Neag professor James C. Kaufman is an internationally recognized expert on how each individual’s creativity can be tapped in a multitude of settings. One of his primary focuses is on breaking down the preconception that creativity belongs only in the arts.
For his doctoral research project, former kinesiology student Evan Johnson wanted to know whether people exercising without a monitor could feel or perceive when their bodies reached a prescribed level, as this method has been suggested as a surrogate for heart rate monitoring in the past. The results surprised him.
A recent report by Neag education researchers on Connecticut’s new System for Educator Evaluation and Development (SEED) has the potential to impact every public school student in the state.
Mary Beth Bruder, a professor in UConn’s Neag School of Education and in the UConn School of Medicine, was co-chair of the committee, which spent four years developing the “Connecticut Guidelines for a Clinical Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
A special section of articles put together by Neag School of Education Educational Psychology Professor James O’Neil (along with Neag alumnus Sara Renzulli and Neag doctoral student Bryce Crasper) is a call to action for more universities to offer courses on “Teaching the Psychology of Men”—an emerging, but often controversial, discipline.
Those familiar with UConn’s Storrs campus won’t necessarily see familiar places or faces in “Shadow Campus,” a mystery thriller. Yet author Kathleen Kelley Reardon, a former UConn associate professor who in 1971 earned a BA from the Neag School, believes anyone familiar with the behind-the-scenes politics of academia will recognize some attributes of the story.
Results of a clinical study on how to best gauge whether patients with Parkinson’s disease are effectively responding to treatments will be presented by two Nayden Rehabilitation Clinic graduate students and their advisors this fall. Overseen by Neag School of Education Department of Kinesiology clinical instructors Cristina Colon-Semenza and Laurie Devaney, and Dr. Michael Joseph, the study is the first neurological rehabilitation study conducted at the Nayden Clinic.
The enormous challenge of closing the gap between successful, high-performing students and the often multi-challenged, low-performing ones won’t be overcome by one, large sweeping change, but many small, effective, and strategic ones. “We’re excited and determined to discover the smallest changes that can have the greatest and most durable results,” said the Neag School of […]
Greater participation, fewer behavioral problems and stronger teacher-student relationships are benefits that may occur when teachers increase causal, personalized communications and regularly reach out to parents and students, said Shaun Dougherty, a Neag School of Education assistant professor of Educational Leadership & Policy.
Neag School of Education Professor Orv Karan, PhD, is using his more than 40 years of experience as a rehabilitation psychology and special education specialist to help medical, educational and social service providers in Turkey successfully transition youths with intellectual and developmental disabilities into the community.