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Exercise and sport science student receives 2022-23 Black Alumni Scholarship

The scholarship offers Zaria Hart (B.S.Ed. ’26), who plans on attending physical therapy school after graduation, the opportunity to focus on her studies rather than her finances.

Assistant professor selected for KAERA Early Scholar Program

Katie Koo was selected for a two-year program that provides mentorship and resources to early-career Korean American scholars.

Faculty members receive SACES awards

Three faculty members and one program received awards from the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

Professor edits two-volume handbook

The two-volume handbook, “International Handbook of Research on Multicultural Science Education,” includes 61 chapters written by authors from around the world.

Educational psychology faculty members rank among “most productive” educational psychologists in the world

Three faculty members in the Department of Educational Psychology made the list of the most productive early-career educational psychologists.

Alumna elected president of ACSM

Dr. Anastasia Fischer (M.A. ’96) was recently named president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Alumna named full-time director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Clemson University

Birma Gainor (Ph.D. ’10) was recently appointed full-time director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Clemson University.

National speech language and hearing association receives 2022 Class Gift

UGA’s chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) received $6,000 from UGA’s 2022 Class Gift.

Doctoral students in counselor education and supervision program receive national recognition

Six doctoral students in the College’s counselor education and supervision program recently received national recognition via grants, awards, and program admissions.

Four doctoral students win first-place poster award at the Georgia Psychological Association Annual Conference

Four doctoral students in the counseling psychology program won first place for their poster at this year’s GPA Annual Conference.

Two College advisors win UGA’s inaugural Transfer Advocate Award

Academic advisors Emily Robinson and Debbie Hargrave were recently recognized by UGA for their exemplary work with transfer students.

Congratulations to the College's First Honor Graduates!

Fifteen First Honor Graduates from the Mary Frances Early College of Education will be recognized at the University of Georgia’s spring 2022 undergraduate Commencement ceremony.

Student speaker will highlight celebration in speech to 2022 graduates

Karli “KB” Bryant to speak at spring 2022 Commencement on May 13

Two alumni are directing the Army's new health initiative

Colonel Kevin Bigelman (Ph.D. ’09) and Colonel Nicholas Gist (M.Ed. ’03, Ph.D. ’13), alumni of the Department of Kinesiology, lead the Army’s newest health initiative focused on reducing injury and improving soldier readiness.

Kirk receives lecture award from SHAPE America

T. Nicole Kirk, assistant professor in the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, recently received the 2022 Claudine Sherrill lecture award from SHAPE America’s APE/PA Special Interest Group.

Alvermann receives a Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award

Professor Donna Alvermann was recently recognized for co-editing “Ideas That Changed Literacy Practices: First-Person Accounts from Leading Voices.”

Barnhart receives inaugural Dean's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education

Student affairs professional Dana Barnhart (B.S. ’12) recently received the inaugural Dean’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education.

Johnson-Bailey receives Zenobia Hikes Award from the Faculty Women of Color in the Academy

Professor Juanita Johnson-Bailey recently received the 2022 Zenobia L. Hikes Woman of Color in the Academy Award from Virginia Tech.

Luft co-edits new handbook on science teacher education

Julie Luft, Athletic Association Professor of Science Education and Distinguished Research Professor in the College’s Department of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education, co-edited a recently published handbook on science teacher education.

Doctoral student receives 2022 Applied Sport Management Association Graduate Student Research Competition Award

Tyler Skinner, (Ph.D. ’24), doctoral student in the College’s sport management program, won the 2022 Applied Sport Management Association Graduate Student Research Competition award.

Luft elected president of National Science Teaching Association

Julie Luft, Athletic Association Professor of Science Education and Distinguished Research Professor in the College’s Department of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education, was recently elected president of the National Science Teaching Association.

Wang selected as an outstanding reviewer for AERA's Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics

Shiyu Wang, associate professor in the College’s Department of Educational Psychology, was recently selected as an Outstanding Reviewer of 2021 by AERA for the “Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics.”

