Student News

2011

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Fall 2011

  • Ph.D. Students Present at California Educational Research Association's (CERA) 90th Annual Conference

  • Ph.D. student Nayssan Savarian is one of six University of California, Irvine doctoral students who have been awarded a 2011-2012 scholarship from the Chancellor's Club for Excellence. Students are nominated for a Chancellor's Fellowship by their Dean. Nomination criteria include academic excellence, a history of accomplishments, and demonstrated leadership qualities. Fellowships are awarded to the "brightest and best graduate students at UCI who also show great promise as future leaders." Ms. Safavian, a fifth year Ph.D. in Education student, is specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development. Her research interests include achievement motivation, adolescent development, cross-cultural psychology, and learning through the Arts. Her advisor is Assistant Professor AnneMarie Conley.

  • Ph.D. student Adam Sheppard presented his research at the Department's November 7 Brownbag: "The Webs we Weave: Untangling the Design of After-School Programs." Summary: Researchers have reported links between youth involvement and individual, family, peer, and community factors that promote healthy development, including psychological well-being, social development, academic orientation, and reduced risk behavior involvement. A consistent theme within the literature is the use of clearly defined program goals accompanied by specific activities targeting those goals. In the preliminary analysis of a focus group of after-school program directors describing the development of their programs, the directors explained the links between activities and outcomes to begin to untangle the design of after-school environments.

  • Ph.D. student Binbin Zheng has received a competitive NSF Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) Fellowship. CADRE is a resource network that supports researchers and developers who participate in DR K-12 projects on teaching and learning in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Together with a small group of other CADRE Fellows, Ms. Zheng will collaborate throughout the year through Webinars and other events to advance understanding of innovations in STEM education and research, attend the annual PI meeting of the NSF Discovery Research K-12 program, and participate in a culminating activity at the meeting. Ms. Zheng is a third year doctoral student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology. Her research interests focus on utilization of emerging technologies to facilitate teaching and learning.

  • Ph.D. student Lauren Shea presented with Dr. Terry Shanahan (UCI Center for Educational Partnerships) at the California Science Teachers' Association (CSTA) meeting held in Pasadena in October. The title of her presentation was “The Perfect Context to Learn Language.“ Ms. Shea also has authored two new articles with colleagues that were published in November: (1) Sandholtz, J. & Shea, L. (2011).  Predicting performance: A comparison of university supervisors' predictions and teacher candidates' scores on a teaching performance assessment. Journal of Teacher Education, 62(5); and (2) Shea, L., & Shanahan, T. (2011). Student talk: Oral language development through science. Science and Children, 49(3). Ms. Shea is a fourth year Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Language, Literature, and Technology. Her research interests include professional development, language strategies, and technology implementation.

  • "Integrative versus Instrumental Orientation Among Online Language Learners," by Ph.D. student Chin-Hsi Lin and Professor Mark Warschauer, was published in Liguagens e Diálogos. Abstract: What motivates online language learners is not yet well understood. Drawing on data from an international survey conducted among users of a major online site, this study explored the motivational orientation of learners and its relationship to individual background. The results suggest instrumental and integrative orientation for English, Chinese, and Portuguese groups, and only instrumental orientation for Spanish respondents. In addition, the results suggest that learner orientation varies by age, gender, income, education, linguistic background, and target language. This study confirms that the distinctions between instrumental and integrative orientation are meaningful in online language learning and applicable to other cultural contexts as well.

  • Ph.D. student Tran Dang Keys has published in Contemporary Educational Psychology: "The Role of Goal Orientations for Adolescent Mathematics Achievement."  Abstract: This study examines the association between personal goal orientations and mathematics achievement within the trichotomous goal framework. Participants comprised ~2000 7th and 8th grade White, Hispanic, and Vietnamese students in a low-income urban school district in California. Regression analysis with classroom fixed effects minimized biases arising from non-random assignment of teachers and students to schools and classrooms. While all three achievement goal orientations were correlated with mathematics achievement, only a mastery goal orientation consistently predicted achievement when a full set of prior achievement and demographic controls were included. Performance-approach and performance-avoidance goal orientations did not predict achievement in the full model.

  • Ph.D. students Nayssan Savarian and Arena Chang, with Stuart Karabenick and Assistant Professor AnneMarie Conley, presented a poster at the 2011 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. Their poster was titled: "Expectancies and Values in Mathematics Teaching." Ms. Safavian is a fifth year doctoral student specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development. Ms. Chang, a second year doctoral student, also is pursuing the Learning, Cognition, and Development specialization. 
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  • Ph.D. student Binbin Zheng presented her research at the Department's November 7 Brownbag: "Blogging to Learn: Participation and Literacy Among Linguistically Diverse-Fifth Grade Students." Over the previous year Ms. Zheng collected data and analyzed the participation and interaction patterns of 37 fifth-grade students participating in reading-writing online discussion activities in a linguistically-diverse blogging environment. Her findings suggest that pedagogically sound use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in elementary classrooms could both engage students and help upper elementary students become better writers. Ms. Zheng is a third year doctoral student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology. Her research interests focus on utilization of emerging technologies to facilitate teaching and learning. Presentation Abstract

  • Fifth year Ph.D. student Nayssan Safavian has been sharpening her academic skills and expanding her credentials serving as a graduate student reviewer for two national level educational organizations. For the 2012 Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Biennial Meeting Ms. Safavian is serving as a graduate student reviewer under the sponsorship of Assistant Professor AnneMarie Conley. Also under the sponsorship of Dr. Conley, Ms. Safavian served as the graduate student reviewer for the 2011 American Psychological Association (APA) Division 15 Doctoral Student Research Seminar. Ms. Safavian is pursuing her doctoral degree with a specialization in Learning, Cognition, and Development. Her research interests include achievement motivation, adolescent development, cross-cultural psychology, and learning through the arts.

