Karen Seashore, Regents Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), has received a 2018 Excellence in Research to Practice Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group on Research Utilization.
Joan DeJaeghere, professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), gave an invited presentation on “Reframing Life Skills for Girls” at a workshop sponsored by the Innovations for Youth at UC Berkeley and Echidna Giving on May 3-4th. Her presentation was based on research conducted on life skills programs in East Africa and India.
Gary Peter, lecturer in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), has been invited to be an Artist in Residence in June at Write On, Door County, a retreat for writers providing time and space for focused work on creative projects. He will also lead a workshop, “Writing from Life,” while in residence.
Sehoon Kim, assistant professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) will receive the Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management (AOM) for his paper entitled Assimilation and Resistance: The Token Status of Women Leaders in South Korea. He will received his award at a recognition ceremony during the 2018 AOM Annual Meeting held August 10-14 in Chicago, Illinois.
Gary Peter has been promoted to the rank of senior lecturer in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), effective August 2018. His short fiction collection, Oranges, won the 2016 New Rivers Press Many Voices Project competition and will be published in Fall 2018.
Jean King, professor, and John LaVelle, assistant professor, in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) with Amy Gullickson and Janet Clinton (University of Melbourne), recently hosted the inaugural conference on the education and preparation of program evaluators. This working conference brought together evaluation scholars from across the United States and the world to critically analyze the current state of evaluator education and create joint research studies to address current and future challenges and opportunities.
Frances Vavrus, professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), was invited to the Autonomous University of Madrid to give a lecture on her forthcoming book, Schooled in Uncertainty. She spoke on March 14th to students and faculty members in the University’s Faculty of Teacher Training and Education.
Roozbeh Shirazi, assistant professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), and Sara Musaifer (OLPD doctoral candidate) , Emily Morris (OLPD doctoral candidate), Maria Schwedhelm, and Richa Nagar will co-lead a pre-conference workshop on March 25 during the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society in Mexico City. The workshop is sponsored by the CIES Gender and Education Committee and challenges and deconstructs North/South colonial knowledge hierarchies and binaries through multi-sited dialogue and active, critical reflection on pedagogy and methodology.
Michael Stebleton and Rashne Jehangir, associate professors in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), were recently awarded 2018-19 GPS International Travel Grants. They aim to create a joint educational experience between the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and the Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The working title of the project is “Examining Work and Career Issues in a Global Context.” The proposed collaboration will include Business and Marketing Education (BME) majors in OLPD and business program students at San Andres. The project will also explore how practitioners can best support first-generation students in higher education contexts in Argentina. Stebleton and Jehangir plan to make the initial trip to Buenos Aires this August.
Taylor Williamson, a junior double majoring in Human Resource Development and Business and Marketing Education in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), scored a goal in the 3-1 win against Wisconsin to claim the 2018 WCHA Final Faceoff championship. A triumphant comeback after she underwent brain surgery and was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, Myasthenia Gravis (MG), in the last year.
Her story is highlighted in the following news articles:
After Autoimmune Disease, Taylor Williamson Battles Back into NCAA Tournament
Minnesota Miracle, Part II: Gophers Forward Taylor Williamson Returns to Ice Following Brain Surgery
Taylor Williamson ‘Overcame the Impossible’ to Get Back to the Gophers
For the Gophers’ Williamson, It’s Not Over Yet
Gophers Women’s Hockey Forward Taylor Williamson Battled Health Issues to Play Again
Video from Channel 5 News – KSTP.com
Sung Tae Jang has been selected to receive the 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group: Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans (REAPA) for his dissertation, Student Experiences and Educational Outcomes of Southeast Asian Female Secondary School Students in the United States: A Critical Quantitative Intersectionality Analysis.
This award recognizes a scholar whose dissertation has had a significant impact on our understanding of Asian American and/or Pacific Islanders in education and will be presented in April at the annual business meeting in New York City.
Sung Tae is a doctoral student in the educational policy and leadership track in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD).
Sehoon Kim, assistant professor (pictured), and Sangok Yoo, a 3rd year doctoral student studying human resource development, both received Cutting Edge awards from the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) for their outstanding papers at the 2018 annual conference held February 14-17 in Richmond, VA.
