Research News

Tue
Apr
23
Shiloah Coley, a junior at UW–Madison, has been named a Truman Scholar, one of the most prestigious undergraduate honors in the country. Coley intends to pursue a doctorate in sociology, researching the impact art programming, access to arts education, and public art practices have on low-income communities of color. She has enjoyed making art her whole life — drawing, painting, writing — and seeks a career that merges those skills with her love for community-based work.
Thu
Apr
11
A book authored by UW–Madison's Walter Stern received the 2018 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History. Stern is a historian of education who is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. His award-winning book is titled, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960.”
Tue
Apr
09
UW-Madison’s Carl Grant, John Diamond, and Jordan Conwell will be a part of a panel on April 24, hosted by the Network’s Tony Chambers, discussing Grant’s book, “Du Bois and Education.” Grant, the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, recently published “Du Bois and Education,” which details the life and works of W. E. B. Du Bois related to his views on society, politics, race, and education.
Tue
Apr
09
The American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) recently announced its annual Research Awards, and teams associated with UW-Madison authored papers receiving first-, second-, and third-place recognition. This marks the fifth straight year in which researchers associated with UW–Madison have earned top honors in the ARCA Research Awards competition — with an RPSE alumnus being the lead author each time.
Tue
Apr
02
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman will be delivering testimony to the House Education & Labor Committee’s subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment on Wednesday, April 8, in Washington, D.C. This meeting, which begins at 8 a.m. CDT, is the second of five hearings related to the reauthorizing of the Higher Education Act. Hillman is an associate professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and director of the university’s Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab.
Tue
Apr
02
A recent ScienceNews report — headlined “Robots are becoming classroom tutors, But will they make the grade?”— features the work of UW-Madison’s Joseph Michaelis, a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology.
Mon
Apr
01
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announced the winners of its 2019 awards for excellence in education research on March 29 and UW–Madison’s Aydin Bal is receiving the Scholars of Color Early Career Contribution Award. Bal’s current research projects aim at developing culturally responsive research methodologies and intervention models. In particular, he has developed the Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (CRPBIS) framework and Learning Lab methodology, an equity-oriented systemic transformation model that he is helping implement in schools internationally.
Fri
Mar
29
The UW-Madison Global Health Institute recently informed School of Education Ph.D. student Ngonidzashe Mpofu that she is receiving a Graduate Student Research Award to fund her proposal, “Closing the Rehabilitation Service Utilization Gaps of New Zealand’s (Aotearoa) Māori People.” Mpofu will use the funding for a pilot study this summer in Auckland, New Zealand, where she will be completing pre-dissertation research focusing on the problem of Māori adults having the highest rates of depression and suicide — but also having the lowest rates of mental health treatment by mental health providers.
Thu
Mar
28
UW–Madison alumna Laura Chávez-Moreno is receiving the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division G Outstanding Dissertation Award.. Her dissertation is titled, “A Critical Race Ethnography Examining Dual-Language Education in the New-Latinx Diaspora: Reinforcing and resisting Bilingual Education’s Racial Roots.” She will be formally recognized at a ceremony April 7 during the AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto.
Mon
Mar
18
UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg is the lead author on a new paper examining treatment delay among post-9/11 veterans vs. pre-9/11 veterans and civilians. This work was published by the journal Psychiatric Services Today. Goldberg is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, and he is an affiliate with the university’s Center for Healthy Minds.
Mon
Mar
18
UW-Madison alumna Miriam Thangaraj is this year's recipient of the Gail P. Kelly Dissertation Award from the Comparative and International Education Society. Thangaraj earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies in 2018. Thangaraj's dissertation examines global policy efforts to combat child labor on the historical silk hand-looms of Kanchipuram, India, by moving children off of the looms and into schools.
Thu
Mar
14
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead recently co-authored a report with the University of Connecticut's Preston Green titled, “Advancing Intentional Equity in Charter Schools.” Mead is the School of Education’s association dean for education and is a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Charter schools, first implemented in the 1990s, have grown to account for 6 percent of the total number of students enrolled in public schools across the country.
Wed
Mar
13
UW-Madison alumna Kathryn Kirchgasler is receiving honorable mention recognition from the American Educational Research Association’s Division B (curricular studies), in that group’s Outstanding Dissertation Award competition. Kirchgasler earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2018. The dissertation being recognized is titled, “Tracking Disparities: How Schools Make Up Scientific Americans and Pathologized Others.”
Mon
Mar
04
UW-Madison alumna Laura Chávez-Moreno is receiving Outstanding Dissertation Awards from two different American Educational Research Association (AERA) special interest groups (SIGs). She is receiving this high honor from both the Bilingual Education Research SIG and the Hispanic Research Issues SIG. Chávez-Moreno received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2018. Her dissertation is titled, “A Critical Race Ethnography Examining Dual-Language Education in the New-Latinx Diaspora: Reinforcing and Resisting Bilingual Education’s Racial Roots.”
Tue
Feb
26
UW-Madison’s School of Education is hosting a public talk and reception to honor the groundbreaking work and celebrate the remarkable career of Gloria Ladson-Billings. The evening will be dedicated to both putting a spotlight on her legacy while also getting a glimpse into how Ladson-Billings plans to utilize her role as president of the National Academy of Education (NAEd) to tackle challenges and find new ways to bring insights from education research and practice to bear on different domains. Although the event is free and open to the public, an RSVP is required by March 1.
Mon
Feb
25
Several UW-Madison graduate students and recent alumni will present their research at the 14th annual national conference of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE).
Mon
Feb
25
New student-led research at UW−Madison is providing the first detailed glimpse into the Hmong American undergraduate experience on campus, giving voice in their own words to the hopes and concerns of enrolled members of the state’s largest Asian American population.
Thu
Feb
21
UW-Madison's Annalee Good has published a book concerning the influence of teachers in decision-making and policy. "Teachers at the Table: Voice, Agency, and Advocacy in Educational Policymaking," is based on the simple premise that policy matters in education — and teachers matter to policy. Good is an evaluator and researcher at the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER).
Wed
Feb
20
UW-Madison student Grace George is one of 40 young science leaders from across the country who will be kicking off a year as a fellow of the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Career Development. As an undergraduate, George ​earned a B.S. in neurobiology and worked as a lab manager under Edward Hubbard, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. Hubbard directs the Educational Neuroscience Lab, where George studied children’s mathematical brain development.
Fri
Feb
15
UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg is a co-author of a new study that reviewed available measures for tracking symptoms of bipolar disorder as a means for improving outcomes in psychotherapy. The paper is titled “Systematic Review of Symptom Assessment Measures for Use in Measurement-Based Care of Bipolar Disorder,” and it appears in the journal Psychiatric Services. Goldberg is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, and he is an affiliate with the university’s Center for Healthy Minds.