Three alumnae write handbook on counseling African American women

Several alumnae of the Mary Frances Early College of Education edited and contributed to a new handbook, “A Handbook on Counseling African American Women: Psychological Symptoms, Treatments, and Case Studies.”

Faculty members participate in interdisciplinary research pre-seed program

Five faculty members in the Mary Frances Early College of Education partaking in interdisciplinary research teams received pre-seed funding for their projects.

Assistant professor receives Deal Center grant

Hannah Krimm, an assistant professor in the College’s Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education, received one of four $50,000 grants from the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy.

Athletic Association Professor named to Kennedy Center Next 50 list

Georgia Athletic Association Professor Bettina Love joins a select a group of leaders who are making the world a more inspired, inclusive and compassionate place.

College of Education faculty members awarded Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants

Three faculty members in the College received grant funding in the third round of Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants.

Professor selected as president, chair of Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Society

George Engelhard, professor in the College’s department of educational psychology, was recently invited to serve as president/chair of the Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Society.

Alumna selected by U.S. Department of State for prestigious English language teaching fellowship

Vicki Hale (M.Ed. ’18), a graduate of the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s TESOL and World Language Education certificate program, has been selected for the 2021-22 English Language Fellow program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Professor ranks in top 200 education scholars in Education Week columnist’s list; COE faculty members honored by Stanford University list of most-cited scholars

College of Education faculty members ranked highly on recent lists from Education Week and Stanford University.

Alumnus named associate vice president for student affairs

Demetrius D. Smith, an alumnus of the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s department of counseling and human development services, was recently named associate vice president for student affairs at the University of Georgia.

Congratulations to the College's six First Honor Graduates!

The College’s six First Honor Graduates will be recognized at the University of Georgia’s fall 2021 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 17.

Glickman receives 2021 Choice Reviews Outstanding Academic Title Award

Professor emeritus Carl Glickman recently received an award from the Association of College and Research Libraries for his book’s contribution to the field of school leadership.

Assistant professor receives best professional paper award

Yiran Su, an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, received the 2021 Best Professional Paper Award from the Sport Marketing Association.

Professor recognized for exemplary service by the Buros Center

George Engelhard was recently recognized for his many years of exemplary service as a test reviewer for the Mental Measurements Yearbook series.

Congratulations to the College's five Blue Key initiates

Four students and an alumna of the College of Education were recently recognized as 2021-22 Blue Key initiates at the annual Tucker Dorsey Blue Key Awards Banquet.

Professor selected as Methodist University's Distinguished Alumni Award winner

Mary M. Atwater, a professor in the department of mathematics, science and social studies education, will be recognized for her high level of professional achievement and outstanding public service at Methodist University’s Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony in October.

Alumnus receives Islamic Medical Association of North America Scholarship

Brian Tromp, an alumnus of the department of kinesiology, recently received the Islamic Medical Association of North America Scholarship. Tromp is one of five scholarship recipients selected out of more than 1,600 applicants.

Faculty members inducted into IACE Hall of Fame

Laura Bierema and Kimberly Osborne, faculty members in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, will be inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame on Oct. 6.

Doctoral student represents UGA at Phi Kappa Phi Student Vice President Leadership Summit

David Diggs, a doctoral student in the department of kinesiology, represented UGA at the Phi Kappa Phi Student Vice President Leadership Summit last month.

Professor selected to participate in UGA's research team workshop series

Kristen Bub, a professor in the College’s department of educational psychology, was recently selected to participate in UGA’s Leading Large Integrative Research Team Workshop Series.

Early named honorary member of Phi Delta Kappa

Mary Frances Early was recently named an honorary member of Phi Delta Kappa International, a professional organization for educators.

Three College alumni named to UGA's 2021 40 Under 40 Class

Congratulations to Eric Gray (B.S.Ed. ’04), Willie Mazyck (B.S.Ed. ’04, M.Ed. ’06, M.B.A. ’14) and Cara Simmons (A.B. ’03, MEd ’07, Ph.D. ’18) for their personal, professional and philanthropic achievements.

