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CEHD Insider – March 2015

March 5, 2015 in College News

CEHD Insider
March 2015

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STUDY BY CEHD FACULTY CITED IN TIME MAGAZINE AND WASHINGTON POST
The article, “If you Think Your Boss is Horrible, You’re Probably Right,” was recently featured in Time Magazine online. The article cited a study by Kevin Rose, Brad Shuck and Matt Bergman, all assistant professors with the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, and Devon Twyford, a graduate of the CEHD’s Ph.D. program in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development. According to the article and research, as many as 36 percent of workers have a boss who could be described as “dysfunctional.”
Read the full article…
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Louisville Business First
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KINDERGARTEN PREPAREDNESS EDITORIAL CITES WHITMORE
Following a lead story in January, the Courier Journal released an editorial further addressing the news that half of Kentucky children are not prepared for kindergarten. In the editorial, Kathryn Whitmore’s Forum article, which was published in February, is cited for the other learning options available to support children in our community.

IMMEKUS A PRESENTER AT COMMUNITY-ENGAGAED SCHOLAR SERIES
Engaged Scholarship in Action is a series of conversations and presentations that highlight and support community-engaged scholars at UofL. Jason Immekus, assistant professor with the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, was a panelist for the session, “Engaging Metro Louisville for Violence Prevention,” that was held at Miller Information Technology Center on Feb 13th.

CELEBRATION OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
Ann Herd, assistant professor, and Jeff Sun, professor, both in the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, were presenters at the Annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning event that was held on Shelby Campus and hosted by the Delphi Center. Their presentation was titled, “Getting on the Competency-Based Education Bandwagon: Strategies for Developing an Online Learning Program.”

ALUMNI FELLOWS NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Alumni Fellow Award in Education. The award honors prominent graduates for their professional achievements and outstanding service to their communities. Please send recommendations to Jim Beckham, jim.beckham@louisville.edu.

HOWELL PRESENTS TO EPSB
Penny Howell, associate professor with the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, along with Dr. Margaret Rintamaa, (UK), were invited to present to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) about our innovative, clinically-based teacher education program. Dr. Howell and Dr. Rintamaa have been collaborating over the past 18 months exploring the use of technology in middle level teacher preparation courses. Recently, they brought their UofL and UK classes together via Skype at Westport Middle School to observe a lesson and then discuss and analyze the lesson on Todaysmeet.

JETT ARTICLE FEATURED IN COURIER JOURNAL
The Courier Journal’s Health and Longevity Blog by Mike Jett, an instructor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, recently featured, “Resting Energy Expenditure.” The article discusses the increasing popularity of the resting metabolic rate (RMR) test. The RMR test and other related fitness tests are performed at the Fitness Evaluation Program, which is located in Crawford Gym. See the full article…

PORTABLE DOME TRAVELS TO MARYVILLE ELEMENTARY
The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium’s portable dome was taken to Maryville Elementary in the Pioneer Village area, giving students a chance to study the night sky during school hours. See the full article on the Kentucky School Boards Association website.

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ELFH, HSS AND ECPY PRESENTING AT AHRD
The following faculty, students and graduates were presenters at the 2015 Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) conference that was held in February in St. Louis. CEHD faculty: Denise Cumberland, Ann Herd, Kevin Rose, Brad Shuck, Meera Alagaraja, Jill Adelson, Matt Bergman, Tiffanie Lewis, Marion Hambrick, and Brad Carpenter. CEHD students and graduates: Melissa Taylor, Jennifer Hoert, Nana Arthur-Mensah, Christine Wiggins-Romesburg, and Stephanie Palacio.

CUMBERLAND RECEIVES AHRD AWARD
The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) selected Denise Cumberland, assistant professor in the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education (ELFH), to receive the 2015 AHRD Excellence in Scholarly Practice Award. The award was presented at the 2015 annual conference, which was held in February. The award is given for excellence in applying scholarly HRD theory and research to practice that shows measureable improvement in an organization, or has the potential to advance the field of HRD.

PUBLISHER TO FEATURE BOOK BY JEAN-MARIE
The 2014 book, Cross-Cultural Women in Scholars in Academe: Intergenerational Voices (Routledge Research in Gender and Society), that is co-authored by Dr. Gaetane Jean-Marie, Department Chair for Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, has been selected as a featured text for the Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group’s month-long campaign celebrating International Women’s Day. The book will be featured on March 8th.

BERGMAN PANELIST FOR LEADERSHIP FORUM
Matt Bergman, assistant professor in the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, served on a panel for the Leadership Southern Indiana Breakfast Series on February 26th. The forum was titled, “Engaging Emerging Leaders in the Region.”

