Annual Research Day
Sustaining the Flame: Research and Responsiveness to Communities and Schools in Chicagoland
Friday, February 25, 2022
Thank you to all who attended our 13th Annual Research Day. Session recordings will be posted soon.
Welcome, Land Acknowledgment & Introductory Remarks Heading link
Interim Associate Dean of Research Dan Maggin and Dean Kathryn Chval
Roundtables Heading link
Roundtable A | Facilitated by Dr. Federico Waitoller
Examining Equity in Teachers’ Perceptions of Social Emotional Learning (SEL): A Critical Review | Chastity Owens and Marisha Humphries
The Role of Social Media on Early Adolescents’ Social and Emotional Competence Abilities | Thitirat Sriplo
Multiple Case Study of Early Career Preschool Teachers’ Definition of Children Social and Emotional Competency | Jola Walasek and Sarai Coba-Rodriguez
Diversity or School Context, Why Not Both? | Bradley Crimmins, Ying Chen, and Aisha Griffith
Roundtable B | Facilitated by Jean Sack
Balancing SCandals: Tracking the University of Southern California’s Expansion & Administrative Practices | Javin D’Souza
Giving Attention to Hauntings and Engaging with Ghosts: Portraits of Closed Schools in Chicago | Kristy Ulrich Papczun
Advocacy and Resistance: Latina Mothers Reframing the Experience of Disability | Joseph Passi and Michelle Parker-Katz
Lessons & Lineups: Men’s Stories of Racial Socialization in Black Barbershops | Aremu Mbande (unable to attend)
Roundtable C | Facilitated by Jasmine Collard
Youth’s Digital Practices & Intersectional Identity Formations through Student-Teacher Relationships of Co-Constructed Third Spaces | Patricia Minegishi Delacruz
Becoming a Bilingual Teacher | Melizabeth Santos
Transformative Pedagogies in Teacher Education: Anti-Racism in a Trauma-Informed Approach | Stephanie Torres and Victoria Trinder
Paper Session 1 Heading link
Room A | Symposium
Illuminating the Shadows: Transformative Potentials of Critical Art Engagement in Education Theory and Practice | Ellen Oberto, Chastity Owens, Mark Diaz, Erin Preston, and Kristy Ulrich Papczun (chair)
Room B | Facilitated by Raúl Figueroa-Rivera
The Impact of Anti-Muslim Racism on Immigrant-Origin American Muslim Students: A Systematic Literature | Syeda S. Raza and Hafsa Siddiqui
The Exclusion Process of Preschool Children: Is it all the same? | Jasmine Brown, Rebecca Lim, Sarai Coba-Rodriguez, and Kate Zinsser
Black Adolescent Girls’ Moral Reasoning about School Discipline: A Qualitative Metasynthesis | Jean Sack
Room C | Facilitated by Kristy Ulrich Papczun
Understanding the Emotional, Financial, & Daily Hassles Families Experience as a Result of their Preschoolers Expulsion | Rabia Zahid, Jola Walasek, Sarai Coba-Rodriguez, and Kate Zinsser
Trigger warnings in psychology classrooms?: Comparing sexes from a diverse religious institution | Jasmine K. Collard and Herbert W. Helm
The Impact of the Acculturative stress on Coping of Korean Immigrant Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities | Namhee Kim and Sunyoung Kim
2022 Keynote with Dr. Gholnecsar Muhammad Heading link
(Re)membering Genius and Joy: Toward An Equity Model of Culturally and Historically Responsive Education
In this talk, Dr. Gholdy Muhammad offers a unique culturally and historically responsive approach toward the goal of cultivating genius and joy in education. This approach is essential for accelerating the growth of all students and uniquely youth of color, who have been traditionally underserved in learning standards, policies, and school practices. She will present her equity framework to help educators teach toward developing students’ histories, identities, literacies, and liberation.
- Identity Development—Helping youth to make sense of who they are and others.
- Skill Development— Helping youth to develop proficiencies across the content areas and state learning standards.
- Intellectual Development—Helping youth to gain new knowledge that is set into the context of the world.
- Criticality—Helping youth to name, understand, question, and disrupt oppression in the world.
- Joy—Helping youth to uplifting beauty, aesthetics, truth, and personal space fulfillment within humanity.
Participants will learn and understand history and policy as well as personal and instructional factors that justify the need and purpose for culturally and historically responsive education. Educators will be encouraged and motivated to be more inclusive of their teaching of these five collective pursuits while learning the importance of integrating cultural, racial, linguistic, and historical responsiveness into practice.
