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A group of new College of Education facult in the Lindquist Center Courtyard.

New faculty join College of Education

Thursday, October 5, 2023
The College of Education welcomes new faculty who bring decades of expertise, cutting-edge research, and innovative teaching to our community.
Faculty working with grade school students in classroom.

Education faculty receive grant to address shortages of special education leaders

Thursday, October 5, 2023
A team of College of Education faculty are utilizing a new training grant to improve access to special educators in Iowa and across the country.
Cheryl Ferguson smiles for a photo at the College of Education.

Ferguson’s research inspired by caring for mother with dementia

Thursday, October 5, 2023
Cheryl Ferguson's research aims to develop interventions that extend independence and quality of life for adults with degenerative brain diseases.
Grade school children join hands in the middle

Scanlan Center for School Mental Health part of national collaboration to improve mental health services in schools

Friday, September 22, 2023
The University of Iowa College of Education’s Scanlan Center for School Mental Health is a partner organization in a new $2.6 million U.S. Department of Education grant that will support mental health services and professionals in schools.
Dave Conrads, Director of UI WILD, teaches law students at MNRA about the importance of bird banding in tracking species health, population, and migration.

Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative launches new field course at Iowa Law

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
With support from UI WILD and the UI College of Education, the College of Law’s Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative recently launched Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Law, a new interdisciplinary environmental law field course.
Tevin Middleton poses in the Lindquist Center.

Doctoral student Tevin Middleton receives funds to research school mental health

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral student Tevin Middleton is working to increase the number of minority students who pursue higher education and the counselor profession by addressing mental health services in schools.
 30 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA EDUCATION.UIOWA.EDU 31 GLOBAL EDUCATION COLLEGE OF EDUCATION University of Iowa students work in groups with Costa Rican middle school students learning English

Growing Global

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
The College of Education’s Global Education Initiatives continue to strengthen existing partnerships and create new opportunities for students and faculty, including programs in Costa Rica, Finland, Ghana, the UK, Japan, Kosovo, and Norway, among other collaborations.
Aldo Loya smiles in the Lindquist Center.

Scholarship spotlight: Aldo Loya

Friday, September 1, 2023
With the support of the Young Family Scholarship, Aldo Loya is working to direct youth and help people through education.
Erick Akuoko poses in Lindquist.

Scholarship spotlight: Eric Akuoko

Friday, September 1, 2023
Thanks to the Albert Hieronymus and Family Scholarship, Eric Akuoko is able to pursue innovative education research that makes an impact on students and learning.
Bettina "Tina" Hass smiles while posing in the Lindquist Center.

Education’s ‘walking Google’ says farewell

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
After 44 years at the helm of the College of Education’s Office of the Dean, Bettina (Tina) Hass is retiring Oct. 2.

Achrazoglou retires from career combining teaching and technology

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
John Achrazoglou retires after 38 years with the College of Education, dedicating his entire career to teaching at his alma mater.
An auditorium full of educators sit in the Iowa Memorial Union watching a presentation on the Science of Reading.

Educators discover the science of reading through summit and podcast

Thursday, August 24, 2023
The Iowa Reading Research Center encourages the use of systematic, evidence-based instructional methods to help ensure that all students, regardless of background and/or identity, have the best chance of becoming proficient readers and writers.
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.
Professors stand in front of group around table.

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.
Groups of students sitting outside the Belin-Blank Center on campus

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.