ALAGARAJA KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Meera Alagaraja, assistant professor with the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, will be the keynote speaker for Signature Healthcare’s LearnFEST conference. Her session is titled, “You can make a difference,” and focuses on how inner well-being impacts workplace productivity and job related outcomes. The presentation is based on a study conducted on healthcare professionals.

HASELTON NAMED NEFC FELLOW
The National Education Finance Conference (NEFC) named Blake Haselton, associate professor in the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, a 2015 Distinguished Research and Practice Fellow. Dr. Haselton and Dr. Robert Knoeppel, Clemson University, presented at the conference a paper they co-wrote titled, “Equity and Adequacy—A Perspective on the Equity and Adequacy of Education Finance in Kentucky 25 Years Post SEEK.”

CEHD FACULTY AND STUDENTS ATTEND YEARLINGS CLUB FORUM
Dwayne Compton, Shelley Thomas, Bradley Carpenter, and ELFH Ed.D. students LaRhonda Mathies and Erica Young represented the CEHD at a recent Yearlings Club Community forum series. The forum, “Saving Our Youth V: Losing the Battle is Not an Option,” was held on February 15th. The series is a partnership with the Yearlings Club, the University of Louisville and the College of Arts and Sciences and discussed whether Jefferson County Public Schools is meeting the needs of youth in our community, the impact of the school reform movement, and new education programs and alternatives to public education. Learn more and see the spring forum schedule.

Student News

ECPY STUDENTS PRESENT AT REGIONAL COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE
The following students in the Department Educational and Counseling Psychology, Counseling, and College Student Personnel (ECPY) had poster presentations at the Great Lakes 2015 Regional Counseling Psychology Conference that was held in Muncie, IN. They presented with Patrick Possel, associate professor, and Jill Adelson, assistant professor, both with ECPY.
– Bridget Cauley and Stephanie Black Winkeljohn – “Teaching Behavior and Depressive Symptoms Among African American and European American High School Students.”
–Caroline M. Pittard – “The Effect of School Teacher Behavior and Inferential Style on College Students’ Depressive Symptoms.”
–Sarah Roane, and Amanda M. Mitchell – “Depressive Symptoms as a Mediator of the Relationship Between Hopelessness and Blood Pressure.”
–Kelsea M. Visalli and Amanda D. Barnard – “The Impact of Parenting Behavior on Positive and Negative Affect in School Age Children.”

PATTY KUO
Patty Kuo, a doctoral student in ECPY’s counseling psychology program, recently published an article titled, “What’s it all about? A qualitative study of meaning in life for counseling psychology doctoral students.” The article will appear in the March 2015 issue of Counseling Psychology Quarterly.

SIAN MCNEARY
Sian, a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, was selected for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (NBCC MFP-Y). As a NBCC MFP-Y Fellow, she will receive a $5,000 stipend and plaque commemorating her achievement.

KAPPA DELTA PI TO HOST ILEAD WORKSHOP
KDP members organized a service project that was began this past fall involving mentoring students at Iroquois, Seneca, and Atherton High Schools. The purpose of the project is to reach out to students who may be interested in education. Many of students are taking a high school equivalent of the EDTP 201 class as a dual credit course. The KDP students visit for an hour at a time with the high school students and discuss teaching as a profession, education programming, and college life. They will visit each high school this semester. Dr. Finch is working on scheduling a campus visit for the high school students.

Alumni News

AMANDA SHAW
Amanda Shaw, a graduate of the MAT in Elementary Education program, was selected to receive a WHAS ExCEL Award. She is a teacher at J.B. Atkinson Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, serves as a role model for CEHD teacher candidates, and also recently completed National Board Certification with the support of funding form the Oxley Foundation.

MARCO MUNOZ
Munoz, a graduate of the ELOD Ph.D. program and evaluation specialist with Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), and Robert J. Rodosky, chief of data management at JCPS, co-authored, “School Districts as Partners in Research Efforts,” which was published in the journal, Phi Delta Kappan. See the full article…

ALLISON HUNT
Hope Street Group has posted a blog written by Allison Hunt, a graduate of the MAT program and doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction. “Students First in the Age of Accountability: What Teachers Can Learn from Dean Smith,” focuses on putting students first rather than performance and assessments. Read more…

AIMEE GREEN
Aimee Green is the new Director of Human Resources for Jefferson County Public Schools. Aimee completed at the CEHD a M.Ed. in Physical Education, M.Ed. in Reading Education, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development. She is also the granddaughter of Woodford and Harriett Porter for whom the CEHD building is named.

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 30th, 10 a.m., Chao Auditorium
2015 Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development Speaker Series
Speaker: Dr. W. Warner Burke, Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University
Hosted by the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education
Event is free.