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- 2.10.16 Alumna Named Department Chair at Ohio State UniversityMonica Cox, a 2005 graduate of Peabody’s Leadership and Policy Studies doctoral program, was recently named chair of the newly-formed Department of Engineering Education at the Ohio State University. In 2010, she received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack Obama, the nation’s highest honor given for young researchers in the early stages of their independent research careers.
- 2.9.16 Dykens to step down as Vanderbilt Kennedy Center directorElisabeth Dykens, director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, has announced plans to step down. To assist with the transition, she will continue to serve in this role until a successor is identified.
- 1.27.16 Meet our facultyJoe Lambert, assistant professor of the practice, talks about why he set out on a career in behavioral analysis and why Peabody College's Department of Special Education is important to his work.
- 1.26.16 Global scholars bring a world of fun to Eakin ElementaryEducators from far-flung lands will share their favorite childhood games, sports, stories and songs with Eakin Elementary School students Jan. 26-29, 2016. The international scholars are halfway through a year-long fellowship at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development through the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright Exchange program.
- 1.21.16 Loss selected as 2016 Chancellor Faculty FellowPeabody’s Christopher Loss, associate professor of public policy and higher education, is one of 14 Vanderbilt faculty members named to the 2016 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. Loss specializes in 20th-century American history with an emphasis on the social, political and policy history of American higher education.
- 1.6.16 Peabody faculty named among top influencersNine Vanderbilt faculty members were selected for inclusion in the 2016 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, released January 6. American Enterprise Institute Director of Education Policy Frederick M. Hess compiles the list each year to recognize 200 university-based scholars who shape public discussions of education.
- 1.4.16 Sterba named “Rising Star” in Association for Psychological ScienceSonya K. Sterba, assistant professor of psychology, is the recipient of the Association for Psychological Science’s “Rising Star” award, given to outstanding psychological scientists in their earliest stages of their research career post-Ph.D.
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Teacher’s race affects gifted program selections
Even among elementary school students with high standardized test scores, black students are about half as likely as their white peers to be assigned to gifted programs in math and reading. However, when black students are taught by a black classroom teacher, the racial gap in gifted assignment largely disappears, according to a new Vanderbilt University study published today in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.
'Sticky mittens' offer clues to infant development
Early motor training in infants may result in positive long-term effects in other areas of development, according to a collaborative study by researchers at Vanderbilt University, the University of Pittsburgh and Seton Hall University. A new study demonstrates a powerful link between training infants to reach for an object and later heightened interest in objects and focused attention.