College of Education
School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education (SHDOSE)
Funded Projects
Project Title: Exploratory Evidence on the Factors that Relate to Elementary School Science Learning Gains Among English Language Learners
Principal Investigator: Chris Curran
Co-PI(s): Mark Pacheco (STL)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 5/15/2021 – 4/30/2023
Award Amount: $313,159
Project Title: Using Literature to Foster Positive-Self Concept: Fostering Resilience in a Time of Ongoing Collective Trauma
Principal Investigator: Latoya Haynes Thoby
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: American Education Research Association
Project Period: 3/1/2021 – 4/30/2022
Award Amount: $3,927
Project Title: A Statistical Framework and Tools for Planning Multilevel Randomized Cost-Effectiveness Trials
Principal Investigator: Wei Li
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: University of North Carolina (Subcontract – NSF Flow Through)
Project Period: 9/1/2020 – 8/31/2023
Award Amount: $211,051
Project Title: OR-DRPD-ARJ2020: Matrix of Anti-Racism across the Curriculum (MARC): Building Theory and Instrumentation to Address Race across the Undergraduate Curriculum
Principal Investigator: Erica McCray (SSESPECS)
Co-PI(s):  Latoya Haynes-Thoby, Nicole Jones (Sociology Criminology and Law), Taryrn Brown (STL), Kakali Bhattacharya
Funding Agency: UF Research
Project Period: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: NSF Engineering Research Center for Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag)
Principal Investigator: David Arnold (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Co-PI(s): David Miller, Alina Glenn (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Ian Small (North Florida Research & Education Center), Eric McLamore (Center for Latin American Studies), and Diane Rowland (Agronomy)
Funding Agency: University of Pennsylvania (Subcontract – NSF Flow Through Through)
Project Period: 9/1/2020 – 8/31/2025
Award Amount: $249,782
Project Title: The Role and Influence of Online Degree Programs in Higher Education
Principal Investigator: Justin Ortagus
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Arnold Ventures
Project Period: 1/22/2021 – 4/30/2022
Award Amount: $87,458
Project Title: OR-DRPD-ARJ2020: We Are UF Too: Exploring the Experiences of Black Graduate Students
Principal Investigator: Travis Smith
Co-PI(s): Jerri-Ann Danso (Student Affairs), Lane Washington (Student Affairs)
Funding Agency: UF Research
Project Period: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Title: COVID-19 Baseline Data Collection and Planning Grant
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI(s): Catherine Cavanaugh (Lastinger Center for Learning), Pengfei Zhao
Funding Agency: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Project Period: 10/23/2020 – 10/15/2021
Award Amount: $145,797
Project Title: Building New Evidence for Designing Performance-Based Funding Policies to Reduce Inequality
Principal Investigator: Justin Ortagus
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Pennsylvania State University (Subcontract – William T. Grant Foundation Flow Through)
Project Period: 6/1/2020 – 5/31/2021
Award Amount: $10,731
Project Title: Equity and Effectiveness of State Higher Education Funding Policies
Principal Investigator: Justin Ortagus
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Pennsylvania State University (Subcontract – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Flow Through)
Project Period: 8/1/2020 – 7/31/2021
Award Amount: $109,565
Project Title: A2SPIRE: Addictions Attitudes, Screening, Prevention, Intervention, Referral, and Empathy
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Swank
Co-PI(s): Sondra Smith, Elliot Woehler
Funding Agency: DHHS/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Project Period: 4/30/2020 – 4/29/2022
Award Amount: $199,795
Project Title: An Examination of the Enrollment and Persistence Outcomes of the Florida College Student Re-Enrollment Demonstration
Principal Investigator: Justin Ortagus
Co-PI(s): Isaac McFarlin
Funding Agency: Helios Education Foundation
Project Period: 5/18/2020 – 5/16/2022
Award Amount: $115,000
Project Title: Optimal Design for Mediation Studies in Group-Randomized Trials with Group-Level Mediators
