Student & Faculty Accomplishments: January 2013

Dr. John Houtz (Professor, Division of Psychological and Educational Services) will be honored with a Bene Merenti Medal for 40 years of service at the Fordham University Convocation on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013.

Dr. Bill Baker (Claudio Aquaviva Chair of Education and Journalist in Residence) published an article entitled “Google’s Monopoly on the News” in The Nation in January 2013.  The article discusses the Federal Trade Commission decision to shut down investigations of Google search results, and the impact of a dominant news distribution medium on the public good and on journalism in the 21st century.
Click here to read the full article.

With Dr. Jennie Park-Taylor (Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology) as his adviser, 2nd-year doctoral student Josh Henderson learned that his research was accepted for this year’s 30th Annual Teachers College Winter Roundtable. Along with his collaborator, 4th-year student Angela Vargas, Josh will be presenting “Race and Gender Influences on Career Perceptions of Urban Youth” at the Roundtable at Columbia University on February 15th and 16th, 2013.

The Long Beach, NY Board of Education confirmed Kenneth Graham as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction on January 29th.  Graham currently serves as the district’s K-12 Director of Science, and has worked in the Long Beach Public Schools for 16 of his 17 years in public education. Under his leadership, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of students enrolled in accelerated Regents Earth Science classes in eighth-grade, according to the Long Beach School District, and the number of high school students taking chemistry and physics – as well as AP, IB and college-level science classes – has also increased substantially.  Graham recently completed his doctoral work in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy at GSE and is scheduled to defend his dissertation in February 2013.
Click here to read the full story in the Long Beach Patch.

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