UA Little Rock professors to present research at renowned educational conference in New York

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Sixteen professors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will present research at the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference in New York, April 13-17.

AERA is a national research society that seeks to improve the educational process by encouraging scholarly studies rooted in education and evaluation, and promoting the distribution and practical application of research results.

There are more than 25,000 members associated with the renowned society, including university faculty, researchers, graduate students, and other distinguished professionals with rich and diverse expertise in education research.

UA Little Rock presenters and their research topics include:

  • “Analyzing Determinants and Outcomes of Teachers’ Professional Identity and Organizational Identification: Does School Context Matter?” by Ibrahim Duyar, assistant professor of education, Paul Crutcher, assistant professor of English, Andrew Hunt, education minor advisor, and Muhammed Bogrek, alumni 
  • “Beyond Academics: Achievement Values Among Low-Socioeconomic Status African American and Latino Students” by Daryl Tate, assistant professor of education
  • “Effects of an Engineering and Science Intervention on the Science Achievement of Talented Elementary Students” by Ann Robinson, professor and director of the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education, Kristy Kidd, program director of the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education, and Keila Moreno Navarette, STEM Starters+ data specialist
  • “Investigating Wording Versus Construct Effects for a Modified Perceived Stress Scale” by Dent Gitchel, associate professor of rehabilitation and counseling
  • “Masculinity, Depression, and Attitudes on Willingness to Seek Help in Male College-Aged Students” by Aresh Assadi, counselor, and Jim Vander Putten, professor of education
  • “PUBLICizing Educational Research by Writing for Nonacademic Audiences: A Workshop for Justice-Oriented Scholars” by Daryl Tate, assistant professor of education
  • “Spotting Gaps: An Engineering Curriculum Platform for Advanced Learners From Culturally Diverse and/or Low-income Households” by Robinson, Monica Meadows, collaborative faculty of gifted education, and Christine Deitz, associate director of the Jodie Mahony Center
  • “Teachers’ Professional Identity and Organizational identification in High-Minority and Low-Socioeconomic Status Charter Schools” by Ibrahim Duyar, assistant professor of education, Carolyn Turturro, associate professor of social work, and Muhammed Bogrek, alumni
  • “Women Representation in Educational Psychology Journals: An Analysis of Authorship and Citations by Gender” by Amanda Nolen, assistant professor of education, Nancy Hamilton, associate professor of educational foundations
  • “Responses to Item Wording on Stress and Anxiety Scales for Adults with Disabilities” by Dent Gitchel, associate professor of rehabilitation and counseling
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