IES Awards Professor Al Otaiba with $1.6 Million Grant

Simmons Professor Stephanie Al Otaiba (principal investigator) and her colleagues in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Jill Allor and Paul Yovanoff, and Akihito Kamata, director of the Center for Research and Evaluation, have received a $1.6 million federal grant to study reading interventions. The grant comes from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and […]

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Associate Dean Hernandez Offers Insights on Developing Latino Superintendents

Associate Dean Frank Hernandez provided his expertise on Latinos and school leadership for KERA radio’s story on Latino superintendents in Texas. Eight of Texas’ largest cities have Latinos leading public schools. Hernandez believes the creation of superintendent leadership academies can lead to the development of more Latinos. The story is part of a statewide public […]

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Denisa Gándara Elected to Higher Education Board

Assistant Professor Denisa Gándara is a new member-at-large board representative for the Council for Public Policy in Higher Education. The council is part of the Association For The Study of Higher Education, and its purpose is “to promote research on, and to advance understanding of, the processes and impacts of public policy in U.S. higher […]

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New Study Looks At Brain Blood Flow For Potential Diagnosis of Concussions

Assistant Professor Sushmita Purkayastha, Dept. of Applied Physiology and Wellness, is part of a research team conducting a new study to find indicators that can  diagnose whether an athlete has suffered a concussion. Purkayastha is using transcranial Doppler ultrasound to examine college athletes and measure blood vessel function in the brain, looking for tell-tale signs […]

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