Spotlight on Faculty Research: May 4th
Pictured are the highlighted faculty across West Chester University who were recognized
for their outstanding research and creative activity projects that reflect the following
• Student Success • Equity • Inclusion • Diversity • Belonging • Community Engagement
The Research on Equity via the Arts in Childhood (REACH) Lab
The Research on Equity via the Arts in Childhood (REACH) Lab convening at Settlement Music School brought together scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from across the country as well as approximately 50 WCU students who presented their scholarly work. WCU's REACH Lab, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is directed by Dr. Ellie Brown (Psychology) along with her colleagues at CUNY and WolfBrown, and focuses on how music and creative arts might support the wellbeing of children facing stress and trauma related to poverty and racism. More information about REACH can be found here.
Three researchers from CUNY's Lehman College stand with Blanca Velazquez-Martin (WCU Psychology Master's Program Alum), Tarrell Davis (Executive Director of Early Childhood at Settlement Music School), Shanelle Stovall (WCU PsyD Student), Ellie Brown (WCU Professor of Psychology), Estefania Ortiz (WCU Psychology BS Alum), Amanda Bryans (Federal Office of Head Start Education and Research to Practice Supervisor), and Sunil Iyengar (National Endowment for the Arts Director of Research and Analysis)
Jan Michener, Director of Arts Holding Hands and Hearts (AHHAH), talks with WCU Psychology BS students Rochell Blignaut, Anna Carroll, and Jadyn Branch about their research poster on classroom chaos and child cortisol levels.