Educational Leadership and Policy Studies College of Human Sciences Iowa State University
Celebration of Achievements 2007-2008 APRIL 24, 2008
CONGRATULATIONS ON AN OUTSTANDING YEAR! A word from Department Professor and Chair, Laura I. Rendón The 2007‐2008 academic year was full of excitement and achievements! I want to congratulate all faculty, staff, and students who help ELPS remain one of the most outstanding departments in the nation. This year, we have much to be proud of, including our national rankings in US News and World Report. ELPS had two ranked programs, which are listed among the Top 25 Public Education Programs in the nation. The Higher Education pro‐ gram was ranked 15th, and the Student Counseling and Personnel Services pro‐ gram ranked 12th. These two ELPS programs are included amongst the top‐ranked programs at ISU. This is a significant achievement for the entire department! In the 2007‐08 academic year, our faculty received 63 awards and recognitions, and generated $2.2 million with nine newly‐funded research grants. Additionally, our students’ received 21 awards and recognitions at local, state, and national levels. I also want to congratulate our faculty and students on their academic achievements. This year we had 60 master’s students and 12 doctoral students graduate. This record of achievement speaks to the terrific teaching, advising, and mentoring that ELPS faculty and staff provide to our students on a daily basis. We can be very proud of all our achievements. Congratulations on another stellar year, and I know that together we can make next year even better!
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In 2007 – 2008, ELPS received over $2.2 million in nine new grant‐funded projects through entities such as: National Science Foundation (NSF), the Iowa Department of Education, Kansas State University and the University of Southern California.
Our faculty received 63 awards and recognitions during the 2007‐2008 year.
Our students received 21 awards and recognitions in the 2007‐2008 year.
The Higher Education program was ranked 15th, and the Student Counseling and Personnel Services
program ranked 12th in U.S. News and World Report’s Top 25 Public Education Programs. ELPS graduated 72 students during 2007‐2008.
12 Ph.D.’s in Educational Leadership
18 Masters degrees in Educational Administration
41 Masters degrees in Higher Education
1 Masters degree in Educational Leadership
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Faculty Awards, Honors, and Recognitions
Mimi Benjamin (as of December 2007) Received the 2007 Betty Harrah Manuscript of the Year Award from Association of College University Housing Officers International (ACUHO‐I) for "Role Construction of Residential Learning Community Peer Mentors," published in the Journal of College and University Housing. Her article was selected from all articles appearing in the journal over the past year. This is the second award recognizing Mimi's dissertation research, as she previously received the 2004 Outstanding Research Award from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Commission for Housing and Residential Life.
Chris Duree Featured in the Institute for Community College News after presenting his work at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges.
Larry Ebbers Received the AACC (American Association of Community Colleges) Leadership Pilot Grant. Iowa's LINC program was selected to pilot and assess newly developed Leading Forward Modules. Featured as one of ISU’s Distinguished Professors on the ISU’s Wall of Honor in 2007. Received the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Latino Knowledge Community 2008 AMIGO AWARD. This award recognizes a NASPA member that has supported the efforts of the Latino/a Knowledge Community by providing support and encouragement toward the success of the organization. This individual has brought the needs of Latino/a students and profession‐ als in higher education to the forefront. Received the Thomas B. Thielen Award for service to students at ISU. Nancy Evans Awarded a Social Justice Speaker Series grant as Co‐PI. The grant is for $5,000 and is awarded from the 2008 ISU Diversity Seed Grant funding. Co‐Chair, ACPA 2009 Next Generation Conference. ACPA 2009 Convention Planning Committee. Coordinated the Third Annual ELPS Student Research Conference, December 2007. Commenced the Social Justice in Higher Education Concentration program with 6 students currently enrolled.
Troyce Fisher Quoted in Ed Week February 27, 2008 article on new school leadership standards titled, “Standards for School Leaders Get New Thumbs Up,” by Lynn Olson.
Ryan Evely Gildersleeve Coordinated and served as PI para Los Estudiantes Migrantes y Educación (LEME) project’s first “Migrant Student Summit” in Los Angeles, CA. Received a $10,000 CHS Seed Grant with Katherine Richardson Bruna (Curriculum & Instruction) and Kim‐ berly Greder (Human Development and Family Studies) for their research project titled "Tapping transna‐ tional talent in a global economy: Towards education for creative human capital in the demographic tran‐ sition." Awarded a research grant for Los Estudiantes Migrantes y Educación (LEME), a grassroots ethnographic research collective with Mexican migrant students across California. The award of $10,000 is from USC's Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice and will be used to sponsor a second "Migrant Stu‐ dent Summit" in San Francisco. Named to the Editorial Board for The Review of Higher Education.
Flo Hamrick Selected to meet with Studentenwerk colleagues at the NASPA student affairs professional exchange to Germany in 2007.
