Faculty News


Elana Joram and Morgan Weigel (graduate student) published "Use of portion size estimation aides for high-energy-dense snack foods increases portion size estimation accuracy in college students" in Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 2016.

Anthony Gabriele and Elana Joram published "Elementary mathematics teachers’ judgment accuracy and calibration accuracy: Do they predict students’ mathematics achievement outcomes?" in the Journal Learning and Instruction, October 2016

Anthony Gabriele was among a select group of educational leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs invited to attend an education summit on expanding research use in education, hosted by Digital Promise. Sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2016



Benjamin Forsyth was awarded tenure and promotion. Congratulations, Benjamin!

Elana Joram and Anthony Gabriele published an invited chapter, "Measurement estimation as a vehicle for making sense of measurement," in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) book More Lessons Learned from Research: Useful and Usable Research Related to Core Mathematical Practices, Volume 1, 2015

Elana Joram co-authored "The impact of an intuitive eating education program on high school students' attitudes towards eating in Health Education, 2015 (with N. Healy, O. Matvienko, S. Woolf, and K. Knesting)

Anthony Gabriele co-authored "Teachers’ efficacy for supporting at-risk students and their perceived role in dropout prevention" in the Journal of Studies in Education, 2015 (with K. Knesting and B. O'Rourcke)

Anthony Gabriele was awarded the UNI College of Education Faculty Award for Outstanding Service, 2015

Stephanie Schmitz was awarded the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award.

Stephanie Schmitz, Suzy Freedman, and Elana Jorman were awarded COE Summer Enrichment Fellowships for Summer 2016.



The School Psychology Team (Kerri Clopton, Stephanie Schmitz, and Nicole Skaar) and students had 6 presentations accepted for the National Association of School Psychologist 2014 conference.

Nicole Skaar was featured on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa. Listen again at http://iowapublicradio.org/post/path-education-career.

Nicole Skaar also won the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award and the College of Education Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching during the 2014-15 academic year.

Kerri Clopton has been appointed to the Military Child Education Coalition Public Engagement Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is co-chaired by Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and the Adjutant General of Iowa, MG Timothy Orr.

Anthony Gabriele was among a select group of national and international educational researchers invited to attend a provocation on teacher beliefs about teaching, learning, and assessment. Sponsored by the American Psychological Association – Division 15, 2013

Suzie Woolf (a School Psychology student currently in internship) and Nicki Skaar were invited to do a podcast interview for the National Association of School Psychologists. The topic is Video Self Modeling Interventions.


Michael Fanelli

-Presented a series of lectures at George Mason University on the teaching methods of Gestalt and Constructivist psychologist and musician, Paul Rolland.

-Michael has been invited to present additional lectures at the Paul Rolland Workshop at GMU in July 2014 and to teach at the new academy working with elementary and secondary students from the Washington D.C. and Maryland area.

-Contributed a biographical article on Rolland for The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Ed. and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Online both published by Oxford University Press.

Katheryn East coordinated the UNI Constitution Day for Central Middle School students Sept. 17, 2013. 180 middle school students were on campus for the day to learn about the US constitution and UNI.
Benjamin Forsyth attended the Institute for Educational Sciences Product Development & Feedback Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Aug 12, 2013. Benjamin Forsyth published "Mathematical Game Creation and Play Assists Students in Practicing Newly- Learned Challenging Concepts" in Creative Education, August 2015.
Suzy Freedman has been nominated for the position of editor of the APA Journal of Family Psychology.  
Rob Boody had a co-authored paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Studies in Education: “Teachers’ Perceptions of High School Dropout and Their Role in Dropout Prevention: An Initial Investigation” (K. Knesting-Lund, D. Reese, & R. M. Boody).

Tony Gabriele has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology.



Elana Joram and Tony Gabriele published an article entitled "How Math Teachers Can Help Curb Child Obesity" in the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journal.

Dr. Radhi Al-Mabuk recently took a research trip to Turkey.
Katheryn East presented a paper,"Reading a Set of Course Syllabi as a Text of Teaching Practice" at the Narrative Research Conference for the AERA SIG in Alaska in May, 2013
Michelle Tichy has included a school psychology graduate student in her research work. In April 2013 they presented together at the American Research Association conference in San Fransico, California and at a conference in Hawaii, summer 2013.