Photo caption: Assistant Professor Daniel Conine, Department of Learning Sciences Chair Brendan Calandra and Associate Professor Jason Braasch pose for a photo at the College of Education & Human Development’s Faculty Awards Luncheon on March 31.
story by Claire Miller
The annual faculty awards celebrate excellence in three areas: teaching, service to the profession and community, and research and scholarship. Awardees have published extensively, mentored numerous educators and peers, secured significant grant funding, and represented Georgia State University and the college in school systems, community organizations and in their disciplines.
Braasch is the 2022 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Service to the Profession Award, which recognizes a full-time faculty member who fulfills in an exemplary way the college’s commitment to service and has consistently demonstrated exemplary service to their profession at a national level.
Braasch is an associate professor and an affiliate of the college’s Adult Literacy Research Center. His research examines cognitive processes that underlie the evaluation of content and source information when reading texts found on the Internet, and the ways individual differences encourage (or discourage) successful learning. He has also developed and implemented classroom-based interventions to improve strategies for thinking critically about information on the Internet. Braasch has published extensively on these topics and received external funding to support his research, including grants from the Spencer Foundation and Facebook.
Conine is the 2022 recipient of the Amy R. Lederberg Award for Outstanding Research in Educational Psychology. Established by Dr. Carol Springer Sargent to honor her dissertation chair, Amy R. Lederberg, this award is given to a new faculty member to support the development of their research agenda and recognize research-related accomplishments.
Conine is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral and an assistant professor. He serves as program coordinator for the college’s applied behavior analysis master’s program. He conducts research on behavior-analytic interventions for individuals with autism, with an emphasis on skill acquisition and verbal behavior. His research focuses on improving the efficiency of intervention by targeting behavioral cusps, incorporating preference and reinforcer assessments, and studying strategies that promote generalization, maintenance and emergent learning. Conine received his doctorate and master’s degrees in psychology from the University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree from Denison University. He has worked in a variety of clinical and research contexts throughout his career, providing behavior-analytic services to children and their families, including early intervention, the treatment of severe problem behavior and caregiver training. Conine has published research in such journals as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, the Journal of Behavioral Education and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.
Braasch and Conine were recognized with the other CEHD awardees at the college’s Faculty Awards Luncheon on March 31.
To learn more about the awards, visit https://education.gsu.edu/cehd-faculty-awards.