Workaholics, Addiction, and Motivation: A Critical Review and Implications for HRD by Sehoon Kim
Knowledge Creation Practices of Teachers in South Korea and the United States: A Multigroup Structural Equation Modeling Analysis by Sangok Yoo (University of Minnesota), Shinhee Jeong (Texas A&M University), Ji Hoon Song (Hanyang University), and Sanghoon Bae (Sungkyunkwon University)
David Chapman, professor emeritus in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), has been awarded Honorary Fellow status for the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). This award honors senior members of the society who, through a period of life-long service and contribution to the field of comparative and international education as evidenced by scholarship, teaching, research and technical service, have advanced the field qualitatively and significantly. He will be honored at the 2019 CIES Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Sara Zanussi, ’18, and middle-school members of a youth development music program she founded had the opportunity of a lifetime on February 4—to perform for an audience of thousands, and a broadcast audience of millions, at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.
Zanussi founded ComMUSICation in 2013 with a mission to empower youth through music, service, and community. Serving St. Paul’s most vulnerable youth, ComMUSICation runs a tuition-free, rigorous music-making experience for second through eighth graders using music as the vehicle for character skill development.
For the Super Bowl, Zanussi’s group partnered with another local youth choir and sang “America the Beautiful” along with Broadway star Leslie Odom Jr. After the performance, the young singers watched the big game—and the halftime show—from the field.
“Our choir is not a choir that would usually be auditioned for big opportunities like this,” says Zanussi, “so the fact that Leslie Odom Jr. and the NFL had this vision to really represent the diversity and true representation of the Twin Cities the way they did was an incredible honor.”
Zanussi just completed her master’s in comparative and international development education. In 2017 she received the University’s prestigious Judd Fellowship to conduct qualitative research at two music programs in Colombia that use ensemble-based music to improve the lives of vulnerable children.
Sanghamitra Chaudhuri, lecturer in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), recently returned from an international research conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) which was held in Ahmedabad, India. Sanghamitra was one of the conference coordinators and presented three papers co-written with OLPD colleagues, Alexandre Ardichvilli, professor, and Sehoon Kim, assistant professor. OLPD was well represented with faculty members, Kenneth Bartlett and Louis Quast, presenting their papers along with many doctoral students. Sanghamitra was invited to write a report on AHRD digest about the conference.
Two faculty members from the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) have received awards from the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). The awards will be presented during the annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas taking place February 14-17, 2018 in Richmond, VA.
Alexandre Ardichvili, professor, received the R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award presented for an outstanding HRD book that advances the theory and/or practice of the profession. Several chapters in the book were co-authored by OLPD doctoral students, Loi Nguyen and Victoria Jonathan, Ph.D. candidates specializing in human resource development, and Emmanuel Osafo, a recent graduate who was doctoral student at the time of publication.
Ardichvili, A., & Dirani, K. (Eds.). (2017). Leadership development in emerging market economies. NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Joshua Collins, assistant professor, received the Early Career Scholar Award, as an outstanding HRD scholar in the early stages of his career who has made identifiable and significant contributions in scholarly research to the field of HRD, and the 2017 Award for Outstanding Issue of Advances in Developing Human Resources.
Joan DeJaeghere, professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), was invited to present her new book, Educating Entrepreneurial Citizens, at the University of Dar es Salaam’s Institute of Development Studies in Tanzania, and she presented at a book panel at the African Studies Association in Chicago in November. The book is a critical examination of how entrepreneurship and livelihood programs are implemented for youth, and considers how neoliberal influences on education are being reshaped in local contexts.
Joan DeJaeghere, professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) and co-principal investigator of the Research on Improving Education Systems in Vietnam (RISE), gave a one week seminar in October, 2017 on conducting qualitative research in schools and classrooms to researchers from the Vietnam Institute of Education Sciences (VNIES), a partner in the RISE project. In December, she gave another one week seminar to researchers from VNIES on analyzing qualitative data – interviews and classroom observations. While the main purpose of the seminars was to support the research of RISE, it also offers a group of Vietnamese researchers continuing professional development in the area of qualitative research.
Fran Vavrus, professor, and Peter Demerath, associate professor, in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), were both plenary speakers at the Comparative and International Education Fall Symposium held on October 26-27 at George Mason University. Their panels addressed the theme of the symposium, Interrogating and Innovating CIE Research, by focusing on the legacies of colonialism in educational research and on methodologies that offer alternative approaches to knowledge production. OLPD alumna Laura Willemsen and Ph.D. student Richard Bamattre also presented a paper at the conference on their innovative approaches to teaching comparative education at UM.
Karen Seashore, Regents professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), was in Norway last month, where she worked with school district leaders and school development agencies, gave a keynote presentation at the Nordic Educational Conference, and presented to 130 participants in a school leader preparation program.