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Nieto Elected to National Academy of Education

Apr 03, 2015

Professor emerita Sonia Nieto has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education, an honorific society consisting of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.

Irizarry Honored for Contributions to Educating Diverse Learners

Mar 29, 2015

Jason Irizarry, associate professor and director of urban education in the College of Education, has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the John Dewey Society in recognition of “his work as a contribution to the theory and practice of educating diverse learners in a democracy.”The award is the highest honor that the society bestows upon educators in its field.

Yu named ISSR scholar

Mar 15, 2015

Seong Yeong Yu, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, has been named one of six 2015-2016 Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) scholars. This year’s scholars represent four colleges and six departments on the UMass Amherst campus. ISSR Scholars participate in a year-long seminar that helps them develop a strong research grant proposal and they will have opportunities to consult with nationally-recognized experts about their proposals.

Kimball awarded 2015 Emerging Scholars Award from ACPA

Jan 28, 2015

Ezekiel Kimball, assistant professor, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, was selected as one of six national recipients of the 2015 Emerging Scholars Award by College Student Educators, International (ACPA). The Emerging Scholars Program supports, encourages, and honors early-career individuals who are emerging as contributors to student affairs and higher education scholarship and who are pursuing research initiatives congruent with the mission, interests, and strategic goals of ACPA.   

Nieto shapes public discussion about education

Jan 11, 2015

Professor emerita Sonia Nieto has been named one of the country’s most influential education policy scholars in American Enterprise Institute’s 2015 “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” which recognize 200 university-based scholars who shape public discussion about education. Nieto ranked 32nd. To determine the rankings, Institute director and Education Week blogger Frederick M.

Brandon’s “Power lifters” images on display at Augusta Savage Gallery

Oct 21, 2014

The work of filmmakers Liane Brandon, College of Education professor emeritus, and Holly Fisher is featured in an exhibition of film and photography entitled POWER/PLAY at the Augusta Savage Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, November 3-21. There will be an Opening Reception on November 3 from 5-7pm with the artists in attendance.

Evans receives Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity

Sep 21, 2014
David R. Evans, professor, Department of Educational Policy Research and Administration, received a 2014 Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity from Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy during Faculty Convocation. This Award was created to annually recognize faculty achievements and current campus initiatives that bring national and international renown to the University.
 

Sorcinelli Keynotes Teaching Conference at Fudan University in China

Jul 18, 2014

Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost for faculty development, director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development and professor of  educational policy, research and administration, delivered the invited keynote address at the Conference on Innovating Teaching and Learning held May 17-19 at Fudan University in Shanghai.

China’s Ministry of Education has named Fudan University, one of the premier research universities in China, as a national level demonstration site for a new center for faculty development.

Rallis selected to participate in evaluation “thought leaders” initiative

Jun 18, 2014
Sharon F. Rallis, the College of Education’s Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and Reform, was selected to participate in the Building Bridges Initiative organized by the American Evaluation Association’s Evaluation Policy Task Force, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the USDOE declaration of Randomized Control Trial (RCT) as the gold standard for evaluation.
 

In Memoriam: Professor Luis Fuentes

May 29, 2014

Professor Luis Fuentes
1928-2014
Rest In Peace

The following was written by Sonia Nieto, Emerita Professor, College of Education.

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