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School psychology grad earns APA’s Outstanding Dissertation Award

Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith | Courtesy photo

Recent school psychology graduate Tyler Smith is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award for the American Psychological Association’s Division 16 (School Psychology). Smith’s dissertation will be recognized Aug. 11 at the APA’s annual convention in San Francisco. Full Article

Graduate Student Q&A with Sonia Lindner

Sonia Lindner, CYFS graduate student
Sonia Lindner, CYFS graduate student

Name: Sonia Lindner

Program: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Year: First year (just completed)

Project: Coaching Science Inquiry in Rural Schools

What will you be doing with the project? 

I am helping to generate and implement a coding scheme that will be used to analyze video-recorded coaching sessions with middle school and high school teachers. The project aims to identify which elements of the coaching process lead to desired teacher and student outcomes. Full Article

Graduate Student Q&A with Danae Peterson

Danae Peterson, CYFS graduate student
Danae Peterson, CYFS graduate student

Name: Danae Peterson

Program: Ph.D. in Educational Studies/Instructional Technology

Year: First year (just completed)

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska

Project: Coaching Science Inquiry in Rural Schools

What will you be doing with the project?

I will be working with the team to help code videos of previously recorded coaching collaboration. Full Article

Bhatia receives Buffett dissertation fellowship

Sonya Bhatia
Sonya Bhatia

Sonya Bhatia, doctoral student in school psychology, has received the 2017-18 Buffett Early Childhood Institute Graduate Scholars fellowship. The $24,980 fellowship will fund Bhatia’s dissertation project, “An Examination of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation’s Effects on Teacher-Student Interactions.” Full Article

Dizona receives APA award for assessment research

Paul Dizona
Paul Dizona

Paul Dizona, CYFS graduate assistant, has received the Psychological Assessment Young Scholars Award from the American Psychological Association.

The award recognizes his research poster, titled “Pre-K Measurement Triangulation Using Caregiver and Directly Assessed Measures of Cognitive Ability,” which Dizona will present at the 2017 APA Convention Aug. 2-6. Full Article