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Alumni Magazine 2020

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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).

Annual Report 2019-2020

Monday, January 11, 2021
Read the 2019-2020 Annual Report!

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...

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...

"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).

"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).


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.

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.

"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. 

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...

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.

By the Numbers 2019-2020

Monday, November 30, 2020
Check out the College of Education’s 2019-2020 By the Numbers.

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.

"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).

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).

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.