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Staff and Student News

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2013

Vandy goes Harry Potter! Ann Neely, associate professor of the practice of teaching and learning, and Georgene Troseth, associate professor of psychology, led a Harry Potter-themed first-year writing seminar in psychology in England over spring break. The class included discussion of such topics as temperament, real orphans and psychopathology. They took in a performance of [...]



Awards, Honors and Recognition

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2013

The Association of Black Sociologists, partnering with Peabody, launched its official journal, Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal. As the official journal of ABS, it will be produced biannually, with Sandra L. Barnes, professor of human and organizational development serving as editor. Erik Carter, associate professor of special education, has received the [...]



In Memory

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2013

Alumni Berlin Vance, BS’39, of Amarillo, Texas, Jan. 1, 2013. Herschiel S. Barnes, BS’40, JD’48, of Cookeville, Tenn., Oct. 17, 2012. Joe T. Brandon, BS’42, of San Marcos, Calif., Sept. 9, 2012. Selina Stoddard Hopkins, BLS’42, of Summerville, S.C., Jan. 19, 2013. Reba Hayden Vantrease Toft, BA’44, of Clarksville, Tenn., Nov. 20, 2012. Ben Allen [...]



Director of Metro Nashville Public Schools Jesse Register, Dean Camilla Benbow and H. Rodes Hart

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2012


Dean Benbow appointed to Education Sector board

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2012

Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development at Peabody, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Washington, D.C., think tank Education Sector. Education Sector is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to achieving measurable impact in education, both through improving existing reform initiatives and by developing innovative solutions [...]



Graduate Student Dinner

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2012


Flores co-develops brief for U.S. Supreme Court

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2012

Peabody’s Stella Flores, assistant professor of public policy and higher education, was one of 21 researchers nationwide who developed an amicus brief summarizing key research on affirmative action in anticipation of the case, Fisher v. University of Texas, which went before the U.S. Supreme Court in October. The document was submitted by the Civil Rights [...]



Susan Gray School

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2012


New Faculty

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2012

Gary T. Henry, professor of public policy and education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, comes to Peabody from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Joe Rodgers, professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology and Human Development, comes from the University of Oklahoma. Melissa Gresalfi, associate professor of math education [...]



IRIS Center receives $7.5M grant

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2012

A five-year, $7.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs will continue funding of the IRIS Center at Peabody. The IRIS Center develops coursework and teacher training materials to help students with disabilities achieve their academic potential. Director Naomi Tyler, associate professor of the practice of special education, says [...]



‘Scaling up’ effective practices in urban high schools

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2012

The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools at Peabody announced the next phase of their partnership with Broward County Public Schools to study and “scale up” effective practices of these Florida high schools. As part of an ongoing, five-year study funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute on Education Sciences, researchers first studied [...]



Randall K. Harley

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2012

Randall K. Harley, (MA’54, PhD’62) professor emeritus of special education, who taught at Peabody for over 29 years, was honored with a reception on campus in September during which he was presented with a stone to be placed in the Hall of Legends at the American Printing House for the Blind. During his tenure at [...]



Returning teachers feed workforce, gender differences prevalent

Posted in: Around the Mall, Fall 2012

Former teachers may be an important source for the teacher labor supply, with as many as 30 percent of this population re-entering the field at some point, but who is most likely to return to the classroom after a hiatus? New research from Peabody examines what factors affect teachers’ decisions to re-enter the teaching profession [...]



Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012


Kudos

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

Department of Human and Organizational Development faculty and students played a key role in securing a Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant awarded to Nashville’s Martha O’Bryan Center. The grant is one of only 15 nationwide, including just three in the South. The Nashville Promise Neighborhood Initiative plans to provide effective cradle-to-career services for the 6,000+ school-age [...]



Agents of change

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows journeyed to Franklin, Tenn., on February 27 and 28 for Volunteer Tennessee’s third annual Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service Learning. The fellows, educational leaders from nine developing nations, attended workshops on project-based learning in multicultural communities, integrating art into service, building youth leadership capacity and leveraging community resources. The [...]



Four named AERA fellows

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

The American Educational Research Association has selected four Peabody faculty members to be AERA Fellows. Lynn Fuchs, Steve Graham, Richard Lehrer and Joseph Murphy are among 36 scholars nationwide named to the 2012 class in recognition of their exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development [...]



Peabody ranked first again

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

Peabody maintained its No. 1 national ranking in U. S. News & World Report for the fourth consecutive year. Peabody has topped the rankings, selected through expert opinions and statistical indicators, since 2009. Its administration/supervision and special education programs were also ranked No. 1 in the country, special education in a tie with its peer [...]



Donald J. Stedman, PhD’62, awarded Peabody’s Distinguished Alumnus Award

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012


A Caret of Editors

Posted in: Around the Mall, Summer 2012

The American Educational Research Association has appointed Ron Zimmer, associate professor of public policy and education, as an incoming editor of its quarterly publication, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. The EEPA is a multidisciplinary policy journal that focuses on educational evaluation and educational policy analysis, and the relationship between the two. Zimmer will assume this [...]



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