Research & Grants

2013-2014 Grants and Awards

Note: In addition to faculty from the Bagwell College of Education (BCOE), this section contains grants and awards won by faculty in other colleges who are teacher educators and an integral part of the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) community at KSU as follows: College of the Arts (COTA), Wellstar College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSC) and College of Science and Mathematics (CSM). A complete list of abbreviations appears in a key at the end of this section.

External Funding

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Arlinda Eaton, Dean, Bagwell College of Education
Ms. Cheryl Hungerford, Interim Deputy Superintendent, Cobb County School District

Project Directors:

Dr. Angela Blaver, Assistant Professor, BCOE-SMGE
Ms. Laura Kelley, Cobb County School District
Dr. Marie Holbein, Professor, BCOE-EDL

Project Title:

Teacher Quality Partnership Grant

Funding Agency:

U.S. Department of Education

Award:

$8.9 million

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Greg Rushton, Associate Professor, CSM-CB
Dr. B. A. Criswell, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
Dr. Taha Mzoughi, Professor, CSM-CP
Dr. David Rosengrant, Associate Professor, CSM-CP
Dr. Adrian Epps, Associate Dean & ATOMS Center Director, CSM
Dr. Donna Whiting, CEISMC, Georgia Institute of Technology

Project Title:

Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in Physics and Chemistry

Funding Agency:

National Science Foundation-Robert Noyce Scholarship PGM

Award:

$2,841,528

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Michelle Dean, Assistant Professor, CSM-CB
Dr. Meltem Alemdar, CEISMC, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Gregory Rushton, Associate Professor, CSM-CB
Dr. David Rosengrant, Associate Professor, CSM-CP
Dr. Maurice Wilson, Associate Professor, Director of BCOE-ESS

Project Title:

The Pipeline to Teacher Preparation in Physics and Chemistry

Funding Agency:

National Science Foundation-Robert Noyce Scholarship PGM

Award:

$1,198,244

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Jennifer Frisch, Associate Professor, CSM-BP
Dr. Brendan Callahan, Assistant Professor, CSM-BP
Dr. Neporcha Cone, Assistant Professor, BCOE-EECE

Project Title:

TELBio: Teaching English Learners Biology

Funding Agency:

National Science Foundation

Award:

$1,198,244

Principal Investigators:

Dr. David Rosengrant, Associate Professor, CSM-BP
Dr. Charlease Kelly-Jackson, Assistant Professor, BCOE-EECE

Project Title:

Northwest Georgia Mathematics & Science Education Partnership

Funding Agency:

Georgia Department of Education

Award:

$914,053

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Desha Williams, Associate Professor, BCOE-SMGE
Dr. Adrian Epps, Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
Dr. Karen Kuhel, Associate Professor, BCOE-INED

Project Title:

Increasing Mathematics Teachers for All Students

Funding Agency:

National Science Foundation – Robert Noyce Scholarship PGM

Award:

$896,765

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Desha Williams, Associate Professor, BCOE-SMGE

Project Title:

Fellowship Program for Aspiring Teachers of Color

Funding Agency:

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation/Rockefeller Brothers Fund Teaching Fellowship for Aspiring Teachers of Color

Award:

$400,000

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Charlease Kelly-Jackson, Assistant Professor, BCOE-EECE
Ms. Karyn Alme, Lecturer of Environmental Science, CSM-BP

Project Title:

Sci-Tech

Funding Agency:

Improving Teacher Quality State Grant-Title II

Award:

$46,023

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Professor and Chair, INED
Dr. Linda Evans, Assistant Professor, INED
Dr. Felice Russell, Assistant Professor, INED

Project Title:

Coaching for EL Teachers

Funding Agency:

Fulton County Schools

Award:

$32,900

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Scott Ritchie, Assistant Professor, BCOE-EECE
Dr. Neporcha Cone, Assistant Professor, BCOE-EECE
Dr. Sohyun An, Assistant Professor, BCOE-EECE
Dr. Patricia Bullock, Associate Professor, BCOE-EECE

Project Title:

Teacher Education for Social Change

Funding Agency:

Open Society Foundation Education Support Grant

Award:

$5,000

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Scott Ritchie, Assistant Professor, BCOE-EECE

Project Title:

Teacher Education for Social Change

Funding Agency:

Open Society Foundation Education Support Grant

Award:

$1,200

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Julia Fuller, Assistant Professor, BCOE-IT
Ms. Wendi Pitts, Teacher, Oconee County Schools

Project Title:

Digital Development of Language Arts Learners

Funding Agency:

Education Foundation of Oconee County, Inc.

Award:

$488

KSU Funding

Dr. Nichole Guillory (Associate Professor, BCOE-SMGE) and Dr. Amanda Richey (Assistant Professor, BCOE-INED) - $7,909 CETL funding for “Engaging Schools, Families and Community in Critical Dialogue: Photovoice and Teacher Education,” a partnership with Osborne High School. 

Dr. Leena Her (Assistant Professor, BCOE-INED) - $1,000 CETL Award to attend the “Institute for Online Teaching and Learning.”

Dr. Robert DeVillar (Professor, BCOE-EECE), Dr. Binbin Jiang (Professor, BCOE-EDL), Dr. Darren Crovitz (Associate Professor CHSS-ENG) and Dr. Kay Traille (Associate Professor, CHSS-HIS) - $20,000 Institute for Global Initiatives (IGI) International Research and Scholarship Grant “The Effects of International Student Teaching Experiences on U.S. Classroom Practice.”

Dr. Charlease Kelly-Jackson (Assistant Professor, BCOE-EECE) - $9,810 award from the Office of the Vice President for Research to support “Girls Engaged in Mathematics and Science [GEMS]” partnership with Russell Elementary School in Cobb County.

