Recent Publications

Faculty Research

Vilma Seeberg & Shujuan Luo (2018) Migrating to the City in North West China: Young Rural Women’s Empowerment, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2018.1430752

Yu, X., Seeberg, V., & Malone, L. (2017). Moving on Up: Urban to Suburban Translocation Experiences of High-Achieving Black American Students. Education and Urban Society, 49(9), 832-849. doi:10.1177/0013124516675925

Seeberg, V., Luo, S., Na Y. (2017, December). The role of the church and religious learning of young women migrant workers in western China, in M. Sivasubramaniam & R. Hayhoe (Eds.), Religion and Education: Comparative and International Perspectives. Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.

Seeberg, V., with Luo, SJ. (2017, October). Young Women Rural Migrant Workers in China’s West: Benefits of Schooling? Frontiers of Education in China, 12(3).

Seeberg, V., Baily, S., Khan, A., Ross, H., Wang, YM, Shah, P., Wang, L. (2017, April). Frictions that Activate Change: Frictions that Activate Change: A Study of Non-Governmental Organizations, Gender and Education in China, India and Pakistan. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 37(2):  232-247.

Levinson, N. “Neither Idolatry nor Iconoclasm: In Praise of the Secular” Featured Essay, Philosophy of Education 2015, Eduardo Duarte, ed. (Urbana, Il: Philosophy of Education Society, 2016), forthcoming. 

Levinson, N. (2015). "Non-Ideal Ideals and the Tragic Sense of Education: Response to Nicholas Burbules” Philosophical Studies in Education, v. 46, 36-40.

Seeberg, V. (2015, April). Black American Family Engagement and Success and the Formation of a Soft Racial Class. Presentation made at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Seeberg, V. (2015, March). Empowerment of Excluded Girls in Schooling in China: Capabilities generate Social Justice Change. Presentation made at the annual meeting of the Comparative International Education Society, Washington, D.C.

Seeberg, V. (2015). Empowerment of Excluded Girls in Schooling: Exploring Capabilities and Social Justice Change in China. In Sandra L. Stacki, Supriya Baily (Eds.), Educating Adolescent Girls around the Globe, Challenges and Opportunities. Routledge.

Levinson, N. (2014). Why Philosophy Needs School: Response to Rene Arcilla. Philosophical Studies in Education, 45. 39-42. 

Levinson, N. (2014). Review of Bryan Warnick “Understanding Student Rights in Schools: Speech, Religion and Privacy in Educational Settings.”  Theory and Research in Education, July 2014; vol. 12, 2: pp. 256-258.

Seeberg, V. (2014, November). Girls’ Schooling Empowerment: Enhanced Capabilities and Social Change in the Village. Comparative Education Review, 48(4): 678-707.

Student Research

Satlykgylyjova, M. (2017, March). Elusive identity: Hybridization of Central Asian women as a result of education abroad and crossing cultural borders.   Paper presented at the Comparative International Education Society, Atlanta, GA.

Luo, S., & Seeberg, V. (2015, March). The life skills obtaining experience and empowerment of rural-urban Chinese migrant girls. Paper presented in 59th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Washington DC.

Ozar, R. (2015). Sharing a Room with Emile: Challenging the Role of the Educator in Experiential Learning Theory. Philosophical Studies in Education, v. 46, 90-100.

Schell-Barber, L. A. (2015, February). Doubting monopoly: Affecting change through practitioner participation in policy creation. Paper presented at the meeting of the Northeast Ohio Writing Centers Association, Warren, OH.

Elue, C. & Satlykgylyjova, M. (2014, November). Women’s School Leader’s Impact on the Educational Outcomes of Immigrant Students. Paper presented at the University Council of Education Administration Conference in Washington, D.C.

Satlykgylyjova, M. (2014, June). Differentiated Instruction: Teaching English to Students of Different Ages. Poster paper presented at the Central Asian Teachers of English Conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Organized by the U.S. Department of State.  

Judy, J. (2014). The Education of Pauline Carey. Taboo:The Journal of Culture and Education, 14(1), 36-52.

Judy, J., & Palmer, B. (2014). Facing Front True Believers: Panels as Exercises in Image Management. In Bolling, B., & Smith, M. J. (Eds.). It Happens at Comic-Con: Ethnographic Essays on a Pop Culture Phenomenon. Jefferson, N. C.: McFarland.


Thomas Welsh (PhD, 2009)
Welsh, T., Foster, J., and Morgan, G.F.. (2017).  A history of Jewish Youngstown and the Steel Valley.  Charleston, SC: The History Press.

Alvim, H. G. (2015, January). Centered conversations: Encouraging student faith and meaning in the college journey. 1-hour session presented at the OASPA/OCPA (Ohio College Personnel Association) Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.

Kirby, K. L. (2015). Empowering Female Students: A Global Perspective & K-12 Impact. Presented at the Featured Scholars series, Akron, Ohio.

Alvim, H. G. (2014, June). Aprendendo pela fé: O estudo e o aprendizado cristão no contexto da academia secular norte-americana (Learning from faith: Christian scholarship in the context of the American secular academy). Revista de Educação do Cogeime (COGEIME Journal of Education)23(44), 33-48.