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Deb Kakavas, Bettina Hass, Bobbie Bevins

College of Education recognizes Bettina Hass Excellence in Commitment and Dedication Awardees, a retirement, longevity honorees

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Bobbie Bevins and Deb Kakavas received the Bettina (Tina) Hass Excellence in Commitment and Dedication Awards at the UI College of Education Staff Appreciation Lunch Celebration. The college also celebrated Kathy Mossman's retirement and 14 longevity award honorees.
Several men stand in front of a room, presenting information to students in Kosovo.

Empowering Kosovan ICT students

Monday, April 22, 2024
USAID's Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education Activity collaborates with Polymaths, one of the activity’s ICT private sector partners, and their partners from Amazon Web Services. This collaboration provides students with training and long-term support to enhance their cloud computing skills.
Amanda Thein speaks at a podium.

College of Education builds partnerships with K-12 educators

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Local stakeholders from K-12 education and the University of Iowa discussed student learning, effective teaching, and innovative and inclusive educational practices at the first Connecting K-12 and Higher Education Conference.
Professors from University of Iowa and Kosovo public universities discuss issues while standing around a table.

Collaborative curriculum development: UI, Kosovo public universities partner with industry leaders

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Professors specializing in competency-based education at the University of Iowa have joined forces with their counterparts from public universities in Kosovo to lead workshops aimed at revising curricula in response to insights from the private sector.
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Regan Trexel honored as recipient of 2024 Iowa Direct Support Professional of the Year

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
University of Iowa graduate student Regan Trexel has been named the Iowa Direct Support Professional of the Year by ANCOR, the leading voice in Washington for community-based disability services providers, due to her role at UI REACH as the lead social engagement peer mentor.
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College of Education graduate programs receive high marks in latest national rankings

Monday, April 8, 2024
Twenty three University of Iowa programs, including three College of Education graduate programs, were ranked in the top 25 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Elementary Education alumnus Kenny Gaskin

In the news: Elementary Education alumnus featured in Des Moines Register

Monday, April 1, 2024
UI Elementary Education alumnus Kenny Gaskin spent his childhood looking up to his teachers. He’s now a teacher with Des Moines Public Schools, inspiring students and building a sense of community in the classroom.
Belén Hernando-Lloréns, PhD professional development and multilingual communities summit

UI hosts community-based interpreters for summit on professional development and multilingual communities

Thursday, March 28, 2024
More than 20 participants from across the state recently participated in a professional development summit to learn how to even better serve and support multilingual communities in Iowa. The summit was made possible thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to launch the National Resource Center for Translation and Global Literacy.
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Dr. Ernest Pascarella Memorial fund honors the late professor, supports students

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
The Dr. Ernest Pascarella Memorial Scholarship fund was established by the family of the late professor emeritus of Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) to assist graduate students in HESA with the greatest financial need.
Staff of the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health

In the News: Scanlan Center for School Mental Health highlighted by Inside Higher Ed

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Faculty and staff at Iowa community colleges want to support their students’ mental health; however, many feel underprepared to do so. UI's Scanlan Center for School Mental Health provided some helpful solutions.
Sherry Watt Portrait

Watt earns American College Personnel Association Contribution to Knowledge Award

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Higher Education and Student Affairs Professor Sherry K. Watt was awarded the American College Personnel Association (ACPA): College Student Educators International’s Contribution to Knowledge Award for the research she does on strategies for engaging across difference using practices that build stamina within the self and in relationships with others to sustain community.
Lauren Irwin poses with Jodi Linley outside The Englert after graduating from her doctorate program.

Lauren Irwin wins dissertation of the year award from the College Student Educators International

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
University of Iowa College of Education alumna Lauren Irwin was awarded the Marylu McEwen Dissertation of the Year Award from College Student Educators International.
Amira Nash teaching

U.S. Department of Education grant addresses teacher shortage, diversifies workforce

Thursday, February 15, 2024
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the UI College of Education a $1.26 million grant for a program that will partner with Iowa school districts, community colleges, and community partners. The program will support 40 high quality elementary teachers through coursework and field experiences, resulting in a Bachelor of Arts, a teaching license, and a K12 ESL endorsement in Iowa.
College of Education School Counseling Student

Social emotional learning inspires school counseling graduate student Ryan Frank

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Ryan Frank knew he wanted to bring social emotional learning into educational settings after his experience working with students for AmeriCorps. Frank worked at the non-profit Catherine McAuley Center as part of his AmeriCorps placement after he received his undergraduate degree in social work and Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa. 
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UI College of Education’s online programs move up 14 spots in latest rankings

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Education’s online academic graduate programs have earned national recognition and are now ranked among the best in the country.
Mark McDermott speaking to group

In the News: McDermott discusses UI, Kirkwood partnership with DI

Friday, February 2, 2024
Kirkwood Community College students can now seamlessly transfer to the University of Iowa College of Education to obtain their elementary education licensure, due to a new articulation agreement between the two institutions.
Tom Hicks Student Support Coordinator

Hicks helps students juggle life and school

Friday, January 26, 2024
When Tom Hicks received a set of juggling balls from his grandmother 20 years ago, little did he know it would become a crucial teaching tool in his career. Now, as the College of Education's Student Support Coordinator, Tom Hick uses juggling as a tool to support student success.
Non-traditional student Kayleigh Sutton in Ghana

Feeling connected while studying abroad in Ghana as a non-traditional student

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Kayleigh Sutton, an elementary education major and a Diversity Ambassador Scholarship recipient (now the Global Access Ambassador Scholarship), participated in the Ghana Education and Culture program in summer 2023.
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UI, Kirkwood create seamless transfer pathway to elementary education licensure

Monday, January 22, 2024
Students interested in becoming elementary education teachers now have another pathway to the profession thanks to a shared commitment to increase student access to higher education.
Dare to Discover banners hanging in Iowa City

Five UI College of Education students selected for OVPR’s 'Dare to Discover' campaign

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
The Office of the Vice President for Research’s annual Dare to Discover banner campaign highlights 80 researchers and scholars from across the university.
Illustration of alumna and donor, Linda R. Baker

A tribute to Linda Baker

Monday, January 8, 2024
Linda R. Baker, College of Education alumna and passionate supporter of education, died Dec. 27 at age 77. Her legacy lives on in the many profound and positive contributions she and her husband Dale have made over the years. The Baker Teacher Leader Center in the UI College of Education is named in her honor.
University of Iowa campus in the winter

In the News: Vogelgesang offers wellness tips on how to thrive during the holidays

Monday, December 18, 2023
UI College of Education Clinical Associate Professor and Scanlan Center for School Mental Health Director of Professional Development Kari Vogelgesang provides tips on how centering values help you thrive during the holidays.
Josie Mbaye ( science education/environmental science major), a Diversity Ambassador Scholarship recipient

Studying abroad in Chile

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
A reflection piece by Josie Mbaye (science education/environmental science major), a Diversity Ambassador Scholarship recipient.
UI art education student Liv Plowman

Pandemic prompts Iowa student to pursue art passion

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Despite switching majors early in her University of Iowa experience, Liv Plowman has no regrets. She is now looking forward to her first job as an elementary art teacher in rural Iowa.
Jessica Soria poses for a photo in the Lindquist Center.

Soria finds her path to helping profession through ESHR major

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
As a first-generation Latina student, Jessica Soria found her professional path through the Education Studies and Human Relations major. She is also the featured student speaker at the College of Education Undergraduate Commencement and Teacher Education Program Recognition Ceremony.
High school students operate robots as part of a STEM learning activity.

Study: diverse college classrooms linked to better STEM learning outcomes for all students

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Students achieve better grades in college science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses when those classrooms have higher numbers of underrepresented racial-minority and first-generation college students, according to new research, co-authored by University of Iowa Higher Education and Student Affairs Professor Nicholas Bowman.
Faculty and staff sit around a table listening to a trainer in Kosovo.

Kosovo's public universities develop skills for curricular reform

Sunday, December 3, 2023
Kosovo's public universities are enhancing collaboration with industry leaders in the agriculture and Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sectors to align curriculum revisions with market demands.
Members of the Iowa Academy of Education pose for a photo. Top row left to right: Dan Clay (UI), Ann Gansemer-Topf (ISU), Pam Wesely (UI), Amanda Thein (UI), Liz Hollingworth (UI), Allison Bruhn (UI), Bob Reason (ISU). Second row left to right: Jeff Weld (UNI), Denise Crawford (ISU), Scott Ellison (UNI), David Hernandez (UNI), and Nick Bowman (UI)

UI’s Bruhn and Wesely inducted into Iowa Academy of Education

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
UI College of Education professors Allison Bruhn and Pamela Wesely were recently inducted into the Iowa Academy of Education. Membership to the academy is granted to those who show rigor and creativity in their scholarship. Inductees have outstanding scholarship related to teaching and learning.
Iowa City Pride Parade & Festival, June 17, 2023

Coleman garners national awards for ‘Banned Childhoods’ project

Tuesday, November 21, 2023
James Joshua (Josh) Coleman, assistant professor of English education, is the recipient of two Children’s Literature Assembly awards for his research on how activism challenges beliefs that ban LGBTQ+ children’s literature from libraries and schools.
Cassie Barnhardt stands in front of seated scholars around a table.

Iowa shares education analytics practices with colleagues from Kosovo's public universities

Monday, November 20, 2023
Staff from Kosova's public universities are considering a new approach to embracing data with a series of education analytics training sessions provided by the University of Iowa as part of USAID's Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education Activity.
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Former Noyce scholars make an impact in Iowa’s high-needs schools

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Meet two Noyce scholar recipients who are now working in classrooms. Mathematics education undergraduates may be eligible for the scholarship, which provides $13,000 per year for up to two years.
University of Iowa campus in the fall

Counselor education faculty, students receive honors for research, teaching

Friday, November 10, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Education’s faculty and doctoral students have been honored for their work in counselor education by the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES).
A group  of people wearing netted caps tour the Institute for Agriculture Development in Kosovo.