  • Ph.D. student Chin-Hsi Lin (first author) and Associate Professor Penelope Collins (second author) have been notified that Reading & Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal will be publishing their paper "The Effects of L1 and Orthographic Regularity and Consistency in Naming Chinese Characters." Mr. Lin is a fifth year doctoral student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology. His research interests include computer-mediated communication, Chinese learning, and reading development of Chinese language learners. While a doctoral student, Mr. Lin has published three books and four conference proceedings. Dr. Collins' research interests include cognition and learning, linguistic diversity, learning disabilities, phonology, and reading. Abstract

  • Ph.D. student Dan Flynn will be making his third presentation of his poster research, "Freshman Engineering Project Participation and Achievement in Core Engineering Coursework: A Pilot Study," this time to the the National Forum of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) in Madison, Wisconsin, October 9-10. The 2011 forum theme is "Teaching, Learning, and Research: Preparation of the Nation's Future Faculty." CIRTL is a NSF Center for learning and teaching in higher education. Mr. Flynn is a third year doctoral student specializing in Educational Policy and Social Context. His research interests include higher education, engineering pedagogy, STEM education, and program evaluation and development.  Abstract of Poster Presentation

  • Ph.D. student Huy Chung is presenting at the Conference of the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) in San Diego October 13-15. The 2011 conference theme is "Reconnecting Student Voice with Teacher Education in a Globalized Society." Mr. Chung's presentation is entitled "A Literacy for Teaching: Theories as Sponsors of Teaching." Abstract: It is important to critically consider what pre-service teachers are reading and writing in their teacher education programs, a literacy for teaching if you will. Using responses from the assessment portfolio of 32 pre-service English language arts teachers, I applied content analysis on the different theories and theorists they cite to analyze their teaching practices. Results indicate that the candidates cite a narrow set of theories and theorists, indicating a need to expand their understanding of teaching.

  • Ph.D. students Tara Barnhart and Huy Chung and Assistant Professor Elizabeth van Es are presenting at the Conference of the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) in San Diego, October 13-15: "Learning to Learn from Teaching Across the Disciplines." Abstract: In this session, we describe our efforts to create and study a video-based course that focuses on helping pre-service teachers develop practices for learning from teaching. We present: (1) a framework to guide pre-service teachers’ analysis of classroom lessons and its research base, (2) an example of video-based activities to develop pre-service teachers' attention to student thinking, and (3) research findings indicating the impact that participation in the course had on secondary math, science, and English Language Arts pre-service teachers’ ability to notice, analyze, and reflect on their own practice.

  • Ph.D. students Sonja Lind and Alejandra Albarrán were selected as 2011 Graduate Interconnect Peer Mentors representing the Department of Education. The UC Irvine Graduate InterConnect (GIC) program supports the successful transition of new international graduate students to the UCI campus and Irvine communities. The Peer Mentor program, an integral component of InterConnect, consists of a team of current graduate students who provide information, guidance, and a support network to their incoming peers. Both Ms. Lind and Ms. Albarrán are fourth year Ph.D. in Education students.

  • The Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT) Club held their first meeting of Fall Quarter on September 26th. With an attendance of 28 undergraduates interested in education, club officers led the group in a series of ice-breakers and introduced the themes for coming meetings. October 10 will feature Teach for America. October 24 will present field experience/volunteer opportunities with THINK Together and KidWorks. Misty Mountain Education House is the theme for November 7. The annual Thanksgiving potluck will be held on November 21. Club officers for 2011-2012  are President Carol Tsai, Treasurer Natasha Zubair, Secretary James Kim, and Publicity Jason Cao. TOT meetings are open to all undergraduates who would like to know more about education.

  • Multiple Subject Cohort B November Newsletter

  • Multiple Subject Cohort B October Newsletter

  • Single Subject Credential Students Initiate Holiday Food Drive to Support Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

  • Multiple Subject Credential Students Organize "Heart for Hunger" Food Drive to Benefit Orange County Rescue Mission

Summer 2011

  • The Multiple Subject Credential Program Fall Orientation on August 27 opened with a welcome from Department Chair Deborah Lowe Vandell. Following a series of ice breaker activities designed to lay the groundwork for the networking and peer support that the 77 candidates will be cultivating during their coming academic/student teaching year, faculty members participated in a panel discussion to explain credential program expectations and requirements. Additional events included Assistant Professor Rossella Santagata's overview of research and survey methods, Coordinator Christina Giguiere's afternoon review of program information, and alumni rotations. More/photographs

  • The Single Subject Credential Program hosted its New Candidate Orientation on August 26. The morning opened with coffee, registration, and student pictures in the Education Courtyard for 113 entering students. Following a welcome by Department Chair Deborah Lowe Vandell and Director of Teacher Education and Student Affairs Judi Conroy, students were introduced to the program of study and the key administrators of the program who will be guiding their progress toward their single subject teacher credential. A series of three rotating breakout panels were presented by Dr. Conroy, Gecole Harley of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, and Virginia Panish, Single Subject Coordinator. The morning closed with a panel discussion by program alumni. More/photographs

  • Karol Gottfredson, Intern Teacher Credential Program Coordinator, hosted Fall Orientation for Intern Candidates on August 22. The Intern candidates have been enrolled in spring quarter and summer 2011, taking courses and participating in school-based fieldwork. This fall they will begin their employment as an intern teacher or student teacher in a partner school. Intern candidates are selected in part by interviews with the school district partners, who participate in the process to recruit “the best and the brightest teachers” for their districts. In addition to science and math internship positions this year, UC Irvine has added an internship at a premier charter school, the Orange County High School of the Arts. More

  • Ph.D. in Education student Laurie Hansen presented a report with colleagues Tim Green and Loretta Donovan to the Fullerton School District Board of Education. Entitled "Laptops for Learning Program Evaluation 2011, Fullerton School District," the report summarized the final results of the Year 7 of the Laptops for Learning one-to-one computing initiative in the Fullerton District. (Abstract) Ms. Hansen, who is specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology, has completed her fourth year in the Ph.D. program. Her research interests include content area literacy, technology for English learners, and pre-service teacher education. She defended her dissertation, Patterns of Independent Reading, Vocabulary Knowledge, and Literacy Skills among English-Only, Limited-English Proficient, and Fluent-English Proficient Children, on August 8.

