Research News & Accolades
School of Education faculty and students are engaged in impactful research that improves human flourishing though education and related fields. Find information about more research and initiatives HERE.
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Dr. Annmarie Crum, a December 2022 graduate of the EdD Learning and Organizational Change online program at Baylor University, was awarded Baylor’s Outstanding Dissertation Award for her work exploring inequities in STEM education.
Dr. Alicia Briancon, an August graduate from the Baylor School of Education’s online EdD in Learning and Organizational Change and instructor at College of Southern Nevada (CSN), a community college in Clark County, Nevada, received the Outstanding Research Paper Award for the Southeastern Universities Graduate Research Symposium (SUGRS).
Dr. Erik Carter joined the Baylor School of Education faculty in January as the Luther Sweet Endowed Chair in Disabilities, made possible as part of a $1.75 million gift to Baylor from an anonymous alumni couple. Carter brings to Baylor an established and impactful record of research publication with significant scholarly citations and grant funding totaling $28 million.
Dr. Karon LeCompte, associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the Baylor School of Education, received the 2023 Baylor Centennial Professors Award, along with another award from the Baylor Libraries — the Baylor Fundamentals of Data Research Fellowship, also for research in summer of 2023.
Dr. Kelly Johnston’s current research project was recognized recently by the Baylor Department of Curriculum and Instruction with the inaugural Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award granted on behalf of the Education Deans of Independent Colleges and University of Texas (EDICUT).
Dr. Jennifer Gonzales, a 2022 graduate of the Baylor online EdD in Learning & Organizational Change, received the Dissertation Award from the national School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA).
Dr. Rishi Sriram, associate professor in Baylor School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and director of the MSEd in Higher Education and Student Affairs, was selected as a Senior Scholar of ACPA (American College Personnel Association).
Jessica Akers, Ph.D., assistant professor of educational psychology, received a $893,409 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop an innovative treatment model for children with autism and their siblings — Sibling SUCCESS: Supporting Unique Collaborative Care to Encourage Shared Success.
Dr. Sandi Cooper, professor in the Baylor School of Education’s Department of Curriculum & Instruction, was selected as the 2022 recipient of the E. Glenadine Gibb Achievement Award.
School of Education Faculty Receive 2022 Baylor Outstanding Faculty Awards
Dr. Tonya Davis, Dept. of Educational Psychology - Research Award for Tenured Faculty
Dr. John Eckert, Dept. of Educational Leadership - Teaching Award for Tenured Faculty
Dr. Jessica Akers, Dept. of Educational Psychology - Teaching Award for Tenure-Track Faculty
Dr. Rishi Sriram, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, was recognized among researchers of highest impact for the Journal of College Student Development over the past 15 years. An analysis of 451 published articles found that only six articles represented 68% of research impact and attention. An article by Sriram ranked #3.
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Learning and Organizational Change online program was named a Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Program of the Year 2022 winner. Baylor's program was specifically recognized for its overall innovation, social justice pursuits, diversity of faculty and students, and for preparing scholarly practitioners to lead change initiatives that promote equity.
Dr. Mack Burke, professor of educational psychology, is lead investigator of two significant federal grant awards focused on English learners and disabilities, totaling more than $6 million. Plus two School of Education doctoral students earned accolades from the Baylor Graduate School for both outstanding research and outstanding teaching.
Dr. Brooke Blevins, Associate Professor, Conwell G. Strickland Endowed Chair, Associate Professor, Chair of the Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Karon LeCompte, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Baylor Media, May 10, 2022
Dr. Mar Magnusen, Associate Professor of Sport Management, Dept. of Educational Leadership
Instant Impact News / April 21, 2022
Dr. Perry Glanzer, Professor, Dept. of Educational Leadership
Baylor Media / Feb. 7, 2022
Dr. Sandi Cooper, Professor, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Baylor Media / Sept. 28, 2021
Maryann Hebda, PhD student, Dept. of Educational Psychology
Instant Impact News / June 1, 2021
Dr. Stephanie Gerow, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational Psychology
Baylor Media / March 4, 2021
Dr. Suzanne Nesmith, Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Baylor Impact / Spring 2021
Dr. Kelly Johnston, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Instant Impact / Oct. 5, 2020