UI supports industrial boards at Kosovan public universities

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
In the pursuit of strengthening higher education and promoting meaningful academia-industry partnerships, the USAID-funded Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education activity joins forces with three public universities in Kosovo to engage and empower industrial boards for the 2023-24 academic year.
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Reeve-Mendoza honored with 2023 Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award

Monday, November 6, 2023
Yareli Reeve-Mendonza is passionate about using her military experience to help other women veterans. To recognize her service, she is being honored with a 2023 Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award.
Faculty sitting in a circle with grade school students

Federal grant to bolster mental health evaluation, training, research, and innovation for schools

Thursday, November 2, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Education partners with three universities to scale up school mental health training and workforce expansion efforts nationwide.
Chuck Xander, Iowa’s new embedded counselor focusing on Veterans and military-connected students

Here to support students who served

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Chuck Xander, Iowa’s new embedded counselor focusing on Veterans and military-connected students, brings a great blend of empathy and expertise to the role because of his own military service and educational background.

Retirements 2022-2023

Monday, October 16, 2023
Honoring our retiring faculty and their contributions to the College of Education.
Old Capitol on a sunny afternoon

Faculty, Staff and Student 2022-23 Awards

Friday, October 13, 2023
College of Education faculty and staff garnered recognition and honors from our university, state, national, and international organizations.
Three men talking in class

Education faculty awarded grant to improve disability services for Iowa students

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Three UI College of Education faculty were recently awarded a five-year, $800,000 grant that will fund the Interdisciplinary Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Special Education Service Training project, a collaboration between faculty in the college’s Rehabilitation Counseling and Special Education programs.
Linda and Dale Baker stand near a boat.

Global education champion

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Linda R. Baker, College of Education alumna, champion of global education, philanthropist, and long-time supporter of the University of Iowa, is the recipient of the 2023 International Impact Award for her efforts to foster cultural competency and global awareness.
Amira Nash stands outside of the Lindquist Center.

International education leader lauded

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Alumna Amira Nash, a doctoral student focusing on teaching and learning: literacy, culture, and language education, and associate director of partnerships and programs in the Baker Teacher Leader Center, is a recipient of the 2023 Global Student Award.

Class Notes 2022-2023

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
New jobs? Promotions? Special awards and recognitions? Read on, reconnect, and catch up with fellow alumni.
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By The Numbers 2022-23

Monday, October 9, 2023
Check out the College of Education’s 2022-2023 By the Numbers to see the impact of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni.
Dean Daniel Clay in suit and tie

Message from the Dean: Annual Report 2022-23

Thursday, October 5, 2023
College of Education Dean Daniel Clay reflects upon the importance of community and how students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and community and corporate partners are collaborating to make a positive impact, exemplifying "Together Hawkeyes."
A group of new College of Education facult in the Lindquist Center Courtyard.

New faculty join College of Education

Thursday, October 5, 2023
The College of Education welcomes new faculty who bring decades of expertise, cutting-edge research, and innovative teaching to our community.
Faculty working with grade school students in classroom.

Education faculty receive grant to address shortages of special education leaders

Thursday, October 5, 2023
A team of College of Education faculty are utilizing a new training grant to improve access to special educators in Iowa and across the country.
Cheryl Ferguson smiles for a photo at the College of Education.

Ferguson’s research inspired by caring for mother with dementia

Thursday, October 5, 2023
Cheryl Ferguson's research aims to develop interventions that extend independence and quality of life for adults with degenerative brain diseases.
Grade school children join hands in the middle

Scanlan Center for School Mental Health part of national collaboration to improve mental health services in schools

Friday, September 22, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Education’s Scanlan Center for School Mental Health is a partner organization in a new $2.6 million U.S. Department of Education grant that will support mental health services and professionals in schools.
Dave Conrads, Director of UI WILD, teaches law students at MNRA about the importance of bird banding in tracking species health, population, and migration.

Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative launches new field course at Iowa Law

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
With support from UI WILD and the UI College of Education, the College of Law’s Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative recently launched Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Law, a new interdisciplinary environmental law field course.
Tevin Middleton poses in the Lindquist Center.

Doctoral student Tevin Middleton receives funds to research school mental health

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral student Tevin Middleton is working to increase the number of minority students who pursue higher education and the counselor profession by addressing mental health services in schools.
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Growing Global

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
The College of Education’s Global Education Initiatives continue to strengthen existing partnerships and create new opportunities for students and faculty, including programs in Costa Rica, Finland, Ghana, the UK, Japan, Kosovo, and Norway, among other collaborations.
Aldo Loya smiles in the Lindquist Center.

Scholarship spotlight: Aldo Loya

Friday, September 1, 2023
With the support of the Young Family Scholarship, Aldo Loya is working to direct youth and help people through education.
Erick Akuoko poses in Lindquist.

Scholarship spotlight: Eric Akuoko

Friday, September 1, 2023
Thanks to the Albert Hieronymus and Family Scholarship, Eric Akuoko is able to pursue innovative education research that makes an impact on students and learning.
Bettina "Tina" Hass smiles while posing in the Lindquist Center.

Education’s ‘walking Google’ says farewell

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
After 44 years at the helm of the College of Education’s Office of the Dean, Bettina (Tina) Hass is retiring Oct. 2.
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Achrazoglou retires from career combining teaching and technology

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
John Achrazoglou retires after 38 years with the College of Education, dedicating his entire career to teaching at his alma mater.
An auditorium full of educators sit in the Iowa Memorial Union watching a presentation on the Science of Reading.

Educators discover the science of reading through summit and podcast

Thursday, August 24, 2023
The Iowa Reading Research Center encourages the use of systematic, evidence-based instructional methods to help ensure that all students, regardless of background and/or identity, have the best chance of becoming proficient readers and writers.
Campers wear life jackets and sit in a canoe on a pond.

Education through adventure

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
UI WILD provides children with accessible opportunities to create meaningful connections with nature and College of Education students with unique outdoor education experiences.
A group of people stand in front of hay bales during an agricultural tour in Kosovo.

Agriculture businesses in the Peja region open to collaborate with public universities

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
The support of USAID’s Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education activity and Kosovo's agriculture businesses marks a significant milestone in the region's progress in training of future agriculturist at the public universities.
People examine plants in a field in Kosovo.

UI takes a people-centered approach in designing online courses

Monday, August 14, 2023
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and agriculture businesses in Kosovo are working to create pipelines for talented university students to help their businesses thrive.
Professor Nicholas Bowman stands by a table surrounded by standing students.

Bowman named new editor-in-chief of premier journal, Educational Researcher

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Two College of Education faculty members – Nicholas Bowman and Brian An – have been named as the new editor-in-chief and co-editor, respectively, for the Educational Researcher, the American Educational Researcher Association’s premier journal.
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ISU professors lead workshops on learning-centered classes for Kosovan professors

Monday, July 31, 2023
Iowa State University professors facilitated a series of training workshops to university students in Kosovo as part of the the Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education activity, funded by USAID and implemented by the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the Kosova Education Center.
Steven Triplett smiles in his office.

Triplett retires after decades of building relationships through education

Friday, July 28, 2023
Steven Triplett, a clinical instructor of educational leadership, retires this year after passing down valuable instruction and lessons from 48 years in education to the next generation of administrators.
Professor Walter Vispoel stands outside of Lindquist

Long time educational measurement faculty member, Vispoel, retires

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
After teaching future analysts and conducting renowned research in the University of Iowa College of Education’s Educational Measurement and Statistics program for more than 35 years, Professor Walter Vispoel is retiring.
Groups of students sitting outside the Belin-Blank Center on campus

Assouline retires after more than three decades of service in higher education

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
After an illustrious career that spanned more than 30 years in the University of Iowa College of Education, Susan Assouline, a distinguished faculty member and school psychology professor, is retiring.
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In the News: Bardhoshi provides tips to help kids develop healthier social media habits

Thursday, July 20, 2023
Summertime leads to free time, down time, and screen time, which means now is a good time for parents of teens and preteens to talk to their children about phone use, social media habits, and boundaries. Counseling Education Professor Gerta Bardhoshi provides helpful tips.
Students sit at a seminar in the Belin-Blank Center.

Academy for Twice-Exceptionality empowers neurodivergent students

Wednesday, July 5, 2023
The Belin-Blank Center’s Academy for Twice-Exceptionality is a program that strives to ensure that neurodiverse students have a positive and fulfilling college experience.
A group gathers in Pizren, Kosovo, standing on front steps of building.

Experiential learning workshops yield insights on internships in agriculture

Friday, June 30, 2023
The Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education participants recently organized a series of highly informative training workshops titled "Structured Internships in Agriculture."
College of Education Dean Daniel L. Clay sits at the head of a conference table, leading a workshop with industry experts in Kosovo.

Partnership delivers workshops on industry-university strategic cooperation

Monday, June 26, 2023
University of Iowa College of Education Dean Daniel L. Clay recently led workshops that brought together representatives from private sector companies, industrial boards, professors, career centers, and research institutions as part of the Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education Activity.
Students exploring the horizon with binoculars during School of the Wild

In the News: School of the Wild expands to get hundreds of more Iowa kids into the woods

Monday, June 26, 2023
The University of Iowa is expanding its wilderness education program to reach 4,500 elementary school children this year, and it should bring the outdoor learning experience to more than 6,000 next year.
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UI faculty, alumni net grant to help LGBTQ+ students thrive on campus

Thursday, June 22, 2023
Jodi Linley, University of Iowa associate professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs, is part of a $500,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation for first-of-its-kind research on LGBTQ+ college students. The grant is in collaboration with HESA alumni Cindy Ann Kilgo and Alex Lange.
Alumna and veteran John Mikelson in front of a U.S. flag

Mikelson honored as small business champion for veterans

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Alumnus John Mikelson retired from the Army in 2004, but he has never stopped helping veterans and service members get the support they need. That's why he was recently recognized as the 2023 Small Business Administration (SBA) Veterans Small Business Champion of the Year.
A group of people tour a brewery bottling plant in Kosovo.

