EFR News and Events
Congrats to EFR student Frank Sage and colleagues for publishing "Decolonizing Our Own Stories: A Project of the Student Storytellers Indigenizing the Academy (SSITA) Group" in International Review of Qualitative Research.
David Nguyen was awarded $125,000 from a five year multi-site grant totaling over $8 million, to be ND’s only fellow for the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center. Excellent job, David!
Cheryl Hunter and EFR student Tsooane Molapo published "Changes in principal evaluation standards: A case study of North Dakota" in School Leadership Review. Dr. Hunter and colleagues also published "Exploring educational leadership in rural schools" in journal Planning and Changing: An Educational Leadership and Policy Journal.
Joshua Hunter published "Sharing experience, constructing memories: An ethnographic report of naturalists in the field" in The Journal of Interpretation Research. Way to go Dr. Hunter!
EFR student Renuka de Silva published an article in the Special Issue: Raising Awareness of Global Rural Issues and Solutions (CRSW). Congratulations!
Rob Stupnisky and colleagues published "Testing a model of pretenure faculty members’ teaching and research success: Motivation as a mediator of balance, expectations, and collegiality" in The Journal of Higher Education.
Cheryl Hunter published " Understanding Doulas and Childbirth: Women, Love, and Advocacy " in Palgrave-Macmillan Press. Great work!
Dr. Josh Hunter, Matt Berosik, Emily Hill, and Erin Kunz contributed to the yearly campus publication “Voices of the Valley” and presented a selection of the stories at the 2016 UND Writers Conference. This year’s theme was Ecology and Sense of Place in North Dakota.
Nik Butz, Rob Stupnisky and colleagues published "The Impact of Emotions on Student Achievement in Synchronous Hybrid Business and Public Administration Programs" in Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.
Marcus Weaver-Hightower recently presented a talk on using comics and graphic novels for research as well as a workshop on authentic assessment with other UND faculty at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in Shanghai, China.
Ulrike Nett, Rob Stupnisky and colleagues have published "How accurately can parents judge their children’s boredom in school?" in Frontiers in Psychology!
Terri Martin-Parisien has successfully completed her final dissertation defense. Her dissertation is, Exploring the Impact of Self-Determination on the Political Practices of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians: A Critical Content Analysis. Congratulations Dr. Martin-Parisien!
Congratulations to EFR student, Rebecca Matinda, on the birth of her son, Andrew. Best wishes to Rebecca and her new baby!
Jóri Thordarson, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, has passed her dissertation defense. Her dissertation was Not Your Business: Pedagogical Lessons of Activist Resistance to Neoliberalism in Canadian Higher Education . Congratulations Dr. Thordarson!
EFR Student Group's next Pink Chair will be Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m., upstairs at Rhombus Guys Pizza.
EFR doctoral student, Franklin Sage, has been invited as an International Visiting Scholar to the University of Passau, Germany, in October, 2016. His lecture is entitled, "The Experiences of Native Americans in the US Education System: Beyond the Mascot Controversy." Frank will also be guest lecturing at several other universities in Germany, including, Helmut Schmidt University, the University of the Federal Armed Services Hamburg, the University of Wurzburg, and the the University of Flensburg. Congratulations, Frank, on such a prestigious opportunity!
EFR doctoral student, Brandon Wild, has published a textbook on aviation safety. You can find the book at the link below. Congratulations Brandon! http://bookboon.com/en/aviation-safety-the-basics-ebook
EFR Research Talk took place Thursday, March 31, from noon to 1 pm in EHD room 31: Dr. Marcus Weaver-Hightower "The State of Qualitative Reliability in Mixed Research Method" and Jacquelyn Nyenhuis "Are Perceptions of Proposed School Lunch Nutrition Interventions Biased by Political Ideology?”
EFR doctoral student, Thomas Solem has won the March U-Shine Award from UND Staff Senate. Check out the link for the full story. http://blogs.und.edu/uletter/2016/03/thomas-solem-named-march-u-shine-recipient/ Congratulations Tom!
