Articles from 2018


Where Do You Work? Wednesday: Matt Nerem

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Guess what day it is…? “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumnus Matt Nerem (Bachelor of Science 95’ Physical Education). Nerem has worked for Tipton Community Schools in Tipton, Iowa, for the past 23 years teaching kindergarten through 8thgrade physical education. He also coaches high school wrestling and 7thgrade boys track. During his time at Iowa, Nerem was an All-American...

Counselor's Corner: preparing students for a fast-changing world

Friday, October 26, 2018
Susannah Wood, an associate professor in the University of Iowa College of Education and the former program coordinator for the master's program in school counseling, suggests leaning on the "Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success" outlined by the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) as the foundation for plans to assist students as they prepare for a career in today's fast-evolving, digitally-driven, and globally connected workplace.

The Counselor's Corner: addressing mental health needs

Friday, October 26, 2018
Gerta Bardhoshi, an assistant professor in the University of Iowa College of Education, says school counselors are being presented a professional opportunity as the national discussion turns to addressing the mental health needs of students.

Where Do You Work Wednesday: Codi Sammons

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
It’s time for another “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Codi Sammons (BA ’14 Elementary Education). Sammons teaches second grade at Roundy Elementary in Columbus Junction, Iowa. This is her fifth year working in the Columbus Community School District. Sammons says she loved everything about teaching in college, but getting to teach in Columbus Junction has made her even more...

Erin Barnes prepares students for outside world

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Erin Barnes, new clinical assistant professor in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education wants to prepare her students for their future careers. Barnes received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, and her doctorate in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education all from the University of Iowa. Barnes aims to include...

“Where Do You Work?” Wednesday: Sherry Carlson

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
It’s time for another “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Sherry Carlson (BA ’83 Elementary Education and Special Education). In 1987, Sherry Carlson earned her Master’s in Education. She taught in Iowa City for a number of years, and then moved back to her hometown of Humboldt, Iowa. She mostly stayed home with her children, but worked part-time subbing and as a student teacher...

Amanda Mollet’s scholarship amplifies voices of students who are historically silenced

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Amanda Mollet joined the University of Iowa College of Education this fall as a Visiting Professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Mollet earned her doctorate from the UI Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program. Her research centers on traditionally and historically minoritized college students by examining questions of...

Jamaal Young prepares students for changing classrooms

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Jamaal Young, new associate professor in mathematics education, wants to prepare students for changing classrooms. Young earned his Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering and his Master of Arts and doctorate from Texas A&M University in curriculum and instruction. “I’m looking forward to taking my research to the next level. I’m excited to tap into the university’s resources and contribute...

Estapa’s research helps pre-service teachers engage in the work of teaching

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Anne Estapa, new assistant professor in mathematics education, works to create opportunities and experiences to prepare and keep teachers in the classroom. Estapa comes to the UI College of Education from Iowa State University, where she earned an Early Achievement in Outreach Award as an assistant professor. Prior to that, Estapa received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Master of...

The Power of Philanthropy: Susan Assouline

Monday, October 1, 2018
Read Susan Assouline's thoughts on philanthropy.