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)


Campers wear life jackets and sit in a canoe on a pond.

Education through adventure

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
UI WILD provides children with accessible opportunities to create meaningful connections with nature and College of Education students with unique outdoor education experiences.
A group of people stand in front of hay bales during an agricultural tour in Kosovo.

Agriculture businesses in the Peja region open to collaborate with public universities

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
The support of USAID’s Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education activity and Kosovo's agriculture businesses marks a significant milestone in the region's progress in training of future agriculturist at the public universities.
People examine plants in a field in Kosovo.

UI takes a people-centered approach in designing online courses

Monday, August 14, 2023
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and agriculture businesses in Kosovo are working to create pipelines for talented university students to help their businesses thrive.
Professor Nicholas Bowman stands by a table surrounded by standing students.

Bowman named new editor-in-chief of premier journal, Educational Researcher

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Two College of Education faculty members – Nicholas Bowman and Brian An – have been named as the new editor-in-chief and co-editor, respectively, for the Educational Researcher, the American Educational Researcher Association’s premier journal.
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ISU professors lead workshops on learning-centered classes for Kosovan professors

Monday, July 31, 2023
Iowa State University professors facilitated a series of training workshops to university students in Kosovo as part of the the Private Sector Partnerships to Strengthen Higher Education activity, funded by USAID and implemented by the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the Kosova Education Center.
Steven Triplett smiles in his office.

Triplett retires after decades of building relationships through education

Friday, July 28, 2023
Steven Triplett, a clinical instructor of educational leadership, retires this year after passing down valuable instruction and lessons from 48 years in education to the next generation of administrators.
Professor Walter Vispoel stands outside of Lindquist

Long time educational measurement faculty member, Vispoel, retires

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
After teaching future analysts and conducting renowned research in the University of Iowa College of Education’s Educational Measurement and Statistics program for more than 35 years, Professor Walter Vispoel is retiring.
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Assouline retires after more than three decades of service in higher education

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
After an illustrious career that spanned more than 30 years in the University of Iowa College of Education, Susan Assouline, a distinguished faculty member and school psychology professor, is retiring.
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In the News: Bardhoshi provides tips to help kids develop healthier social media habits

Thursday, July 20, 2023
Summertime leads to free time, down time, and screen time, which means now is a good time for parents of teens and preteens to talk to their children about phone use, social media habits, and boundaries. Counseling Education Professor Gerta Bardhoshi provides helpful tips.
Students sit at a seminar in the Belin-Blank Center.

Academy for Twice-Exceptionality empowers neurodivergent students

Wednesday, July 5, 2023
The Belin-Blank Center’s Academy for Twice-Exceptionality is a program that strives to ensure that neurodiverse students have a positive and fulfilling college experience.