Congratulations to EFR Assistant Professor, Dr. Cheryl Hunter, for winning the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award here at UND. She will be honored at the Founders' Day award banquet in February. We are very proud. Job well done, Cheryl!
The EFR Research Talk took place Friday, February 26: Dr. Steven LeMire, "Tenth Grade American Indian/Alaska Native Students’ Feelings of School Belonging, Instructional Alignment, and Math Performance" and Dr. Cathy Williams, EFR grad, "Examining Openness to Pedagogical Change among Secondary Mathematics Teachers: Developing & Testing a Structural Model”
Jane Schreck, professor of English at Bismarck State College and graduate of the former Bismarck cohort run by EFR for Teaching and Learning, has published parts of her dissertation on Wendell Berry’s philosophy of education in In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice ( http://www.infactispax.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/Inculcating-Peaceability.pdf ) and The Journal of Sustainability Education ( http://www.jsedimensions.org/wordpress/content/why-we-need-wendell-berry_2015_11/ ) . Congratulations, Jane!
Congratulations to EFR student, Craig Garaas-Johnson, for his new position as Director of Communications for the College of Arts & Sciences at the University at Buffalo. Well done Craig!
Laura Parson, doctoral student in Teaching and Learning and graduate assistant in EFR projects, has published the article "Are STEM Syllabi Gendered? A Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis.” The paper, which was begun in EFR 514: Discourse Analysis, shows how course syllabi in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) reinforce gendered messages. Congratulations, Laura!
Congratulations to Cathy Williams for defending her dissertation, “Examining Openness to Pedagogical Change Among Secondary Mathematics Teachers: Developing and Testing a Structural Model.” Job well done.
Congratulations to these EFR students and faculty for conference acceptance and presentations:
Charles Nowlin, "An Analysis of the Twitter Discourses Within the Intersections of #BlackLivesMatter and Keyword Education.” AERA
Franklin Sage, “Two Tongues in the Land of English,” National Association of Bilingual Education; Indigenous Bilingual Education Special Interest Group
“Frustrated but Enjoying It: Pretenure Faculty Members’ Emotions forTteaching and Research.” AERA
“Improving Student Relatedness Through an Online Discussion Intervention: Applying Self-determination Theory in Synchronous Hybrid Programs.” AERA
“Exploring Differences in Principal Experiences According to Rurality: A Mixed-Method Study.” AERA
“From Data to Comic: Qualitative Research Through Comics,” AERA.
"The State of Qualitative Reliability in Mixed Methods Research,” AERA.
Congratulations to EFR Assistant Professor Dr. Cheryl Hunter and EFR Assistant Professor Dr. Joshua Hunter for being nominated for UND Graduate Teaching Awards.
Dr. Nik Butz & Associate Professor Dr. Robert Stupnisky published in the journal, The Internet and Higher Education, entitled: "A mixed methods study of graduate business students’ self-determined motivation in synchronous hybrid learning environments." Congratulations to both.
Congratulations Dr. Emmanuel Mensah, recent EFR graduate, who was just appointed the Special Education Data Coordinator by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Way to go!!!
EFR will begin offering a Masters of Science (MS) in Educational Studies starting Fall 2016. Our first MS admission deadline for complete application materials is February 15, 2016.
Matt Myrold, EFR student, was recently named Fargo Teacher of the Year! EFR is proud of the amazing work you are doing inside and outside the classroom!
Join us in honoring Dr. Kathy Gershman at a retirement reception April 30, 3-5 pm, at the North Dakota Museum of Art.
Congratulations Matt Myrold, EFR student, who was selected as a Student Ambassador to the "Research Talk" Summer Qualitative Research Workshop this July. Way to go Matt!
Dr. Cheryl Hunter will be in the EFR Grad Student Organization's "Pink Chair" on April 28 at noon in Education room 31. All are welcome to attend!
EFR student Matthew Myrold's classroom featured on WDAY.
EFR faculty and students attended UND Founders Day banquet, honored career of Dr. Kathy Gershman.
EFR student Carrie Leopold discussed STEM education on the Fargo News.