  • Ph.D. in Education student Emily Penner is presenting two papers during the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Las Vegas, Nevada in mid-August. She is the sole presenter for “Who Does Concerted Cultivation Help? Examining the Distributional Effects of Concerted Cultivation.” She is co-presenting with Professors Thurston Domina, Andrew Penner, and AnneMarie Conley “Detracking across the Distribution: Evidence from a Mathematics Curricular Reform." (Abstracts) Both papers will be presented during round-table sessions. Ms. Penner is a third year doctoral student specializing in Educational Policy and Social Contexts. Her research interests include inequality, achievement gaps, teacher effectiveness, intervention, education reform policy, peer effects, comparative international education policy, and  English Language Learners.

  • Ph.D. student Cathy Tran is pursuing two international activities this summer. She will be teaching at the University of Hong Kong as a Senior Teaching Fellow for Crimson Summer Exchange, a cultural exchange program that promotes interaction with people of different countries and cultural backgrounds. Following her time in Hong Kong, Ms. Tran, a National Science Foundation Scholar, is using her NSF International Travel Grant to be a visiting student at the Knowledge Media Research Center in Tubingen, Germany, an extra-faculty research institute committed to bridging basic research and applied science. Ms. Tran is a second year Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development. Her research interests include technology, media, child development, cognition, informal learning, and motivation.

  • Tara Barnhart, a third year Ph.D. student, was accepted to the Google Faculty Institute for STEM (Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering) Educators. The Institute encompasses three days, August 10-12, of hands-on experience in Mountain View, California, for faculty of secondary education in Math and Science and is dedicated to the use of new technologies to break traditional practices. Thirty-nine participants were selected from California secondary teachers and university professors. Ms. Barnhart is a National Board certified teacher in Adolescent and Young Adult Science. Prior to becoming a full-time lecturer in the single subject and master's program at California State University, Fullerton, Ms. Barnhart taught life science in a Los Angeles urban high school. Ms. Barnhart's doctoral research interests include pre-service science teacher preparation and teacher reflections.

  • Ph.D. in Education student Anny Hwang is spending the summer in Korea, where she is teaching a summer course - "Teaching Models of English" - at Sookmyung Women's University, a private university in Seoul, Korea, founded in 1906 as the first royal private educational institution for women. For Ms. Hwang, returning to Sookmyung Women's University, her alma mater, provided an opportunity to expand her research into language acquisition and cultural adaptation. Mr. Hwang's interest in language acquisition began with her childhood experiences as a native Korean speaker living in Ecuador, continued through her study at Sookmyung University and Harvard Graduate School of Education, and motivates her doctoral study of second language and literacy development, language assessment, reading difficulties, accurate identification and early intervention.

  • Ph.D. in Education student Cathery Yeh is engaging in a variety of summer activities. She is leading a series of math workshops on creating student-centered instruction on early number concepts for Stepping Stones, a preschool in La Palma. She also is working as a Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) with Assistant Professor Rossella Santagata preparing measures for Dr. Santagata's NSF Career Project. This month she will serve as an AERA proposal reviewer and attend the planning conference in Hartford, Connecticut for the 2012 Regional Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Ms. Yeh is a second year doctoral student specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development with research interests in diversity and equity in education, teacher learning, pre-service mathematics teacher development, and teacher professional development.

  • Ph.D. student Alma Zaragoza presented a qualitative report on the THINK Together pilot programs Leyendo en Familias and Early Literacy Program (ELP) to the Children and Families Commission of Orange County. Both THINK Together and the Children and Families Commission of Orange County are Department of Education community partners. Ms. Zaragoza, a second year doctoral student specializing in Educational Policy and Social Context, is a Eugene Cota Robles Scholar. As part of her personal commitment to fostering equity and opportunity she is serving as a mentor in two UC Irvine programs: Summer Undergraduate Research Program and Competitive Edge Summer Program. Her research interests include the achievement/gender gap, higher education access and equity for underrepresented populations, and collaborations between school and non-school based programs.

  • Chin-hsi Lin, a fifth year Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology, has been awarded a Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowships are awarded by UC Irvine's Graduate Division to full-time Ph.D. students nearing completion of their dissertation. The awards are intended to allow students to forgo their non-research related employment obligations to concentrate on completing their dissertation. Mr. Lin's research interests include computer-mediated communication, Chinese learning, and reading development of Chinese language learners. His dissertation work is focusing on language learners' attitudes, interactions, and practices on the largest social networking site for language learning in the world, Livemocha. Mr. Lin expects that his findings will shed light on the future direction of language learning through this medium.

  • Fifth Year Ph.D. in Education student Femi Vance has been awarded a $20,000 UC/ACCORD Dissertation Fellowship for 2011-2012. Ms. Vance is specializing in Educational Policy and Social Contexts with a focus on out-of-school time. In announcing Ms. Vance's award, UC/ACCORD Director Daniel Solórzano communicated that her submission was "chosen, among many other qualified applicants, because you are conducting groundbreaking work that will surely make a great contribution to educational equity and opportunity." In addition to receiving funding, Ms. Vance will have the opportunity to present her work at the annual UC/ACCORD conference at the UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead November 4 through 6. In fulfillment of grant requirements, Ms Vance will submit a policy brief that outlines the practical and/or policy implication of her research project.

  • Fourth year Ph.D. student Tina Matuchniak has been awarded a $20,000 UC/ACCORD Dissertation Fellowship for 2011-2012. The title of her proposed research is "Mind the Gap: A Cognitive Strategies Approach to College Writing Readiness." Ms. Matuchniak has research interests that encompass technology-mediated teaching and learning, literacy, and first-generation college student success. UC/ACCORD Director Daniel Solórzano advised Ms. Matuchniak that her research was chosen by ACCORD for support because "you are conducting groundbreaking work that will surely make a great contribution to educational equity and opportunity." Ms. Matuchniak will be invited to present her research at the 2011 Lake Arrowhead Conference and will be submitting a policy brief that outlines the practical and/or policy implication of her research project.

