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  • October 2018 Faculty News

    By Josh Duke | October 10, 2018 | Posted in: Faculty News

    October 30, 2018

    Jenny RootJenny Root, assistant professor of Special Education, was awarded an Organization for Autism Research (OAR) applied research grant to develop and test a technology-based mathematical and social problem solving intervention for secondary students with autism spectrum disorder.








    October 29, 2018

    DqpK1E1VsAIlXQmRobert Reiser, professor in the Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies program, received a Distinguished Service award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) 2018 Conference. AECT is one of the most important organizations related to the field of instructional systems and has a presence around the world in the instructional design community.








    October 24, 2018

    Jim Klein, Distinguished Professor of Instructional Systems Design, and Wei Kelly (ISLT alumna) recently received the 2018 Outstanding Research Award from the Division of Organizational Training and Performance, Association for Educational Communications and Technology. This award is in recognition of their work – Competencies for Instructional Designers: A View from Employers published in Performance Improvement Quarterly (Volume 31, Number 3).








    October 17, 2018

    Steven I. Pfeiffer-LSteven Pfeiffer, professor of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems, was named the keynote speaker at the International Gifted Congress. The event takes place on November 9 in Milan, Italy.









    October 15, 2018

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    Lara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of Higher Education and Sociology, recently published an article titled “Affirmative action challenges keep on keeping on: responding to shifting federal and state policy” in Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education. The article is available to read online here.








    October 15, 2018

    bob-schwartz-squareRobert Schwartz, professor of Higher Education, won a Pillars of the Profession from NASPA. The award recognizes individuals who serve as leaders, teachers, and scholars in student affairs and higher education. To win the award, honorees must demonstrate distinction in the higher education field, served in leadership roles in NASPA either regionally or nationally, be recognized by colleagues or related parties, and contribute significantly to the field of higher education.








    October 3, 2018

    Jenny Root

    Jenny Root, assistant professor of Special Education, published an article titled “Effects of explicit instruction on acquisition and generalization of mathematical concepts for a student with autism spectrum disorder” in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. The study “investigated the effects of explicit instruction on acquisition and generalization of mathematical concepts (more, different, long) by an elementary student with autism and co- morbid intellectual disability.” You can read the whole article here. Root also recently gave an invited talk at the 2018 Adult Community Education of Florida conference titled “Building Strategic Learners: Tools for Supporting Adults with Disabilities.”