Faculty News

Ives receives Mellon Mutual Mentoring Micro Grant

May 01, 2012

Denise Ives, assistant professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, received a 2012-13 Mellon Mutual Mentoring Micro Grant through the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. These grants are intended to encourage early-career faculty to identify desirable areas for professional growth, and to develop the necessary mentoring relationships to make such opportunities possible.

Boscardin named pres-elect of CASE

Apr 15, 2012

Mary Lynn Boscardin, Chair and Professor of the Department of Student Development, was elected President-Elect of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), a 5500 member international professional educational organization which is one of the thirteen divisions of the International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Griffin named Frostburg State University Wellner Scholar

Mar 15, 2012

Linda Griffin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Education, has been named the 2012 Frostburg State University Wellner Scholar. The Wellner Scholar Program, which honors the late Lillian Wellner, a former FSU registrar and physical education instructor, was created from an endowment from the FSU Foundation, Inc. Each year, the Department of Health and Physical Education at FSU selects one Wellner Scholar to conduct a presentation or workshop for members of the University community.

Gebhard receives 2012 College Outstanding Teaching Award

Mar 01, 2012

Meg Gebhard, associate professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, was named this year’s recipient of the College of Education’s College Outstanding Teaching Award. This award honors individual faculty members for the teaching accomplishments within their own colleges.

Rallis’ and Rossman’s new book fosters “inquiry-mindedness”

Feb 20, 2012

“The Research Journey: An Introduction to Inquiry”, by Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor Sharon F. Rallis and professor and chair Gretchen B. Rossman, both of the Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration has been published by Guilford Press.

ACCELA receives AERA Award

Feb 15, 2012

Access to Critical Content and English Language Acquisition, (ACCELA) has received the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) DIVISION K award for “Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education.

Rallis leads workshop in Turkey

Jan 15, 2012

Sharon Rallis, Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and Reform, was invited to lead a workshop, “Conducting Useful Evaluations”, in Istanbul, Turkey. The workshop, sponsored by Bahcesehir University, was attended by teams of teachers and school administrators, as well as teams from NGOs, foundations, and businesses. Co-facilitating the workshop with Rallis was her former advisee, Aysen Kose (Ed.D. 2010).

Dean McCormick elected to CADREI

Jan 10, 2012

Christine B. McCormick, Dean of the College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI). CADREI is an assembly of deans of education from research and land grant institutions throughout North America.

Woodland’s “Instructional Rounds” implemented in PA schools

Dec 30, 2011

Instructional Rounds, a process designed to analyze classroom achievement, has been introduced by Rebecca Woodland, associate professor, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, to schools in Emmaus, PA, as reported in an article in the Lehigh Valley’s (PA) newspaper “The Morning Call.” Woodland has been working with the superintendent and assistant superintendent of the East Penn School District and the district's instructional leadership

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