September 2022 Faculty News

Jenny Root headshotDr. Jenny Root, associate professor of special education, published an article titled "Teaching Autistic Students to Solve Math Word Problems" for The OARACLE, the newsletter for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). Previously, Dr. Root received an Applied Research Grant from OAR in 2019. She also published the article "Essential Components for Math Instruction: Considerations for Students with Extensive Support Needs" in the journal TEACHING Exceptional Children with co-authors Dr. Alicia Saunders, Dr. Bree Jimenez, and current special education doctoral candidate Deidre Gilley (MS '18). 


Bret Staudt Willet headshotDr. Bret Staudt Willet, assistant professor of Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies, received an Association for Educational Communications & Technology Qualitative Inquiry Award for his work “Early Career Teachers’ Expansion of Induction Support Systems with Social Media.”




Walter Ecton headshotDr. Walter Ecton, assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, recently published "Heterogeneity in High School Career and Technical Education Outcomes" in the Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis journal. The article, co-authored with Shaun Dougherty of Boston College, explores the benefits to high school Career & Technical Education on students' postsecondary education and workforce outcomes.



Laura Steacy headshotDr. Laura Steacy, associate professor of special education, and coauthors recently published an article in Reading Research Quarterly entitled "Set for Variability as a Critical Predictor of Word Reading: Potential Implications for Early Identification and Treatment of Dyslexia.”



Daniel Moraguez headshotDr. Daniel Moraguez, assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Administration, published an article titled "Pedagogical gaps in the bridge from classroom to field for pre-service principal competence development" in the latest issue of the Journal of Educational Administration (8/24/22). The study captured the pedagogical landscape of principal preparation programs across the country. Program coordinators at over 100 institutions reported their degree of emphasis, pedagogical approaches, and needs for various leadership competences.



Damon Andrew headshotCollege of Education Dean Damon Andrew was named the 2022 winner of the prestigious Stotlar Award from the Sport Marketing Association. The award recognizes "an academician who makes exceptional contributions to sport marketing education." Dean Andrew will be recognized at the SMA conference taking place at the end of October in Charlotte, North Carolina.