A selection of conference presentations, lecture and symposia from faculty members of Benerd College at University of the Pacific.


Presentations from 2023

What do we know about supporting part-time education-related credential faculty?, Jonathan S. Toccoli, Belkis Choiseul-Praslin, and Brittany Auernig-Roan

Presentations from 2022

Assessing the relationship between typologies of domestic violence and protection order violations, Jennifer Medel and Kristin Carbone-Lopez


What’s Next: Action Research for Continuous Program Improvement and Positive Social Emotional Outcomes, Karen M. Sarafian

Dental Students' Educational Experiences and Attitudes Toward Treating Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Alya Sarkhouah, Rachelle Kisst Hackett, and Allen Wong

What is a faculty coordinator?: Boundary spanning to connect faculty with campus resources, Jonathan S. Toccoli and Ronald E. Hallett

Password & security workshop, Jonathan S. Toccoli and A. Hubbard

Benerd College’s Fall 2021 grade distribution and retention, Jonathan S. Toccoli and V. Sa

Presentations from 2021

Exploring the Impact of a Corequisite Model on Academic Performance in Precalculus: Who Benefits When?, Savita Bhagi and Rachelle Kisst Hackett

The relationship between mentoring and instructional leadership effectiveness: Gender differences between school site leaders, Kristi Britton and Rachelle Kisst Hackett

Dyslexia Screening and MTSS: Are These Two Policy Paths to the Same Goal?, Amy Scott Brown

Parent perceptions of IEP meetings: An update, Belkis Choiseul-Praslin

Parent Perceptions of Satisfaction, Trust, and Power in the IEP Process, Belkis Choiseul-Praslin

Division D fireside chat - Provocations in qualitative research: Problematizing the post-qualitative research, Belkis Choiseul-Praslin and Cynthia C. Esiaka

Using Creativity Tools to Adapt, Rod P. Githens

Peer-reporting of academic dishonesty in classroom and online examinations, Myo-Kyoung Kim, Rachelle Kisst Hackett, Miki S. Park, and Justin Low

What affects pharmacy students' likelihood of reporting peers' academic dishonesty?, Myo-Kyoung Kim, Rachelle Kisst Hackett, Miki S. Park, and Justin Low

Data analysis and presentation: Introduction to PowerBI and other analytic tools, Jonathan S. Toccoli

Enterprise communication in a remote environment: Slack, Jonathan S. Toccoli

File management, sharing, and archives: SharePoint and OneDrive, Jonathan S. Toccoli

Information management: Introduction to OneNote, Jonathan S. Toccoli

Skills of success: Research based practices for graduate student success, Jonathan S. Toccoli and S. Buenrostro

Benerd College’s 10-year retention rates, graduation rates, and grade distribution, Jonathan S. Toccoli and V. Sa

Benerd Present and 10-year grade distribution, Jonathan S. Toccoli and V. Sa

Presentations from 2020

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dialogue: Cultivating Transformative Leaders, Laura Aguada-Hallberg

Equicentricity: From Awareness to Commitment, Laura Aguada-Hallberg


Inclusive Practices for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Brittany Auernig-Roan

Are you sure? Using design thinking to find the right problem, Rod P. Githens

Building Virtual Capacity for Collaboration, Rod P. Githens

Creating Inclusive and Effective Online Meetings, Rod P. Githens

Design Thinking: An Innovation Tool for Turbulent Times, Rod P. Githens

Framing programs for clarity and impact, Rod P. Githens

Using evaluation to measure our impact, Rod P. Githens

Zoom Facilitation Lab for Benerd Faculty, Rod P. Githens

Zoom Facilitation Lab for Benerd Faculty, Rod P. Githens

Equicentricity, Laura Hallberg

Leading for Equity: From Critical Reflection to Critical Analysis to Critical Action, Laura Hallberg

LGBTQ+ Community, Laura Hallberg

Skills of success: Research based practices for graduate student success, Jonathan S. Toccoli

Supporting instructors to support at-promise students: Faculty coordinators and instructors in an ecology of validation, Jonathan S. Toccoli and Ronald E. Hallett

An Ecology of Validation: Structuring Opportunities to Validate Students in a Comprehensive College Transition Program, Jonathan S. Toccoli, Rosemary J. Perez, Ronald E. Hallett, Joseph A. Kitchen, and Robert D. Reason

Presentations from 2019

Action Research for Program Evaluation and Improvement, Laura Aguada-Hallberg

Education on the Edge: Conversations on Leading for Social Change, Laura Hallberg

Using Action Research to Evaluate Your Academy, Laura Hallberg

When Civil Proceedings Aren’t Enough: Initiating Indirect Criminal Contempt Proceedings for Civil Protection Order Violations, Jennifer Medel

Academic Consequences of Suspension, Jennifer Medel and Finn-Agge Esbensen

High Impact Practices and Student Outcomes, Jonathan S. Toccoli

How teaching in a compressive college transition program facilitates instructor self-efficacy, Jonathan S. Toccoli, Ronald E. Hallett, J. A. Kitchen, and R. J. Perez

How validation in shared academic courses fosters student engagement within a comprehensive college transition program, Jonathan S. Toccoli, Ronald E. Hallett, J. A. Kitchen, and R. J. Perez

Neighborhood Homicide and Adolescent Well-Being, Matt Vogel and Jennifer Medel

Presentations from 2018

Leading for Equity: 5 Steps from Reflection to Action, Laura Hallberg

Leading for Equity: It’s Not Something We Do, It’s Something We Are, Laura Hallberg

