Peabody College

  • Recent books by faculty

    Recent books by faculty

    Leonard Bickman (editor). (2008). The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods. Sage.  Leonard Bickman & D. J. Rog. (2009). The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods. Sage.  John M. Braxton. (2008). The Role of the Classroom in College Student Persistence. Jossey-Bass. G. Cartledge, R. Gardner & Donna Y. Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Recent books by alumni

    Recent books by alumni

    Shellie Braeuner, M.Ed.’90, (2009). The Great Dog Wash. Simon and Schuster. R.A. McWilliam and Amy Casey, B.S.’02, M.Ed.’05, Ph.D.’08. (2008). Engagement of Every Child in the Preschool Classroom. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Mary Kaye Milmoe Chryssicas, B.S.’87. (2008). Yoga for Teens. DK Publishing. Jan Irons Harris, Ed.D.’95. (2008). The Principal’s Office, A Primer for Balanced Leadership. Rowman and Littlefield Education. William L. Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Model for a Positive Learning Community

    Model for a Positive Learning Community

    At Eakin Elementary School, a Nashville public school a stone’s throw from Vanderbilt University, Principal Roxie Ross is putting Positive Behavior Support to work. Since Positive Behavior Support was introduced at the school a few years ago, Ross has seen the school’s atmosphere become more positive and more focused on encouraging students. Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Spring Whirl

    Spring Whirl

    Spring weather in Nashville changes in an instant. As cold fronts from the northwest brush up against warm fronts from the Gulf, the clouds billow and sometimes illustrate the violence of the clash. But on this spring day, no violent weather was in the forecast. Perhaps the… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Federal policymakers teach course at Peabody

    Federal policymakers teach course at Peabody

    Two federal policymakers—Kerri Briggs, assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education for the U.S. Department of Education, and Catherine Freeman, BS’93, senior program officer for the National Research Center of the National Academies of Science—co-taught a new special topics course in education policy at Peabody College this spring.  “We are… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • An appetite for life

    An appetite for life

    One of her cookbooks is titled From Phila with Love, and it sums up the sunny outlook of Phila Hach, BS’49—world-renowned chef, caterer, businesswoman, lecturer and author of 17 cookbooks—who is still going strong at age 83. Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • From the Dean

    From the Dean

    As a world-class college of education and human development, Vanderbilt’s Peabody College has many facets. In classroom teaching, for example, we seek to prepare tomorrow’s leaders. In other settings, we strive to help those who are already hard at work develop their professional knowledge and skills. Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Readers Write

    Readers Write

    Passion and VISAGE I have known Brooke Vaughan since the summer before her freshman year at Vanderbilt when she visited Nashville and met my daughter, another rising freshman. They decided to room together and have been fast friends ever since. Brooke is an amazing young woman with great passion for… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Lessons Learned

    Lessons Learned

    Sharon Shields, professor of human and organizational development and faculty head of Murray House, reflects on the meaning of community, the importance of text messaging and why she loves living with college students Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • On a mission, with attitude

    On a mission, with attitude

    Jackie Page’s (BA’63, MA’64, EdS’89) mission throughout her professional and personal life has been about two things: access and attitude. Born with quadriplegia during the depression in Asheville, N. C., Page had to adapt to life with few resources besides her own self determination. Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • To Build a Better Community

    To Build a Better Community

    Peabody researchers tackle real-world problems through collaboration.Affordable housing. Sexually transmitted disease. School violence and bullying. It sounds like a laundry list of some of the toughest problems communities encounter today, issues made even more challenging by an economy in turmoil. All are under assault by Peabody faculty actively engaged in research with direct applications to real-world problems. Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Expanded financial aid program offers access, opportunity

    Expanded financial aid program offers access, opportunity

    In a historic move that strengthens its dedication to accessibility and affordability, Vanderbilt announced last fall that it will eliminate need-based loans from financial aid packages offered to eligible undergraduates. Starting this fall, the amount of need-based loans normally included in undergraduate financial aid awards for new and returning students will be replaced with Vanderbilt grants and scholarships. Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Giving Profile: Charles Kurz II

    Giving Profile: Charles Kurz II

    Scholarships for students with financial need are a family affair for Charles Kurz II, and one with a long history for this fourth-generation Philadelphian. Read More

    Jun. 10, 2009

  • Shape the Future goal met, scholarships the top priority

    Shape the Future goal met, scholarships the top priority

    With one goal reached, we’ve set a new one. Peabody’s Shape the Future goal is now $75 million—with a priority focus on scholarship support. Read More

    Jun. 10, 2009

  • Roundtable

    Roundtable

    The 2008 Roundtable donor society dinner took place October 2 on the Commons Center lawn and not only honored educators, but treated the attendees to presentations of current student research being done at Peabody on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Read More

    Jun. 10, 2009

  • Video: “Historic Uncertainties and New Opportunities in Funding American Higher Education”

    Video: “Historic Uncertainties and New Opportunities in Funding American Higher Education”

    Watch “Historic Uncertainties and new Opportunities in Funding American Higher Education,” a talk by Michael K. McLendon, Associate Dean and Chief of Staff and Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Read More

    May. 22, 2009

  • Peabody Reflector Staff – Fall 2008 Issue

    Peabody Reflector Staff – Fall 2008 Issue

    About the Peabody Reflector The Peabody Reflector is published biannually by Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development in cooperation with the Vanderbilt Office of DAR Communications. The magazine is mailed free of charge to all Peabody alumni, parents of current Peabody students, and to friends of Peabody who make… Read More

    Nov. 11, 2008

  • Vanderbilt University

    Video: “Learning, Teaching, and Diversity Dilemmas: Making Complex Connections in (Teacher) Education.”

    Watch video of the Peabody Chair Lecture with Rich Milner, Lois Autrey Betts Associate Professor of Education. Read More

    Oct. 24, 2008

  • Peabody College Supporters 2007-2008

    Peabody College Supporters 2007-2008

    Over the past year, thanks to numerous alumni, parents and friends who stepped forward and made a gift to Peabody, our campaign has grown to $57.9 million. All of these gifts added to Peabody’s ambitious $60 million campaign goal as part of the university’s ongoing comprehensive campaign, Shape the Future. Read More

    Oct. 17, 2008

  • Creative Expressions XIV

    Creative Expressions XIV

    The opening of the exhibit “Creative Expressions XIV” in October will mark the 14th anniversary of the arts collaboration between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and The Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities. Its purpose is to showcase the creative talents of artists with disabilities... Read More

    Oct. 17, 2008