Healing Racial Trauma

Candice Hargons, Ph.D., and the RISE^2 Research Team are investigating the psychophysiological effect of racism on Black students and determining whether meditation can reduce the effect. In a mixed method experimental pilot study, they use biofeedback to observe participants’ heart rate and heart rate variability during the experiment. Then, they … Read More

Politics and Justice Implications

Amanda U. Potterton, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies. Her research and teaching interests include the politics of school choice, charter schools, privatization and public education, and justice-related policy implications for students living in poverty, students with special education needs, and students who are … Read More

Measuring Success: Part II (What do we do now?)

We’re talking about how to find meaning behind the numbers in part 2 of our talk with Dr. Kelly Bradley, Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky College of Education. We discuss a college program that prepares students to look more holistically … Read More

Gait Training in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis

This study investigates the effectiveness of anti-gravity treadmill gait training on neuromuscular function, dynamic balance and gait in the population with Multiple Sclerosis. Fan Gao, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, is conducting research with two undergraduates, Erick Honaker and Trace Lindquist. Participants receive … Read More

Researching Self-Instructional Behaviors for People with Autism and Intellectual Disability

Dr. Sally Shepley is an assistant professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling. Her research evaluates ways to increase self-instructional behaviors for individuals with autism and intellectual disability. Self-instruction occurs when individuals use smart phones, tablets, or computers to find answers to current problems or questions, … Read More

Episode 2: Measuring Success – Part I

How do we know what students know? What are we measuring, and why? Where do we go from here? Those are the kinds of questions that Dr. Kelly Bradley, Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky College of Education, thinks about. But … Read More

STEM Education Honored for Physics Teacher Preparation

Five is a big number when it comes to addressing the shortage of physics teachers in the U.S. The University of Kentucky was recently named one of only a handful of institutions in the U.S. — exactly five, as it so happens — graduating five or more high-quality physics teachers in the … Read More

Bottge Bridging Gap Between Research, Practice

Written by Amanda Nelson   Brian Bottge is known for his research in teaching math to struggling students — and for helping teachers put the findings into action. Bottge has spent most of his career helping bridge the gap between university-level research and practice, bringing math to life for thousands … Read More

April 17: One Day for UK

It only takes one day, one gift to make a difference. Join University of Kentucky alumni, friends and supporters on April 17 for One Day for UK. This giving day will help UK College of Education students have life-changing opportunities and the best learning experiences possible; for researchers to have … Read More

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