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)


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.
Three people looking at papers

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.
People sitting in circle

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.)
Macbride Nature Recreation Area

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.
Luz Alcala on a balcony, rolling green hills and mountains in the background

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 basketball

Athletics and UI REACH a slam dunk for students with disabilities

Monday, February 20, 2023
Through the UI REACH program, Cooper Reaves, from Center Point, Iowa, is living out his passion for sports as the student manager for the Iowa Hawkeyes Women’s Basketball team.
Binh Nguyen in front of a live plant wall with Panama map

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.

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
Hannah Baysinger poses with her arms extended outside of Old Capitol building

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.