The School of Education is dedicated to high quality in research and teaching. Our faculty have broad expertise and experience in performing community engaged research and are actively engaged in writing and publishing their research findings. Faculty and students engaged in scholarship demonstrate the strong correlation between quality research/creative activity and exceptional teaching.
The First-Year Music Major: Strategies for Success, co-edited by Kerry Renzoni, chair and professor of Music, and Victoria (Vicky) Furby, associate professor of Music, was published September 30, 2022 by Routledge. Designed to address the many challenges that first-year undergraduate music students often encounter, The First-Year Music Major: Strategies for Success provides concrete approaches that will help anyone embarking on a degree in music develop the knowledge and skills needed to complete their first year successfully. The book includes chapters written by Buffalo State faculty, staff, students and alumni. It offers a comprehensive resource for first-year music students that will help them develop foundational skills to pursue music degrees and careers. An online e-resource accompanies the book, providing downloadable worksheets and materials referenced in the chapters.
Kathy Doody, associate professor of exceptional education, and Gliset Colón, assistant professor of exceptional education, have a new chapter featured in, Early Childhood Special Education Programs and Practices, recently published by SLACK Incorporated. The book, edited by Karin Fisher and Kate Zimmer, is a new early childhood textbook that uses real-life anecdotes to illustrate evidence-based practices and procedures. Emphasizing high-leverage practices, and aligned with the standards recommended by the Council for
Exceptional Children’s Division for Early Childhood, the book "prepares pre- and in-service teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to deliver evidence-based instruction to promote positive academic and behavioral outcomes for young children (pre-kindergarten through second grade) with development delays and/or disabilities."
Jevon Hunter, Woods-Beals Endowed Chair of Urban Education, and Gliset Colón, assistant professor in exceptional education, were awarded the 2021English Journal Edwin M. Hopkins Award from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The Edwin M. Hopkins Award is a prestigious award that recognizes the most outstanding article written by non-classroom teachers during the previous year's volume.
Their article, “#TeenPoetsMatter: Writing Critical Micropoems as Urban Social Critiques,” was selected from other featured articles published during the volume year 2020-2021. In the article, Hunter and Colón argue for a novel approach to poetry writing, something they refer to as critical micropoetry, that centers the lived experiences of youth by using the local area, in this case 716, as a structure for youth to articulate problems they face as well as their solutions.
"While we are truly pleased to have been selected for this award," said Hunter, "we are more than thrilled and humbled to know that our work honors local youth as they live, learn, and love in the city of Buffalo."
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