Six Edudawgs to compete at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Edudawgs competing this summer include hammer thrower Denzel Comenentia; swimmer Chase Kalisz; triple jumper Keturah Orji; tennis player Ellen Perez; long jumper Chanice Porter; and golfer Sepp Straka.

Academic, outreach faculty team up on rural issues

UGA seed grants will allow academic faculty members, including three in the College of Education, to find solutions to a variety of challenges.

Doctoral student wins AERA Shark Tank competition

Xiao-Yin Chen, a doctoral student in the department of educational psychology, won AERA’s Shark Tank competition for her research presentation on the experiences of Appalachian students in college preparatory programs.

OLLI@UGA presents awards for outstanding service, appoints new officers

OLLI@UGA recognized several members of the organization for their outstanding service and appointed new officers and members to the Board of Directors.

UGA's CommunicAID+Nation supports alumna through donation

The University of Georgia’s CommunicAID+Nation recently made a $500 donation to help purchase an augmentative and alternative communication device mount for a Mary Frances Early College of Education alumna.

Two faculty members selected as Service-Learning Fellows

Faculty members Todd Dinkelman and Jamon Flowers were selected by UGA’s Office of Service-Learning to integrate academic service-learning into their teaching.

Three students receive UGA's Presidential Award of Excellence

Three undergraduate students in the University of Georgia College of Education were honored with the UGA Presidential Award of Excellence for their outstanding academic achievements.

Congratulations to our nine First Honor Graduates!

To be a First Honor Graduate, a student must maintain a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average throughout their undergraduate studies, as well as in all college-level transfer work before or after enrolling at UGA.

Assistant professor receives AERA Early Career Award

Xiaoming Zhai, an assistant professor in the department of mathematics, science and social studies education, was recognized for his scholarly contributions to the use of technology as an agent of change in teaching and learning.

Assistant professor receives UGA NAACP's 2021 Mary McLeod Bethune Educator Award

Walker Swain, an assistant professor in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, was recognized for his efforts to advance social justice in the classroom and beyond on Thursday, April 15.

McCully receives Honors Program's 2021 Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award

Kevin McCully, a professor in the department of kinesiology and director of UGA’s Exercise Muscle Physiology Lab, received UGA’s Honors Program’s 2021 Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award for superior teaching and dedication to Honors students.

Associate dean receives UGA Public Service & Outreach Engaged Scholar Award

Edward Anthony Delgado-Romero, associate dean and professor in the department of counseling and human development services, received the award for his significant engaged scholarship endeavors.

Clinical associate professor receives UGA's 2021 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Award

Elizabeth E. Saylor, a clinical associate professor in the College’s department of educational theory and practice, received a 2021 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Award for her continued success of the First-Year Odyssey Seminar program.

Professor receives 2021 William E. Dugger Exemplary Collaboration Award

Roger B. Hill, a professor in the department of career and information studies and head of the department of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education, received the award for his work with CTETE’s Twenty-First Century Leadership Academy.

Assistant professor selected as AERA outstanding reviewer

Shiyu Wang, an assistant professor in the College’s department of educational psychology, has been selected as the 2020 Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics.

Three kinesiology students receive NATA Research and Education Foundation scholarships

Three students in the College’s department of kinesiology were awarded scholarships by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation to support their educational endeavors.

Alumna selected by U.S. Department of State to complete specialist project in Iraq

Kathleen McGovern, an alumna of the College’s department of language and literacy education, was selected by the U.S. Department of State for a six-week English Language Specialist project.

Doctoral student selected to serve on National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education task force

Marques Dexter, a fifth-year doctoral student in the department of kinesiology, has been invited to serve as a student representative on NADOHE’s Creating a Framework for Advancing Anti-Racism Strategy on Campus task force.

