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Becky Rutledge, Vance Vaughn, Ross Sherman and Wes Hickey presented their paper Global Perspectives: A Comparison of Administrative Roles at the TCPEA/TASA Mid-Winter Conference in Austin, TX on January 28, 2014.

Dr. Genie Linn, Associate Professor in Educational Leadership, edited the 2014 edition of the Journal of Texas Women Executives.

Dr. Jessi Reuter had her article "Developing a progress monitoring portfolio for children in early childhood special education programs", co-written with N. Stockall and L. Dennis, published in Teaching Exceptional Children, and her article "Play-based interventions for children with PDD", also co-authored with N. Stockall and L. Dennis, in Young Exceptional Children.

Dr. Vance Vaughn had his manuscript (along with co-author Nikketta Wilson) "Beginning Teacher Induction Programs: Connections in Retaining Teachers, Maintaining Continuity and Sustaining Student Achievement" published in the Fall 2013 edition of Texas Study of Secondary Education.

Drs. Larry Kraus and Robert Stevens had their article "Academic freedom for teachers" published in the National Social Science Journal.

Dr. Wes Hickey and Dr. Ross Sherman had their manuscript Readiness for active student engagement: Principals' perceptions related to the challenges of hands-on activities in a district of Belize published in the November 2013 issue of Caribbean Teaching Scholar.

Dr. Kathleen Everling recently had her article "Professional development and self-efficacy of Texas educators and the teaching of English language learners" published in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dr. Jessi Rueter had her chapter "The assessment of executive functioning using the Delis rating of executive functions (D-REF)" published in The Handbook of Executive Functioning.

Dr. Colleen Swain and Dr. Julie Delello have been selected to be among the inaugural team of UT Tyler Faculty Fellows. This is a distinguished community of scholars dedicated to teaching excellence, innovation, student success, and scholarship.

Dr. Mokhtari and Ms. Carla Reichard developed the Metacognitive Awareness of Reading Strategies Inventory (MARSI) in 2002.  The MARSI is now being included in Vanderbilt University's IRIS Center, a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for children.  IRIS Center materials are used throughout the nation and world.  In addition, the MARSI has been translated in nearly 15 languages and is being used in various schools and universities in the US and around the globe.  With the inclusion of the MARSI in an IRIS Center module, the dissemination of this important instruction will only increase!  Congratulations to Dr. Mokhtari and Ms. Reichard!

Dr. Karl Witt was one of six University of Texas at Tyler faculty members awarded an Outstanding Faculty Award by the Alpha Chi Honor Society on Nov. 18th.

Dr. Frank Dykes was elected to the Association Chair of the Small Special Education Programs Caucus (SSEPC) for the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Dr. Teresa Kennedy and Dr. Michael Odell had their article "Weather, Climate, Web 2.0: 21st Century Students Speak Climate Science Well" published in the Journal of Interactive Online Learning. (Co-authored with C. Sundberg.)

Dr. Teresa Kennedy had her chapter "International Perspectives on Equity and Gender: Development Studies in Science Education" published in Science Education: A Global Perspective. (Co-authored with C. Sundberg.)

Dr. Robert Stevens edited the October issue of Social Education (National Council for the Social Studies) along with Walt Herscher. He also authored the lead article, entitled Back to the Future: Merit or Equity in AP Social Studies?

Dr. Vance Vaughn, Associate Professor in the Department of Education Leadership, has been elected to be on the the Executive Board of Texas Council of Professors of Educational Leadership.

Dr. Peggy Gill, Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, organized and assisted with the principal workshop in the Toledo District of Belize on October 24.

Dr. Julie Delello and her co-authors had their paper, A Cross-Case Analysis of the use of Web-Based ePortfolios in Higher Education published in the Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice.

McWhorter, R.R., Delello, J.A., Roberts, P.B., Raisor, C.M., & Fowler, D.A. (2013). A cross-case analysis of the use of web-based eportfolios in higher education. Journal of Information Technology Education, 12, 253-286.

Dr. Colleen Swain, Director of the School of Education, recently had her article "Building Teacher Leaders in Texas Schools" published in Instructional Leader.

Wes Hickey, Eli Crow, and Becky Rutledge presented Teacher Hiring and Development for Active Student Engagement at the Advancing Improvement in Education Conference in Austin, TX on September 25, 2013.

Dr. Genie Linn is the Principal Investigator of the $10,000 grant from the Fair Foundation to study integrity among high school students.  Karl Witt, Howard Patterson, and Keith McCoy are also researchers in this study.