Principal Investigator: Zuchao Shen
Co-PI(s): Walter Leite
Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation
Project Period: 9/1/2020 – 8/31/2021
Award Amount: $49,861
Project Title: iConnect: Improving Access and Success for Underserved Students in Information Technology Programs Through Education-Industry Connections
Principal Investigator: Justin Ortagus
Co-PI(s): Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko (STL), Lindsay Lynch
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 4/1/2020 – 3/31/2023
Award Amount: $600,000
Project Title: New Data Frontiers in School Discipline Research: Charting a Path for Enhanced Data Collection to Better Understand the Entire School Discipline Pipeline and Equity Therein
Principal Investigator: Chris Curran
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: American Educational Research Association
Project Period: 12/1/2019 – 12/31/2021
Award Amount: $35,000
Project Title: The Impact of a Dialogic Reading Intervention on Low Income Preschool Children’s Knowledge of Emotional Vocabulary and Emotion Causes
Principal Investigator: Tina Smith-Bonahue (SSESPECS)
Co-PI(s): Kristen Kemple (SSESPECS), Anne Corinne Manley, Sondra Smith
Funding Agency: UF Foundation (Subcontract – Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Flow Through)
Project Period: 8/15/2019 – 8/14/2021
Award Amount: $35,674
Project Title: Development and Pilot Evaluation of Bully Prevention Training Modules for Special and General Education Teachers: Impact on Teacher Awareness, Self-Efficacy, and Student Outcomes
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI(s): Walter Leite
Funding Agency: University of North Carolina (Subcontract – IES Flow Through)
Project Period: 8/20/2019 – 6/30/2023
Award Amount: $471,173
Project Title: A Proposal to Analyze the Effects of Variations in Performance-Based Funding Policies on Student Access, Success, and Labor Market Outcomes
Principal Investigator: Justin Ortagus
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: University of Florida Foundation (Joyce Foundation Flow Through)
Project Period: 8/31/2019 – 8/31/2021
Award Amount: $103,350
Project Title: Ban the Discipline Box? How University Applications that Assess Prior School Discipline Experiences Impact College Acceptance of Youth Disciplined in High School
Principal Investigator: Chris Curran
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation
Project Period: 9/1/2019 – 8/31/2021
Award Amount: $70,000
Project Title: A Proposal to Analyze the Effects of Variations in Performance-Based Funding Policies on Student Access, Success, and Labor Market Outcomes
Principal Investigator: Justin Ortagus
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: Arnold Ventures
Project Period: 7/14/2019 – 10/31/2021
Award Amount: $270,238
Project Title: Project DIMES: Diagnostic Instrument for Morphology of Elementary Students
Principal Investigator: Anne Corinne Manley
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education/IES
Project Period: 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2022
Award Amount: $1,290,952
Project Title: Examining the Impact of Variations in Performance-Based Funding Policies on Student Outcomes
Principal Investigator: Justin Ortagus
Co-PI(s): N/A
Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation
Project Period: 12/1/2018 – 6/30/2021
Award Amount: $204,528
Project Title: Research: Understanding Ambiguity in Engineering Problem Solving
Principal Investigator: David Therriault
Co-PI(s): Elliot Douglas (Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Project Period: 9/15/2018 – 8/31/2021
Award Amount: $269,885
Project Title: Efficacy of Prime Online: Teacher Professional Development for Inclusive Elementary Mathematics Classrooms
Principal Investigator: Cynthia Griffin (SSESPECS)
Co-PI(s): James Algina (SSESPECS), Nancy Dana (STL), Walter Leite
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education/IES
Project Period: 8/15/2018 – 8/14/2022
Award Amount: $3,276,003
Project Title: Precision Education: The Virtual Learning Lab
Principal Investigator: Walter Leite
Co-PI(s): Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center for Learning), George Michailidis (Informatics Institute)
Funding Agency: Institute of Education Sciences
Project Period: 07/01/2016 — 06/30/2022
Award Amount: $8,908,289.00