Rebecca Matinda, EFR student, recently accepted a position as an Institutional Research Analyst at Minnesota State Community Technical College. She is currently working on her dissertation on minority representation in STEM fields. Good luck Rebecca!
Nancy Burke, Steve LeMire, and Sarah Anderson presented "A Local Approach to Professional Learning Evaluation" at North Dakota's Learning Forward Professional Learning Association's 3rd Annual Conference in Minot on November 17.
Congratulations Hamzat (Amoussa) Koriko for being awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Community Engagement!
Congratulations to EFR faculty members and students for 12 accepted presentations to the AERA conference in Chicago, April 16-20. Way to go!
Joshua Hunter published "A Walk in the Woods: Re-membering a Place to Teach Preservation" in Ethnography and Education.
Rob Stupnisky recently published "New faculty members' emotions: A mixed method study" in the journal Studies in Higher Education.
Nikolaus Butz (T&L PhD student), Rob Stupnisky (EFR), and colleagues recently published "Self-determined Motivation in Synchronous Hybrid Graduate Business Programs: Contrasting Online and On-campus Students" in the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (2014, Vol. 10, pp. 211-227).
Congrats to Cheryl Hunter (EFR) and Donna Pearson (T&L) on their new book "Interculturalization and Teacher Education: From Theory to Practice" (Routledge, 2014).
Weaver-Hightower tapped for school food expertise in Education Week.
EFR doctoral candidate, Yuliya Kartoshkina, is speaking at World iView speaker series at NDSU.
Rob Stupnisky, Marcus Weaver-Hightower, and Yulia Kartoshkina (EFR PhD student) published the article "Exploring and Testing the Predictors of New Faculty Success: A Mixed Methods Study" in Studies in Higher Education.
EFR student, Erin Kunz, presented a philosophy of education paper -- "Understanding 'the Event': Reading Educative Politics Through the Philosophy of Louis C.K." -- at the 34th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice in Dayton, OH.
Ph.D. student Yuliya Kartoshkina is featured in Grad Story #33.
Dr. Jolley Bruce Christman was the featured speaker at the Gershman/Ahler Distinguished Lecture in Qualitative Research, October 17. To see Dr. Christman's slides, click here. To view the archived lecture, click here.
Sam Rocha has published a new book, A Primer for Philosophy and Education.
Marcus Weaver-Hightower's "Waltzing Matilda: An Autoethnography of a Father's Stillbirth," originally published in 2012 in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, is being included in the four-volume reference set Autoethnography, edited by Pat Sikes (University of Sheffield, UK) and published by Sage.
Cheryl Hunter's new paperback Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in Education Research: Methods at the Margins provides new ways of thinking about educational processes using quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Marcus Weaver-Hightower, associate professor and chair of Educational Foundations and Research, has published a new collection of personal essays written by some of the world's leading researchers in the field of gender and education. Edited with Christine Skelton from the University of Birmingham (England), the collection Leaders in Gender and Education: Intellectual Self-Portraits includes the professional autobiographies of 16 scholars from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia who have made substantial impacts in understanding how gender influences education at every educational level. The book is part of Sense Publishers' series Leaders in Education Studies.
Marcus Weaver-Hightower's work on sequential art for qualitative researchers is featured in Savin-Baden and Major's new book, Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2013) pages 516-517.
Sam Rocha's recent paper published in Studies in Philosophy and Education "Compulsory Schooling as Preventative Defense."
Dr. Marcus Weaver-Hightower wins AESA book award.
Sam Rocha joined the EFR faculty in the fall of 2012 and brings with him his expertise in Philosophy.
Graduate Student Yuliya Kartoshkina wins conference award.
EDL, T&L, and EFR Collaborate in Research on Intercultural Immersion Projects. Dr.'s Pearson, Stonehouse, and Hunter collaborate on cultural immersion research.
Graduate Student Andrew Knight interviewed about his work from advanced qualitative coursework.
NEEDS ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP with Dr. James Altschuld was held on October 22, 2012.