Three assistant professors receive Provost's Affordable Courses grant

Three assistant professors in the Mary Frances Early College of Education received the Provost’s Affordable Courses grant to financially support students’ educational resources.

Assistant professor, doctoral students selected as NARST Basu Fellows

Assistant professor Xiaoming Zhai and science education doctoral students Jose Manual Pavez, Harleen Singh and Acya Fackler will use the fellowship to improve the experiences of students and teachers.

Doctoral student receives research grant from the International Olympic Committee

Jinsu Byun will use the grant to help collect a wide range of data on three previous Winter Olympic hosts, including Salt Lake City, Vancouver and PyeongChang.

Three faculty accepted into UGA's Rural Engagement Workshop

Through the program, faculty members will increase high quality, community-engaged research in rural Georgia communities.

Assistant professor receives OIBR Rising Star Award

Logan Fiorella, an assistant professor in the department of educational psychology, received the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research’s Rising Star Award for his scholarly achievements.

Fisher selected as a U.S. Department of Education Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance content expert

As a content expert for REMS TA Center, Sycarah Fisher, an assistant professor and graduate coordinator in the department of educational psychology, will provide content expertise for national trainings around school substance use interventions.

Five Bulldog 100 companies linked to the Mary Frances Early College of Education

Congratulations to Rachel Florence (BSED ’05), Kelly Chasteen (BSED ’00), Matthew Ades (AB ’94, MED ’96), Christy Shadday (BSED ’93) and Denise Emami (BSED ’97, MSW ’00).

Congratulations to our five First Honor Graduates!

Sixteen students will be recognized as First Honor Graduates during the virtual undergraduate Commencement ceremony. Of those 16, five are from the Mary Frances Early College of Education.

Professor receives inaugural Karen D. King Excellence in Advocacy Award from AMTE

Dorothy Y. White received the inaugural award for her advocacy and contributions to mathematics teacher education.

Lecturer uses grant to support research on cognitive learning

Lecturer Amanda Ferster received a Learning Technologies Grant from UGA’s Center for Teaching and Learning to support her research on cognitive learning.

Assistant professor named USG Chancellor's Learning Scholar

Jill Stefaniak, an assistant professor in the department of career and information studies, was recently selected to join the University System of Georgia Chancellor’s Learning Scholars.

Fields-Smith receives AESA Critic's Choice Book Award

Associate professor Cheryl Fields-Smith was awarded the American Educational Studies Association’s Critic’s Choice Book Award for her book on single Black mothers and their resistance through homeschooling.

Professor named Fulbright U.S. Scholar Alumni Ambassador, helps send scholars abroad

Melisa “Misha” Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the department of language and literacy education, has been named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Alumni Ambassador by the Fulbright Scholar Program.

UGA's Russian Flagship Program renewed for additional four years

The program secured a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Security Education Program in the U.S. Department of Defense to continue helping students from all fields achieve intercultural competency and professional-level proficiency in Russian.

Love named UGA Athletic Association Professor in Education

Bettina Love, a professor in the department of educational theory and practice, was named the Athletic Association Professor in Education by the UGA Athletic Association.

Two faculty awarded 2020 Sarah H. Moss Fellowships

Julianne Schmidt, associate professor of kinesiology and co-director of UGA’s Concussion Research Lab, and Usree Bhattacharya, an assistant professor in the department of language and literacy education, received a 2020 Sarah H. Moss Fellowship.

Torrance Center director edits handbook that explores human imagination

A new handbook—edited by Anna Abraham, director of the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development—focuses on how human imagination manifests in different forms.

Three College alumnae named to UGA's 2020 40 Under 40 Class

Laine Bradshaw (B.S.Ed. ’07, M.Ed. ’07, Ph.D. ’11), Brittany Kisner (B.S.Ed. ’07), and Samantha Livingstone (B.S.Ed. ’05, M.Ed. ’08) were named to UGA’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 for their personal, professional and philanthropic achievements.

