In Fall 2014, the College of Education and the DeLTA Center began a partnership that builds on the strengths of both organizations and responds to the need for more high-quality, multi-disciplinary work examining how individuals learn and the current and potential role of schools in contributing to students’ development.

The missions of the College and DeLTA have significant overlap.  Several College of Education faculty have been active members of DeLTA for several years. With DeLTA now sharing research space in Lindquist Center, we believe that the partnership will prove important for both organizations and the University of Iowa.

The partnership is designed to promote collaborative opportunities for faculty and students that will result in shared and innovative research products, including journal articles, conference papers, and external grant applications. We are also working to ensure that the partnership yields opportunities that go beyond scholarship, including cross-listed courses, membership on examining committees, and opportunities for graduate students to engage in professional development opportunities that build their expertise and enlarge their professional and social networks.

We are excited and optimistic about this innovative opportunity. On this page, you’ll learn more about the ongoing and planned activities that illustrate the promise of the College of Education and DeLTA Center partnership.

News and Announcements

Call for Proposals: Interdisciplinary Research Grants

The DeLTA Center and the College of Education invite faculty members to submit proposals for funding research projects during the 2016 calendar year. We are specifically looking for interdisciplinary research projects that span two or more approaches to education, learning and development. Our goal is to seed new and exciting research that creates or enhances collaboration and highlights the unique contributions of multi-disciplinary research.
Call for Proposals

Annual DeLTA Community Conference

Tuesday, July 21, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
N300 Lindquist Center (Jones Commons)

"Learning to Remember: Real World Applications of Research on Childhood Memory"

Speakers: Dr. Katherine Gordon (U of Iowa), Dr. Haley Vlach (U of Wisconsin, Madison), and Dr. Catherine Haden (Loyola University Chicago)

All those interested are welcomed. There is no conference fee, but preregistration is required:

DeLTA Center celebrates new home, interdisciplinary research

Public invited to recognize vibrant, grass-roots, intellectual community (Iowa Now)

Roundtable Discussion with Ted Abel

On Friday, April 24, from 9:00-10:30 a.m., Ted Abel (Brush Family Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania) will lead a research discussion focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of long-term memory storage and the processes that can modulate long-term memory. The event will be held in 204 Lindquist Center (South), and is sponsored by the College of Education and the DeLTA Center.

Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Laurence Steinberg

The College of Education and the DeLTA Center welcomes Dr. Laurence Steinberg, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Temple University and internationally recognized expert in the study of contemporary adolescence. The roundtable will be held Friday, April 17, 9:00-10:30 a.m., in 204 Lindquist Center (South)

DeLTA Center & College of Education Research Networking Luncheon

The DeLTA center and the College of Education's Graduate Student Executive Committee (GSEC) are partnering to host a research networking luncheon on Monday, March 9, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., in Jones Commons. It is an opportunity to make new friends, discuss your research, and perhaps spark new collaborations. Come discuss your research projects and interests. Free lunch will be provided.