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Gajda's article is journal's most-viewed for 2009

Jun 25, 2011

A study by Rebecca Gajda, associate professor, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, in the International Journal of Public Administration was the publication’s most viewed article last year.

“‘Communities of Practice’ as an Analytical Construct: Implications for Theory and Practice” was co-authored by Christopher Koliba of the University of Vermont. The article was published last January.

More Information: Journal website

Dr. Nugent speaks at conferences in Australia, Belgium, Portugal

Jun 23, 2011

J. Kevin Nugent, professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, gave the keynote address at “The infant, the family and the modern world: Intervening to promote healthy relationships,” the 2009 joint conference of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health and the Australian Marcé Society, in Melbourne, Australia, in October.

Dr. Davis Receives Public Service Endowment Award to implement energy curriculum project in Springfield schools

Jun 18, 2011

Kathleen Davis, associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, is a recipient of a Public Service Endowment Award from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Public Service Endowment Grant, intended to enhance the public service mission of UMass Amherst, funds the delivery of public services through special projects with an emphasis on converting knowledge into readily usable forms for immediate applications. This year, the awards were given to projects that related to outreach and engagement in Greater Springfield.

Chelsea Mullins raises awareness about hunger through art

Jan 30, 2011

Students in Momodou Sarr’s class at Amherst Regional High School spent the spring semester learning about the root causes of hunger and solutions to reducing it.

Students Poirier and Smith’s article published in The History Teacher

Nov 20, 2010

An article co-authored by COE graduate students Michelle Poirier and Hillary Smith with senior lecturer Robert Maloy and lecturer Sharon Edwards, both of the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, appeared in the November 2010 issue of The History Teacher, a quarterly journal published by The Society for History Education, Inc..

2010 Scholarship Recipients

Aug 15, 2010
  • Gina D'Allessandro, Meline Kasparian Scholarship
  • Jessica Eaton, Camby Scholarship
  • Lindsay Glaser, Early Childhood Education Graduate Student Fund
  • Kanae Haneishi, C. Lynn Vendien Endowed Scholarship
  • Emmalyn Hicks, Meline Kasparian Scholarship
  • Danielle Nelson, Meline Kasparian Scholarship
  • Nicole Privitera, Early Childhood Education Graduate Student Fund

New Degree Candidate - Spring '10 Yang Gyeltshen asks: Why do we teach?

Apr 10, 2010

I have been teaching in one of the teacher education colleges in Bhutan for the last fifteen years or so. How I got into teaching some may say is one’s destiny, and others might say it is through opportunities availed. Whichever may be the case, teaching is one thing that was never in my mind until I tripped over it during my initial job as an educational media illustrator. The drawings I analyzed to illustrate some teaching materials meant for primary education lead me into the minds of how children look at art and learning.

Doctoral student Manly receives Distinguished Paper Award from NERA

Apr 01, 2010

Cathy Manly, College of Education doctoral student in the higher education concentration, andRyan Wells, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, were awarded the 2009 Woollatt Distinguished Paper Award by Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) for their paper “Financial Planning for College: What Parents Do to Prepare.” This study explores reported parental financial college preparations and the amount parents have saved for college, with a goal of determining strategies used by differ

School of Education doctoral student Nyongani awarded AAUW International Fellowship

Mar 15, 2010


Martha Nyongani, a doctoral candidate in the College of Education’s Department of Education Policy, Research and Administration, has been awarded a 2010-11 International Fellowship from the AAUW, formerly known as the American Association of University Women.

Afghan Master’s students complete studies here, depart for home

Mar 01, 2010

Seven UMass Amherst College of Education Master’s degree students, all of whom are faculty members at universities in Afghanistan, recently completed their degrees after a 2 ½ year program of study in International Education on campus.


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