Dr. Olga Fisher, Professor of Education, received an award recognizing her for 18 years of service to the Academic Rodeo writing contest.

Dr. Ross Sherman, Dean of the College of Education and Psychology, won the Texas Council of Educator's of Professional Administration's 2013 Educator of the Year award. Congratulations, Dean Sherman!

Dr. Paula Lundberg-Love had a chapter entitled "Child Sexual Abuse Issues: Prevalence, Suquelae, Treatment, and Prevention with a Focus on Cultural and Global Perspectives" published in Violence Against Girls and Women, International Perspectives.

Dr. Paula Lundberg-Love had a chapter entitled "Understanding the Mechanism for Employee Burnout Sunsequent to Recurrent Stress in the Workplace" published in Psychology for Business Success.

Dr. Vance Vaughn's book Taking the Mystery out of Texas School Finance (2nd ed.) was recently published by NCPEA Publications (http://www.ncpeapublications.org/new-books-for-2013.html).

Dr. Peggy Gill, Dr. Ross Sherman, and Dr. Genie Linn had their manuscript Developing a Collaborative Culture in On-Line Learning published in the June issue of the International Journal of Information and Education Technology.

Becky Rutledge, superintendent program student and teacher leader at the Innovation Academy charter school, published Innovative Classrooms: One School's Way of Piecing the Puzzle Together in the September issue of Instructional Leader.

Dr. Frank Dykes was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and awarded tenure by the University of Texas System Board of Regents.  We congratulate Dr. Dykes on reaching this important career milestone and for having his work in teaching, research, and service validated and acknowledged by his peers, external reviewers, and the UT System Board of Regents.  Congratulations Dr. Frank Dykes!

Dr. Jessica Rueter's new book, Effective Inclusion Strategies for Elementary Teachers, co-written with Dr. Cynthia Simpson and Dr. Jeffrey Bakken, has just been published.

Dr. Jessica Reuter recently published her manuscript "Authentic Assessment: Establishing a Clear Foundation for Instructional Practices", co-written with Drs. Dennis and Dr. Cynthia Simpson, published in Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth.

Dr. Ross Sherman published his chapter "Schematic for Implementation: Creating the 'Cogito' for Innovative Schools" in Education for the Human Brain.

Dr. Peggy Gill published her chapter "The Courage to Lead: The Knowledge to Succeed" in Education for the Human Brain.

Dr. Genie Linn published her chapter "The Brain and High-Stakes Accountability Testing" in Education for the Human Brain.

Dr. Kouider Mokhtari, Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Chair delivered a keynote address at the 35th Annual Sanibel Leadership Conference in Clearwater Beach Florida (June 19-21, 2013). The Annual Sanibel conference, known as Florida's voice for Higher Education, examines research, policy, and practice related to the education of all students, with particular focus on the education of English learners in mainstream classrooms.

Dr. Wes Hickey had an article entitled, "Intelligent Design in the Public School Science Classroom", published in Interchange: A quarterly review of education.

The School of Education is thrilled to share the good news that Carrie Hudson, one of our EC-6 majors, has been selected to participate in NASA's Space Camp this summer. Congratulations Carrie! We can hardly wait to see your pictures, videos, and learn from you upon your return from Space Camp this summer.

Dr. Paula Lundberg-Love has just had a chapter published in The Essential Handbook of Women's Sexuality. Co-authored with Adam Garland, the chapter is entitled "Abusive Relationships and Women's Sexuality."

Dr. Ross Sherman, the Interim Dean of the College, just had his article "Being Here, But Not Here" published in the March issue of the Phi Delta Kappan magazine -- congratulations Dr. Sherman!

Dr. Robert Stevens had his article The Significance of Teaching Local History published in the Social Studies Texan.

Dr. Colleen Swain, professor and director of the School of Education at UT Tyler, received the 2012 University of North Texas Department of Learning Technologies Outstanding Alumni Award.

Dr. Peggy Gill has just received the Advocate of the Year Award from the Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration.

Dr. Paula Lundberg-Love has just had two chapters published in Violence and Abuse in Society: Understanding a Global Crisis. Co-authored with Amy E. Werry, the first chapter is entitled "From Powerlessness to Resilience: Therapeutic Interventions with Adult Survivors of Incest." The second chapter, co-authored with Jennifer Piazza and Melodye Cure is entitled "Long-term health Effects Associated with Childhood Sexual Abuse."

