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Looking Within: Elevating Black Scholarly Contributions to Empirical Approaches in Developmental Science

September 18, 2023

American Psychologist

Isabelle Elisha, associate director for the Psychology program, collaborated with CUNY alum Juliana Karras and CUNY professor Martin Ruck to publish “Looking Within: Elevating Black Scholarly Contributions to Empirical Approaches in Developmental Science” in the May-June issue of American Psychologist. The article explores how Black scholars have designed, applied, and promoted nuanced approaches to the study of human growth and development.

Studying like a nerd: Spacing, self-testing, and explanatory questioning in principles of microeconomics

August 29, 2023

International Review of Economics Education

Dr. Gabriel Martinez, a faculty member and academic community leader for the CUNY SPS online business programs, published "Studying like a nerd: Spacing, self-testing, and explanatory questioning in principles of microeconomics" in the International Review of Economics Education. The article describes how Dr. Martinez, in his Principles of Microeconomics course, tested the theory that learning science insights--an "active learning" pedagogy based on spacing, self-testing, and explanatory questioning--improves learning as compared to the "Chalk-and-Talk” traditional pedagogies that demand less of the student. His results suggest that the learning science insights helped both the middle-of-the-road and weak students improve their grades.
CUNY SPS Psychology MA  Student Alexandra Perez Jimenez

Grad Student, Club Leader, and College Assistant Shares Her Story

August 17, 2023

CUNY SPS Blog

Helping our students succeed is the number one priority for the faculty, staff, and administrators at CUNY SPS, though many of them often do this work behind the scenes. The "Backstage at CUNY SPS" series spotlights some of the unsung heroes who support our School and students. Each of the members profiled in the series was nominated by a colleague at CUNY SPS in recognition of their great work. This segment focuses on Alexandra Perez Jimenez, a CUNY SPS psychology MA student and student club leader who works in the School’s Office of Scholarships.
Phara Souffrant Forrest, assemblyperson and CUNY SPS grad of the RN to BS nursing program

The 2023 Brooklyn Power 100: The political royalty of Kings County

August 01, 2023

City & State New York

CUNY SPS alum Phara Souffrant Forrest, a graduate of the BS in Nursing program, was named to the 2023 Brooklyn Power 100 list. Forrest was listed as #16 in recognition for her work in the New York State Assembly, where she advocates for progressive policies such as statewide programs to provide social safety nets.

A Brief But Spectacular take on how everybody can learn

July 25, 2023

PBS NewsHour

Allan Goldstein, an author, lecturer, and alum of the CUNY SPS MA in Disability Studies program (Class of 2015), describes how his younger brother Fred survived the Willowbrook State School, an institution on Staten Island for people with disabilities that became notorious in the 1970s for its neglect and abuse of residents. Once Fred got out, Goldstein saw his brother’s many talents that had never been nurtured. In this PBS NewsHour Brief But Spectacular short video, Goldstein shares his story and offers his take on how everybody can learn.