Kosovo's private sector takes an active role in preparing students for job market

Friday, June 9, 2023
As part of the Private Sector Partnerships for Strengthening Higher Education, the Iowa Consortium team visited partner businesses to cultivate collaborative opportunities for businesses and public universities
Two students walk along Lindquist Center on a sunny day.

Three College of Education students awarded scholarships to study abroad

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Out of thousands of applicants nationwide, seven students from the University of Iowa have been granted a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which awards each recipient up to $5,000 to study abroad.
Cassie L. Barnhardt, project director, with Armand Krasniqi, rector of the University of Peje “Haxhi Zeka.”

New partnerships with private sector strengthens higher education in Kosovo

Thursday, June 1, 2023
The latest USAID-funded activity entitled Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education (PSPSHE) in Kosovo kicked off Monday, April 24, 2023, at the National Library of Kosovo.  The Iowa Consortium, led by the University of Iowa (UI), in cooperation with its partners Iowa State University (ISU), and the Kosova Education Center (KEC), is implementing the partnership.
A group photo of UI alumni over the age of 80 being honored, sitting in a row of chairs.

Clothier, Townsend honored in ‘Eight Over 80’ celebration

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Two University of Iowa College of Education Alumni – Elizabeth Clothier and Orville “Speedy” Townsend – were among eight University of Iowa alumni honored during the 2023 Eight Over 80 Awards Celebration.
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Coleman selected as national fellow to study book-banning practices and LGBTQ+ activism

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
James Joshua (Josh) Coleman, assistant professor of English education, is the recipient of a National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer postdoctoral fellowship to research book-banning practices and LGBTQ+ educational activism in the Midwest.
Kids outside sitting on the ground recording their findings during School of the Wild

Gazette: School of the Wild connects youth and nature with equity

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Housed in the University of Iowa College of Education, School of the Wild partners with schools across the state to give kids an opportunity to learn about the natural world through immersion.
Picture of UI research facility, with blue sky above.

Eight faculty-led projects funded by Seeding Excellence Initiative

Thursday, May 25, 2023
UI's Office of the Vice President for Research has selected the winners of eight pilot grants--several of which are led by College of Education faculty--intended to sustain the continued growth of the campus research enterprise by providing competitive seed funding in strategic areas.
Allison Rowe

Rowe awarded AHI funding

Friday, May 12, 2023
Allison Rowe, a clinical assistant professor and program coordinator for Art Education, has been awarded AHI funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Samatha Pedek smiles outside of the Lindquist Center

Pedek overcomes adversity, finds ‘true calling’ of teaching at Iowa

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Samantha Pedek knew she wanted to be a teacher ever since third grade. However, the 2023 graduate with a Master of Arts in Teaching in Science Education experienced a winding path and challenges along the way.

College of Education faculty recognized for research excellence

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Two College of Education faculty members – Seth King and Sherry Watt and the Multicultural Initiatives Research Team – were recently recognized for their exceptional research.

College of Education faculty honored for exemplary teaching, mentorship

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Two University of Iowa College of Education faculty members – Erin Barnes and Jodi Linley – were recently recognized with collegiate awards for their excellence in teaching and mentoring students.
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John Deere Foundation, Iowa join forces to boost school mental health

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
The John Deere Foundation supports teachers and students with a gift to the University of Iowa’s nationally leading Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, a partnership between the Iowa Board of Regents, Iowa Department of Education, and the University of Iowa’s College of Education.

Advocating for language maintenance through multilingual education

Monday, May 8, 2023
Third-year Literacy, Culture, and Language Education doctoral student Melanie Carbine, who is also a middle school math teacher in Maryland, recognizes the need for teachers to be versed in multilingual education practices. 
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College of Education faculty awarded $5.3 million national mental health grant

Monday, May 1, 2023
Faculty from the University of Iowa College of Education School Counseling and School Psychology programs were awarded a $5.388 million grant to address shortages in the number of school-based mental health services professionals (MHSPs) available in high-need schools. Faculty from the UI College of Public Health and School of Social Work will also collaborate on the grant.
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In the News: Cohen discusses music making in prisons with IPR

Friday, April 28, 2023
Associate Professor Mary Cohen discusses how music programs can support personal and social growth for people experiencing incarceration.
Two students walk along Lindquist Center on a sunny day.

College of Education graduate programs move up in latest national rankings

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Five University of Iowa programs, including the College of Education’s Rehabilitation Counseling program which came in at No. 3, received a top-10 ranking in the recently released U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings for 2024.

Hand honored with Michael J. Brody Award

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Brian Hand,  a science education professor in the University of Iowa College of Education, was honored with the Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service.
Dignitaries gather at the National Library in Prishtina, Kosovo for the  Private Sector Partnership for Strengthening Higher Education.

USAID taps UI experts to connect higher education and private sector in Kosovo and Iowa

Monday, April 24, 2023
More than 20 University of Iowa faculty, students, and staff will be working with colleagues at universities in Kosovo over the next five years to strengthen ties between higher education and the private sector, thanks to a $4 million cooperative agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partnering with Iowa State University and the Kosova Education Center.
HESA alumna Kelsey Ryder

In the News: HESA alumna Ryder receives Lola Lopes Award

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Kelsey Ryder, an alumna of the University of Iowa College of Education's Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program, and associate director in UI's Office of Student Financial Aid, is the recipient of the 2023 Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy. 
Liz Hollingworth

Hollingworth honored with LTEL 2023 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

Monday, April 17, 2023
Liz Hollingworth, College of Education professor in Educational Leadership and director of the Center for Evaluation and Assessment, received the 2023 Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership (LTEL) Special Interest Group (SIG) 129 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award at the American Educational Research Association Annual meeting.
Educational Measurement and Statistics students talking in a Lindquist Center classroom

College of Education faculty, students share cutting-edge research at national meetings

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
More than 90 College of Education faculty and graduate students are presenting cutting-edge research at the American Education Research Association and National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) annual meetings. 
HESA doctoral candidate Nicole Tennessen

Tennessen seeks understanding of how data is used to support student success

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Nicole Tennessen's research explores how institutional data is used to support student success. Tennessen decided to pursue her doctorate at Iowa, thanks to the renowned and nationally ranked Higher Education and Student Affairs Program.
Educational Measurement and Statistics PhD student, Bladimir Padilla-Fuentes

Padilla-Fuentes explores Chilean admissions process

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Bladimir Padilla-Fuentes' research explores the academic and socioeconomic factors that impact university admissions in Chile. The Chilean native was drawn to the University of Iowa to pursue his doctorate, thanks to the internationally-recognized Educational Measurement and Statistics program.

Thomas awarded first UI Fulbright to Israel

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Dawn Thomas, who will receive a Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary English education from the College of Education in May 2023, is the winner of a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Israel for 2023-24.
Catherine Welch

Catherine Welch honored with Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Monday, April 3, 2023
Catherine Welch, professor in Educational Measurement and Statistics at the University of Iowa College of Education, was honored with a 2023 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence.
Dr. Hernando Lloréns stands in front of the Old Capitol overlooking Iowa City

Hernando Lloréns wins national early career award

Monday, March 27, 2023
Belén Hernando Lloréns, assistant professor in multilingual education, will receive the 2023 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Early Career Award at the spring conference in Chicago.
Ryan and Holly Anthony

Iowa Raptor Project featured in Press-Citizen

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Ryan and Holly Anthony are master falconers who manage the Iowa Raptor Project at Macbride Nature Recreation Center.
Martin Kivlighan

Kivlighan named new DEO of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Martin Kivlighan, associate professor of counseling psychology, has been selected as the next Departmental Executive Officer of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations beginning July 1.
Nicholas Bowman, professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs, reviews research with students.

Bowman selected as 2023 AERA Fellow for exceptional contributions to education research

Friday, March 10, 2023
Nicholas Bowman, professor of higher education and student affairs at the University of Iowa, and Mary Louise Petersen Chair in Higher Education in the University of Iowa College of Education, has been selected as a 2023 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow.
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Izumi honored with early career scholar award

Thursday, March 2, 2023
Jared Izumi, assistant professor in psychological and quantitative foundations at the University of Iowa College of Education, was honored with a 2023 OVPR Early Career Scholars Award.
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Cross-campus team receives grant to deliver innovative mental health awareness training

Monday, February 27, 2023
Thanks to a $500,000 Substance, Abuse, and Mental Health Services Administration grant, a new mental health awareness training curriculum will be provided across nine Iowa City Community Schools, entitled Project PEARLS (Prepare, Engage, Assess, Respond, Link, Sustain.)
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A Lesson from the Macbride Nature Recreation Area

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Through the pandemic and extreme weather events, the Macbride Nature Recreation Area continues to teach us new lessons about the circle of life.
Christian Garcia crossing a suspension bridge.

Student Spotlight: Christian Garcia

Monday, February 20, 2023
Christian was motivated to participate in the YOU-LEAD program to Costa Rica in 2023 to get out of his comfort zone and learn more about communities outside of Iowa.
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Student Spotlight: Luz Alcala

Monday, February 20, 2023
Luz gained a bigger appreciation for teaching and traveled somewhere new on the study abroad trip to Costa Rica as part of a Baker Teacher Leader Center Global Initiative study abroad program with YOU-LEAD.
Cooper Reaves shoots a basketball.

Athletics and UI REACH a slam dunk for students with disabilities

Monday, February 20, 2023
Through the UI REACH program, alumnus Cooper Reaves lived out his passion for sports as the student manager for the Iowa Hawkeyes Women’s Basketball team in the 2022-23 season.
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Student Spotlight: Binh Nguyen

Monday, February 20, 2023
Binh Nguyen always loved experiencing various cultures and says she would completely recommend the Costa Rica study abroad experience to others.
Clinical professor Mitchell Kelly

Kelly recognized with UI's highest teaching honor

Friday, February 17, 2023
Clinical professor Mitchell Kelly was bestowed with the 2023 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, UI's highest honor for teaching.