Drs. Peggy Gill, Genie Linn, and Ross Sherman recently published Personality, Preferred Leadership Style and Principal Preparation in the Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences.  >>More...

Dr. Ross Sherman, Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, co-authored Higher Education Opportunities for Undocumented Students in the United States: What are the Policy Implications for Educators and Legislators in the eJournal of Education Policy.  >>More...

Dr. Wes Hickey, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and two colleagues have co-edited Texas public school organization and administration: 2012 (13th ed.) published by Kendall Hunt  Publishing Company.

Dr. Ronnie Livingston, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, has recently co-authored "Factor Structure of the Reitan-Indiana Neuropsychological Battery for Children" in Gregory J Boyle, Donald H Saklofske and Gerald Matthews (Eds.), Psychological Assessment SAGE Benchmarks in Psychology.

Ms. Bonnie Pearson, Coordinator of Clinical Experiences, was recently named the February 2012 UT Star receipient in recognition of her service and support to students, faculty and the university community.

Dr. Genie Linn, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, was named co-editor to design and launch a new electronic professional publication, Journal of Texas Women School Executives, for Texas Council of Women School Executives.   The inaugural edition can be found at http://tcwse.org/jtwse/vol1.pdf.

The following UT Tyler alumni were recently named Tyler ISD Campus Teachers of the Year: Kelly England, Bell Elementary Global Communications Academy, Lawren Phillips, Boshears Center for Exceptional Programs, Anna Dickey, Clarkston Elementary School, Ashley Rayner, Griffin Elementary School, Jim Westwood, A.W. Orr Elementary School, and Satoya Dodd, Dogan Middle School. The Teacher of the Year program acknowledges the phenomenal dedication and success of the district's teachers and recognizes them for their contributions to Tyler children.

Drs. Wes Hickey and Peggy Gill, faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and a colleague recently published  A scholar-practitioner approach to international mentoring through collaborative partnerships in Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly.  >>More...

Dr. Ronnie Livingston, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, has recently co-authored Mastering modern psychological testing: Theory & methods.  Boston, MA: Pearson.

Dr. Kouider Mokhtari, Professor and Anderson-Vukelja, Wright Endowed Chair in the School of Education, recently co-authored Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Language Learners: A Practical Guide for Teacher Educators (2012), Harvard Education Press.  http://www.hepg.org/hep/book/158/PreparingEveryTeacherToReachEnglishLearners

Ms. Linda Speed, Administrative Assistant II, was recently named the August 2011 UT Star receipient in recognition of her service and support to students, faculty and the university community.

Dr. Brenda Gilliam, professor of special education, has been recognized as Member of the Year for her dedication, service and extraordinary effort on behalf of Educational Diagnosticians by the Council of Educational Diagnostic Services, a Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Drs. John Gill and Peggy Gill (Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership) recently published Planning for integration of part-time faculty in a rapidly growing comprehensive regional university in International Society for Educational Planning.  >>More...

Dr. Genie Linn, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, recently published A (super) heroic vision of leader self in the Journal of Leadership Education.  >>More...

Ms. Cynthia Harris, Administrative Assistant III, was recently named the May 2011 UT Star receipient in recognition of her service and support to students, faculty and the university community.

Drs. Ross Sherman, Vance Vaughn, Peggy Gill, Wes Hickey, W., & Genie Linn, faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, recently published Shifting from face-to-face to an online educational leadership program: A case study. In B.J. Alford, G. Perreault, L. Zellner & J. Ballenger (Eds.), Blazing New Trails: Preparing Leaders to Improve Access and equity in Today's Schools (pp. 309-317). Lancaster, PA: DEStech Publications, Inc., 2011.  >>More...

Drs. Wes Hickey and Peggy Gill, professors in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and Lakesha Brown from the Tyler Independent School District published "Scholar-practitioner inquiry as international action research" in the Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 5(1), pages 69-81.  >>More...

Dr. Ross Sherman, professor and educational leadership and policy studies chair, was the university's 2011 "Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award" recipient. Dr. Sherman was recognized at the at the sixth annual Northeast Texas Consortium of Colleges and Universities Distance Learning Conference for leading the department into developing an online format of the principal and superintendent certification programs, increasing enrollment in both by 250 percent.  >>More...

Dr. Sarah Sass, assistant professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Tyler, has received a grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to study a new approach to treating anxiety.  >>More...

Francisco Flores, an education student, has been reocginzed for his outstanding work in the classroom by being selected for the 2011 Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers.  >>More...

