Faculty fellows, distinguished professors, and faculty funding awards
College of Education faculty fellowships recognize outstanding scholarship and may be used to retain faculty headed for prominence. A fellowship provides salary supplements and research support.
The rank of regents professor can be held by no more than 30 Washington State University faculty members at any one time. Promotion to regents professor requires service to the university for at least seven years and attainment of the highest level of professional achievement.
- Joy Egbert. Professor. English Language Learners and Educational Technology.
Washington State Academy of Sciences
- Brian French. Professor. Educational Psychology
Faculty Research Funding Awards
- Robert Catena [with Lisa Fournier (Dept. of Psychology) and Nigel Campbell (Moscow/Pullman OBGYN)], Shifting Attention and Avoiding Environmental Hazards during Pregnancy
- Michael Dunn, Skriba 1.0: An Online Set of Resources to Help Students Improve their Argumentative Essay Writing Skills
- Hsin-Ya Liao [with Ying-Fen Wang (National Taiwan Normal University)], Stigma and Barriers of Seeking Psychological Services: Development of a Culturally Valid Measure
- Johnny Lupinacci, A Sense of Belonging: Valuing Urban Youth
Beginning May 16, 2022
- Yuliya Ardasheva, Sarah Newcomer, Yun-Ju Hsiao, Shannon Calderone & Shenghai Dai, Infusing Teacher- and Leader-Preparation Curriculum with Case-Based Instruction Focused on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Leadership
- Emma Ariyo, African Women in Sport Journalism: Navigating the Social and Cultural Boundaries
- Anne Cox & Sarah Ullrich-French, Online Girls’ Wellness Program: A Pilot Study
- Michael Dunn, Wendy Olson & Matt Zajic, Project SkribaTools: Developing an Open-Source Website of Resources to Support Common Core Writing Standards in K-12
- Scott Jedlicka, Sport Participation and Political Partisanship
- Simon Ličen, British media coverage of English Premier League club ownership
- Sarah Newcomer & Kathleen Cowin, Continuing Collaborative Conversations with Teachers and Educational Leaders
- Shikha Prashad & Robert Catena, Interactive effects of cannabis and aging on cognition, motor behavior, and brain activity
- AG Rud, Johnny Lupinacci & Rachel Larson, (Un)Learning Anthropocentrism: Comparative Pedagogy as it Informs A Health Equity Pedagogy and Praxis for 21st Century Challenges
- Anya Sheftel, Evaluating Impact and Feasibility of Implementing Motivational Enhancement Group Intervention in Washington State
- Margaret Vaughn & Jessica Masterson, The Youth Literacy Project: Examining Agency and Voice
WSU New Faculty Seed Grants (2022)
- Jeff Walls. Education emphasis. Title: Moral Distress and Ethical Climate in Schools: Understanding the Professional Values of EducatorsEducators face competing demands every day, such as balancing attention to academic content with caring for students’ and colleagues’ basic safety and emotional needs. The ethical climate of the school and district in which they work affects educators’ experience of these competing demands. Today’s disrupted schooling and the concomitant social inequities further heighten these challenges. This project will explore the ethical basis of decision-making in schools through the lens of organizational ethical climate and teachers’ experience of moral distress. Teachers face difficult ethical choices when they confront tensions between organizational norms and rules and their own sense of what is right. We will examine the patterned ethical climates that characterize schools, as well as the main sources of moral distress that educators experience in their work. This research will elucidate why personal beliefs do not always align with organizational ethics in school settings and how the ethical backdrop of educators’ work shapes their collaborative work and classroom practice.
- Shikha Prashad. Health/Life Science emphasis. Title: Role of Working Memory in Motor Skill Learning ProcessesMotor learning is critical for performing activities of daily living, interacting with others and the environment, engaging in activities that bring life meaning and joy (e.g., playing sports or musical instruments), and maintaining an independent lifestyle. Age-related declines in cognition, however, can impact motor learning and consequently, quality of life. The primary goal of this study is to examine the role of age-related decline in working memory on two specific processes that underlie motor skill acquisition (i.e., online and offline learning). We will assess working memory capacity and motor learning processes using cognitive tasks, motor tasks, and by measuring electrical brain activity via EEG in adults between the ages of 55-75 years and 18-30 years. This project will lay the foundation to understand the factors that underlie motor skill learning impairment and will lead to the development of effective interventions to facilitate independent living and improve the quality of life of older adults.
Berry Family Distinguished Professor
- Brian French, Educational Psychology. Associate Dean for Research and External Funding. Director, Learning and Performance Learning Center.
Berry Family Fellowship
- Sarah Ullrich-French and Anne Cox, Test of Mindful Movement in State Body Functionality: Enhancing Undergraduate Women’s Mental and Physical Health
- Anne Marie Guerrettaz, Pioneering Research on Language Teaching Materials: From Spanish Foreign Language Classrooms to WSU Teacher Preparation
Mitchell Family Fellowship
- Joy Egbert, Classroom Task Engagement and ELL Achievement
COE Faculty Research Fellowship Award
- Sarah Newcomer, Learning through Maps and Mapping our Learning: Fostering Geo-literacy through the Use of Online, Interactive PuzzleMaps
High Risk/High Reward and Pressing Need Award
- Shenghai Dai and Kira Carbonneau, Education Research in the Era of Big Data – Evidence from Large-Scale Surveys
Smith Teaching and Learning Grants (2022)
- Joy Egbert, Africa is Not a Country: Supporting Cultural Awareness and Task Engagement in Teacher Education
STEM Excellence Award
- Kristin Lesseig, Supporting Teacher Learning and Instructional Improvement: An Investigation of Mathematics Studios in Secondary Schools
Boeing Distinguished Professor Awards
- Olusola Adesope, Situating STEM Education in Social Learning Environments: A Research Agenda to Enhance Learning, Retention and Attitudes in STEM
- Andy Cavagnetto, Leveraging the Language Practices of Science: Adapting the Science Writing Heuristic to a Large Undergraduate Biology Lecture Course
- Amy Roth McDuffie, Investigating Attention to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in K-12 STEM Teacher Education Programs (I-DEIJ) — Beginning May 16, 2022
- A.G. Rud, Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education.