Mary Huba Designated as Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. This honor recognizes Dr. Huba's many contributions to the academic life of ISU scholars.
Frankie Santos Laanan Received a new grant from the National Science Foundation in conjunction with colleagues in the ISU Col‐ lege of Engineering and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). He will serve as Co‐PI and will play a key role working with ISU and DMACC.
Barbara Licklider Named University Professor at ISU.
Joanne Marshall Elected secretary/treasurer of the AERA Religion and Education SIG. Selected for the AERA Leadership for Social Justice SIG Awards Committee.
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Faculty Awards, Honors, and Recognitions Continued
Scott McLeod Interviewed by German magazine BRAND EINS for his perspective on American Education. The magazine was researching a special piece devoted to the topic of education. CASTLE’s (Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education) Principal Blogging Project was given considerable mention in the October 2007 issue of Principal Leadership. Selected from among thousands of educators nationwide as an Emerging Leader by Phi Delta Kappa Inter‐ national, a leading association of education professionals. Scott was chosen for his work with CASTLE and for his overall record of significant accomplishments related to scholarship and practice. Two blogs, “Dangerously Irrelevant” and “Leader Talk,” were listed in Edutopia’s “Edublogs We Love: Ten Top Stops for Internet Interaction.” “Dangerously Irrelevant” was also given mention in the November 2007 SmartBrief Report: California dropout spike coincided with onset of exit exams. Selected as one of the National School Boards Association's "20 to Watch" educators for 2007. This special recognition was launched to identify emerging leaders who will be helping to shape the world of education technology for the next 20 years. Appointed as the Associate Director for Communication and Marketing for University Council for Educa‐ tional Administration (UCEA). Featured educator in Richard Florida's, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, blog. Florida was this year's Hilton Chair in the CHS. Awarded the 2007 Cable’s Leader in Learning Award. This award honors people who bring a pioneering spirit to education. Will be prominently featured in the Cable in the Classroom Magazine June 2008 edition.
Nana Osei‐Kofi Commenced the Social Justice in Higher Education Concentration program with 6 students currently en‐ rolled. Awarded a Social Justice Speaker Series grant as a Co‐PI. The grant is for $5,000 and is awarded from the 2008 ISU Diversity Seed Grant funding. Awarded eDocs Portfolio Development Grant, Iowa State University ($1680). Awarded Women’s Studies Program Travel Grant, Iowa State University ($400). Elected to the board of the National Women’s Studies Association as member‐at‐large. Appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Women’s Studies Association Journal.
Appointed Academic Director of the International Experiences Program for the College of Human Sciences.
Selected as the Director of Equity and Inclusion, ACPA.
Steve Porter Invited to serve as a faculty member at the Applied Statistics for Institutional Research, Planning, and Man‐ agement Institute (Summer 2008), run by the Association for Institutional Research. Quoted in the Chronicle article on September 28, 2007 titled, “Economists Concoct New Method for Compar‐ ing Graduation Rates,” by David Glenn. Featured research in the Insidehighered.com November 9, 2007 article titled, “Faculty Productivity, Learning to Teach, Student Satisfaction,” by Scott Jaschik. Steve’s section of research was titled, “Female Faculty Pro‐ ductivity: Critical Mass of People and Resources.” Appointed to the Editorial Board of The Review of Higher Education. Laura Rendón The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships created the Laura I. Rendon Community Ser‐ vice Award, which was given to three low‐income students at national Gear Up Conference in San Francisco. Named to the Core Commitments Advisory Board for the American Association of Colleges and Universities. Appointed to serve on the Advisory Board for ASHE Reader on Curriculum. Interviewed by the KASI‐AM Radio, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and ISU Daily on Supreme Court school desegre‐ gation decision, summer 2007.
Daniel Robinson Featured as one of ISU’s Distinguished Professors on the ISU’s Wall of Honor in 2007. Honored for his 35 years of service to ISU. Professor Robinson was honored at the 73rd annual ISU 25‐year Club banquet. Selected as the Iowa Juneteenth Observance Educator of the Year and will receive the prestigious Mary McLeod Bethune Award in June 2008.
Dr. Flo Hamrick and graduate student Adam Brigham discuss an issue of the Journal of Col‐ lege Student Development (JCSD), which is edited in ELPS. The 2008 volume of JCSD is the last to be edited in ELPS.
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Faculty Awards, Honors, and Recognitions Continued
John Schuh Featured as one of ISU's Distinguished Professors on the ISU's Wall of Honor in 2007. Visiting Professor at the University of Southern Maine. Appointed as the Book Review Editor for the Review of Higher Education. Delivered the Future of Student Affairs Forum's keynote address at a Hong Kong Student Affairs Confer‐ ence sponsored by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Served as a guest reviewer for Stanford University Press. Led a Higher Learning Commission team to review doctoral programs in leadership studies at the University of Central Arkansas Led a Higher Learning Commission team to review doctoral programs in leadership studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest award that alumni can receive from the Alumni Association. It is awarded to individuals who are active in their professional field and are widely recognized for their career accomplish‐ ments. Appointed to the Academy for Assessment of Student Learning Advisory Council of the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, May, 2007.
