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  • March 2019 Faculty News

    By Josh Duke | March 1, 2019 | Posted in: Faculty News

    March 28, 2019

    Jenny Root, assistant professor of Special Education, conducted two days of professional development. The event was titled “Everyone has something to ADD” and was attended by special education teachers in Maryland.



    March 27, 2019

    Michael Giardina FSUMichael Giardina, professor of Sport Management, recently published a new book. The book, titled Qualitative Inquiry at a Crossroads: Political, Performative, and Methodological Reflections, asked leading contributors to the topic of civic discourse to offer perspectives on the field. The book is published by Routledge and can be found here.



    March 27, 2019

    Vanessa Dennen FSUVanessa Dennen, professor of Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies, contributed to an article that appeared on Insider Higher Ed. The article, titled “Discussion Boards: Valuable? Overused? Discuss.” explores how effective discussion boards are for students enrolled in online courses. Dennen believes that the value of students communicating with one another and the instructor is invaluable to creating a sense of community and self-efficacy. You can find the article here.


    March 23, 2019Patrice Iatarola FSU

    Patrice Iatarola, associate professor of Education Policy & Evaluation, became a board member for the Association for Education Finance and Policy. Iatarola will serve as president. The organization leads the conversation on current important education finance issues, including teacher salary, taxation, and cost of education.


    March 21, 2019

    Lyndsay Jenkins, assistant professor in School Psychology, recently published an article in the Journal of School Psychology. The article, titled “Social emotional learning (SEL) practices in schools: Effects on perceptions of bullying victimization,” examines the experiences of nearly 3000 public school students with social emotional learning. The article can be viewed for free online until May 7.


    March 15, 2019Toby Park FSU

    Toby Park, associate professor of Economics of Education and Education Policy in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, presented at the National Academy of Sciences. The talk was titled “Increasing Student Success in Developmental Mathematics” and explored how to support students in post-secondary level mathematics courses, particularly students who have been unsuccessful in developmental mathematics.



    March 14, 2019

    Valerie Shute FSUValerie Shute, the Mack and Effie Campbell Tyner Endowed Professor of Education in the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems department, contributed to an article that appears in Education Week. The article, titled “How Digital Games Take the Stress Out of Formative Tests,” dives into a topic that is at the core of Shute’s research into stealth assessment. More information about Shute’s research can be found in our most recent issue of The TORCH. 



    March 11, 2019

    Lara Perez-Felkner FSULara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of Higher Education, was featured in an article on Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The article, titled “New Volume Adds Nuance to Research on Undergraduate Women in STEM,” and explores the topics of a volume Perez-Felkner co-edited and contributed to. The volume is found in New Directions for Institutional Research and is titled “Advancing Higher Education Research on Undergraduate Women in STEM.”


    March 8, 2019Elizabeth Jakubowski FSU

    Elizabeth Jakubowski, associate professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Teacher Education, was honored by Tallahassee Community College as one of its Visionary Women. This year’s theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.” Honorees will be spotlighted on March 13 at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education.



    March 5, 2019

    Nicole Gabana, assistant professor of Sport Psychology, published a new article that appears in MDPI. The article is titled “A Qualitative Investigation of Music Use among Amateur and Semi-Professional Golfers” and explores the effect of music during the game of golf.




    March 1, 2019

    Cameron Beatty, assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department, recently published a volume that he co-edited. The volume, titled Critical Considerations of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Fraternity & Sorority Life, is part of the New Directions for Student Services series. Beatty also contributed to and was co-author on three chapters in the volume.