Faculty News & Notes - April 2017

Faculty Awards and Honors

Laura Azzarito received the 2016 JTPE Metzler-Freedman Exemplary Paper Award.

Ansley Erickson was elected Secretary of AERA Division F (History), 2018-2020.

Jennifer C. Lena won the 2017 UC Davis Conference on Qualitative Research Best Paper Award. The paper is entitled, "An Organizational Autopsy of Exit Art: Non-Profit Closure as Management Success."

Ernest Morrell was elected Member-at-Large for AERA.

Kim Noble received the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science.

Detra Price-Dennis will be receiving the Division K Early Career Award at AERA this year.

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz received Honorable Mention for the AERA Critical Educators for Social Justice (CESJ) Award.

Mariana Souto-Manning received the 2016 AERA Teaching and Teacher Education (Division K) Mid-Career Award.

Amy Stuart Wells won the election for the AERA Presidency for 2019.


Journal Articles

Allsup, Randall E. (2016). Fractured (fairy) tales: In search of transformational spaces in music education. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, (207-208), 49-61. doi:10.5406/bulcouresmusedu.207-208.0049

Azzarito, Laura., Simon, M., & Martinnen, R. (2016a). “Stop photo-shopping!”: A visual participatory inquiry into students’ responses to a body curriculum. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 35, 54-69.

Wang, Y., Bowers, Alex. J., Fikis, D. (2017). Automated text data mining analysis of five decades of educational leadership research literature: Probabilistic topic modeling of EAQ articles from 1965 to 2014. Educational Administration Quarterly, 53(2)289-323.

Eby, C. M. & Greer, R. Douglas. (2017).  Effects of social reinforcement on the emission of tacts by preschoolers. Behavioral Development Bulletin, doi.org/10.1037/bdb0000026

Hafeli, Mary & Koo, S. (2017). Chasing ephemerality: Notes on doctoral mentoring and artistic collaboration. Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art, 5(3)291-305.

Literat, Ioana. (2017). Refugee selfies and the (self-) representation of disenfranchised social groups. Media Fields Journal, 12.

Morin, R., & Midlarsky, Elizabeth. (2017). Predictors of WAIS vocabulary scores in late life: Differences by race. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 1-9.

Pizmony-Levy, Oren.  Big comparisons, little Knowledge: Public engagement with PISA in the United States and Israel. Columbia University Academic Commons, http://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8MK6D4H

Souto-Manning, Mariana, Campano, G., & Parker, K. (2016). Critical approaches to language research with the potential to change educational practice. Research in the Teaching of English, 50(3),368-372.

Bentley, D.F., & Souto-Manning, Mariana. (2016). Toward inclusive understandings of marriage in an early childhood classroom: Negotiating (un)readiness, community, and vulnerability through a critical reading of “King and King”. Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 36(2)195–206.

Souto-Manning, Mariana, Dernikos, B., & Yu, H. (2016). Rethinking normative literacy practices, behaviors, and interactions: Learning with immigrant boys. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 14(2)163–180.

Souto-Manning, Mariana. (2016). Honoring and building on the rich literacy practices of young bilingual and multilingual learners. The Reading Teacher, 70(3)263–271.

Souto-Manning, Mariana. & Cheruvu, R. (2016). Challenging and appropriating discourses of power: Listening to and learning from successful early-career early childhood teachers of color. Equity and Excellence in Education, 49(1)9-26.

Souto-Manning, Mariana., & Martell, J.(2017). Committing to culturally relevant literacy teaching as an everyday practice: It’s critical! Language Arts, 94(4)252-256.

Sue, Derald Wing. (2017). Microaggressions and "evidence:" Empirical or experiential reality? Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12(1) 170-172.

Waring, Hansun. (2017). Going general as a resource for doing advising in mentor-teacher conversations. Journal of Pragmatics, 110, 20-33.

Books and Book Chapters

Henig, Jeffrey R., Houston, D.M., Arnold Lyon, M. (2017). From NCLB to ESSA: Lessons learned or politics reaffirmed? In Hess & Eden (Eds.), The every student succeeds act. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Long, S., Souto-Manning, Mariana, & Vasquez, V. M. (2016). Courageous leadership in early childhood education: Taking a stand for social justice. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Souto-Manning, Mariana, & Martell, J. (2016).  Reading, writing, and talk: Inclusive teaching strategies for diverse learners, K-2. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Souto-Manning, Mariana. (2017). Why are critical perspectives and ecological approaches needed in early childhood teacher education? In A. C. Iddings (Ed.), Re-designing teacher education for culturally and linguistically diverse young students: Engaging a critical-ecological approach (pp. 13-32). New York, NY: Routledge.


Public Communication

Carol Garber participated as a panelist at the United Nations Commission on the status of Women, NGO Presentation in a session on "Identifying and Eliminating Barriers to Women's Professional Advancement in Sports”.

Henig, Jeffery. (2017, January, 17). Will Betsy DeVos divide the school choice movement? Op-ed. Education Week. Retrieved from http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/01/18/will-betsy-devos-divide-the-school-choice.html

Henig, Jeffrey. (2017, January). Charter schools and democratic accountability. The State Education Standard, 17(1), 26-29.   

Henig, Jeffrey et al. (2016).  Communicating science effectively: A research agenda. Prepared by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies. Retrieved from http://nas.edu/communicating-science

Kimberly Noble wrote a piece on poverty and the brain that was published in the March issue of Scientific American.

Russell, S. Garnett, & Mendenhall, Mary Anne., Bruckner, E. (2017, February). Urban refugee education: Strengthening policies and practices for access, quality, and inclusion. Washington, DC: State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. Retrieved from http://www.tc.columbia.edu/media/centers/refugee-education-research-and-projects/Urban-Refugees-Full-Report.pdf

Wohlstetter, Priscilla, Brown, D.R., & Duff, M. (2017, March 8). Commentary: Which states are ready for ESSA? Education Week, 36(24), 18-19.

Faculty Achievement in Grant Monies Received as reported by the Office of Grants and Contracts:

New grant monies

Project Director

Project Title



Peter Bergman

Informing and Nudging Families to Opportunity

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

$ 318,516


Lori Quinn


EXeRT-HD: Exercise Rehabilitation Trial in Huntington's Disease


Cardiff University


$ 19,712

Supplement grant monies


Project Director

Project Title



Ellen Meier

New Haven Professional Development

New Haven Board of Education

$ 14,950




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