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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.”

Dr. Sally Gallman's book published

May 02, 2011

“Self-Study Research Methodologies for Teacher Educators,” edited by Sally Galman, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, and Cynthia A.

COE, SPHHS faculty share $799k grant for training speech-language pathologists

Apr 30, 2011

Faculty in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the College of Education have been awarded a four-year, $796,809 Personnel Preparation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support speech-language pathology doctoral students focusing on special education.

Dr. Galman lectures on gender competencies in the classroom at Swedish conference

Apr 27, 2011

Sally Galman, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, will present in June a lecture at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, with her research partner, Renate Kosuch, professor of psychology at University of Cologne.

Dr. Hambleton named Inaugural Fellow of American Educational Research Association

Apr 20, 2011

Ronald K. Hambleton, Distinguished University Professor and professor in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, was recently inducted as an Inaugural Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Hambleton is executive director of the College of Education’s Center for Educational Assessment which conducts research and provides training in the areas of psychometrics, research methods, and educational statistics to promote fair, useful, and efficient educational assessment practices.

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