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

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Lois J. Gray

Director of Strategic Communications
319-335-5347 (office)
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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.
Lindquist Center

Annual Report 2020-21 Retirements

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Honoring our retiring faculty and their contributions to the College of Education.

Annual Report 2020-21 Awards

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Thank you to the teachers, food-service workers, and counselors.

Gratitude: Adapting during Covid-19

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
The pandemic found ways of putting pressure on our students, teachers, and school communities like never before. We are grateful for and proud of the dedication, adaptability, and perseverance of our alumni. Here are a few of their stories.

Class Notes 2021

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
New jobs? Promotions? Special awards and recognitions? Read on, reconnect, and catch up with fellow alumni.

College offers new dyslexia special endorsement program

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
The new Dyslexia Specialist Endorsement program, coordinated by the Iowa Reading Research Center, builds educators’ knowledge of the literacy development of students with characteristics of dyslexia.
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By The Numbers 2020-2021

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Check out the College of Education’s 2020-2021 By the Numbers to see the impact of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni.

Why I Give: Marigail Jury

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Alumna Marigail Jury shares her inspiration for supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in education at the University of Iowa.
West High School and poet Shreya Khullar reads a poem at the Iowa State Capital through the Student Poet Ambassador Program

Promoting poetry in Iowa: Belin-Blank Center creates inaugural Iowa Student Poet Ambassador Program

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Inspired by poet laureate Amanda Gorman, Iowa City West High student Shreya Khullar was inaugurated in Des Moines as Iowa’s first Student Poet Ambassador.
Professor speaking to group in collaborative space

Renovation reveals collaborative, student-centered spaces for learning, teaching

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Students, faculty, staff, and visitors can now experience new high-tech, collaborative learning and teaching spaces in the Lindquist Center, thanks to a major renovation which spanned several years.
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New Scanlan Center for School Mental Health offers PD, outreach, research

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Thanks to the new Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, students, teachers, administrators, and other education professionals are receiving more support, resources, and training on mental health issues,
Man in suit smiles with medallion on stage.

Professor emeritus dedicates career to suicide awareness, prevention

Monday, January 24, 2022
Professor emeritus John Westefeld shares what fueled his commitment to suicide prevention and awareness in this first-person essay.