Research, Impact and Achievements: December 2023

Educational Leadership and Policy 

Joshua Childs, Assistant Professor 

Joshua Childs, assistant professor in Educational Leadership and Policy, was among the authors recognized with the Jerome L. Neuner award from the American Association of University Administrators. Childs and his co-authors ZW Taylor of the University of Southern Mississippi and Yvonne M. Taylor of Rice University are receiving the award for their article, “This Would Not Count: Do Institutions of Higher Education Support Faculty as Public Intellectuals?,” published in the Journal of Higher Education Management earlier this year. The award is given annually to the finest manuscript published in the journal in that year. The article explores the role of public intellectual work as it relates to tenure and faculty development, and the AAUA praised the writers for their fresh take on the subject, as well as “the richness of this study including its research method and the clear, concise writing.”

Educational Psychology 

Veronica Yan, Associate Professor
Katherine Muenks, Assistant Professor
Marlone Henderson, Professor of Psychology

Three UT faculty members recently had a paper accepted by American Psychologist. The paper, written by Educational Psychology assistant professors Veronica Yan and Katherine Muenks and Professor of Psychology Marlone Henderson, is entitled “I Forgot That You Existed: Role of Memory Accessibility in the Gender Citation Gap.” The study seeks to answer why female academics are more likely to be overlooked in paper citations than their male colleagues. The article is slated to be included in the publication in 2024. 

Special Education

Nathan Clemens, Professor

An article co-written by Special Education Professor Nathan Clemens was selected as The Journal of Educational Psychology Editor’s Choice. The article, entitled “The relations of kindergarten early literacy skill trajectories on common progress monitoring measures to subsequent word reading skills for students at risk for reading difficulties,” has been highlighted by the publication for “reflecting science that is incredibly important, impactful, and deserves additional visibility for the whole field.” Clemens collaborated on the study with Kejin Lee, Xiao Liu, Alexis Boucher, Stephanie Al Otaiba, and Leslie Simmons.

Call for Presenters: The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development 

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) has issued a call for presenters for the 2024 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. Presenters with cutting-edge research relevant to the field or innovative new approaches to teaching and leadership are encouraged to submit their presentation proposals before February 9, 2024. The conference will be held in Austin from May 25-28, 2024.

Application Open: White House Fellows

Applications for the 2024-2025 White House Fellows Program are now open. Founded in 1964 by the Lyndon Johnson administration, the program has become one of the most respected leadership and public service programs in the nation. Selected Fellows will spend a year in Washington, D.C. as paid assistants to influential leaders, including cabinet secretaries, White House staff, and other senior government officials. The opportunity is available to all alumni, faculty, and graduate students with a keen interest in leadership and a commitment to public service.