Peabody Reflector Fall 2020
Oct. 6, 2020—A message from Dean Camilla P. Benbow for the Fall 2020 issue of the Peabody Reflector
Oct. 5, 2020—Peabody researchers regularly contribute to The Conversation, an independent, not-for-profit media outlet that uses content sourced from academics and researchers. The research-based stories are often republished by large media outlets.
Oct. 5, 2020—Peabody faculty members frequently contribute ideas to public discourse about education and human development. Here is a selection of recent faculty appearances in popular media.
Oct. 5, 2020—Listing of additional faculty honors from the Fall 2020 Peabody Reflector
Oct. 2, 2020—Books on specific strategies and practices for using digital tools to reduce inequities in educational opportunities and improve student outcomes and the core ingredients of leadership have been recently published by Vanderbilt faculty.
Sep. 2, 2020—The opening of Nicholas S. Zeppos College marks a milestone in the transformation of the West End Neighborhood, while a completed renovation on the Peabody College campus strengthens its learning community.
Aug. 4, 2020—Even at 104 years old, Helen Sterling, BA’36, MA’38, handled aging with optimism and grace. Her affection for her alma mater motivated her to include the university in her estate plans. Thanks to her $1.6 million bequest for unrestricted support at Peabody College and the College of Arts and Science, her legacy at Vanderbilt endures.
Academic acceleration has no negative long-term effects on the psychological well-being of gifted youth
Aug. 3, 2020—A new longitudinal study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology from Vanderbilt’s Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth finds that there are no negative effects on the long-term well-being of gifted youth from academic acceleration such as skipping grades, graduating early, or a combination of advanced educational placement methods.
Supervision of principals should focus on instructional leadership, according to Vanderbilt research supported by the Wallace Foundation
Jul. 28, 2020—Research on the evolving role of principal supervisors from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development was included in two of three reports released July 21 by the Wallace Foundation, a national philanthropy that seeks to improve learning for marginalized children.
Jul. 27, 2020—A leading Vanderbilt scholar, her doctoral student and a recent doctoral alumnus have been honored with awards by the American Educational Research Association.
Jul. 22, 2020—Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development Autumn Kujawa, who studies the development of mood and anxiety disorders, has conducted one of the first longitudinal studies on mental health outcomes from COVID-19 and finds there is high potential for recovery when the pandemic situation improves.
Jul. 9, 2020—Luis A. Leyva, assistant professor of mathematics education at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, has been awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for his research “Queer of Color: Counter-stories from Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Science Majors.”