News and Events
New York Times Quotes Dr. Frank Harris
Dr. Frank Harris, Assistant Professor of Postsecondary Educational Leadership and Student Affairs, was recently quoted in an article by the New York Times regarding equality in community college athletics.
Since 2004, Dr. Harris has presented more than 30 research papers, symposia, and workshops at regional and national conferences for postsecondary educators. Dr. Harris completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at Loyola Marymount University and a Master of Arts in Speech Communication at California State University, Northridge. His Ed.D. in Higher Education is from the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education.
As an actively engaged researcher of issues concerning college men and masculinities, gendered trends in postsecondary learning environments, and student development in higher education, Dr. Harris is an expert resource for the topic of gender equality in community college athletic programs.
Award-winners: Dr. Douglas Fisher and Dr. Nancy Frey
There is no such thing as summer vacation for College of Education faculty members Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey! Since the end of the spring semester Dr. Fisher and Dr. Frey have been awarded two awards for their research and writing.
In early June Dr. Fisher and Dr. Frey won the Association of Educational Publisher’s “Innovation Award” for the publication Implementing RTI with English Learners by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Carol Rothenburg, available through Solution Tree. This publication outlines methods and approaches that all teachers can use to ensure that English learners are successfully achieving in core curriculum areas.
A few weeks later Dr. Fisher and Dr. Frey were also awarded “The Best Writing on Mathematics: 2011” for their work Thinking and comprehending in the mathematics classroom by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Heather Anderson. Winning this award means that their work will be recognized and published in a book by Princeton University.
Dr. Fisher and Dr. Frey are excited and honored by these awards. “I’m thrilled with the recognition we have been receiving from our work while on sabbatical,” Dr. Fisher shared. Congratulations to Dr. Fisher and Dr. Frey!
Outstanding Awards: Dr. Patricia Lozada-Santone and SDSU SCTA
Congratulations to San Diego State University Student California Teacher Association (SCTA) and its advisor Dr. Patricia Lozada-Santone, recognized as SCTA's outstanding chapter and outstanding advisor for the 2010-2011 academic year.
The SDSU chapter of the SCTA had a wonderful and busy year. Between fundraising events, workshops, conferences, and more it is not surprising that SDSU has been recognized as the Outstanding SCTA Chapter for the 2010-2011 academic year. Some of SCTA’s volunteer and community service events included participation in Read Across America at Fay Elementary School, SDSU campus tours with Grossmont Union High School District, San Diego Operation Christmas Child, and San Diego Stand Up For Kids.
SCTA also worked hard within their own organization creating informative development topics during their meetings such as Taking Leadership Positions in College and Multicultural Education. SDSU SCTA was also very active this year in the Fall Leadership Conference, the 2nd Annual Teachers Conference, and the SCTA Representative Assembly (RA) conference- where these two awards were presented.
As the SDSU College of Education Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Lozada-Santone has many responsibilities and duties. However one of her favorite responsibilities is what she calls “working the late shift.” This “late shift” Dr. Lozada-Santone is referring to are the weekly meetings for the student organizations she advises that often begin around 6:00 PM and last for several hours.
Dr. Lozada-Santone knows that students gather in the evenings after their classes and she is committed to being available to her students when they need her even if it means being at the office until 9:00 in the evening! This commitment is what the students love and appreciate about Dr. Lozada-Santone and it is no wonder that she was nominated and won the title of Outstanding SCTA Advisor for the 2010-2011 academic year. Dr. Lozada-Santone will continue as the SCTA advisor for the coming academic year and will undoubtedly continue to be the Outstanding Advisor that her students know and love.
Top Research Honors for Dr. Charles Degeneffe
On March 25, 2011 San Diego State’s Dr. Charles Degeneffe was the recipient of a 2011 American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) Research Award. Dr. Degeneffe, a faculty member in the Administration, Rehabilitation & Postsecondary Education department, was recognized during the annual ARCA conference held in New Orleans.
The research submitted by Dr. Degeneffe and his colleague Dr. Gloria K. Lee was considered along with all of the research published in peer-reviewed outlets in the 2010 calendar year and was awarded a second place honor. Dr. Degeneffe and Dr. Lee received the ARCA research award for their 2010 article, “Quality of Life After Traumatic Brain Injury: Perspectives of Adult Siblings,” which appeared in the Journal of Rehabilitation (Vol. 76, pp. 27–36).
In addition to winning this award, Dr. Degeneffe will be speaking at Purdue University’s Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 27 & 28, 2011. This invitation-only conference brings together leading military and civilian scholars who study issues relevant to military families to present and discuss cutting-edge research and theory with the goal of developing new research insights and agendas.
Speaking at the MFRI conference is not only a wonderful honor for Dr. Degeneffe, but is also an opportunity for him to discuss his recent research with traumatic brain injury family caregivers and military related issues. Dr. Degeneffe will also have the opportunity to highlight military-focused projects that the College of Education is involved with such as Project Pendleton, a collaborative project between the Interwork Institute and the Exceptional Family Resource Center. Project Pendleton works with Camp Pendleton Marine Corps families of persons with developmental disabilities on advocacy training, future planning, and networking with other families.
COE Welcomes Dr. Scot Danforth
The College of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Scot Danforth has accepted the position of Director of the School of Teacher Education (STE) and will be joining the College in August. Dr. Danforth is a Professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. He is a well-known scholar in the field of disability studies in education. He serves as Co-Editor of Disability Studies Quarterly, the journal of the Society for Disability Studies.
He has written over fifty articles or book chapters. He is author or editor of seven books, including his most recent work, The Incomplete Child: An Intellectual History of Learning Disabilities. He has held a number of university leadership positions. At Ohio State, he was the Coordinator of the Ph.D. program in the School of Teaching and Learning. Prior to that, he was the Chair of the Division of Teaching and Learning at the University of Missouri, St.Louis.
The College was extremely well served by the STE Director Search Committee, co-chaired by Dr. Donna Ross and Dr. Randy Philipp. The College of Education is grateful to members of the committee for their efforts, and to all who met with Dr. Danforth during his visit.
Please join the College in welcoming Scot to the College of Education!
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