Back to School: Experts Available to talk ChatGPT, Food Insecurity and Education LeadershipAugust 23, 20232 min read
With the school year starting very soon, the University of Delaware media team have rounded up some education stories, experts and research to consider for feature/publication.
- Gary Henry is dean of the University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development and professor in the School of Education and the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration. He specializes in education policy, educational evaluation, educator labor markets, and quantitative research methods. Gary can lend context and steps to take to reverse/adapt to this new educational landscape.
- Allison Karpyn is an associate professor who can speak to topics related to hunger, obesity, school food, supermarket access, food insecurity, healthy corner stores and strategies to develop and maintain farmer’s markets in low-income areas. She has spoken extensively about food in schools and can offer context to those subjects.
- Joshua Wilson is an associate professor and has been featured in WaPo for his AI/ChatGPT knowledge in the past. His research broadly focuses on ways to improve the teaching and learning of writing and specifically focuses on ways that automated writing evaluation systems can facilitate those improvements.
Among the casualties of the Ukraine war are 2 million-plus children. In an effort to restore some sense of normalcy to their education years, University of Delaware professor Roberta Golinkoff—a nationally recognized expert in childhood literacy—has partnered with Sesame Workshop and others to develop Stories with Clever Hedgehog, a website with free interactive e-books, games and other resources. Books are available in both Ukrainian and English, prompting a global experience for readers of any background. There are photos and video ready for this coverage. Golinkoff and Sesame Workshop leadership are open for interviews.
- Study finds teachers’ anxiety in mathematics and science was associated with the mathematics and science anxiety of their low-SES students
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Joshua Wilson Associate Professor, Education
Prof. Wilson's research focuses on ways that technology and artificial intelligence can improve the teaching and learning of writing.
Gary T. Henry Dean, College of Education and Human Development; Professor, Education
Prof. Henry specializes in education policy, educational evaluation, educator labor markets, and quantitative research methods.
Allison Karpyn Associate Professor, Education; Senior Associate Director, Center for Research in Education and Social Policy
Prof. Karpyn can speak to topics such as obesity, food policy and community nutrition.
Roberta Golinkoff Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair and Professor
Prof. Golinkoff studies language development, playful learning, effects of media on children, spatial development, and applying her science.
Leigh McLean Assistant Research Professor, Education
Prof. McLean investigates how teachers’ emotions and emotion-related experiences including well-being impact their effectiveness.