April 2021 Faculty News

April 14, 2021

Drs. Cameron Beatty, Kathy Guthrie, and Erica Wiborg (pictured above, left to right) co-authored a new text for undergraduate leadership studies. The book is titled Engaging in the Leadership Process: Identity, Capacity, and Efficacy for College Students.

 


April 1, 2021

Dr. Vanessa Dennen, professor of Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies, published a new book, Reshaping International Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Universities in the Information Age. In addition to serving as one of the editors, she also contributed to a chapter, titled "Mediated identities, context collapse, and cultural elements of networked learning." She also published in a handbook with ISLT Ph.D. student Yujin Park. The handbook is titled Preparing K-12 Teachers for Blended and Online Learning: The Role of PLNs in Preservice Learning and Professional Development. The piece appears in the Handbook of Research on K-12 Blended and Virtual Learning Through the i2Flex Classroom Model. Finally, Dennen contributed to an open source ebook titled What Journal Editors Wish Authors Knew About Academic Publishing. In the book, she shares her insight as an editor for the journal The Internet and Higher Education.

 


April 1, 2021

Dr. Sonia Cabell, assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education and the Florida Center for Reading Research, was featured on an episode of the podcast Filling the Pail. She shares information about her journey, the U.S. National Reading Panel, and her thoughts on the science of reading. You can listen to the episode here


April 1, 2021

Dr. Patrice Iatarola, associate professor of Education Policy and Evaluation, presided over the Association for Education Finance and Policy annual conference, which was held virtually this year due to the pandemic. Additionally, she delivered the presidential address, which can be viewed here.

 


April 1, 2021

The need for a statistically literate population and workforce is increasing at an astounding rate. To help meet this need, Dr. Robert Schoen, associate professor of mathematics education and associate director of the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and Sharon Koon (REL - Southeast) conducted randomized controlled trial of the Supporting Teacher Enactment of the Probability and Statistics Standards (STEPSS) program. The STEPSS program improved statistics instruction and student understanding of statistics. 


April 1, 2021

Dr. Marcy Driscoll, dean emerita, published a new book, Psychology of learning for instruction, 4th edition. The book is co-authored with Dr. Kerry Burner (Office of Distance Learning faculty, ISLT Ph.D. '07) and is published by Pearson.