Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments

The accomplishments of our faculty include editorial positions in journals, numerous publications in psychology and education journals, university grants and awards, and external grants from National and New York state granting agencies. Below is a selection of recent accomplishments.

Division of Educational Psychology and Methodology Faculty Spends Fulbright in Germany

During 2015-2016, Dr. Dai was a Fulbright Scholar to Germany for teaching and research at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. During his stay in Germany, he co-organized a conference on talent development in Nuremberg, and worked with Professor Albert Ziegler, the secretary general of the International Association for Talent Development and Excellence, on theoretical, policy, and practical issues regarding gifted education.

Dr. Andrade Received $2.99 Million in Grant Funding from the U.S. Department of Education 

With her colleagues Drs. Jason Bryer (Excelsior College) and Timothy Cleary (Rutgers University), Heidi Andrade was awarded $2.99 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Education for the Diagnostic Assessment and Achievement of College Skills (DAACS) project. DAACS is an online, open source diagnostic assessment designed to help students transition to college by providing personalized feedback about key academic and self-regulated learning skills, and linking students to the resources to help them be successful.

Keynote Address: Asia Pacific Federation on Gifted Children

At the 2016 Biannual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Federation on Gifted Children (APFG) in Macau, China, Dr. Dai delivered the keynote address titled "PISA, Rocket Boys, and Looking for 1871 Chicago."

Dr. Dai Delivers Speech on Talent Development in Washington, DC

In 2016 Dr. Dai made a speech titled "Talent Development: An Evolving Complexity Theory" at the inaugural American-European Summit on Talent Development in Washington, DC.

Gifted Education in Asia: Problems and Prospects

Dr. Dai recently published an edited volume (with C. Kuo) on gifted education, talent development, and creativity titled Gifted Education in Asia: Problems and Prospects. The 15 chapter volume puts gifted education in a global context and provides a long-term projection of future developments in gifted education in an information age and knowledge economy in the 21st century.

Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) Co-Chaired by Dr. Colvin

Dr. Kim Colvin served as the co-chair of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA). NERA’s mission is to encourage and promote quality educational research and to create a venue for experienced new researchers.

Using Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation

Dr. Heidi Andrade has a new book on classroom assessment entitled Using Assessment to Enhance Learning, Achievement, and Academic Self-Regulation, published by Routledge. Co-authored with Margaret Heritage (WestEd) and part of a series edited by James H. McMillan (Virginia Commonwealth University), the book introduces research, theory, and practice about the ways in which classroom assessment can be used to improve learning.

Upcoming Special Issue in Prevention Science on Incorporating Genetics in Prevention Science

Dr. Gabriel Schlomer was invited to co-edit (with Dr. Rashelle Musci) a special issue of Prevention Science titled “Incorporating Genetics in Prevention Science: Considering Methodology and Implications.” The special issue seeks to advance work in this area by presenting empirical research that examines the role genetics has in behavioral research and highlights the methodology that can be used to incorporate genetic data into prevention science.

Educational Psychology and Methodology Faculty Appointed to New Task Force on Classroom Assessment by the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)

Dr. Heidi Andrade was appointed to a new task force on Classroom Assessment by the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). Co-chaired by Kristen Huff and Dale Whittington, the mission of the task force is to integrate classroom assessment into NCME's initiatives and scholarship. The goals set by the task force include generating a more consistent focus on classroom assessment by the wider educational community, and sharing information about systems of classroom and large-scale summative assessment that work together.

Dr. Schlomer appointed Consulting Editor at Journal for Research on Adolescence        

In 2015, Dr. Schlomer was appointed as a Consulting Editor at the Journal for Research on Adolescence (JRA). Multidisciplinary in scope, JRA is one of the top journals for adolescence research and publishes original research and integrative reviews of the highest level of scholarship. As a Consulting Editor, Dr. Schlomer uses his expertise in adolescent development to evaluate research submitted for publication to the journal.