Faculty and Staff Notes

Published October 21, 2014

David Anderson (professor, leadership & counseling) is co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation Grant titled, "Collaborative Project: GIS/T Resources and Applications for Career Education (GRACE)," with Yichun Xie (professor, geography and geology).

Martha Baiyee (professor, teacher education) is principal investigator for a Michigan Association of Early Childhood Educators (MiAECTE) project titled, "Early Childhood Teachers Focus Group Project."

Brigid Beaubien (associate professor, teacher education) presented, "Come to the Fair! Laying the Groundwork for the Early Childhood Education Professor," in volume 68 of Young Children, pages 96-100.

James Berry (professor, leadership & counseling) serves as executive director for the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration.

Peggy Daisey (professor, teacher education) is presenting, "Secondary Preservice Teachers Share Their Reading with Individual Students in School: When, How, What, Who and Why," at the annual meeting of the Association of Literacy Educators and Research (ALER) in DelRay, Florida.

Peggy Daisey (professor, teacher education) and Deborah Harmon (professor, teacher education) were awarded a $1.7 million U.S. Department of Education grant to implement Arts in Education with the River Rouge School District. This multi-year grant begins in 2015. Other faculty members working on this grant include Robert Carpenter (professor, teacher education) and Nancy Copeland (professor, teacher education).

Sarah Ginsberg (professor, special education) published, "The Signature Pedagogy of Communication Sciences and Disorders," with J.W. Folkins and T. Brackenbury in issue 41 of Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences & Disorders, pages 70-82.

Sarah Ginsberg (professor, special education) has been awarded the "Fellowship of the Association" by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for "outstanding" contributions to the field. She has been nominated by her colleagues for this award and voted in by a national committee of colleagues. This is one of the highest honors of the association.

Deborah Harmon (professor, teacher education) and Toni Stokes Jones (teacher education), along with Zachary Moore (associate professor, geography and geology) and Ronald Woods (professor, Africology and African-American Studies) are part of a US Department of Education Title II grant to help middle and high school social studies teachers use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to teach US history and geography.

Raúl León (assistant professor, leadership and counseling) published, "The Chief Diversity Officer: An examination of CDO models and strategies" in the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Raúl León (assistant professor, leadership & counseling) along with J. Jackson and E. O'Callaghan edited a book titled, "Measuring Glass Ceiling Effects in Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges" with Wiley Publishers as part of its series, New Directions for Institutional Research. Some chapters in the book were written by Dr. León.

Ethan Lowenstein (professor, teacher education) finished his Spencer Foundation Research Fellowship titled, "Developmental Patterns in Conceiving of the Commons: Civic Action and Learning in Environmental Education."

Ethan Lowenstein (professor, teacher education) was interviewed for an MLive article that highlights how the Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (SEMIS), housed at Eastern Michigan University and directed by Lowenstein, uses place-based learning to help elementary students become citizen-stewards of their shared environment. Read the article.

Michael McVey (associate professor, teacher education) is presenting, "Training Teacher Candidates to Teach in Online Learning Environments: An Analysis of Online Teaching Projects," at the October 2014 meeting of the Association for the Advanced of Computing in Education's national meeting in New Orleans.

Karen Paciorek (professor, teacher education) was interviewed for The Times Herald article, "Kindergarten graduates to a higher level with better-prepared kids, higher standards."

John Palladino (professor, special education) was elected treasurer for the executive board of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD). The CCBD is a division of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Joe (Paul) Ramsey (associate professor, teacher education) published, "Toiling Together for Social Cohesion: International Influences on the Development of Teacher Education in the United States," in issue 50 (pages 109-122) of Paedagogica Historica.

Mary Rearick (professor, teacher education) presented, "Preparing Teachers of Reading and Writing in a Digital Age: Global Issues Perspectives: A Digital Storytelling (GiPADs) Project," at the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) in Dallas last fall.

Phil Smith (professor, special education) edited a textbook titled, "Disability and Diversity: An Introduction," with Kendall Hunt Publishing. Chapter authors include Janet Fisher (interim department head, special education), Sally Burton-Hoyle (associate professor, special education), Jennifer Desiderio (associate professor, special education), Rhonda Vander Laan Kraai (assistant professor, special education), and David Winters (associate professor, special education)

Alane Starko (professor, teacher education) published the 5th edition of her book titled, "Creativity in the Classroom," with Rutledge publishers.