  • Ph.D. in Education student Janice Hansen presented at the 91st Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association (WPA) in Los Angeles April 28-May 1. WPA was founded in 1921 for the purpose of stimulating the exchange of scientific and professional ideas and, in doing so, enhancing interest in the process of research and scholarship in the behavioral sciences. The 2011 symposium theme was Connected Learning to Promote Generalizable Conceptual Knowledge. Ms. Hansen's presentation, in collaboration with Assistant Professor Lindsey Richland, was entitled "Visual Representations in Conceptually-Linked Versus Topically-Based Science Lessons." Ms. Hansen is a fifth year doctoral student specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development. Her research focuses on science and math education.

  • Ph.D. in Education student Cathery Yeh has been invited to serve on the Program Committee for the National Conference of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2012 Regional Conference in Harford, Connecticut. NCTM is a public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research. Ms. Yeh will be the primary reviewer for the 3-5 grade band and will be attending the July planning meeting. Ms. Yeh is a second year doctoral student specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development. Her research interests include diversity and equity in education, teacher learning, pre-service mathematics teacher development, and teacher professional development.

  • Incoming Ph.D. student Diana Mullins has received an appointment as a UC Irvine Writing Project Fellow. The UCI Writing Project, established in 1984, offers workshops to over 2,500 students, pre-K through 12th grade. The workshops are structured to help students enhance the reading and writing skills identified in the California English/Language Arts Content Standards. Ms. Mullins has worked as an education researcher in Boston and has taught adolescent students for 12 years in Maine. She specializes in interdisciplinary learning and reading/writing workshops and has coached middle level students in the performing arts. Ms. Mullins will be pursuing the Language, Literacy, and Technology specialization. Her research interests include literacy coaching, adolescent learning, technology in education, writing assessment methods, diversity and equity.

  • Eight UC Irvine students (out of 22 nationwide) were selected for the June 21-23 University of California Educational Evaluation Center (UCEC) Institute for Training in Evaluation in Santa Barbara. Method, theory, and skill-based workshops were conducted by nationally recognized UC scholars. Pictured at left are the Department of Education students, Professor Greg Duncan, and two students from UC Irvine School of Social Science. Back row: Emily Penner (GSR focus), Charles Hardy (Economics), Erik Ruzek, Distinguished Professor of Education Greg Duncan, Jimmy Leak. Front row: Matthew Rafalow (Sociology), Anamarie Auger, Teya Rutherford, Tran Dang, and Lauren Shea.

  • Credential Program Counselor Sarah Singh, Student Affairs Scheduler Penny Suphunthuchat, and Admissions Counselor Marie Nubia-Feliciano (l to r) greeted incoming Master of Arts in Teaching students during the May 21 Orientation to the UCI MAT Program. Following the welcome from Director of Student Affairs and Teacher Education Judi Conroy and greeting from Professor and Chair Deborah Lowe Vandell, students were given an overview of Summer One courses by Coordinators Virginia Panish and Christina Giguiere, instructors Satinder Hawkins and Jody Guarino, and Associate Professor Penelope Collins. Following a mid-morning break, incoming students separated into breakout sessions for Multiple Subject or Single Subject Candidates before a final review of enrollment highlights. More

Spring 2011

  • Congratulations to our 11 new Doctors of Education. Graduates of the UCI/UCLA Joint Ed.D. Program in Educational Administration are Keith Curry, Pamela McFadden, and Gail Miller. CSU/UCI Joint Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Leadership graduates are Sylvia Angulo, Fredricka Brown, Vince Carbino, Samira Habash, John McGarvey, Larry Natividad, Sharyn Sigler, and Saba Yohannes-Reda. Photographs, Dissertation Titles, & Current Employment.

  • Ph.D. student Sarah Gilliland has been awarded both a Promotion of Doctoral Studies Scholarship and a Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge Award from the Foundation for Physical Therapy Board of Trustees. The Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) Scholarship - Level 1 provides a cash award of $7,500 for the 2011-2012 academic year. The Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge Award is given to a PODS 1 recipient of extraordinary merit. The award is made possible through the efforts of the Marquette Challenge, an annual grassroots student fundraising endeavor coordinated by Physical Therapy students from Marquette University. Ms. Gilliland, who has a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University, is a first year Ph.D. in Education student specializing Learning, Cognition, and Development.

  • Fourth Year Ph.D. in Education student Femi Vance has been selected to be an Education Pioneers Fellow this summer in Chicago. Education Pioneers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education reform, places graduate student fellows in districts, schools, research firms, and other education-focused nonprofits for mutual benefit: Fellows gain practical experience working on education reform and partnering organizations receive access to new talent. During the summer each fellow works on one project that is designed to be manageable within the 10-week duration of the internship. In addition to the work experience, fellows participate in regular workshops to discuss current educational issues with other fellows and with local leaders in education. Ms. Vance will be working with Chicago Public Schools in the Office of School Improvement.

  • Ph.D. student Paul Rama is presenting at the Games + Learning + Society Conference June 15-17 in Madison, Wisconsin. The Games, Learning, and Society group is a collection of academic researchers, interactive media (or game) developers, and government and industry leaders who investigate how interactive media environments - "video games" - operate, how they can be used to transform how we learn, and what this means for society. Mr. Rama's presentation, entitled "WoW! Participation and Learning in a L2 Spanish Virtual Environment," examines how L2 Spanish learners begin to participate in the myriad of activities found in the Spanish language version of the massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) World of Warcraft (WoW). Mr. Rama is a third year doctoral student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology.