Research grants help Counselor Education and Supervision students pursue projects

Thursday, February 9, 2023
University of Iowa Counselor Education and Supervision students receive research grants to aid in their independent research studies.
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Broton takes on new role with Public Policy Center

Friday, January 20, 2023
Katharine Broton, assistant professor in the college's HESA program, has started a new role as Social and Education Policy research fellow with UI’s Public Policy Center.
Dare to Discover features Alyssa Provencio, Amira Nash, Bree Neyland, and Meg Mechelke

College of Education researchers highlighted in ‘Dare to Discover’

Friday, January 13, 2023
Three College of Education students and one college staffer were recently featured in UI's Dare to Discover campaign, which showcases researchers, scholars, and creators from across the University of Iowa.
Graduating Senior Makayla Smith poses on the Old Capitol Building balcony on campus at the University of Iowa

Lack of representation inspires Smith to pursue career as teacher

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Graduating Senior Makayla Smith endured self-doubt and struggles en-route to a successful and fulfilling career in teaching through the University of Iowa College of Education
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Graduating student brings international experiences into the classroom

Friday, December 9, 2022
Hannah Baysinger’s journey to teaching brought her across different continents, to different cultures, and gave her non-traditional classroom experiences.
ESHR student and December 2022 graduate Malaz Aliomer

Finding the power in her voice through resiliency

Thursday, December 8, 2022
Malaz Aliomer has created her own path through new experiences and conquered challenges. Now, the University of Iowa student is following her passion for working with children and achieving her goal of earning a degree from the College of Education.

In the News: Cohen featured on BBC's Music Matters

Monday, December 5, 2022
Associate Professor Mary Cohen, co-author of the book "Music-Making in U.S. Prisons: Listening to Incarcerated Voices," was recently a guest on BBC's Music Matters podcast series.
Blue sky dotted with puffy white clouds above the college's Lindquist Center.

Hollingworth receives national recognition for ‘significant contributions’ as faculty athletics representative

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Liz Hollingworth, College of Education professor in Educational Leadership, director of the Center for Evaluation and Assessment, and interim Departmental Executive Officer of the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, is being honored among 16 faculty athletics representatives across the nation for significant contributions by the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame.

Four students receive 2022 Noyce Scholarships for Math

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Four outstanding College of Education students are recipients of the 2022 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships for Mathematics Education
Kristen Rickey

Alumna Kristen Rickey named 2022-23 Iowa Superintendent of the Year

Monday, November 14, 2022
Kristen Rickey, University of Iowa College of Education alumna and superintendent of the West Delaware Community School District, has been named the 2022-23 Iowa Superintendent of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa.
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Nash receives grant for BIPOC student recruitment and retention

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Amira Nash, associate director of partnerships and programs in the Baker Teacher Leader Center, received a grant from the Community Foundation of Johnson County.
Chris Ogren

In the News: Ogren discusses education in Iowa with IPR

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
HESA Professor Chris Ogren recently appeared on IPR's Iowa Week to talk about the national forces that shaped education from the 1960s through today. 
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Linley honored for dedication to students with M. L. Huit Faculty Award

Friday, October 14, 2022
To recognize and celebrate her years of leadership and service, the University of Iowa honored Jodi Linley with the 2022 Marion L. Huit Faculty Award.
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Fitzke honored for rapport with students

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Kayla Reed Fitzke, assistant professor in couple and family therapy at the University of Iowa College of Education, was honored with the James N. Murray Award from the Office of the Dean of Students.
Laura Gallo

In the News: Gallo addresses suicide intervention in schools

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Assistant Professor Laura Gallo recently offered expertise on suicide intervention in schools for the journal Teaching and Supervision in Counseling.
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Alumna named Iowa Elementary Principal of the Year

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Alumnus Heather Buckley, principal at Cardinal Elementary School in Eldon, Iowa, has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Iowa Elementary Principal of the Year award.
Weber and three veterans at the National Mall in Washington D.C.

Weber helps provide veterans with memorable trips

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Reygan Weber is passionate about supporting veterans and has helped make countless memories for those who have served and protected our country.

Alumnus named I-SERVE 2022 Distinguished Alumni of the Year

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
College of Education alumnus Greg Clark, a U.S. Army veteran, has received the 2022 I-SERVE award for his distinguished military service and significant impact on the veteran community.
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By the Numbers 2021-2022

Monday, September 26, 2022
Check out the College of Education’s 2021-2022 By the Numbers to see the impact of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni.

Bartlett remembered for excellence in law and special education

Monday, September 26, 2022
Larry Bartlett, former faculty member in Educational Leadership, passed away on August 26, 2021.

Message from the Dean: Annual Report 2021-22

Friday, September 23, 2022
College of Education Dean Daniel Clay reflects upon the achievements of the past year while looking to a continued bright future for Iowa's top-ranked College of Education.
New college of education faculty. ack row L to R:Julie Koch, Josh Coleman, Alissa Doobay, Randall Boen, Katy Schroeder, Jamie Tanas, Mark Hopkins, Stephen Murley. Front row R to L: Samuel Tanner, Erin Lane, EunJung Kim, Belen Hernando-Llorens, Kay Ramey, Hyesun You, Jeffrey Grim, Derek Rodgers

Welcome New Faculty

Friday, September 23, 2022
The College of Education welcomes new faculty who bring decades of expertise, cutting-edge research, and innovative teaching to our community.
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Baldus retires after years of inspiring creativity through play

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Although Clar Baldus, art education professor emeritus, retired in December of 2021 after more than two decades of inspiring the next generation of art educators, she continues to live her mantra: play every day.

Assouline lauded for leadership, steps down from center director role

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Susan Assouline stepped down as director of the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development Aug. 1 after successfully leading the internationally renowned center since December 2012.

Sasso leaves legacy as 'irrepressible, irreplaceable’ force

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Gary Sasso, who dedicated more than two decades of his life to the University of Iowa College of Education as a special education professor and visionary leader, died on March 27, 2022. He was 71.
Alumna Mary Mascher meets with students at the Iowa State Capitol.

Mascher steps down from legislative leadership role after decades of service

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Alumna Mary Mascher stepped down from the Iowa House of Representatives at the end of the 2022, leaving a legacy of strong advocacy for education and literacy.
A memorial for Nohema Graber at Fairfield High School.

Prioritizing mental health in Iowa’s schools

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Learn how the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health is improving outcomes for Iowa’s youth and educators.

Faculty, staff and student 2021-22 Awards

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
College of Education faculty and staff garnered recognition and honors from our university, state, national, and international organizations.
Alumnus Jake Chung stands outside of East Maine School District 63 in Des Plaines, Illinois, where he serves as assistant superintendent of human resources,

Alumnus Jake Chung takes on new leadership roles

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Jhoon “Jake” Chung of Arlington Heights, Illinois, has recently taken on several new leadership positions with his career and the University of Iowa.

Class Notes 2021-2022

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
New jobs? Promotions? Special awards and recognitions? Read on, reconnect, and catch up with fellow alumni.
Professor Emeritus Don Yarbrough

Renowned measurement and statistics professor Don Yarbrough retires

Monday, September 19, 2022
After educating Hawkeye teachers and other professionals for almost 40 years, Donald Yarbrough, professor emeritus of educational measurement and statistics, has retired from the College of Education.
Associate Professor of Instruction Robert van Deusen

After helping develop the next generation of mathematics educators, van Deusen retires

Monday, September 19, 2022
Twenty-four years after receiving his doctorate at the University of Iowa College of Education, Robert van Deusen was presented with an opportunity to teach Elementary Mathematics Methods at his alma mater.
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Connecting rural Iowans with mental health care

Monday, September 12, 2022
The Telepsychology Training Clinic (TPTC) at the University of Iowa College of Education was created to serve rural communities and their unique needs, bringing comprehensive mental health care to rural Iowa towns.  
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Scholars shed light on shadow education

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Growing up, many children are told they must do well in school to be admitted to a good university and be successful. But, with shadow education, doing well in school is easier for families who can afford to pay.

Wilson passes after decades of LGBTQ advocacy

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
John Wilson, former faculty member in Science Education, passed away on October 9, 2021.
Matthew Lira teaches students

Lira receives NSF grant to advance learning technologies

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Matthew Lira, assistant professor in educational psychology and learning sciences, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to investigate the role of gesture using physical feedback in STEM learning.
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In the News: Food Insecurity on College Campuses

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Assistant Professor Katharine Broton discusses food insecurity on college campuses with The Measure of Everyday Life.
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Wesely co-PI on $1 million grant helping to create National Resource Center for Translation and Global Literacy

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
College of Education Professor Pamela Wesely is part of a team of colleagues across campus who produced a successful proposal for the U.S. Department of Education, resulting in a $1 million grant – one of the largest humanities grants at Iowa.

Girdler retires after 23 years at the College of Education

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
After teaching in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa College of Education for 23 years, Carol Girdler retired in spring of 2022.

Shoultz retires, leaving legacy of excellence and collaboration

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
After nearly 20 years as a faculty member Amy Shoultz, clinical professor in English Education, retired in the summer of 2022.
Students gathered inside a high school.

Scanlan Family Foundation gives $15 million to name school mental health center, expand services to schools, veterans

Monday, July 18, 2022
Thanks to a generous $15 million gift from the Scanlan Family Foundation, the Iowa Center for School Mental Health has a new name – the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health.
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Pascarella ranked among 2022 top scientists

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Ernie Pascarella, renowned scholar and faculty emeritus in Higher Education and Student Affairs, was ranked #39 in the world ranking of top 1,000 scientists in the area of social sciences and humanities by Research.com. 
H. Dee Hoover (center) is one of Eight Over Eighty Hawkeyes honored in the inaugural celebration. He is seated in the middle of the other seven honorees, along with UI President Barbara Wilson and UI Center for Advancement President and Chief Executive OfficerLynette Marshall.

Hoover honored in Eight over 80 ceremony

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
University of Iowa College of Education alumnus, H. Dee Hoover, was honored as one of the Eight over 80 award winners as a Hawkeye who continues to make an impact well beyond retirement.
Blue sky dotted with puffy white clouds above the college's Lindquist Center.

