Darling-Aduana Co-Authors Book Detailing Strategies for Equitable Digital Learning
September 18, 2020
Assistant Professor Jennifer Darling-Aduana co-authored a book entitled, “Equity and Quality in Digital Learning: Realizing the Promise in K-12 Education,” which outlines recent research findings and offers digital learning strategies and practices that schools can consider.
Working with a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, professor Cynthia Puranik and colleagues are developing a writing-focused intervention program for students who have language-based learning disabilities.
Assistant Professor Naomi Jessup encourages teachers to facilitate more conversations among students about how to solve mathematical problems and how that knowledge can be applied to students’ lives outside of the classroom.
Georgia State University’s Technology, Engineering, Environment, Math and Science (T.E.E.M.S.) AmeriCorps Program received the 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
The College of Education & Human Development added several faculty for the 2020-2021 academic year – faculty whose research, teaching and service make significant contributions to the college and its students.
CEHD sport administration master’s student Laura Hicks was chosen for the 2020 McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship, a program that supports students from minority populations who want to become collegiate athletics leaders.
Distinguished University Professor Daphne Greenberg and other Georgia State faculty have created the first post-doctoral fellowship training program in the country specifically designed to support new Ph.D. graduates interested in studying adult literacy.
In a recently-published collection of papers, Associate Professor Michelle Zoss and other educators explain how incorporating the arts in their English language arts classrooms can help high school students better connect with the material they’re learning.
Dean’s Doctoral Fellow Wade Morris and CEHD Professor Chara Bohan analyzed history textbooks published between 1870 and 1920 and found that over time, Southern accounts of Civil War events influenced those published in Northern history books.
Dean’s Doctoral Fellow Cassandra Hinger explores social justice advocacy, or the ways psychologists can promote policies and practices that give disadvantaged groups the tools and support they need to improve their lives.
Dean’s Doctoral Fellow Meng-Wei Lin and Assistant Professor Feng Yang conducted a study to better understand gait stability for people with MS and use this knowledge to design more effective interventions for preventing falls.
Dean’s Doctoral Fellow Scott Cohen and Assistant Professors Jessica Scott and Patrick Enderle conducted a study to gauge ASL resources available for educators and how well they communicated nuanced scientific concepts.
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), selected CEHD students Jamian Coleman and Ashlei Rabess for its Minority Fellowship Program for Doctoral Mental Health Counselors.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Iris Feinberg collaborated with the Institute for Healthcare Advancement to create easy-to-read resources related to COVID-19 for those who work with adults with low literacy.
College of Education & Human Development faculty members Brian Williams, Nancy Schafer and Diane Truscott established a new project to provide access to quality science instruction at Title I elementary schools in Atlanta.
As school leaders continue to make decisions and guide their staff, CEHD alum Dan Sims recommends a style of leadership that treats people with understanding but also holds students and staff to high academic standards.
Dihema Longman set a goal to earn her doctorate by her 40th birthday and this semester, she’s achieved that goal, graduating with her doctorate in teaching and learning and a concentration in mathematics education just before her birthday on May 20.
Pharmacy technician and CEHD early childhood education student Candy Sydney has found hope and positivity in her program and in her conversations with Clinical Associate Professor Laura Meyers, who has collected and delivered more than 80 masks to Sydney and her colleagues since the pandemic began.
Kellan Morris (B.S.E. ’19), a first-year sixth grade social studies teacher at Mason Creek Middle School in Douglas County, Ga., discusses being named Middle School Teacher of the Year and her experiences teaching during a pandemic.
Georgia State University assistant professor Laura Shannonhouse has research-based COVID-19 guidelines for caregivers, volunteers and individuals who are supporting the older adult populations in their areas.
Jeff Ashby, professor and co-director of the college’s Center for the Study of Stress, Trauma and Resilience, has eight tips for people managing stress in the face of shelter-in-place orders and social distancing.
Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University, will deliver the 31st annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Georgia State University’s Florence Kopleff Recital Hall.
The Department of Educational Policy Studies received an award under the Provost’s Visiting Scholars Program to bring Professor Joel Warrican from The University of the West Indies to visit Georgia State University.
The Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development’s online master’s degree programs have been ranked No. 35 in the country in the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Education Programs rankings released on Jan. 14.
