Research News

Research News

Curbing Obesity in Minority Children

Curbing Obesity in Minority Children

Tao Zhang and Jean Keller, faculty members in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, are exploring whether a physical activity promotion program — administered through Head Start and by parents at home — can improve health outcomes for preschoolers from underserved communities.

continue reading
Improving Identification of Gifted Students

Improving Identification of Gifted Students

Selcuk Acar, associate professor of educational psychology, is working to develop an improved, less expensive test for original thinking in elementary students to better identify low-income, minority or untraditionally-gifted children who may currently be missed by traditional testing.

continue reading
Reducing Disparities in Special Education

Reducing Disparities in Special Education

Brenda Barrio, associate professor of special education, in collaboration with Susan Nichols, interim executive director of UNT’s Kristin Farmer Autism Center, are researching the disparities in diagnoses and treatment of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

continue reading
Study on Mental Health and Wellbeing of Collegiate Athletes During Pandemic

Study on Mental Health and Wellbeing of Collegiate Athletes During Pandemic

The UNT Center of Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence, in collaboration with Wayne State University, has released results in an ongoing study examining the overall health, performance and psychological wellbeing of collegiate athletes during the pandemic.

continue reading
Student Literacy Improvement from Technology

Student Literacy Improvement from Technology

Assistant professor Lauren Eutsler is dedicated to improving student literacy by examining how to more efficiently use continually changing technology in the classroom and at home.

continue reading
Learning Environments During Pandemic Shutdown

Learning Environments During Pandemic Shutdown

College of Education Assistant Professor Christopher Long is making the best of the situation after his research project was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

continue reading