Faculty News and Notes - May 2017

Honors and Awards

Henry Levin received the 2017 AERA Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award. This is the highest research award conferred by the AERA each year.

Sonali Rajan was invited to join the Board of Directors of Girls on the Run International.

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz was elected to the Board of Directors of the Literacy Research Association (LRA)

Derald Wing Sue received the 2017 Morton Deutsch Social Justice Award for Distinguished Scholarly and Practical Contributions to Social Justice.


Journal Articles

Bowers, Alex. (2017). Quantitative research methods training in education leadership and administration preparation programs as disciplined inquiry for building school improvement capacity. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 12(1), 72-96.

Drago-Severson, Eleanor. (2016). Teaching, learning, and leading in today’s complex world: Reaching new heights with a developmental approach.  International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice,

Drago-Severson, Eleanor. (2016). Learning designs: Use a variety of practice to connect with all. Journal of Staff Development, (37)1, 38-42.

Midlarsky, Elizabeth. Pirutinsky, S., Chakrabarti, D., & Cohen, F. (2017). Visualized prosocial behavior and emotion in late life. Journal of Positive Psychology, 1-9, doi: 10.1080/17439760.2017.1315646

Midlarsky, Elizabeth., Marotta, A., Pirutinsky, S., Morin, R., & McGowan, J. (2017). Predictors of eating pathology in older women. Journal of Women and Aging, doi: 10.1080/08952841.2017.1295665

Miller, Janet. L.  (2017). Neo-positivist intrusions, post-qualitative challenges, and PAR's generative indeterminacies.  International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 30(5),488-503.

Brito, N.H., Piccolo, L.R., and Noble, Kimberly. G. (2017). Associations between cortical thickness and neurocognitive skills during childhood vary by family socioeconomic factors. Brain and Cognition, 4(17), 1-9.


Books and Book Chapters

Levin, Henry, McEwan, P., Belfield, C., Bowden, B., & Shand, R.(2017). Economic evaluation in education: Cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost analysis (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Merz, E.C. and Noble, Kimberly. G. (2017).  Neural development in context: Differences in neural structure and function associated with adverse childhood experiences.  In E. Votruba-Drzal & E. Dearing (Eds.), Handbook of early childhood development programs, practices and policies.  (pp. 135-160). New Jersey: Wiley.

Schmidt, Sandra.  J. (2017).  Genderplay and queer mapping: Heterotopia as sites of possibility.  In N. Ares., E. Buendia & R. Helfenbein (Eds.), Deterritorializing/Reterritorializing: Critical geography of educational reform (pp. 209-232).  Netherlands: Sense.


Public Communication

Richard Jochum is part of a group annual art exhibition “Made in NY 2017” at the Schweinfurth Art Center located in Auburn, New York that features work by New York artists through May 13, 2017.

Richard Jochum has a solo art exhibit currently being shown at the Center for Digital Arts Gallery at the Westchester Community College (SUNY) through May 24, 2017.    

Kimberly Noble was the moderator for Conversation Roundtable: New frontiers in the neuroscience of inequality. It was held at the Society for Research in Child Development’s 2017 Biennial Meeting in Austin, TX, on April 8, 2017.

Kimberly Noble presented an academic paper entitled:  Socioeconomic inequality modifies links among cortical thickness, age and cognition at the Society for Research in Child Development’s 2017 Biennial Meeting in Austin, TX, on April 6, 2017.





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

New grant monies

Project Director

Project Title



George Bonanno

Institute for Veterans and Military Families Veteran Multi-Cultural Conference

Syracuse University

$ 8,458


Regina Cortina


Comparative and International Education Society Conference 2018


Comparative and International Education Society


$ 45,000

Elizabeth Fraga/Marie Miville

Bilingual Connection to Care

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation

$ 32,624

Pamela Koch

The Evaluation of School Transformation and Redesign of Cafeterias

The Joyce and Irving Goldman Foundation

$ 19,000


Terrence Maltbia


Chase Coaching Project

J.P Morgan Chase Bank


$ 105,000

Felicia Mensah

Exploring Racial Microaggression in Science Education


University of Georgia

$ 24,160

Sandra Schmidt/Michelle Knight Manual

Belonging or Not?: West African Youth's Negotiations of Everyday Spaces

Spencer Foundation

$ 102,710

Helena Verdeli

Scaling Up Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Persons Affected by the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon

Grand Challenges Canada

$ 186,800

Renewal grant monies


Project Director

Project Title



Joseph Ciccolo

Efficacy of Resistance Training as an Aid to Smoking Cessation Treatment

National Institutes of Health

$ 404,342

Renewal grant monies


Project Director

Project Title



Priscilla Wohlstetter

Survey Research Initiative

Gabriella Charter School

$ 920.00


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