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GSEP Members To Present At 2022 AERA Annual Meeting

March 30, 2022  | 4 min read

Congratulations to our outstanding faculty and alumni presenting at the 2022 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 21-26, 2022.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance education knowledge, encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and promote research to improve education and serve the public good. This annual meeting is the world's largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in an array of areas. This year’s theme is "Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century," and challenges us to take up this work collectively, working and thinking together in new ways and building new pathways towards the future of education.

We are thrilled to share that we have 20 members of our Graduate School of Psychology and Education community presenting at this conference. It is incredible to have such strong Pepperdine representations at this leading conference across this theme.


Presentation Details:

Please see all presentations from Pepperdine University.

Preservice Teachers as Researchers: Developing Equity-Minded Educators Through Critical Research Within Teacher Preparation Courses

  • Time: Thu, April 21, 8:00 to 9:30am PDT (8:00 to 9:30am PDT)
  • Chair: Anthony Collatos, Pepperdine University
  • "We Were Years Behind Already": An Examination of the Academic Opportunity Gap During COVID-19 - Alexandra Robles, Pepperdine University; Amelia Zaldivar, Pepperdine University; Elianna Campos, Pepperdine University
  • The Technological Impact of K–12 Online Access, Resources, and Engagement During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Joseph Schwartz, Pepperdine University; Maryjane Harmon-Saltz, Pepperdine University; Yiyuan Tiffany Zhang, Pepperdine University
  • Same Storm, Different Boats: Understanding COVID-19's Impact on Student Mental Health and Social-Emotional Wellness - Jensine Lucas, Pepperdine University; Ellin Avanesian, Pepperdine University; Cristina Arellano, Pepperdine University
  • "We Need More Interaction": Redefining Effective Family/School Engagement - Anthony Collatos, Pepperdine University; Mary Johnson, Pepperdine University; Maria Wright, Bakersfield College

AERA Roundtable Session 3

  • Time: Thu, April 21, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT
  • Pandemic Pain Points: How Trauma-Informed Practices Extend Holistic Support and Expand Opportunity - Carrie Wall, Pepperdine University
  • Examining Gender and Country Differences in Student Reflections of an International STEM Makerspace Community - Danielle Pascual Espino, Pepperdine University; Julia Savoca Gibson, College of William and Mary; Luiz Oliveira, Pepperdine University; Seung Bok Lee, Pepperdine University; Huzhi Luo; Dante Schulz, The George Washington University; Eric R. Hamilton, Pepperdine University

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Troubled Times

  • Time: Sat, April 23, 9:45 to 11:15am PDT
  • Harboring as a Framework for Cultivating Care Among Teacher Candidates in Virtual Spaces - Carrie J. Birmingham, Pepperdine University; Carrie Wall, Pepperdine University; Elizabeth Yomantas, Pepperdine University

Validating Culturally Diverse Student Identities and Experiences: Transformative Approaches and Innovative Methods

  • Time: Sat, April 23, 8:00 to 9:30am PDT
  • Making Space for Conversations About Multiracial Identity: A Critical Content Analysis of Multiracial Picture Books - Kevin M. Wong, Pepperdine University; Hovsep Sarafyan, Pepperdine University; Joseph Schwartz, Pepperdine University

AERA Roundtable Session 2

  • Time: Thu, April 21, 9:45 to 11:15am PDT
  • Cognitively Demanding Tasks and the Standards for Mathematical Practice in Preservice Teachers' edTPA - Alexis Deidre Spina, University of California - Santa Barbara; Matthew D. Bennett, University of California - Santa Barbara; Krista L. Lucas, Pepperdine University; Meghan Macias, University of California - Santa Barbara; Stacey L. Carpenter, University of California - Santa Barbara; Julie Bianchini, University of California - Santa Barbara
  • Preparing Preservice Mathematics Teachers to Teach the Standards for Mathematical Practice - Alexis Deidre Spina, University of California - Santa Barbara; Meghan Macias, University of California - Santa Barbara; Matthew D. Bennett, University of California - Santa Barbara; Krista L. Lucas, Pepperdine University; Stacey L. Carpenter, University of California - Santa Barbara; Julie Bianchini, University of California - Santa Barbara

Linking Reflective Practice to Transformative Action for Social Justice and Equity

  • Time: Mon, April 25, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT
  • The Critical Language Reflection Tool: Promoting Critical Reflection and Critical Consciousness in TESOL Educators - Jennifer Miyake-Trapp, Pepperdine University; Kevin M. Wong, Pepperdine University

When Educational Realities Meet the Politics of Race

  • Time: Mon, April 25, 2:30 to 4:00pm PDT)
  • Chair: Ebony Cain, Pepperdine University

​Addressing Equity Through Federal Education Policy During the Obama, Trump, and Biden Administrations

  • Time: Sun, April 24, 8:00 to 9:30am PDT
  • Chair: Kfir Mordechay, Pepperdine University

AERA Poster Session 12

  • Time: Mon, April 25, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT
  • Studying Abroad in Shanghai: Exploring How a Living-Learning Environment Impacts Students' Sociocultural Understandings of China - Stella Erbes, Pepperdine University

