Presentations & Publications

Spring 2018

  • Lamb, A. & Weiner, J. (2018). Institutional factors in iPad rollout, adoption, and implementation: Isomorphism and the case of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s iPad initiative. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology (IJEMST), 6(2), 136-154. DOI:10.18404/ijemst.408936
  • Robin Grenier, and her colleagues, Clarissa Ceglio (Digital Humanities, UConn), Jennifer Scott (Jane Addams-Hull House Museum), Nicole Ivy (American Alliance of Museums), and Elena Gonzales recently received an award to produce an open-access toolkit for museums wishing to foster civically-engaged, humanities-based public discussions. The project is titled, Museums and Civic Discourse: History, Current Practice, and Future Prospects. The award is from the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, which seeks to champion the vital role of the humanities in enriching public life.
  • Dougherty, S.M. (2018). The Effect of Career and Technical Education on Human Capital Accumulation: Causal Evidence from Massachusetts, Education Finance & Policy, 13(2), http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/EDFP_a_00224
  • Dougherty, S.M. (2018). How Data Quality and Modeling Assumptions Matter to Assess Dimensions of Inequality. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk. https://doi.org/10.1080/10824669.2018.1438203
  • Mavrogordato, M. Donaldson, M.L., Dougherty, S.M., Youngs, P.A., Understanding How Principal Evaluation Policies Inform Principal Perceptions & Focus on Learning Centered Leadership, Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, March 2018.
  • Kraft, M.A., Brunner, E.J., Dougherty, S.M., Schwegman, D., Teacher Accountability Reforms and the Supply of New Teachers, Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, March 2018.
  • Dougherty, S.M., Brunner, E.J., Ross, S.L., The Causal Impact of Attending a Career & Technical High School on Student Achievement, High-school Graduation, and College Enrollment, Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, March 2018.
  • Zarecki, D., Dougherty, S.M., Regression Discontinuity Evaluation of a Reading Intervention, Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, March 2018.
  • Kraft, M.A., Brunner, E.J., Dougherty, S.M., Schwegman, D., Teacher Accountability Reforms and the Supply of New Teachers, Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, D.C., March 2018.
  • Dougherty, S.M., Brunner, E.J., Ross, S.L., The Causal Impact of Attending a Career & Technical High School on Student Achievement, High-school Graduation, and College Enrollment, Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, D.C., March 2018.
  • McGarry, J.E., Mala, J., & Corral, M.D. Program Development within Authentic Partnerships has been accepted for publication in Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (JELPS).  This manuscript is the result of data collected during Husky Sport’s Husky Strength program with middle school boys.