Alumna awarded National Council of Teachers of English Fellowship

Stephanie Toliver (Ph.D. ’20) received a 2020 National Council of Teachers of English Cultivating New Voices Fellowship to support her research with Black girls and speculative fiction texts.

Associate professor appointed to Economic Security Task Force in Atlanta

Bettina Love was recently appointed to serve on the Old Fourth Ward Economic Security Task Force in Atlanta. The Old Fourth Ward neighborhood is the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and home to Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Assistant professor awarded National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

Logan Fiorella received a Fellowship to support his research on effective learning strategies. The fellowship begins Sept. 1 and lasts two years.

Professor named president of global organization

Laura Bierema, a professor in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, will serve as the incoming president of the Academy of Human Resource Development.

Textbook by professor emeritus reaches No. 1 on Book Authority

With more than 250,000 copies sold since 1985, “SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach” by Carl Glickman remains the field’s bestseller after 35 years.

OIT provides personal assistance during COVID-19

The College’s Office of Information Technology is helping faculty and staff who are teleworking from home transition to online formats with emerging learning tools and pedagogy.

Two College student-athletes receive awards

UGA baseball player Emerson Hancock and swimmer Zoie Hartman—both students in the department of kinesiology—received awards for their individual achievements and outstanding teamwork as student-athletes.

Mary Frances Early College of Education students receive university-level honors

Several students in the Mary Frances Early College of Education received university-level honors this spring.

Anneliese A. Singh named Tulane University's first chief diversity officer

Singh, professor and associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, was recently named Tulane University’s first associate provost for diversity and faculty development, effective July 20.

2020 Mary Frances Early College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor eight for their achievements

This year, seven graduates of the College and a professor emeritus received 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards to recognize their career achievements and community leadership.

Assistant professor receives the 2020 Illinois Qualitative Dissertation Award

Maureen Flint was selected as the winner in the Experimental Category of the 2020 Illinois Qualitative Dissertation Award, International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

Luft receives 2020 Distinguished Research Professor Award

Julie Luft, the Athletic Association Professor of Mathematics and Science Education, was named a 2020 Distinguished Research Professor during UGA’s Honors Week.

Associate professor and alumna receive awards from the National Council on Measurement in Education

Shiyu Wang and Seohyun Kim both have received prestigious awards from the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).

Fisher accepted into Center for Underrepresented Research in Addiction program

Sycarah Fisher, an assistant professor in the department of educational psychology, was selected for admission into the 2020 class of the Center for Underrepresented Research in Addiction program.

Associate professor appointed to international books award committee

Jennifer Graff was recently appointed to serve on the U.S. Board on Books for Young People’s Outstanding International Books Award Committee.

UGA professor emeritus co-authors new book on democratizing education

A new book co-authored by Carl Glickman provides a set of practical guidelines for educational leaders striving to renew their schools.

Singh receives Association of Specialists in Group Work Fellows Award

Anneliese Singh received the Association of Specialists in Group Work Fellows Award earlier this month for her scholarship, teaching and advocacy in the field of group work.

Assistant professor receives qualitative research award from AERA

Maureen Flint will receive the Qualitative Research SIG’s Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association for contributing research that seeks to reduce inequality and injustice in schools and society.

Dillard receives 2019 Taylor & Francis Award for Lifetime Achievement

Cynthia Dillard, the Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education in the department of educational theory and practice, was recognized for her lifetime achievements at the 51st annual American Educational Studies Association.

UGA College of Education ranked 5th in country for online degrees

The College continues to rank among the nation’s top online graduate degree programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

UGA rises to top of class for educator prep programs

The College of Education’s educator preparation programs have received high marks from a new state effectiveness measure of how well candidates were prepared for their careers.

Reshaping the narrative: An opportunity for justice

Assistant professor Sakeena Everett receives the Alan C. Purves Award from the National Council of Teachers of English for her research on the literacy development of high-achieving black male students.

