Meixia Ding, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education in the College of Education at Temple University was selected as a recipient of a National Science Foundation Career Award. Ding will serve as Principal Investigator for the five-year, $588,865 award titled "CAREER: Algebraic Knowledge for Teaching: A Cross-cultural Perspective." Ding was selected as recipient of this award by the National Science Foundation Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL).
Dr. Frank Farley,
Dr. Frank Farley, Professor of Educational Psychology, was elected President of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict & Violence beginning August 2015.
Prof. Frank Farley was featured in WalletHub’s recent study examining the best cities for staycations.
“There is probably a thrift factor in many instances of staycation, and the idea of sacrifice in the only major annual holiday one may have is central to some people’s motive. A staycation can be a lot of fun but many people may discount it as a lesser experience than an away vacation.”
The subject of this edition of Faculty Focus is Barbara Wasik, professor and PNC Chair in Early Childhood Education in the College of Education. In her acclaimed research, Wasik focuses on improving literacy among underserved children, early intervention and early childhood curricula and policies. Here, she discusses what continues to drive her curiosity about language and reading.
Dr. Steve Gross, Professor of Educational Administration in the College of Education at Temple University co-edited The Handbook of Ethical Leadership (Routledge) with Dr. Chris Branson, Professorial Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
Dr. Michael Smith, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development and Professor of Literacy Education publishes a new book that discusses the need to distinguish the value of the Common Core Standards from questionable views of teaching and learning that standards writers and promoters have been expressing.
Dr. Cindy Belliveau, Assistant Professor of Adult & Organizational Development in the College of Education was recognized as the recipient of the 2014 Temple University Faculty Advisor Award.