Julie Chappa, a student in the master's degree program in Curriculum and Instruction,  published "Integrating geometry and biology in the secondary classroom" in the fall 2010 issue of the Texas Mathematics Teacher.

Dr. Robert Stevens, Professor in the School of Education, published Teaching the sublime: Landscape in American history in the spring 2011 issue of The Social Studies Texan.  >>More...

Drs. Wes Hickey and Peggy Gill, faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, recently published Analyzing principal perceptions of educational purpose in Southern Belize through scholar-practitioner research in the National Social Science Journal, Vol. 36.  >>More...

Drs. Wes Hickey and Peggy Gill, faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, recently published "Analyzing principal perceptions of educational purpose in Southern Belize through scholar-practitioner research" in the National Social Science Journal, pp 61-67.

 

Dr. Suzanne Thomas, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, recently co-authored with Megan Stanley and Amy Hayes Put On A Happy Face: Molly’s Story in the National Teacher Education Journal, 3(3), 65-72. Amy Hayes is presently a graduate student at the University of Texas at Tyler and Megan Stanley is an alumna of the university.  More...

Ms. Sharon Back, Instructional and Evaluation Support Specialist, was recently named the November 2010 UT Star receipient in recognition of her service and support to students, faculty and the university community.

Dr. Frank Dykes, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, recently published Transcending rainbow flags and pride parades: Preparing special education preservice educators to work with gay and lesbian youth in the SRATE Journal, Summer 2010, Vol. 19(2), 36-43.  More...

Drs. Vance Vaughn and Ross Sherman, faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies recently published The quandary of best practices in curriculum: Critical issue for educational leaders in B.J. Irby, B.J. Alford, G. Perreault, & L. Zellner (Eds.) Promoting Critical Ideas of Leadership, Culture and Diversity. More...

Drs. Frank Dykes and Suzanne Thomas, assistant professors in the School of Education, recently published Strategies for every teacher’s toolbox in Principal Leadership, 11(2), 26-30. More...

Sandi Jones, UT Tyler alum and principal at West Side Elementary School in Jacksonville, Texas, has named the recipient of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. Ms. Jones will receive her award during the 2010 Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony on November 16, 2010 in Washington D.C. More...

Drs. Suzanne Thomas and Frank Dykes, assistant professors in the School of Education, recently published Promoting successful transitions: what can we learn from RTI to enhance outcomes for all students? in Preventing School Failure, Volume 55(1), 1-9. More...

W.S. Parks and D. Glaze, graduate students in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, and Dr. Paula Lundberg-Love, Professor in that department, had "Sexual abuse of girls and the lasting effects" accepted for publication in P. K. Lundberg-Love, M. A. Paludi & K. Nadal (Eds.). Women and mental disorders worldwide. Vol. 2, Sexual victimization and mental disorders. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO (Praeger-Greenwood).

Jennifer Piazza, a graduate of UT Tyler’s master’s program in Clinical Psychology, and Dr. Paula Lundberg-Love, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling recently published) Adult survivors of incest: Psychological sequelae and treatment. In M. A. Paludi & F. L. Denmark (Eds.), Victims of sexual assault and abuse: Resource and responses for victims and families, Vol. 1. Incidence and psychological dimensions(pp.157-184). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Jeanette Krenek, Joanna Goodwin, Lindsay and Britney Hilburn, students in the master’s program in clinical psychology and Dr. Paula Lundberg-Love, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, had a chapter - No safe haven: Sexual abuse of teens by family members – accepted for publication in M. A. Paludi (Ed.). The psychology of teen violence and victimization. Vol. 1,From bullying and cyber stalking to assault and sexual victimization. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO (Praeger-Greenwood).

Dr. Gary Wright, Professor Emeritus and Ross Sherman had a chapter entitled, Developmental considerations in transferring oral reading skills to silent reading, published in the International Reading Associations’ Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers. The book has been selected as the IRA book club selection for December 2010.

Drs. Wesley Hickey and Vance Vaughn from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, co authored, Legislation, financial self-interest, and bond election success, in the October 2010 NCPEA Education Leadership Review journal. More...

Dr. Robert Stevens, Professor in the School of Education, recently published ”Images of the Holocaust: Artists Resist” in The Social Studies Texan, fall/winter 2010.

Dr. Sarah Sass,  Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, received a SPR Student Poster Award  for her poster titled “Time course of attentional bias distinguishes anxiety, depression, and their comorbidity”  at the 2010 meeting of Society for Psychophysiological Research  in Portland, OR.

