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)



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. 

UI REACH News - February 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021
Read the February 2021 edition of the UI REACH newsletter.

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.

"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).

"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).  

"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).

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. 

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.

"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).

"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.

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.

"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).

"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).