Recent News

Dr. Gómez Named President of the Center for Applied Linguistics

The Board of Trustees of the Center for Applied Linguistics has announced the selection of Dr. Joel Gómez as the next President of the Center for Applied Linguistics.

"Dr. Gómez is an experienced and seasoned leader. He is an excellent fit for CAL in terms of his diverse experience, background, and managerial expertise and we are enthusiastic about his selection as CAL's President." -Dr. Eugene García, chair of the Presidential Search Committee

Congratulations, Dr. Gómez!

GSEHD Alumnus Derek Walter Publishes Article

GSEHD alumnus Derek Walter (masters, educational technology leadership) had an article published in PC World titled 7 advanced Google Chrome tips and tweaks that save you time.

GSEHD Alumnus Michael M. Shackleford Named VP of Student Affairs

GSEHD alumnus Michael M. Shackleford (Ed.D., higher education administration) has been named the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia.

GSEHD Alumna Arronza LaBatt is a Finalist for Leadership for School Improvement Award

GSEHD alumna Arronza LaBatt (Ed.D., educational administration and policy studies) is a finalist for the AERA Leadership for School Improvement Special Interest Group (LSI SIG) 2016 Dissertation of the Year Award for Balancing the Role of the Principalship: Creating and Sustaining Equity and Excellence in an Accountabilty World. Dr. Jennifer Clayton was her dissertation chair. Dr. LaBatt will be presenting her work at the AERA Conference in San Antonio, TX.

GSEHD Student Elizabeth Solem Selected for Boren Fellowship

Congratulations to GSEHD student Elizabeth Solem (master's, international education) for being selected for a Boren Fellowship. Ms. Solem is also a GSEHD UNESCO Fellow, and upon finishing her fellowship in Amman, Jordan this summer, she will stay in Jordan for the year, continuing her work in refugee education. She becomes the International Education Programs's fourth recipient of the Boren Fellowship.

Dr. Choi Co-Instructs Workshop Series

Dr. Jaehwa Choi and Dr. Ji Hoon Ryoo (University of Virginia) co-instructed the 2017 Spring Assessment, Testing and Measurement (ATM) Workshop Series on SPSS Syntax and STATA. More than 120 registered participants took part in the workshops which covered introductory and intermediate level data analysis topics.

Dr. Howard To Create Video on his Research for SAGE

Dr. Lionel Howard has been invited by SAGE to create a video for their Research Methods Video Collection. The collection involves key academics speaking about academic and research skills. His video will focus on researcher vulnerability and is based on a paper, Researcher Vulnerability: Implications for Educational Research and Practice, submitted for presentation at the 2017 AERA meeting. The paper is co-authored by GSEHD alumnus Shane Hammond (Ed.D., higher education administration) from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Dr. Sikorski Presents Paper at Conference

Dr. Tiffany-Rose Sikorski (PI) and the HARK Proof of Concept Project team (undergraduate research assistants Alaina Pak, Marissa Mangini, and Clare Green) presented the paper An analysis of discussion quality in LA-supported physics group problem solving at the NARST Annual International Conference in San Antonio, TX.

Drs. Burley and Scully-Russ Co-Hosted Cybersecurity Symposium

Drs. Diana Burley and Ellen Scully-Russ co-hosted the Transforming Workforce Development Models in Cybersecurity and Health Care Symposium in Arlington, VA. The symposium convened cybersecurity and health care industry experts, researchers, and workforce development professionals to explore the evolving nature of work and examine the efficacy of traditional approaches to workforce planning and development in these two fields.

Dr. Tuckwiller Gives Featured Speech at Conference

Dr. Beth Tuckwiller was the featured speaker at the 2017 Spring Conference for Children Together, a non-profit organization committed to increasing inclusion of children with disabilities and their families into quality early childhood programs. Her talk, titled Neurodevelopmental Science and Social-Emotional Development: Building Relationships at Home and in the Classroom, translated findings from the neurodevelopmental sciences into actionable strategies for parents and educators to develop, implement, and sustain positive relationship-building approaches to optimize social-emotional development for children ages birth to 5 years.

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