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Leadership Pipeline

Posted in: Summer 2017

A new partnership with the Governor’s office is seeing its members rise in the ranks.



Summer 2017 Staff

Posted in: aside, Issue, Summer 2017

The Peabody Reflector is published in January and July by Peabody College in cooperation with Vanderbilt University News and Communications.



From the Dean – Winter 2017

Posted in: From the Dean, Issue, Winter 2017

A new year. Perhaps even a new era. During periods of intense change it never hurts to refocus one’s energies on the basics.



Out of Reach?

Posted in: Features, Issue, Winter 2017

Tyler is a bright young student. He gets good grades and participates in extracurricular activities. He has a job at the home improvement store and has started saving his money. He has applied to a state college nearby and is accepted. He even qualifies for a scholarship. Sounds like Tyler’s going to college, right? Not necessarily.



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, […]



Virtual Mentors

Posted in: Issue, Winter 2017

Twin sophomore special education majors Aaron and Nicholas Ainsworth are giving back to their hometown of San Bernardino, California, in a unique way.



Generous at Heart

Posted in: Issue, Winter 2017

Aimée Bell was one of the first students to major in HOD. In October she served as the Class of 1986 Reunion Weekend chair, helping her class surpassed its goal of raising $7 million during Reunion.



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 […]



Rules of Engagement

Posted in: Features, Issue, Winter 2017

When parents read to their child, they are helping their child build a foundation for early language and literacy. But research at Peabody shows that children could be developing language and literacy skills at a significantly higher rate if parents tapped into a simple, powerful technique called dialogic questioning.