Articles from August 2017


The Community Writer

As a Vietnamese refugee coming to the United States in the late 1970s, Rossina Zamora Liu never dreamt that years later, she would be helping veterans tell their stories.
Richard Ferguson in the ITEC classroom

ITEC classroom named in recognition of Richard “Dick” Ferguson

One of the state’s most advanced, collaborative, and high-tech learning spaces has a new name. A special ceremony held in April celebrated the official naming of the Dr. Richard L. Ferguson Iowa Technology Enhanced Classroom, in recognition of Ferguson’s outstanding advocacy and service to the University of Iowa College of Education. The classroom, located in the College of Education’s Lindquist...

The Global Educator

Jason Harshman, an assistant professor with the UI College of Education, conducts professional development outreach efforts locally, nationally, and on an international scale.

The Gamer

Benjamin DeVane wants all students to see how learning about STEM can be both collaborative and fun.

The Counselor

Children experiencing trauma are often without the tools they need to express their experiences. Armeda Wojciak, counseling professor, addresses their needs through teacher training.

The STEM Educator

Mark McDermott loved teaching high school science so much that he now wants to strengthen a network of STEM educators via a new Master of Science in STEM Education program at the University of Iowa College of Education.

Staying tech-savvy

When it comes to the way future teachers learn, staying tech-savvy is crucial.

The Historian

Educational Policy and Leadership Studies Associate Professor Katrina Sanders is one of several scholars from across the U.S. who curated the Race Relations in America online database. Sanders is also affiliated with the Schools, Culture, and Society graduate program.

Leaders Across the Nation, Our Global Partnerships

See where our alumni are leading universities and colleges across the U.S. 

By The Numbers 2016-2017

41 degree programs offered 27,822 alumni in 78 countries, all 50 states, and every Iowa county $8.6 million awarded in grants 125 books and peer-reviewed publications 155 professional development workshops in the Baker Teacher Leader Center 10:1 student to faculty ratio 372,505 Iowa students took Iowa Testing Programs' Iowa Assessments 58 UI REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes) students...