Emily Yount, BS’14, was awarded a Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship in May. The award funds one year of travel to pursue an idea or an issue the student is passionate about in communities around the world. A Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar and founder of an International Justice Mission chapter at Vanderbilt, Yount plans to travel [...]
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Yoder, Warren earn $2.1M grant for autism sibling study Professor of Special Education Paul Yoder and Associate Professor of Pediatrics Zachary Warren received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study communication interventions for younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. The study, in collaboration with the University of [...]
Lisa Koenig, BS’14, was awarded the 2014 IMPACT Award for her HOD senior project. While an intern with the founders of the KIPP Collegiate High School in East Nashville, she created an electronic toolkit to align the school’s writing curriculum with Common Core state standards. Read more about Koenig’s winning senior project. Koenig also teaches [...]
Visit Peabody College’s website at peabody.vanderbilt.edu Camilla Persson Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development Joan Brasher, Editor Jan Read, Senior Director, Integrated Communications Donna Pritchett, Art Director Chris Collins, Designer Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Class Notes Editor Jennifer Zehnder, Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations Contributors: Kurt Brobeck, Kara Furlong, [...]
The 2014 Vanderbilt Founder’s Medalists are (l-r): Peter Attwater, Sarah Scott, Susannah Morris, William Marks, Cecilia Page, Debra Perrone, Kasey Hill, Mae Mosley, Kristin Bater and Amanda Palmer. Not pictured is George Williford, Founder’s Medalist for Oratory. (Vanderbilt University) This year’s top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools were honored with Founder’s Medals [...]
Retired Secret Service agent Jerry W. Parr, BA’62, received Peabody’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award during Commencement May 9. He may be best known as the agent protecting President Ronald Reagan on March 31, 1981, during a near-fatal assassination attempt. When would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr. opened fire, Parr shoved Reagan into the waiting car and [...]
Peabody is peeling away the hyperbole and doom-saying on the Common Core debate.
Rachel Moser is fulfilling her passion for service through her nonprofit organization, The Uplifting Project.
Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored them for their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Among the recipients were Daniel J. Reschly, professor of special education. Reschly, professor of education and psychology at Peabody College since 1997, [...]
Jessica Harthcock was paralyzed in a diving accident at age 17. She never gave up, even when doctors said she’d never walk again.
Implementation of Common Core has been much more difficult than anyone imagined, leaving students caught in a political tug of war. Peabody faculty weigh in on the Common Core dilemma.
There are few programs in place to nurture the intellectually precocious child. Is there a cost to society for ignoring the gifted?
Listening with charity is central to the mission of the New Jersey-based Reeves Foundation.
When Apple introduced the iPad in 2010, it sparked a revolution in technology for children with autism spectrum disorder.
AWARDS & HONORS Sun-Joo Cho, assistant professor of psychology and human development, was named a 2013 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. The $55,000 award will allow her to pursue research through summer 2015. Bob Crowson, professor of leadership, policy and organizations, has been selected for the Roald Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award from the University [...]
The Department of Special Education announced the appointment of six new faculty members. They are (front row, left) Blair Lloyd and Victoria Knight, (back row, left): Chris Lemons, Joe Lambert and Erin Barton. Not pictured is Jennifer Ledford. (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)
The Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor, was presented during the Service Awards Celebration Sept. 10 in Langford Auditorium to Rosemary Moody, an educational coordinator in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations. The annual award recognizes and rewards significant achievement in Vanderbilt’s pursuit of excellence in education, health care, research and community service. She [...]
Peabody College bestowed its 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award on educational psychologist Robert H. Bruininks during Commencement on May 10. Bruininks earned his master’s degree in 1965 and a doctorate in 1968 in educational psychology from the George Peabody College for Teachers. He had previously graduated with honors from Western Michigan University. After completing his doctorate, [...]
The past decade has seen a dramatic rise in the number of physicians trained in sub-Saharan Africa emigrating to the United States—40 percent overall when compared to the last decade—resulting in a “brain drain” on nations in the greatest need for affordable and accessible health care. This conclusion was put forth by Akhenaten Tankwanchi, Phd’12, [...]
Women with access to group prenatal care had improved birth outcomes, including longer gestational periods and higher birth weight, in a study conducted by researchers at the Peabody Research Institute. The most striking finding was that group prenatal care had “statistically and clinically significant beneficial effects on very low birth weight and fetal demise relative [...]
Positive interactions in a pre-kindergarten classroom may be equally or more important to the future academic development of 4-year-olds than learning letters and numbers, according to Dale Farran, senior associate director of the Peabody Research Institute and co-author of a new study. It shows that young children improve self-regulation skills in classrooms where teachers exhibit [...]