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May 10, 2021

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This Week

Saturday: COMMENCEMENT, 9 a.m., Kenan Stadium


Troy Sadler honored with alumni award from USF College of Education

Faculty member Troy Sadler has been honored by the University of South Florida’s College of Education. The college awarded Sadler its Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award last week, citing his teaching and his research in developing new ways to teach science. The college says it awards the Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award to someone who has demonstrated long-term contributions, achievement and service within education or a related profession — on a local, state, regional, national and/or global level. Read more about Sadler and the award here.


Inaugural Barbara Hanna Wasik Distinguished Lecture scheduled for May 26

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute will hold its inaugural Barbara Hanna Wasik Distinguished Lecture on May 26, with Anna C. J. Long as the presenter. The title of Long’s talk is “Towards Empirically-Supported, Responsive Practice: The Emerging Science of Cultural Adaptation.Long is an assistant professor of school psychology at Louisiana State University and a licensed psychologist. She is a founding member and chair of the Committee on Diversity and Outreach in Psychology in the Department of Psychology, and a member of the APA Division 16 Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs. The lecture honors Barbara Wasik, who taught at the School of Education for 46 years, building a career as a leading researcher in the development and evaluation of early intervention programs for children at risk for social, emotional or academic difficulties. She also was one of the developers of Project CARE, a longitudinal, early childhood intervention study of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center. She also served as interim director of the Center for a year. Register at:


Harris, Hurtado participate in educator recruitment effort ‘N.C. Stride’

Recruitment Director Trish Harris and Ricky Hurtado, co-founder of LatinxEd, were among participants in developing a plan to bolster recruitment of people into the education field in North Carolina. The initiative — N.C. Stride — has produced an Action Plan. The effort was led by the organization Best N.C., Business for Educational Success and Transformation. The plan is available here.


Scholars invited to EdPrepLab ‘Spring Convening’ in June

EdPrepLab, an organization that works to improve educator preparation, is holding its Spring Convening June 7-9. School of Education faculty, students, staff and partners are invited to attend. Session descriptions are available through the registration site here. To learn more about EdPrepLab and the School of Education’s involvement with the initiative, contact Diana Lys,


Goldstein: Many questions facing higher education unanswerable

In his most recent “Our Higher Calling” newsletter, faculty member Buck Goldstein examines some of the questions facing higher education today and concludes that answers to many of them are unknown. Goldstein looks at some of the questions facing college and universities around responding to the pandemic and our racial reckoning. He concludes that people should get more comfortable with not knowing the answers to many of the questions. The newsletter is here.


Publications, presentations, recent grant awards, etc.

Faculty members are noted in bold, postdocs/graduate students/recent graduates with underline.

Akos, P., Hutson, B., & Leonard, A. J. (2021). The Relationship Between Work Study and Career Development for Undergraduate Students. Journal of Career Development.

Chris Needham, Eric A. Houck. Allotting Inequity: Evaluating North Carolina’s Classroom Teacher Funding. Journal of Education Human Resources, Volume 39 Issue 2, 2021, pp. 184-213.

Hume, K. & Tomaszewski, B. (May 2021). Panel Presentation: Longitudinal Employment Outcomes for Young Adults with Autism: Follow Up to a High School-Based RCT. International Society for Autism Research, Virtual Conference.

Hume, K. (May 6th, 2021). Developing, studying, and disseminating school-based interventions for autistic students. Stanford University’s Autism Working Group.

Ohito, E. O. (2021, May 7). Library Salon for Occasional Paper Series #46 – Welcoming Narratives in Education: A Tribute to the Life Work of Jonathan Silin. Panel presentation at Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY.

Ohito, E. O. (2021, April). What Can We Not Leave Behind? Storying Family Photographs, What Can We Not Leave Behind? Storying Family Photographs, Unlocking Emotional Memories, and Welcoming Complex Unlocking Emotional Memories, and Welcoming Complex Conversations on Being Human Conv. Bank Street, Occasional Paper Series, Vol. 2021.

Doctoral student Lindsay Rentschler won a $2,000 Organization for Autism Research 2021 Graduate Research Grant for a project entitled “Effectiveness & Feasibility of a Webinar-Based Daily Living Skills Intervention for Caregivers of Adolescents with Autism without Intellectual Disability.”

Matthew G. Springer, Lori L. Taylor. Compensation and Composition: Does Strategic Compensation Affect Workforce Composition? Journal of Education Human Resources, Volume 39 Issue 2, 2021, pp. 101-164.

Alberto Valido, Gabriel J. Merrin, Dorothy L. Espelage, Luz E. Robinson, Kyle Nickodem, Katherine M. Ingram, America J. El Sheikh, Cagil Torgal, and Javari Fairclough. Social-Ecological Predictors of Homophobic Name-Calling Perpetration and Victimization Among Early Adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence.


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