Peabody Reflector

Archives for ‘Around the Mall’

Milner presented AACTE Outstanding Book Award

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education presented its 2012 Outstanding Book Award in February to H. Richard Milner IV, associate professor of education and a founding director of the Learning, Diversity and Urban Studies graduate program in the Department of Teaching and Learning, for Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There: Understanding [...]



Paying the Debt wins awards

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

The Peabody College historical documentary Paying the Debt has won a Telly Award for scriptwriting and two silver awards for documentary and scriptwriting at the 18th Annual Communicator Awards. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, [...]



Benbow to lead national commission on educator preparation

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

Dean Camilla Benbow will co-chair a new accrediting body designed to help ensure that every classroom in the nation has an effective teacher. The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation is the new accrediting body being formed through the unification of two organizations charged with assuring quality in educator preparation—the National Council for the [...]



Programs for Talented Youth wins grant

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

Vanderbilt University’s Programs for Talented Youth at Peabody College will offer accelerated academic opportunities for up to 60 low-income gifted students through a $232,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, renewable for up to three years. Students from the highest poverty urban and rural districts in Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee will be recruited for [...]



Graduate and Professional Students Gala

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012


One Magnolia Circle

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012


Awards and Honors

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

Leonard Bickman, Betts Professor of Psychology, received the American Evaluation Association’s 2011 Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Evaluation Practice Award, given to an evaluator who exemplifies outstanding evaluation practice and has made substantial cumulative contributions to the field. Vera Chatman, professor of the practice of human and organizational development, received the 2011 Excellence in Reviewing Award [...]



New Faculty

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

The Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations welcomed three new faculty members this fall: Jason Grissom, assistant professor of public policy and education; Carrie A. Kortegast, assistant professor of the practice of higher education; and Christine Quinn Trank, senior lecturer in organizational leadership. The Department of Psychology and Human Development welcomed Carrie Masten, assistant professor [...]



Wyatt Center highlights students’ summer internship experiences

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012


Hanging of the Green at the Wyatt Center

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012


Seventh year for ELLE collaboration

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

  A delegation of Chinese educators visited Vanderbilt University in October and November to learn the latest in U.S. education policy and experience American classrooms and techniques firsthand. This marked the seventh consecutive year that the Education Leadership Learning Exchange (ELLE) has convened leaders from  Peabody, South China Normal University and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools [...]



Dean Benbow visits the White House

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

On Monday, Sept. 26, when First Lady Michelle Obama hosted an event at the White House to announce a new program designed to make life easier for women in research careers, Peabody Dean Camilla Benbow was in the audience. Benbow had been invited in her capacity as a member of the National Science Board. The [...]



Lipsey wins Earl Sutherland Prize

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

Mark Lipsey was awarded the Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research at the fall faculty assembly for his contributions to education studies and the design of evaluation studies. “Mark’s work is having a transformative effect on the quality of education in Tennessee,” said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. “He has produced seminal social science and [...]



Hubert Humphrey Fellows arrive

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

August marked the arrival of the 2011–12 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows in Nashville, where they will engage in a year of professional and leadership development at Vanderbilt and Peabody. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, part of the Fulbright Exchange Program, is administered by the Institute of International Education and sponsored primarily by the U.S. [...]



Paying the Debt: A History of Vanderbilt Peabody College

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

 



The 2011 Peabody Roundtable Dinner

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2012

The Peabody Roundtable Donor Society convened for dinner on September 15 in the Wyatt Center rotunda. The Roundtable is comprised of donors of $1,000 or more annually to Peabody. Brian A. Griffith, assistant clinical professor of human and organizational development; Rob McFadden, headmaster at Benton Hall Academy, Franklin, Tenn.; Tatiana Peredo, BS’07, MEd’10, educational consultant [...]



Grant to Fund Mental Health Service Study

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2011

Improving mental health services is the aim of a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to Peabody’s Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement and the Indiana University Center for Adolescent and Family Studies (CAFS). The five-year project will examine how to improve mental health services for youth and families in community mental health [...]



Students Mentor At-risk Youth

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2011

Helping at-risk youth improve their reading skills is the aim of three Vanderbilt students who have helped mobilize a rotating group of 60 fellow student volunteers to meet with North Nashville youth every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Samantha Pomplon, Megan Goetsch and Samara Orkin, all seniors at Peabody, are co-coordinators of The After School Program, [...]



Peabody Ranked No. 1 for Third Year

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2011

Peabody College was named the No. 1 graduate education school in the United States for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in the rankings released March 15. The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on statistical analysis of programs, student and faculty surveys along with expert opinions. The data [...]



Incentive Pay Program Shows Improved Student Achievement

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2011

Student achievement improved and teacher turnover declined in schools participating in the Texas state-funded District Awards for Teacher Excellence (D.A.T.E.) program, the National Center on Performance Incentives (NCPI) at Peabody has found. “Our findings suggest that, more often than not, participants in the D.A.T.E. program had a positive experience and that student achievement gains and [...]



Tennessee Pre-K Students See Gain In Early Literacy

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2011

Children who attended state-funded prekindergarten classes gained an average of 82 percent more on early literacy and math skills than comparable children who did not attend, researchers from the Peabody Research Institute have found. The initial results are from the first rigorous longitudinal study that has been conducted on the effects of public prekindergarten attendance [...]



Faculty News

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2011

Elisabeth Dykens, professor of psychology and human development and director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, was appointed to the board of directors of Special Olympics International. Donna Ford, professor of special education, received the 2011 Vanderbilt Black Student Alliance Distinguished Faculty Award. Steve Graham, Currey-Ingram Professor of Special Education, will serve on the advisory board [...]



Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished Professor Award

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2011

Bruce Compas, holder of the Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair of Psychology and Human Development and professor of psychology, won the Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished Professor Award this spring. The award, created to honor Chancellor Joe B. Wyatt upon his retirement in 2000, is given to a full-time faculty member for the development of significant [...]



Commencement 2011

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2011


Peabody Collaborates on New National Center

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2011

Helping foster children’s learning and readiness for school through the federal Head Start program is the goal of a new National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, created this fall with a $40 million grant from the Office of Head Start. Peabody is one of seven institutions that will compose the center, which began work [...]