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Human development and education research published and presented

Kelly Sassi, associate professor of English and English education at NDSU, presented with Alana Benoit of the Alliance for Young Writers and Artists and Samuel Reed of the Philadelphia Writing Project at the National Writing Project Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The title of the presentation was “Writing Project Site Partnership Opportunities with the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.”


Sassi also presented with Anne Gere from the University of Michigan and Leila Christenbury from Virginia Commonwealth University on a panel titled, “Creating Stories on Demand: Time and the Common Core Assessments” at the National Council for Teachers of English annual conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Nov. 21.


Heather Fuller-Iglesias, assistant professor of human development and family science has several manuscripts accepted for publication, including: “The Complex Nature of Family Support across the Life Span: Implications for Psychological Well-being,” in the journal Developmental Psychology and “Development of a Multi-dimensional Scale of Social Integration in Late-Life, ” in the journal Research on Aging. Samjhana Rajbhandari, a recent NDSU master's degree graduate, co-wrote the paper.


Brad Strand, professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, delivered presentations titled “Emotional Intelligence: An Essential Trait for All Leaders” and “Coaching Youth Sports with Emotional Intelligence" at the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention in Sandusky, Ohio.


The Otto Bremer Foundation awarded $51,321 to Christi McGeorge, associate professor of human development and family science; Tom Carlson, professor of human development and family science; and Kristen Benson, assistant professor of human development and family science for their proposal "The equal opportunity therapy project III, phase two: Providing Affirmative Services to LGBT Individuals in Rural Communities."


Ann Braaten, curator of the Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection and assistant professor of practice in apparel, design and hospitality management, presented "Changing up the social order from 1912 to 1924: Fashion from Downton Abbey” Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Fargo Public Library in downtown Fargo.


“A Qualitative Study on Home Modification of Rural Caregivers for People with Dementia" by Susan Ray-Degges, associate professor of apparel, design and hospitality management, and Mary Jane Damme, master's degree graduate in human development and family science, was accepted for the Journal of Housing for the Elderly. It was titled


Virginia Clark Johnson, dean and professor, and three colleagues had a manuscript published in Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education. The manuscript was titled, “The importance of academic deans’ interpersonal/negotiating skills as leaders.”


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