Research News

Thu
May
19
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) doctoral students who participate in teaching-development activities during graduate school are more likely to use effective instructional methods once they begin teaching --- and also may increase their prospects for being hired into college faculty positions -- according to a recent study funded by the National Science Foundation. The seven-year study found that participation in teaching-development programs during doctoral studies can have a long-term impact on STEM teaching practices across the nation.
Tue
May
17
Video from Rachelle Winkle-Wagner’s recent talk, “Affirmative Action Under Fire: Discourse on the Texas Top Ten Percent Plan,” organized by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Thu
May
12
Projects both large and small will help UW-Madison contribute knowledge and resources across the state, thanks to grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. This year, nine grants of up to $120,000 were awarded as well as 11 mini-grants of up to $4,000 to encourage innovation and experimentation in small-scale projects. Among those receiving funding are: Carmen Valdez, an associate professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology; Michael Dando, a graduate student with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction; and David Gagnon, an alumnus of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Tue
May
03
UW-Madison’s Dr. M. Alison Brooks, along with co-investigator David Bell, is receiving a grant for her research titled, “Parent-Athlete Knowledge of Sport Volume Recommendations, Attitudes and Beliefs towards Sport Specialization.” The grant, awarded by the foundations for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine, is for $20,000. Bell is an assistant professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program and the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL).
Fri
Apr
29
Bianca Baldridge, an assistant professor with UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, is the recipient of a prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. The award, which was announced Friday, April 29, will allow Baldridge to undertake a research project during the 2016-17 academic year titled, “Exploring Race and Educational Opportunity within Community-based Educational Spaces.”
Thu
Apr
28
UW-Madison’s Laura Minero has been selected as an awardee in the Ford Foundation's 2016 Predoctoral Fellowship Competition. This award provides financial support for three years and the opportunity to participate in the Conference of Ford Fellows. Minero, a second-year Ph.D. student with the Department of Counseling Psychology, plans to use this funding to develop a mixed-method study that assesses the role and influence of U.S. detention centers on undocumented transgender individuals’ mental health and wellness.
Wed
Apr
27
UW-Madison’s Aydin Bal is the co-editor of a recently published book titled, "Learning from Difference: Comparative Accounts of Multicultural Education." According to the book’s abstract, this publication analyzes "the experiences of multicultural education in nine very different international settings, uncovering insights from a vast variety of educational contexts." Bal is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, and a researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. It also is edited by Joseph Lo Bianco.
Tue
Apr
26
UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan and Martha Alibali presented at a conference in Washington, D.C., earlier this month titled, “Bringing Cognitive Science Research to the Classroom.” The conference hosted a number of prominent scholars, practitioners, and educational policy scholars to address ways to connect cognitive science research and mathematics educational practices and curriculum design. Nathan is the director of the Center on Education and Work and is a professor of the learning sciences with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked departments ofEducational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction.
Tue
Apr
26
The work of UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman was recently highlighted in an article published in the Edwardsville (Ill.) Intelligencer headlined, “Location means a lot for college enrollments.” The article looks at a study recently co-authored by Hillman titled, “Education Deserts: The Continued Significance of ‘Place’ in the Twenty-First Century.” Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He also is an affiliate of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).
Fri
Apr
22
When science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) doctoral students participate in teaching development programs, their skills, confidence and interest in teaching undergraduates increase, according to a just-completed study funded by the National Science Foundation.
Thu
Apr
21
UW-Madison’s Elizabeth Larson helped secure a grant for Madison's Elvehjem Elementary School titled, “Active Classroom Engagement (ACE).” This project ­–- which is being supported by a $25,000 grant from the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools -– is designed to create movement-permissive classrooms to accommodate students’ natural need to be more active.
Mon
Apr
18
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman recently co-authored a blog post for the Brookings Institution's website titled, “Where you live rather than what you know? The problem with education deserts." The post, for Brookings' The Brown Center Chalkboard blog, explores how geography affects educational equity and opportunity.
Sat
Apr
16
A book co-authored by UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad was translated into Chinese and re-published by the Peking University Press. The book, originally published in 1993, is titled, “A Silent Success: Master's Education in the United States.” Conrad is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and a faculty member in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He is also an affiliate of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).
Thu
Apr
14
UW-Madison's Shufang Sun is the recipient of a 2016 Global Health Institute Grant. Sun is currently a doctoral student with the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology. The grant will fund $5,000 toward her project of collecting data in China focusing on men who have sex with men, and specifically issues related to HIV and sexually transmissible infections. The grant is awarded by UW-Madison's Global Health Institute.
Wed
Apr
13
UW-Madison’s Walter P. Parrish III will serve as a graduate research associate at the American Council on Education, Center for Policy Research and Strategy, beginning in May. He will work on projects that relate to post-traditional learners, minority-serving institutions, affirmative action and institutional capacity. Parrish is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and is a research associate with Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB).
Tue
Apr
12
UW-Madison alumnus Raul Leon recently received the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Award. This honor is the highest award given to a faculty member at Eastern Michigan University. It recognizes recipients for a distinguished contribution in one of three categories: teaching, research or service. Leon is receiving the 2015 Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Award for Research. Leon received his Ph.D. from UW-Madison's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2010, with a focus on higher education administration.
Thu
Apr
07
Researchers with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology received funding through a new UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative designed to jump-start innovative interdisciplinary projects across the UW-Madison campus. Led by principal investigator Gary Diffee, the project is titled, “Human Exercise Research Core Facility to Serve the Broader Campus.” It’s one of just 14 projects chosen from 134 submitted proposals.
Wed
Apr
06
UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson was selected to deliver the “Best in Science Address” for the Society of Counseling Psychology at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado, this summer. Thompson, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, will give a presentation on Aug. 6 titled, “Social Class: Interrogating its Meaning and Considering Future Directions.”
Tue
Apr
05
UW-Madison’s Linn Posey-Maddox will be receiving an Outstanding Reviewer award at the American Educational Research Association’s Annual Meeting that's running April 8–12 in Washington, D.C. Posey-Maddox is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. She is receiving this recognition as a top reviewer for the American Educational Research Journal’s Section on Social and Institutional Analysis.
Mon
Apr
04
UW-Madison’s School of Education has published its annual “2016 AERA Presentation Guide.” Faculty, staff and students from UW-Madison and across the University of Wisconsin System are participating in more than 200 events at this year's American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting April 8 to 12 in Washington, D.C.