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Maloy and computer science faculty research high school STEM participation

Mar 07, 2014

Robert Maloy, senior lecturer, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, and Lynn Stephens, Department of Computer Science, were awarded $424,867 from the National Science Foundation to develop adaptive tutoring technologies to help increase the participation in mathematics of underrepresented populations that often avoid STEM careers.

College of Education Awarded $23 Million to Support Higher Education in Afghanistan

Feb 16, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a $92 million, 5-year contract to strengthen higher education in Afghanistan to a consortium headed by Family Health International that includes the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education, Purdue University, the Afghan Holding Group and Altai Consulting.

Sorcinelli receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan 28, 2014

Mary Deane Sorcinelli (Ed.D. 1978), associate provost for faculty development,  founding director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, and professor in the higher education concentration, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Network of Women Leaders in Higher Education.  The award is presented to a woman in higher education who has demonstrated significant leadership and promotion of women in the field of higher education. 

Our Faculty Pioneer Inter-American Tertiary Education Association

Jan 14, 2014

College of Education Faculty Pioneer Inter-American Tertiary Education Association

Doctoral student Yedalis Ruiz wins award

Dec 26, 2013

Yedalis Ruiz, a doctoral student in the Higher Education concentration, is one of eight recipients of the 2014 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).  The award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education, who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others, and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

Five faculty receive service learning fellowships

Dec 20, 2013

Five faculty members in the College of Education have received 2014 Civic Engagement and Service Learning Faculty Fellowships from the UMass Amherst Provost’s Committee on Service-Learning.  They are:  Benita Barnes, associate professor, Department of Educational Research, Policy and Administration;   Sara Whitcomb, assistant professor, Department of Student Development; Robert Maloy, senior lecturer, Marie-Christine Polizzi, lecturer, and Florence Sullivan, associate professor, all of the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. 

UMass RISING: The Campaign for the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dec 06, 2013

College of Education Campaign Goals

Support Talented Students
Support First-Class Faculty
Support the Furcolo Renovation
Support Research & Programs
Support Annual Giving
$750,000
$4,500,000
$750,000
$2,000,000
$500,000

 

Nieto awarded the Medal for Distinguished Service

Dec 03, 2013

Professor Emerita Sonia Nieto has been awarded the Medal for Distinguished Service, the highest honor bestowed by Teachers College, Columbia University, for her writings on multicultural education, teacher preparation, the education of Latinos, and other culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. She will accept the Medal for Distinguished Service at Teachers College’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, 2014 in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manhattan.

Nieswandt and McEneaney receive NSF grant

Oct 28, 2013

Nieswandt and McEneaney receive $862,895 NSF grant to study small group work in high school science classes.

For more information, please see http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/education-faculty-awarded-862895-national.

More Faculty News

Pat Griffin Honored for LGBT Advocacy

Oct 19, 2013

More than 75 alumni, students, and educators gathered in Furcolo Auditorium for a College of Education Homecoming event on Saturday, October 19, with professor emerita Pat Griffin (Ed.D. 1980), a respected educator and nationally recognized advocate for inclusion in sports at all levels, who presented a talk on “The Changing Sports Climate for LGBTQ Athletes & Coaches: Successes & Challenges.”

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