Riyad Shahjahan Commenced the Social Justice in Higher Education Concentration program with 6 students currently en‐ rolled. Awarded a Social Justice Speaker Series grant as the Principal Investigator. The grant is for $5,000 and is awarded from the 2008 ISU Diversity Seed Grant funding. Invited lecturer at the Center for Leadership and Diversity, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/ University of Toronto, Canada titled: "Reclaiming and centering the sacred in social justice: Toward a spiri‐ tual praxis."
Roger Smith Completed a grant titled Enhancing Public Macintosh Computer Lab and Computer Classroom for MacKay Hall ($49,000). This was an ISU sponsored project.
Dr. Lori Patton engages with her students in class.
Student Awards, Honors, and Recognitions
Andrea Arzuaga Awarded the College of Human Sciences Graduate Student Scholarship for the spring 2008 semester. This award is recommended by the ELPS department and advisor based on academic accomplishments and merit. Received the 2007 Iowa Student Personnel Association (ISPA) Scholar Award. The award is given annually to graduate students who demonstrate commitment and dedication to the field of Student Affairs in Higher Education. Jowelle Benson Received the Iowa Student Personnel Association (ISPA) Scholar Award at the ISPA Conference held in Davenport, IA in October. The award is given annually to graduate students who demonstrate commit‐ ment and dedication to the field of Student Affairs in Higher Education. Josh Brimmeier Selected as an intern for the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) 2008 annual conference.
John Bulcock Received a $500 fellowship from the Order of��Omega in November 2007. Awarded the College of Human Sciences Graduate Student Scholarship for the spring 2008 semester. José A. Cabrales, Jr. Awarded the College of Human Sciences Graduate Student Scholarship for the spring 2008 semester. Selected as a Fellow for the 2008 National Summer Data Policy Institute on the National Center for Educa‐ tion Statistics (NCES) and National Science Foundation (NSF) databases.
Selected for the National Summer Institute at the University of Denver. The purpose of the institute is to address the underrepresentation of faculty of color and women in academia. Kate Gatenipa Chantem Awarded the ISU Women's Club International Award. The scholarship is awarded to deserving graduate or upper‐level women of Iowa State University with good grades, who posses qualities of leadership, charac‐ ter, and personality enabling her to foster international understanding and interpret our American way of life to people of her country.
Terry Frazier Awarded the AFA (American Fraternity Association) Foundation’s Jennifer Jones‐Hall Scholarship to at‐ tend the 2007 Association of Fraternity Advisors Annual Meeting. Diverse Issues in Higher Education published an article by Michelle J. Nealy based on Terry’s previously pre‐ sented NASPA program on the topic of Collegiate Black Male Performance.
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Student Awards, Honors, and Recognitions Continued
John Gardner Diverse Issues in Higher Education published an article by Michelle J. Nealy based on John’s previously pre‐ sented NASPA program on the topic of Collegiate Black Male Performance.
Denice Ross‐Haynes Received the George Washington Carver fellowship at Iowa State University.
Vijay Kanagala Awarded the College of Human Sciences Graduate Student Scholarship for the spring 2008 semester.
Matt Levine Awarded the College of Human Sciences Graduate Student Scholarship for the spring 2008 semester.
Gia Mason Diverse Issues in Higher Education published an article by Michelle J. Nealy based on Gia’s previously pre‐ sented NASPA program on the topic of Collegiate Black Male Performance. Susana Muñoz Selected as an ASHE/Lumina Fellow. She is one of only 9 students selected across the nation. The fellowship is awarded to doctoral candidates writing dissertations on policy in higher education, with a specific focus on student access and success in postsecondary education.
Jason Pontius Selected as a Fellow for the 2008 National Summer Data Policy Institute on the National Center for Educa‐ tion Statistics (NCES) and National Science Foundation (NSF) databases.
Noreen Siddiqui Diverse Issues in Higher Education published an article by Michelle J. Nealy based on Noreen’s previously pre‐ sented NASPA program on the topic of Collegiate Black Male Performance. Crystal Thomsen Initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all‐discipline honor society.
ELPS Masters Graduate, Darryle Bohanna, performed at the Iowa State University MLK Celebration in January 2008. He was featured in local newspapers.
