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Dr. Jamila Lyiscott, Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education, has been awarded the Coyle Fellowship with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Literacy Education (CLE).

Jacole Douglas, Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy, Research and Administration, and Brook Hansel, member of the UMass Education Club and prospective 180 Days student, are 2019-2020 Fulbright recipients. 

Dr. Steve Sireci and the Center for Educational Assessment (CEA) have obtained a four year, 1.643 million dollar award with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office to continue, "Developing and Validating Assessments for Adult Basic Education Learners in Massachusetts."

Ph.D. student in Education Policy, Research, and Administration, Mariam Rashid, has been awarded the Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Award for the 2019-2020 academic year.

A guest column by doctoral student Joel A. Arce appeared in the July 22 The Republican where he explores recruitment and retention of teachers of color.

Graduate student Niyanthini Kadirgamara had an Op-ed published in The HinduIndia’s leading English daily newspaper. 

Aurora Santiago-Ortiz, a Ph.D. student in Social Justice Education, appeared on the program “Loud & Clear” discussing recent protests in Puerto Rico demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello.

LCC doctoral students, Marsha Liaw, Maria Geueke and Hatice Celebi, along with Dawn LaRochelle (M.Ed., 2016) and Dr. Theresa Austin presented their papers.  

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.

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