School of Education News

Fri
Jun
07
UW-Madison alumnus Duane Knudson, now a professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). Knudson earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology in 1988.
Thu
Jun
06
A new study from UW-Madison's Xueli Wang and Seo Young Lee examines the psychometric properties of a new survey measuring factors of STEM student transfers from two- to four-year colleges. This study was published in the Review of Higher Education.
Wed
Jun
05
UW–Madison alumnus David Greendeer, the executive director of business for the Ho-Chunk Nation, credits part of his success and prolific career to a class he took from the School of Education's Colleen Capper, according to a recent report in Madison365.com. Greendeer, who received his master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy and Analysis, is in charge of all gaming and non-gaming enterprises for the Nation.
Wed
Jun
05
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple has just published two new books — “Re-imagining Education for Democracy,” with Stuart Riddle, and “Critical Studies of Education in Asia: Knowledge, power, and the Politics of Curriculum Reforms,” with Leonel Lim. Both examine the limits and possibilities of creating more critically democratic educational policies and practices, and current national and international contexts.
Tue
Jun
04
UW-Madison's David Kaplan recently received an $800,000 grant from the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) to develop and adapt the method of Bayesian dynamic borrowing to large-scale assessment programs, such as the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The co-PI on the project is Jianshen Chen, who earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Psychology’s quantitative methods program.
Tue
Jun
04
Master's degree programs at UW-Madison are addressing training needs and certification requirements in high-growth job fields across the U.S. and at home in Wisconsin. To address one such need, the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology created the Master of Science in Educational Psychology: Educational Specialist (EdS) in School Psychology program.
Mon
Jun
03
At a time when two out of every three undergraduates enroll in a two-year or four-year degree program within 25 miles of their home, UW–Madison's Nick Hillman urges policymakers to pay attention to one of the most overlooked aspects of college access and opportunity: geographic inequality. Hillman shared his thoughts for a recent article from U.S. News and World Report.
Mon
Jun
03
UW–Madison researchers, including several with ties to the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology, recently published a study on the effectiveness of activity trackers, including Fitbits, with JMIR Publications' mHealth and uHealth. Authors include Diana Dorn and Jessica Gorzelitz, who both are both graduate students with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology, while Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, Kelli Koltyn and David Bell are faculty members with the department.
Sat
Jun
01
Choreographer and performer Duane Lee Holland Jr. will join the School of Education's Dance Department in the fall as its first hip-hop scholar on faculty. Faculty members within the department decided it was time to redesign the curriculum to holistically integrate the influences of black identity, culture, and experiences into the degree and certificate programs.
Fri
May
31
The National Academy of Education (NAEd) announced the recipients of the 2019 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships, and this year three people with ties to UW-Madison’s School of Education are receiving these highly competitive awards. Matthew Hirshberg and Martina Rau were named NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows, while Ashley Smith is receiving an NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship.
Fri
May
31
Extraordinary members of the UW-Madison faculty have been honored during the last year with awards supported by the estate of professor, U.S. senator, and UW Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908). And this year, faculty members Mitchell Nathan, Adam Nelson, Jee-Seon Kim, Linn Posey-Maddox and Haley Vlach from the School of Education received Vilas awards.
Wed
May
15
UW-Madison’s Carl Grant, John Diamond, and Jordan Conwell took part in a panel discussion last month to examine Grant’s latest book, “Du Bois and Education.” The talk, moderated by Tony Chambers, the associate director of the Network, is now available for viewing via the School of Education’s YouTube channel.
Tue
May
14
Four UW–Madison faculty members, including the School of Education’s Percival Matthews, have been selected to make up the second cohort of Diversity Liaisons to participate in the provost’s Diversity Liaison Project.
Mon
May
13
UW-Madison’s 2019 senior class unveiled its class gift on May 6 — a sculpture, called “The Monarch,” that celebrates the 150th anniversary of women earning undergraduate degrees at UW–Madison. The sculpture was created by Victoria Reed, who earned her master of fine arts degree from the School of Education’s Art Department in 2016. This gift was made possible with support from the 4W Initiative (Women, Well-being, Wisconsin and the World), the UW Foundation, and the Wisconsin Union.
Mon
May
13
Each semester, University Housing residents have the opportunity to recognize outstanding classroom instructors through the Honored Instructor program. For the Spring 2019 semester, five faculty and staff from across the School of Education were recognized. They are: Faisal Abdu'Allah, Yoshinori Asai, Bianca Baldridge, Jenny Lamb, and Douglas Rosenberg,
Sat
May
11
UW-Madison's School of Education put a spotlight on its newest class of graduates by hosting two major events at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. On Friday evening, May 10, the School honored its Spring 2019 Ph.D. and master of fine arts degree recipients during a traditional hooding ceremony. And on Saturday morning, May 11, the School celebrated with its latest class of bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients during the annual Pre-Commencement Celebration. Congratulations and best of luck to all of our graduates! And remember: You may no longer be a student, but you’ll always be a Badger!
Fri
May
10
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will serve as Towson University’s commencement speaker, and will deliver remarks during the College of Education commencement ceremony in May, the institution announced in a news release.
Fri
May
10
The Rural Education Research and Implementation Center aims to improve educational outcomes for rural students, families and schools through rigorous, partnership-based research. As co-directors Craig Albers and Andy Garbacz say, “Rural Wisconsin, we are listening.” The RERIC is holding a launch celebration on Monday, May 13, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the 13th floor of the Educational Sciences building.
Fri
May
10
UW–Madison alumnus Dom Ricks, who has been the dean of students at Glacier Creek Middle School in Middleton, Wisconsin, since early 2018, has recently been named the principal at Middleton’s Kromrey Middle School. At 27, Ricks is not only the first black principal in the Middleton-Cross Plains School District, but also the youngest in the history of the district. Ricks received his master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2018.
Thu
May
09
A piece from UW-Madison's Chris Walker, “Yallahs,” was performed by the national Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) of Jamaica in Kingston on Easter Sunday during the Morning of Movement and Music. The production was presented in association with the Little Theatre Movement and was performed at the Little Theatre in Kingston. Walker’s piece, according to an article from the Gleaner, “illustrated a creative juxtaposition between lighting and choreography.”

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