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Recent Faculty Publication Highlights

Dr. Nathan Alleman, assistant professor of Educational Administration, published “Reaffirming the importance of faculty rituals at religious colleges and universities” in Religion and Education, 41(2). (2014)

Dr. Janet Bagby, senior lecturer in Educational Psychology, published “Connecting Montessori public policy research and advocacy” in Montessori Life. 26(1), 9. (2014) with co-author Dr. Tracey Sulak, lecturer in Educational Psychology; and “A review of the literature, 2010-1013” also in Montessori Life. 26(1), 32-41. (2014) with co-authors: Wells, K., Edmondson, K., and Thompson, L.

Dr. Alexander Beaujean, associate professor in Educational Psychology, published a book, “Latent variable modeling using R: A step by step guide” from Routledge/Taylor and Francis, New York, NY. (2014)

Dr. Alexander Beaujean, associate professor in Educational Psychology, published
• "Assessing the Flynn effect in the Wechsler scales" in Journal of Individual Differences, 35(2), 63-78. doi: 10.1027/1614-0001/a000128. With co-authors Sheng, Y. (2014).
• "Bifactor structure of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Fourth Edition" in School School Psychology Quarterly, 29(1), 53-63. doi: 10.1037/spq0000038. With co-author Watkins, M. W. (2014).
• “Cross-cultural measurement of extraversion” in A. D. Haddock & A. P. Rutkowski (Eds.), Psychology of extraversion (pp. 27–53). New York, NY: NOVA. With co-authors Sanguras, L. and Hull, D.M.(2014)
• “Determining the success of a test for program admission” (Tech. Rep. Nos. BPL– 2013-1+Interaction). Waco, TX: Baylor Psychometric Laboratory. (2014)
• "Parental bonds, attachment anxiety, media internalization, and body dissatisfaction: A mediation model" in Developmental Psychology, 50(8), 2124-2133. doi: 10.1037/a0037111. With co-authors Patton, S., and Benedict, H. (2014).
• “Predictors of older adults' personal and community mobility: Using a comprehensive theoretical mobility framework” in The Gerontologist, 54(3), 398-408. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnt054. With co-authors Unstattd-Meyer, M.R., and Janke, M.C. (2014)
• "R syntax to accompany Best Practices in Exploratory Factor Analysis (2014) by Jason Osborne" Waco, TX: Baylor Psychometric Laboratory.https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18489687/EFAbook/BestPracticesEFA_Rcode.pdf (2014)
• "Sample size determination for regression models using Monte Carlo methods in R" in Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation, 19(12), 1-16 http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=19&n=12
• "Using the social cognitive theory to understand physical activity among dialysis patients" in Rehabilitation Psychology, 59(3), 278-288. doi: 10.1037/a0037002. With co-authors Patterson, M. S., Umstattd Meyer, M. R., and Bowden, R. G. (2014). 


Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction; Dr. Karon LeCompte, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction; and Sunny Wells, graduate student in the SOE, published “Citizenship goes digital” in the Journal of Social Studies Research, 38(1), 33-44. (2014)

Dr. Sandi Cooper, associate professor of education, published "Exploring the role of field experience context in pre-service teachers’ development as mathematics educators" in Action in Teacher Education, Vol. 35, Issue 3, p. 165-185, 2013, with co-author Dr. Suzanne Nesmith, assistant professor of education

Dr. Perry Glanzer, professor of educational foundations in Educational Administration and resident scholar, Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion,
• was an editor for the book Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance, 2014, with co-authors Dr. Joel Carpenter, Calvin College, and Dr. Nick Lantinga, Handong Global University, from Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (2014).
• published the book “The Idea of a Christian College: A Reexamination for Today's University” with co-author Dr. Todd Ream, Taylor University, from Cascade Books, Eugene, Ore. (2013)

Dr. Perry Glanzer, professor of educational foundations in Educational Administration,
• published two chapters: “Resurrecting Universities with Soul: Christian Higher Education in Post-Communist Europe” and “Will the Parent Abandon the Child? The Birth, Secularization and Survival of Christian Higher Education in Western Europe” and the “Conclusion” (with Joel Carpenter) in the book Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance (163-90), eds. Joel Carpenter, Perry L. Glanzer and Nick Lantinga. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. (2014)
• published a book chapter, “Educating for the Good Life,” in the book Foundations of Education: A Christian Vision (93-103), ed. Matthew Etherington. Portland: Wipf & Stock. (2014)
• published a book chapter, “Changing Souls: Higher Education’s Influence upon the Religious Lives of Emerging Adults,” in the book Emerging Adults' Religiousness And Spirituality: Meaning-Making In An Age Of Transition (152-70), eds. Carolyn Berry and Mona Abo-Zena. New York: Oxford University Press. Co-authors: Jonathan Hill and Todd Ream(2014)

