Talisha H. Lee (M.Ed. ’95, Ph.D. ’10 Clin Psych) received the 2012 AERA Division E (Counseling and Human Development) Outstanding Dissertation Award. Her dissertation was titled “High Suspension Schools and Dropout Rates for Black and White Students,” and a paper from the dissertation was published in the May 2011 issue of Education and Treatment of Children. Lee will receive her award at April’s annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Vancouver, British Columbia.
P. Jesse Rine (Ph.D. ’10 Higher Ed) received the 2012 Dissertation Award of the American Educational Research Association Religion and Education Special Interest Group. His dissertation was titled “Pluralism, Provisionality, and Faith: Christian College Persistence in the Postmodern Turn.” Rine will receive a $200 cash award and an invited presentation at the Religion and Education SIG business meeting at the annual convention in Vancouver.