West Side and Fred Douglass elementary school in the Jacksonville Independent School District were the only schools in East Texas recognized as 2010 Blue Ribbon schools.  The principals of the two schools, Sandi Jones and Amber Penn, are alumnae of UT Tyler’s graduate program in Educational Leadership.

Drs. Vance Vaughn and Ross Sherman, from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies co authored, The quandary of best practices in curriculum: Critical issues for educational leaders in the 2010 NCPEA Yearbook entitled, Promoting Critical Ideas of Leadership, Culture and Diversity.

Drs. Peggy Gill, Wesley Hickey, and Genie Linn, from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies authored, What critical issues do principal preparation programs need to address in business and community school partnership in the 2010 NCPEA Yearbook entitled, Promoting Critical Ideas of Leadership, Culture and Diversity.

Lacey Rainey, a graduate student in the superintendent certification program, published Get fit:  An underutilized tool every principal should know about in Instructional Leader, July 2010, Vol. 23, No. 4.

Jennifer Piazza, a spring 2010 graduate of the M. S. in Clinical Psychology program, and Dr. Paula Lundberg-Love, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, recently published Long-term health consequences associated with childhood sexual abuse. In A. E. Browne-Miller (Ed.), Violence and abuse in society: Understanding a global crisis. Vol. 3 Conditions, characteristics, and consequences. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO (Praeger-Greenwood). 

Dr. Robert Stevens, Professor in the School of Education, has been invited by the Editor of Echoes and Reflections Today to write four lesson plans per year for the Echoes and Reflections newsletter. The first is entitled “Using Art to Teach about the Holocaust.”  

Dr. Dennis Combs, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, recently co-authored Treatment approaches with a special focus on social cognition: Overview and empirical results in A. Medalia and V. Roder (Eds.), Neurocognition and Social Cognition in Schizophrenia Patients: Basic Concepts and Treatment. (pg. 61-78). Basel, Switzerland: Karger Publishers.

Dr. Dennis Combs, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, was appointed to the editorial boards of  The American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and The Behavior Therapist.

Dr. Wes Hickey,  Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, recently published Intelligent design as science: The good, the bad and the ugly in The Illinois School Board Journal, (2010, May-June). More...

Drs. Andrew Schmitt and Ron Livingston, in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, recently co-authored with colleagues Factor analysis of the “Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) in a large sample of patients suspected of dementia” in Applied Neuropsychology, 17, 8-17. More...

Drs. Genie Linn, Peggy Gill, Ross Sherman, and Vance Vaughn, from the Dreparmtnet of Educaitonal Leadership and Policy Studies and Dr. Jason Mixon co-authored Evaluating the long-term impact of professional development in Professional Development in Education, 2010, 1-4. More...

Dr. Gary Wright, Professor in the School of Education, has been honored by the naming of and endowed chair in his honor. The Anderson, Vukelja, Wright chair in education will enable the college to hire an outstanding individual to champion a reading initiative within the college.

Dr. Robert Stevens, Professor in the School of Education, recently co-authored "Conflict and Consensus: Post Office Art of the New Deal" which was published in The National Social Science Journal, 2010, Volume 33. No.2, pp. 160-165.

Drs. John Lamb and Robert Stevens, faculty in the School of Education, recently published "The Eye of the Photographer" in The Social Studies Texan, 2010, Volume 26, No. 1, pp. 59-63.

Kristen Laib, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, has been accepted to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Ph. D. program in Clinical Psychology.

Jace Waguspack, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, has been accepted to the University of Houston's Ph. D. program in Clinical Neuropsychology.

The East Texas State Fair recently honored The University of Texas at Tyler as an Academic Rodeo Support Partner for its work in presenting and judging many of the contests in the Academic Rodeo. This award recognizes the work of Michael Vick from the Campus Computing Center, Al Ippolito from the Ingenuity Center, and the following faculty from the School of Education: Bambi Bailey, Suzanne Brians, Chip Fischer, Olga Fischer, Jackie Gerla, Priscilla Gilpin, Larry Kraus, John Lamb, Dona Packer, Cindy Sherman, and Gary Wright.

Dr. Vance Vaughn, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, recently published Mathematics Leadership: A vision of mathematics today, tomorrow, and beyond in Texas Study of Secondary Education, Fall 2009, pp 11-13. >>More...

Drs. Wes Hickey and Ross Sherman in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies recently co-authored Consultant perceptions of skills that school boards value in superintendent applicants in the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation. >>More...

