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The College of Education and Human Development is an inclusive community of scholars, educators, and practitioners dedicated to the lifelong pursuit of learning, development, and well-being. Through transdisciplinary collaboration, we innovate and produce research that positively impacts the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

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07/05/2024

Risto Marttinen co-authored a recently published article titled, "Middle school girls PE: pushed to compete or pushed aside." Read the article here: https://tinyurl.com/axtr2sm6

07/04/2024

Exercise is a science, and it’s important to understand the different types of exercise in order to achieve your health and fitness goals. Hear from faculty members in our School of Kinesiology, and check out this link for more information: https://tinyurl.com/235x94hf

How to make parks a welcoming place for everyone. | CEHD 07/02/2024

Sammie Powers, professor in our recreation management program, is here to talk about the importance of creating inclusive environments in our parks and recreational spaces. Learn more about this here:

How to make parks a welcoming place for everyone. | CEHD How to make parks a welcoming place for everyone.. Welcome to the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), George Mason University located in Fairfax Virginia and includes the Graduate School of Education and School of Recreation, Health & Tourism.

A 20-Year Systematic Review of Before- and After-School Physical Activity Research (2000–2020) 06/28/2024

Professors Risto Marttinen and Dominique Banville along with PhD student Alba Rodrigues recently published a paper titled, "A 20-Year Systematic Review of Before- and After-School Physical Activity Research (2000–2020)." Read the article here:

A 20-Year Systematic Review of Before- and After-School Physical Activity Research (2000–2020) Purpose: This systematic review aimed at identifying, categorizing, and analyzing peer-reviewed literature on organized before- and after-school (B&ASP) physical activity programs from 2000 to 2020. Methods: We analyzed 291 articles that fit the inclusion criteria from five databases. The Preferred....

06/27/2024

Risto Marttinen shared his thoughts on how restorative practices may be a better, more positive approach to handling a student who has broken school rules in contrast to imposing more punitive measures. Learn more about this here: https://tinyurl.com/4nhhmju6

06/25/2024

Health professionals state that obese individuals should engage in an exercise program tailored to their physical condition that will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. Hear from Charles Robison about tips to achieve this: https://tinyurl.com/3p4hfjjs

06/24/2024

Instructional coaching is one of the most potent interventions for school improvement, but which schools have coaching programs, and are they distributed equitably? Find out in Seth Hunter and coauthors' publication in Educational Researcher here: https://tinyurl.com/56djx3ew

06/21/2024

Counseling graduate student Truman Deree is one of 20 students who was awarded a 2024-25 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowship. Learn more about Truman and this recognition here: https://tinyurl.com/3asrwwbt

06/20/2024

Sport marketing is a growing and diverse field, from Super Bowl ads to growing brand loyalty. Learn more about this from Chris Green as she talks about the industry of sport marketing: https://tinyurl.com/ycx2cth9

06/18/2024

As an early childhood educator, it’s invaluable to build relationships with the families of your students. Hear some tips on how to foster these relationships from Kia Steen and learn more about this here: https://tinyurl.com/3vy7x52e

06/17/2024

David Houston was quoted in an article about his research and the polarizing effect presidents can create when they state their views on education. Read the article here: https://tinyurl.com/ykdkakbe

Self-efficacy, Effort, and Performance Perceptions Enhance Psychological Responses to Strength Training in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Athletes - PubMed 06/14/2024

Kinesiology PhD alumna Lauren Biscardi, along with faculty mentors Angela Miller and Debra Stroiney, published part of her dissertation in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Read the publication here:

Self-efficacy, Effort, and Performance Perceptions Enhance Psychological Responses to Strength Training in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Athletes - PubMed Biscardi, LM, Miller, AD, Andre, MJ, and Stroiney, DA. Self-efficacy, effort, and performance perceptions enhance psychological responses to strength training in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I athletes. J Strength Cond Res 38(5): 898-905, 2024-This study examined the effect of s...

2024 School Counselor of the Year Offers Mental Health Tips 06/13/2024

Counseling alumna Valerie Peters was chosen by the Virginia School Counselor Association as the 2024 Secondary School Counselor of the Year. Read more about this here:

2024 School Counselor of the Year Offers Mental Health Tips Valerie Peters, middle school counselor at Robinson Secondary School, was chosen by the Virginia School Counselor Association as the 2024 Secondary School Counselor of the Year. Read about what inspired her to enter school counseling, and get some tips for Mental Health Month.

