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. 

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Lois J. Gray

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


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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.
International Day

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.

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.

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.