  • An Educator's Perspective on Evidence of Quality Teacher Practice by Ph.D. student Rahila Munshi (Series # IPMS020-X041-2011) has been published by UCLA's Center XCHANGE, a repository of publications and resources for changing public schools. Abstract: An alumna of UCLA’s Teacher Education Program who taught high school math in the Los Angeles Unified School District, answers the question - If someone came into your classroom, what would you offer as evidence of the quality of your professional practice and why? Ms. Munshi is a first year Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Educational Policy and Social Context. Her research interests include student and teacher motivation, urban school policy and program implementation, and pre-service and secondary mathematics teacher development.

  • Ph.D. student Huy Chung has been selected a UC Irvine Writing Project Fellow. The Writing Project Summer Institute will begin June 27 and end July 22. During this time period Mr. Chung will research the affordances of the autobiography/bildunsroman genre in the literacy classroom for English Language Learning (ELL)  students. Mr. Chung, a second year Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development, taught English and history in downtown Los Angeles prior to entering the doctoral program. He entered the UC Irvine doctoral program as a Gates Scholar. His current research interests include teacher learning and professional development, classroom discourse analysis, interdisciplinary curriculum, semiotics in educational contexts, comparative education, and studies of volition.

  • Graduating Senior Michelle Allen congratulated the residents of UC Irvine Education Theme House "Careers in Teaching" for their recognition by the Arroyo Vista Housing Community as the "Best Living the Theme" house. The "Careers in Teaching" house, one of the two theme homes jointly sponsored by the Department of Education and the Center for Educational Partnerships, is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. DoE Counselor for the Undergraduate Minor in Education Gisela Verduzco serves as department coordinator for both education theme houses. Michelle Allen has served as 2010-2011 Housing Assistant for "Careers in Teaching". During the 2010-2011 academic year she also served as president of the Cal Teach Club. Ms. Allen received her bachelor's degree this spring in Mathematics with a minor in Educational Studies. Read more about Michelle Allen. Announcement

  • Ph.D. students Sonja Lind and Alejandra Albarrán were recognized for their service as 2010-2011 Pedagogical Fellows during UC Irvine's Celebration of Teaching Awards Ceremony held May 25th at the University Club. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Ms. Lind and Ms. Albarrán guided Teaching Assistants (TAs) in the Department of Education and the Paul Merage School of Business through initial training and provided on-going support throughout the year. Pedagogical Fellows facilitate communication among TAs and course instructors and provide suggestions for improving the TA program. Ms. Lind is a second year doctoral student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology. Ms. Albarrán, also a second year doctoral student, is specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development.

  • Students earning their Certificate in After School Education (CASE) were honored during the May 31st CASE Reception in the Department of Education. The 15 undergraduates who qualified for 2010-2011 CASE recognition each completed a minimum of five courses totaling 20 quarter hours along with a minimum 70 hours of field experience. Pictured at left, back row are Chair Deborah Lowe Vandell, Jonathan Melgar, Instructor Jeff Johnston, Lyndsey Haapala, CASE Director Associate Professor Joseph Mahoney, and Director of Undergraduate Programs Sue Marshall. Front row are Kim Le, Florence Lai, Tania Chu, Arnold San Jose, Lecturer Susan Guilfoyle, and Undergraduate Counselor Gisela Verduzco.

  • Undergraduates Present under Faculty Mentorship at Eighteenth Annual UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium: "Undergraduate Research: Sustained Collaboration"

  • Teresa Cavazos, Chicano/Latino Studies major mentored by Estela Zarate, presented her honors thesis research at the Chicano/Latino Honors Student Presentation on May 11.

  • Ph.D. student Teomara Rutherford has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Grant. GRFP grants provide three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research. Ms. Rutherford's NSF grant will support her study: "Training Elementary Math Students to Effectively Monitor Learning". Ms. Rutherford, a second year doctoral student, holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Computers from Florida International University and a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law where she was an articles editor on the Boston University Law Review. Her research interests include motivation, intelligence, law, and education.

  • Ph.D. student Dan Flynn has been selected as a 2011-2012 Pedagogical Fellow for the UCI Department of Education. To qualify for consideration as a Pedagogical Fellow, a doctoral student must have demonstrated academic achievement, exhibited personal responsibility, and served as a Teaching Assistant. As a Pedagogical Fellow, Mr. Flynn will guide TAs during their university level training and organize specific department level training. He will facilitate communication among the 2011-2012 TAs, course instructors, and the TA Coordinators and provide suggestions for improving the TA program within DoE and at the university level. Mr. Flynn, who is in his second year of doctoral study, is specializing in Educational Policy and Social Context. His research interests include higher education, engineering pedagogy, STEM education, and program evaluation and development.

  • Ph.D. student Nayssan Safavian participated in the 2011 Division C Graduate Student Seminar at the recent American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting held in New Orleans. Admission to the workshop was competitive with a limited number of invitations extended to full-time, advanced level doctoral students either in the data collection stage of their dissertation or with dissertation proposal accepted. During the session, Ms. Safavian was matched with a faculty mentor. Workshop segments focused on development of a research trajectory, conducting effective teaching, and pursuit of grant funding. Ms. Safavian's award was accompanied by a $300 stipend and meals, and lodging for the duration of the conference. Ms. Safavian is a fourth year Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development.

  • Ph.D. student Mary Cashen was elected to serve as Chair of the School Choice Special Interest Group (SIG) at the recent American Educational Research Association (AERA) Meeting in New Orleans. SIGs provide a forum within AERA for individuals drawn together by a common interest in a field of study, teaching, or research. School Choice SIG (#103) supports a nonpartisan, multidisciplinary community engaged in scholarly analyses of all forms of school choice, including charter schools, magnet schools, open enrollment, and vouchers. Ms. Cashen is a second year Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Educational Policy and Social Context. Her research interests include charter schools, college access and persistence, and education reform. She will serve as an AERA SiG Chair for a two-year term.

