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Christine B. McCormick, Dean, School of Education, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Organization of Institutional Affiliates (OIA). Her two-year term as member-at-large begins at the conclusion of OIA’s annual meeting in April 2013.
Ash Hartwell (Ed.D. 1973), adjunct professor, School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, and a member of the School’s Center for International Education, was invited by the Graduate School of Education, American University Cairo (AUC), to give a public presentation on the theme “Education for Global Prosperity.”
Mary Deane Sorcinelli, School of Education professor and Associate Provost for Faculty Development, received a 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from the UMass Amherst Alumni Association. This award honors alumni with national and/or international distinction who have translated their UMass Amherst experience into distinguished achievement in the public, business or professional realms, and have shown service to UMass Amherst in the financial, volunteer, or advocacy sectors.
Cristine Crispin Smith, associate professor, School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, has been awarded the Kenneth J. Mattran Award for Promoting Literacy Nationally and Internationally by the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE). This award is given to a practitioner with five or more years of adult education teaching experience who participates in school and community activities, who understands the characteristics of the adult learner and who is committed to the adult/continuing education profession.
SOE Professor Emeritus Liane Brandon’s formal portraits of members of Local 1329 longshoremen, their families and descendants who were interviewed for “Working the Boats”, a documentary-in-progress by Claire Andrade-Watkins, associate professor, Emerson College, are part of an exhibition “Masters of the Craft: Gallery of Memory”, at the Providence, RI, City Hall. The show runs from January 24 to March 15.
Professor emerita Sonia Nieto of the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies and associate professor Kathryn A. McDermott of the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration were among 168 education scholars nationwide named to The American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Frederick M.
UMass International Ed Team Spearheads Associate Degree Program in Afghanistan
A group of faculty and graduate students at UMass Amherst is beginning to develop a network of associate degree programs in Afghanistan. With an 11.2 million dollar U.S. AID grant, the team is designing administrative and teaching strategies for what will be the country's first ever two-year degree option.
Distinguished University Professor Ronald K. Hambleton received the School of Education’s Award of Distinction, given on special occasions to faculty, alumni or friends of the School in recognition of their significant contribution to the School of Education, to their field of specialization or to the growth and development of their fellow or current students.
“Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education”, edited by Jean B. Crockett, professor and director of the School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida, Bonnie S. Billingsley, professor and chair of the Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Mary Lynn Boscardin, professor and chair, department of Student Development, UMass Amherst School of Education, has been published by Routledge.