Professor selected to participate in UGA's 2019-2020 Women's Leadership Fellows Program

Amy Reschly will participate in a year-long program to learn from senior administrators on campus, as well as visiting speakers in academia, business and other fields.

Five Bulldog 100 companies linked to College of Education

The University of Georgia’s Bulldog 100 list honors five alumni from the College of Education. The winners were picked from more than 500 nominations.

Amazing Student: Kristian Joi Walker

Walker’s passion is to create equal access to educational opportunity and lead a fight against illiteracy while inspiring children.

Dean Spangler receives 2019 Alumni of Distinction Award from UGA

The University of Georgia Graduate School honored 10 graduates for achieving exceptional success in their professional careers and in service to their community.

Leaving a footprint in the Latinx community

Two doctoral candidates—Marlaine Monroig Garcia and Rebekah Ingram Estevez—were honored at the 2019 National Latinx Psychological Association conference in Miami, Florida.

Assistant professor named 2019 Psychonomic Society Fellow

Logan Fiorella, assistant professor in the department of educational psychology, was one of 22 outstanding scientists recently selected to join the 2019 Fall Class of Fellows of the Psychonomic Society.

Professor receives 2019 AESA Lifetime Achievement Award

Cynthia Dillard was recently awarded the 2019 Taylor & Francis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Foundations of Education by the American Educational Studies Association.

Associate professor receives SAE Outstanding Faculty Advisor award

John Mativo, an associate professor in the department of career and information studies, was recognized as the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Outstanding Faculty Advisor earlier this year.

Doctoral student wins national award

Jessa Goudelock was awarded the Carolyn Callahan Doctoral Student Award from the National Association for Gifted Children for her exemplary work in research, publications and educational service.

UGA researchers receive $1.4M to combat opioid crisis

Awarded by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration, the grant will bring an interdisciplinary team of researchers together to grow the state’s opioid-related behavioral health workforce.

English education professor receives Outstanding Public Educator award

Peter Smagorinsky, a distinguished research professor, was recently awarded the Horace Mann League’s 2020 Outstanding Public Educator award for his support of public education.

Two alumnae receive Fulbright awards to teach abroad

Kelli Bivins (M.Ed. ‘02, Ed.S. ‘11) and Elaine Dasher (M.Ed. ‘96) will build relationships with teachers in different countries and harness international perspectives in their classrooms.

Assistant professor named to UGA's Diversity Advisory Council

Usree Bhattacharya was recently selected by the University of Georgia to increase inclusive excellence on campus.

Focus on Faculty: Katy O'Brien

O’Brien conducts research that helps people who have sustained concussions and other traumatic brain injuries maximize their learning potential.

Giving voice to unheard narratives

Two researchers with ties to the University of Georgia’s College of Education believe that amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities is the key to collective healing during times of disaster and traumatic stress.

Alumna named dean of Augusta University's College of Education

Judi Wilson (MEd ‘93, EdS ‘95) will provide a strategic vision for the College’s academic and professional development programs and work with faculty to establish new programs in support of interdisciplinary research.

Associate professor receives 2020 Excellence in Scholarship Award from AMTE

AnnaMarie Conner was recently recognized by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators for her significant and lasting contributions to the field.

Three College of Education alumni named to 2019 UGA 40 Under 40 Class

Colin Muething (BSEd ‘07, MEd ‘09), Cindy Quinlan (BBA ‘02, MEd ‘03, EdS ‘09) and JaNaè Taylor (MEd ‘03, PhD ‘07) exemplify leadership in their industries and communities and uphold the Pillars of the Arch.

Assistant professor receives award for research on computerized adaptive testing

Shiyu Wang received the 2019 Early Career Researcher Award from the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing. Her research aims to improve and enhance personalized assessment and learning in education.

Alumnus named College of Education dean at Winona State

Daniel Kirk (PhD ‘08) previously served as dean and professor of education at American University of Ras al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, as well as associate dean and professor at the National Defense College in Abu Dhabi.