  • Ph.D. student Tara Barnhart will be presenting at the 2011 National Conference of the Science and Mathematics Teachers Imperative (SMTI) in Portland Oregon, June 8-10. The title of her presentation is "Learning to Analyze Teaching: Developing Pre-Service Science Teachers' Ability to Notice, Analyze, and Respond to Student Thinking". The Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative (SMTI), begun by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in 2008, is a commitment by 125 public research universities (to date) to increase the quantity, quality and diversity of the science and mathematics teachers they prepare. Ms. Barnhart is a second year doctoral student specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development. Her research interests focus on pre-service science teacher preparation and teach reflection. Abstract of Presentation

  • Janice Hansen was recognized by the American Educational Research Association for her service as Division C Senior Representative for the AERA Graduate Student Council (GSC). The mission of the GSC is to facilitate and promote the transition from graduate student to professional researcher and/or practitioner by providing opportunities within AERA for growth, development, and advancement. Council members have five major responsibilities: annual meeting planning, student advocacy, information dissemination, community building, and self-governance. Division C: Learning and Instruction is concerned with research on the processes of, and context for, learning, instruction, and assessment, as well as work examining the relationships among these areas. Ms. Hansen, a fourth year doctoral student in Learning, Cognition, and Development, studies science and math education.

  • Bilingual Multiple Subject Credential Candidates from the Department's Teacher Credential Program attended the recent California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) Conference held in Long Beach on March 24. The 2011 conference theme was "Language, Culture, and Leadership: Co-creating Community". At the conference the candidates had the opportunity to simultaneously interpret for Latino parents attending the conference and attend various worshops for their own professional development. MS Candidate Wendy Ramos was one of seven students who was honored with a $2,000 Teachership Award. On May 12, Multiple Subject Bilingual Teacher Credential Candidates will be atending an upcoming professional development day at UCLA's Lab School. The day's theme is "Learning in Two Languages". Photographs

  • Lecturer Jeff Johnston was featured speaker at the April 26th meeting of Teachers of Tomorrow. Modeling how a teacher can serve diverse student interests and be responsive to individual needs, Mr. Johnston posed the question: "What does each of you want to know about teaching?" (See accompanying article for representative questions.) While writing the questions  on a white board, Mr. Johnson used the opportunity to provide brief answers. He then initiated a "class" activity involving participants with closed eyes, different sized potatoes with descriptive names, Mr. Potato Head, and Mr. Spider to demonstrate how he uses fun, inclusion, personal challenge, and class management techniques to present a unit on ethics. Read more.

  • Ed.D. student Keith Curry has been appointed the Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Compton Community College District by the district's Special Trustee. Mr. Curry has served as the El Camino College Compton Center Dean of Students Services since 2006. Prior to joining the staff at ECC Compton Center, he volunteered as chair of the Compton Unified School District Achieving College Partnership and served on the Compton Unified School District Foundation board. Additionally, he co-authored the Compton Unified School District Gear-Up proposal during his tenure at UC Irvine. At UC Irvine, Mr. Curry acted as the director of the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP), providing freshmen with the tools they would need to excel in college. He is credited with re-establishing a partnership between UC Irvine and the Compton Unified School District. Press Release

  • Ph.D. student Briana Hinga has been selected as a 2011-2012 Pedagogical Fellow for the UCI Department of Education and the Paul Merage School of Business. To qualify for consideration as a Pedagogical Fellow, a doctoral student must have demonstrated academic achievement, exhibited personal responsibility, and served as a Teaching Assistant. As a Pedagogical Fellow, Ms. Hinga will guide TAs during their university level training and organize specific department level training. She will facilitate communication among the 2011-2012 TAs, course instructors, and the TA Coordinators and Directors, and provide suggestions for improving the TA program within DoE and the Paul Merage School of Business and at the university level. Ms. Hinga, who is in her third year of doctoral study, is specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development.

  • Ph.D. student Lauren Shea will be presenting two papers at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Conference in Orlando Florida, April 3-6: (1) "Moving Language in Science Research Forward: Interpretative Frameworks, Research Procedures, and Pedagogical Issues to Reposition Literacy in Scientific Literacy" [written in collaboration with Gomez-Zwiep, S., Straits, W., & Shanahan, T.], and (2) "Student Math and Language Gains: Results from a PD Program Which Incorporated Language in Content." NARST has an international membership of 1,500 committed to improving science education through research. Ms. Shea is a third year doctoral student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology. Her research interests include professional development in the integration of language and content, language acquisition strategies, and technology implementation.

  • Ph.D. student Dan Flynn will be presenting at the University of California First Year Best Practices Conference to be held at UC Riverside on April 15. During Session C: Using Research and Evaluation to Enhance Programs, Mr. Flynn will discuss findings from his co-disciplinary research project conducted between the UCI Department of Education and the UCI School of Engineeriing. The title of his presentation is: "Fostering Student Success Among Students in STEM Majors: College Freshman Engineering Project Participation and Achievement in Core Engineering Coursework: A Pilot Study." Mr. Flynn is a second year Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Educational Policy and Social Context. His research interests include higher education, engineering pedagogy, STEM education, and professional development.

  • Ph.D. student Laurie Hansen has received a grant from California State University, Fullerton to participate in a professional development seminar at the American Educational Research Association Conference to be held in New Orleans April 8-12. Ms. Hansen will be attending "Mixed Data Analysis Techniques: A Comprehensive Step-by-Step Approach." AERA, with 25,000 members, is the most prominent professional organization in the field of education. AERA's goal is to advance educational research and its practical application. The 2011 conference theme is Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good. Ms. Hansen is a fourth year Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology. Her research interests include content area literacy, technology for English learners, preservice, and teacher education.

  • Janice Hansen will be presenting with Associate Professor Lindsey Richland at the 91st Western Psychological Association (WPA) Convention in Los Angeles on April 29 during the symposium: Connected Learning to Promote Generalizable Conceptual Knowledge. The title of her presentation is: "Visual Representations in Conceptually-Linked Versus Topically-Based Science Lessons." WPA was founded in 1921 for the purpose of stimulating the exchange of scientific and professional ideas and to enhance interest in the processes of research and scholarship in the behavioral sciences. Members include both students and professionals. Ms. Hansen is a fourth year Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development. Her research explores science and math education.

