Feel Good Friday: 3 Fulbright Fellows in Ed Studies

We want to congratulate our 3 Fulbright Fellows in Ed Studies:
Irenee Niyongombwa
From: Rwanda
Studying for: MA in Educational Studies with a specialization in Biomedical Education
Research interest: The use of simulation in medical education in low-income countries
Advisor: Associate Professor David Stein, Department of Educational Studies
Brenda D. Rojas Amarilla
From: Paraguay
Studying for: MA in Educational Policy
Research interest: Educational equity in a democratic society
Advisor: Associate Professor Antoinette Errante, Department of Educational Studies 
Saetbyul ‘Clara’ Kim
From: South Korea
Studying for: PhD in Educational Psychology
Research interest: Prosocial norms, social engagement and emotional development
Advisor: Associate Professor Tzu-Jung Lin, Department of Educational Studies

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Virtual Competition

The College of Education & Human Ecology wants to highlight the brilliant work of our graduate students. Please consider submitting an application for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Interested graduate students can review the guidelines shared by the Graduate School and submit an application/video through this EHE Qualtrics Form by Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. One nominee from our College’s internal competition will advance to the Graduate School competition. Then the Ohio State University finalist will advance to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) virtual competition. Questions can be sent to Nicole Luthy.22@osu.edu

Three Educational Studies faculty members listed on the 2022 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings

On January 5, the 2022 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, ranking the university-based scholars in the United States who did the most last year to shape educational practice and policy, were released. Included on this prestigious list of 200 scholars are three faculty members within the Department of Educational Studies:

Dr. James L. Moore III
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education

Dr. Donna Y. Ford
EHE Distinguished Professor, Special Education
Faculty Affiliate with the Kirwan Institute

Dr. Lori Patton Davis
Chair, Department of Educational Studies
Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs


Apply Now! EHE Dissertation Apps Due January 21

The College of Education and Human Ecology, in partnership with the Graduate Studies Committee in each department, awards graduate dissertation research fellowships each academic year, based on availability of funds. The intent of the Dissertation Fellowships is to support outstanding students in the completion of their programs, by allowing them to focus on their dissertation research.

Please follow these instructions when assembling your application.

Application Requirements

Cover letter that includes the following information:
Name. Department. Program area. Degree .Address. Work telephone. Home telephone. Email. Major advisor. GPA.
Date candidacy exam completed or when scheduled. Date application submitted. Signature.

Research Proposal
Up to a 6-page proposal (excluding references and appendix section), single-spaced, 12-point font, of the student’s dissertation research which must include the following sections: Background and significance. Data collection plan. Research design and methods.Timeline for proposed research.

Advisor Letter
Letter of support from the major advisor that: Confirms that the submitted proposal is the basis for the dissertation research and that funds for conducting the planned project are available, if necessary (indicate source of such funds). Comments on the student’s research performance to date, and quality and potential impact of the proposed research. Comments on the proposed timeline for the dissertation research and the students’ readiness to undertake the planned project. Comments on the how the student aligns with the department’s mission statement. Indicates expectations for the student’s post-doctoral career and the likelihood of the student’s future success in their scholarly field.

Recommendation Letters
Recommendation letters from two faculty members other than the major advisor that: Comments on the student’s research performance and the quality of the proposed research plan. Indicates expectations and likelihood of success for student’s post-doctoral career.

Curriculum Vita
Curriculum vita containing information on: Peer-reviewed publications; manuscripts that have been submitted and are under review by application deadline should be listed, including abstracts and proceedings (indicate whether peer-reviewed). Presentations at professional conferences. Recognition, honors, and awards (local and national). Involvement in professional and community organizations.

Advising Report
Advising Report from Graduate School (log into BuckeyeLink to retrieve your advising report)

Application Deadline and Submission Information

Email the entire PDF (without the letters of recommendations) application packet by 5pm EDT, Friday, January 21, 2021, to the appropriate graduate studies chairperson: Dr. Tzu-Jung Lin.1653@osu.edu.

Faculty who are writing letters of recommendation can send them separately to ehe-es-gsc-chair@osu.edu.

Click here for more info.

News from the EHE Quantitative Methodology Center

Submissions now open for the QMC22 Conference–June 1st and 2nd, 2022!

Click to read more about the Submission Process and the Call for Proposals.

For more information, contact Beverly Vandiver (vandiver.10) or Brian Timm (timm.21).


We’re here to support the work of EHE quantitative researchers: faculty, staff, post-doctoral researchers, and students. Our goal is to provide high-quality consulting support in a non-judgmental way. Don’t hesitate to send us an email at qmc@osu.edu to schedule your Zoom consultation. We are happy to help at any stage of a project! Learn more at: https://u.osu.edu/qmc/.

Testimonial by Andrew Perry, EHE doctoral student in Educational Studies:

“The Quantitative Methodology Center is an excellent resource for students conducting quantitative research. I have sought consultations on multiple occasions, and each time the staff have been friendly and helpful. I highly recommend their services to anyone in need of statistical support.”

