Recognizing Scholarly Achievements of Our Faculty
The School of Education is delighted to highlight the scholarly accomplishments of our faculty members for the Summer and Fall 2022 semesters. There is much to be celebrated from grants and awards received, books and articles published, presentations given, and conferences organized. In the Spring semester of 2023, the Research and Scholarly Activities Committee will be sponsoring a monthly event where members of our community will have the opportunity to present their scholarly accomplishments and works in progress.
In the meantime, we welcome you to view the impressive list of works of our School of Education faculty.
Grants and Awards
- 2021-2022 Teaching Language and Literacy as an Act of Resistance, Teaching with Primary Sources, Library of Congress ($168,000) Training/Research Grant (PI)
- 2022 Reach Every Reader, sub-award from Presidents and Fellows of Harvard College, ($150,000).
Dr. L. Beth Brady has secured a four-year grant ($675,000) from The Lavelle Fund for the Blind to support the graduate programs in Blindness/ Visual Impairments and a related research agenda. The grant is entitled: “Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT): Supporting Graduate Programs and Preparing for the Future of the Field at Hunter College.”
- Brian Collins, Associate Professor of Bilingual Education, received a Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI) grant for a student-mentored research collaboration “Lack of Institutional Support for Minority Languages and the Impact on Asian Minorities.” Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI) is an historic initiative at CUNY with the overarching goal of reimagining and transforming University programs in Black, Race and Ethnic studies CUNY-wide.
- Dennis Robbins received an National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant 1.6 million dollars with colleagues at the AMNH. They been funded for the last 10 years and this gives us more funding for the next 5 years. This is our diversity program to support women in the physical sciences. NASA awarded Dennis and his students an equipment grant. They will design and build a device that will be deposited on the lunar surface. It will collect data for 2 lunar days (56 Earth days) and relay it to Earth for our analysis. As part of the educational outreach, his students, who are all NYC public school graduates, will give presentations on this project at their old schools. Along with the sensors on the device it can program the circuit board chip to include information like names. They will invite children to have their names on the Moon. The launch was scheduled for 2023 but there have been some supply chain and launch delays. This is part of the NASA return to the moon effort called Artemis.
- Debbie Sonu received the Distinguished Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) Fellowship, the Graduate Center, CUNY, Spring 2023.
- Short Geometry Labs: Visual and Tactile Understanding First
- (In press). What we call middle school mathematics. Information Age Publishing.
- Nell Scharff Panero signed Book contract with Routledge: Sentence Complexity for Multilingual Learners: High Yield Strategies to Advance Academic Literacy
- Sall, N. & Rikhye, C.H. (2022). Dimensions of communication: A manual to assess the communication skills and behaviors of individuals with disabilities. Council for Exceptional Children. https://exceptionalchildren.org/store/books/dimensions-communication-manual-assess-communication-skills-and-behaviors-individuals
- Wirtz, J. (Forthcoming). Travel guide to the unconscious practices of creative writers. Edited collection: Creative Writing / Creative Practice. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
- Wirtz, J. (2022). An Existing Tool with a New Purpose: The Use of Eye Tracking to Teach Writing. The SIG (Special Interest Group) Writing Conference. Umea, Sweden.
- George, M.A., Shoffner, M, & Scherff, L. (2023). The complex enterprise of US secondary English teacher preparation. In Goodwyn, A., Manuel, J., Roberts, R., Scherff, L., Sawyer, W, Durrant, C., & Zancanella, D. (eds). International Perspectives on English Teacher Development: From Initial Teacher Education to Highly Accomplished Professionals, Routledge, 134-145.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
- Dede, C. & Bondie, R. (2022). What We Want Versus What We Have: Transforming Teacher Performance Analytics to Personalize Professional Development. In Moskal, P., Dziuban, C., Picciano, A. (Eds.), Data Analytics and Adaptive Learning: Research Perspectives. Routledge.
- Zusho, A. & Bondie, R. (in press). How teachers provide help that furthers learning. In Advances in Motivation.
Professional Publications for Educators
- Bondie, R. & Zusho, A. (2022). The Secrets to Motivation: Autonomy, Belonging, Competence, and Meaning (ABC+M). ASCD Express. https://www.ascd.org/el/articles/the-secrets-to-motivation-autonomy-belonging-competence-and-meaning
- Bondie, R., Zusho, A., Wiseman, E.*, Dede, C., & Rich, D. (2022). The potential of differentiated and personalized teacher learning through Mixed Reality Simulations. Technology, Mind, and Brain. doi:10.1037/tmb0000098
- Bryce, N. (2021). A year in a faculty writing group: Equity for women academics in higher education. Journal of Faculty Development, 35(1), 70 – 75.