Murley, Hopkins bring valuable expertise to Educational Leadership program

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Mark Hopkins (clinical assistant professor) and Stephen Murley (clinical instructor) are joining the college's Educational Leadership program.
Megan Foley Nicpon

Foley Nicpon named new director of Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Megan Foley Nicpon, an internationally recognized expert in counseling psychology and twice-exceptionality, has been named the new director of the University of Iowa College of Education’s Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development and the new Myron and Jacqueline N. Blank Endowed Chair in Gifted Education.
Spring 2022 graduate Zac Gavin receives BA in science education and BS in science studies.

Delivering fun to the science classroom

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Teaching runs in Zac Gavin’s blood. The soon-to-be University of Iowa graduate will become part of the third generation of teachers in his family, and he can’t wait to inspire future generations at his alma mater in Maquoketa, Iowa.
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College of Education faculty honored with outstanding research awards

Monday, May 9, 2022
Four faculty members were honored with the University of Iowa College of Education Outstanding Research Awards at the spring faculty and staff meeting on Thursday, May 12.
Left to right: Saba Ali, Megan Foley Nicpon, Lia Plakans, Pam Wesely, Daniel Clay, Mark McDermott, Noel Estrada Hernandez, Liz Hollingworth

College recognized for using data to drive continuous improvement, excellence

Thursday, May 5, 2022
The University of Iowa College of Education was recently recognized as a role model organization for its commitment to continuous improvement and performance excellence.
UI College of Education graduate student Jin Chang

In the News: Chang's oral history project documents Asian history at UI

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Graduate student Jin Chang has compiled an oral history project devoted to the experiences of Asians and Asian Americans at the university.
Alex Pauls

Pauls pursues doctorate in school psychology to help youth and families

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Alex Pauls wants to help children through applied behavior analysis to create meaningful change.
Tucker Chorpening

Chorpening encourages self-discovery during educational journey

Monday, April 25, 2022
Tucker Chorpening will inspire fellow graduates as the student commencement speaker at the May 2022 College of Education Undergraduate Commencement and Teacher Education Program Recognition Ceremony.
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Anti-Racism Collaborative, Plakans honored with Diversity Catalyst Award

Thursday, April 21, 2022
The University of Iowa College of Education's Anti-Racism Collaborative and Lia Plakans, professor of Multilingual Education and the Departmental Executive Officer for the Department of Teaching were awarded the 2022 Diversity Catalyst Award from the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
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Middle school students learn about global health disparities during International Day

Monday, April 18, 2022
Andrea Childs

Alumna awarded Fulbright to Montenegro

Monday, April 11, 2022
Andrea Childs, a student in English Education from the University of Iowa College of Education, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Bulgaria for 2022-23.
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Each named Iowa Student Poet Ambassador for 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Cedar Rapids Prairie High School Student Johnnie Each has been selected to serve as the 2022 Iowa Student Poet Ambassador, a collaboration between the Belin-Blank Center and the Iowa Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and many other partner organizations
Cole Denison

Denisen hopes to impact campus homelessness, food security

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Cole Denisen hopes to use his doctoral degree to tackle homelessness and food security issues on college campuses.
Byeolbee Um

Um aims to impact counselor education, support students

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Byeolbee Um is pursuing her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision so she can support historically underrepresented students through qualified counseling services.
Laura Gallo

Gallo recognized for addressing mental health needs of youth

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Laura Gallo is awarded the 2022 Association of Child and Adolescent Counseling Distinguished Professional Service Award in recognition of her work addressing the mental health needs of children and adolescents.
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Bardhoshi honored with research award for improving mental health

Friday, March 25, 2022
Gerta Bardhoshi's commitment to improving mental health outcomes has earned her the 2022 American Counseling Association Research Award.
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Office Hours Podcast: Gerta Bardhoshi

Friday, February 11, 2022
Gerta Bardhoshi, associate professor of Counselor Education and director of research and training for the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, shares her expertise in social-emotional behavioral health to help support everyone from students to school counselors and educators in this edition of the Office Hours Podcast.
GoMee Park

Park aims to support emergent bilingual students, gains recognition

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
GoMee Park, who earned a doctorate in Foreign Language and ESL education from Iowa in 2021, wants to support bilingual students and make a difference in the field of language education.
Dave Conrads shows a young student how to tag a bird.

UI WILD joins the College of Education

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Students, educators, and faculty now have more opportunities to learn, teach, and conduct research in nature, thanks to three popular programs joining the UI College of Education under the umbrella of UI WILD (Wildlife Instruction and Leadership Development).

Welcoming New Leadership

Thursday, January 27, 2022
The College of Education welcomed several new administrative leaders in the last academic year.
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Welcoming New Faculty

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Read more about the research, service, and experience of new faculty at the College of Education.

In Memoriam - 2021

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Remembering beloved faculty, David Bills, Linda Fielding, and John Kiraly Jr. and their impact on the world as scholars, mentors, and friends.
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Annual Report 2020-21 Retirements

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Honoring our retiring faculty and their contributions to the College of Education.

Annual Report 2020-21 Awards

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Thank you to the teachers, food-service workers, and counselors.

Gratitude: Adapting during Covid-19

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
The pandemic found ways of putting pressure on our students, teachers, and school communities like never before. We are grateful for and proud of the dedication, adaptability, and perseverance of our alumni. Here are a few of their stories.

Class Notes 2021

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
New jobs? Promotions? Special awards and recognitions? Read on, reconnect, and catch up with fellow alumni.

College offers new dyslexia special endorsement program

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
The new Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement program, coordinated by the Iowa Reading Research Center, builds educators’ knowledge of the literacy development of students with characteristics of dyslexia.
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By The Numbers 2020-2021

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Check out the College of Education’s 2020-2021 By the Numbers to see the impact of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni.

Why I Give: Marigail Jury

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Alumna Marigail Jury shares her inspiration for supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in education at the University of Iowa.
West High School and poet Shreya Khullar reads a poem at the Iowa State Capital through the Student Poet Ambassador Program

Promoting poetry in Iowa: Belin-Blank Center creates inaugural Iowa Student Poet Ambassador Program

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Inspired by poet laureate Amanda Gorman, Iowa City West High student Shreya Khullar was inaugurated in Des Moines as Iowa’s first Student Poet Ambassador.
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Renovation reveals collaborative, student-centered spaces for learning, teaching

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Students, faculty, staff, and visitors can now experience new high-tech, collaborative learning and teaching spaces in the Lindquist Center, thanks to a major renovation which spanned several years.
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New Scanlan Center for School Mental Health offers PD, outreach, research

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Thanks to the new Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, students, teachers, administrators, and other education professionals are receiving more support, resources, and training on mental health issues,
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Professor emeritus dedicates career to suicide awareness, prevention

Monday, January 24, 2022
Professor emeritus John Westefeld shares what fueled his commitment to suicide prevention and awareness in this first-person essay.

In Memoriam: Remembering John Kiraly Jr.

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Special education faculty emeritus John Kiraly Jr., 88, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Kiraly is remembered as a pioneer of the concept of a flipped classroom and a dedicated and kind professor and scholar.
Late professor emeritus Linda Fielding

In Memoriam: Fielding remembered as mentor, colleague, friend

Thursday, January 6, 2022
College of Education Associate Professor Emeritus Linda Fielding died June 18, 2021, from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease.
In Memoriam David Bills with photo

Bills leaves legacy as humble scholar, generous mentor, tireless champion

Thursday, January 6, 2022
David Bills, sociology of education professor and Emma E. Holmes Faculty Research Fellow in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, died peacefully on July 15, 2021, at the age of 67, leaving a global legacy through his scholarship and students.
Chris Ogren

Ogren receives grant to write book on life, legacy of Lyle Spencer

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Christine Ogren, associate professor, is the recipient of a Spencer Foundation grant to write a scholarly book on education research philanthropist Lyle Spencer.
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Into the wild

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
After spending over a year indoors, kids were ready to get outside with School of the Wild.
Matt Degner

Adapting through COVID-19: Matt Degner

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Matt Degner remembers cancelling Iowa City Community School District international trips in February of 2020 because of a virus called COVID-19. He never imagined that one month later, he would be sending his students, teachers, and administrators home for the next year and a half.
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Adapting through COVID-19: Adam Perkins

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
When COVID-19 first hit, teachers went above and beyond to meet the needs of their students. Adam Perkins, who received a M.A.T. in Science Education and who teaches science at Summit Middle Charter School in Boulder, Colorado, is one of these teachers.
Vicki Cupp teaches students

Adapting through COVID-19: Vicki Cupp

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Vicki Cupp has found silver linings in a schoolyear filled with unknowns.
Sydney Roper teaches students over zoom

Adapting through COVID-19: Sydney Roper

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Sydney Roper was heartbroken after she didn’t get to say goodbye to her first class when the school year ended early due to COVID-19.
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In search of Black care

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Krista Walker came to the College of Education to support students of color, but everything changed when Walker became one of the many Black women who had to advocate for their safety during childbirth.
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Nash, ICCSD receive grant to recruit, retain teacher education students of color

Friday, December 17, 2021
Amira Nash, associate director of partnerships and programs in the Baker Teacher Leader Center, received one of the University of Iowa’s 2021 Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant Awards for her work on the recruitment and retention of BIPOC teacher education students.
Nicole Williams

Williams creates new app to provide access to all students for music lessons

Friday, December 17, 2021
Nicole Williams, an Education Studies and Human Relations and organ performance double major, has created a new app to provide all students with access to music education.
Lindquist Center

College expands support for DEI, global and online education and PD

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Thanks to the college's growing commitment to DEI efforts, professional development, global education, and online programs, the Linda R. Baker Teacher Leader Center staff has expanded, hiring two new associate directors, both alumni.
Professor working with graduate students.

