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Five professors receive COEHD Faculty Research Awards

by Jo Ann Jones, COEHD    |    November 14, 2017

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Five faculty members from across the College of Education and Human Development each received a 2017-2018 COEHD Faculty Research Award. The award, given annually, provides seed grants to junior faculty to enhance their research agenda. This year's recipients included:

  • Sofia Bahena - PI (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies), Enrique Alemán, Jr. - Co-PI (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies), and Sonya Alemán - Co-PI (Bicultural-Bilingual Studies): "Constructing a Latina/o Educational Pipeline in Texas: A Critical Race Analysis"
  • Aleta Baldwin (Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition): "An Investigation into Systemic and Institutional Barriers to the Provision of High-Quality Healthcare to Sexual and Gender Minority Individuals"
  • Eunhee Chung (Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition): "The effects of Western diet on pregnancy outcomes and implications on offspring health"
  • Timothy Grigsby (Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition): "Development and Testing of the Tobacco and Nicotine Consequences Scale (TANCS) to screen and identify tobacco and nicotine misusers"
  • Victor Villarreal (Educational Psychology): "Evaluation of Behavioral and Emotional Screening Instruments: Implications for School-Based Universal Screening"

The faculty will present a poster of their research project at the college's annual faculty and staff meeting next fall.

For more information about the COEHD Faculty Research Award, contact Amaury Nora, dean of research, at

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