New Faculty Publications

Published Books Jan Lacina and Robin Griffith, Editors Preparing Globally Minded Literacy Teachers Routledge, 2019 This textbook brings together internationally renowned scholars to provide an overview of print and digital literacy instruction for pre-service teachers and teacher educators. It examines historical and cultural contexts of literacy practices around the globe and addresses issues that teachers […]

Preparing Special Educators for Family-School Partnerships

It’s essential for teachers and schools to partner with families, especially for the benefit of students with disabilities. While the American education system has long recognized the value of family-school partnerships in research and policy, researchers have highlighted a gap in the expectations and practice of teacher preparation programs. Kathleen Kyzar and researchers from the […]

Bridging Language Barriers

Steve Przymus received a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Turkey to increase global awareness for teacher candidates, in-service English teachers and their students, and foster ties between the two countries. He will collaborate with project leader Osman Solmaz, a professor at Dicle University in Diyarbakır, Turkey to help teacher candidates and English language teachers […]

Engaging Young Citizens

TCU hosted the iEngage Summer Civics Institute for the fourth year, revealing more about how middle schoolers interact with issues affecting their communities. Michelle Bauml, Winter Professor of Education, leads the five-day camp designed to help middle school students learn how to make a difference in their neighborhood, school and community. Camp activities include visiting […]

ANSERS Faculty Leading in Special Education

Three Alice Neeley Special Education Research and Service (ANSERS) Institute faculty will lead national special education organizations in 2020. ANSERS Director Michael Faggella-Luby is President of the Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) Division for Learning Disabilities. His scholarly interests focus on learning disabilities, literacy, special education, diverse learning needs, instructional design and postsecondary education for […]

Improving Cybersecurity Education

It’s not easy to replicate a cyberattack and defense scenario for educational purposes. Professors Liran Ma, College of Science & Engineering Associate Professor, and Curby Alexander are helping more students learn to protect individuals, companies and organizations. Ma is the Principal Investigator (PI) and Alexander is co-PI for two simultaneous three-year projects funded by $1 […]

Beyond the Classroom

By Lisa Martin for TCU Magazine For decades, scholars have looked to service learning as a way to enhance the university experience. “Research on service learning has shown positive effects on many aspects of students’ lives, including cultural awareness, social responsibility and student cognitive learning outcomes,” wrote Jami L. Warren of the University of Kentucky […]

Are Girls Underdiagnosed for Dyslexia?

By Misty Jackson-Miller for DFW Child Chontae Feldman wasn’t sure how to tell her oldest daughter the results of McKinney Independent School District’s dyslexia evaluation. Julia had always been one step ahead of her classmates, but as her “mirror writing” and tendency to reverse letters persisted in the years after kindergarten, her mom saw something she recognized. “[I] worried that I was seeing my own experiences in her,” Feldman recalls. […]

May Named Fort Worth Top Teacher

By Brian Kendall for Fort Worth Magazine Lisa May teaches first grade at Starpoint School, a lab school at TCU that provides education to children with learning differences. As May puts it, the students she teaches weren’t successful at another school. At the first-grade level, May loves getting “to show [the students] how beautiful they are […]

Ellis Translates Study Abroad to International Career

Jennifer Ellis ’14 teaches at the Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona. She has traveled the world and followed her dreams to teach internationally, sparked by a study abroad trip while at TCU. She earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Spanish, and it was on a trip to Salamanca, Spain, […]