Multiple Perspectives on Teaching & Learning

The Department of Teaching & Learning is offering a course in Autumn 2017 offered to graduate students in other programs.

EDUTL 6050: Multiple Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
Dr. Brian Edmiston

This three credit hour course is recommended for individuals who do not have a strong academic background in education. Dr. Edmiston has taught EDUTL 6050 for the past three years to domestic and international students where they develop understanding of the core concepts of learning and teaching in relation to stories of their own experiences as well as examples from U.S. classrooms. The class will meet on 6 Saturdays (August 26, September 2, September 30, October 21, November 4 and December 9) this Fall from 9am-4pm at Graham Expeditionary Middle School (GEMS) located at 140 E. 16th Ave. Columbus, OH 43201.

There is a second section of EDUTL 6050 being offered this fall. The course will meet Mondays from 7:10-9:30pm in 384 Arps and will be taught by a lecturer, NOT Dr. Edmiston.

New Educational Studies Courses

These courses were just added for next autumn. Enrollment is limited in the grant writing course, so register soon if you’re interested.

ESQREM 8659: Structural Equation Modeling
Mondays 9:35am-12:15pm
Dr. Minjun Kim

Basic concepts of structural equation modeling, including approaches to regression, path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and structural model building, as well as some advanced models. Prereq: Students should have successfully completed several introductory and intermediate level graduate statistics courses. Not open to students with credit for EDUPL 883.

EDUCST 5765: Grant Writing
Tuesdays 4:30-6:50pm
Dr. Laura Justice

Being able to write competitive grants to secure internal and external funding is a desired skill for many academics. However, writing grants is different than the other types of writing activities in which academics engage, such as writing research articles and reports. This seminar provides hands-on guidance to graduate students to support their ability to write competitive grants; we learn how to carefully study funding announcements, generate fundable ideas and submit competitive applications. In this seminar, we’ll also hear from academics who have written competitive applications and from development officers who strive to identify funding opportunities. In addition, we’ll also spend time considering such topics as (1) how does one engage in research activities supported by grants? (2) what is the difference between pre- and post-award support? and (3) what kinds of costs can I usually put on a grant?

AERA Reception

Join the College of Education and Human Ecology in San Antonio for an AERA Reception

Friday, April 28th
Conference Rooms 13 and 14
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Each year, scholars from the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University attend the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The organization is a professional organization representing educational researchers in the United States and around the world.

The 2017 Reception will be hosted by:

Christian Faltis
Chair of the Department of Teaching & Learning
College of Education and Human Ecology

Job Opening- Director of Technology- Bexley City Schools

Director of Technology
Bexley City School District
Columbus, OH

Provide technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of information systems to support both educational (teaching and learning) and business operations, and achieve effective and cost beneficial enterprise-wide IT operations using open source technology where possible and appropriate.


  • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility for management and support of management information systems and information technology as well as information technology staff
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management, Information Systems or a closely allied field.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in MIS, CS, or Business Administration, or a closely allied field. Direct management of one or more major IT operations is required.

Experience must include vendor qualification ad selection with business case analysis as well as technical merit considerations.

Please send letter of interest, resume, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to Dr. Michael Johnson, Superintendent at by May 15, 2017.

Full job description:

Film Screening: Most Likely to Succeed

Tuesday April 25th
100 Campbell Hall

Join us for a screening of this award-winning film and an evening of dialogue about what matters most for students today.

Most Likely to Succeed’s worldwide campaign to re-imagine education. The acclaimed film offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of- if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca and AFI DOCS. It’s been featured at leading conferences on education, including ASU/GSV, SxSWedu, Harvard/GoldmanSachs, and NewSchools Venture Fund. Audience members call it the most compelling film ever done on the topic of school. In the past year, more than 2,300 communities have booked a screening of Most Likely to Succeed.

The purpose of this event is to foster meaningful discussion among educators, administrators, parents, and students about how current obstacles can be overcome and steps toward change can be taken on a local level. Born out of these conversations is a community-wide commitment to moving forward; transformational initiatives are undertaken and real change is ignited. This event is open to the public. Please visit for more information about the film and movement.

What Universities Can Be

Robert J. Sternberg
Tuesday April 25, 12:00-1:00pm
EHE College Commons (260 Ramseyer)

Robert Sternberg will discuss the main themes from his new book, including “a new model for preparing students for active concerned citizenship and ethical leadership”.

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. He was previously President and Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Wyoming. Before that, he was Provost, Senior Vice President, Regents Professor of Psychology and Education, and George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair of Ethical Leadership at Oklahoma State University. He is also Honorary Professor of Psychology at Heidelberg University.


ESGSC End of Semester Events!

The Educational Studies Council of Graduate Students is hosting two end-of-semester events to help ease some of your stress.

Wednesday, April 19th
Drop by the Student Services office (122 Ramseyer Hall) to pick up a treat to power you through your evening class!

Thursday, April 20th
A writing/study event in Ramseyer 136 with pizza ordered around dinner time and snacks and drinks available throughout the evening. Feel free to drop by anytime.

Conference Season

A message from Sandra J. Reed, Assistant Director of The Research Methodology Center in the College of Education and Human Ecology:

“I am writing on behalf of the RMC and our Director, Dr. Ann O’Connell. The RMC is here to assist with conference preparations, publications, and scholarly work. We can help with strengthening an analysis, reviewing a methods section, polishing a presentation, or turning that conference paper into a publication… The RMC is here to help. All [you] need to do is send an email to”

An Evening of Music, Poetry and Spoken Word

Friday April 21st
Reception: 5:00pm
Event Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Saxbe Auditorium (Drinko Hall)

In recognizing the important role of music, spoken word and poetry in social justice movements- and in celebrating National Poetry Month, the EHE Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement invites members of our College, University and the Community to come together to enjoy live performances of music, poetry, spoken word and dance.

Interested in performing? Please register at: For more information about this event, contact Carlotta Penn (

Graduate Research Assistant Position

The interdisciplinary reverse-mortgage research team at OSU is seeking a graduate research assistant to work on a research project that studies the relationships of food insecurity among older adults, housing costs, and home equity borrowing. The GRA’s task includes data assembly and directed statistical analysis using the Health and Retirement Study and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.

The start date is August 22, 2017. The position is for 9-12 months, 20 hours per week, and includes monthly stipend and tuition.

Requirements for this position are:

  1. Experience analyzing panel data sets; experience using the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) is preferred.
  2. Experience using STATA statistical software to analyze longitudinal data sets.

Email with a CV by May 10, 2017.

The team consists of Cazilia Loibl (Human Sciences), Don Haurin (Economics), Stephanie Moulton (Public Affairs), Julia Brown (Medicine), Wendy Xu (Public Health) and Michelle Kaiser (Social Work). The core team of Loibl, Haurin and Moulton has conducted funded research on the causes and consequences of home equity borrowing since 2012, with a focus on reverse mortgage borrowing. Results of this research are published in the Journal of Urban Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Cityscape. Our current working papers were presented at the University of Michigan Retirement Center and the Federal Reserve Board. This research has received extensive national press coverage, see “In the News” on