Fall 2017

  • Jennifer Michno has submitted an implementation grant to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to develop a parent-school-community engagement curriculum for UCAPP
  • Castillo-Montoya, M. (2017). Deepening understanding of prior knowledge: What diverse first-generation college students in the U.S. can teach us. Teaching in Higher Education, 22(5), 587-603. (published online Dec. 2016)
  • Castillo-Montoya, M., Abreu, J., & Abad, A. (2017, November). Black Lives Matter’s Contributions to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. Research paper to be presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Houston, TX
  • Madsen, R. M., Burton, L. J  & Clark, B. S. (2017). Gender role expectations and the prevalence of women as assistant coaches. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education. 11:2, 125-142, doi: 10.1080/19357397.2017.1315994
  • Burton, L.J., Welty Peachey, J., & Wells, J.E. (2017). The role of servant leadership in developing an ethical climate in sport organizations. Journal of Sport Management, 31, 229-240 http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2016-0047
  • Burton, L.J., & Leberman, S. (Eds.) (2017). Women in Sport Leadership: Research and Practice for Change. Oxon, UK: Routledge
  • Welty Peachey, J., Wells, J., & Burton, L.J. Comparing Servant and Transformational Leadership and their Relationship to Organizational Effectiveness in the Sport for Development and Peace Context. North American Society for Sport Management, Denver, CO, June, 2017
  • Burton, L.J., LaVoi, N.M., Wells, J., Leberman, S., & Grappendorf, H. The Paradoxical Decline of Women in Coaching: Time for Radical Structural Change. North American Society for Sport Management, Denver, CO, June, 2017
  • Dixon, M.A. & McGarry, J.E. (In press) Sport for Development in an Educational Setting: An Analysis of Husky Sport. University of Illinois Sport for Development Symposium Proceedings. 
  • Whitley, M., Martinek, T., Mercier, K., Quinlan, M., & McGarry, J. (In press) Educating Future Leaders of the Sport-Based Youth Development Field. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
  • Dixon, M., McGarry , J. & Evanovich, J. Community and Youth Sport. (In press) In Contemporary Sport Management, 6th edition.  Pedersen, P & Thibault, L., editors.
  • Pastore, D. Baker, R., Strode, J. Lawrence-Benedict, H., Ridinger, L., Baker, P, McGarry, J.  Faculty Entrepreneurship and Sport Management. North American Society for Sport Management. Denver, CO. June 2017.
  • Hartzell, A. Dixon, M., Walsh, D., McGarry, J., & Green. C. Charting the Course: Enhancing Qualitative Research with Life Maps. North American Society for Sport Management. Denver, CO June, 2017
  • Brigandi, C. B., Weiner, J. M., Siegle, D., Gubbins, E. J., & Little, C. A. (In Press). Environmental Perceptions of Gifted Secondary School Students Engaged in an Evidence-Based Enrichment Practice. Gifted Child Quarterly.
  • Jennie Weiner was asked to help with Harvard’s strategic data project leadership development goals. She will be teaching a case for new fellows and their managers in late October.
  • Josh Hyman presented his research paper: “School Finance Reforms, Teachers’ Unions, and the Allocation of School Resources” at Teachers College, Columbia University on September 28th.
  • Taylor, K. B., Jones, S. R., Massey, R., Mickey, J., Reynolds, D. J., & Jackson, T. (2017). Examining developmental readiness in an international service-learning context. Journal of College Student Development, 58(5), 685-703.
  • Blockett, R. A. (2017). ‘I think it’s very much placed on us’: Black queer men laboring to forge community at a predominantly White and (hetero)cisnormative research institution. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 30(8), 800-816.
  • Blockett, R. A. (2017). Schooling Chiron: Intersectionality, racialized homophobia, and Black queer worldmaking across educational contexts. Paper to be presented at the 2nd National Symposium on LGBTQ Research in Higher Education at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL.
  • Justin Evanovich, Patricia Bellamy, Danielle DeRosa, and Cassandra Therriault are presenting at Campus Compact for Southern New England & Quinnipiac University.  Husky Sport’s Campus-Community Partnership: Interactive Sharing and Examination of Best-Practices Around Community Engagement and University Student Development

Spring 2017

  • Grenier, R. S., & Hafsteinsson, S. B. (2016). A case of public pedagogy in Icelandic museums. Studies in the Education of Adults, 4(2), 142-154.
  • Jennie Weiner, Sarah Woulfin & Morgaen Donaldson (with the help of Alex Lamb, Shannon Holder, Daron Cyr and Sasha Davis) completed their report for the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) on the Alliance District Plans. The report has been presented to the Governor and CSDE and Jennie will attend a presentation session with the Urban Supts. Alliance on the report this Friday.
  • Bellamy, P., Therriault, C., & Evanovich, J.M. Strategic Integration of Physical Activity and Vocabulary Enhancement. Literacy Essential Conference. New Britain, CT. April 2017. 

