Arcadia University News


December 1, 2020

Dr. Campbell a Panelist in UK Fika Session

Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate professor of Education and director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, acted as a panelist for the Fika Sessions on Oct. 28. The Fika Session, a platform that creates a community for creative professionals to exchange...

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November 5, 2020

“How We Fight White Supremacy” Looking at Grammy Nomination

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 The 2019 audio book How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance , which includes a contribution by Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate professor of Education, could be up for a Grammy. How We Fight White Supremacy examines how Black people from various...

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November 3, 2020

Dr. Brasof Pushes for Social Justice Off and On Stage

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Dr. Marc Brasof ’s commitment to social justice is no secret. The Associate Professor of Education and Director of Secondary Social Studies and English Education is also the 2020-23 Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education, which is funding Arcadia’s Social...

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October 6, 2020

Community Service Doesn’t Stop in Pandemic for Paskell ’81, ’96MEd

How do you serve the community with art when a pandemic forces learning and activities online? Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd spent the summer pulling on her global connections to answer this question. Previously, students in Paskell’s “Artist in the Community...

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October 1, 2020

Dr. Brasof Featured as Panelist in Conference for Social Studies

Dr. Marc Brasof , associate professor of Education, was a panelist for The Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies (PCSS) 67th Annual Conference on Oct. 1. The panel, “How shall we proceed? Teaching about and during a global pandemic,” consisted of authors previously published in PCSS’ Social...

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September 24, 2020

Jakya Barnhill '24: Students of Color Need Role Models

Hi! My name is Jakya Barnhill and I am a first-year student in the SAJE Fellowship cohort. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. I come from a small private school in Philadelphia called Cristo Rey High School. This school has made me into the person I am today. They provided me with an outlet...

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September 21, 2020

Drs. Clabaugh and Appelbaum Team Up to Raise Awareness About Social Justice in the Classroom

“One of the things that we hear about online learning is that it can be isolating for some students—they miss the social connection and that sense of belongingness,” said Dr. Alison Clabaugh , visiting instructor of Psychology. “You know you don’t have those times to chat in the hallway or chat...

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September 21, 2020

Education Leadership Doctoral Student Highlighted by WHYY

By Josephine Mueller '21 Current education leadership doctoral student Aliya Catanch-Bradley , who is also principal of Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School in Philadelphia, was highlighted in a Sept. 10 article for WHYY. In the article, reporter Sojourner Ahebee asks several black educators in...

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September 21, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Amani Harris '24

By John Stuetz '20M Amani Harris '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms—...

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September 14, 2020

Childs ’20MEd Uses Social-Emotional Learning to Encourage Empathy in Students

As Jess Childs ’20MEd prepares to teach her first year as a special educator teacher at MaST Community Charter School in Philadelphia, she’s making sure to focus her teaching style on inclusion and emotional-social learning. Emotional-social learning is focusing on teaching healthy ways to interact...

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September 9, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Hardika Patel

By John Stuetz '20M Hardika Patel '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms—...

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September 7, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Audrey Chin

By John Stuetz '20M Audrey Chin '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms—...

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September 4, 2020

Karoline Lopez '24: A Generation of Positive Social Change

My name is Karoline Lopez. I was born in Manila, Philippines. For a couple years while my parents worked overseas, my two older brothers and I were raised by my grandmother. At the age of 6, my family and I migrated to the US. Since I was not very familiar with my surroundings at the time, I...

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September 3, 2020

Alumna Publishes Memoir on Resilience During COVID

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Alumna and 40 Under 40 recipient Keisha M. Robinson ’18MEd will publish, "I Barely Survived My Summer in Quarantine: A Memoir," on Sept. 4, which focuses on how she found resilience while quarantining during COVID. Robinson discusses the impact the pandemic had on her life,...

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September 3, 2020

Dr. Hickman and Dr. Wirth Publish in International Dyslexia Magazine

Dr. Peggy Hickman , associate professor of Education, and Dr. Kathy Wirth , adjunct professor of Education and program director of the Arcadia Community Learning Center (ACLC), recently had an article accepted for the October issue of Pennsylvania Branch International Dyslexia Association’s (PBIDA...

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August 31, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Emily Wingfield

By John Stuetz '20M Emily Wingfield '22 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms...

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August 26, 2020

SAJE Fellowship Welcomes First Cohort of Aspiring Educators to Arcadia

By John Stuetz '20M The Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship will welcome nine aspiring educators of color to the Arcadia community this fall. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse...

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August 20, 2020

Husik ’20MEd Launches Holistic Education Podcast

“The education system is not going to change unless teachers start doing things within their own classrooms,” said Samantha Husik ’20MEd , discussing her plans to implement a holistic education style in her classroom. Husik, an English teacher at Abington Senior High School, began exploring the...

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August 10, 2020

Daniels ’21, ’22M Awarded Hannah Amgott Memorial Scholarship

Education and Literacy Studies major Desmond Daniels ’21, ’22M is the first Arcadia student to be awarded the Hannah Amgott Memorial Scholarship, a prestigious award from the Delaware Valley Education Consortium (DVEC). Each year, the DVEC awards five or six scholarships to college juniors who...

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August 4, 2020

Browne ’20MEd Brings Racial Literacy into Classrooms with Colorful Stories

“I don't believe that children are blank canvases,” said early childhood educator Lisa Browne ’20MEd . “I think that they're bringing things to conversations and they're still making meaning of the world around them, as well as how they fit into the world.” That’s why she believes it’s integral to...

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July 20, 2020

Dr. Dean Talks on Options for Students During COVID-19 Pandemic on Fox29

As higher education institutions announce plans for the fall, some families are struggling with the decisions of paying tuition for online courses versus having their students take a gap year. Dr. Kim Dean , assistant professor of Education, was featured on the Fox29 Good Day Philadelphia segment “...

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