Aloe wins Mosteller Award from the Campbell Collaboration

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Ariel Aloe, associate professor in educational measurement and statistics, is the recipient of the prestigious Mosteller Award from the Campbell Collaboration.
Ethan Owens

Owens hopes to help students experience joys, rewards of music

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Ethan Owens looks forward to growing musical and creative communities of caring throughout his career after graduating.
Matthew Hayes

From Music to Mentoring: Veteran Pursues Career in School Psychology

Monday, November 1, 2021
Matthew Hayes finds fulfillment in I-SERVE and school psychology.
Ryan Schey

Schey’s research focuses on LGBTQ+ youth, more inclusive climate in schools

Monday, November 1, 2021
Ryan Schey joins the University of Iowa College of Education this fall as a visiting professor in English education.
Allison Rowe

Rowe inspires students to explore environmental issues through art

Monday, November 1, 2021
Allison Rowe, a clinical assistant professor in art education, joins the University of Iowa College of Education.
Jeffrey Nordine

Nordine pursues non-linear path to teaching future science educators

Monday, November 1, 2021
Jeffery Nordine, an associate professor in science education, joins the University of Iowa College of Education this fall.
Gary Gabel

Gabel’s expertise helps all teachers, students succeed in reading and math

Monday, November 1, 2021
Gary Gabel joins the University of Iowa College of Education this fall.
Ozge Evcen

Evcen supports linguistically diverse students

Monday, November 1, 2021
Ozge Evcen, a visiting assistant professor in Elementary Literacy Education, joins the University of Iowa College of Education this fall.
Yanchen Zhang

Zhang brings expertise in mental health of diverse school populations

Monday, November 1, 2021
Jared Izumi

Izumi empowers school psychologists with early-intervention skills

Monday, November 1, 2021
Jared Izumi joins the University of Iowa College of Education as a assistant professor in the School Psychology program.
Lesa Hoffman, educational measurement and statistics professor, stands outside of the Lindquist Center.

Hoffman elected president of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology

Saturday, October 30, 2021
Lesa Hoffman, UI College of Education professor of Educational Measurement and Statistics, was recently elected president of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology.

Garcia Vazquez supports students of color, social emotional learning

Friday, October 29, 2021
Allison Levine

Levine’s research builds understanding, decreases disability bias

Friday, October 29, 2021
Allison Levine, an assistant professor in rehabilitation counseling, joins the University of Iowa College of Education this fall.
Gregory Beaudine

Beaudine brings expertise in math and STEM education

Friday, October 29, 2021
Gregory Beaudine, a clinical assistant professor in Mathematics Education, joins the University of Iowa College of Education.
Laura Gallo

Gallo trains future counselors to help prevent youth suicide

Friday, October 29, 2021
Laura Gallo joins the University of Iowa College of Education as an assistant professor in school counseling.
Lisa Kieffer-Haverkamp sits for a photo portrait.

Kieffer-Haverkamp shares educational leadership expertise in new role

Friday, October 29, 2021
The University of Iowa College of Education welcomes Lisa Kieffer-Haverkamp as she joins the Iowa College of Education full-time as a clinical instructor in the Educational Leadership Program.
David Degollado

Degollado researches bilingual education teachers’ lived experiences

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Chris Ogren

In the News: Ogren shares misconception of teachers having 'summer off'

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Christine Ogren, associate professor in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, shares how the misconception of teachers having the summer off evolved in a Washington Post guest column.
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In the news: First Day of School: What Parents, Teachers Should Know

Monday, August 30, 2021
Heading back to school? Whether you are a teacher or a parent the Alissa Doobay with the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education & Talent Development joined US News and World Report to give tips and advice.
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First year educator Q&A: Haley Burton

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
From building relationships to navigating the ins-and outs of a new job, the first year of a career can be a stressful and confusing time. We are asking recent alumni entering the first year of their career to tell us their goals, worries, and more. Then we will check back with them at the end of the year. Meet Haley Burton, who graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies...
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First year educator Q&A: Becca Kendeigh

Thursday, August 19, 2021
From building relationships to navigating the ins-and outs of a new job, the first year of a career can be a stressful and confusing time. We are asking recent alumni entering the first year of their career to tell us their goals, worries, and more. Then we will check back with them at the end of the year. Meet Becca Kendeigh, who graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education...
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Westefeld honored with 2021 Distinguished Faculty Award

Sunday, August 15, 2021
Counseling Psychology Professor Emeritus John Westefeld will be honored with the 2021 Distinguished Faculty Award for dedicating his life's work to suicide awareness and prevention. 
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First year educator Q&A: Allie Vanneman

Thursday, August 12, 2021
From building relationships to navigating the ins-and outs of a new job, the first year of a career can be a stressful and confusing time. We are asking recent alumni entering the first year of their career to tell us their goals, worries, and more. Then we will check back with them at the end of the year. Meet Allie Vanneman, who graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education...
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Hollingworth named interim DEO of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Liz Hollingworth, educational leadership professor, has been appointed the interim departmental executive officer (DEO) of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies.
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Mintz nets NSF grant to improve computerized adaptive tests

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Catherine “Catie” Mintz, a PhD candidate in the Educational Measurement and Statistics program, recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to pursue research on multidimensional computerized adaptive tests.
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Wesely named new College of Education associate dean for faculty, academic affairs

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Pamela M. Wesely, a respected scholar in language education, has been named the new University of Iowa College of Education Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs.
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Klein supports student mental health

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
In collaboration with the University of Iowa Department of Psychiatry, alumnus Lucas Klein is working to support student mental health
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First Year Educator Q&A: Elizabeth Johnson

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
From building relationships to navigating the ins-and outs of a new job, the first year of a career can be a stressful and confusing time. We are asking recent alumni entering the first year of their career to tell us their goals, worries, and more. Then we will check back with them at the end of the year. Our first alumna is Elizabeth Johnson, who graduated in 2021 with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and endorsements in reading and English as a Second Language.
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Ehly retires after more than four decades building, leading school psychology program

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
School Psychology Professor Emeritus Stewart Ehly recently retired after 42 years of service and leadership, dedicating his career to preparing future school psychologists and other mental health professionals.
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Loyd honored for inclusion of people with disabilities

Monday, July 12, 2021
UI REACH Director Bill Loyd was recently recognized for his long-term contributions and commitment to the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Iowa Department of Education, UI launch new pre-K-12 school mental health center

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
The new Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, a partnership between the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa College of Education, will provide mental health support and expertise to teachers and students across the state.
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UI grant builds mental health workforce serving rural youth

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Iowa youth living in rural, medically underserved communities will gain access to more mental and behavioral health experts thanks to a nearly $2 million dollar grant led by experts in the College of Education and other campus and community partners.
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Bardhoshi named top contributor to Journal of Counseling and Development

Friday, June 11, 2021
Gerta Bardhoshi, an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, has been named a top contributor to the Journal of Counseling and Development. 
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UI REACH News - June 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Read the June 2021 edition of the UI REACH newsletter.
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Didion receives Carver Trust grant to help at-risk readers

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Elementary students with or at risk for reading disabilities will improve their fluency thanks to a new $85,000 Carver Trust grant. Lisa Didion, College of Education special education assistant professor, is the grant principal investigator.

Amato and Nylen receive 2021 Teaching and Learning Graduate Student Research Paper Award

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Brendon Nylen and Nicole Ann Amato are this year’s recipients of the 2021 Teaching and Learning Graduate Student Research Paper Awards.
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Alumna awarded Fulbright to Montenegro

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Sarah Day, an alumna in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education from the University of Iowa College of Education, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Montenegro for 2021-22.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Mary Salazar

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday, Hawkeyes! Meet alumna Mary Salazar (BA ‘01 English and licensure in secondary English education).
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Jessica Jensen

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Hello and happy “where do you work?” Wednesday! This week, we are highlighting alumna Jessica Jensen (BA ‘08 Elementary Education, specialization in k-8 math education, Ph.D. ‘17 Teaching and Learning in Mathematics Education.)
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Aralia Ramirez

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Hey Hawkeyes! It’s “where do you work?” Wednesday! This week, we want you to meet alumna Aralia Ramirez (MA ‘19 Higher Education and Student Affairs.)
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Faculty, staff honored at year-end College of Education meeting

Thursday, May 13, 2021
The University of Iowa College of Education recognized and celebrated the contributions of faculty and staff at the Spring Faculty and Staff meeting.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Erica Kaldenberg

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Welcome back to “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week we would like you to meet alumna Erica Kaldenberg (Ph.D. Special Education).
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Ackerman supports student success

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Terry Ackerman, distinguished visiting professor in the Educational Measurement and Statistics program, will retire in the summer of 2021.
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In the News: Alumna named first Latina principal in Iowa City school district

Friday, April 30, 2021
College of Education alumna Maria Martin is the first Latina principal in the Iowa City Community School District where she leads Grant Wood Elementary School.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Daniel Schnall

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week we are highlighting alumnus Daniel Schnall (MA ‘16 Higher Education and Student Affairs).
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Langguth leaves a legacy of kindness, lifelong learning

Thursday, April 22, 2021
After 24 years of working for the University of Iowa College of Education, teaching and mentoring thousands of students, Nancy Langguth, associate dean for teacher education and student services, will retire in the summer of 2021.
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Yeomans seeks to empower her students through teaching math, life-long learning

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Graduating senior Emily Yeomans has been selected as the student speaker for the College of Education’s Undergraduate Virtual Commencement and Teacher Education Program Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 13, at 4 p.m.
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In the news: The UI and Iowa City need to recognize Autism Acceptance Month

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The University of Iowa College of Education's REACH program and the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling and Counselor Education's Academic Life Navigator program were recently mentioned in the Daily Iowan discussing ways to support autistic students.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Ethan Valentine

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! Meet alumnus Ethan Valentine (M.A, ‘15 and Ph.D. ‘18 Educational Psychology).
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Martha Kirby

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Hello Hawkeyes! Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! Meet Alumna Martha Kirby (M.A. ‘97 Counselor Education, College Student Development program.) 
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Dusty Persinger

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Happy “where do you work?” Wednesday! This week, we want you to meet alumna Dusty Persinger (MA ‘19 Educational Policy and Leadership Studies.)
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Holly Bonfig-Becker

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week we are highlighting alumna Holly Bonfig-Becker (MA ‘19 Psychological and Quantitative Foundations).
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Degollado receives Postdoctoral Research Scholar/Fellow Excellence Award

