Message from the VP October 2013
Message from the VP October 2013
October 2013

Hello Division H'ers, welcome to fall. Here is the Division H blast for October.

1. Heads Up.
1a. Publications Awards. The publication awards submission announcement will be sent out in November or December with entries due in January or February. 

The Publications Committee (Dale Whittington, Chair) has been gathering information to inform updating category titles and descriptions. (Dale sent a SurveyMonkey to the membership last spring; the Division H leadership has been discussing modifications for the past several months). 

The membership will be apprised of the recommended changes prior to the call.

1b. Junior Graduate Student Rep. The call for Graduate Student Junior Rep will come out in December with applications due in February. The Junior Rep position is a two-year, 3-Annual Meeting committment; first year as Junior Rep, succeeding to Senior Rep the second year. The selected individual will be awarded $700 to help support conference attendance each of the three conferences.

Duties include organizing sessions at the Annual Meeting, representing Division H on AERA's Graduate Student Council, and outreach to and communication with other graduate students.

2. Mentees. Thank you to Toni Stroter, chair of the Early Career Mentoring Program, who has again this year matched four mentees to mentors. The Early Career Mentoring Program supports final year graduate students or recent graduates in their first professional position to visit a senior Div H member on-the-job. Each mentee is awarded up to $1000 to help support the visit.

All awards are given for 2013, but four more will be available for 2014. For more information go to the Div H website or Contact Toni Stroter (

Mentor: Tremayne O. Waller, Ph.D., Cornell University,Ithaca, NY

Mentee:Pius Ochwo, Doctoral Candidate: Measurement and Evaluation, Kent State University, Akron, Ohio


Mentor: Lisa N. T. Schmitt, Ph.D.,Department of Research& Evaluation, Austin Independent School District, Austin, TX
Mentee: April Burke ,Doctoral Candidate: Literacy & Language Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 

Mentor: Dawn G. Williams, Ph.D., Howard University

Mentee: Cordelia L. Lamb, Ph.D. in Educational Administration, Curriculum Coordinator, James Singleton Charter School, New Orleans, LA


Mentor: Paul Favaro, Ph.D., Peel District School Board, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Mentee: Suzanne Elgendy,Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology, Manager of Educational Research at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY


3. 2014 Division H Social. Thanks to the work of Peter Hendrickson and Bobbi Newman, the Division H Social will be at the Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel, 231 S. 8th St., Philly.

Built in 1787, The Morris House takes its name from the generations of the Morris Family who occupied it for more than one hundred and twenty years. Today the Morris House remains one of the finest lasting examples of Colonial residential architecture in Philadelphia.
The social is Sunday, April 6, 2014, 7-10 pm. Expect treats like spinich puff pastry and bacon wrapped, almond stuffed dates.

4. Program Development Schedule. The Program Committee has completed it's face-to-face program development meeting--submissions have been screened and most sessions have been organized. Acceptances and rejections will be sent out in November. Final numbers on admission rates should also be available in the November blast.

Three VP-invited sessions are in the final stages of being finalized--(a) The Affirmative Action Committee is developing a session titled "What Educational Research Tells Us about Educating African-American Boys and Young Men." (b) DRE and Division H are developing a joint session. (c) The Graduate Student Committee is forming a graduate student poster session from separate submissions.

5. Job--University of North Carolina, Greensboro, College of Education is advertising for a Profession of Educational Research Methodology. More information is attached. Or, contact Randall Penfield <>

6.Requests for Submissions.
6a. Book on Learning Technologies. Marian Maxfield is requesting chapter proposals for the book: Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technologies: Cases, Trends, and Inquiry-Based Methods.

The original deadline for submissions was Sept 30, but Marian told me that placing the announcement in the October blast would be OK. so I assume submissions are still open. Potential contributors are invited to submit a 2-3 pages chapter proposal outlining the proposed topic and/or issue to be discussed. For more information contact:
Prof. Sagini Keengwe,
Marian Maxfield,

6b. Conference on Instructional Sensitivity. Jim Popham, Neal Kingston, and Stephen Court are planning committee co-chairs for a conference on instructional sensitivity. The attached announcement makes four separate and independent requests to help us: (1) publicize the event; (2) attract and register attendees; (3) recruit presenters, panelists, and other participants; and (4) secure financial support from corporate sponsors, philanthropic foundations, and government agencies. For additional information contact Stephen Court,

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