Dr. Olcay Yavuz’s grant proposal has been approved. Starting from Fall 2019, Dr. Yavuz will implement an Evidence-Based Elementary Career Development Program in selected Connecticut Public Schools.?

Kelly Dunn, director of new student orientation & support programs at Johnson & Wales University, was named the recipient of the 2018 National Association of Higher Education Parent and Family Program Professionals (AHEPPP) Outstanding Contribution to Research and/or Literature Award. Kelly presented this paper (her dissertation) at the 2017 NERA conference. This award is presented to a professional who has had an impact on the body of knowledge about, and practices of, engaging parents and families in an institution of higher learning, and whose achievements have advanced the profession. Read Dunn’s dissertation, Investigating Parenting Style and College Student Grit at a Private Mid-Sized New England University.

Kurt F. Geisinger, Director of the Buros Center for Testing and W. C. Meierhenry Distinguished University Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will serve in multiple leadership positions this year both nationally and internationally, in the field of educational assessment and evaluation.

Dr. Geisinger was invited to be as a keynote presenter at the annual meeting of the Portuguese Psychological Association and at Shue Yan University in Hong Kong.

Adrian D. Martin, New Jersey City University, recently had his chapter, "Affective Reverberations: The methodological excesses of a research assemblage" published in the Emerald Publishing volume, "Decentering the Researcher in Intimate Methodologies: Critical Posthuman Methodological Perspectives in Education,” edited by Katie Strom, Tammy Mills, and Alan Ovens. The chapter employs a posthuman lens to reconceptualize the parameters of qualitative research in education and teacher education.

Galit Eizman is now a teaching professor (as of Spring 2019) at Brandeis University for Econometrics and Public Sector Economics. Galit issued a patent (No. 15/870,301) and a trademark: (TM) (No. GE201602TM) "Teach-Touch"- Three-Dimensional Dynamic Apparatus and Method of Use - 3D dynamic model to assist students understand a movement of graphs, curves and mathematical equations. She took part in NSF project for TBL (team based learning) in economics:

Galit is also the head of a center for international young researchers: "EmpowerPirical.” The center teaches young students (usually seniors in high school) the empirical methods course and gives them the opportunity to conduct empirical research, mostly about topics related to education. The research is published in academic journals and presented in academic conferences. Currently there are 15 active students.

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