May 2021 Faculty News

May 21, 2021

Taylor Thompson, Laura Reid Marks, and Deborah Ebener
Taylor Thompson, Laura Reid Marks, and Deborah Ebener

 Three faculty members from the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems were featured speakers at DIRECTO's fourth Spring Conversation Series on Diversity & Inclusion in Research & Teaching. The series topic was Going Beyond the Diversity Statement: Actionable Guidelines for Fostering Multicultural Competence in Higher Education. Speakers included Taylor Thompson (Ph.D. '16 Counseling Psychology/School Psychology), clinical director for the FSU Adult Learning Evaluation Center (ALEC)Laura Reid Marks, assistant professor; and Deborah Ebener, professor and director of clinical training and executive director of ALEC.

May 17, 2021

Dr. Kathy Clark, associate professor of mathematics education, became the new director for the School of Teacher Education. You can learn more about her appointment, the School of Teacher Education, and her vision for the future here.





May 15, 2021

Dr. Lara Perez-Felkner, associate professor of higher education, was chosen as a Student Experience Research Network (SERN) 2021-2022 midcareer fellow. The Student Experience Research Network, which began in 2015 as the Mindset Scholars Network, was started to provide resources, education, and more in an effort to ultimately enhance student experience. The organization believes that treating students with respect as both people and thinkers can improve the overall student experience, and therefore, SERN identifies and tries to promote education policies and practices that improve equity and open up new opportunities for students. 




May 13, 2021

Dr. Sonia Cabell, assistant professor at the Florida Center for Reading Research and reading education/language arts in the FSU School of Teacher Education, along with fellow FCRR researcher and FSUCOE alumnus Yaacov Petscher (M.S. ’04, M.S. ‘05), published an article in Early Childhood Research Quarterly titled, “Teaching Together: Pilot Study of a Tiered Language and Literacy Intervention with Head Start Teachers and Linguistically Diverse Families."




May 6, 2021

Dr. Nicole Patton Terry, Manuel and Olive Bordas Professor of Education and director of the Florida Center for Reading Research, was appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Future of Education Research. Read more.




May 1, 2021

Dr. Jenny Root, assistant professor of special education, presented at a virtual conference hosted by The Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder at Old Westbury (RCASD Old Westbury). Her talk was entitled, “Making Mathematics Meaningful for Students with Autism and Intellectual Disability.”




May 1, 2021

Dr. David Eccles, professor of sport psychology, was a guest on the podcast The Sport Psych Show. In this episode, he discusses his recent paper, written with alumna Emma Leone (Sport Psychology M.S. ’20) entitled, “Deliberate Practice: What Is It and How Can I Use It?”