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CUNY SPS EDI Ambassadors Lianna Scull, and Nidia Cordova

Meet the CUNY SPS EDI Ambassadors

October 05, 2023

CUNY SPS Blog

The CIED recognized a cohort of faculty and staff who had committed themselves to an intensive EDI training regimen through LinkedIn Learning. Those who completed the multiple training modules were distinguished as “EDI Ambassadors” by the CIED and earned a special certification badge. EDI Ambassadors Lianna Scull, the assistant director of the Sociology and Human Relations programs, and Nidia Cordova, the alumni relations manager, share their insights after completing the program.
Cover of the Journal of Montessori Research

BOOK REVIEW: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Montessori Education

September 18, 2023

Journal of Montessori Research

Dr. Claudine Campanelli, who oversees the CUNY SPS Child Development Associate (CDA) and Children’s Program Administrator Credential (CPAC) programs at CUNY SPS, published a book review on the new Bloomsbury Handbook for Montessori Education in the Spring 2023 issue of the Journal of Montessori Research.
Cover of American Psychologist

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.