Poster Session Heading link
1:00pm-1:55pm | Facilitated by Dr. Torica Webb
- The Associations between Adolescents’ Social Media Activities and Their In-Person Interactions | Thitirat Sriplo and Marisha L. Humphries
- Early Adolescents’ Compassion and Social Cognitive Reasoning Regarding Intentional and Accidental Harm Scenarios | Megan Edgin
- Measuring Chemistry Teacher’s Instructional Practices In Technology-Infused Classroom: A Rasch-based Classroom Observation System | Ying Chen, Yue Yin, Stephanie M. Werner, and Mike Stieff
- Comparing the Impact of Real-Time versus Asynchronous-Only Interactions in a Virtual Educational Simulation Game (vESG) | Jeremy Riel, Kimberly A. Lawless, and James Oren
- Learning to be a Crewmate, or an Impostor, in a Gaming Community of Practice/Affinity Group | Raúl Figueroa-Rivera
- Healing Spaces: Testimonies, Witnesses and Interactions within the Classroom | Nathaniel Cha
- African American Parents’ Socialization in Their Children’s Mathematic Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Anthony Thames
- The Role of Family in Latinx Students’ Science Education and Careers | Kay Thursby, Bernadette Sanchez, Lidia Monjaras-Gaytan, and Hector Rasgado-Flores
- Understanding Agency in Arts Integrated School Contexts: Literature Review | Stephanie Spezza and Erin Preston
Paper Session 2 Heading link
2:00 p.m.-2:55 p.m.
Room A: Symposium
Sustaining the Mind and the Body: Embodied Performances and Engagement in Science Learning | Rebecca Kotler, Meghan Rock, Amanda Diaz, Maria Varelas, Nathan Phillips, Rachelle Tsachor, Rebecca Woodard, & the STAGE Team (Phillip Bowen, Bridget Dougherty, Jaegen Ellison, Monet Felton, Marcie Gutierrez, Sonya Madrigal, Miguel Melchor, Barbara Nagy, Hannah Natividad, Maria Rosario, Zack Sabitt, Gustavo Soto, Stephanie Spezza, & Derek Threewitt)
Room B: Facilitated by Jola Dohrmann
High stakes testing and the new pedagogy of poverty: NWEA MAP and the disappearance of Chicago’s “extra year of growth” from 2014 through 2019 | Paul Zavitkovsky
Evaluation of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory of second-year pharmacy students | Abigail T. Elmes, Frank Paloucek, and Jennie B. Jarrett
Examining the Impact of High-Fidelity Simulation Based Secondary Chemistry Curriculum | Ying Chen, Yue Yin, and Mike Stieff
Outcomes and Beyond: Responding to Multiple Definitions of Success When Specifying Evaluative Criteria | Rebecca M. Teasdale, Mikayla Strasser, Ceily Moor, and Kara E. Graham
Room C: Facilitated by Patricia Delacruz
Exploring the Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on Undergraduate Students: A Mixed Methods Study | Alexios Rosario-Moore, Kara E. Graham, Svetlana Mitric, and Gabriela Avila
Socio-emotional programs and its impacts on teachers and students: evidence from a RCT in Colombia | Nataly Obando Rozo, Catherine Rodriguez, Lesbia Maris, and Maria Cantele
Educational Technology Policy: Lessons From Thailand | Michael K. Thomas and Thitriat Sriplo
Bridge to Faculty Fellows Presentations Heading link
Facilitated by Dr. Zitlali Morales
Design-Based Liberation: Disobedient Dreaming to Dispossess Hegemonic Grammars
“Design-Based Liberation: Disobedient Dreaming to Dispossess Hegemonic Grammars” with Dr. Phillip Boda
Design research relies heavily on disciplinary commitments, often to the detriment of broader liberatory dreaming that center the lived realities of teachers and students in schools and society. This possessive praxis takes hold and subsequently sustains the grammars that manifest in schools, thus shaping and shading whose Lives-Hopes-Dreams Matter. To Dream toward Liberation, then, demands disobedience in nuanced ways among research endeavors that enact and study what design research is, and can mean, for schools and schooling. In this talk, I walk through my articulation of Liberation from Global South philosophies, then I provided a generative grammar of taking up such a pursuit toward design-based liberation where tensions of possessive hegemony mediate such work. Throughout the talk, I reflexively engage as a bricoleur, highlighting valuable moments for disobedient dreaming to afford strategic dispossession of hegemonic grammars. The implications of this (de)centering praxis holds space for school-based research beyond possession.
