June 2021 Faculty News

June 30, 2021

Dr Megan BuningDr. Megan Buning, FSU COACH teaching specialist, published an article in Sport Coach America. The article, titled "Eight Strategies for Coaches to Train the Mental Game," shares some techniques to help coaches teach mental performance training (MPT) to their athletes. Buning explains in the article that MPT can help athletes perform at their best and often involves an individualized approach depending on what the athlete needs. 




June 30, 2021

Dr. Tim BaghurstDr. Tim Baghurst, professor of Education and the Director of FSU COACH: Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, published two articles. The first article appeared in Auc Kinanthropologica and is titled "A hot mess: basketball coaches' perceptions of ability versus actual performances of their athletes." The second article appeared in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and is titled "Self-selected motivational music on the performance and perceived exertion of runners."





June 30, 2021

Dr. Shaofeng LiDr. Shaofeng Li, associate professor of foreign and second language education, has been invited to serve as editor-in-chief for a new journal to be published by Elsevier. The journal is called Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, which is the first and only journal on research methods in the field of applied linguistics—an interdisciplinary area that investigates language-related issues. Core areas of applied linguistics include language learning, language assessments, bilingualism and multilingualism, language policies, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, and discourse analysis. The journal takes a domain-specific approach and publishes articles investigating current and new methodologies that are exclusive to the discipline of applied linguistics and its subdomains.




June 30, 2021

Drs. Mary Frances Hanline, Kelly Whalon, and Elizabeth Jackson (special education Ph.D. '19) published two articles. The first article, titled "Using a Concept Map with RECALL to Increase the Comprehension of Science Texts for Children with Autism," was written by Jackson and Dr. Mary Frances Hanline, professor in the School of Teacher Education, and appeared in the journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. The second article, titled "Adapting Shared Reading Interventions for Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder: RECALL," was published with Jackson, Hanline and Dr. Kelly Whalon, associate professor of special education, and appeared in Young Exceptional Children.



June 14, 2021

Dr Laura SteacyDr. Laura Steacy, assistant professor of special education, and a team of education experts will host an interactive workshop designed for practitioners who want to learn more about the science of reading and how to incorporate that information into classrooms. The Language and Literacy Institute for Educators takes place June 23 and 24 online as part of the Haskins Global Literacy Hub. Interested individuals can register at haskinsglobal.org/summer-institute/.



June 11, 2021

Dr Fengfeng KeDr. Fengfeng Ke, professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, will serve as the principal investigator on a new project which received a grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is titled Teaching Practices with Multiplayer Mixed Reality Simulations and Virtual Students. Dr. Sherry Southerland is a co-principal investigator on the project.







June 10, 2021

Dr Sonia CabellDr. Sonia Cabell, assistant professor of reading education and language arts at the Florida Center for Reading Research and FSU School of Teacher Education, contributed to an article that appeared on EdWeek. The article, titled "Popular 'Wonders' Curriculum Shows Gaps in Alignment to Reading Research," takes a look at the Wonders reading program; Cabell gives her opinion on the program, as well as provides advice to schools that are evaluating different English and language arts curricula. 


June 7, 2021

Dr. Megan M. Buning, teaching specialist in the Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, appeared on the podcast A Coach for the Coach, hosted by Helen Williams. On the episode, Buning talked about FSU COACH, as well as mental performance training for coaches. The episode can be viewed below: 




June 5, 2021

dr amal ibourkDr. Amal Ibourk, assistant professor of science education, published a new research article titled "Storied Identities and Teacher Candidates' Developing Practices" in the journal Cultural Studies of Science Education. The article looks at teacher candidates' developing practice through the lens of storied identity, using a narrative inquiry methodology and a storied identity analytic framework to examine the narrative journey of science teachers and how it shapes their learning to teach.






June 4, 2021

Dr emily plummer catenaDr. Emily Plummer Catena, assistant professor of English education, co-authored a new article that appeared in the journal Qualitative Research titled "Reframing temporality in participatory visual research with timelapse video." The article looks at the authors' experimental method of using a timelapse technique to view the "emergence and contingency of activity across different timescales and in collaboration with participants." 







June 3, 2021

dr jeanine turnerDr. Jeannine Turner, associate professor in the department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, was awarded $1.5 million in grant funding from the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) to continue the PURPOSE training program. With the money, PURPOSE will have funding for an additional 5 years. Turner serves as the primary investigator on the project, along with Drs. Tamara Bertrand Jones and Alysia Roehrig.