Dr. Susan K. Johnsen, professor of Educational Psychology and director of the PhD Program in Education Psychology and Gifted Programs,
• published the book “Implementing Rtl with gifted students: Service models, trends, and issues” with co-author Coleman, M.R. from Prufrock Press, Waco, TX. (2013)
• published the book The practitioner’s guide for using the common core state standards for mathematics. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press. Co-authors: Ryser, G.R. and Assouline, S. (2014)

Dr. Susan K. Johnsen, professor of Educational Psychology and director of the PhD Program in Education Psychology and Gifted Programs, published a book chapter: “Gifted Programming Standards,” in the book Critical issues and practices in gifted education: What the research says (2nd edition) (pp. 281-295). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press. (2014)

Dr. Susan K. Johnsen, professor of Educational Psychology,
• published “Revised CEC/NAGC initial teacher preparation standards” in The Update. 1-3. Arlington, VA: The Association for the Gifted, Council for Exceptional Children. (2014, spring)
• published “What the research says about curriculum delivery models” in Tempo, 35(1), 32-41. (2014)

Dr. Karon LeCompte, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Dr. Brooke Blevins, published “New horizons in citizenship education: Teaching through gaming” in W. Russell (ed.) Digital Social Studies. (pp. 345-369) Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC. (2014)

Dr. Grant B. Morgan, assistant professor of education, published "Major differences: modeling profiles of community college persisters in career clusters" in Quality & Quantity, 2013, with co-authors Dr. Mark M. D'Amico, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Kari J. Hodge, doctoral student.

Dr. Rishi Sriram, assistant professor of educational administration,
• published "Five things not to do in developing surveys for assessment in student affairs" in 5 Things: NASPA Research and Policy Institute Issue Brief, February issue, p. 1-11. (2014)
• published "Rethinking intelligence: The role of mindset in promoting success for academically high-risk students" in the Journal of College Student Retention, 15(4), 515-536. (2014)
• published "Circular Framing: A Model For Applying Bolman and Deal's Four Frames in Student Affairs Administration" in Colorado State University Journal of Student Affairs, Vol. 23, Issue 1, p. 103-112, with co-author Jesse Hines Farley, Georgetown College. (2014)

Dr. Marley Watkins, professor and chair of Educational Psychology,
• published “Bifactor structure of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Fourth Edition”in School Psychology Quarterly, 29, 53-63. doi: 10.1037/spq0000038, with co-author Alexander Beaujean (2014)
• published "Diagnostic utility of the Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix for the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children-Fourth Edition among referred students" in School Psychology Review, Vol. 42, p. 367-382, 2013, with co-author Dr. K.M. Styck, Arizona State University
• published "Developmentally and culturally appropriate screening in primary care: Development of the Behavioral Health Checklist" in Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 38, Issue 10, p. 1155-1164, 2013, with co-authors Dr. Thomas J. Power, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Anson J. Koshy, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Michael C. Cassano, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Widener University, Andrea C. Wahlberg, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Texas A&M University, Dr. Jennifer A. Mautone, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Dr. Nathan J. Blum, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania
• published "Confirmatory factor analysis of the WISC-IV in a hospital referral sample" in Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Vol. 31, Issue 6, p. 591-599, 2013, with co-authors Dr. Sarah E. Devena, Arizona State University, and Dr. Catherine E. Gay, Arizona State University
• published "Factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children-Fourth Edition among referred Native American students" in Psychology in the Schools, Vol. 50, Issue 10, p. 957-968, 2013, with co-author Dr. Selena Nakano, Arizona State University
• published “Informing context and change in young children's sociobehavioral development –The national Adjustment Scales for Early Transition in Schooling (ASETS)” in Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 29, 255-267. with co-authors McDermott, P. A., , Rovine, M. J., & Rikoon, S. H. (2014)
• published “Structure of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Fourth Edition” in School Psychology Quarterly, 29, 52-63. With co-author Alexander Beaujean (2014)
• published "Whose IQ Is It? Assessor Bias Variance in High-Stakes Psychological Assessment" in Psychological Assessment, Vol. 26, Issue 1, p. 207-214, 2014, with co-authors Dr. Paul A. McDermott, University of Pennsylvania, and Anna M. Rhoad, University of Pennsylvania.

