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Research Highlights


Erika Offerdahl and Lisa Montplaisir, Associate Professors in STEM Education and Biological Sciences, had an article selected for the Top Eight Articles that Celebrate the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for 2014.  The list was published in the January 7th Issue of Faculty Focus.  The article was titled, "Student-generated reading questions: Diagnosing student thinking with diverse formative assessments", and was printed in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 42 (1), 29-38.

Jane Strommen, Assistant Professor of Practice and Extension Gerontology Specialist, HDFS, received the following grant:  Circles of Aging Project.  North Dakota Department of Human Services. $90,000.

Joe Deutsch, Associate Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, and Brad Strand, Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, presented “Engaging the Online Learner: Strategies for Quality Learning” at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education held in Clearwater, FL.  Brad also served as a panelist for a discussion titled “Best Practices for Master's and Doctoral Kinesiology Programs”. 

Heather Fuller-Iglesias, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science, had a manuscript titled “Social Ties and Psychological Well-being in Late-life:  The Mediating Role of Relationship Satisfaction” accepted for publication in the journal Aging and Mental Health.

The Red River Valley Writing Project, under direction of Kelly Sassi, Associate Professor, English and Teacher Education received an Assignments Matter grant from the National Writing Project to provide training for RRVWP Teacher Consultant Karen Taylor to lead the Assignments Matter Task Jam for local teachers on Saturday, January 24 at the Probstfield Center in Moorhead. Assignments Matter invites teachers to collaborate using tools from the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) as well as protocols and processes common in the NWP teacher community to create writing assignments for use in their own classrooms and to share with one another. The NWP grant was made possible by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Julie Garden-Robinson, professor and Extension food and nutrition specialist, Yeong Rhee, Professor in Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences and Mary Larson, Assistant Professor in Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences/Public Health, have been invited to serve as member of the national Response Team for the Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Action Team.  This response team is a part of the of the Extension and Experiment Station Committees on Organization and Policy (ECOP and ESCOP) work to identify for an implementation process on specific action areas related to human health and wellness for the national “Healthy Food Systems, Healthy People” initiative. Members of the response teams were selected based on current research/programmatic expertise in the area and expressed interest in the topic at a national systems level. They will be participating in the National Health Outreach Conference in May.

Featured Research Project


Establishing the Validity of the Spirituality in Clinical Training Scale by Thomas Stone Carlson, Ph.D., Christi McGeorge, Ph.D, Human Development and Family Science, NDSU and Russell Toomey, Ph.D., Kent State University

Past Featured Research Projects

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Past Research Projects

Current Research (2013-2014) in the College of Human Development and Education

Research for 2012-2013 in the College of Human Development and Education

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Last Updated: Monday, February 02, 2015 10:04:32 AM