Awards

Graduate Students Receive Dissertation Fellowships

CIE graduate students receive dissertation awards for Summer 2018 from the Graduate School and the Department of Education, Policy, Research and Administration.

 

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Shamo Thar - Awarded McNamara Education Grant

Shamo Thar has been awarded a prestigious Margaret McNamara Education Grant (MMEG) for the academic year 2018-2019.  The award is offered to exceptional women from developing countries who are enrolled at universities in the US, Canada, and select universities in South Africa and Latin America.

 

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Sharon Rallis Receives Distinguished Scholar Award

Professor Sharon Rallis, the Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor in the College of Education, is the recipient of the Research on Evaluation SIG’s Distinguished Scholar Award for 2018. 

 

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Yi Sun receives the Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award

Yi Sun was awarded the Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The award was established to provide support for graduate students in international education or affiliated with the Center for International Education to help them pursue international field work

 

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Graduate Students Awarded Summer Fellowships

The Graduate School at UMass Amherst, supports greater diversity and inclusion in non-STEM fields by offering summer fellowships for graduate students working toward their doctoral dissertation.

 

The Graduate School also offers competitive Predissertation Grants.to give early career graduate students the opportunity to evaluate the feasibility of planned dissertation research, generate pilot data, or establish the necessary networks to carry out planned dissertation research.

 

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Joseph B. Berger Appointed Chair of Global Higher Education and Research

In October of 2015, Joseph B. Berger was appointed chair of the Global Higher Education & Research Global Challenge (GHEAR), an initiative of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a global higher education and research network.

 

In May 2017 Dr. Berger chaired a two-day GHEAR workshop at UMass Amherst on Sustainable Development Goals for Higher Education.

 

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Michael Acosta Selected as Fulbright-Clinton Fellow in Kosovo

Michael Acosta received a Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship in Spring 2017 to work with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Kosovo for the coming year. His work will focus the challenges faced in integrating minority groups such as ethnic Serbs, Roma, Kosovar-Egyptians, and Ashkali into the public school system.

 

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Bjorn Nordtveit named Public Engagement Faculty Fellow

Bjorn H. Nordtveit, associate professor in the department of educational policy, research and administration, is one of seven faculty members from across four colleges and schools named as Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project (PEP) in January 2017.

 

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Cristine Smith Receives College Outstanding Teaching Award

Cristine Crispin Smith, was one of two faculty members chosen to receive the College of Education’s 2015-16 College Outstanding Teacher Award. The awards honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments.

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Nyaradzai Changamire awarded AAUW Fellowship

Nyaradzai Changamire, a second year doctoral student in the College of Education’s educational policy and leadership concentration with a specialization in international education, has been awarded an international fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for 2015-16. Changamire, who is from Zimbabwe, is also the recipient of the 2014-2015 Graduate School/College of Education Fellowship and the college’s C.L. Vendien Endowed scholarship.

 

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