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Austin elected to AERA executive committee

Mar 13, 2013

Theresa Austin, professor in the Language, Literacy and Culture concentration of the College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies was recently elected to the American Educational Research Association’s Special Interest Groups' Executive Committee.

School of Education’s McCormick elected to OIA

Mar 13, 2013

Christine B. McCormick, Dean, College 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.

Hartwell presents at American University Cairo

Mar 08, 2013

Ash Hartwell (Ed.D. 1973), adjunct professor, College 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 College of Education, American University Cairo (AUC), to give a public presentation on the theme “Education for Global Prosperity.”

Sorcinelli receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Feb 12, 2013

Mary Deane Sorcinelli, College 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.

Smith wins literacy award

Jan 30, 2013

Cristine Crispin Smith, associate professor, College 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.

Brandon’s “longshoremen” exhibit opens in Rhode Island

Jan 30, 2013

COE 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.

Nieto, McDermott cited for promoting public dialogue on education policy

Jan 23, 2013

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.

New England Public Radio speaks with David Evans about associate degree program in Afghanistan.

Dec 12, 2012

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.

Hambleton receives COE’s Award of Distinction

Nov 26, 2012

Distinguished University Professor Ronald K. Hambleton received the College 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 College of Education, to their field of specialization or to the growth and development of their fellow or current students.

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