Dr. Yanghee Kim (Associate Professor, BCOE-EECE) and Dr. T. C. Chan (Professor, BCOE-EDL) - $8,000 CETL Incentive Funding Award for Research & Creative Activity to support “School Barriers to Minority Parental Involvement in Their Child’s Education in China, Taiwan, South Korea and the United States.”

Dr. Woong Lim (Assistant Professor, BCOE-SMGE) - $5,000 from the Institute for Global Initiatives to fund “Patterns of Academic Language in Mathematics Education,” an international comparative research study of preservice teachers’ language use in mathematics. 

Dr. Marvin E. Smith (Associate Professor, BCOE-EECE) - CETL 2013 Tenured Faculty Enhancement Leave Program award to conduct a mixed methods study of teaching practices of former students who have been prepared to implement Cognitively Guided Instruction in elementary mathematics. 

Dr. Toni Strieker (Professor, BCOE-SMGE) - $6,900 award from the Institute for Global Initiatives to fund “Developing & Expanding Our Global Approach to Collaboration and Pre-Service Co-Teaching.” Through this grant, we will implement our successful co-teaching model at international partner schools that host our student teachers in Ecuador and Costa Rica.  

Dr. Binyao Zheng (Professor, BCOE-SMGE) – $10,000 award from the Institute for Global Initiatives  to fund “A Comparative Study of Educational Reforms in the U.S. and China” in collaboration with professors from Jilin University and Hubei University of Education in China. 

Dr. Kate Zimmer (Assistant Professor, BCOE-INED) - $7,800 CETL funding for ‘Meaningful Interactions Through Storybooks” (MITS) which will examine the effects of educating local preschool teachers about the evidence-based practice of shared storybook reading to increase joint attention in young children with autism. To date there has not been an intervention that merges the joint attention and shared storybook reading research to increase joint attention in children with autism.

Bagwell College of Education Funding

Global Learning Awards

Dr. Sohyun An (Assistant Professor, BCOE-EECE) - $3,300 to conduct research with elementary teacher candidates in ECE 4403 classes regarding “Educating Elementary Teachers for Global Citizenship Education.”

Dr. Leena Her (Assistant Professor, BCOE-INED) - $3,325 to support data analysis and writing a journal article about “Gender Ideologies, Schooling and Ethnic Identity of the Hmong in Laos,” an ongoing ethnographic study of ethnic minority schooling in Laos. 

Dr. Binbin Jiang (Professor, BCOE-EDL) - $2,800 to support international student teaching research, “Supervising International Student Teaching and Conducting Research in Shanghai China,” 

Dr. Felice Atesoglu Russell (Assistant Professor, BCOE-INED) - $4,100 to support research and professional development regarding “Developing Capacity for Intercultural Competence in a KSU Partner School: Teachers Learning from Practice.”

Dr. Barbara Salyer (Assistant Professor, BCOE-SMGE) and Dr. Guichun Zong (Professor, BCOE-SMGE) - $2,500 to create and pilot a learning module for “Integrating Education for Sustainability into Teacher Education: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry.” 

Dr. Maria Shaheen (Assistant Professor, BCOE-EECE) - $4,975 to support video, written, and online exchanges between students and educators from Ghana and the U.S. to compare “Global STEM: Elementary Preservice Teachers Engaging in a Global STEM/Project-Based Learning P-5 Learning Project” 

Research/Scholarship Awards
 
Dr. H. E. “Doc” Holliday (Associate Professor, BCOE-EDL) - $2,500 to develop and conduct a series of four half-day workshops, “Mother/Son Community Workshops,” in underserved areas to provide essential information and relationship enhancing tools for single moms and their sons. 
 
Dr. Changnam Lee (Associate Professor, BCOE-INED) - $2,500 to conduct “An Investigative Analysis of Evidence-Based Teaching Practices to Enhance the Quality of Teacher Education” at the What Works Clearinghouse and Education Resources and Information Center U.S. Department of Education websites.
 
Dr. Scott Ritchie (Assistant Professor BCOE-EECE) - $2,500 to compile existing research data obtained from interviews with teachers into a draft of a book proposal, Learning from Social Justice Educators, that will create a pedagogical model that can be used for social justice education.
 
Dr. Felice Atesoglu Russell (Assistant Professor, BCOE-INED) - $2,500 to conduct a literature review and pursue an in-depth analysis of data collected from the “University and School District ESOL Partnership.”
 
Dr. Joanne Simpson (Assistant Professor, BCOE-SMGE) and Dr. Barry Bogan (Associate Professor, BCOE-EECE) - $2,500 to examine how “Perceptions of Higher Education Faculty on Teaching Differentiated Instruction to Pre-Service Teachers” impact the efficacy of teacher preparation. 
 
Dr. Gita Taasoobshirazi (Associate Professor, BCOE-SMGE) - $2,500 to conduct research in eight high schools to assess, “Is Context-Based Physics More Effective than Traditional Physics Instruction,” using an experimental design to include pretests, posttests, and randomly selected control groups. 
 

Abbreviation Key:

  • BCOE = Bagwell College of Education
  • EDL = Educational Leadership
  • EECE = Elementary and Early Childhood Education
  • ESS = Education Student Services
  • INED = Inclusive Education
  • IT = Instructional Technology
  • SMGE = Secondary and Middle Grades Education
  • CETL = Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • COTA = College of the Arts
  • CHHS = Wellstar College of Health and Human Services
  • CHSS = College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • ENG = English Department
  • FL = Department of Foreign Languages
  • HIS = History Department
  • CSM = College of Science and Mathematics
  • BP = Biology and Physics
  • CB = Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • CS = Computer Science
  • MS = Mathematics and Statistics