  • Lindsay DiStefano (KINS), Jennifer McGarry, Justin Evanovich, and Hayley Root have begun intervention phase of InCHIP/Neag seed grant, through collaboration with staff and teachers at Mansfield Middle School (Mansfield) and Rawson School (Hartford).  The assets already in place, as well as the ideas and feedback shared thus far by teachers and staff has been powerful. Many successful efforts and additional opportunities to increase classroom-based physical activity as part of the everyday school day.  
  • Dixon, M., McGarry , J. & Evanovich, J. Community and Youth Sport. In Contemporary Sport Management, 6th edition.  Pedersen, P & Thibault, L., editors.
  • Fuller, R.D., McGarry, J.E., Coble, C.J, Evanovich, J.M., & Zastoupil, G. Lessons Learned: Action Research in a Campus-Community Partnership. In Research Methods Case Studies. Sage Publications.
  • Kerwin, S., Li, M., & Burton, L.J. Managing and Leading in Sport Organizations. In Pedersen, P & Thibault, L. (Eds). Contemporary Sport Management (6th Edition).
  • Donaldson, M.L. & Weiner, J. (Conditional accept, submitted to Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership February 1, 2017). The science of improvement: Responding to external and internal threats in a complex school environment.
  • Fernández, E., LeChasseur, K., & Donaldson, M.L. (Revise and Resubmit to Journal of Education Policy. February 1, 2017).  Responses to Including Parents in Teacher Evaluation Policy: A Critical Policy Analysis.
  • Woulfin, S. & Weiner, J.  (Conditional Accept to Education and Urban Society, March 1, 2017). Triggering change: An investigation of the logics of turnaround leadership.
  • Weiner, J & Woulfin, S. (Forthcoming) Controlled Autonomy: Novice Principals’ Schema for District Control and School Autonomy. Journal of Education Administration
  • Welty Peachey, J. & Burton, L.J. (2017). Servant leadership in sport for development and peace: A way forward. Quest. 69,1, 125-139.
  • Dixon, M.A., & McGarry, J.E. Sport for Development in an Educational Setting: An Analysis of Husky Sport
  • Corral, M.D., Mala, J., & McGarry, J.E. The impact of a sport based intervention on student perceptions of school climate
  • Weiner, J. & Burton, L. J. Shedding Light, Activating Voice, and Building Community: Experiences of African American Women in Educational Leadership.
  • Arinze, N., Mallery, M., Nwadike, A., & Cho, J. The other side of the coin: An examination of the impact of racial identity on sport management scholarship.
  • Dixon, M.A. & McGarry, J.E. Charting the Course: Enhancing Qualitative Research with Life Maps.
  • Mala, J. & Corral, M. Outcomes of a Sport-Based Intervention on Adolescent Authentic Leadership Development.
  • Mala, J. Can Sport and Physical Activity Participation Be Utilized as an Intervention to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Poverty on Brain Function?  
  • Welty Peachey, J., Wells, J., & Burton, L.J. Comparing Servant and Transformational Leadership and their Relationship to Organizational Effectiveness in the Sport for Development and Peace Context.  
  • Burton, L.J., LaVoi, N.M., Wells, J., Leberman, S., & Grappendorf, H. The Paradoxical Decline of Women in Coaching: Time for Radical Structural Change.
  • Eric Bernstein co-authored a chapter entitled “Supporting Students with Non-disclosed Disabilities: A Collective and Humanizing Approach” with Christina Yuknis (Gallaudet University) in the recently released Routledge book  Disability as Diversity in Higher Education (https://www.routledge.com/Disability-as-Diversity-in-Higher-Education-Policies-and-Practices-to/Kim-Aquino/p/book/9781138186187).
  • Work on Alliance district plans by Jennie W., Sarah W., Morgaen D. and our doctoral students (Sasha, Shannon, Daron, and Alex) was featured on WNPR - see link here http://wnpr.org/post/uconn-study-suggests-school-districts-need-better-guidance-crafting-reform-plans
  • Shaun Dougherty and Jennie Weiner's paper “The Rhode to Turnaround?: The Impact of Waivers to No Child Left Behind on School Performance ” was accepted at Educational Policy.
  • Paper accepted, Dougherty, S., Goodman, J., Hill, D., Litke, E., & Page, L. C. Objective Course Placement and College Readiness: Evidence from Targeted Middle School Math Acceleration. Economics of Education Review
  • Gabriel, R.G. & Woulfin, S.L. (2017). Making Teacher Evaluation Work: A Guide for Literacy Teachers & Leaders. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Woulfin, S. L., Jones-Lawal, B., & Gabriel, R. (2017). The terrain of intermediary organizations’ professional development offerings. Professional Development in Education,