Congratulations to our 2007‐2008 Graduates Fall 2007 Graduates
Spring 2008 continued
Amy Naughton, M.Ed. Paul Sibbel, M.Ed. Amber Allen, M.Ed. Wyatt Eide, M.Ed. Lisa Glenn, M.Ed. Scott Shumaker, M.Ed. Jill Whitham, M.Ed. Michelle Cherrier, M.Ed. Deanna Schumacher, M.Ed. Marcia Purdy, M.Ed. Philip Vasquez, M.S. Elizabeth Cox, Ph.D. Christopher Duree, Ph.D.
Nathan Perrien, M.Ed. Shane Wheeler, M.Ed. Christopher Binns, M.Ed. Steven Humphrey, M.Ed. Scott LaPlante, M.Ed. Jenny Madsen, M.Ed. Andrew Pals, M.Ed. Tim Scott, M.Ed. Angelia Shindelar, M.Ed. Micheal Still, M.Ed. Kathryn Wharton, M.Ed. Jo Altheide, M.Ed. Eric Henderson, M.Ed. Jennifer Keahna, M.Ed. Molly Long, M.Ed. Rebecca McCathie, M.Ed. Samantha McClain, M.Ed. Brenna Nelson, M.Ed. Lauralyn Riley, M.Ed. Lori Youngberg, M.Ed. Stephanie Borgert, M.Ed. Yen Dao, M.Ed. Patrick Downes, M.Ed. Maura Flaschner, M.Ed. Brooke Hiethoff, M.Ed. Clayton Johnson, M.Ed. Noreen Siddiqui, M.Ed. Jill Wyckoff, M.Ed. Amanda Haubrich, M.Ed. Nicholas Zika, M.Ed. Amy Bainum, M.Ed. Kate Chantem, M.Ed.
Spring 2008 Cindy Peck, M.Ed. Hiawatha Rutland, M.Ed. Anna Simoneau, M.Ed. Lindsay Diers, M.Ed. Haajira Lansana, M.Ed. Gia Mason, M.Ed. Rachael Mesner, M.Ed. Ashley Ransom, M.Ed. Denae Simonson, M.Ed. Crystal Thomsen, M.Ed. Darryle Bohanna, M.Ed. John Bulcock, M.Ed. Nathan Pick, M.Ed. Katherine Richter, M.Ed. Nicole Stepleton, M.Ed. John Gardner, M.Ed. Dee Baird, M.Ed. Joseph Hanson, Ph.D. Nancy Muecke, Ph.D. Susan Rhoades, Ph.D. Gregory Schmitz, Ph.D. Lisa Stock, Ph.D. Alethea Stubbe, Ph.D. Patience Lueth, Ph.D. Pamela Vogel, Ph.D. Gregory Davis, Ph.D. Shirley Beaver, Ph.D.
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Staff Recognition ELPS would like to recognize the staff members in our department who contribute to the success of our department on a daily basis. Without their commitment and hard work, ELPS would not be where we are to‐ day. Thank you and much appreciation goes to….
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About ELPS Mission: The mission of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is to advance the quality and effectiveness of educational institutions and individuals engaged in education. The de‐ partment is guided by the missions of Iowa State University and the College of Human Sciences and embodies the concepts of the land‐grant tradition of teaching, research, and service. The de‐ partment is dedicated to enhancing the intellectual, cultural, social, and ethical potential of stu‐ dents and faculty for the benefit of Iowa, the nation, and the world. Specifically, the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: • • •
Provides graduate degree and career preparation programs, coursework, and other learning opportunities for students and practitioners. Conducts and disseminates basic and applied research for the advancement of educational theory and practice. Provides professional service for institutions, individuals, and organizations at all levels of edu‐ cation.
Vision: Research All Educational Leadership and Policy Studies faculty create and disseminate knowledge and promote educational inquiry that enhances educational practices at local, state, national, and international levels. Teaching All Educational Leadership and Policy Studies faculty engage in teaching that is conso‐ nant with the principles of adult learning and effective teaching, that helps students develop criti‐ cal thinking and professionally relevant skills, and that provides a foundation for the application of knowledge to practice. Service All Educational Leadership and Policy Studies faculty, using their professional expertise, work with educators, educational institutions, and other constituent groups to solve problems. Advising All Educational Leadership and Policy Studies faculty foster students' professional and personal growth by guiding and inspiring them to formulate and complete relevant programs of study and to conduct high quality research. Curricula/Programs The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies faculty develop and implement futuristic curricula and programs to ensure that students learn to think critically and perform their professional roles in an exemplary fashion.
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ELPS would like to acknowledge the members of the department’s faculty, staff and students who helped compile the information featured in this list of achievements. For more information about ELPS programs and activities please visit the department’s website at http://www.elps.hs.iastate.edu
Iowa State University College of Human Sciences Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies N243 Lagomarcino Hall Ames, IA 50011‐3195 Phone: (515) 294‐1241 Fax: (515) 294‐4942