators, 20 (2).
College of Education alumnus Jessica Sevin was named Teacher of the Year at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School.
College of Education alumnus Bridgette Dixon Thurman was named the 2011 Teacher of the Year at Dunaire Elementary in Stone Mountain, Ga., where she teaches fifth grade.
Brigit Armbrister (M.Ed. '02) was named a Dekalb County Teacher of the Year for Austin Elementary, where she serves as a literacy coordinator.
Alan Wind (M.Ed. '88), a teacher at Chattahoochee High School in Alpharetta, Ga., will present "Performing Readings of Diverse U.S. History Poems and Songs" for the Georgia Council of Social Studies on Oct. 20 at the Classic Center in Athens, Ga.
Nicole Taylor, graduate of the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, successfully defended her dissertation in July and has accepted a faculty position in the Department of Education Studies at Spelman College. She begins this fall.
Dhanfu E. Elston, graduate of the Department of Educational Policy Studies, presented his research results from his dissertation entitled, “Tipping point: The diversity threshold for white student (dis)engagement in traditional student organizations,” and facilitated a dialogue, along with Dr. Philo Hutcheson, on student engagement with the Georgia State University community on July 27. Elston is an academic professional for the Student Retention Office of Undergraduate Studies at GSU.
Jimmy Zoll (M.Ed. ’89) was named principal at Autrey Mill Middle School in Johns Creek, Ga. Zoll was formerly the principal at Wilson Creek Elementary school since 2004. He also served as an assistant principal at College Park Elementary and taught at Crabapple Crossing Elementary and Crabapple Middle School.
Dr. Marilyn Robinson (M.Ed. ’04) co-authored Making a Way, a publication that highlights the first black school superintendent in the Southeast and his fight for educational reform. Robinson is a trained historian and career educator who has published articles for professional magazines and teaching materials for American Eagle, a subsidiary of Teachers Discovery.
Dr. Joshua Cuevas, a recent College of Education graduate, accepted an assistant professor position in the Middle/Secondary Education Department at North Georgia College and State University.
Adina Wright, recent educational psychology and special education graduate, is currently participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Emerging Evaluators Fellowship program. The purpose of this fellowship program is to increase diversity in the field of evaluation by providing fellows of color who recently completed their graduate programs the opportunity to gain direct training experience in evaluation. The fellowship is for one year and fellows receive full-time employment at an organization that conducts evaluation work. The fellowship also focuses on exposing fellows to the principles of culturally relevant evaluation and helping them gain experience with infusing these principles in their work.