- Boomer, KB., Conyers, L.M., Wang, Y. & Chiu, Y-C. J. (2022). Measuring Phases of Employment Decision-Making and the Need for Vocational Services as a Social Determinant of Health of Employed People Living with HIV. International Journal of Environmental Health and Public Health, 19(22), 15074. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192215074 Available from: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/22/15074
- Eshak, T. B., Parker, L., Chiu, Y.-C., Isadore, K. M., Zhai, Y., Banerjee, R., & Conyers, L. M. (2022). Addressing the Syndemic Effects of Incarceration: The Role of Rehabilitation Counselors in Public Health. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 36(1), 15–33. https://doi.org/10.1891/RE-21-22
- Fietzer, A. W., & Ponterotto, J. G. (2022). Item response analysis, invariance, and validation of the Multicultural Personality Inventory. The Counseling Psychologist, 50(7), 942-980. https://doi.org/10.1177/00110000221106711
- Woo, H., Harris, C., Jang, Y., Na, G., & Lee, J. (2022). Preparing doctoral students to succeed as counselor educators: Professional identity development. Journal of Asian Pacific Counseling, 12(2), 35-49. http://doi.org/10.18401/2022.12.2.3
- Kim, M., Yoo, H., Jang, J., Choi, J., Na, G., Kim, M., & Na, J. (2022). Implementation of deep learning-based sign language acquisition online platform. Journal of Digital Contents Society. 10.9728/dcs.2022.23.11.2147
- Akaba, S., Peters, L. E., Liang, E., & Graves, S. B. (2022). Pre-K teachers’ professional identity development at community-based organizations during universal Pre-K expansion in New York City. International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 16(1), 1-22.
- Espinet, I., Sánchez, M. T., Poms, E., & Menendez, E. (2022) Exploring families’ language practices through a social studies inquiry in kindergarten. Young Children, 77(4), 18-24.
- Sánchez, M. T., Menken, K., Pappas, L. (2021). “What are you doing to us?!”: mediating English-only policies to sustain a bilingual education program. International Multilingual Research Journal, first published online in December 2021. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19313152.2021.2015936
- Vetter, A., Schieble, M., & Martin, K.M. (2022). Examining silences in an English teacher inquiry group focused on critical conversations: A facilitator’s reflexive analysis. Linguistics and Education, 68, 1-14.
- Sonu, D. (Nov/Dec 2022). It’s time for class: Teaching economic inequality in fourth and fifth grade. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 35(2), p. 3-10. This article is accompanied by a short film produced with Portico Films.
- Garlen, J., Sonu, D., Farley, L. & Chang-Kredl, S. (2022). Agency as assemblage: Using artefacts to examine children’s relations with schooling. Journal of Childhood, Education, and Society, 3(2), 122-138.
- Farley, L., Sonu, D., Garlen, J. & Chang-Kredl, S. (July 25, 2022). Nostalgia for childhoods of the past overlooks children’s experiences today, The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/nostalgia-for-childhoods-of-the-past-overlooks-childrens-experiences-today-183805
- Farley, L., Garlen, J., Chang-Kredl, S. & Sonu, D. (2022). The critical work of memory and the nostalgic return of innocence: How emergent teachers represent childhood. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2022.2063930
- Sonu, D., Farley, L., Chang-Kredl, S. & Garlen, J. (2022). Sick at school: Teachers’ memories and the challenges that bodies present to constructions of childhood innocence, normalcy, and ignorance, Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/10714413.2022.2031693
Presentations and Conferences
- Ahmed, K.S. (November 2022). Leveraging students’ personal and teachers’ professional knowledge: Supporting preservice teachers to design equity-based culturally sustaining curriculum. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English. Anaheim, CA.
- Chiu, Y-C, J., Boomer, KB., Conyers, L.M, Misrok, M. (November, 2022). Reports from the employment need survey of people living with HIV in New York. Presenting at the Expanding Employment Opportunities for People Living with HIV – Training Center of Expertise. New York State Department of Health – AIDS Institute
- Terrie Epstein gave a presentation on December 2, 2022 to the International Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) on her edited book: Teaching and learning difficult histories in international contexts: A critical sociocultural approach.
- Shoffner, M., & George, M.A. (2022, November). Transcending prejudice through truth, love, and joy: A story of strength and power. Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English
- Hu, Y. (2022, November). Artful Literacy: Integrate the Arts in Literacy Instruction to Promote Critical and Socially Engaged Teaching and Learning. Session Presentation at National Council of Teachers of English, 111th Annual Convention. Anaheim, CA.
- Recently presented at the New York State Reading Association (NYSRA) Cultivating Genius conference, November 11, 2022 in Syracuse, N.Y. on the topic of Digital Books and Digital Stories – Social Emotional Learning.
- Lee, D., Jeong, J., Na, G., Nam, S., & Lee, J. (September 9, 2022). Faculty and mental health supports for international students’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. St. Louis, MO: Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling.
- Lee, J., Nam, S., Jeong J., Na, G., & Lee, D. (September 9, 2022). Racial disparity in college students’ mental health due to COVID-19 pandemic: Using latent class analysis. St. Louis, MO: Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling.
- Fietzer, A., & Na, G. (July, 2022). Development and validation of the social justice engagement scale. Minnesota, MN: American Psychology Association Conference.
- Espinet, I., Sánchez, M. T., & Aponte, G. Y. (2022). First grade bilingual ethnographers: Creating translanguaging inquiry spaces. Paper presentation at the Symposium “Perspectives on translanguaging as a theory and as a pedagogy” at the 13º Congresso Brasileiro de Linguística Aplicada (13º CBLA), virtual presentation, November 7, 2022.
- Organized Spencer Foundation funded Conference entitled “Envisioning an Interdisciplinary Future for Special Education and Gifted Racial Equity Research” occurred on December 1st and December 2nd at Roosevelt House.