School of Education News

Fri
Jun
02
UW-Madison alumna Deborah Derman is featured in the most recent issue of On Wisconsin magazine for her therapeutic ​book titled, “Colors of Loss and Healing: An Adult Coloring Book for Getting through Tough Times.” Derman earned her master’s degree in behavioral disabilities in 1976 from the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
Thu
Jun
01
A recent New York Times report puts the spotlight on a free college tuition plan first proposed, in part, by UW-Madison’s Nancy Kendall. Kendall and former UW-Madison colleague Sara Goldrick-Rab first laid out a free-college idea in a 2014 paper. Kendall is an associate professor of Educational Policy Studies with UW-Madison's School of Education.
Wed
May
31
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple delivered remarks during a commencement celebration for Rowan University’s College of Education on Wednesday, May 10. Apple, a 1967 alumnus of Rowan University, has spent nearly half a century on the UW-Madison campus and is recognized across the world as one of the most important and influential education scholars of our time. The John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies also received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Rowan University Alumni Association.
Wed
May
31
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research is launching a new initiative, the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), to study and help inform how college students can be better prepared to enter the competitive 21st-century job market. WCER researcher Matthew Hora is CCWT’s director and an assistant professor of adult and higher education in continuing studies at UW–Madison. Hora is a co-author of, “Beyond the Skills Gap,” which details a landmark NSF-funded study examining the cultural, political and economic issues underlying the skills-gap debate in Wisconsin.
Tue
May
30
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood published her latest "Under the Law" column for Kappan magazine examining how the federal education law FERPA "has not kept pace with changing times." Underwood is a professor of law and educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Fri
May
26
The National Academy of Education (NAEd) announced the recipients of the 2017 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowship Programs on May 25. And no institution is home to more recipients this year than UW-Madison’s School of Education and its seven awardees. Congratulations to Postdoctoral Fellowship winners Erika Bullock, Nicole Louie, Kathryn Moeller and Erica Turner, and Dissertation Fellowship winners, Kathryn Boonstra, Upenyu Majee and Rachel Silver.
Fri
May
26
A new project from the community arts space Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) titled CSArt Madison showcases the creativity and innovation of several faculty members and students associated with the School of Education's Art Department. According to a recent Wisconsin State Journal report, the concept behind CSArt Madison is to "buy fresh and original art -- and get it straight from the producer." It focuses on connecting local artists and talent to buyers.
Thu
May
25
High-quality classroom discussions don't just happen, says UW-Madison education researcher Paula McAvoy. They need structure and planning. McAvoy and School of Education Dean Diana Hess are developing and implementing The Discussion Project, one of several campus initiatives that aim to improve the experiences of students of color and other under-represented students.
Wed
May
24
School of Education alumnus Michael Moll was recently hired as the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine at UW-Madison. Moll graduated in 1996 from the UW-Madison Athletic Training Program, which is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. Moll has been serving as an athletic trainer for the Badgers since 2000, and as the head football athletic trainer for the past five seasons.
Tue
May
23
The Wisconsin State Journal recently featured the work of UW-Madison's Erica Halverson with an innovative artistic outreach program for children called Whoopensocker. The program is designed to help children explore their imagination and strengthen student engagement at all academic and personal levels. Halverson created Whoopensocker, along with Beau Johnson and Amanda Farrar. Halverson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Mon
May
22
UW-Madison's Jerlando F. L. Jackson and LaVar J. Charleston ​are co-editors of a new book, "Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs: A Festschrift in Honor of Melvin C. Terrell," with Northern Illinois University’s Cornelius Gilbert.
Mon
May
22
UW-Madison’s Tanushree Rawat recently authored a guest blog post for the Wiki Education Foundation reflecting on her pedagogical motivations for teaching with Wikipedia. Rawat is pursuing a Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Education Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her research focuses on the role of technology in education, and as a graduate teaching assistant she has led Wikipedia projects in multiple classes. In particular, Rawat reflects on using Wikipedia as an assessment tool with graduate students in her classes.
Fri
May
19
UW-Madison’s Lisa Cadmus-Bertram recently spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio about a new study showing that some oncologists are reluctant to coach their patients to exercise -- even though most patients are embracing exercise as part of their treatment. Cadmus-Bertram is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology who studies the role of physical activity in cancer incidence and survivorship. She directs the Wisconsin Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab and is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control program at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
Thu
May
18
UW-Madison’s Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy were recognized in April as co-winners of the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, a prestigious honor that includes a $100,000 prize. The Grawemeyer Awards program pays tribute to the power of creative ideas, emphasizing the impact a single idea can have on the world. Hess and McAvoy visited Louisville last month to take part in an Awards Dinner on April 20. While in Louisville, the two also presented free lectures about their award-winning ideas and discussed controversial political issues with students during a visit to Central High School.
Tue
May
16
UW-Madison’s Jill Barnes was selected to serve as program chair of the 2017 American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain. The World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain will be held May 31 and June 1 in Denver, and will focus on basic science related to the effects of exercise in all its forms on the physiological function and cognitive abilities of the brain. UW-Madison's Kristen Pickett will also be delivering a presentation at the event.
Mon
May
15
Dawn Crim, who has served as the UW-Madison School of Education’s associate dean for external relations since 2011, is leaving her post at the end of June to take a leadership position with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Crim will begin her new appointment as assistant state superintendent for the Division for Student and School Success on Aug. 1. The Division for Student and School Success is responsible for ensuring that all children attain proficiency in meeting the Wisconsin Academic Standards.
Mon
May
15
UW-Madison's Bob Meyer ​received the Government Service Award earlier this month from the Wisconsin chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Meyer earned the award for his outstanding work as a trainer in the Individual Placement and Support Program (IPS). Meyer currently works with the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education as a senior rehabilitation specialist.
Sat
May
13
UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2017 graduates by hosting a pair of events to celebrate the accomplishments of its many talented and dedicated students. On Friday evening, May 12, the School honored its newest cohort of Ph.D. and MFA degree recipients with a reception and traditional Hooding Ceremony at the Gordon Dining and Event Center on campus. And prior to UW-Madison’s Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, May 13, the School celebrated with its newest class of master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates by hosting the annual Pre-Commencement Celebration and Breakfast at the Gordon Dining and Event Center.
Thu
May
11
The Chancellor’s Undergraduate Awards Ceremony was held earlier this month, with the accomplishments of more than 150 UW-Madison students being highlighted at the event. Five students from across the School of Education were recognized during this special event. Many of the awards provide students with funds to conduct research projects independently or in collaboration with faculty. Other awards recognize impressive academic achievement or community service.
Tue
May
09
UW-Madison’s Eujin Park was recently awarded a Minority Dissertation Fellowship from the American Educational Research Association. Park is a doctoral candidate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. Her research examines the role of education in reproducing, challenging and reshaping social inequalities, particularly for immigrants and other communities of color.

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