Home » Home Page » National Educational Research Meeting Features UK College of Education Faculty, Students

National Educational Research Meeting Features UK College of Education Faculty, Students

Mortar board stock photoThe work of University of Kentucky College of Education faculty and students will be showcased at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) annual meeting. Taking place virtually this year, April 8-12, the event provides a platform for the ideas and data shaping education practices and policies and connects leading thinkers from the U.S. and around the world.

“When an educational researcher’s work is selected to be showcased at the annual AERA meeting, it is a testament to its relevancy, impact, and innovation on a national scale. Meetings like AERA help us disseminate research within our field, and also provide us with an opportunity to discuss how research findings are used as resources within schools and communities,” said UK College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig, a professor of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Accepting Educational Responsibility.

“Our college’s teaching, research, and service efforts have remained strong this year. In the face of challenges brought on by the pandemic, our faculty and students have pressed forward to play important roles in using research to find answers to help solve critical education and health challenges,” said Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Student Success Margaret Bausch, a professor of special education.

The presentations, discussions, and awards ceremonies featuring UK College of Education faculty and students include:

Bruce Haupt, poster presentation, Scaling-up higher education innovations with network organizations: Social Network Analysis of the Competency-Based Education Network

Julian Vasquez Heilig, roundtable discussion, Planting Toxic Seeds in Fertile Soil: The Knowledge Acquisition, Achievement, and Behavioral Beliefs Inculcated into Teach for America Corps Members of Color

Cheryl Matias, paper presentation, Motherscholar

Jungmin Lee, paper presentation, Does Dual Enrollment Influence High School Graduation, College Enrollment, Choice, and Persistence?

Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, roundtable discussion, The Influence of Network Bridging on Early Career Teacher Identity and Retention

Sharim Hannegan-Martinez, best dissertation finalist award, Critical Educators for Social Justice Special Interest Group

Chunling Niu, Nathaniel P. Wilson, Kelly D. Bradley, Rui Jin, paper presentation, Simulation Study: The Effects of Missing Data on the Partial Credit Trees Differential Item Functioning Detection Performance

Kristen Perry and colleagues, best paper award, Adult Literacy and Adult Education Special Interest Group

Katherine Leung Robershaw, Kelly D. Bradley, roundtable, Modeling Factors of Parents’ Awareness and Perspectives of School Choice with Partial Least Squares

Gregory Vincent, presidential session, Creating More Inclusive Education Work Spaces through Talent-Centered Education Leadership

Cheryl Matias, honorable mention book award, Society of Professors of Education

Margaret Mohr-Schroeder (and colleagues), roundtable discussion, Promoting Equity Through Effective Informal STEM Learning Environments: Students’ Perceptions of Mathematics and Science

Licia Henneberg (undergraduate) with Xiao-Yin Chen (grad alum), invited speaker session, Division C Shark Tank: Graduate Students Pitch Equity and Inclusion–Focused Research Designs

Cheryl Matias, discussant, Theoretical Research Method

Susan Cantrell, Kristen Perry, Shannon Sampson, paper presentation, Teacher’s Perceptions of Culturally Responsive Practices in the Context of Professional Development

Narmada Paul, Division C (Learning and Instruction) equity grant award, Experiences of Immigrant Students Amidst COVID-19: A Mixed-Method Investigation

Cheryl Matias, paper presentation, Enough with the Knapsack-Critical Whiteness Studies

Lisa Amick, symposium, Lessons Learned from an Intervention to Support and Retain Early Career Secondary Mathematics Teachers

Sharim Hannegan-Martinez, invited speaker session, Love, Study, Struggle, Resistance: Centering the Possibilities of Scholar-Activism in Pursuits for Social Justice & Liberation

Julian Vasquez Heilig, paper presentation, Access and Opportunity for African American Communities

Kristen Perry and colleagues, paper presentation, Understanding Literate Citizenship: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Adult Literacy and Political Efficacy-Related Information Sources

Kathryn Chapman, paper session discussant, Education and Philanthropy

Ellen L. Usher, invited speaker session, Keeping the Conversation Going: Next Steps in Theoretical Approaches to Understanding the Academic Motivation of Racially and Ethnically Diverse Students

Zitsi Mirakhur, paper presentation, Understanding and Supporting District Systems Change Around Computer Science Education

Bruce Haupt, poster presentation, Catalyzing change in higher education: Social capital, network leadership, and the Competency-Based Education Network

Cheryl Matias, Division K Mid-Career Award

Lisa Amick, symposium, A Whole New Ballgame: Site Administrators Navigate the Reopening of School Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amanda U. Potterton, chair/paper and symposium sessions, Charter School Outcomes

Lin Xiang, Sagan Goodpaster, Kaitlin Robertson, Hailey Siegel, roundtable discussion, Understanding In-service Science Teachers’ Knowledge and Perceptions of Integrating Agent-based Models via the TPACK Framework

Kelly Bradley, Carolyn Oldham, paper presentation, Exposing the Mythology of Balance: Visibility of the Fall and Elevation of Resilience in COVID-19

Cheryl Matias, chair and discussant, Anti-Asian Racism

Shannon Sampson, Susan Cantrell, Katherine Robershaw, poster presentation, Building a Culturally Responsive Instruction Scale

Ryan Crowley, paper and symposium session, Rethinking Teaching Black History: Assessing K-12 Teachers’ Black Historical Consciousness

Amanda U. Potterton, paper presentation, The Concept of Parental Accountability in a School Choice Market/School Choice Policy and Politics Around the Globe: Sociological Contributions

Cheryl Matias, paper presentation, Towards a Black Whiteness Studies

Cheryl Matias, presidential panelist, The Knee that Started a Movement

Amanda U. Potterton, Julian Vasquez Heilig, mentors, William L. Boyd National Educational Politics Workshop

Ellen L. Usher, mentor, Division C New Faculty Program