Research News & Accolades

School of Education faculty and students are engaged in impactful research that improves human flourishing though education and related fields. Find information about more research and initiatives HERE.

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School of Education Receives Autism Grant Award for Innovation from THECB

Jessica Akers, Ph.D., assistant professor of educational psychology, received a $893,409 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop an innovative treatment model for children with autism and their siblings — Sibling SUCCESS: Supporting Unique Collaborative Care to Encourage Shared Success.

Dr. Sandi Cooper Recognized for State and National Leadership

Dr. Sandi Cooper, professor in the Baylor School of Education’s Department of Curriculum & Instruction, was selected as the 2022 recipient of the E. Glenadine Gibb Achievement Award. 

School of Education Faculty Receive 2022 Baylor Outstanding Faculty Awards

Dr. Tonya Davis, Dept. of Educational Psychology - Research Award for Tenured Faculty
Dr. John Eckert, Dept. of Educational Leadership - Teaching Award for Tenured Faculty
Dr. Jessica Akers, Dept. of Educational Psychology - Teaching Award for Tenure-Track Faculty

Dr. Rishi Sriram’s Research on College Student Development Noted for Impact

Dr. Rishi Sriram, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, was recognized among researchers of highest impact for the Journal of College Student Development over the past 15 years. An analysis of 451 published articles found that only six articles represented 68% of research impact and attention. An article by Sriram ranked #3.

Baylor Online EdD in Learning & Organizational Change Named CPED Program of the Year

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Learning and Organizational Change online program was named a Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Program of the Year 2022 winner. Baylor's program was specifically recognized for its overall innovation, social justice pursuits, diversity of faculty and students, and for preparing scholarly practitioners to lead change initiatives that promote equity.

Research Briefs - Spring 2022 Impact Newsletter

Dr. Mack Burke, professor of educational psychology, is lead investigator of two significant federal grant awards focused on English learners and disabilities, totaling more than $6 million. Plus two School of Education doctoral students earned accolades from the Baylor Graduate School for both outstanding research and outstanding teaching.

Baylor’s iEngage Summer Civics Institute to be Honored with the Sandra Day O’Connor Award

Dr. Brooke Blevins, Associate Professor, Conwell G. Strickland Endowed Chair, Associate Professor, Chair of the Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Karon LeCompte, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Baylor Media, May 10, 2022

Dr. Mar Magnusen Receives Research Award

Dr. Mar Magnusen, Associate Professor of Sport Management, Dept. of Educational Leadership
Instant Impact News / April 21, 2022

Baylor Researchers Receive $2.7 Million Grant from John Templeton Foundation to Study Virtue Formation Across Higher Education Contexts

Dr. Perry Glanzer, Professor, Dept. of Educational Leadership
Baylor Media / Feb. 7, 2022

Baylor Education Continues Multi-Year Research in Early Math Skills

Dr. Sandi Cooper, Professor, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Baylor Media / Sept. 28, 2021

Leadership — a State of Mind

Dr. Bradley Carpenter, Associate Professor, Dept. of Educational Leadership
Baylor Impact / Fall 2021

School of Education Autism Research Team Studies Mechanical Horse Intervention

Dr. Julie Ivey, Clinical Professor, Dept. of Educational Psychology
Instant Impact News / July 1, 2021

Maryann Hebda, PhD Student in GT Education, Receives Research Award

Maryann Hebda, PhD student, Dept. of Educational Psychology
Instant Impact News / June 1, 2021

Dr. Stephanie Gerow Receives Baylor Outstanding Research Faculty Award

Dr. Stephanie Gerow, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational Psychology
Instant Impact / May 5, 2021

Baylor Researcher Earns $493,000 Grant to Improve Behavior Outcomes for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Stephanie Gerow, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational Psychology
Baylor Media / March 4, 2021

Science Education Synthesis: Faculty Wrap up EPA Grant

Dr. Suzanne Nesmith, Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Baylor Impact / Spring 2021

Dr. Kelly Johnston Receives Laska Award for Doctoral Research

Dr. Kelly Johnston, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Instant Impact / Oct. 5, 2020