AERA Poster Session 7

  • Time: Sat, April 23, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT
  • Teachers' and Leaders' Perceptions of School Diversity in a Gentrifying Neighborhood - Jenn Ayscue, North Carolina State University; Kfir Mordechay, Pepperdine University; Gage Matthews, North Carolina State University

AERA Roundtable Session 7

  • Time: Fri, April 22, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT
  • Diversifying Positive Leadership in Higher Education: An Integrative Approach to Organizational Change in the Academy - Sonya Sharififard, Pepperdine University

AERA Roundtable Session 8

  • Time: Fri, April 22, 2:30 to 4:00pm PDT
  • "The Work I Do Does Matter": A Graduate Student Mentor Case Study - Krista L. Lucas, Pepperdine University; Sarah Ann Roberts, University of California - Santa Barbara; Michael Lloydhauser, University of California - Santa Barbara

Arts and Inquiry in the Visual and Performing Arts SIG Business Meeting

  • Time: Fri, April 22, 6:00 to 7:30pm PDT
  • Officer: Elizabeth Yomantas, Pepperdine University

Global Perspective on Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

  • Time: Sat, April 23, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT
  • E-Learning Through a Global Lens: The Pandemic Disruption and the Education System in Kuwait - Samaa Haniya; Ahmed Khalafallah; Khalid Al-Rasheed

BIPOC Voices in Education: Querying Counternarratives and Cross-Cultural Resistance

  • Time: Thu, April 21, 9:45 to 11:15am PDT 

Comparative Education

  • Time: Sun, April 24, 2:30 to 4:00pm PDT
  • Chair: Danielle Pascual Espino, Pepperdine University

Cultivating Multilingual Beliefs in Teacher Education: Exploring Frameworks, Pedagogies, and Instructional Approaches

  • Time: Mon, April 25, 2:30 to 4:00pm PDT
  • English Learners (ELS) and Online Instruction: High-Leverage Instructional Practices to Support EL Preservice Teachers - Susanne Metscher, Monroe College; Johanna Tramantano, Monro College’ Kevin M. Wong, Pepperdine University

Enabling Support Pathways Despite a Pandemic Across the World

  • Time: Tue, April 26, 2:30 to 4:00pm PDT
  • Chair: Weina Li Chen, Pepperdine University

Factors Impacting Career and Technical Education Outcomes

  • Time: Fri, April 22, 8:00 to 9:30am PDT
  • Here and There: An Examination of Community College CTE and Student Mobility Across Rural Locales - Cameron Sublett, WestEd; Jay Plasman, The Ohio State University; Vanessa Cruz, Pepperdine University

International Studies

  • Time: Mon, April 25, 11:30am to 1:00pm PDT
  • Chair: Sonya Sharififard, Pepperdine University

International Views on Language of Teaching and Learning

  • Time: Mon, April 25, 2:30 to 4:00pm PDT
  • Content Analysis: Uncovering Research Trends on Blended Learning in Foreign Language Education - Weina Li Chen & Laura Hyatt, Pepperdine University

Mentoring Internationally as Well as at Home

  • Time: Mon, April 25, 2:30 to 4:00 pm PDT
  • Chair: Sonya Sharififard, Pepperdine University

​Race, Coloniality, and Occupation: Interrogating Dominant Logics and Conceptualizing Emancipatory Possibilities

  • Time: Mon, April 25, 8:00 to 9:30 am PDT
  • Chair: Ebony Cain, Pepperdine University

Resisting Policies of Displacement and Dispossession in Educational Spaces

  • Time: Tue, April 26, 4:15 to 5:45pm PDT
  • Neighborhood Diversity, School Segregation? Exploring Links in California - Kfir Mordechay, Pepperdine University; Elizabeth Iris Rivera Rodas, Montclair State University; Jenn Ayscue, North Carolina State University

Spatial Stratification. Nefarious Intent: The Impact of Neighborhood Racial Change on Enrollment and Student Assignment

  • Time: Mon, April 25, 2:30 to 4:00pm PDT
  • Gateway to Integration or Segregation? Racial Change in Suburban Public Schools - Kfir Mordechay, Pepperdine University; Fabian Terbeck

 

GSEP Faculty Presenters:

Ebony Cain

Anthony Collatos

Weina Li Chen

Laura Hyatt

Danielle Espino

Eric Hamilton

Seung Bok Lee

Samaa Haniya

Jennifer Miyake-Trapp

Kfir Mordechay

Kevin Wong

Sonya Sharififard (postdoc fellow/adjunct)

 

GSEP Alumni Presenters:

Cristina Arellano

Ellin Avanesian

Elianna Campos

Jensine Lucas

Maryjane (MJ) Harmon-Saltz

Alexandria Robles

Hovsep Sarafyan

Joseph Schwartz

Amelia Zaldivar

Yiyuan (Tiffany) Zhang

 

Please see the AERA 22 online program that includes abstracts from scheduled presentations.