Recent Presentations

Dr. Janet Bagby, senior lecturer in Educational Psychology
• gave testimony before the US House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Field Hearing “Texas’ Innovative Approaches to Jobs and Employment for Veterans” November 2013
Bagby Veterans Testimony
• presented “Student veteran transitions from combat to college: A nationwide analysis” at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Co-presenters: Branard-Brak; L., Baggett, A.; Sulak, T.; Walter, M.; and Ragan, K. (March 2014)
• presented VETS, “Veteran Educational and Transition Services: Promoting the academic success of veterans” to the Texas Academic Advising Network 2014 Conference, convened in Waco, Texas. Co-presenter: Thompson, L. (February 2014)
• presented “Montessori Research Highlight” at the American Montessori Society 2014 Annual Conference. Dallas, TX. Co-presenter: Murray, A. (March 2014)

Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
• presented the paper “iEngage: Exploring the Impact of Action Civics” at the annual conference of the International Society for the Social Studies, Orlando, FL. Co-presenters: Dr. Karon LeCompte, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction; Shanks, N.; and Sunny Wells, graduate student in the SOE. (February 2014)
• presented the paper “Learning the teaching of history: Making historical thinking a critical event in elementary teacher education” at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. Co-presenter: Salinas, C. (April 2014)

Dr. Jon Engelhardt, professor of Curriculum and Instruction and dean of the School of Education,
• served on a national panel at South By Southwest Educational Policy Forum, titled “Building a Better Teacher.” March 5, 2014. Only dean as representative of higher education teacher education programs.
• presented the Founder’s Lecture, “Understanding and helping children with learning problems in mathematics: Refelctions on my clinical work in mathematics education” to the Research Council on Mathematical Learning, San Antonio, TX. (February 2014)
• served as a panelist at the Stanford Center on Longevity, “Pass it on: mobilizing encore talent to transform prospects of vulnerable children and youth.” Palo Alto, CA. (June 2014)

Dr. Leanne Howell, visiting assistant clinical professor of Curriculum and Instruction, presented “Inventrepreneurs: PDS Partnerships for Powerful Integrated Learning. National Association of Professional Development Schools. Las Vegas, NV. Co-presenters: Dr. Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction; Dr. Karon LeCompte, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction; Cain, L.; Lieber, R.; and Bolfing, D. (March 2014)

Dr. Susan K. Johnsen, professor of Educational Psychology and director of the PhD Program in Education Psychology and Gifted Programs,
• presented the keynote address “Using assessments to differentiate instruction” at the National Curriculum Network Conference. Center for Gifted Education, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. (March 2014)
• presented “Teachers’ differentiation practices in cluster classrooms” at the Council for Exceptional Children’s 92nd convention and expo in Philadelphia, PA. Co-presenter: Boswell, C. (April 2014)
• presented “Factors influencing pre-service teachers’ instructional practices with gifted students” at the Council for Exceptional Children’s 92nd convention and expo in Philadelphia, PA. Co-presenter: Dr. Krystal Goree, clinical faculty and director of the Office of Professional Practice. (April 2014)

Dr. Karon LeCompte, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction, presented the paper “iEngage: Bridging Community And Civic Education Through Professional Partnerships” at the annual conference of the National Association of Professional Development Schools, Las Vegas, NV. Co-presenter: Dr. Brooke Blevins, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction. (April 2014)

Dr. Doug Rogers, professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Associate Dean, gave the keynote address, titled "Layering Learning: Augmented Reliaty Comes to the Classroom," at the annual convention of the School Science and Mathematics Association. He also presented two sessions on augmented reality and one titled "A Tech Approach for Digital Native Teacher Candidates."(November 2013)

Dr. Rishi Sriram, assistant professor of educational administration
• presented “Theories of residential life and how residential colleges benefit campuses,” an invited presentation to the executive cabinet of Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID. (February 2014)
• presented “Realizing the full potential of college students,” an invited lecture at Walla Walla University, Walla Walla, WA. (September 2013)
• presented “Development of a model of student affairs competencies,” a scholarly paper session at the annual meeting of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Baltimore, MD. (March 2014)
• presented “The important role of residential universities in developing emotional intelligence” at the Institute for Emotional Intelligence, McLennan Community College, Waco, TX. Co-presenters: Doyle, J.; Duncan, L.; McLevain, M.; Richardson, G.; and Phillips, E. (February 2014)

