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Sireci recipient of 2012-13 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Award

May 15, 2012

Sireci receives Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Award

Stephen Sireci, professor, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, and director of the School’s Center for Educational Assessment, was named a recipient of the 2012-13 University of Massachusetts Amherst Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards. Awardees are selected on the basis of demonstrably outstanding accomplishment and potential for continued excellence in research and scholarly or creative activity.

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.

Hunter named NAE fellow

Apr 30, 2012

Ally Hunter, a doctoral candidate in science education, has been named a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for the 2011-12 academic year. This honor is given as a result of her selection to and participation in the 2011 National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology held at Yale University. Institute participants from 12 research colleges and universities in the northeast assembled at Yale for five days of presentations and discussions focused on enhancing undergraduate education.

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.


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