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Professor and Dean Emeritus Ron Marx was featured in WalletHub

Aug. 1, 2020

Professor and Dean Emeritus Ron Marx was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about the most and least educated cities.

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Interim Department Head Paul Schutz recently published a Routledge book

Aug. 1, 2020

Interim Department Head Paul Schutz recently published a Routledge book about the multifaceted processes of teacher development, Teachers’ Goals, Beliefs, Emotions, and Identity Development: Investigating Complexities in the Profession. The book was co-written with Professor Ji Hong of the University of Oklahoma and Associate Professor Dionne Cross Francis of Indiana University.

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Professor Emeritus Thomas L. Good was awarded the prestigious E. L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award

Aug. 1, 2020

Professor Emeritus Thomas L. Good was awarded the prestigious E. L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association . The award is among the most prestigious given to living educational psychologists for their substantial, career-long achievements, and contributions to the field. Some past recipients include Albert Bandura, B.F. Skinner, Sandra Graham, and Jacquelynne S. Eccles.

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Educational psychology doctoral student and home-school teacher offers tips for first-time home-school teachers

March 24, 2020

With thousands of schools closed across the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many parents are taking on the challenge of home-schooling their children for the first time. UA News reached out to Rebecca Friesen, a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology and a home-school teacher of three children, for some helpful tips.

"The key, she says, is modeling a genuine enjoyment of learning."

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Evaluating America’s teachers

March 11, 2020

The Washington Post wrote a piece about Professor Emeritus Thomas Good's recently released research brief, “Addressing Teacher Evaluation Properly.”

"Good told me that teacher evaluation practices today are varied across the nation in part because of large differences that schools have in resources for teacher development. For example, some districts spend $7,000 per teacher while others spend little, and there is varying availability...

Professor and Dean Emeritus Ronald W. Marx published Feel Free to Fail Once in a While: We all Do! That's How We Learn from Life's Lessons

Dec. 1, 2019

Professor and Dean Emeritus Ronald W. Marx published Feel Free to Fail Once in a While: We all Do! That's How We Learn from Life's Lessons — a nod to acquired wisdom — in Education Review.

Professor Ron Marx was asked to be part of a planning meeting for the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine’s next decade

Nov. 1, 2019

Former Dean and Professor Ron Marx was asked to be part of a planning meeting for the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine’s next decade. Marx provided advice to founder Andrew Weil and Executive Director Victoria Maizes on strategic priorities that could guide the work for the center as it strives to provide a more integrated and holistic approach to health care. The planning meeting included participants from medicine, nursing, and...

Cognition and Memory

June 19, 2019

As the director of the Cognition and Memory in Education and Learning (CAMEL) lab, Jonathan Tullis investigates how learning environments can prompt learners to capitalize on the strengths of memory, minimize the impact of the weakness of memory, and decrease the efforts learners expend. His research brings to light a better understanding of fundamental cognitive processes so that educators can more effectively structure learning environments...

Actions Speak Louder than Words

Dec. 15, 2017

Alumna Saeideh Heshmati '11 '15, a postdoctoral research scholar at Penn State's College of Health and Human Development, and her team interviewed nearly 500 Americans on whether or not they believed most people would feel loved in about 60 different hypothetical scenarios. The scenarios all started with the phrase "Most people feel loved when..." followed by representations of either support, physical expressions of love, signs of trust,...

Commitment to the community

Nov. 8, 2017

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona announced the addition of six new trustees to its board, including Professor Ron Marx. “On behalf of CFSA, I am delighted to welcome the new members of the Board of Trustees into a great group of dedicated leaders,” said President and CEO Clint Mabie. “CFSA’s Board of Trustees oversees the Foundation’s growing community endowment and ensures that donors’ intentions are honored now and forever. We...