Dr. Tracey Sulak, lecturer in Educational Psychology
• presented a poster “Montessori advocacy: Building our national grassroots network” at the American Montessori Society 2014 Annual Conference. Dallas, TX. Co-presenter: Dr. Janet Bagby, senior lecturer in Educational Psychology. (March 2014)
• presented a poster “Montessori and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS)” at the American Montessori Society 2014 Annual Conference. Dallas, TX. Co-presenter: Dr. Janet Bagby, senior lecturer in Educational Psychology. (March 2014)

Dr. Tony Talbert, professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
• presented “Wage Peace: Teaching Alternatives to Violence in Defense of Democracy” at the twenty-fourth international annual National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, Tucson, AZ. (2014)
• presented at the International Symposium on Qualitative Research and Ethics, and Invited research symposium at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA-CR), Campus Heredia, Costa Rica. (2014)

Dr. Marley Watkins, professor and chair of educational pyschology,
• presented a poster “Construct validity of WISC-IV: Bayesian structural equation modeling with a large US sample” at the 28th meeting of the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France. Co-presenters: Canivez, G. L.; Golay, P.; and Lecerf, T. (July 2014)
• presented a paper “Incremental validity of WISC-IVUK factor index scores in clinical assessment” at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC. Co-presenters: Canivez, G. L.; James, T.; Good, R.; and James, K. (February 2014)
• presented a paper “Validity of WISC-IVUK: Examinations of the latent factor structure and factor index score incremental validity in a large Irish sample” at the 28th meeting of the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France. Co-presenters: Canivez, G. L.; James, T.; James, K.; and Good, R. (July 2014)
• presented a paper “The Dilemma of assessor bias variance in high-stakes psychological assessmen” at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA. Co-presenters: McDermott, P. A., and Rhoad, A. M. (March 2014)
• presented a paper “Examiner bias in high-stakes assessments” at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Philadelphia, PA. Co-presenter: McDermott, P.A. (April 2014)

Dr. Trena Wilkerson, professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Graduate Program Director, presented “Expanding Field Experiences from the U.S. to Australia: Engaging PSTs in Research on Student Learning” at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, CA. Co-Presenter: Betty Ruth Baker. (February 2014)

Faculty Service on Editorial Boards and National Offices

Dr. Janet Bagby
• Baylor VETS (Veteran Educational and Transition Services) Coordinator

Dr. Alex Beaujean
• Editorial board, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2013-present)

Dr. Brooke Blevins
• Secretary, American Educational Research Association Social Studies Research SIG, May 2013-present (elected

Dr. Jon Engelhardt
• Educator Preparation Program Advisory Committee to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
• Board Member (appointed), Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate, serving 6/13 – 6/15

Dr. Susan Johnsen
• Gifted Child Today (Editor)
• Gifted Child Quarterly (Editorial Review Board)
• Journal for the Education of the Gifted (Reviewer, Publications Board)
• NCATE/CAEP Board of Examiners
• National Association for Gifted Children, SPA Program Auditor
• Member of the Professional Standards and Practices Committee, Council for Exceptional Children that approves NCATE standards

Dr. Doug Rogers
• Board of Directors, National Association of Professional Development Schools (NPDS) (2010-2015)

Dr. Rishi Sriram
• Review Board, College Student Affairs Journal – peer-reviewed journal of the Southern Association of College Student Affairs. 2014 – present
• Editorial Board, Developments – a quarterly online publication that connects ACPA members to current issues, trends, and scholarship in higher education and student affairs • 2013 – present
• Editor, Student Affairs On Campus – a scholar-practitioner journal published by the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators. 2013 – present
• Director of Research, Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators.2012 – present
• Editorial Board, Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition – refereed journal published by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina. 2012 – present
• Editorial Board, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice – NASPA journal with a vision to publish the most rigorous, relevant, and well-respected research making a difference in student affairs practice. 2011 – present
• Review Board, Journal of College and University Student Housing – refereed journal published by the Association of College and University Student Housing – International (ACUHO-i). 2011 – present
• Reviewer, Journal of College Student Development – top-tier refereed journal published by ACPA. 2012 – present

Dr. Tony Talbert
• Associate Editor – Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research. 2007- Present
• Associate Editor – International Journal of Research on Cyber Behavior, Psychology, and Learning. 2009-Present
• Editorial Review Board for the journal - Theory and Research in Social Education. 2009-Present
• Editorial Advisory Board for the journal - Cases on Building Quality Distance Delivery Programs: Strategies and Experiences. 2009-Present
• McGraw-Hill Academic Advisory Board for Taking Sides: Human Sexuality. 2009-Present

Dr. Marley Watkins
• Journal of Applied School Psychology, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014)
• Elected to the Society for the Study of School Psychology, an invitation-only professional organization devoted to recognizing and promoting scholarship and research in school psychology, with membership to no more than 150 persons.

