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April 2018

Women's Studies director named University Professor

April 2, 2018
Juanita Johnson-Bailey has been named University Professor, an honor bestowed on faculty members who have made a significant impact on the University of Georgia beyond their normal academic responsibilities.

Associate professor receives UGA's 2018 Engaged Scholar Award

April 6, 2018
Ruth Harman received the 2018 Engaged Scholar Award from the University of Georgia's Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach for contributions to advancing public service, outreach and community engagement at the University.

Smagorinsky shines light on effective school leaders

April 9, 2018
During his ongoing research study, Peter Smagorinsky discovered an outstanding principal who was praised by a participant for his leadership and involvement at a Madison County high school.

Professor's work, legacy celebrated at special AERA session

April 10, 2018
The Monday session features a panel of black women teacher educators sharing how professor Cynthia Dillard's work has influenced their thinking, research and the ways they navigate academia as black women scholars.

Doctoral student honored by professional development school district organization

April 10, 2018
Ashley Nylin, a third-year doctoral student in middle grades education, was named an "Emerging Professional Development School Leader" by the National Association for Professional Development Schools.

Associate professor receives 2018 Graduate School Outstanding Mentoring Award

April 10, 2018
Chris Linder was recognized for working with her graduate students to develop their own identities and knowledge for building a more inclusive environment.

Alumnus publishes book of short stories related to health, life

April 10, 2018
Phil Sparling (M.Ed. '76, Ph.D. '79) has recently published "The Sneakers in the Closet and Other Essays," a collection of newspaper columns written over the past five years.

Two faculty members receive 2018 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Awards

April 11, 2018
Kevin Burke and Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor were recognized by UGA for their success as innovative teachers in the First-Year Odyssey Seminar program.

Denise Spangler named dean of the College of Education

April 18, 2018
Spangler joined the UGA faculty in 1995 and has held a series of leadership positions, from head of the department of mathematics and science education to senior associate dean and, most recently, interim dean.

Two student organizations in literacy education receive 2018 SOAR Awards

April 19, 2018
JoLLE and LLEGO were recognized for their achievements during the 17th Annual H. Gordon and Francis S. Davis Student Organization Achievement and Recognition Award.

Media mention: Baker quoted in Washington Post

April 20, 2018
The star of this year's NCAA women's basketball tournament has to draw a shaky line between her athletic abilities and the experience on a national TV show, he says.

Doctoral student receives minority fellowship from NBCC Foundation

April 20, 2018
Raven Cokley in the department of counseling and human development services was recently awarded a federally-funded minority doctoral fellowship from the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation.

Mixing health care and engineering for new careers

April 20, 2018
Professor helps turn students on to emerging careers in the field of bio-engineering.

College alumni receive tenure at Clayton State University

April 23, 2018
Two UGA College of Education alumni recently received tenure and were promoted to the position of associate professor at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia.

Faculty member lends homeschooling expertise to PBS News Hour

April 23, 2018
While white children still remain the majority of children taught at home, the number of black children is on the rise, says Cheryl Fields-Smith, associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice.

Alumna receives 2018 Science Academy Award for Young Researchers

April 25, 2018
Zelha Tunç-Pekkan recently received the 2018 Science Academy Award for Young Researchers to enhance her studies on children's construction of fractions and its relationship to algebra.

Former military find a home at the College of Education

April 29, 2018
The next generation: A growing number of veterans now call the College home.

A life of savoring the flavors of the South

April 29, 2018
Betty Hooks Underwood's visits to her daughter while she was attending college helped change the course of she and her husband's lives.

Kristy Kowal is making waves

April 29, 2018
A childhood passion for swimming turned into an Olympic medal for third-grade teacher Kristy Kowal.

Retired faculty member continues to learn

April 29, 2018
For Carl Glickman, teaching is as much about leading your students as it is allowing them to lead you.

'It's about equal opportunity more than anything else'

April 29, 2018
Brent Hardin, director of adapted athletics for the University of Alabama, is passionate about equity in athletics.

Researcher's work promotes school climate change

April 29, 2018
Catherine Bradshaw turns data on bullying into positive solutions.

Think you know why you're wearing a blue tassel? Think again

April 30, 2018
It's not the College's color choice, but rather a tradition passed down for hundreds of years.

Student speaker celebrates connections

April 30, 2018
Emily Wallace is fulfilling a freshman-year promise by speaking in front of 4,000 people at Convocation.

Doctoral student merges art and literacy with GMOA exhibition

April 30, 2018
While studying in the College of Education, Rachel Sanders noticed a glaring paradox in the field of new literacy. In response, she presented her doctoral defense solely outside the written word with an exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Counseling psychology students learn next step on 'match day'

April 30, 2018
The annual event, similar to one celebrated by pre-med students at UGA, places students in the UGA College of Education's counseling psychology program into psychology-based environments.