Sunday, March 24, 2019


College of Education Dean Emeritus Nicholas Colangelo

Nicholas Colangelo, dean emeritus of the University of Iowa College of Education, was honored with the 2018 Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award from the UI Center for Advancement in October of 2018.

For more than four decades, Colangelo has advanced teaching through his service to the university, most notably as the founding director of the Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Development (1988-2012) and as a dean of the College of Education (2012-16).

Through his research as one of the state’s leading pioneers in the field of gifted education, Colangelo established the UI as a premier center for addressing the needs of bright students and their instructors.

Hear Colangelo talk about what the University of Iowa and this award mean to him

Read more from the 2018-2019 Alumni Magazine.