Dissertation Oral Defenses
Congratulations to Joseph Giardino who successfully defended his dissertation “The Impact of Weight Stigma on Decisions About Weight Loss Surgery.” Mentor: Dr. Merle Keitel
Readers: Dr. Harold Takooshian and Dr. Thanos Patelis
Congratulations to Susan Kozelka who successfully defended her dissertation “Executive Function Inhibition as Moderator of the Anxiety-Intelligence Relationship.”
Mentor: Dr. Yi Ding
Readers: Dr. John Houtz and Dr. Amy Margolis
Student and Faculty Publications
“Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome: Self-esteem, distress, and quality of life in college women” by Signe Simon, Dr. Merle Keitel, Molly Brawer, and Melda Uzun will be published in the next issue of Prevention and Health Promotion: Research, Social Action, Practice and Training.
Lamont Young, a first year graduate student enrolled in the Mental Health Counseling program, was added in a book entitled Fully Alive, Discovering What Matters Most. Author Timothy Shriver shared Lamont’s story of transcending social and economic boundaries, which almost cost him his life.
Dr. Akane Zusho‘s manuscript was accepted for publication:
Karabenick, S., & Zusho, A. (in press). Examining approaches to research on self-regulated learning: Conceptual and methodological considerations. To appear in forthcoming special issue of Metacognition and Learning.
Cait Hynes presented at the National Association of School Psychologists annual convention in February:
Hynes, C.V., Alfonso, V.C. & Flanagan, D.P. (2015). CHC broad and narrow constructs measured by new and revised ability tests. Poster presented at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.
Dr. Akane Zusho recently presented, along with Dr. Rhonda Bondie at the AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) conference in Atlanta, GA:
Bondie, R.S., & Zusho, A. (2015). Preparing Teachers to Engage All learners and Close Achievement Gaps. Paper presented at annual conference of American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Yi Ding presented the following posters at 2015 NASP Annual Convention:
- Ding, Y., Wang, C., & Ueda, M. (2015, February). Parenting styles and behaviorals outcomes in Japanese children with Autism. Poster proposal presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
- Ding, Y., Wang, C., & Clauser, P. (2015, February). Parental stress and parenting styles in relation to Autism. Poster proposal presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
- Wang, C., Ni, H., Ding, Y., & Yi, C. (2015, February). The changing roles of school psychological service providers in China. Poster proposal presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
Dr. Akane Zusho was recently invited to serve on ETS’s Expert Committee for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The NAEP Standing Committee consists of a group of leading experts that consults ETS regarding questionnaire development, selection of constructs, and research around the NAEP survey questionnaires.
The National Assessment Governing Board has called for a stronger focus on noncognitive constructs in NAEP, and the QSC plays an important role in influencing what constructs are measured, what assessment approaches are chosen, and how results are reported in the Nation’s Report Card.
Current QSC members (February 2015): Angela Duckworth (UPenn), Hunter Gehlbach (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Gerunda Hughes (Howard University), David Kaplan (Wisconsin-Madison), Henry Levin (Columbia), Stanley Presser (Maryland), Leslie Rutkowski (Indiana), Rob Santos (Urban Institute), Norbert Schwarz (Michigan), Jonathan Stout (Lock Haven), Roger Tourangeau (Chair, Westat).