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Taryn Morrisey

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New Grants Support Examinations of Access to Quality Child Care

SPA Associate Professor Taryn Morrissey was awarded two grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine the barriers for low-income families in enrolling children in early childcare and preschool.
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Study of Zika Virus Misinformation Reveals Need to Rethink Public Health Messaging

With international focus on the outbreak of the coronavirus, a study by a group of scholars, including SPA Associate Professor Thomas Zeitzoff, points to lessons from public health campaigns conducted during previous outbreaks.
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Where the Red Cedar Grows

A 2017 SIS practicum team corroborated USDA Discrimination through their published research.
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Kemo Grant

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Students Gain New Insights Through Public Affairs and Policy Lab

10 Students participated in the first PAPL to conduct primary research, sharpen data analysis and statistical skills, and determine findings and convey them to the public.
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Professor Alex Zestos Unraveling Mysteries of Human Brain

American University's Professor Alexander Zestos is conducting groundbreaking brain research and bringing it from the lab to the marketplace.
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Get to Know Them: Brian McGowan

Brian McGowan, who has a dual appointment in the School of Education and the Center for Teaching, Research & Learning, researches the experiences of black men on college campuses.
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Small Increases in Family Food Support Yield Big Benefits for Children’s Health

Just as the federal government is considering cuts to food programs that help the poor, a new study shows the positive effects that financial support for nutrition can have on children’s access to health care.
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Examining the Impact of Charter Schools on Growing Income Segregation

Research by Professor Dave Marcotte and Kari Dalane on charter schools examines their expansion along with student segregation by income. Their study shows that segregation of low-income students increased by 15 percent in large school districts.
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Get to Know Them: Chris Parker

This profile is part of an ongoing series on recently hired faculty.
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The Hard Questions: Center Will Confront Pressing Issues in Higher Ed

Provost Emeritus Scott Bass and Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss will lead a new research-based center.
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