Multiple Subject Cohort A Spring Newsletter

Multiple Subject Cohort B Spring Newsletter


Winter 2011

  • UC Irvine hosted the 2011 Recruitment Weekend February 27-28 for applicants offered admission to the Ph.D. in Education Program. Under the guidance of faculty coordinator Thurston Domina and a team of current doctoral students, applicants spent two days exploring the benefits of studying in Irvine. Activities included a department welcome; group and individual meetings with faculty members and potential advisors; specialization, research, and brownbag presentations; tours of the campus, graduate housing, and the department; a picnic at the beach; dinner in a graduate residence hall; and opportunities to talk informally with faculty and current doctoral students. "Reasons to Enroll" by Vice Chair Michael Martinez

  • Master of Arts in Teaching Intern Margaret Devine has been named Teacher of the Month for 6th grade at Cerro Villa Elementary School in the Orange Unified School District.

  • Ph.D. student Cathery Yeh delivered a workshop for mathematics teachers at the Orange County Math Council (OCMC) symposium on February 28, 2011. Her presentation, entitled "Differential Mathematics Instruciton with Student-Centered Learning," explored research-based strategies that teachers can use to develop their students' mathematical thinking. Special attention was given to the type of problems and questions that elicit student thinking and ensure understanding for all students. OCMC is an affiliate of the California Math Council. Ms. Yeh is a first year doctoral student specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development. Her research interests encompass diversity and equity in education, teacher learning, pre-service mathematics teacher development, and teacher professional development.

  • Ph.D. student Huy Chung will be presenting at the Spring 2011 Conference of the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) in San Jose on March 25-27. The conference theme is "Closing the Opportunity Gap: How Context Matters for Teaching and Learning." Mr. Chung's presentation is entitled "The Many Faces of Teaching: Comparing and Contrasting Pre-Service English Language Arts Teachers' Conception of Teaching." Founded in 1945, the CCTE is devoted to stimulating the improvement of the pre-service and in-service education of teachers and administrators. Mr. Chung is a second year doctoral student specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development. His research interests include teacher learning and professional development, classroom discourse analysis, interdisciplinary curriculum, semiotics in educational contexts, comparative education, and studies of volition. Abstract

  • Ph.D. student Lauren Shea and Therese Shanahan, Director of the California Science Project at UCI's Center for Educational Partnerships, will be presenting a paper at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) in San Francisco on March 10-13: "Enhancing Student Talk in Science Through Blended Professional Development." Ms. Shea is a third year doctoral student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology. Her research interests include professional development in the integration of language and content, language acquisition strategies, and technology implementation. NSTA, founded in 1944, is committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. Current NSTA membership of 60,000 includes teachers, supervisors, administrators, scientists, businessmen, and industry representatives.

  • Ph.D. student Dan Flynn will be presenting at the American Society for Engineering Education - Pacific South West Section (ASEE-PSW) Conference to be held at California State University, Fresno, March 31-April 2. The 2011 conference theme is "Transforming Engineering Education through Community Engagement, Entrepreneurship, and Service Learning." Mr. Flynn's poster presentation is entitled: "College Freshmen Engineering Project Participation and Academic Achievement in Core Engineering Coursework: A Pilot Study." The ASEE-PSW is a multi-disciplinary group that encourages participation from educators from all engineering disciplines. Mr. Flynn is a second year Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Educational Policy and Social Context. His research interests include higher education, engineering pedagogy, STEM education, and professional development.

  • Ph.D. student Binbin Zheng presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) 2011 International Conference, March 7-11, in Nashville, Tennessee. Ms. Zheng was first author on a paper presentation entitled: "Improving Fourth Grade Writing Through Technology-Enhanced Instruction." The society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in  teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Ms. Zheng is a fourth year Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology. Her research focuses on emerging technologies to facilitate teaching and learning. Abstract

  • Ph.D. student Weilin Li will be presenting at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 2011. The title of her paper is "Which Combination of High Quality Infant-Toddler and Preschool Care Best Promotes School Readiness?" Co-authors on the paper are Professor George Farkas, Distinguished Professor Greg J. Duncan, Professor Margaret R. Burchinal, Professor and Chair Deborah Lowe Vandell, and fellow Ph.D. students Erik Ruzek and Tran Dang. Ms. Li is a third year doctoral student with research interests in educational finance and educational inequality. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economical Information Management from the Central University of Finance and Education in Beijing and a Master's degree from Harvard University. Abstract of SREE Presentation

  • Ph.D. student Emily Penner will be presenting at the 2011 Sociology of Education Association Conference to be held at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, Californnia February 18-20. The title of her presentation is "Detracking Across the Distribution: Evidence from a Mathematics Curricular Reform." Co-authors on the presentation are Asssistant Professor of Education Thurston Domina, Assistant Professor of Sociology Andrew Penner, Assistant Professor of Education AnneMarie Conley, and Associate Professor of Economics Marianne Bitler. Ms. Penner is a second year doctoral student with research interests in educational inequality, the impact of education policies on student learning, teacher effectiveness, intervention, peer effects, and comparative international education policies. Abstract of Presentation

  • Ph.D. student Erik Ruzek  will be presenting at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 2011. The title of his presentation is "Does High Quality Childcare Narrow the Achievement Gap at Two Years of Age?" Co-authors on the study are Professor Margaret Burchinal, Professor George Farkas, Distinguished Professor Greg Duncan, and doctoral students Tran Dang and Weilin Li. Mr. Ruzek is a fourth year Ph.D. student specializing in Educational Policy and Social Context. His research interests include teacher influence on student motivation, K-16 theory and practice, educational policy making, and the summer learning gap. He holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from UC Riverside and a master's degree in Leadership and Liberal Studies from Duquesne University. Abstract of Paper

