Alumni News

Wilson (Ed.D. 08) at Capella

Donna M. Wilson, Ed.D., '08 (Higher Education Policy & Leadership) has joined the graduate faculty in Educational Leadership & Management at Capella University, Minneapolis.  Wilson currently directs the doctoral dissertation research of mid and executive level secondary and post-secondary career educators from across the nation. Her continuing post-secondary research concentrates on organizational behavior and structures, leadership in post-secondary institutions and enhanced training and development for career educators.  Dr.

L. Valdiviezo dissertation published

Luis Valdiviezo, Ed.D. 2012, social justice education concentration, reports that his dissertation "Afro-Peruvian Critical Perspectives of Intercultural Education Policy" has been published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG. The book can be checked on line at Barnes & Noble

Jean Bernard-Johnston (Ed.D. 1993) appointed to U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

Jean Bernard-Johnston (Ed.D. 1993) was appointed to a three-year term as a Member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

Jen Daigle Matos (Ed.D. 2011) graduates from the MA Latino Chamber of Commerce’s small business seminar.

Jen Daigle Matos (Ed.D. 2011) is featured in a clip from WWLP-TV Springfield about her graduation from the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce’s small business seminar. 

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Holly Graham, LLC doctoral student, winner of teaching award

Holly Graham, a College of Education doctoral student in the Language, Literacy and Culture concentration, is a winner of a 2012 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation.

Keenh wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Molly Keehn, a doctoral student in the social justice education concentration, was awarded 2011-12 the Graduate Student Distinguished Teaching Award by UMass Amherst’s Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. The purpose of the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) program, a feature of the UMass Amherst campus for over 30 years, is to honor exemplary teaching at the highest institutional level. Both faculty and graduate students, nominated by students or alumni, are eligible for this highly-competitive award.

Pica wins research article award

Cinzia Pica ( Ed.D. 2008), assistant professor at Assumption College, received the Distinguished Education Research Article Award from the Association for Childhood Education International Association at the Global Summit on Childhood, held in Washington, D.C. on March 28, 2012. Pica's article “Children's perceptions of interracial friendships in a multiethnic school context”, which was based on her dissertation, was published in the Journal of Research in Childhood Education (2011).

Zito’s ( Ed.D. 2011) school district named 7th “Top Workplace” in Hartford region

Mark Zito, (Ed.D. 2011), superintendent of the East Hartford Public Schools, announced that his school district is being recognized as one of the Top Workplaces 2011 in the greater Hartford region by The Hartford Courant and FOXCT. The district was ranked #7 in the large business division. Zito said that 793 employers in the greater Hartford region were invited to participate in the program, and 45 were designated Top Workplaces. The rankings were based on feedback from employee surveys.


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