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)


Non-traditional student Kayleigh Sutton in Ghana

Feeling connected while studying abroad in Ghana as a non-traditional student

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Kayleigh Sutton, an elementary education major and a Diversity Ambassador Scholarship recipient (now the Global Access Ambassador Scholarship), participated in the Ghana Education and Culture program in summer 2023.
Mark McDermott talks with students Lindquist

UI, Kirkwood create seamless transfer pathway to elementary education licensure

Monday, January 22, 2024
Students interested in becoming elementary education teachers now have another pathway to the profession thanks to a shared commitment to increase student access to higher education.
Dare to Discover banners hanging in Iowa City

Five UI College of Education students selected for OVPR’s 'Dare to Discover' campaign

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
The Office of the Vice President for Research’s annual Dare to Discover banner campaign highlights 80 researchers and scholars from across the university.
Illustration of alumna and donor, Linda R. Baker

A tribute to Linda Baker

Monday, January 8, 2024
Linda R. Baker, College of Education alumna and passionate supporter of education, died Dec. 27 at age 77. Her legacy lives on in the many profound and positive contributions she and her husband Dale have made over the years. The Baker Teacher Leader Center in the UI College of Education is named in her honor.
University of Iowa campus in the winter

In the News: Vogelgesang offers wellness tips on how to thrive during the holidays

Monday, December 18, 2023
UI College of Education Clinical Associate Professor and Scanlan Center for School Mental Health Director of Professional Development Kari Vogelgesang provides tips on how centering values help you thrive during the holidays.
Josie Mbaye ( science education/environmental science major), a Diversity Ambassador Scholarship recipient

Studying abroad in Chile

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
A reflection piece by Josie Mbaye (science education/environmental science major), a Diversity Ambassador Scholarship recipient.
UI art education student Liv Plowman

Pandemic prompts Iowa student to pursue art passion

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Despite switching majors early in her University of Iowa experience, Liv Plowman has no regrets. She is now looking forward to her first job as an elementary art teacher in rural Iowa.
Jessica Soria poses for a photo in the Lindquist Center.

Soria finds her path to helping profession through ESHR major

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
As a first-generation Latina student, Jessica Soria found her professional path through the Education Studies and Human Relations major. She is also the featured student speaker at the College of Education Undergraduate Commencement and Teacher Education Program Recognition Ceremony.
High school students operate robots as part of a STEM learning activity.

Study: diverse college classrooms linked to better STEM learning outcomes for all students

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Students achieve better grades in college science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses when those classrooms have higher numbers of underrepresented racial-minority and first-generation college students, according to new research, co-authored by University of Iowa Higher Education and Student Affairs Professor Nicholas Bowman.
Faculty and staff sit around a table listening to a trainer in Kosovo.

Kosovo's public universities develop skills for curricular reform

Sunday, December 3, 2023
Kosovo's public universities are enhancing collaboration with industry leaders in the agriculture and Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sectors to align curriculum revisions with market demands.