Friday, March 26, 2021
College of Education Postdoctoral Research Scholar Enrique “David” Degollado was recently recognized with a Postdoctoral Research Scholar/Fellow Excellence Award 2021.
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Lange receives Graduate Research Excellence Award for equity-focused education

Friday, March 26, 2021
Alex Lange, a graduating doctoral student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program, researches higher education and transgender students. Lange’s research was recently recognized when they received the Graduate Research Excellence Award for Social Sciences.
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Garringer receives Distinguished Research Administrator Award

Friday, March 26, 2021
Teresa Garringer, the Research Support Manager in the Grant and Research Services Center (GRSC), was recently recognized for her dedication to supporting research when she received the Distinguished Research Administrator Award.
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Broton receives Early Career Scholar of the Year Award

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Katharine Broton, an assistant professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs, recently received the Recognizing Research and Innovation Excellence Early Career Scholar of the Year award.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Ellie Curtis

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Hello Hawkeyes! Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! Meet alumna Ellie Curtis (M.A. ‘17 School Counseling).
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Faculty receive funding from the UI Obermann Center to support virtual guests

Friday, March 5, 2021
The following University of Iowa College of Education faculty received funding from the UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies to host special virtual guest speakers in their classes during the spring 2021 semester. The UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies created the Invite-a-Guest-to-Class mini-grants this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and distance learning.
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Armour receives national disability leadership award

Friday, March 5, 2021
University of Iowa College of Education doctoral student Carly D. Armour received the National Disability Leadership Award for her dedication to advocating for individuals with disabilities in higher education. 
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UI REACH News - February 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021
Read the February 2021 edition of the UI REACH newsletter.
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Brian Hand honored with Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Monday, February 15, 2021
Brian Hand, a science education professor, is one of six UI faculty members selected for a 2021 Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Susanna Ziemer

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Guess what day it is…? “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Susanna Ziemer (MAT ‘18 Science Education).
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Jerri Eakes

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Hello Hawkeyes! Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! Meet Alumna Jerri Eakes (MA ‘20 Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency).  
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Kari Vogelgesang

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Hello and happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week we are spotlighting alumna Kari Vogelgesang (BA ‘01 Elementary Education, MA ‘09 Library and Information Science, Ph.D. ‘15 Special Education).
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Family member inspires aunt, niece to pursue careers in teaching to help students succeed

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Stephanie Howsare is following in the footsteps of her aunt Shelly Howsare, who works as a teacher of students with visual impairments. Both Stephanie and Shelly are passionate about making a difference in the lives of those who are blind and visually impaired. 
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Noyce scholarship helps Aunan pursue teaching career in high-needs district

Thursday, February 4, 2021
The Noyce Scholarship in Mathematics led University of Iowa College of Education student Lincoln Aunan to realize his passion for working with students in high-needs school districts.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Kathleen Weiss

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! Meet alumna Kathleen Weiss (MAT ‘10 Secondary Science Education and certification to teach secondary science, Ph.D. ‘20 Teaching and Learning with an emphasis in science education).
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Angie Bong

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday, Hawkeyes! Meet alumna Angie Bong (MA ‘07 Student Development and Postsecondary Education).

Noyce Scholarship helps Potts pursue dream of teaching career

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
University of Iowa College of Education student Caleb Potts is destined for success with the help of the Noyce Teacher Scholarship in Mathematics.
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O'Brien seeks to improve telehealth for children with autism

Friday, January 29, 2021
Matthew O’Brien has recently joined the University Of Iowa College of Education as a new Clinical Assistant Professor in School Psychology.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Mark Plum

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Hello and happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week meet Mark Plum (BA ‘01 Elementary Education with an endorsement in reading and a minor in Spanish).
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Matt Degner

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
We hope you’re having a fantastic “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week, we would like you to meet alumnus Matt Degner (MA ‘08 Educational Policy and Leadership Studies and EdS ‘15 Educational Policy and Leadership Studies).
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Annual Report 2019-2020

Monday, January 11, 2021
Read the 2019-2020 Annual Report!
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Office Hours Podcast: Sherry Watt

Friday, January 8, 2021
The inaugural episode of the University of Iowa College of Education Office Hours podcast features Sherry Watt, professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs.

College of Education offers new Education Studies and Human Relations Major

Thursday, January 7, 2021
B.A. Education Studies and Human Relations (ESHR) is a multidisciplinary major that fits those looking to enter a helping profession, but who do not want to teach in a traditional classroom. It prepares students for jobs in helping and learning professions, advanced studies in education, counseling, and more. Two subprograms are offered to help students build a program of study that works for...
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Graduating senior Megan Meyer sees potential in all students

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Megan Meyer sees the potential in all students. That’s why this graduating senior is pursuing a career as a special education teacher.

Annual Report 2019-2020 Awards

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Susannah Wood: 2020 American Counseling Association Fellow Cassie Barnhardt: University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement 2020-2021 Fellow Jennifer Sánchez: North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Research Award National Counsel for Rehabilitation Education New Career in Rehabilitation Education Award Laurie Croft: National Association for...
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Kim Sleezer

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Hello Hawkeyes! Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! Meet alumna Kim Sleezer (MA ‘17 Educational Leadership).
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Michael Jacobsen

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday, Hawkeyes! Meet alumnus Michael Jacobsen (‘15 endorsement in Secondary Education- Social Studies).
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College of Education and Engineering faculty awarded Obermann Research Grant

Monday, December 7, 2020
An interdisciplinary team of College of Education and College of Engineering faculty were awarded with an Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Interdisciplinary grant for virtual mathematics education for teachers.
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Linley selected as Diamond Honoree for international association

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Jodi Linley, associate professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, has been selected as a Diamond Honoree for the American College Personnel Association: College Student Educators International (ACPA) Foundation Class of 2021.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Justin Le

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! Today we would like you to meet alumnus Justin Le (BA ‘19  History and BA ‘19  Social Studies Education).

Iowa-Oslo Partnership Increases Internationalization for Graduate Students

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
The partnership with Oslo is a joint virtual mobility learning project for internationalization for higher education. The collaboration between the UI College of Education and Oslo encourages internationalization in the graduate curriculum. 
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Transforming education in Kosovo

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Pristina, Kosovo, and Iowa City, Iowa are more than five thousand miles apart. Yet, the two countries are now closely linked together thanks to the vision and commitment of a Kosovar student as well as leaders within both countries who saw the potential for a partnership that would be beneficial.

Supporting home learning during the pandemic

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
As schools began to close in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iowa Reading Research Center (IRRC) immediately responded to the growing need for home learning resources. “We committed to creating resources for families to support their children’s home learning because literacy development is too important to be sidelined by social distancing,” said Iowa Reading Research Center Director Dr...
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McDermott named new associate dean of teacher education and student services

Monday, November 30, 2020
Mark McDermott, a nationally-recognized expert in STEM teaching and learning, has been named the new associate dean for teacher education and student services in the College of Education.
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By the Numbers 2019-2020

Monday, November 30, 2020
Check out the College of Education’s 2019-2020 By the Numbers.
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Office Hours: Sherry Watt

Monday, November 30, 2020
Racism is an enduring problem. There is no finish line. Dialogue is difficult and necessary. Let missteps develop, not derail, dialogue.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Lucía Osa-Melero

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Guess what day it is…? “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Lucia Osa-Melero (MA ‘01 Foreign Language Teaching, MAT ‘02 Teaching Spanish).
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Belin-Blank Center helps lead research on twice-exceptionality

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
A cross-disciplinary University of Iowa research team is working to create a better understanding and awareness of twice-exceptionality (2e).
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Seeing and Being Seen

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Assistant professor Saba Khan Vlach discusses the lack of representation in children's literature and how to teach students about racism and inequality.
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Excelling on the court and in the classroom: Jack Devlin

Friday, November 13, 2020
Learn more about Jack Devlin and his experience as a UI REACH student and student manager for the Iowa men's basketball team.
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In the business of helping others: Allie Stutting

Friday, November 13, 2020
Allie Stutting has always wanted to help others. This desire led her to the College of Education, where she raised millions of dollars for the Stead Family Children’s Hospital, created a nonprofit to support at-risk community members during COVID-19, and discovered her passion for healthcare philanthropy.
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Black lives in white spaces

Friday, November 13, 2020
Several faculty, graduate students and alumni have dedicated their careers to examining the inequity that exists in education, systemic barriers that block Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) from accessing higher education, and the ways education leaves BIPOC students behind at every level.
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Why I Give: Devlin Family

Friday, November 13, 2020
The Devlin family reflect on why they chose to support UI REACH.
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Hilliard helps veterans as I-SERVE’s resource specialist

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Lorenza Hilliard is an Army Veteran who has been out of the Army for nearly four decades. But she still finds a way to continue giving back to other veterans. 
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In the News: Understanding suicide as a social justice issue

Monday, November 9, 2020
Counseling Psychology Professor Emeritus John Westefeld describes how we can begin to understand suicide and suicide prevention as a social justice issue.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Edward Moller

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
We hope you are having a great “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday, Hawkeyes! This week meet alumnus Edward Moller (B.A. ’98 Art Education with a minor in studio art).
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Varon inspires other veterans through Troops to Teachers

Monday, November 2, 2020
Elias Varon, an elementary education major and veteran, is proud to help other veterans consider pursuing a career in the field of education in his role as a Troops to Teachers representative.
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Alumna Quintero honored as Elementary Art Educator of the Year

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Buffy Quintero (2011, MAT) was recently honored as the Elementary Art Educator of the Year by the Arts Educators of Iowa (AEI). This award is given annually to selected members of the Iowa arts education community who have shown stellar dedication to the craft of teaching art to children. Quintero works as an art teacher at Longfellow Elementary School in Iowa City.
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Sharing passion of powwow dance, Native culture

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Hill is currently working toward his goal of helping Native American youth at the University of Iowa by getting an MA in teaching, leadership, and cultural competency through the College of Education.

