August 2020 Faculty News

Josh Duke

August 24, 2020

Dr. Vanessa Dennen, professor of Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies, published an article with ISLT students Hajeen Choi and Kari Word in the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) titled "Social media, teenagers, and the school context: a scoping review of research in education and related fields." The paper looks at which disciplines between 2009 and 2018 have studied social media use of high school- and college-aged students.  







Dr. Cameron Beatty, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, published an article with Higher Education students Allen Clay Jr. and Erica Wiborg titled "COVID-19 in Florida: A Breakdown of Disparities in the Black Population June & July 2020."  The report was funded by the FSU Office of Research and aims to summarize the state of Florida and its response and status of its Black population during the summer months.  



Dr. Eunhui Yoon, assistant professor of School Counseling, co-wrote article titled "Promoting Identity Wellness in LGBTGEQIAP+ Adolescents Through Affirmative Therapy," which was published in the Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling (JLGBTIC). The paper looks at how affirmative therapy helps individuals "meet important developmental milestones and achieve a positive self-identity."    






August 19, 2020

Dr. 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, and Yaacov Petscher (Sports Psychology M.S. '04, Measurement and Statistics '05) published an article called "Speech Recognition in Education: The powers and perils" on SmartBrief. The article looks at the biases associated with speech recognition software.





August 18, 2020

Dr. Jenny Root, assistant professor of Special Education, along with co-investigators Dr. Sarah Cox, Addie McConomy, and Taryn Wade, was awarded an AERA Division K (Re)envisioning Teaching and Teacher Education in the Shadow of Covid-19 grant for their project "Care-giver Assisted Virtual Math Instruction for Secondary Students with Autism." The seed grant aim to promote research on Covid-19-related research projects, particularly on how the pandemic has impacted families, P-12 schools, teacher education programs and specific communities, as well as looking at new ways to enact teaching and teacher education.  








August 4, 2020

Faculty members at the College of Education have collaborated on a number of articles together. Links are provided to the publications when available:

Mokher, C. G., Park-Gaghan, T. J., & Hu, S. (in press). Shining the spotlight on those outside Florida's reform limelight: The impact of developmental education reform for non-exempt students. Journal of Higher Education. Advance online publication.

Park-Gaghan, T. J., Mokher, C. G., Spencer, H., Hu, X., & Hu, S. (in press). What happened when developmental education became optional in the Sunshine state? The Impact of Florida's developmental education reform on introductory college-level course completion. Educational Researcher. Advance online publication.

Mokher, Christine G, Park-Gaghan, T. J., & Hu, S. (in press). Accelerating success: The impact of Florida's developmental education reform on credit accumulation. Teachers College Record.

Mokher, C. R. (contract). Reforming transitions from high school to higher education: Evidence on the effectiveness of college readiness policies. Manuscript under contract for publication, Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. Springer.

Leeds, D., & Mokher, C. G. (in press). Unintended short- and longer-term consequences of assignment to college readiness courses: Evidence from Florida. Educational Policy, 1 to 52 pages.

Mokher, C. G., Park-Gaghan, T. J., & Hu, S. (in press). What happens to efficiency and equity? The cost implications of developmental education reform. Research in Higher Education. Advance online publication.

Mokher, C. G., Spencer, H., Park, T., & Hu, S. (2020). Exploring institutional change in the context of a statewide developmental education reform in Florida. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 44(5), 377-390. https://doi:10.1080/10668926.2019.1610672

Brower, R., Mokher, C. G., Bertrand Jones, T., Cox, B. E., & Hu, S. (2020). From democratic to 'need to know': Linking distributed leadership to data cultures in the Florida College System. AERA Open, 6(1), 1-15. https://doi:10.1177/2332858419899065

Leeds, D., & Mokher, C. G. (2020). Improving indicators of college readiness: Methods for optimally placing students into multiple levels of postsecondary coursework. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 42(1), 87-109. https://doi:10.3102%2F0162373719885648