Leading for equity: From critical reflection to critical analysis to critical action, Laura Hallberg and L. J. Santiago

Engaging Students throughout the Core Competency Assessment Cycle, Justin Low and Cyd Jenefsky

No Longer Needed: Victims’ Dismissal of Civil Protection Orders, Jennifer Medel

Predicting Indirect Criminal Contempt of Protection Orders, Jennifer Medel

Developing a Valid Home-Grown Measure of Quantitative Reasoning with an Eye toward Faculty Ownership and Student Motivation, Glen Rogers, Justin Low, and Tara Bunag

Exploring the Case for Childhood Mental Health and Wellness Programs: The Sarafian Foundation, Karen M. Sarafian

Presentations from 2017

The Social Media Academic, Sharla Berry

Innovation and design for managers, Rod P. Githens

Scholars in tandem: Finding joy in collaboration to cross paradigms and transform research and practice, Jacalyn M. Griffen and Tenisha L. Tevis

Summer Bridge and Social-Emotional Learning: The Transition to High School, Laura Hallberg

Digital diaries: A qualitative tool to capture participants’ experiences, Ronald E. Hallett, J. Kitchen, and R. J. Perez

Homelessness, housing insecurity and ESSA, Ronald E. Hallett and Linda E. Skrla

Sitting Alone with a Text: Overcoming the Inherent Protestant Biases of American Education, Joel N. Lohr

Developing Students’ Self-Concept: The Importance of Teachers, Justin A. Low, A. N. Scott, A. J. Burns, and D. Gilbert

Second language vocabulary acquisition through storybook reading for Chinese children, Ting Lyu, Rachelle K. Hackett, Marilyn Draheim, and Justin A. Low

Spatial Inequality, Relative Deprivation, and Extralocal Neighborhood Influences on Youth Offending, Jennifer Medel and Matt Vogel

The promise of accessibility: Reconceptualizing college access for students with disabilities, Tenisha L. Tevis and Jacalyn Griffen

Parenting styles, parental involvement and kindergarten children’s readiness for elementary school in Shanghai, China, Xiaoying Xai, Linda L. Webster, Rachelle K. Hackett, and Lynn G. Beck

Presentations from 2016

Community Building in Online Doctoral Programs: A Case Study, Sharla Berry

Community Building in Online Learning Doctoral Programs: A Social Network Analysis, Sharla Berry

Constructing Community in Online Programs: A Digital Case Study, Sharla Berry

Creating a Digital Hub for College Access, Sharla Berry

Creating Community in Online Graduate Programs: Innovations that Impact Students’ Experiences, Sharla Berry

Designing Engaging Online Learning Environments for Graduate Students: Creating Online Community, Sharla Berry

Success Strategies in Online Programs, Sharla Berry

Teaching and Learning in Online Spaces: Instructor Practices that Support the Formation of Virtual Community, Sharla Berry

Analyzing the Role of the Co-Curriculum in Building Online Doctoral Students’ Sense of Community, Sharla Berry and M. Sundt

Developing a Graduate Culture in an Online Environment, Patricia J. Campbell

Minority and Majority Perceptions of Racial Profiling, Jennifer Gerlomes

Police-Youth Collaborative Pilot Program in St. Louis, Jennifer Gerlomes, Terrence J. Taylor, Jordan C. Pickering, and Timothy McCuddy

Evaluation 101: Assessment and evaluation to attain student success, Rod P. Githens

Reframing professional development: An actionable case study of a collaborative urban school counselor network, Jacalyn M. Griffen and Ronald E. Hallett

Scholarly conversations: Incarceration and college access, Ronald E. Hallett

Homeless in higher education, Ronald E. Hallett, Adam Freas, and R. Withrow-Clark

Creating Opportunities Via Education: A research partnership empowering parents, Ronald E. Hallett and Jacalyn M. Griffen

Addressing equitable student support across marginalized college student populations, Luis Antonio Leyva, Ah Ra Cho, Laura Parson, Lisa E. Wolf-Wendel, Aimee LaPointe Terosky, Luis Ponjuan, Ronald E. Hallett, and Leslie D. Gonzales

IQ Scores, Achievement Scores, and Social Outcomes, Justin A. Low, A. J. Burns, D. Gilbert, and S. N. Haddad

Book talk: Serving students who are Homeless: A resource guide for schools, districts, and educational leaders, Linda E. Skrla and Ronald E. Hallett

Associations between Chinese parents’ reading beliefs, home literary practices, children’s reading interests and literacy development, Wei Tang, Marilyn E. Draheim, Rachelle K. Hackett, and Justin Low

Does therapy matter for adolescents in the foster care system?, Linda Webster

The use of measures of attachment in a contested adoption case, Linda Webster

Presentations from 2015

Academic and Economic Empowerment, Sharla Berry

Economic Narratives of Computer Coding Organizations: A Critical Analysis of the Coding Movement, Sharla Berry

Navigating Higher Education, Sharla Berry

Success Strategies for African American Students, Sharla Berry

Industry employment intentions and program choosing motivations: A Self-Determination Theory approach, B. Cheng and Rachelle K. Hackett

Externalizing problems in preschool: The roles of early mother-child attachment and teacher-child conflict, Y. Fu, Linda L. Webster, and Rachelle K. Hackett

The role of teacher-child conflict in characterizing early mother-child attachment influences on behavior problems in preschool, Y. Fu, Linda L. Webster, and Rachelle K. Hackett

Minority and Majority Perceptions of Racial Profiling, Jennifer Gerlomes