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Independent Focus: Independent School Leadership master’s program drives innovation, boosts careers

May. 28, 2020—The Independent School Leadership master’s program, launched six years ago, includes instruction from Peabody faculty and industry experts to advance independent school leaders and their schools.

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To Bridge the Gap: Peabody’s Department of Special Education applies best-in-class academic research to solve real-world challenges

May. 28, 2020—In recent years a cadre of energetic, productive faculty members have joined Peabody's special education department, building on the legacy of high-caliber research and teaching that began in the 1950s with Lloyd Dunn and developmental psychologists Nicholas Hobbs and Susan Gray.

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New research suggests long-term rental subsidies as a solution for homelessness in families

May. 18, 2020—One program worked much better than the rest: a long-term rental subsidy that held families’ housing costs to 30 percent of their income.

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Recent Books by Peabody Alumni

May. 15, 2020—Qualitative Data Collection Tools: Design, Development, and Applications, (2020, Sage Publishers) by Felice D. Billups, EdD’91 This new and unique supplementary text that will guide students and new researchers to design, develop, pilot and employ qualitative tools in order to collect qualitative data. Templates of interview protocols, focus group moderator guides, content analysis tools, document...

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Fact or Fake? The role of knowledge neglect in misinformation

May. 15, 2020—Psychological research demonstrates that noticing errors in what we read is often difficult, and that those errors can affect our later beliefs, even when we know they’re wrong.

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Peabody Faculty Honors

May. 14, 2020—Sarah Brown-Schmidt, associate professor in psychology and human development, gave an invited talk on “Memory for Conversation as Evidence” at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Sun-Joo Cho, associate professor of psychology, has been elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Brian D. Christens, MS’04, PhD’08, associate...

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Recent books by Peabody Faculty

May. 14, 2020—Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps and Teaching in Today’s Classrooms (Race and Education), second edition (2020, Harvard Education Press) by H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Education and professor of leadership, policy and organizations In this thoroughly revised second edition, Milner addresses the knowledge and insights...

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Peabody engages, supports and adapts during COVID-19 outbreak

Apr. 22, 2020—Peabody College has found itself working in overdrive to continue meeting the needs of students while also supporting the many constituencies that make up a complex college offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.

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IRIS Center provides vital online resources for educators during outbreak

Apr. 10, 2020—As teaching has moved online in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, more and more educators are turning to the IRIS Center at Vanderbilt Peabody College for reliable information on evidence-based practices and interventions.

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Former student-athlete and longtime Commodore to lead Vanderbilt Athletics as first female athletic director

Feb. 4, 2020—In a landmark moment, Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Tuesday that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time graduate of the university, has been named interim vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and interim athletic director, effective immediately.

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Prominent Peabody scholar on education for visually impaired dies

Jan. 17, 2020—Randall Harley, a retired professor of special education at Peabody College who was noted for his scholarship on visual impairment education, has died.

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Vanderbilt researcher shares more than 3,000 brain scans to support the study of reading and language development

Jan. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt neuroscientist James R. Booth is releasing two large scale neuroimaging datasets on reading and language development to support other researchers studying how academic skills develop in childhood.

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