Mrs. Cindy Sherman, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, received a 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Texas Alpha Xi Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society.

Dr. Robert McClure, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, co-authored Religiosity versus humanity: A struggle for enjoyment of life in Psychology and Education, 45, 6-9. >>More...

Department of Psychology and Counseling students, Jonathan Valera and Heather Beasley recently presented on the topic "Pediatric Bipolar Disorder" at the Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP) in Houston.

Department of Psychology and Counseling students, Jennifer Piazza and Amy Werry recently presented on the topic "Contemporary Test Validity" at the Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP) in Houston.

Dr. Vance Vaughn, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, published Critical concerns and salient suggestions on improving TAKS scores for African American students in mathematics in the Southeastern Teacher Education Journal, Volume 2, number 3, 2009.  >>More...

Dr. Frank Dykes, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, published RTI implementation challenges for rural elementary principals in the Southeastern Teacher Education Journal, Volume 2, number 3, 2009. >>More...

Dr. Dennis Combs, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, was named the winner of the 2009 Judy E. Hall PhD Early Career Psychologist Award by the National Register of Health Service Providers.

Drs. Genie Linn and Peggy Gill, faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, recently published "Woman to woman: Crossing the cultural gap" in Women as School Executives: Celebrating Diversity, Texas Council of Women School Executives.

Dr. Robert Stevens, Professor in the School of Education, recently co-authored the following articles: "Comparing FSA Photographs by Ben Shahn: A Lesson in Media Literacy," Social Education (Middle Level Learning) Number 35, May/June 2009, pp., .2-8 and "Using F.S.A. Photography to Teach Media Literacy," Social Studies Review, Volume 48, No.1, Fall/Winter, 2009, pp., 50-53.

Drs. Peggy Gill and Ross Sherman, faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, recently co-authored "None of us are as smart as all of us: Site based decision making" in School Leadership Review.

Mrs. Cynthia Sherman, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, was selected as an initial recipient of the Regents' Teaching Award by the University of Texas System. This award is a recognition of commitment to teaching through the delivery of the highest quality undergraduate instruction.

Drs. Shelly Marmion and Paula Lundberg-Love, Professors in the Department of Psychology and Counseling published "PTSD symptoms in college students exposed to interparental violence: Are they comparable to those that result from physical and sexual abuse?" in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma,Vol. (3), 263-278.

Dr. Peggy Gill, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, was the recipient of the "2008 Researcher of the Year" award from the Office of Sponsored Research at UT Tyler during its annual awards luncheon.

Dr. Michael Odell, Interm Director of the School of Education, was the recipient of the "2008 Hustler of the Year" award from the Office of Sponsored Research at UT Tyler during its annual awards luncheon.

Ms. Debbie Gipson, Grant Coordinator, was the was the recipient of the "2008 Research Administrative Support" award from the Office of Sponsored Research at UT Tyler during its annual awards luncheon.

Ms. Virginia Fender, Director, Educator Certification and Program Accountability in the School of Education, was the recipient of the Association of Teacher Educators' President's Service Award. The award was bestowed at the 2009 national conference of the association.

Dr. Ross Sherman, Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, recently hosted a group of kindergarten students from Palestine Independent School District's Northside Elementary Childhood Center as part of the UT Tyler Early Recruitment Program. >>More...

Dr. Robert McClure, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling, was co-author of "Religiosity vs Humanity: A struggle for enjoyment of life" in Psychology and Education. Vol. 45, No. 3/4, 6-9.

Dr. Robert L. Stevens, Professor in the School of Education, recently co-authored "Comparing FSA Photographs by Ben Shahn: A Lesson in Media Literacy " which will appear in Middle Level Learning (May/June, 2009)

Dr. Vance Vaughn, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, published "A struggle to bridge the gap: Promoting African American males in teacher education" in School Leadership Review.

Drs. Wes Hickey, Genie Linn, and Vance Vaughn, assistant professors in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, recently published "Demographic trends in Texas bond elections" in AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practices, Vol. 5 (2).

Dr. Genie Linn, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, published "Into the lion's den: How to survive professional development with secondary teachers" in the fall 2008 issue of The Texas Association of Secondary Schools.

Dr. Peggy Gill, Dr. Ross Sherman, and Mrs. Cindy Sherman published "Beginning with the end in mind: A comparison of first year teaching experiences across generations of teachers" in Critical Issues in Teacher Education, Volume XVI.

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