Peabody Reflector

  • Vanderbilt University

    New Leaf

    When Andrew Finch earned his M.Ed. at Peabody in the mid-1990s, he knew he wanted to do something that would make a difference in the lives of young people. A certified school counselor and longtime champion of recovery high schools, he now serves as coordinator of the school counseling track in the master’s degree program in human development counseling at Peabody. Read More

    Mar 30, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    All Inclusive

    The Susan Gray School at Peabody is the first nationally recognized inclusive preschool. One-third of the students at SGS have an intellectual or physical disability. The school provides a fertile training ground for a select cadre of graduate students in Peabody’s early childhood special education program, the Susan Gray fellows. Read More

    Mar 30, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Golden Reed

    Some people believe the life of a musician is that of a nomad, traveling the world and playing in all kinds of venues. However, James Berkenstock, BMus’64, is one who took root. At the end of June, he retired after 50 years playing bassoon with the Lyric Opera of Chicago—48 of those years as principal bassoonist. Read More

    Mar 30, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Research News – March 2018

    Learn more about Peabody research, including a study that focuses on Amazon children’s program Annedroids, a live-action show that introduces viewers to PAL, a human-like android, programmed by a child scientist named Anne to choose its own gender. Read More

    Mar 30, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Awards and Achievements – March 2018

    Read about the latest awards received by Peabody researcher, including Camilla P. Benbow and David Lubinski, who have been selected to receive The International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR)’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Intelligence. Read More

    Mar 30, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Around the Mall – March 2018

    During finals week, students gathered on the Lawn at Wyatt for “Puppies, Profs and Pies,” a stress-busting event hosted by the Peabody Office of Professional Graduate Education. Learn more about this and other fun and meaningful activities that have taken place on campus recently. Read More

    Mar 30, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Tennessee’s Top Teacher: Cicely Woodard

    Cicely Woodard By Andrew Faught For students whose hearts race at the thought of coefficients and cube roots, look no further than Cicely Woodard. The mathematics teacher at Metro Nashville’s West End Middle School was named the 2017–18 Tennessee Teacher of the Year in September 2017 for her “outstanding… Read More

    Mar 29, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    From the Dean – July 2017

    Chronic illnesses do not affect only the body. They can also affect the brain. Peabody researchers are doing something about it. Read More

    Aug 10, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Coping with Stress

    Bruce Compas has a groundbreaking study that shows which coping strategies work best. Read More

    Aug 9, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Around the Mall

    Next Steps students graduate The Next Steps class of 2017 includes, from left, Jason van Wulven, Jamal Underwood, Deondre “Dre” Howard, Amber Cameron and Nila Huddleston. Next Steps at Vanderbilt held its annual commencement ceremony in April at the Wyatt Center. Next Steps is Tennessee’s first postsecondary education program for young people with intellectual… Read More

    Aug 9, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Commencement 2017 News

    Distinguished Alumnus Mel Chin Visual artist Mel Chin named Distinguished Alumnus Visionary conceptual and visual artist Mel Chin was named as Peabody’s Distinguished Alumnus and addressed graduates at Commencement. Chin graduated from Peabody with a bachelor of arts in 1975. His art is inspired by political and social… Read More

    Aug 2, 2017

  • Research News

    Research News

    $2.5M grant funds research on link between math and reading A study designed to identify the role that language comprehension plays in math problem solving and reading comprehension will continue its work thanks to a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver… Read More

    Aug 2, 2017

  • Awards and Achievements

    Awards and Achievements

    Peabody College was Vanderbilt University’s highest-ranked graduate school in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate School” rankings, published in March. Peabody ranked at No. 7 (a tie). Its programs also were highly ranked: Administration/Supervision, 1; Special Education, 1; Education Policy, 3; Curriculum/Instruction, 3 (tie); Educational Psychology, 4;… Read More

    Aug 2, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Supportive Spaces

    Class of 1979's Patricia Meadows is providing support to young teachers who hope to serve in at-risk schools. Read More

    Jul 31, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Investing in Hope

    Patricia and Rodes Hart have endowed eight chairs at Peabody and two at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Read More

    Jul 31, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Hidden Epidemic

    While survival rates continue to rise for children with once-fatal health conditions like brain tumors, leukemia and congenital heart disease, that survival comes at a cost: long-term, and sometimes permanent, learning deficits. Psychology and Human Development’s Bruce Compas has released a groundbreaking new study on the magnitude of this problem—and what can be done Read More

    Jul 31, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Overcoming Obstacles

    A racquet ball-size brain tumor was no match for Makenzie Matthews. Read More

    Jul 31, 2017

  • Leadership Pipeline

    Leadership Pipeline

    A new partnership with the Governor's office is seeing its members rise in the ranks. Read More

    Jul 29, 2017

  • Summer 2017 Staff

    Summer 2017 Staff

    The Peabody Reflector is published in January and July by Peabody College in cooperation with Vanderbilt University News and Communications. Read More

    Jul 1, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    From the Dean – Winter 2017

    A new year. Perhaps even a new era. During periods of intense change it never hurts to refocus one’s energies on the basics. Read More

    Feb 13, 2017