06/11/2024

Erik Hines co-authored an article titled, "Exploring the Dual Pandemic Experiences of Black Male Engineering Students" in the Equity in Education & Society journal. Read the article here: https://tinyurl.com/ms6tkndy

06/10/2024

Samantha Viano is a recipient of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. She is the first College of Education and Human Development faculty member to receive this fellowship. Learn more about this here: https://tinyurl.com/3x6tuvf8

06/07/2024

The Advancing Content-Integrated Education for English Learners with a STEM Focus team completed their first round of professional development for educators working in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Read more about this program here: https://tinyurl.com/m8b4m5mm

06/06/2024

Professor Joan Shin has been awarded a U.S. State Department grant in support of an initiative providing professional development to enhance the teaching skills of English language educators in Turkmenistan. Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/2wkcjetp

06/04/2024

Sam Steen co-published an article titled, "The Achieving Success Everyday Group Counseling Model: Providing Social Support for Homeless Students in School Settings" in the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy. Read the article here: https://tinyurl.com/atm3w948

06/03/2024

Erik Hines co-authored an op-ed titled, "Innocence Denied: Elementary Black Boys Under Surveillance and Inequitably Disciplined (Again)" in Diverse: Issues of Higher Education. Read the article here: https://tinyurl.com/yc8n8xm4

Mason researchers support local school communities through decade-long collaboration 05/31/2024

Colleen Vesely, Rachael Goodman, Bethany Letiecq, and Betsy DeMulder worked with mothers from Latine immigrant communities to help define systemic barriers faced by caregivers and children in school and find solutions that meet community needs. Read more:

Mason researchers support local school communities through decade-long collaboration Four College of Education and Human Development researchers have spent the past ten years working with mothers from Latine immigrant communities in Alexandria to help define specific structural and systemic barriers and find solutions that meet community expectations and needs.

Equity Intersections: Teachers’ Experiences with Student Wellness Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Kate L. Phillippo, Elizabeth Levine Brown, Linda Galib, Ken A. Fujimoto, Aidyn L. Iachini, Naomi Brown, Crystal Lennix, Audra Parker, Tasha... 05/30/2024

Professors Elizabeth Brown and Audra Parker along with PhD student Naomi Brown recently co-authored an article titled, "Equity Intersections: Teachers’ Experiences with Student Wellness Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic." Read the article here:

Equity Intersections: Teachers’ Experiences with Student Wellness Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Kate L. Phillippo, Elizabeth Levine Brown, Linda Galib, Ken A. Fujimoto, Aidyn L. Iachini, Naomi Brown, Crystal Lennix, Audra Parker, Tasha... Teachers often address student wellness concerns such as health and mental health. Yet, this work goes largely unacknowledged and unsupported by professional pr...

Army Combat Fitness Test Scores Moderate Cognitive Function ... : The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 05/28/2024

PhD student Megan Sax van der Weyden, Professor Joel Martin, students Kayleigh Newman and Joseph Hahn, and alumnus Justin Merrigan published a paper in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Read their paper here:

Army Combat Fitness Test Scores Moderate Cognitive Function ... : The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research sonnel and can lead to undue physical and mental fatigue. The purpose of this study was to assess effects of load carriage on cognitive function (CF) and the role individual characteristics play in CF responses. Anthropometrics/body composition, demographics, and Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) scor...

05/27/2024

Tourism and Events Management professor Maggie Daniels was featured in a WalletHub article discussing the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card. Read her insights here: https://tinyurl.com/neeynneu

05/24/2024

Secondary Education professor Erdogan Kaya is part of a research team working on the development of a digital platform that will guide students in critically evaluating and ethically using content produced by AI in science-focused text. Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/2j5d7us3

05/23/2024

Dr. Samantha Viano is quoted in an article from Education Week about the school shooting prevention industry and its costs for school districts. Read the article here: https://tinyurl.com/47zywma2

Learning to Integrate STEM Into Physical Education Through Asynchronous Professional Development Modules 05/21/2024

Drs. Risto Marttinen, Dominique Banville, and Nancy Holincheck published an article titled, "Learning to Integrate STEM Into Physical Education Through Asynchronous Professional Development Modules." Read the article here:

Learning to Integrate STEM Into Physical Education Through Asynchronous Professional Development Modules Purpose: The purpose of this study was to understand nine physical education (PE) teachers’ experiences with an asynchronous professional development module focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) integration, and the barriers they perceived to integrating STEM into PE....

Martial Arts and Combat Sports for Youth: A 10-Year Scoping Review 05/20/2024

PhD student Alba Iara Cae Rodrigues, along with Drs. Risto Marttinen and Dominique Banville, published an article titled, "Martial Arts and Combat Sports for Youth: A 10-Year Scoping Review." Read the article here:

Martial Arts and Combat Sports for Youth: A 10-Year Scoping Review Martial arts and combat sports (MA&CS) are lifelong nontraditional activities seldom available for youth in school settings. Research has found that MA&CS can promote a variety of benefits to youth with novel experiences that promote nonviolent, psychological, affective, cognitive, and physical outc...

05/17/2024

Tiffany Sandstrum has been recognized as being among the top 10 Mason advisors. Learn more about this honor here: https://tinyurl.com/5n68sjws

05/16/2024

Valerie Bartush received the 2024 V. Ann Lewis Academic Advisor of the Year Award. Learn more about this award here: https://tinyurl.com/5n68sjws

05/15/2024

In an interview with New America, Dr. Heather Walter discusses how well-being is key to enhancing the quality and quantity of the early intervention and early childhood special education workforce. Read the interview here: https://tinyurl.com/y8nrmfrx

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