Dr. Trena Wilkerson
• Elected to the Board of Directors from National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) for term 2014-2017
Wilkerson NCTM News Release

Outside Grants

Dr. Brooke Blevins
• iEngage Summer Teacher and Student Institute. (2013) Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, $30,000

Dr. Perry Glanzer
• Templeton Foundation, “Character Virtues and College Students: A Pilot Study,” by Perry L. Glanzer (co-PI), Byron Johnson (co-PI), and Rodney Stark (co-PI). 2013-2015, $903,807

Dr. Marley Watkins
• AT&T Foundation, EnAbled for College II. Purpose is to assist secondary students with handicaps to transition to post-secondary education. $127,20

Dr. Susan Johnsen
• Project Promise, City of Waco, Housing and Urban Development: October, 2013-September 30, 2014: $36,934

Faculty Awards

Dr. Brooke Blevins
• American Association of Curriculum and Teaching John Laska Dissertation Award in Teaching, Fall 2013
Blevins wins Laska Award

Dr. Janet Bagby
• Award from Baylor ROTC Program "For Enduring support of the Baylor Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, the Cadre and Cadets" May 2014

Dr. Susan K. Johnsen
• State Advocate for the Gifted, by the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented
Susan Johnsen TAGT News Release
• 2014 Outstanding Leadership Award, Council for Exceptional Children
Susan Johnsen CEC Award News Release

Dr. Rishi Sriram
• Faculty Member of the Year Award, Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators. 2013
Rishi Sriram Faculty Member of the Year News Release
• Faculty-in-Residence of the Year award, Campus Living & Learning, Baylor University. 2014

Dr. Tony Talbert
• McGraw-Hill Publishers Distinguished Scholars Award, in recognition of his career of scholarly contributions to qualitative and ethnographic research, presented by the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC) at its 26th annual conference in February.
Tony Talbert McGraw-Hill News Release

Dr. Trena Wilkerson and Dr. Rachelle Rogers, assistant clinical professor of Curriculum and Instruction
• GEAR UP Math Initiative, led by Wilkerson and Rogers, received Award for Excellence in Integrating Science and Mathematics from the School Science and Mathematics Association
GEAR UP Math Award SSMA News Release

Graduate Student Research Published

Farah, Y. N. & Scalzo, R. (2014, February). The impact of question type on student responses in gifted education. Presentation at Southwest Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.

Farah, Y. N. & Wells, K. E. (2014, February). Improving access to state mandated gifted and talented services for students in poverty. Presentation at Southwest Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.

Hodge, K. J., & Attai, S., (2014, February.) An analysis of secondary data: Linear Regression Analysis of Variance in Scores due to Form and ESL. Paper presentation at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Southwest American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Hodge, K. J., & Morgan, G. B. (2014, April). Psychometric investigation of a professional licensure clinical exam. Paper presentation accepted for the 2013 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Hodge, K., Trepinski, T. M., Morgan, G. (2014, April). The stability of teacher performance and effectiveness: Examining some fundamental assumptions of teacher evaluation systems. Paper to be presented at American Educational Research Association national conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Morgan, G. B., Hodge, K. J., & Trepinski, T. M. (2014, April). Examining some fundamental assumptions of teacher evaluation systems: An investigation of teacher performance and effectiveness. Poster presentation at the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Trepinski, T. M. (2014, February). Can ABA instruction of general education pre-service teachers increase their self-efficacy to teach special education? Paper to be presented at Southwest Educational Research Association regional conference. San Antonio, TX.

Trepinski, T. M., Saxon, T., Ballenger, J., McAlister-Shields, L., Parker, W., Curry, P., & Sampson, P. (2014, February). Begin with the end in mind: Navigating the doctoral pathway. Innovative session to be conducted at Southwest Educational Research Association regional conference. San Antonio, TX.

Trepinski, T.M. (2014, April). Functional Behavior Assessment: Can it Increase General Education Teachers’ Ability to Manage Behavior. Paper under review to be presented at Division K, Graduate Student Seminar, American Educational Research association national conference. Philadelphia, PA.