The College of Education & Human Development’s sport administration program is collaborating with the NCAA and Atlanta Basketball Host Committee on a series of academic initiatives focused on sport event management slated for spring 2020.
As an educational specialist for ATL PBA, master’s student Alita McCalmon connects with educators and students across Atlanta on projects from WABE, an NPR station in town, and the city’s Public Broadcasting Service station.
CEHD faculty members Dennis Gilbride and Franco Dispenza will continue preparing cohorts of clinical rehabilitation counselors for positions in vocational rehabilitation agencies thanks to two recent federal grants.
Associate Professor Beth Cianfrone is the 2019 recipient of the Sport Marketing Association’s Stotlar Award, which recognizes a university faculty member for their outstanding contributions to sport marketing education and graduate mentorship.
Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development is expanding its teacher residency programs to rural districts in Georgia with its new Network for Urban and Rural Teachers United for Residency Engagement (NURTURE) Project.
Faculty members Christopher Tullis, Sarah Hansen and Claire Donehower have established a new initiative to combat the shortage of educators and behavior analysts who can support young children with high-intensity needs.
Georgia State University Professor Terri Pigott will coordinate a five-day research institute designed to teach early career STEM educators important data analysis skills necessary for high-quality STEM education research.
Howell Wechsler, director of U.S. programs for FHI 360, will be the featured speaker at the 2nd Annual Mike and Terry Metzler Distinguished Lecture, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. in Georgia State University’s Speaker’s Auditorium.
Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development, Clayton County Public Schools and Curriculum Associates will work together on a new $1.2 million grant program to support Clayton County middle school teachers implementing the county’s math curriculum in their classrooms.
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, selected College of Education & Human Development graduate students Jacklyn J. Byrd and Nicolas Williams for its Minority Fellowship Program.
CEHD professor Joe Magliano and assistant professor Kathryn McCarthy are co-principal investigators in a research project that will analyze students’ reading comprehension through a two-year, $599,973 grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
College of Education & Human Development professor David Houchins has received a four-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Center for Special Education Research to study a blended learning literacy program in juvenile justice schools.
The College of Education & Human Development’s sport administration master’s program has been ranked No. 11 in North America and No. 13 internationally by SportBusiness International, a news organization that offers insight and analysis in the business of sport.
Associate Professor Gholnecsar “Gholdy” Muhammad’s is putting a professional development model she created into practice this summer through two summer institutes connected to her STEM is LIT(ERACIES) project.
The College of Education & Human Development’s Adult Literacy Research Center awarded $10,000 in grant funding among three Georgia State University students to further their research in adult literacy.
The Green Sports Alliance named the College of Education & Human Development’s Center for Sport and Urban Policy one of its 2019 Environmental Innovators of the Year, a designation given to both individuals and organizations for their tremendous work in the sports greening movement.
In his educational leadership career at both the local and state levels, Darren Clay (B.S.E. ’10, M.Ed. ’11) has found innovative ways to keep students engaged, support teachers and provide thoughtful school leadership.
In an article in the National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin, CEHD Assistant Professor Yinying Wang considers how schools can develop school leadership from what she calls a “social network perspective.”
Assistant Professor Patrick Enderle received National Science Foundation grant funding for a STEM-related after-school project that teaches college students about multicultural education and culturally-relevant teaching practices.
Roberta Gibson reflects on her time as a teacher resident and how that full academic year in the classroom prepared her to become a teacher, coach and assistant principal at Cross Keys High School in Atlanta.
Associate Professor Diane Truscott and co-author Vera Stenhouse recently published a study in “Urban Education” that highlighted possible connections between culturally-responsive teaching practices and teacher dispositions.
College of Education & Human Development Assistant Professor Katie McCarthy received a $50,000 Spencer Foundation grant to study how combining different types of learning strategies might improve science text comprehension.
Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development associate professor Cynthia Puranik has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to study a writing intervention program.
James Sanders Freels and Mandel Ayele Merceron Montilus graduated this spring with a Certificate of Career Readiness from Georgia State University’s Inclusive Digital Expression and Literacy (IDEAL) Program.
Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development faculty members Christine Thomas and Natalie King have received a six-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to address the shortage of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers in urban schools, especially Black and Latinx men.
