Professor Emerita Sonia Nieto assumed the post of Laureate Representative of the Kappa Delta Pi Executive Council. The Laureate Chapter she represents comprises today’s most eminent educators. It was established in 1924 to honor those who made outstanding contributions to the development of professional education. Previous Laureate members included Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Sally Galman and Laura Valdiviezo have been named editors of Anthropology and Education Quarterly.
Associate professor Sally Galman and assistant professor Laura Valdiviezo, both of the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, have been named editors of Anthropology and Education Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal that draws on anthropological theories and methods to examine educational processes in and out of schools, in US and international contexts. Articles rely primarily on ethnographic research to address immediate problems of practice as well as broad theoretical questions.
Grace Harris received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in Indonesia. Grace Harris is a master’s degree candidate in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, language, literacy and culture concentration. Harris said that she “applied to go to Indonesia because I was there last winter and I observed a widespread desire and need to learn English because of its ability to aid employment….
Richard Malinoski got more than just a new career as a result of his participation in UMass Amherst College of Education's 180 Days In Springfield program; he also discovered the incredible personal satisfaction that comes with a commitment to teaching.
Senior history major Joseph Emery, who will enter the College of Education’s Bridges to the Future pathway in the fall 2012 semester, co-presented a workshop with senior lecturer Robert Maloy, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, at the 2012 New England Regional World History Association’s conference held at Salem State University on April 28. The workshop was titled: “Around the World History Concepts in 10 or More Clicks.”
Galman joins executive board of the Gender and Education Association
Assistant professor Sally Campbell Galman, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, was elected to the executive board of the Gender and Education Association. Formally established in 2002 (though active from 1997 onwards), the association works to challenge and eradicate sexism and gender inequality within and through education. http://www.genderandeducation.com/
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.
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.
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.