Past Recipients

2019-2020

  • Heather Bergan-Roller and Wesley Swingley, Department of Biological Sciences
    "Developing an introductory seminar course to improve student outcomes in biology"
  • Christine Malecki, Michelle Demaray, Julia Ogg and Kara Styck, Department of Psychology
  • "Promoting Safe and Positive Schools (PSPS)"
  • Shannon Roehn, Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
    "Relationship between articulatory and phonological variability in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Network Science Approach"
  • Tran Do, Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
    "Association of functional hearing loss questions and pure-tone thresholds within the limits of upcoming over-the-counter hearing aids"
  • Stephen Tonks, Educational Psychology, Ryan Kopatich and Karyn Higgs, Department of Psychology
    "Development and Validation of the Situated Reading Motivation Measure (SRMM)"

2018-2019

  • Melanie Koss, Gillian King-Cargile, and Kristin Brynteson, Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Center for P-20 Engagement
    "STEM Read: Supporting Teacher Delivery of Multidisciplinary Units of Study Anchored in Science Fiction"
  • Jamie Mayer, School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
    "Literacy Intervention for Dementia"
  • Lindsay Harris, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
    "Investigating the influence of sensory modality on word learning in visual and tactile readers"
  • Bailey Kreager, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
    "Student Spatial Thinking Impact on Diagram Literacy for Sequence Stratigraphic Interpretation"
  • Ryan Kopatich, Christian Steciuch, and Daniel Feller, Department of Psychology
    "Aesthetics Processing Preference Scale [APPS]"

2017-2018

  • Brenda Aranda, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    "Strategic Training for the Alliance of Researchers and Teachers (START)"
  • Keith Millis and Anne Britt, Department of Psychology
    "Using Homework Assignments to Uncover Critical Thinking Skills Across the Curriculum"
  • Jui-Ling Chiang, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
    "An investigation of students’ tonal language speaking performance through instructional design perspectives"
  • Julia Ogg, Alecia Santuzzi, and Elizabeth Shelleby, Department of Psychology
    "Examining Relationships between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Parent Involvement"
  • Justin Moore, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
    "Spatial Feedback as a Mechanism to Improve Topographic Map Literacy: A Mixed Methods Study Using the Augmented Reality Sandbox"
  • Dan Strissel, Department of Psychology
    "Association Among Dispositional Mindfulness, Attention Control, and Reading Achievement in Children"
  • Iwona Lech, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
    "Language Learning in the Virtual Wild"
  • Christian Steciuch, Department of Psychology
    "Is Viewing a Painting Really Like Reading? An Investigation of Trans-Symbolic Comprehension Processes"
  • Mastewal Seyeneh, Department of Literacy and Elementary Education
    "Exploring Lived Experiences: Implications for Empowering NIU International Students’ in their Sociocultural and Linguistic Experiences"
  • Ryan Kopatich, Department of Psychology
    "The Situated Metacognitive Awareness of Reading Task Strategies Scale (SMARTS)"
  • Yan Chen, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
    "Conceptualizing a Mobile-assisted Narrative Writing Practice for Young English Learners from a Funds of Knowledge Approach: A Mixed-methods Study"

2016-2017

  • Lindsay Harris, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
    "How Does First-Language Prosody Influence Reading in English? A Pilot Investigation with Native Korean Speakers"
  • Paul Dawkins, Department of Mathematical Sciences
    "Investigating Students' Moment-to-Moment Reading of Mathematical Proofs"
  • Todd Reeves, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
    "Online Professional Development of Teachers to Use Language and Literacy Assessment Data for Instructional Decision Making: Impact of Pedagogical Knowledge Scaffolds"
  • Anne Britt, Department of Psychology
    "Connecting Task Models to Reading Behavior"
  • Julia Ogg, Department of Psychology
    "Parent Involvement and Early Literacy Success in Preschool and Kindergarten"
  • Elizabeth Lanza, School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
    "Extending the Bridge: Examining the Effectiveness of Choral Singing in Aphasia"
  • Daniel Feller, Department of Psychology
    "Verb Aspect and Event Segmentation"
  • Jane Neal, Department of Psychology
    "Moment-to-Moment Processing in the Evaluation of Scientific Explanations"
  • Lillian Asiala, Department of Psychology
    "Moment-to-Moment Processing in the Evaluation of Scientific Explanations"

2015-2016

  • Iwona Lech, Department of Literacy and Elementary Education
    "Language in Use: What are the Practical Applications of Usage-Based Linguistics"
  • Julie Ogg, Department of Psychology
    "Predictors of Early Literacy Success: Parent Involvement Practices among At-Risk Youth"
  • Karen Lichtman, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
    "Prior Knowledge, Language Instruction and Cognitive Effort in Language Acquisition"

2014 - 2015

  • Kacy Kreger, School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
    "Semantic Representations in Children with Autism, SLI and Typical Language"
  • Marion Gibney-Desmaison, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures - "Motivation and Accent Production in English-Speaking Students of Spanish"
  • Jodi Lampi, Department of Literacy Education
    "Whose Words Matter Most?: Students' College-Going Identities"
  • Lindsay Harris, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations "Investigating the Role of Sensory Modality in Reading Development and Comprehension: Evidence from Braille"

2013-2014

  • Nathan Pontus, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
    "The Storage of Words Among Classroom and Immersion Learners of French"
  • Aldo Rodriguez, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
    "Reading Motivation Among Adolescents in Four Countries"
  • Lillian Asiala, Department of Psychology
    "Effect of 'Because' on Evaluations of Explanations in Science: Testing the Influence of Individual Differences"
  • Michael Manderino, Department of Literacy Education
    "Disciplinary Literacy and Pre-Service Teacher Education: A Survey of the State of the Field"
  • Corrine Wickens, Department of Literacy Education
    "Disciplinary Literacy and Pre-Service Teacher Education: A Survey of the State of the Field"

2012 - 2013

  • Aaron Dickson, Department of Psychology
    "Examining the Literacy Performance of Native English- and Native Spanish-Speaking Students Receiving Bilingual Instruction"
  • Jim Clinton, Department of Psychology
    "Similarities and Differences in Adopted Narratives"
  • M Cecil Smith, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
    "Outcomes for Academically Underprepared Nontraditional College Students"

2011 - 2012

  • Paula DiDomenico, Department of Literacy Education
    "High School Literacy Coaching Study"
  • Vanessa Segundo, Department of Counseling and Higher Education
    "Developing Education Centered Communities through Language and Cultural Sensitivity: Latino Parent University and the Student Leadership Summit"
  • M Cecil Smith, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
    "Project PAR: Validating Reading Comprehension Assessment"
  • Christopher Parker, Department of Psychology
    "Project PAR: Validating Reading Comprehension Assessment"
  • Susan K. L'Allier, Department of Literacy Education
    "High School Literacy Coaching Study"
  • Robert Reichle, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
    "Working Memory and Nativelikeness in the Processing of Verb Agreement: An Event-Related Brain Potentials Study"

2010 - 2011

  • Corrine Wickens, Department of Literacy Education
    "Integrating Physical Education and Literacy: Modeling of Physical Education Activities in a Content Area Literacy Course"
  • Jenny Parker, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
    "Integrating Physical Education and Literacy: Modeling of Physical Education Activities in a Content Area Literacy Course"
  • Jinhong Jung, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
    "Integrating Physical Education and Literacy: Modeling of Physical Education Activities in a Content Area Literacy Course"