Research News

Mon
Oct
26
The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) earlier this month put out a policy brief on a paper co-authored by UW-Madison’s Peter Trabert Goff. He is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.This brief is derived from the journal article, “Changing principals’ leadership through feedback and coaching,” which appeared in the Journal of Educational Administration in 2014.
Wed
Oct
21
UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman is the co-author of a paper titled “State Higher Education Performance Funding for Community Colleges: Diverse Effects and Policy Implications” published in Teachers College Record.
Tue
Oct
20
The Huffington Post and Wisconsin Public Radio recently put a spotlight on a new book by UW-Madison’s Robert Enright that’s titled, “8 Keys to Forgiveness.” Enright is a licensed psychologist, a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and a co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute. He has been pioneering the study of forgiveness in locations across the globe for nearly three decades.
Fri
Oct
16
UW-Madison’s Timothy Tansey and Fong Chan will be collaborating with partners across Wisconsin and the nation on two new initiatives that are designed to provide technical assistance to state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies in their efforts to help people with disabilities obtain employment and increase their opportunities to be involved in their communities. The state-federal VR program serves about 1 million individuals per year and spends more than $2.5 billion annually in helping people with disabilities achieve their independent living and employment goals. Nonetheless, these state agencies vary in their employment outcomes for people with disabilities.
Wed
Oct
07
Psychological well-being remains one of the most powerful predictors of success and health in life. Yet one in five youth in the United States experience a mental health disorder, a reality that drives research-based solutions at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center and the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a $10 million gift from 1958 UW-Madison alumna Dorothy “Dottie” Jones King and her husband, Robert “Bob” Eliot King, the university will be able to recruit new interdisciplinary faculty that focus on children and well-being to the center and the school.
Tue
Oct
06
UW-Madison’s Kathryn Moeller received fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Scholars Program and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for her study titled, “The Education Business." Her comparative ethnographic research project seeks to understand how and why corporations are influencing educational contexts marked by deep racial, gender, and class inequities in the U.S. and Brazil. Moeller, an assistant professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies, is spending the 2015-16 academic year conducting research in Brazil.
Mon
Oct
05
UW-Madison’s African Studies Program recently posted a series of wonderful graduate student essays and photographs highlighting a School of Education study abroad course that took place in Uganda this past summer. This learning and research experience was led by Maggie Hawkins and Catherine Compton-Lilly, who are faculty members with the No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Fri
Oct
02
UW-Madison’s Robert Enright is to be honored by the Association for Moral Education with AME’s career award for excellence. Enright has been pioneering the study of forgiveness in locations across the globe for nearly three decades. He is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology and is a co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute.
Fri
Oct
02
Kathy Cramer, whose academic work is steeped in providing service learning experiences for students and examining ways that UW-Madison can build stronger relationships with those outside of campus, will be delivering a free public talk on Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Discovery Building's Town Center. Cramer is a UW-Madison professor of political science and is director of the university’s Morgridge Center for Public Service. Her presentation will focus on her upcoming book, “The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker.”
Thu
Oct
01
A report co-authored by UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman, with Colleen Campbell of ​the Association of Community College Trustees, addresses trends in student borrowing and repayment in community colleges.
Wed
Sep
30
UW-Madison will host its third annual Susan J. Cellmer and Tashia F. Morgridge Literacy Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 8. The event, hosted by the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will feature a talk by Kris D. Gutiérrez, the former president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). There will be a graduate student poster session starting at 1 p.m. in room 220 of the Teacher Education building, with Gutiérrez’s talk to begin at 4 p.m. in the same room.
Mon
Sep
28
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead will be delivering a presentation in Stevens Point on Oct. 6 about forms of school privatization, trade-offs in school choice, history of Wisconsin’s voucher and charter school programs and the implications these policies will have on public education.
Fri
Sep
25
UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood recently wrote an article for Kappan Magazine that’s headlined, “Vouchers multiply even without public support: More states allow public funding for students to attend private and religious schools, but are these plans in line with state constitutional provisions?” Underwood is a professor of education and law, and is the former dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education.
Wed
Sep
23
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple earlier this month delivered the keynote speech at the European Educational Research Association’s annual conference in Budapest, Hungary. Apple’s talk on Sept. 10 was titled, “Can Education Change Society?” Apple is UW-Madison’s John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. Apple also is a Distinguished Professor of Educational Policy Studies at Northeast Normal University in China.
Tue
Sep
22
The Tactile Communication and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL), a unique research center that’s on the leading edge of developing solutions for sensory and motor disorders, has found a new administrative home with UW-Madison’s Department of Kinesiology. TCNL, which is located in University Research Park on Madison’s west side, was founded in 1993. It joined the Department of Kinesiology on July 1, 2015, after previous stints with UW-Madison’s College of Engineering and the School of Medicine and Public Health.
Tue
Sep
22
An article by UW-Madison’s Stephanie Budge was recently spotlighted by the Journals Program of the American Psychological Association. Budge is a visiting assistant professor with the School of Educatioin's Department of Counseling Psychology. She also earned her Ph.D. from that department in 2011. The article that’s being highlighted is titled, “Gatekeeping as a therapist? Gaining insight for how to write letters for transgender clients.” It was published in the APA journal, “Psychotherapy.”
Mon
Sep
21
The School of Education’s Martina Rau, Percival Matthews and David Kaplan are all part of a uniquely diverse team of faculty members from across the UW-Madison campus that was recently awarded a $3 million graduate training grant from the National Science Foundation. This interdisciplinary program in learning, understanding, cognition, intelligence and data science is called LUCID.
Wed
Sep
16
The latest edition of “OT Matters,” the annual news publication for alumni and friends of UW-Madison's Occupational Therapy program, is now available online. The cover story for this year’s edition features the innovative work of Assistant Professor Kristen Pickett, who is examining new ways to help those with Parkinson’s disease. Among her projects is a unique glass art initiative that collaborates with Helen Lee of UW-Madison's Art Department. The OT program is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Fri
Sep
11
UW-Madison’s Noah Weeth Feinstein earlier this month delivered a keynote presentation at the 11th Conference of the European Science Education Research Association in Helsinki, Finland. Feinstein is an associate professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. His address, delivered on Sept. 2, was titled, “Evidence of value: Confronting the long-range validity problem of science education.”
Wed
Sep
09
UW-Madison’s Amy Ellis recently appeared on the “Math Ed Podcast” to talk about her latest work. In the Aug. 23 episode, Ellis discusses her article, "Quantifying exponential growth: Three conceptual shifts in coordinating multiplicative and additive growth," which was published in the September 2015 issue of the Journal of Mathematical Behavior.