  • Woulfin, S.L. (2017). Rooted in Relationships: An analysis of dimensions of social capital enabling instructional coaching. Manuscript presented at 2017 AEFP Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Kim’s article, “Sustaining community partnership across transition in district leadership,” is available online first at the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.
  • Donaldson, M.L. & Weiner, J. (forthcoming). The science of improvement: Responding to external and internal threats in a complex school environment. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.
  • Donaldson, M. Mavrogordato, M. Youngs, P., Dougherty, S., Lane J. & White, R. (2017, March). “What Types of Leadership Do Principal Evaluation Policies Promote?: Evidence from 25 Districts in Connecticut, Michigan, and North Carolina.” Presented at the annual conference for the Association of Education Finance and Policy, Washington, DC.
  • Ortega Hesles, M.E., Dougherty, S.M., Academic Program Choice in Secondary Education: Regression discontinuity evidence from Mexico City, Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2017.
  • Kramer II, D.A., Dougherty, S.M., Do Colleges Use High School Accountability Information to Inform Undergraduate Admissions, Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2017.
  • Kraft, M.A., Dougherty, S.M., Brunner, E., & Schwegman, D. Teacher Accountability Reforms and the Supply of New Teachers, Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2017.
  • Dougherty, S.M., & Gottfried, M.A. (2017). Which Kindergartners Show Up?. Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2017.
  • Dougherty, S.M., Gottfried, M.A., & Sublett, C. (2017). The Effect of Incentivizing Career and Technical Education Course Taking on Educational & Employment. Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Spring Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2017.
  • Sandy Bell will present a session titled, Three Strategies for Supporting Learning for Beginning Women Farmers and Ranchers, at the 2017 USDA Extension Risk Management Conference on April 27 in Cincinnati, OH
  • Robin Grenier is a collaborator on a recently awarded Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Grant, A cross-national study on feminist and gender adult education work in art galleries and museums.
  • Eric Bernstein presented a session titled “Creating Structures for Learning and Understanding: Schemata and Mental Models” at the 2017 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session in Long Beach, California at the end of March.
  • Eric Bernstein presented one of the closing sessions at the 2017 ASCD Empower! Annual Conference with Fred Ende (Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES) titled “Knock, Knock: Exploring Laughter to Empower Leadership and Learning” in Anaheim, California, also at the end of March.
  • Lexy Parrill ‘17 presented initial results of an inquiry project she has been working on with colleague Mara Dahlgren (Indiana University-Bloomington). The project aims to create a timeline of college union facilities and organizations founding dates, renovations, services, and naming practices. During the presentation Lexy and Mara identified trends and identified how this information could be relevant to future practice.
  • Castillo-Montoya, M. (2016). Deepening understanding of prior knowledge: What diverse first-generation college students in the U.S. can teach us. Teaching in Higher Education. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13562517.2016.1273208?journalCode=cthe20
  • Castillo-Montoya, M., Abreu, J., & Kortz, K. (2017, April). Community college English instructors’ perceptions on learning and enacting culturally-sustaining teaching methods. Research paper to be presented at roundtable session at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
  • Castillo, M., & Abreu. J. (2017, May). What a Discourse Analysis of the Black Lives Matter Movement Can Tell Us About Teaching at Predominantly White Institutions. In symposium Making Black Lives Matter: Transforming Pedagogy and Curriculum at Traditionally White Institutions. Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
  • Bellamy, P., Therriault, C., & Evanovich, J. Integrating physical activity and vocabulary enrichment: Diversify your lessons without taking away from instructional time! Literacy Essential Conference. New Britain, CT. April 2017. 

  • Danielle DeRosa, Milagros Castillo-Montoya, and Jennifer McGarry presented on Intergroup Dialogue with 20+ participants in CETL’s on-going series for teaching and learning.