News

April, 2016

DES Faculty and alums are invited to get together for lunch on Saturday, April 9th from 11:30-2:00 during the 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference. The event will he held at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

There will be a special symposium at AERA honoring the 20th Anniversary of the publication of Vanessa Siddle Walker’s acclaimed book, “Their Highest Potential.”  Maisha Winn and Sheryl Croft wills serve as two of the four panelists. Details will be posted once they are available.

Adrianne Pinkney, holds the position as Division B Senior Representative for the Graduate Student Council (GSC) of the American Educational Research Association in 2015-2016. The GSC Business Meeting and other GSC sponsored events will be held during the AERA Annual Meeting in Washington DC, April 8th-April 12th.

March, 2016

Congratulations are in order for Mei-Lin Chang who was awarded Tenure at Kennesaw State University.  She will be promoted to Associate Professor at the end of the current academic year, her third year at KSU, and the shortest time allowable for promotion to this rank.

DES Prosem: Dr. Dania Francis, Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst presented “Why Don’t More Black Students Take AP Math Courses? Racialized Tracking, Social Isolation and the ‘Acting White’ Hypothesis as one the James Weldon Johnson Institute invited lecture series on Race and Difference. On Monday, March 14, 2016 in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library with follow-up conversations with DES faculty and graduate students in the Wilson Commons Room.

Patricia Vela successfully defended her Empirical Study, Heuristics Employed by Problem Solvers Engaged in a Robotics-based Task on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.  Further congratulations are in order for Pati as she has been named one of the 64 semi-finalists for the NAED/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship from a field of over 356 qualified candidates from more than 100 graduate institutions.

February, 2016

Congratulations are in order for Jillian Ford who recently was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure at Kennesaw State University.

Professor Yuk Fai Cheong, has agreed to transition his Associate Professor faculty appointment and tenure home to the Department of Psychology beginning in academic year 2016-2017. In addition, he will assume affiliated faculty status in the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods (QuanTM).

January, 2016

Morgan Faison is co-teaching a section of EDS 201 American Education with Dean Joseph Moon for Oxford College students during Spring 2016 in addition to her EDS 471R seminar on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for DES.

Adrianne Pinkney is teaching an EDS 471R seminar on Charter School and Urban Education Reform during the Spring 2016 semester.

December, 2015

Morgan Faison has accepted a Clinical Faculty position at the University of Georgia beginning in Fall 2016. Congratulations Morgan.

Amber Jones has been announced as the recipient of the Jacqueline Jordan Irvine Exemplary Paper in Multicultural Education in recognition for her paper Community Organizations on the Development of African American Young Men: The Georgia State Council for Work Among Negro Boys.

November, 2015

Carole L. Hahn, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Educational Studies, received the Distinguished Global Scholar Award from the International Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, November 13, 2015.

October, 2015

Adrienne Walker successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Validity, Model-Data Fit, and Person Response Functions in Educational Assessment” on October 28th. Congratulations Dr. Walker. Professor George Engelhard served as chair and Dr. Fai Cheong and Dr. Bob Jensen as committee members.

C. Aiden Downey has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor for the remainder of academic year 2015-2016. His primary role will be in support of Division of Educational Studies doctoral students completing their dissertations this year.

September, 2015

Miyoshi Juergensen has been awarded a Mellon College Teaching Fellowship and will be a faculty member at Spelman College during the 2015-2016 Academic Year

Amber Jones has been selected as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the University course “The Ferguson Movement: Power, Politics, and Protest” seminar sponsored by the Provost’s Office and open for enrollment by students in all schools of the greater university.

August, 2015

Adrianne Pinkney successfully defended her dissertation entitled “ ‘No Excuses’ Citizens: A Mixed Methods Study of Citizenship in Four Urban Charter Schools “ on August 31st. Congratulations Dr. Pinkney. Professor Carole Hahn served as chair and Dr. Aiden Downey and Dr. Joseph Cadray as committee members.