Professor Akihito Kamata, faculty member of the Department of Education Policy and Leadership and the Center on Research and Evaluation, is recognized by the editorial board of Assessment for Effective Intervention for top scholarship. His article, Modeling Nonlinear Growth With Three Data Points: Illustration with Benchmarking Data, has been selected as article of the year.
He and co-authors, J.F.T. Nese, C. Patarapichayatham, and C.F. Lai, will be recognized at the Council For Exceptional Children’s annual convention, April 10.
In the recent issue of Teachers College Record, Assistant Professor Dan Berebitsky contributed the lead article, “An Examination of Teachers’ Perceptions of Principal Support for Change and Teachers’ Collaboration and Communication around Literacy Instruction in Reading First Schools.”
His study focuses on the link between teacher perceptions of principals’ leadership and teachers’ collaborative efforts around literacy in Michigan’s 165 Reading First Schools. “If policymakers expect teachers to collaborate around issues of instruction, then they need to consider the principal’s role in supporting change in the school by encouraging teachers to improve their instruction and take risks associated with innovation,” he says.
Read the abstract for the article here.
Assistant Professor Scott Davis, director of the Applied Physiology Lab in Simmons, researches thermoregulation and blood pressure control in multiple sclerosis patients. His work is acknowledged during MS Awareness Week, a national awareness campaign. Read more.
Betty Gilmore, director of SMU Simmons’ Dispute Resolution program, is featured in the Daily Campus about her upcoming book, The Darkest Hour: Shedding Light on the Impact of Solitary Confinement and Death Row in Texas Prison. Read more here.