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Lois J. Gray

Director of Strategic Communications
319-335-5347 (office)
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Alumnus named I-SERVE 2022 Distinguished Alumni of the Year

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
College of Education alumnus Greg Clark, a U.S. Army veteran, has received the 2022 I-SERVE award for his distinguished military service and significant impact on the veteran community.
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By the Numbers 2021-2022

Monday, September 26, 2022
Check out the College of Education’s 2021-2022 By the Numbers to see the impact of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni.

Bartlett remembered for excellence in law and special education

Monday, September 26, 2022
Larry Bartlett, former faculty member in Educational Leadership, passed away on August 26, 2021.

Message from the Dean: Annual Report 2021-22

Friday, September 23, 2022
College of Education Dean Daniel Clay reflects upon the achievements of the past year while looking to a continued bright future for Iowa's top-ranked College of Education.
New college of education faculty. ack row L to R:Julie Koch, Josh Coleman, Alissa Doobay, Randall Boen, Katy Schroeder, Jamie Tanas, Mark Hopkins, Stephen Murley. Front row R to L: Samuel Tanner, Erin Lane, EunJung Kim, Belen Hernando-Llorens, Kay Ramey, Hyesun You, Jeffrey Grim, Derek Rodgers

Welcome New Faculty

Friday, September 23, 2022
The College of Education welcomes new faculty who bring decades of expertise, cutting-edge research, and innovative teaching to our community.
Art Education Faculty member, Clar Bladus, with finger puppets

Baldus retires after years of inspiring creativity through play

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Although Clar Baldus, art education professor emeritus, retired in December of 2021 after more than two decades of inspiring the next generation of art educators, she continues to live her mantra: play every day.

Assouline lauded for leadership, steps down from center director role

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Susan Assouline stepped down as director of the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development Aug. 1 after successfully leading the internationally renowned center since December 2012.

Sasso leaves legacy as 'irrepressible, irreplaceable’ force

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Gary Sasso, who dedicated more than two decades of his life to the University of Iowa College of Education as a special education professor and visionary leader, died on March 27, 2022. He was 71.
Alumna Mary Mascher meets with students at the Iowa State Capitol.

Mascher steps down from legislative leadership role after decades of service

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Alumna Mary Mascher stepped down from the Iowa House of Representatives at the end of the 2022, leaving a legacy of strong advocacy for education and literacy.
A memorial for Nohema Graber at Fairfield High School.

Prioritizing mental health in Iowa’s schools

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Learn how the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health is improving outcomes for Iowa’s youth and educators.

Faculty, staff and student 2021-22 Awards

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
College of Education faculty and staff garnered recognition and honors from our university, state, national, and international organizations.
Alumnus Jake Chung stands outside of East Maine School District 63 in Des Plaines, Illinois, where he serves as assistant superintendent of human resources,

Alumnus Jake Chung takes on new leadership roles

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Jhoon “Jake” Chung of Arlington Heights, Illinois, has recently taken on several new leadership positions with his career and the University of Iowa.

Class Notes 2021-2022

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
New jobs? Promotions? Special awards and recognitions? Read on, reconnect, and catch up with fellow alumni.
Professor Emeritus Don Yarbrough

Renowned measurement and statistics professor Don Yarbrough retires

Monday, September 19, 2022
After educating Hawkeye teachers and other professionals for almost 40 years, Donald Yarbrough, professor emeritus of educational measurement and statistics, has retired from the College of Education.
Associate Professor of Instruction Robert van Deusen

After helping develop the next generation of mathematics educators, van Deusen retires

Monday, September 19, 2022
Twenty-four years after receiving his doctorate at the University of Iowa College of Education, Robert van Deusen was presented with an opportunity to teach Elementary Mathematics Methods at his alma mater.
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Connecting rural Iowans with mental health care

Monday, September 12, 2022
The Telepsychology Training Clinic (TPTC) at the University of Iowa College of Education was created to serve rural communities and their unique needs, bringing comprehensive mental health care to rural Iowa towns.  
Black and white photo of Brian An

Scholars shed light on shadow education

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Growing up, many children are told they must do well in school to be admitted to a good university and be successful. But, with shadow education, doing well in school is easier for families who can afford to pay.

Wilson passes after decades of LGBTQ advocacy

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
John Wilson, former faculty member in Science Education, passed away on October 9, 2021.
Matthew Lira teaches students

Lira receives NSF grant to advance learning technologies

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Matthew Lira, assistant professor in educational psychology and learning sciences, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to investigate the role of gesture using physical feedback in STEM learning.
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In the News: Food Insecurity on College Campuses

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Assistant Professor Katharine Broton discusses food insecurity on college campuses with The Measure of Everyday Life.