Faculty News

Dr. Nugent speaks at conferences in Australia, Belgium, Portugal

Jun 23, 2011

J. Kevin Nugent, professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, gave the keynote address at “The infant, the family and the modern world: Intervening to promote healthy relationships,” the 2009 joint conference of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health and the Australian Marcé Society, in Melbourne, Australia, in October.

Dr. Davis Receives Public Service Endowment Award to implement energy curriculum project in Springfield schools

Jun 18, 2011

Kathleen Davis, associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, is a recipient of a Public Service Endowment Award from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Public Service Endowment Grant, intended to enhance the public service mission of UMass Amherst, funds the delivery of public services through special projects with an emphasis on converting knowledge into readily usable forms for immediate applications. This year, the awards were given to projects that related to outreach and engagement in Greater Springfield.

Dr. Carey Dimmit part of new honors seminars

Jun 10, 2011

Carey Dimmitt, professor in the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Studies, will participate with faculty from 21 UMass Amherst departments in Commonwealth College’s Advanced Honors Seminars designed to prepare the college’s students for their independent research and capstone projects. Dr. Dimmitt’s seminar is titled "EffectiveTeaching PreK-16: What Works?"

School of Education’s Center for International Education begins work with Kabul Medical University, Afghanistan

Jun 05, 2011

Recently, USAID asked the College of Education’s Center for International Education’s Higher Education Project (HEP) to take on an additional responsibility to strengthen The Kabul Medical University. The new component is managed by the Academy for Educational Development in partnership with three U.S. universities. The College of Education’s Center for International Education (CIE) and the Institute for Global Health (IGH.) comprise the UMass Amherst unit.

Omani educators visit; discuss school counseling with CSCOR

May 30, 2011

A delegation of five visitors from the Ministry of Education of the Sultanate of Oman with an interest in college advising and career counseling recently met with faculty from the College of Education’s Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services under the auspices of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts.

Dr. Sireci Receives 2009 Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity.

May 28, 2011

Stephen G. Sireci, professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, was one of seven UMass Amherst faculty members to receive a 2009 Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity. UMass Amherst Chancellor Robert C. Holub presented the award during the Faculty Convocation, Oct. 2, in Stockbridge Hall.

Emeritus Professor Konicek-Moran receives NSTA award

May 24, 2011

Emeritus Professor Richard Konicek-Moran was awarded the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) 2009 Presidential Citation. This award honors K-12 teachers, professors, principals and others for their outstanding achievement and innovative programs in science education. Dr. Konicek-Moran was a member of the faculty of the College of Education from 1967 to 1995.

 

Dr. Sorcinelli participates in conference in Beijing

May 20, 2011

Mary Deane Sorcinelli, professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Development, and associate provost for Faculty Development, traveled to China July 13-15 to participate in a conference on “Theory, Practice and Implications: Professional and Organizational Development for Chinese Higher Education in the Global Context.”

Sorcinelli discussed a range of topics, including new faculty development, faculty career stages and establishing mutual mentoring networks among scholars.

Maloy and Edwards’ article in Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse addresses reading challenges in math problems

May 11, 2011

An article by Robert Maloy, senior lecturer, and Sharon A. Edwards, clinical faculty, both of the College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, and Gordon Anderson, software engineer in the Department of Computer Science, has been published in the June 30 “Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse,” a web-based joint venture of the International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English. (www.literacycoachingonline.org)

Sonia Nieto Receives Honorary Degree

May 06, 2011

Emerita Professor Sonia Nieto (Ed.D. 1979) received an Honorary Degree from Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, at the college’s Commencement ceremony on May 14, 2009.

Shelley B. Wepner, Dean and Professor, Manhattanville College’s College of Education, said that in selecting a recipient of an honorary degree, the College “takes great pride in choosing individuals who exemplify the college's four core values of academic excellence, development of the whole student, creation of a nurturing campus, and a commitment to service.”

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