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Alumna Jasmine (McBeath) Nation appointed assistant professor at Cal Poly

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Alumna Jasmine (McBeath) Nation of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School has been hired as an assistant professor of Liberal Studies, Science Specialist at Cal Poly College of Science and Mathematics. Nation earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Education with an emphasis in Learning, Culture, and Technology in 2019. She studied with Dr. Richard Durán as her advisor. In 2019-20 she was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Irvine.

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Miya Barnett and Alison Cerezo awarded Hellman Fellowships

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Miya Barnett and Alison Cerezo, Assistant Professors in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, were awarded Hellman Fellowships. The Hellman Fellows Program provides grants that substantially support the research of promising junior faculty who show capacity for great distinction in their field.

Dr. Barnett’s research focuses on improving the effectiveness of Parent-Child...

Chun Chen wins the 2019-20 International Center for School-Based Youth Development Award for Student Leadership

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Chun Chen of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School won the 2019-20 International Center for School-Based Youth Development Award for Student Leadership in School-Based Research.

Chen successfully defended her dissertation this May, and will have an internship at the Santa Barbara Psychology Internship Consortium during 2020-21. Her Ph.D. featured an emphasis in school...

Emily Evanstein wins a 2020 Graduate Student Association Excellence in Teaching Award

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Emily Evanstein has earned a Graduate Student Association Excellence in Teaching Award for going above and beyond as a teacher at UC Santa Barbara. She was one of the eleven 2019-2020 winners selected from a pool of about 200 nominees.

Bernstein, a doctoral student studying Special Education in the Department of Education, is a teaching associate in the Teacher Education Program, supporting candidates who are pursuing a Mild/Moderate...

Ann Carlyle publishes “It Makes Sense! Using Number Paths and Number Lines to Build Number Sense”

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Ann Carlyle of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education has published It Makes Sense! Using Number Paths and Number Lines to Build Number Sense (Math Solutions 2020). The book promotes the flexible use of number paths and number lines to solve problems and scaffold or document students’ thinking. The book provides strategies for differentiating instruction; key questions to promote student thinking; a child’s mind...

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing Post 7: A 4th-grader's Journal in Quarantine--Lila Kia-Keating, July 21, 2020

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Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19

(note the title of this journal is inspired by the song title by Jack Johnson, UCSB alum)

Hello! It’s me Lila again! My last day of school was happy and sad this year. School happened to end on my actual birthday for the first time in my life! It was the last day of school. I got on Zoom school and we played a fun guessing game about all of our classmates. My whole class sang happy...

Desirae Maier joins the Board of Directors for Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara

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Desirae Maier, a Gevirtz School alumna and incoming doctoral student, has recently joined the Board of Directors for Alpha Resource Center in Santa Barbara. She was sworn into the position at the last virtual board meeting which took place on June 24.

The mission of Alpha Resource Center is to empower individuals with intellectual and similar disabilities to make their mark on the world. Their programs create opportunities, support...

The Gevirtz School welcomes new hire Dr. Jon Goodwin to its Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology

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The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education is excited to announce the hiring of Dr. Jon Goodwin as an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology (CCSP).

Goodwin comes to UC Santa Barbara from the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa, where he also maintained a secondary faculty appointment with the Iowa’s Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program. Dr....

Erika Luis Sanchez and Jazzmyn S. Ward given the 2019-20 Ray E. Hosford Award for Excellence in Clinical Dedication

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Erika Luis Sanchez and Jazzmyn S. Ward of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the Gevirtz School were given the 2019-20 Ray E. Hosford Award for Excellence in Clinical Dedication for their service at the Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic at UC Santa Barbara.

Sanchez is a doctoral student in clinical psychology working with Dr. Miya Barnett. She earned her bachelor’s in psychology from...

Fourteen Gevirtz School students receive Summer Minigrants for Multidisciplinary Research on COVID-19 and its Impacts

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Fourteen students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School were awarded $2000 Graduate Student Summer Minigrants for Multidisciplinary Research on COVID-19 and its Impacts (MRCI) from UCSB Graduate Division. The MRCI program supports research and creative projects by individual graduate students or teams of UCSB graduate students during the 2020 Summer Session that provide insight into the pandemic and its far-reaching effects in our lives....

The Gevirtz School welcomes new hire Dr. Miriam Thompson to its School Psychology program

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The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education is excited to announce the hiring of Dr. Miriam Thompson as an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology (CCSP).

Thompson is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and comes to UC Santa Barbara from the School Psychology Department at William James College where she taught courses on psychoeducational assessment; cross-cultural psychology;...

Caitlin R. Merrill and Adriana Sánchez given 2019-20 Susan A. Neufeldt Awards for Excellence in Clinical Supervision

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Caitlin R. Merrill and Adriana Sánchez of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the Gevirtz School were given 2019-20 Susan A. Neufeldt Awards for Excellence in Clinical Supervision for their service at the Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic at UC Santa Barbara. The award is named in honor of a previous director of the Hosford Clinic.

Merrill is a doctoral student with an emphasis in...

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