The College of Education & Human Development is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 Faculty Awards, who have published extensively, mentored numerous educators and peers, secured significant grant funding, and represented the CEHD in school systems, community organizations and in their disciplines.
Georgia State University is part of a national group of leading innovative institutions that has received a $2.4 million grant from the Strada Education Network to redesign the college-to-career pathway.
Walter C. Farrell, Jr., National Education Policy Center Fellow at the University of Colorado-Boulder, explored the growing trend of privatizing public education as the guest speaker at the 30th annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture on Feb. 20.
Walter C. Farrell, Jr., National Education Policy Center Fellow at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will be the featured speaker at the the 30th Annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in Georgia State University’s Student Center East Ballroom.
The College of Education & Human Development’s Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence has started a new program this year to prepare local youth for careers in the burgeoning film, media and entertainment industry in Georgia.
Mackenzie Rector, a master’s student in the College of Education & Human Development’s sport administration program, worked as a Super Bowl Experience area manager and learned the ins and outs of hosting a large-scale fan event.
Representatives from the National Football League and Mercedes-Benz Stadium visited Georgia State University for “NFL Campus Connection: Inside the Super Bowl,” a series of panel discussions highlighting the ins and outs of planning Super Bowl LIII.
CEHD alumnus Randy Lieberman discusses his experiences on Atlanta’s Super Bowl LIII Host Committee, the attention to detail it takes to put together the Super Bowl and what lessons he’s learned from the experience.
Award-winning author Renée Watson read excerpts from her work, discussed her writing process and shared thoughtful commentary on diversity in children’s literature at the College of Education & Human Development’s third annual Lecture on Diversity and Justice in Children’s Literature.
Award-winning author Renée Watson will deliver the third annual Lecture on Diversity and Justice in Children’s Literature on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. in Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development, room 1030.
Interdisciplinary studies undergraduate student Lamonta Parker reflects on the science of learning, his time in the Early College program, and the advice he’d give prospective Early College and Georgia State students.
College of Education & Human Development student Indya Armstrong, a senior in the college’s middle level education program, learned skills like time management and self-discipline by participating in the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence’s Early College program.
Assistant Professor Gholnecsar Muhammad received a three-year, $749,895 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to study a professional development model designed to improve secondary school teachers’ literacy instruction in STEM content areas.
CEHD postdoctoral scholar Stacey McElroy and faculty members Don Davis, Cirleen DeBlaere and Ken Rice recently published a study in the Journal of Counseling Psychology highlighting the links between conflict and relationship quality in interethnic couples.
College of Education & Human Development faculty are lending their expertise to state- and federally-funded training and evaluation programs that prepare rehabilitation counselors, school psychologists and vocational services staff to support Georgia residents with disabilities and those who need mental health services.
Assistant Professor Melissa Zeligman and Associate Profesor Franco Dispenza recently developed a research project focused on the connection between counselor wellness and mindfulness, or the practice of paying attention to one’s experiences moment by moment.
Assistant Professor Marisa Franco received a two-year, $339,384 diversity research supplement from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Fogarty International Center to participate in a research project on a smoking cessation intervention in China and Vietnam.
Associate Professor Sue Kasun participated in a nine-month Fulbright-García Robles U.S. Scholar program at the State University of Hidalgo in Pachuca, Mexico, and is now reflecting on how she can apply what she learned to her classes with CEHD students and other upcoming projects.
Anita Corsini (M.Ed. ’05), host of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop Atlanta” and co-founder of Red Barn Homes, started her career as a math teacher and appreciates what being an educator taught her about thinking on her feet.
Assistant professor Laura Shannonhouse will be the principal investigator on a two-year, $699,362 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to conduct research on preventing suicide and promoting life with older adults.
The After-School All-Stars Atlanta program received the 2018 Excellence Award from Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development. This award recognizes outstanding after school or youth development programs that meet the highest standards of quality in the field and demonstrate capacity to meet the needs of children, youth and families in their communities.
College of Education & Human Development students Jennifer Grobeck, Elsie Jackson, Carrie Tahlor and Michael Vo have been selected for the French Dual Language Fund’s 2018 Future Immersion Teacher (FIT) Fellowship, which will prepare them to teach in dual language immersion settings.
