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Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Summer 2017

Next Steps students graduate Next Steps at Vanderbilt held its annual commencement ceremony in April at the Wyatt Center. Next Steps is Tennessee’s first postsecondary education program for young people with intellectual disabilities. After a rigorous two-year experience that included coursework, life skills training and internships, all five graduates have secured employment. In the fall, […]



Commencement 2017 News

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Summer 2017

Visual artist Mel Chin named Distinguished Alumnus Visionary conceptual and visual artist Mel Chin was named as Peabody’s Distinguished Alumnus and addressed graduates at Commencement. Chin graduated from Peabody with a bachelor of arts in 1975. His art is inspired by political and social dilemmas. As a sculptor, he has pioneered new forms of environmental […]



Research News

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Summer 2017

$2.5M grant funds research on link between math and reading A study designed to identify the role that language comprehension plays in math problem solving and reading comprehension will continue its work thanks to a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human […]



Awards and Achievements

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Summer 2017

Peabody College was Vanderbilt University’s highest-ranked graduate school in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate School” rankings, published in March. Peabody ranked at No. 7 (a tie). Its programs also were highly ranked: Administration/Supervision, 1; Special Education, 1; Education Policy, 3; Curriculum/Instruction, 3 (tie); Educational Psychology, 4; Elementary Education, 5; Higher Education […]



Awards and Achievements

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2017

Sandra Barnes, professor of human and organizational development, was named assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion at Vanderbilt, reporting to Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer George C. Hill. She continues teaching and conducting research as a faculty member at Peabody and the Divinity School. Erin Barton, PhD’07, […]



Research News

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2017

Self-explanations don’t always enhance math learning Prompting students to provide self-explanation as a learning tool when doing math may not be as effective as previously thought, according to a study by Bethany Rittle-Johnson, professor of psychology and human development, and graduate student Abbey M. Loehr. They found that in certain situations, self-explanation served to reinforce […]



Around the Mall

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Winter 2017

Peabody researchers recognized at Fall Faculty Assembly Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos honored several Peabody faculty at the Fall Faculty Assembly for outstanding work. Ebony McGee, assistant professor of education, diversity and STEM education, was presented a new award for excellence in equity, diversity and inclusion research to recognize her work with William H. Robinson, associate […]



Commencement 2016 highlights

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Summer 2016

Peabody’s 2016 Commencement ceremony took place on Peabody Esplanade May 13, where 629 undergraduate students and 64 graduate students earned their diplomas. U.S. security and intelligence expert Lenora Peters Gant received the 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award during Commencement May 13. Gant earned a master’s of science at Peabody in 1976. She is one of the nation’s […]



Awards and Achievements

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Summer 2016

Evaluating the North Carolina Transformation, a new initiative to turn around 79 of the state’s lowest-performing schools, is the focus of a study led by Gary Henry, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education. The research is supported by a five-year, nearly $5 million grant from the Institute of Educational Sciences’ National […]



Around the Mall

Posted in: Around the Mall, Issue, Summer 2016

Diversity officer welcomed  The Peabody Office of Professional and Graduate Education held a reception in honor of George C. Hill, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion. Hill was named Vanderbilt’s chief diversity officer last November. Learn more. Perry Wallace Courage Award presented Next Steps at Vanderbilt was this year’s recipient of the Perry Wallace […]