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Human development and education faculty, students receive recognition

Several College of Human Development and Education faculty members and students recently gave presentations, had research published or were named to leadership positions in organizations in their field.

Jessica Hanson, graduate student in health, nutrition and exercise sciences, and Brad Strand, professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, had a paper titled “Parents: Give Athletes Guidelines, But Stay on the Sidelines”  published in FOCUS, the official publication of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Association.

Jill Nelson, associate dean and associate professor of counselor education, attended the Daring Way Training in San Antonio and is now a Certified Daring Way Facilitator- Candidate. The Daring Way is based on the research of Brene' Brown and is designed to help people cultivate courage and worthiness in their lives. Nelson is the first person in North Dakota to receive this training and plans to integrate it into many aspects of her work.

Kristen Benson, assistant professor of human development and family science, had the following manuscripts accepted for publication, both co-written by Brad van Eeden-Moorfield from Montclair State University:

  • “A Conditional Process Model Explaining the Perceived Stability of Gay Couples.” Family Relations.
  • “We’re Here, We’re Queer, and We Count: Perspectives on Queer Families”. In Arditti, J.A. (Ed.), Family Problems: Stress, Risk, & Resilience. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley/Blackwell.

Jaeha Lee, assistant professor of apparel, design and hospitality management, recently presented “What Will Make Consumers Reward or Punish a Company?” at the International Conference on Education and Social Sciences Proceedings in Istanbul, Turkey.

Mari Borr, Larry Napoleon and Anita Welch, assistant professors in the School of Education, had their article, “Technology Access and Use in North Dakota Family and Consumer Sciences Classrooms,“ accepted for publication in the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education. The article describes the type of technology family and consumer sciences teachers in North Dakota are using in their classrooms, and compares their access and use based on age, teaching experience, school size and grade level.

Kyle Hackney, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, received word that his paper, “The Metabolic Cost of an Integrated Exercise Program Performed during 14 days of Bed Rest,” was accepted for publication in Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine.

Larry Napoleon, assistant professor, and Stacy Duffield, associate professor in the School of Education, presented their research on alternative middle school models in North Dakota to the interim legislative education funding committee on Jan. 29.

Duffield represented North Dakota with Cory Steiner and Steve Snow from the N.D. Information Technology Department at a U.S. Department of Education’s Data Use Standards Workgroup meeting Feb. 4-5 in Seattle. Approximately 30 people involved with the State Longitudinal Databases from around the nation gathered to begin writing data use standards for K-12 educators. One outcome this group is working toward is establishing standards to guide preparation and professional development for educators.

NDSU Counselor Education Program faculty and students attended the North Dakota Counselor Association Midwinter Conference in Bismarck. James Korcuska, associate professor, and Bob Nielsen, professor in the School of Education, presented a professional program on “Counselor Supervision-Issues and Answers” at the conference. The following master’s degree students presented posters at the conference: Tracy Hansen, Sara Mack, Erin O’Connell, Stephanie Pelletier and Martina Velic. 

The North Dakota Counseling Association elected Korcuska president elect-elect. He is the current president of the North Dakota Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Carol Buchholz Holland, assistant professor in the School of Education, is president of the North Dakota School Counselor Association. She co-chaired the North Dakota Counseling Association preconference.

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