CEHD Research In Press: February 2022


Ph.D. candidate Staci Gilpin (EFR) and Dr. Zarrina Azizova (Assistant Professor of Higher Education) contributed a chapter Graduate and Professional Student Development to the newly published Handbook of Online Learning in Higher Education (Fielding University Press). This handbook captures the experience of over 40 leading educators and professionals in online learning—both at traditional campuses as well as virtual organizations. Staci Gilpin joined other chapter authors to share her Brief Video-Introduction of the chapter and key take-aways.

Dr. Joonkil Ahn’s (Educational leadership) doctoral dissertation, Leadership for Learning and Teacher Self-Efficacy as the Antecedents of Teacher Collaboration, Instructional Quality, Intended Turnover, and Equitable Teaching Practice from the University of Illinois, was selected to receive two awards from the American Educational Research Association: (1) Leadership for School Improvement (LSI) Special Interest Group’s Dissertation of the Year; (2) Advanced Studies of National Databases (ASOND) Dissertation Award Competition Honorable Mention.

Dr. Renuka de Silva has been elected Co-Chair of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group on Qualitative Research (SIG #82). 

Dr. Lukas Rubin a visiting scholar from the Technical University of Liberec (Czech Republic) who focuses on research and promotion of physical activity and physical fitness in young people, is at UND for 6-moth internship. He has experience with international research projects including IPEN Adolescent, AHKGA Global Matrix or FitBack. Here at UND, he will cooperate with Dr. Grant Tomkinson, with whom they plan to publish several research papers aimed at physical fitness.

The CEHD Department of Education, Health & Behavior Studies was selected to receive the Founders Day UND Departmental Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award. This award recognizes a UND department or college unit that has achieved a significant amount of quality research or scholarly and creative activities. 

CEHD will host a Research Fair on Thursday, April 7. The event will include online and in-person presentations by faculty and graduate students of their research. Save the date!  

CEHD is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Rural Education and Workforce Development, which will work with I-REEED and BEARS faculty. For full consideration please send applications by March 15, 2022. 

Dr. Rob Stupnisky has been named the next Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development (ADRFD), effective July 1, 2022. Thank you to Dr. Rachel Navarro for her years of outstanding service to the college as ADRFD.


Dr. Joanna Ryan began as the program coordinator for the applied behavior analysis program in the Fall 2020 semester. She completed her doctoral work at the University of Utah in spring 2020, supported by a USDE Office of Special Education Programs leadership grant. Her research focuses on behavior analytic applications in K-12 schools and on inclusive educational service provision for students with extensive behavioral, academic, and functional support needs. Recently, Joanna and colleagues presented the results of a study that included a review of syllabi from educational leadership preparation programs in colleges and universities throughout the nation. Effective Inclusion in K-12 Schools: Preparation of Campus Principals, presented at the virtual TASH 2021 Conference (December 2021), showed that US principal preparation programs largely do not include content and training experiences aligned with practices common to effective inclusive schools. This research has implications that may inform national educational leadership initiatives and collaborative structuring models in US institutes of higher education. Joanna also co-presented at the international Council for Exceptional Children – Division on Autism and Developmental (CEC-DADD; January 2022) conference about their in-press chapter in CEC’s High Leverage Practices for Students with Extensive Support Needs. She was recently elected to the board of directors (member-at-large) of the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES).


CEHD faculty are in bold, and CEHD students are underlined


Poon ETC, Tomkinson GR, Huang WY, Wong SHS. Temporal trends in the physical fitness of Hong Kong adolescents between 1998 and 2015. Int J Sports Med. 2022 Jan 12. DOI: 10.1055/a-1738-2072. 

Gilpin S., Clinton-Lisell V., Legerski E., & Rhodes B. (2022) Designing and Using Online Discussions to Promote Social Justice and Equity. In: Parson L., Ozaki C.C. (Eds) Teaching and Learning for Social Justice and Equity in Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-88608-0_2 

Guskey, T. R., & Link, L. J. (2022). Feedback for teachers: What evidence do teachers find most useful? Journal of Scholarship & Practice. 4(18), 9-20. 

Robinson, J. & Hammack, R. (in press). Engaging preservice teachers in collaborative inquiry projects during remote instruction. Innovations in Science Teacher Education.    

Amida, A., Herbert, M., Omojiba, M., & Stupnisky, R.H. (accepted Feb, 2022). Testing and exploring the predictors of faculty motivation to use learning analytics to enhance teaching effectiveness. Journal of Computing in Higher Education. 

Taylor, A. -D. & Hung, W. (2022). The effects of microlearning: A scoping study. Educational Technology Research & Development. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-022-10084-1

Dodds RL, Walch TJ. (Accepted – 2.17.2022).  The Glue that Keeps Everybody Together: Peer Support in Mothers of Young Children with Special Health Care Needs.  Child: Care, Health & Development (2.508 impact factor) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cch.12986


Brin HN, Roy CL, Sigmund B, Dicks ND, DeShaw KJ, Carper MJ, Covert-Miller L, Walch TJ, Barry AM. The effects of High-Intensity Functional Training on Exercise Behavior in Middle Aged Females. American College of Sports Medicine – In Person Oral Presentation. June 1st, 2022. San Diego, CA.   


EFR PhD student Chialin Chang recently discovered a host of websites that help researchers find the best journal for their manuscript. You can paste your abstract in and it will find the best fit! 

  • Open Journal Matcher  This tool compares the similarity of user-submitted abstracts with abstracts from the Directory of Open Access Journals, and provides a list of the 5 top matching journals. It is fully open source and interdisciplinary. 
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