Arcadia University News

June 23, 2015

Dr. Brasof’s New Book Seeks to Amplify Student Voices

Student Voice and School Governance: Distributing Leadership to Youth and Adults (Routledge), a new book by Assistant Professor of Education Marc Brasof , details Dr. Brasof’s proposed process of creating school governance structures that produce active, informed students. From the publisher: While...

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May 27, 2015

Alumni Receive Lindback Award

Margaret Stephan ’14M , who earned a Master of Education and intern certification from the School of Education, received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching for her work as the founding special education instructor at The U School, a district high school that opened in fall 2014. Fifty-...

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May 18, 2015

Class of 2015 Poised to Impact the World

Against a backdrop of blue skies and Grey Towers Castle, nearly 500 students received baccalaureate degrees at Arcadia’s 2015 Undergraduate Commencement on May 15. The previous evening, approximately 400 graduate students received master's and doctoral degrees. Deogratias Niyizonkiza , founder of...

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April 20, 2015

Students Share Scholarship and Creative Work at Capstone Presentations

April 23 through May 12, seniors and graduate students will present the culmination of their studies at Arcadia at the 46th annual Capstone Presentation, displaying posters, delivering oral presentations, performing concerts, showcasing artwork, and reciting monologues, among other projects. View...

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April 17, 2015

School of Education Faculty Present at Multicultural Education Conference

Five faculty and staff from the School of Education presented at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (PA-NAME) Annual Conference earlier this month at Keystone College in La Plume, Pa. The conference featured 35 workshops on the theme “Inclusive...

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April 1, 2015

Students Honored at 2015 Convocation

Student and faculty achievements were highlighted at Arcadia’s annual Honors Convocation, March 28 in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. More than 700 undergraduate students were named to the Dean’s Honors and Distinguished Honors Lists for the spring 2014 semester, while more than 750 were named to...

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March 26, 2015

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle Quoted on Philly Voice

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , assistant professor of education and director of the Literacies, Technologies, and Citizenship Studies program, was quoted on in “Concerns rising over Pearson, the company behind PARCC and other tests,” an article that discusses the growing concern about US...

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March 4, 2015

Trainor Presents Poster at International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs

Dr. Kathy A. Trainor , director of inclusive and early childhood fieldwork, presented a poster titled “Professional Collaboration in an Inclusive Preschool Environment: A View through Connected Lenses” at the Division for Early Childhood’s 30th Annual International Conference on Young Children with...

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March 4, 2015

Papay Moderates Session at Special Education Law Conference

Dr. Clare Papay , director of undergraduate and graduate special education certification, served as a moderator at the Lehigh University 42nd Special Education Law Conference held in May in Bethlehem, Pa. Dr. Papay moderated a session led by Thomas A. Mayes titled “Ethics for Attorneys in Special...

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March 4, 2015

Macalalag Helps Develop Professional Development Standards for K-12 Teachers of Engineering

Dr. Augusto Macalalag Jr. , assistant professor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, joined researchers and educators from selected universities in the U.S. to develop rubrics for the Professional Development Standards for K-12 Teachers of Engineering. The rubrics...

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March 4, 2015

Brasof Develops Sessions on Civic Learning

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of education, worked with the Rendell Center to bring democracy and civic learning to the School District of Philadelphia’s Stanton Elementary. Under the leadership of Beth Specker, Dr. Brasof, Anne Spector, and Elaine Scarpino facilitated multiple professional...

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February 26, 2015

Baker-Doyle Facilitates Webinars, Publishes Work in the ‘International Journal of Research and Method in Education’

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , director of literacies, technologies and citizenship studies programs, facilitated two webinars for the Connected Courses program, a professional development forum for Higher Education faculty interested in the use of connected technologies . The first webinar, which occurred...

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February 26, 2015

Skilton-Sylvester and Shultz Lead Workshop at the AAC&U Meeting

Drs. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester and Jeff Shultz , professor of Education, presented a pre-conference workshop titled “Rethinking Reflection to Enhance Global Learning” at the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. on Oct. 16.

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February 26, 2015

Mesner Publishes in ‘Arts-based and Contemplative Practices’ and ‘Out Proud’

Dr. Kerri Mesner , visiting professor in the School of Education, co-authored two chapters in a Routledge published book titled Arts-based and Contemplative practices in research and teaching: Honoring presence . She contributed to the chapters “Wrestling with the Angels of Ambiguity: Queer Paths...

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February 26, 2015

Rosen Publishes Her Research in the ‘International Journal of Leadership in Education’ and ‘Education 3-13’

Dr. Sonia M. Rosen , visiting assistant professor, recently published two pieces of research. Her article, “Identity Performance and Collectivist Leadership in the Philadelphia Student Union,” published in the International Journal of Leadership in Education , explores youth leadership from a...

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February 26, 2015

Arcadia University and the School of Education Hosts HigherEdCamp, a Participant-led Conversation About Higher Education

On Nov. 2, Arcadia University and the School of Education hosted HigherEdCamp, an unconference dedicated to exploring how to design meaningful learning in higher education. Seventy-five administrators, faculty, and students came together from 11 different colleges and universities to engage in...

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February 25, 2015

Gevorgyan-Ninness Presents at the German Studies Association Conferences and Continues Research on Orientalism

Dr. Stella Gevorgyan-Ninness , adjunct professor of modern languages, presented a paper titled “Hübschmannarmenisch: German and European Influences on Early Soviet Orientalists” at the 38th annual German Studies Association Conference in San Diego. In addition to presenting this research, Gevorgyan...

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February 20, 2015

Dr. Brasof Pens Column on Civics Education

In a guest column in Citizenship Matters , Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Marc Brasof discussed how schools fail to improve despite constant changes, citing a lack of student input in decision making. “Evidence indicates school change processes improve, as do important student and...

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February 19, 2015

Drs. Slesaransky-Poe and Rosen Sign Petition to End Test-based Policies

As Congress revises and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind, many professors and researchers are calling for an end to test-based education policies. In an open letter to Congress and the Obama Administration, Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe and...

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January 7, 2015

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe Featured as Expert in for Gender Nonconformity

Dr. Graciella Slesaransky-Poe , founding dean of the School of Education, was featured in story as an expert on gender nonconformity. She offered tips for parents to embrace their child's gender differences at school. Read more

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October 8, 2014

CNN, Inquirer: Slesaransky-Poe Discusses Embracing Gender Differences in Schools blog Schools of Thought posted a story Oct. 3 quoting Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , professor of education and founding dean of the School of Education at Arcadia University. “This is the reality in which we live: Gender is a continuum, not a box,” said Slesaransky-Poe in “6 ways to...

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