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Peabody Pulse

The Peabody Pulse is a newsletter describing news of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

LEARN NC welcomes new executive director

Join in welcoming Steve Bronack, the new executive director of LEARN NC. Prior to joining LEARN NC, Bronack held faculty positions at Lehigh University, Appalachian State and Clemson University. He also is a former high school English teacher, teaching in Caldwell County schools. Bronack holds a B.S. and M.A. in Education from Appalachian State University, and a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia. His scholarship regarding the use of virtual worlds, simulations, games, and augmented reality is helping to guide the development of new educational systems and methods of instruction.


EPME faculty, students publish papers

Several faculty and graduate students in Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation recently published papers:

The article “Social Network Placement of Rural Secondary Students with Disabilities: Affiliation and Centrality” was published in the journal Exceptional Children. Co-authors included Professor of Educational Psychology Judith Meece, EPME graduate and University of South Carolina faculty member Matt Irvin and current graduate student Bryan Hutchins. Man-Chi Leung and Margaret Weiss of the Center for Developmental Science were also co-authors. The lead author was former School of Education faculty member Thomas Farmer. The article is available here.

Assistant Professor Jeff Greene and co-authors Lara-Jeane Costa and Kristin Dellinger, both doctoral students, published the article “Analysis of self-regulated learning processing using statistical models for count data” in the journal Metacognition & Learning.


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