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  • January 2019 Faculty News

    By Josh Duke | January 10, 2019 | Posted in: Faculty News

    January 31, 2019

    Betsy BeckerBetsy Becker, Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor of Educational Statistics in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, was an author on an article published in BMJ Global Health. The article is titled “Synthesising quantitative evidence in systematic reviews of complex health interventions” and can be found in January 2019, Volume 4.





    January 31, 2019

    Sonia Cabell, assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education & Florida Center for Reading Research, published two articles recently. The first article appeared in Early Education and Development’s January 2019 issue and is titled “Prekindergarten interactive book reading quality and children’s language and literacy development: Classroom organization as a moderator.” The second article appeared in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Special Interest Group publication and is titled “Fostering preschoolers’ emergent literacy skills: Recommendations for enhanced literacy experiences and collaborative instruction.”

    Cabell was also selected to present at the TEDxFSU event taking place in spring 2019. The event is themed “Question. Defy. Redefine.” and takes place on April 12.






    January 29, 2019

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    A number of faculty members from the College of Education have been nominated for the Florida State Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Awards. Congratulations to the following:

    Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems

    • James Klein
    • Yanyun Yang
    • Qian Zhang

    Department of Sport Management

    • Hanhan Xue

    Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

    • Tamara Bertrand Jones
    • Kathy Guthrie
    • Lara Perez-Felkner
    • Robert Schwartz

    School of Teacher Education

    • Kathleen Clark
    • Angela Davis
    • Lindsay Dennis
    • Sarah Ivy
    • Ithel Jones
    • MaLynn Kelso
    • Jane Lo
    • Lama Ziad Jaber
    • Laura Steacy


    January 24, 2019

    Sonia Cabell, assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education & Florida Center for Reading Research, had an article accepted in AERA Open.  The article, titled “Impact of a Parent Text Messaging Program on Pre-Kindergarteners’ Literacy Development,” explores ways to increase a child’s learning and increase parental engagement. The American Educational Research Association is one of the most highly regarded national research societies in America. The AERA Open is the peer-reviewed journal published by AERA.



    January 23, 2019

    Kathy Guthrie, associate professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, was named the 2019 recipient of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Contribution to Knowledge Award. Guthrie will formally receive the award at the ACPA 2019 annual convention, which takes place in Boston, MA in March. Guthrie will also be recognized on the official ACPA Awards website. The award is given to an individual whose body of work “significantly impacts and advances the field” and whose reputation as a thought leader is indisputable.


    January 11, 2019

    Dean Damon Andrew was named a NAKHE Fellow. NAKHE (the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education) is a leading professional organization for administrators, faculty, and students in the field of kinesiology. To qualify as a NAKHE Fellow, applicants must meet specific criteria and demonstrate significant contribution to both the NAKHE organization and the field of kinesiology. NAKHE fellows typically achieve this distinction by editing professional publications, holding leadership positions in NAKHE, and serving on professional committees. Additionally, fellows must have achieved the academic rank of associate or full professor. Upon meeting this criteria, applicants are reviewed by a committee of current NAKHE fellows and then approved by the organization’s board of directors.


    January 1, 2019

    Alysia Roehrig FSU Faculty Nicole S Patton Terry FSU FacultyAlysia Roehrig, associate professor of Educational Psychology, and Nicole Patton-Terry, the Olive & Manuel Bordas Professor of Education in the School of Teacher Education and Associate Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research, published an article in the Tallahassee Democrat in which they explore the efficacy of homework over holiday breaks. The article, which is titled “Does homework over the holidays help or harm?”, can be found here.