QMC Spring 2022 Invited Speakers

Thanks to all who joined us on Zoom for the QMC Fall Speaker Series! We’re glad so many of you could come. We’ll feature more about our Spring 2022 speakers and include registration links in future News from the QMC, but below are brief descriptions of their research and dates of their presentations. We’ve heard they’re all great presenters and we’re looking forward to their talks!

Friday, February 11, 11am–12pm: Jeremy Foote, Assistant Professor at Purdue University

Dr. Foote studies how online communities function as organizations and how they influence collective belief formation. He will be presenting about his recent research on the use of quantitative methods in social media research.

 Friday, March 25, 11am–12pm: Vivian Wong, Associate Professor at the University of Virginia

Dr. Wong’s research focuses on evaluating interventions in early childhood and K–12 systems. She works with the Special Education Research Accelerator (SERA) whose goal revolves around replication in the field of education. She will be presenting about data replication in education research.

 Friday, April 15, 11am–12pm: Jim Fowler, Associate Professor at the Ohio State University

Dr. Fowler uses computational techniques to attack problems in pure mathematics. He will be speaking about the adaptive learning platform he built that powers MOOCulus, a massive open online course that features over 25 hours of calculus videos and exercises.

Read more about our upcoming Speaker Series by visiting our Spring 2021 Speaker Series page!

Offered Spring 2022 in Quantitative Research, Evaluation and Measurement (QREM)

Check out the Educational Studies QREM Spring 2022 course list and

sign up to develop and strengthen your quantitative skills! 

ESQREM 6625   Introduction to Educational Research (Tuesdays, 7:05–9:45 pm)

ESQREM 6641   Introduction to Educational Statistics (Thursdays, 4:10–6:50 pm)

ESQREM 7635   Advanced Research Methods (Thursdays, 12:45–3:35 pm)

ESQREM 7661   Instrument Construction (Wednesdays, 12:45–3:25 pm)

ESQREM 7648   GLM 1: Introduction to Regression/ANOVA (Wednesdays, 4:10–6:50 pm)

ESQREM 7658   GLM 2: Advanced Regression/ANOVA (Mondays, 4:10–6:50 pm)

ESQREM 8725   Quantitative Methods Capstone Seminar (Mondays, 4:10–6:50 pm)

ESQREM 8674   Scaling and Item Response Theory (Tuesdays, 4:10–6:50 pm)

ESQREM 8669   Advanced Structural Equation Modeling (Mondays, 9:35 am–12:15 pm)

EHE GA Application Now Open!

We are currently accepting applications for Graduate Associate (GA) positions for the 22-23 academic year, and you can find the online application on the EHE GA Website. Additional details and reminders are listed below:

  • Applications are due February 1, 2022 at 11:59pm.
  • If you are a returning GA, you must submit a completed application. Renewal of contracts is not guaranteed for those who previously held positions.
  • Students currently on fellowship and interested in a GA position next year must still fill out the GA application.
  • Academic performance, prior GA performance, availability of funds and need for services, student eligibility, and progress towards degree completion are all taken into consideration when determining position availability and assignment.
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee that you will be offered a GA position.


If you have any questions about being a GA or the application, please reach out to the EHE Graduate Associate Manager, Amanda Crall (crall.25@osu.edu).

Submit Your SP22 Graduation Application

Apply by Friday January 28th in GRADFORMS

  • Schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor.
  • Review program plan/degree audit making sure you meet all requirements for graduation.
  • Use your program plan/degree audit to guide your discussion during appointment.
  • Register and pay for 3 graduate credit hours.
  • Make sure that you have no missing grades, incompletes, EN grades or holds on your account.
  • Submit your program plan by Wednesday, January 19, 2022 to the student services office via email at edstudies@osu.edu
  • Based on graduation review/clearance, your application to graduate is either approved or denied in GRADFORMS.

All PhD and EdD students

  • Submit signed program plans and annual reviews via email at Edstudies@osu.edu.
  • Email confirmations can be in lieu of signatures for students and advisors.
  • All course substitutions will need to be taken care of before submitting your program plan and annual reviews. You will need to let student services know in advance what courses were approved to be taken. Documentation/approval from your advisor for the substitution must be on file in the student services office.
  • Final semester procedures for doctoral students can be found on the Graduate School web site for procedures for your final semester.

All MA, MLT and EdS students 

  • Submit one of the following via email at Edstudies@osu.edu. A) Program plan or B) PDF version of Degree Audit. Students only need to submit one or the other. Learn how to run your degree here.
  • Email confirmations can be in lieu of signatures for students and advisors.
  • Degree Audit Only-Advisor Review is the only requirement that can be incomplete prior to submitting your audit; no other missing requirements should be on your audit.
  • All course substitutions will need to be taken care of before submitting your program plan/degree audit. You will need to let student services know in advance what courses were approved to be taken. Documentation/approval from your advisor for the substitution must be on file in the student services office.
  • Final semester procedures for master students can be found on the Graduate School web site for procedures for your final semester.