“A Community-Engaged Approach to Addressing Structural Racism among Latinx Immigrant Families” with Dr. Stephanie Torres
Structural factors, including structural racism, serve as root causes underlying disproportionate stress for many minoritized and immigrant communities. For Latinx immigrant families, structural racism can include immigration fears, discrimination, and linguistic isolation, and
the insidious impact of these stressors reverberates across the family unit. A community-engaged approach can contribute to our understanding of what interventions are most helpful in addressing structural stressors and provide critical perspectives regarding how to optimize equitable and sustainable community implementation. The current presentation aims to highlight ongoing work with a community-based organization in Chicago that seeks to develop and finalize an intervention curriculum addressing stress due to structural racism among Latinx immigrant parents and youth. This project lays the groundwork for influencing policy and social change through empowering Latinx immigrant families in the midst of structural racism.
“Urban place, race, and gender in young Black women’s sociopolitical development” with Dr. Gordon Palmer
Emerging adulthood is characterized by shifts in identity, responsibilities, and social pressures. For Black emerging adult women (BEAW), this developmental period is also shaped by their gendered-racial experiences as they navigate the sociopolitical terrain. This qualitative study used a critical narrative methodology to investigate the role of social identities and urban spatial context (i.e., cities and urban universities) in the sociopolitical development (SPD) of BEAW. Participants included 12 BEAW (ages 18-29) who attended universities in large metropolitan areas (e.g., Atlanta, New York City, Washington D.C.). Findings from a narrative analysis highlight that BEAW critically reflect on and navigate spatial manifestations of oppression in their cities and campuses while at the same time endeavoring to ameliorate these ills through activism and collective healing. Further, BEAW do not only resist oppressions. They actively cultivate joy, celebrate their everyday existence as Black women, and render themselves visible through Black placemaking efforts. This study highlights the reality that place and gender are central to the SPD of BEAW. Participant’s narratives highlighted that place and gender-based critical reflections central to the SPD of BEAW and the collective efforts that structure their activism.
Recognitions & Thank Yous Heading link
Dr. Decoteau Irby
Friday, February 25, 2022 Schedule Heading link
|Time||Session||Speakers and/or Facilitators|
|9:30–9:55 a.m. (Central)||Welcome, Land Acknowledgment & Introductory Remarks||Interim Associate Dean of Research Dan Maggin; Dean Kathryn Chval|
|10:00-10:55 a.m.||Roundtables||Federico Waitoller (A); Jean Sack (B); Jasmine Collard (C)|
|11:00-11:55 a.m.||Paper Session 1||Symposium Group (A); Raúl Figueroa-Rivera (B); Kristy Ulrich Papczun (C)|
|11:55 a.m.-12:15 p.m.||Break; Grab your lunch||Musical interlude|
|12:15 p.m.-12:55 p.m.||Lunch and Keynote Presentation||Dr. Gholdy Muhammad|
|1:00 p.m.-1:55 p.m.||Poster Session||Dr. Torica Webb|
|2:00pm-2:55pm||Paper Session 2||Symposium Group (A); Jola Dohrmann (B); Patricia Delacruz (C)|
|3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.||Highlighted Session: Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Fellows||Dr. P. Zitlali Morales (facilitator); Dr. Phillip Boda; Dr. Gordon Palmer; Dr. Stephanie Torres|
|4:30 p.m.-4:55 p.m.||Recognitions & Thank Yous||Dr. Decoteau Irby|
|5 p.m.||Virtual Mixer||Join us on Gather|
2022 Research Day Co-Chairs Heading link
Graduate Student Planning Committee Heading link
Brad Crimmins is a first year doctoral student in the Educational Psychology – Human Development and Learning PhD program. His research interests are centered on the social relationships and context of adolescents. He has worked as a special education teacher for the past eight years and currently works in Albany Park for Chicago Public Schools.Educational Psychology|
Jola Dohrmann is a second-year doctoral student in Educational Psychology in the program of Human Development and Learning. She earned her Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute in 2020. Her primary research interests are children’s school readiness and social and emotional development during the early years. She is interested in learning processes and finding the most effective way of teaching young children.Educational Psychology|
Nicole Mancha is a second-year graduate student in Urban Higher Education. She earned her Master’s in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020 before moving on to apply to the Master’s of Education at UIC. Her research interests focus on promoting inclusive literacy learning to diverse learners and encouraging self-expression through writing.Urban Higher Education|
Johan Tabora is a Mathematics and Science Education doctoral student. His research work centers on understanding how the socio-cultural,-historical, and -political backgrounds of Filipino American students shape their identities as learners and doers of science. Johan volunteers as a co-editor for the Underrepresentation Curriculum Project, a modular, student-centered curriculum designed to examine and address systemic inequities in science. Johan is also a National Board Certified physics teacher with the Chicago Public Schools.Mathematics & Science Education|