College of Education Office of Strategic Communications staff are ready to help connect media with University of Iowa College of Education expert sources, provide information about our initiatives, history, and people, and share our college’s story. 

Media Inquiries

Please contact:

Lois J. Gray

Director of Strategic Communications
319-335-5347 (office)
319-430-3740 (cell)



"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.

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.

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.

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.

Why I Give: Devlin Family

Friday, November 13, 2020
The Devlin family reflect on why they chose to support UI REACH.

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. 

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.