Faculty, Students Attend AERA Annual Meeting

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By Brad Duncan

aera logoUK College of Education faculty and students are headed to Denver, Colo., April 30-May 4, to take part in the annual gathering of the nation’s top educational researchers. The American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Annual Meeting focuses on the theme “Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World,” and faculty and students will participate in sessions and make presentations various topics.

The College of Education will be well represented as 16 faculty members and two students make presentations. Topics include:

Justin Bathon, assistant professor
Department of Educational Leadership Studies
» The Art of Leadership: Decision-Making Practices, Partnerships and Quality
» The Impact of School Leaders’ Perceptions of Retirement Systems on Their Employment Decisions
Lars Björk, professor
Department of Educational Leadership Studies
» Research on the Superintendency SIG Business Meeting and Discussion of Cross-National Comparisons of Superintendents’ Leadership Roles
Brian Bottge, professor
Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling
» Mathematics in Special Education
Jana Bouwma-Gearhart, assistant professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
» Faculty Development Roundtable – Mixed-Methods Study Investigating Research University STEM Faculty Motivation to Engage in Teaching Professional Development
Kelly Bradley, associate professor
Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation
» Applications of Rasch Modeling for Student Learning
» Studies on Student Change and Effective Teacher Assessment Practices
» Data Collection and Instrumentation Issues in Survey Research
» Survey Research in Education SIG Business Meeting
Kelly Bradley, associate professor
Kathryn Shirley, research assistant
Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation
» Graduate Student Learning and Development – The Tie That Binds and Loose Ends: A Social Network Analysis of Doctoral Committee Structure
Tricia Browne-Ferrigno, associate professor
Department of Educational Leadership
» Rethinking Leadership Preparation by Leveraging Institutions and Sharing the Work: Lessons in District-University Consumer Action from Multiple Case Studies
» High-Impact Innovations in Leadership Preparation: Evidence of Emerging Models
» Actualizing Effective Leadership for School Improvement: New Roles, Linkages and Theory to Practice Data Use
» Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership SIG Business Meeting
» What Drives Program Development?
Fred Danner, professor
Yu-Chang Chen, doctoral student
Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology
» Exploring Motivation in STEM Disciplines
Thomas Guskey, professor
Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology
Gerry Swan, assistant professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Lee Ann Jung, associate professor
Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling
» Implementation of Formative Assessment and Grading Practices
Laurie Henry, assistant professor
Deaprtment of Curriculum and Instruction
» Designing and Evaluating an Integrated GED/Technology Education Program That Prepares Adults for the 21st-Century Workplace
Neal Hutchens, assistant professor
Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation
» Special Topics in Higher-Education Law – Uncertain Status of Constitutional Protection for Individual Academic Freedom
Lee Ann Jung, associate professor
Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling
» Home, School and Socioeconomic Status: Impact on Disability—Predictors of Variation in Early Intervention Service Delivery
Linda Levstik, professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
» Teaching History for the Common Good: A Common Lens on Learning?
» Teaching History with Film: Powerful Cases from the Field
» Looking in Social Studies Classrooms: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Jere Brophy
Xin Ma, professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
» Examining Quality Education in Child-Care Settings
» Applications of Self-Regulatory Factors in Classroom Settings
Christine Mallozzi, assistant professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
» Personal Experiences in Decisions Around Teaching
Joan Mazur, professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
» Supporting Technology Integration in K-12 Settings
Kenneth Tyler, associate professor
Shambra Mulder, doctoral student
Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology
» Approaches to and Understandings of Teaching Diverse Students
Kellie Terry, assistant professor
Department of Educational Leadership Studies
» Research on Leadership Preparation Initiatives
Ellen Usher, assistant professor
Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology
» Motivation in Education
» Understanding Motivation from the Perspective of Student Interest
» Explorations of Motivation in Relations to Students’ Academic Choices and Aspirations
» Investigating Motivation in Teachers
» Views of the Self: Investigations of Relations Between Self-Efficacy, Self-Concept and Implicit Theories of Ability
Jennifer Wilhelm, associate professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
» Studying Education Around the World: International Studies SIG Poster Session – A Comparative Study on Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Mathematics Teachers in China and the U.S.
» Poster Session: Issues in Learning Environments-Changes Experienced During Year 1 of an NSF GK-12 Program: A Mixed-Methods Study
Patrick Yang, assistant professor
Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation
» Fit Index Research in Structural Equation Modeling
» Nonlinear Models, Missing Data Estimation and Composite Factors in SEM

The AERA, founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. For more information on AERA, visit www.aera.net/.