Georgia State University is ranked the second most innovative university in the nation and second in the country for its commitment to undergraduate teaching in the 2019 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine.
College of Education & Human Development Assistant Professors Min Kyu Kim and Yinying Wang received a $49,618 grant from the Spencer Foundation to study how students become leaders when learning online.
Joe Magliano will join the College of Education & Human Development faculty as part of Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI), a program focused on expanding the university’s priority research areas.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal honored Georgia State University’s ongoing commitment to close the achievement gap and provide all students with high-quality teachers this week, recognizing the 2018-2019 class of Woodrow Wilson Georgia Teaching Fellows at the State Capitol.
College of Education & Human Development Assistant Professor Tim Kellison received a $10,000 grant from the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Studies Centre to examine how local residents prioritize environmental programs associated with the Olympic and Paralympic Games held in their cities.
Clinical Assistant Professor Jacob Hackett and Assistant Professor Nadia Behizadeh received a $49,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program to train local middle school teachers to incorporate social justice content into their curriculum.
A small delegation from the College of Education & Human Development met with staff of several congressional leaders as part of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)’s Day on the Hill event.
Sport administration graduate student Hannah Craig was part of Minor League Baseball’s 2018 FIELD program and spoke about the program’s benefits, her love for baseball and what she learned about working with Minor League Baseball.
CEHD master’s student Sarah Brownlow, who teaches at Beulah Elementary School in Douglasville, Ga., has been teaching in dual language immersion settings her entire career and recently reflected on how her students benefit from learning in another language.
Faculty and students in Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) have conducted research, developed degree programs and endorsements, and received grant funding for projects specifically designed to prepare teachers for multilingual classrooms.
Three College of Education & Human Development students – Mary Huffstead, Tameeka Hunter and Jonathan Yellowhair – were selected for the 2018 National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program.
College of Education & Human Development assistant professor Brett Wong has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to better understand health disparities in the black population in the United States.
College of Education & Human Development alumnus Michael Pope (B.S.E. ’99) was one of 38 educators to receive the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation’s California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence.
Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development continued its rapid ascent up the U.S. News & World Report rankings of higher education graduate programs, placing 40th in this year’s survey.
Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development continued its rapid ascent up the U.S. News & World Report rankings of higher education graduate programs, placing 40th in this year’s survey.
When a traumatic event such as the Florida school shooting takes place, often the focus afterward is on finding ways to make sure students and teachers are safe from violence and physical harm. But there’s another danger that threatens teacher well-being that is often overlooked. The threat is stress — and it is something that nearly half of all teachers say they experience at a high level every day.
The American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers named Georgia State University one of nine institutions to graduate five or more highly-qualified physics teachers in 2017. Georgia State joins the likes of Rutgers University, Brigham Young University, Illinois State University and others in what’s known as the “5+ Club,” a significant achievement given the physics teacher shortage that schools in the U.S. face today.
James F. Sallis, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, will be the featured speaker at the inaugural Mike and Terry Metzler Distinguished Lecture on April 10.
Award-winning Cuban-American author Meg Medina delivered the College of Education & Human Development’s second annual Lecture on Diversity and Justice in Children’s Literature on Feb. 1. She highlighted how she weaves her experiences as the daughter of Cuban immigrants into her stories and encouraged educators to learn more about Latinx authors.
Leslie T. Fenwick, Dean Emeritus and professor of educational policy and leadership at the Howard University School of Education, will deliver the 29th annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Georgia State University’s Speaker’s Auditorium.
Award-winning Cuban-American author Meg Medina will deliver the second annual Lecture on Diversity and Justice in Children’s Literature, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. in Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development, room 1030 (30 Pryor St. S.E., Atlanta).
Georgia State University may not have been playing in the 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but students and faculty from the university’s College of Education & Human Development were working during the game to support CFP’s green initiatives.
College of Education & Human Development Assistant Professor Stephanie Behm Cross received an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement to expand and improve a teacher residency program.
College of Education & Human Development alumnus Deborah P. Crockett (B.A. ’78, M.Ed. ’82, Ed.S. ’83, Ph.D. ’87) is one of three people nationally to be awarded lifetime honorary membership to the National Association of School Psychologists.