Dates to keep in mind

  • January 19, 2022 >> Submit program sheets and degree audits for graduation clearance. Priority given to students who submit by January 19.
  • January 28, 2022 >> ONLINE Applications to Graduate. Final date set by Graduate School.
  • April 15, 2022 >> Master Examination Report Forms must be submitted electronically by the student’s advisors. Doctoral Examinations Report Forms must be completed and submitted electronically on or before the given date.
  • April 22, 2022 >> Approved thesis and dissertation documents must be submitted and accepted. Students are encouraged to get the documents uploaded a day early in case they experience challenges with submissions.
  • May 8, 2022 >> Spring 2022 Commencement
  • May 9, 2022 >> End of Semester deadline


Changes to the 2022 Academic Calendar

As you may already know, the Office of the University Registrar recently distributed a message regarding changes to the University’s academic calendar. These changes include a new start date to Summer Term 2022.  The first day of Summer Term 2022 has been moved up one day, from Wednesday, May 11, 2022, to Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

As the Graduate School establishes its deadlines and processes based on the academic calendar, the aforementioned changes necessitate that the Graduate School recognizes the last day of Spring Semester 2022 as Monday, May 9, 2022. The new deadline for any student utilizing the Spring Semester 2022 End-of-Semester (EOS) option will be Monday, May 9, 2022.  The Graduation Calendar on the Graduate School website has been adjusted to reflect this change.  Also, May 9, 2022, is the last day that a PhD student may successfully complete a doctoral candidacy exam for Spring Semester 2022 and be considered a post-candidacy student beginning Summer Term 2022.

You may have also received notice from the Office of Human Resources (OHR) and/or your local Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) of corresponding changes to Graduate Associate (GA) appointment dates. Please note that the end date to Spring Semester 2022 and start date to Summer Term GA appointments have now changed. Spring Semester 2022 GA appointments should now end on May 9, 2022, and Summer Term 2022 GA appointments should now begin on May 10, 2022. Please work with your HRBP to ensure that you are utilizing the correct period activity pay dates in Workday, whether they be on new appointments or appointments already entered into the system. Questions regarding GA appointment dates and documents should be referred to your HRBP and/or HR Connection.

Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference

We are excited to announce that the national 2022 Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference Call for Proposals has been released! The Ohio State University Counselor Education Program collaborates with the Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation at the University of Massachusetts to run the national conference each year. We hope you disseminate this information far-and-wide through all your networks.

Please consider submitting a proposal for a presentation at the 2022 Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference. It is one way you can support the mission of the conference and help ensure that attendees learn valuable, practical information about what works in schools.

Here is a reminder of key dates:

November 15 at midnight – deadline for session proposals

March 11-12, 2022 – Conference (online)

Questions? Contact Dr. Brett Zyromski.

50% GRA Position Open in Ed Studies for Spring

Percent Appointment: 50%
Position Type: GRA
Appointment Start Date: 01/01/2022

Position Description and Primary Duties

This position will provide 20 hours of support for Dr. Kaprea Johnson and other researchers involved in ongoing research and grant projects focused on youth and adult physical and mental health equity. Primary duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Participant recruitment,
  • Gathering research data,
  • Developing IRB’s,
  • Analyzing findings,
  • Preparing reports and paperwork,
  • Maintaining databases,
  • Supporting administrative needs,
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Targeted Hiring Range for this position is $2,364.45/month (August and May checks every year are prorated due to working partial months).

Position Qualifications

This position is suitable for persons interested in an academic appointment upon graduation, due to its heavy emphasis on research and grants.

  • Required Qualifications
    • Strong writing and research skills;
    • Knowledgeable and experienced in data gathering and analysis using both qualitative and quantitative data analysis platforms.
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • While being a subject matter expert is not a pre-requisite, it is important to have an interest in health equity, social determinants of health, and healthcare technology;
    • Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and think analytically;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Strong time management, problem-solving, and written and communication skills.
    • PhD student in the Department of Educational Studies

Application Submission

  • Interested applicants should send the following in 1 PDF to Dr. Kaprea Johnson (9545@osu.edu):
    • CV,
    • One page document with 3- 5 bullet points highlighting your related experience and 3-5 bullet points that you identify as potential growing edges if you were selected for the position, and
    • Academic writing sample.
  • Submissions will be accepted starting October 21, 2021 for the position and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled.

GA Benefits Information

In addition to the above-stated compensation, the successful candidate will also receive the following benefits:

  • Tuition coverage of instructional, general, and technology fees during eligible semesters;
  • Position renewal eligibility. Position will start in Spring 2022 and is renewable for up to two academic years (ending Spring 2024). Renewal of funding beyond the initial semester will be based on a combination of performance, availability of funds, need for services, student eligibility, and progress towards degree;
  • Collaboration will garner grant, publication, presentation, and interprofessional collaboration experience;
  • Johnson pledges to mentor and support the professional needs of the GRA;
  • Subsidized student health insurance for 50% appt. & eligibility to participate in state retirement plan;
  • More information and details about the benefits available to Graduate Associates are available on the EHE GA website.