Sparking Solutions to Complex Problems of Living and Learning
The college’s Center on Education and Training for Employment conducted 520 hours of DACUM Institutes in 2011, training facilitators to identify the tasks, skills and behaviors employees need to perform specific jobs in their industry or business.
Leading Urban Education Reform
Learners in Ohio, from preschoolers through Ph.D. candidates, will benefit from the state’s $3.8 million Ohio Education Research Center. Led by Joshua Hawley, the new center’s partners at six state universities and four organizations will help educators meet challenges created by a rapidly changing world economy.
Harlem on Our Minds: Place, Race and the Literacies of Urban Youth, written by Valerie Kinloch, was named the 2012 Book of the Year by the American Educational Research Association.
Patti Brosnan and Diana Erchick lead the Mathematics Coaching Program, which has increased the math skills of 91,000 K-8 children so effectively, many Ohio schools raised achievement levels to the point they were no longer designated as in academic emergency.
Addressing Risky Behaviors in Youth and Adults
The CeaseFire Columbus partnership with grassroots organizations and church leaders, founded by Deanna Wilkinson, lays the groundwork to stop violent behavior in neighborhoods with high levels of gun-related homicides.
When health teachers emphasized learning sex education material for its own sake, and to improve health, high school students had lower intentions of having sex and felt better able to navigate sexual situations, Eric Anderman has found.
Enhancing Nutrition and Improving Fitness
Martha Belury, whose research into dietary oils has been recognized by the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science, found that a cohort of healthy young medical students consuming more fish oil supplements showed a marked reduction both in inflammation and, surprisingly, in anxiety.
Better Living for Families and Consumers
The great outdoors is the classroom for Sue Sutherland, who was honored in 2012 by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She studies how to teach adventure sports, which offers exciting outdoor recreation such as wilderness adventures, rafting and climbing. She is leading a new study abroad experience at the University of Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom for EHE students majoring in Exercise Science Education.
Financial Security for All
Sherman Hanna and Michael Finke have determined how consumers see risk tolerance in personal financial planning. Their work has proved to be very informative for personal finance scholars. One article was on the prestigious Social Science Research Network's top 10 download list. SSRN is the world’s top repository of research in the social sciences.