As part of a steering committee focused on First Gen issues, the Center for Student Success Research (CSSR) led a mixed methods study of First Gen students on campus during the 2018-2019 academic year to better understand experiences of students with disabilities on campus. The results of that research are now available in our report, First Generation Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, & Culture, Dr. K.C. Nat Turner, delivered a powerful talk on dynamic mindfulness during TEDx Amherst in April.

The Graduate Student Committee (GSC) of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has named Assistant Professor of School Psychology, Dr. Sarah Fefer, as the 2019 Faculty Sponsor Champion and doctoral candidate in School Psychology, Lauren Erickson, was named the 2019 Student Leader Champion. 

Senior Lecturer II of Teacher Education & School Improvement, Bob Maloy, and Assistant Professor of Math, Science, & Learning Technologies, Torrey Trust, have been awarded a Public Service Endowment Grant from UMass Amherst.

The latest newsletter from National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) includes a podcast and address by NCME President and Distinguished University Professor Dr. Steve Sireci.

Scott Monroe, Assistant Professor of Research, Educational Measurement, & Psychometrics, has been awarded a Spencer Small Grant to improve teacher and school ratings by using multiple imputation.

Ally Hunter, a postdoctoral fellow with Project RAISE, was interviewed by the American Society for Microbiology about what it's like being a hybrid biologist and educational researcher.

Language, Literacy and Culture doctoral candidate, Isabel Castellanos, presented her paper, “Making and moving towards democracy: Insights from an afterschool Makerspace.”

Lecturer in Language, Literacy, & Culture, Marialuisa Di Stefano, published an article in the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology.

The first printing of Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education Jamila Lyiscott's book, Black Appetite. White Food., has sold out in less than ten days.