2018 IDEA Award Winners


Every year, the Curry School of Education awards grant funding to select students as part of the Curry Innovative, Developmental, Exploratory Awards (IDEA) Competition. Funded through Curry’s Research and Development Fund, this grant helps students advance both their careers and the field of education through the development of innovative research. This series of Q&As explores the winning 2018 IDEA projects and their potential impact on education.

Q&A Series


Andrea Baellow, Kinesiology

Clinically Predictive Factors of Patients with Patellofemoral Pain

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Jaclyn Russo, Clinical Psychology

Advancements in Understanding How Children’s Experiences in Neighborhoods and Classrooms Contribute to Self-Regulation

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Chad Nichols, Kinesiology

Using an Online Training Module to Improve Self-Efficacy of Physical Education Teachers Toward Inclusion

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Francisca Romo, Educational Psychology

Development and Validation of the Teachers’ Analysis of the Situation Contributors (TASC) Assessment

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Kate Peeples, Special Education

When Math Is Not the Universal Language

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Sam Walton, Kinesiology - Sports Medicine

The Physiologic and Psychological Effects of Concussion

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Bryan VanGronigen, Administration and Supervision

An Examination of the Structures, Operations, and Perceived Effectiveness of School Leadership Teams in High Schools

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Stephan Bodkin, Sports Medicine/Athletic Training

Implementation of Visuomotor Rehabilitation for Improving Neurophysiological Deficits Following ACL Reconstruction

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Ariel Cornett, Social Studies Education

Content Integration and Student Learning in Elementary Social Studies Classrooms

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Faith Peddie - Curriculum & Instruction (Mathematics)

Examining Cognitively Challenging Mathematics Tasks in Elementary Grades

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Rose Sebastian - Curriculum & Instruction

Detracking a High School Social Studies Department: A Case Study of a Teacher Led Initiative

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Jennifer Poole - Higher Education

Female College Students’ Concerns for Sexual Violence: A Constructivist Grounded Theory

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2018 IDEA Grant Recipients - Faculty


Jessika Bottiani

The R-CITY Model: Erasing Racism and Violence through Collaborative Intervention with Teachers and Youth

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Karen Inkelas

ROCA and DOTS: Tools to Improve College Teaching

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Peter Youngs and Ginger S. Watson

Neural Networks for Automated Classification of Classroom Video and Ratings of Teaching Quality

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Coby Meyers

Leading Data Use in Schools: Exploring how Rural Elementary School Leaders Make Data-Informed Decisions

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Stephanie Moore

A Pilot Analysis of School Division Needs to Develop and Implement Micro-learning Structures

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Amanda Williford

Understanding Exclusionary Discipline Practices Outside of Suspension and Expulsion for Young Students

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