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SEHD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Awards

Kaitlyn Casanas
Alum named “Rookie of the Year” at Southwest Miami High School

Scotney Evans
Received the 2018 Florida Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Faculty Award

Recognition

Luciana C. de Oliveira, Ph.D. was selected for an English Language Specialist assignment, supported by the US Department of State, to Brazil this summer. In addition to attending the TESOL Southern Cone conference (a conference with 5 South American TESOL affiliates) which will take place in Curitiba, Brazil, she will also be conducting professional development sessions with 12 regional English Language Fellows in the Americas focused on their emerging voices as teacher educators and TESOL professionals.

Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director, Holocaust Studies Summer Institute/ SEHD, have been selected to represent the University of Miami (and the SEHD) this summer at The 2019 National Jewish Retreat in Washington, DC. Dr. Kassenhoff...you rock!

Murat Kasli (Doctoral Student, Research, Measurement, and Evaluation) has received the prestigious Joe E. Covington Award for Research on Testing for Licensure annually given by the National Conference on Bar Examiners. The award is intended to provide support for graduate students doing research germane to testing and measurement, particularly in a high-stakes licensure setting. Murat will receive $6,000 stipend for the research he has proposed. Murat will work on developing a deterministic gated response time model to identify examiners with potential item preknowledge in high-stakes testing. Item compromise and advanced knowledge of items by some test takers prior to taking a high-stakes test have become a big concern for many testing programs that delivers test content in online and computer-based platforms. The advance knowledge of items due to potential item compromise would give an unfair advantage to the people who cheated and cause large repercussions when it comes to high-stakes decisions. With the increasing use of computer-based test delivery, many testing programs collect the information on how much time it takes to respond each question for each examiner. Murat is working on a statistical model to effectively use this data for identifying unusual aberrant patterns in response time to identify potential item preknowledge behavior.

Deborah Adeyemi and Obi Okolo
University of Miami seniors and 4-year mentors and members of Inspire U Academy Leadership Executive Council, were inducted in the Iron Arrow Honor Society in November 2018. Iron Arrow is referred to as the highest honor attained at the University of Miami. The five criteria required for receipt of this distinguished honor are leadership, character, humility, scholarship, and love of alma mater.
"Being tapped into Iron Arrow during my last homecoming was a surreal experience. It made the moment even more special to be able to share the experience with fellow members of Inspire U during the mentees first homecoming experience and parade participation. I’m truly honored to be a part of both Iron Arrow and Inspire U!"
– Deborah Adeyemi, December 2018

Deborah Perez
PhD student in the Department of Teaching and Learning, was selected as a member of the 2018 Council for Learning Disabilities Leadership Institute in Portland, Oregon.

Tinisha Hollinshead
Received her MBA with a specialization in Entreprenuership from Ashford University

Gennet Wright
Completed her Bachelor of General Studies (BGS), Concentration: Human Resource Management and Communication, UM School of Continuing Studies

Dr. Victoria Burns
Distinguished Alumnus, Victoria Burns, Ph.D.’11, recently received the honorable mention for the Mary Roth Walsh Teaching Award sponsored by the Society of Psychology of Women. She was chosen based on her newly created course; campus sexual assault prevention. The Mary Roth Award recognizes junior faculty who have devised a creative approach, exercise or assignment for increasing diversity in courses that focus on the psychology of women and gender.

Grants

Congratulations to Dr. Maite Mena for receiving an award grant of $150,000.00 over 24 months from the Health Foundation of South Florida to support her project, Building Capacity for SBIRT (xxx) Implementation in Miami Gardens. Congratulations on this recognition of your important work.

Congratulations! For their project “Inclusion Matters in the Data Revolution,” members of the SEHD family have been selected for funding. The project was found to have a strong potential for high-impact results that address a meaningful challenge being faced by society. The team was awarded a maximum of $40,000 to support their work. Team members include:

  • Jennifer Kahn (Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning, SEHD)
  • Debbiesiu Lee (Associate Professor, Educational and Psychological Studies, SEHD)
  • Soyeon Ahn (Associate Professor, Educational and Psychological Studies, SEHD)
  • Athina Hadjixenofontos (Director of Programs, Center for Computational Science, UM)
  • Zanita E. Fenton (Professor, School of Law)
  • Lauren Fralinger (Learning and Research Services Librarian)

Congratulations to Scotney "Scot" Evans for his participation in the project "HURAKAN: Improving Hurricane Risk Communication for Vulnerable Populations." With the aid of a $150k grant, members of this team will conduct research to inform the development of new forecast products to communicate the risks and potential threats of approaching tropical storms and hurricanes.

Members of the HURAKAN team include:

  • Barbara Millet, research assistant professor in the School of Communication;
  • Alberto Cairo, associate professor in the School of Communication,
  • Kenny Broad, professor at the Rosenstiel School and director of the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy;
  • Scotney Evans, associate professor in the School of Education and Human Development; and
  • Sharanya Majumdar, professor and associate dean of graduate studies at the Rosenstiel School.

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March 17, 2020

Advisory: COVID-19 Update No. 8 – (March 17, 2020)

Advisory: COVID-19 Update No. 8: COVID-19: Online instruction extended; on-campus housing modified (March 17, 2020)
March 17, 2020

Research shows verbal bias against Latinxs

We at the SEHD are proud of the Transformative Research by one of our Ph.D students in our Teaching and Learning (TAL) Department.  Edgar Diaz, and Matt DeRoo, Assistant Professor in TAL has research titled: “Latinxs in contention: A systemic functional linguistic analysis of 11th-grade U.S. history textbooks” which was  published in the Spring 2020 issue of Theory & Research in Social Education.
March 16, 2020

A video message to the University of Miami community from President Julio Frenk on the Coronavirus

UM continues to keep our university community abreast on the latest virus updates.  This video message goes to the University of Miami community from President Julio Frenk on the Coronavirus and our ongoing response to the #COVID19 outbreak. #umiami
March 11, 2020

University of Miami School of Education and Human Development Leads Panel on Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

The University of Miami School of Education and Human Development invited five key stakeholders and leaders in the field to a panel discussion that addressed the implications for prevention and treatment in tackling the opioid epidemic.
February 27, 2020

Retired Hurricanes coach Morris teaches sports management to UM students

Lauded and award-winning retired UM Baseball Coach, the legendary Jim Morris, is now an Adjunct Professor in our Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences.  Recently, Channel 7 News, here in Miami, came to the School of Education and Human Development to do a feature on Jim. Thanks Mike DiPasquale and photog Peter!
February 17, 2020

A silent epidemic affects communities throughout the US

A University panel of experts will look at the possible prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder.
February 17, 2020

Dr. Wes Smith Presents to UM’s Board of Trustee

Dr. Wes Smith, from the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Miami recently presented to our Board of Trustees, His talk was about how the innovative work being done at the SEHD is combing education, research, service, and innovation in a unified way. For example, our exercise physiology program is helping to reshape the future of healthcare by applying physiology, nutrition, and counseling though the state-of-the-art technology […]
December 14, 2019

From the Desk of the Dean – December 2019

As the calendar year draws to a close I want to thank you for supporting the UM School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), whether it is your time, treasure or talent that you have shared in the past year. Our hope is that you feel engaged with the SEHD, as a student, faculty or staff member, an alumnus, community partner or just someone who reads our monthly electronic newsletter updates.