Faculty News

College receives Obama-Singh award

Sep 24, 2013

UMass Amherst College of Education is one of four U.S. institutions of higher education that has received the highly competitive 2013 Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative award. The College’s project, “Inclusive Universities: Linking Diversity, Equity and Excellence for the 21st Century”, studies and analyzes the changing student demographic in Indian public higher education institutions and seeks to identify relevant educational and institutional practices and policies that are responsive to new and vulnerable student populations in ways that advance academic excellence.

Turner recognized by New England Resource Center for Higher Education

Jun 17, 2013

New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE ) announced the selection of assistant professor K.C. Nat Turner, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, as one of six finalists for the 2013 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. The award recognizes a faculty member who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.

Maloy and Edwards published in New England Journal of History

Jun 04, 2013

An article by senior lecturer Robert Maloy and clinical faculty member Sharon Edwards appears in the Fall 2012/Spring 2013 issue of The New England Journal of History. Titled “Tag Bundles, Education Boards, and Internet Playlists: Constructing Historical Biographies Using Social Bookmarking Technologies”, the article is summarized by the Journal’s editor as follows: “(The authors) share an exciting educational strategy: using Internet social bookmarking techniques in the classroom.

CSCORE renamed in honor of Dr. Fredrickson

May 08, 2013

On Saturday, May 4, 2013,  80 people gathered  in the UMass Amherst  Marriot Center to celebrate the renaming of the College of Education’s Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CSCORE) in honor faculty emeritus Ronald H. Fredrickson.  Ron, his wife Pat, and his daughter Anne were in attendance, along with alumni, graduate students, faculty, administrators, and community educators. Dr.

Professor Rallis an invited Distinguished Seminar Faculty

May 08, 2013

Professor Sharon Rallis, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, was an invited Distinguished Seminar Faculty at the David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration and Policy Research. The seminar, which originated in 1966 and is sponsored by Divisions A & L of AERA, the University Council of Educational Administration, and Sage Publications, brings together selected doctoral students in educational administration and policy research with noted scholars for two days of generative discussion and mentorship.

Editorship of Comparative Education Review now at COE

Apr 22, 2013

The editorship of the Comparative Education Review will be transferred to the College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, as of July 1, 2013 for an initial five-year term.  The Comparative Education Review (CER) is the premier journal in the U.S. in the field of comparative and international education and is the official journal of the Comparative and International Education Society.  It is a peer-reviewed journal which is published quarterly. The journal was founded in 1956.

Afghan educators visit School

Apr 14, 2013

Afghan educators visiting UMass plan community college system in their country

mass live.com April 9, 2013

AMHERST – Afghan educators said they prefer to focus on the positive changes they see in their country rather than the negative – such as the attack Saturday that killed six Americans, including Anne Smedinghoff, a 25-year-old U.S. diplomat.

Jennifer Randall wins Outstanding Teacher Award

Apr 11, 2013

Jennifer Randall, assistant professor, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, is the College of Education’s 2012-2013 College Outstanding Teaching Award winner. This award recognizes excellence in teaching and honors individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments.


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Linda L. Griffin co-authored book

Apr 11, 2013

The third edition of “Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills: A Tactical Games Approach for Ages 7 to 18” co-authored by College of Education Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Linda L. Griffin,  and Judith L. Oslin and Stephen A. Mitchell, both of Kent State University, has been published by Human Kinetics.


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Boscardin and Adrianopoulos awarded $1.25 million for DOE

Mar 19, 2013

Mary Andrianopoulos, Communication Disorders, and Mary Lynn Boscardin, chair of the College of Education’s Department of Student Development, were awarded a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) for training speech language pathologists in the public schools to effectively deliver reliable, evidence-based models of technology. Theirs was one of only nine winning proposals in the national competition.


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