Movies and TV shows like the “Hunger Games” series and “Game of Thrones” prominently feature skilled archers – and as a result, more Americans are expressing interest in learning archery. To ensure physical education teachers, sport coaches and other professionals can keep up with the demand for this sport, the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Kinesiology and Health has added archery to its coursework.
Associate Professor Gary Bingham evaluated an early literacy program and its effectiveness when used to teach kindergarteners the letters of the alphabet, their corresponding sounds and other literacy skills, which earned him an honorable mention from the Association for Childhood Education International.
Assistant Professor Lauren Margulieux conducted a study to determine whether students could improve their problem-solving skills if they were introduced to more engaging ways of learning subgoals, which earned her the Outstanding Doctoral Research Award from Emerald Group Publishing and the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association.
Assistant Professor Laura Shannonhouse and her research team examined how the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program can be used in schools and published their findings earlier this year in the Journal of Counseling and Development, which earned her the American Counseling Association’s Best Practices Research Award.
Georgia State University’s Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence has been awarded a $125,000 planning grant from JPMorgan Chase to prepare local youth for careers in the burgeoning film, media and entertainment industry in Georgia.
College of Education & Human Development Professor Jackie Lund was one of seven scholars across the country inducted into the National Academy of Kinesiology. The academy is an honorary organization composed of scholars “who have made distinguished and sustained contributions to the field of kinesiology through scholarship and professional service,” according to its website.
ATLANTA—Four faculty in Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development have received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition to prepare educators who work with bilingual students.
Assistant Professor Jessica Scott has been awarded a $35,000 Spencer Foundation grant for a project entitled, “The role of early language and academic English in the reading comprehension of middle and high school deaf and hard of hearing students.”
ATLANTA—Chara Bohan, professor in Georgia State’s College of Education and Human Development, has received a $141,073 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a two-week teacher institute for U.S. history teachers.
Could Don Davis and his graduate students uncover the secret to loving, lasting relationships? While he’s not making any promises, Davis, an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, does believe the research of the Humility and the Advancement of Positive Psychology Interventions (HAPPI) lab may uncover strategies that will improve the quality of life for couples and singles.
At age 37, Stephen Fusco could either feel unfulfilled as a corporate lawyer or find happiness in a career he loved. He was willing “to do the hard work it takes to switch careers,” says a man who recently graduated from the College of Education & Human Development with a master’s degree in behavioral and learning disabilities and began his Ph.D. in the college this fall.
The College of Education & Human Development’s Learning Technologies Division recently created the Technology Innovation Learning Environment, a space where students can explore the latest in advanced manufacturing technologies (including 3-D printers, digital die cutters and laser cutters) and the teaching they support. Assistant professor Jonathan Cohen discussed the division’s plans for the space and how teachers can benefit from embracing this technology in their own classrooms.
Dan Sims (B.A. ’95, M.Ed. ’01, Ed.D. ’15) is a lifelong resident of East Point, Ga., who attended the area’s schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. He began his career as a math teacher and moved through the ranks to his current position as principal of Tri-Cities High School in Atlanta. Along the way, he obtained three degrees from Georgia State and was named Georgia’s Middle School Principal of the Year in 2007, all while remaining involved in the community.
“The assistance ensured that I could complete my education. Given all I received, I feel compelled to give to the college so future students experience the process of acquiring the highest skills possible in their chosen career from leading professors of the college.”
Each shelf in Clinical Associate Professor Laura Meyers’ office tells a story. Take a closer look at this corner of her office to see how Meyers puts her own creative touch on her work in the College of Education & Human Development.
College of Education & Human Development Assistant Professor Sue Kasun has been awarded a nine-month Fulbright scholarship to conduct research and teach at the State University of Hidalgo in Pachuca, Mexico.
Assistant Professor Sue Kasun and her students traveled to Mexico during Georgia State University’s Spring Break, where they learned about Mexican culture and the relationship between schools and society.
Assistant Professor Natalie King has been named a recipient of the Educational Access Institute’s 2017 Keeper of the Caribbean Legacy Award and a 2017 recipient of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching’s (NARST) Jhumki Basu Scholar Award.
The American Society for Engineering Education has awarded Assistant Professor Sue Kasun with its William Elgin Wickenden Award, which recognizes an article published in the Journal of Engineering Education “that represents the highest standards of scholarly research in engineering education.”