Warren, Baldus honored for arts educators distinguished service

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Jan Warren and Clar Baldus have been selected as recipients of the Art Educators of Iowa for the Distinguished Service Outside the Profession Award for 2020. This award is given annually to individuals who have shown stellar dedication to teaching art to children and young adults.
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Wood honored with national leadership award

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Susannah Wood, associate professor in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, was awarded the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Professional Leadership Award.
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College of Education student named Obermann Spelman Rockefeller Community Scholar

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Peggy Schwab, a second year Master's candidate in the College of Education's School Counseling program and Iowa LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Related Disabilities), is the 2020-21 Obermann Spelman Rockefeller Community Scholar. For this academic year, Peggy will work with Neighborhood NESTS, a new community collaborative initiative. Nurturing Every Student Together...
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Kamal Talukder

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Hello and happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week, meet Kamal Talukder (M.A. ‘20 Trumpet Performance, B.A. ‘20 Music Education).
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Luke Jansen

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Happy “where do you work?” Wednesday! This week, we want you to meet alumnus Luke Jansen (BA Secondary Education and History ‘18, with an endorsement in social studies.)
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Wadsworth receives grant to train rehabilitation counselors

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Faculty in the top-ranked Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling program will now be able to recruit and educate more highly-qualified rehabilitation counselors, thanks to a new $750,000 Department of Education grant.
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In the News: Fitzke shares advice on dating in a pandemic

Monday, October 12, 2020
Kayla Fitzke, assistant professor in Couple and Family Therapy, shares advice and expert insights about dating during a pandemic on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Neal Hausmann

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Hello and happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week we are spotlighting alumnus Neal Hausmann (MA in Teaching ‘19).
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Bardhoshi named a top contributor to flagship journal

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Gerta Bardhoshi, an associate professor of counselor education and supervision, has been named a top contributor to the Journal of Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. 
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College of Education Special Education and School Psychology faculty awarded $1.6 million grant

Monday, October 5, 2020
Faculty from the University of Iowa College of Education Special Education and School Psychology programs were awarded a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
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College of Education alumna Flores supports BIPOC in new UI leadership role

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Isabela Flores (BA ’20 Elementary Education), the new interim coordinator for the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC), wants to show up for young people in impactful ways.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Brian DeHoff

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Hey Hawkeyes! Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! Meet Brain DeHoff (BA Elementary Education specializing in reading and language arts ‘14.)
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UI REACH News - October 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Read the October 2020 edition of the UI REACH newsletter.
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Schieltz seeks to foster passion and collegiality among students

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Kelly Schieltz, an alumna of the University of Iowa, recently joined the University of Iowa College of Education as an assistant professor in School Psychology. 
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Rebecca Lara awarded 2020 Gilman Scholarship

Friday, September 18, 2020
Rebecca Lara, a student at the University of Iowa College of Education, was recently awarded the 2020 Gilman Scholarship. Gilman scholarship recipients receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs. Lara, along with eight other undergraduate UI students were chosen from thousands of applicants from colleges and universities across the United States.
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In the news: Tippie Associate Director of DEI inducted into the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Gabriela Rivera, the Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Tippie College of Business, was inducted into the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame. Rivera has done lots of work at the University of Iowa to promote Diversity Equity and Inclusion.
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Sheppard wants to help students learn to teach difficult histories

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Maia Sheppard, a new assistant professor in social studies education, wants to help students learn to address difficult topics in their classrooms.
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Santos seeks to teach the responsibility of being a school psychologist

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Ann Santos, a new clinical associate professor in school psychology, wants to teach her students that with great power comes great responsibility. Santos is a three-time alumna of the University of Iowa, earning her Master of Arts degree in rehabilitation counseling, her Education Specialist degree in school psychology, and finally her Ph.D. in school psychology. Santos was also a clinical...
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Kaleb Farnham

Friday, August 21, 2020
Hello Hawkeyes! Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! Meet Alumni Kaleb Farnham (B.A. ‘19 History and Secondary Social Studies Education).
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Laura Matter

Friday, August 21, 2020
Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! Meet alumna Laura Matter (B.A. ‘97 Elementary Education).
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Nicholas O'Brien

Friday, August 21, 2020
Happy “Where Do You Work” Wednesday! This week we are highlighting alumnus Nicholas O’Brien (MAT in secondary education in 2010, and MA in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies in 2018).
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Velasco advocates for STEM and encourages teachers to do the same

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Richard Velasco, a new Clinical Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education and Science Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, wants current and future STEM teachers to learn more about policy so they become more involved in getting their voices heard and advocate for STEM for their students.
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Hoffman part of $1.3 million grant to help students with speech impairments and intellectual disabilities

Monday, August 10, 2020
Lesa Hoffman, professor in Educational Measurement and Statistics, is part of a $1.3 million grant from the Institute of Education Science to help better assess the pre-reading abilities of  students with speech impairments and intellectual disabilities.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Claire Honsey

Friday, July 31, 2020
Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday, Hawkeyes! This week meet alumna Claire Honsey (B.A. ’18 Elementary Education with endorsements in K-6 Reading and Math). Originally from Davenport, Iowa, Honsey works as a fourth-grade teacher at South Prairie Elementary in Grimes, Iowa where she just completed her first year of teaching. Honsey has worked at South Prairie Elementary for two years, where she...
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Stacy Karam

Thursday, July 23, 2020
We hope you are having a great “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday, Hawkeyes! This week meet alumna Stacy Karam (B.A. ’97 Elementary Education with an endorsement in reading). Karam, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been teaching for 23 years. She works as the Program Manager for the Program for Academic and Creative Talent (P.A.C.T.) at McKinley STEAM Academy in Cedar Rapids. She has been working at...
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Assouline joins five-year National Center for Research on Gifted Education

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
The Institute of Education Sciences has awarded the next five-year National Center for Research on Gifted Education (NCRGE) to a collaborative team of researchers from universities across the nation, including the University of Iowa.
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In the news: Let Iowa's international students stay here and learn

Monday, July 13, 2020
College of Education Educational Policy and Leadership Studies faculty write an open letter detailing the repercussions of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s announcement requiring international students to leave the country if their education is solely online.

In the news: UI alum's summer reading program focuses on diversity

Monday, June 22, 2020
Kendall Bradford, Elementary Education alumna and first-grade teacher at Waukee Elementary, developed a summer reading board game that focuses on diversity and representation. The board game challenges players to read a book that includes another language, read a book with POC characters, and more. The game is available via Google Drive.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Alisa Meggitt

Monday, June 22, 2020
Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday, Hawkeyes! This week meet alumna Alisa Meggitt (B.A. ’92 Global Studies, B.A. ’02 Elementary Education with a social studies endorsement). Originally from Inverness, Illinois, Meggitt has been teaching for 18 years in the Iowa City Community School District. She currently works as a seventh-grade Global Studies instructor. Meggitt loves bringing students and...
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Brett Caskey

Monday, June 22, 2020
Brett Caskey (M.A. ’17 Educational Policy and Leadership Studies: Higher Education and Student Affairs), originally from Crescent, Iowa, works as a College Success Advisor at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
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Johnson helps develop HIV, SUDs prevention program

Monday, June 22, 2020
A collaboration between the University of Iowa and Southern University looks to develop and implement a culturally responsive HIV and SUDs prevention program in Louisiana.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Genevieve Harnack

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Meet alumna Genevieve Harnack (BA ’09 Communication Studies and Mass Communication, ’14 certificate in Elementary Education with an endorsement in science, MA' 19 in Educational Policy & Leadership Studies), who works as Hills Elementary School as a sixth-grade teacher.
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Alumna named Iowa Counselor of the Year

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling named UI College of Education alumna Sheryl Cline Counselor of the Year.
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Hiding in plain sight

Thursday, June 4, 2020
A twice-exceptional (2e) child’s giftedness can overshadow their disability—or vice versa. The UI team, including Susan Assouline, director of the UI Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education & Talent Development, is taking a multidisciplinary approach to creating a full picture and understanding of 2e, from its genetic roots to the best way to help 2e individuals.
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Anna Haller

Monday, June 1, 2020
Meet alumna Anna Haller, a high school social studies teacher.
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Dunbar receives 2019 Regents Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards

Friday, May 22, 2020
Stephen Dunbar, professor in Educational Measurement and Statistics, was one of 12 honored with the 2019 Regents Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards. Each year, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, honors six faculty and six staff at the University of Iowa for their extraordinary contributions and sustained record of excellence. Dunbar has taught at the UI for 38 years and serves as Hieronymus...
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A desire to help others communicate

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Inspired years ago by a school speech pathologist, New Jersey native and UI REACH lead mentor, Ally Valde, aims to make a similar impact—to help others who struggle with communicating—and has grown into an advocate for individuals with disabilities.
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Building community on and off campus

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Gordon Louie is committed to creating a more welcoming and inclusive environment within higher education.
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Figuring life out, together

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Learn about Laurence Chan's journey to the University of Iowa and his work in behavioral health psychology in Iowa Now. 
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Honoring inaugural awardees of the Teaching and Learning Graduate Student Research Awards

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Graduate students, Ashley Rila and Kate Lechtenberg, were awarded Graduate Student Research Awards from the Department of Teaching and Learning for their research.
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HESA Ph.D. student recognized for researching racial barriers in higher ed

Monday, May 18, 2020
Charles Martin-Stanley II was recognized as the 2020 graduate recipient of the Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award for his impactful research and community service.
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Getachew, Plakans honored with commitment to diversity award

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Elizabeth Getachew Elizabeth Getachew, doctoral candidate in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, and Lia Plakans, professor and departmental executive officer in the Department of Teaching and Learning were awarded the 2020 Audrey Qualls Commitment to Diversity Award. The Audrey Qualls Commitment to Diversity Award is named in memory of Professor Qualls who was a student and faculty member...
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In the news: UI graduate student breaks barriers for Hawkeyes, raising disability awareness

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Andrea Courtney, clinical mental-health master’s program student, has been instrumental in raising the standard of disability accommodations for students on campus.
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UI alumna Margot Allscheid awarded Fulbright to Spain

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Margot Allscheid, an alumna in elementary e