The Peabody Pulse

May 3, 2021

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This Week

Monday: HDFS Spring Virtual Poster Symposium, through May 10, visit here

Wednesday: ‘Otherwise Worlds’ talk: Jenna Cushing-Leubner, 2 p.m., register here

Wednesday: Documentary ‘Harvest of Dignity’, 5:30 p.m., register here


HDFS Spring Virtual Internship Poster Symposium launching today

The Human Development and Family Studies program is holding its Spring Virtual Internship Symposium beginning today. The symposium features posters by HDFS students describing their internship experiences and research they conducted during the internships. The uploading of the posters is expected to be completed today. Visitors may take a tour of the posters through May 10. There is a space to share brief comments to let students know you visited. For visiting, a Padlet account is recommended, but not required. Posters are arranged by theme. Click a poster to enlarge it. Use this link to visit the symposium.


Doctoral student Lucia Mock Muñoz de Luna wins Student Undergraduate Teaching Award

Lucia Mock Muñoz de Luna, a doctoral student and teaching assistant in the School of Education, has won a Student Undergraduate Teaching Award. Mock Muñoz de Luna was one of 21 winners of Student Undergraduate Teaching Awards, which went to teaching assistants, selected faculty and one staff member who teach or work with undergraduate students. Only 11 teaching assistants from across the University won the awards, which are selected by a committee of students. Read more about Mock Muñoz de Luna and the award here.


Barry Hounshell, faculty member for 35 years, dies

Paul B. “Barry” Hounshell, who served as a faculty member at the School of Education for 35 years from 1966 until his retirement in 2001 has died. He was 87 years old. Hounshell taught science education, work that was frequently recognized with awards. He received the Distinguished Service to Science Education Award from the North Carolina Science Teachers Association and was recognized by the North Carolina Science Education Leadership Association for his many years of service in science education. He served on the board of directors and numerous committees of the National Science Teachers Association. He authored books and numerous articles about science and education and served or chaired more than 40 doctoral committees. More details about Hounshell and his work are available here.


High School Journal’s ‘Otherwise Worlds’ talk on Wednesday

The High School Journal, an academic journal managed by School of Education graduate students, is hosting a speaker series in conjunction with the journal’s upcoming special issue on “otherwise worlds.” The special issue will contain articles that challenge notions of “returning to normal” following a year of pandemic and examine ways communities brutalized by white supremacy have been fighting for new worlds for a long time. Jenna Cushing-Leubner, who writes about racial equity in English language teaching, will give the second talk in the series on Wednesday at 2 p.m. entitled “Multilingual Youth of Color: Visions for a World they Deserve. Register for her talk here.


Documentary about farmworkers focus of Wednesday IPE event

The Interprofessional Education & Practice initiative is hosting a movie night on Wednesday to show and discuss the documentary “Harvest of Dignity.” The 25-minute documentary illustrates about the challenges faced by North Carolinian farmworkers. The film, which starts at 5:30 p.m., will be followed by breakout group discussions in which participants can react, and share interprofessional perspectives, experiences, and solutions. Register for the event here. Interprofessional Education & Practice is a campus-wide effort, including the School of Education, to bring together students and scholars to learn and collaborate on multidisciplinary problems and issues.


Jeff Greene hosts new APA podcast featuring talk about open science

Faculty member Jeff Greene hosts the latest in his series of podcasts for the American Psychological Association’s Division 15, talking with Hunter Gehlbach of Johns Hopkins School of Education and Carly Robinson, who is serving as a postdoc at Brown University after earning her Ph.D. at Harvard. Gehlbach and Robinson recently served as guest editors for a special issue of Educational Psychologist entitled “Educational Psychology in the Open Science Era.” The podcast, and others in the series hosted by Greene, is available here.


Publications, presentations, recent grant awards, etc.

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

Walkington, C. & Bernacki, M.L. (2021). Making Classroom Learning Personalized. [Policy Brief]. University of Nevada Las Vegas. American Psychological Association, Division 15.

Bernacki, M.L., Lobczowski, N. G. & Greene, M. J. (2021). A Systematic Review of Research on Personalized Learning: Personalized by Whom, to What, How, and for What Purpose(s)?. Educational Psychology Review.

Cong, H., & Wang, X. (2021). University teacher perceptions of the instant remote instruction transition during the COVID-19 crisis. The 2021 Comparative & International Education Society Conference.

Dorothy Espelage will present at UNESCO – Revisiting Definition of School Bully on May 4.

Dorothy Espelage will present at the NIH Sexual/Gender Minority Scientific Workshop on May 5-6.

Coleman, H., Hume, K., Fanning, L., & Scott, S. (2021). Examining the Feasibility and Fit of Family Implemented TEACCH for Toddlers in Rural Settings. Journal of Early Intervention.

Lana M. Minshew, Jacqueline M. Zeeman, Amanda A. Olsen, Antonio A. Bush, J. Herbert Patterson and Jacqueline E. McLaughlin. Qualitative Evaluation of a Junior Faculty Team Mentoring Program. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education April 2021, 85 (4) 8281; DOI:

Ohito, E. O. (2021, April 30). Remembering My Memories: Black Feminist Memory Work as a Method for Humanizing Research. Presentation at University of Iowa’s College of Education.

Ohito, E. O. (2021, April 29). Black Study in Education. Presentation to the Critical Studies of Blackness in Education Group, Stanford University Graduate School of Education.


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