Recent GSOE Faculty Highlights

Below is a round-up of recent faculty accomplishments and work:

Books
Dr. Margaret A. Nash
Women’s Higher Education in the United States: New Historical Perspectives (Palgrave)

Dr. Thomas M. Smith
Systems for Instructional Improvement (Harvard Education Press)


Grants
Dr. Robert Ream has received a grant from the National Institute of Health from 2017-2021. Dr. Ream is the PI of the subaward through UC Merced (Irene Yen, PI) for the UC Riverside site for the project titled, “Educational Trajectories & Health: When People Finish School and How it Matters.”

Dr. Cassandra M. Guarino has received a grant from John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, Major Research Grants for 2018-2020. Dr. Guarino is the PI for “Examining Disparities in Mathematics Achievement to Promote Educational Equity: An In-Depth Investigation across the 2nd Largest County in the U.S.”

Dr. Joseph Kahne received a Major Research Grant from John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation as PI for the project, “Preparing All Youth for Democracy: An Evidence-based Approach.”

Dr. Joseph Kahne and colleagues received funding from the Stuart Foundation for Part 2 of the Leveraging Equity and Access in Democratic Education (LEADE) Initiative. The overall goal of the LEADE Initiative is to provide educational decision makers with a set of research-based tools for assessing equity and access in civic education in order to improve civic learning opportunities for all students.

Dr. Raquel Rall and colleagues were awarded a Spencer conference grant to put on a conference focused on “The Role of the Governing Board in Realizing Higher Education’s Equity and Success Agenda.”


Awards and Recognition
Drs. Rita Kohli, Eddie Comeaux, Greg Palardy, Cassandra Guarino, and Cati de los Ríos earned recognition from AERA, the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Read more

AERA’s Most Read Education Research Articles of 2017
Dr. Joseph Kahne and Ben Bowyer’s article, “Educating for Democracy in a Partisan Age: Confronting the Challenges of Motivated Reasoning and Misinformation, was the second most downloaded paper in 2017 across all 7 journals published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the most downloaded article for 2017 published in AERA’s flagship Journal the American Educational Research Journal.

Dr. Austin Johnson and his colleagues were awarded 2017’s “Article of the Year” in School Psychology Review for their paper: Chaffee, R. K., Briesch, A. M., Johnson, A. H., & Volpe, R. J. (2017). A meta-analysis of class-wide interventions for supporting student behavior. School Psychology Review46, 149-164. doi: 10.17105/SPR-2017-0015.V46-2


Faculty in the News
National Public Radio
highlights a study from the graduate school of education at the University of California, Riverside, finds a relationship between online participation and political action. (Dr. Joseph Kahne)
Harvard Business Review highlights a study co-authored by Dr. Cassandra Guarino in an article that looks at disparities in career development offered to minorities and why the practice is hurting leadership diversity
Psychology Today: Autism and the Brain: What Does the Research Say? (Dr. Katherine Stavropoulos)
Education Week: Can the Parkland Survivors Inspire a New Focus on Civics Education? (Dr. Joseph Kahne)
L.A. Parent: For Parents of Teens With Autism, Optimism Buffers Stress (Dr. Jan Blacher)


Of Special Note

Check out the recent newsletter from UCR’s Civic Engagement Research Group featuring the newly launched Digital Civics Toolkit  here.