  • Ph.D. student Tran Dang will be presenting at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) in Washington, D.C. on March 4, 2011. The title of her presentation is "Preschool Center Quality and School Readiness: Quality Main Effects and Variation by Demographis and Child Characteristics." Co-authors are Professor George Farkas, Professor Margaret Burchinal, Professor Greg Duncan, Professor and Chair Deborah Lowe Vandell, and doctoral students Weilin Li and Erik Ruzek. Ms. Dang is a fourth year doctoral student specializating in Educational Policy and Social Context. Prior to joining UC Irvine's Ph.D. in Education program, Ms. Dang was an external evaluator and research analyst for WestEd, the Santa Ana Unified School District, and the Orange County Department of Education. Abstract of Presentation 

  • Ph.D. students Rahila Munshi and Huy Chung will be presenting with Assistant Professor Elizabeth van Es at the UCLA Curtis Center Mathematics and Teaching Conference on March 5th: "Learning to Learn from Teaching: A Model for Learning from Analysis and Reflection of One's Own Practice." Ms. Munshi is a first year Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Educational Policy and Social Context. Her research interests include student and teacher motivation, urban school policy and program implementation, pre-service and secondary mathematics teacher development. Mr. Chung is a second year doctoral student specializing in Learning, Cognition, and Development. His research interests include teacher learning and professional development, classroom discourse analysis, and interdisciplinary curriculum. Abstract of Presentation

  • Ph.D. student Lauren Shea's paper "Literacy Strategies to Enhance the Functionality of the Learning Cycle (5 ES) Approach," co-authored with Therese  Shanahan, was presented by Dr. Shanahan at the Association of Science Teacher Education International Conference in Minneapolis, Minnnesota in January. Their paper was included in the session Strategic Uses of Language Tasks and Literacy Strategies to Enhance Learning in Open, Guided, and Structured Science Inquiries: Functional Sociolinguistic Approaches. Ms. Shea, a third year doctoral student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology, studies professional development in the integration of language and content, language acquisition strategies, and technology implementation. Dr. Shanahan is Director of the California Science Project, Center for Educational Partnerships.

  • Jillian Anderson presented a workshop entitled “Rethinking Your Thinking – Attitude is Everything” for members of Teachers of Tomorrow on January 18.  Jillian, who is employed by the Health Education Center at UC Irvine, is a senior majoring in Public Health Policy in the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention and minoring in Educational Studies. A four year member of Teachers of Tomorrow and a former board member, Jillian recently traveled to West Africa to explore opportunities to work in the health care field internationally. Upon graduation she plans to join the Peace Corps. Read more about Jillian Anderson.

  • Teachers of Tomorrow hosted a fund raiser to earn funds in support of members attending the UCI Winter Leadership Conference featuring Erin Gruwell, educator and author of Freedom Writers. Offering Lollicup boba milk tea and homemade brownies, TOT members positioned their table in the Education/Law Courtyard and attracted students entering and leaving classes during the mid-day period. As a result of their efforts, nine TOT club members were funded for attending the conference. TOT regularly hosts fund-raisers and community service events to increase student awareness of the opportunities available in education.

  • On February 1, 2011, Multiple Subject Coordinator Christina Giguiere delivered a workshop entitled “How to Create an Age-Appropriate Lesson Plan for K-3 Classrooms” for members of Teachers of Tomorrow. Working with the children’s book Chrysanthemum, Ms. Giguiere led TOT members through an interactive lesson demonstrating how the teacher could read a story to the class, ask probing questions, include all students in the activity, and incorporate into a reading lesson instruction in science, mathematics, geography, writing, and personal reflection. TOT members’ culminating lesson activity was to write a letter to the character Chrysanthemum explaining their feelings about Chrysanthemum’s experiences. Ms. Giguiere collected TOT members’ letters and promised a written response as demonstration of the importance of feedback to students about their work. The Teachers of Tomorrow Club meets regularly every other week throughout the academic year on Tuesday evening, 6:30 pm, in Education 2024. Guests are welcome.

  • Ph.D. student Emily Penner published as second author with Assistant Professor Stephanie Reich and Distinguished Professor Greg Duncan in the January 2011 issue of Academic Pediatrics. The title of the article is: Using Baby Books to Increase New Mothers' Safety Practices. Ms. Penner is a second year doctoral student in the Educational Policy and Social Context specialization. Her research interests include educational inequality, the impact of education policies on student learning, teacher effectiveness, intervention, peer effects, and comparative international education policies. In keeping with her research foci, Ms. Penner's first year research project, showcased during the Fall 2010 Poster Presentation, was entitled: "Do Teachers Have an Effect on Student Height and Weight? A Falsification Test of Value-Added Models."

  • Ph.D. student Binbin Zheng and Professors Mark Warschauer and George Farkas announced the release of the final report of the Saugus Union School District's (SUSD) Student Writing Achievement Through Technology Enhanced Collaboration (SWATTEC) program. " Since 2009 all fourth grade students in SUSD have been provided a low-cost Asus Eee PC netbook computer, together with an open source Linus-based operating system, a wide array of other open source software, access to free cloud-based or online resources, and a subscription to a commercial online writing and essay scoring program called MY Access!" Ms. Zheng is a fourth year doctoral student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology. Her research interests fous on emerging technologies to facilitate teaching and learning. SUSD Report

  • The Department of Education initiated its Winter 2011 Professional Development Seminars for Ph.D. students with a presentation by Professors Greg Duncan and George Farkas on the Third Year Theme Essay requirement, which can take the form of a detailed course outline, an extensive literature review, or a policy paper. Professional development seminars respond to student interest. Seminars in February and March will address collaborative research and preparing a job talk for an academic position. Seminars this winter and spring 2011 are being coordinated by second year doctoral students Huy Chung and Anamarie Auger.

  • During fall quarter five doctoral students earned their Master's in Education on the way to their Ph.D. in Education: Andrea Cons, Liche (Sean) Kao, James Leak, Erik Ruzek, and Femi Vance.

  • Nine Doctoral Students to Present Research at Inaugural Alumni Symposium January 29.
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