Educational Administration & Human Resource Development
Virtual mentoring and coaching supports teachers during COVID-19
Dr. Beverly Irby, director of the Education Leadership Research Center, said she hopes teachers seek support and guidance through virtual mentoring and coaching.
Stanley named Regents Professor
Dr. Christine Stanley, professor of higher education and the holder of the Ruth Harrington Endowed Chair in Educational Leadership, has been named Regents Professor by the Texas A&M University System.
How principals affect teacher and student outcomes
Principals have complex, demanding jobs that are vital to schools, but to what extent do their actions affect school outcomes? Dr. Brendan Bartanen, K-12 education policy researcher, explores how principals and principal turnover indirectly affect outcomes like student attendance rates.
Embracing all the world’s Englishes
Dr. Zohreh Eslami, professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, was led to the latest findings on pre-service teachers’ lack of familiarity with different varieties of English in the world because of her interest in studying intercultural communication.
Faculty bring in $23M+ in grants to end September
In the last week of September, faculty brought in more than $23 million in grants to support various research projects across the college.
Dr. Cynthia Riccio retires after 23 years
After 23 years in the Department of Educational Psychology, Dr. Cynthia Riccio is retiring.
Health & Kinesiology
Pros and cons to the keto diet
In recent years, the keto diet, or ketogenic diet, gained popularity among dieters looking to shed extra pounds. Kinesiology expert Dr. Richard Kreider said these low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets can be beneficial for some people trying to lose weight, but may not be helpful for active individuals or athletes.
Health education faculty to explore risks of smoking while pregnant
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded Department of Health and Kinesiology associate professor Dr. Lei-Shih (Lace) Chen a three year grant totaling $1 million.
Silent Sacrifice: Military-Connected Kids
Military life demands sacrifice from those who choose to serve. It also demands sacrifice from the nearly 1 million military-connected children who did not choose to serve, but proudly support their parents.
Teaching, Learning & Culture
What are STEM words and their multiple meanings?
Dr. Michelle Kwok, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, sought to find the key processes in reaching shared meaning in STEM contexts.
A teacher’s knowledge and the impact on student achievement
Research shows a number of factors can influence a student’s literacy development including both the home and school environment. However, of all factors, the most influential is the quality of instruction a student receives.
Mentoring’s impact on women in STEM fields
Dr. Paul Hernandez, associate professor of science education, is working to increase diversity in STEM fields, specifically in terms of gender in geosciences.