Associate professor named editor of behavior analysis journal

Joel Ringdahl was named editor of a multidisciplinary journal committed to increasing communication between behavior analysis and psychology and providing up-to-date information on current developments in the field.

Graduate student receives Spencer Foundation fellowship

The award will allow Stephanie Renee Toliver to pursue her research into Afrofuturism, a cultural aesthetic used by black authors to reclaim and recover the past, counter negatives and elevate positive realities and new possibilities.

Faculty member receives national fellowship to help develop new measurement tool

Shiyu Wang, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, is among 30 selected for the 2019 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows program.

David Stanley: 'I know I love working with people'

From mentoring local high school students to developing a diversity workshop series, David Stanley is passionate about helping others and has a clear career path to pass on his knowledge and experience.

An 'encouraging' award: Doctoral student receives Lee Roy B. Giles honor

Marques Dexter, a doctoral student in the College’s department of kinesiology, is this year’s graduate student recipient of the Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award.

Alumna named Georgia High School Science Teacher of the Year

Chelsea Sexton (BSEd ‘14), a teacher at Kennesaw Mountain High School, connects science content with topics that directly affect her students’ lives.

College's programs at Gwinnett help campus win award from chamber

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the University of Georgia’s Gwinnett Campus, and the College of Education programs housed there, with a 2019 IMPACT Award.

UGA Russian Flagship Program receives undergraduate, ROTC student support scholarships

The program received a $100,000 intensive domestic language studies scholarship to help fund the study abroad experience of Russian Flagship students.

Assistant professor named 2019-2020 Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellow

As a 2019-2020 Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellow, assistant professor Darris Means will study the tools, skills and resources that rural high school students need to prepare for college.

Communications director selected to participate in UGA's 2019 Women's Staff Leadership Institute

Jen Williams, senior communications director, was selected to participate in a program designed to support and encourage women to flourish, advance and make their fullest contributions during their careers at UGA.

Two assistant professors selected as 2019-2020 Service-Learning Fellows

The University of Georgia’s Office of Service-Learning recently selected Collette Chapman-Hilliard and Jill Stefaniak to participate in the 2019-2020 Service-Learning Fellows program.

Student organizations in literacy education receive 2019 SOAR Awards

The Journal of Language and Literacy Education and the Language and Literacy Education Graduate Organization were recently recognized for their collaborative achievements.

Sport management faculty member receives award for international education

James Zhang, is being honored for his efforts to support international education with the 2019 Richard Reiff Internationalization Award.

Meeting their match: Doctoral psychology students receive internship placements

Otherwise known as “Match Day,” the placements represent the culmination of each student’s training at UGA as they move on to positions in health centers, Veteran’s Administration facilities, counseling centers and academic facilities.

Two College of Education student workers are among UGA's top 100

Amanda Jeter and Terri Rothfusz—both student workers in the College of Education’s Office of Academic Programs—were recently recognized for their outstanding contributions to UGA and their community.

Assistant professor receives early career award from AERA

Logan Fiorella, an assistant professor in the department of educational psychology, recently received the Division C Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association for his contributions to the field of educational psychology.

Science education professor receives research award from NARST

Mary Atwater received the 2019 Distinguished Contributions to Science Education Through Research Award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.

College's advisor named top at UGA

Umesh Patel was named Outstanding Professional Advisor for the 2018-2019 year.

Amazing Student: Katie Luquire

Future physician assistant Katie Luquire has immersed herself in research as an undergraduate, picked up some honors along the way, served her community and is well on her way to fulfill her passion of improving the lives of others.

2019 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor seven for their achievements

Seven graduates of the University of Georgia’s College of Education will be recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College’s 14th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on April 5.

College moves up to No. 36 in country

The University of Georgia College of Education remained steady in its ranking among graduate schools of education, moving up one position to No. 36 for the 2019-2020 list.

Two professors receive 2019 Fellows Awards from the American Counseling Association

Jolie Daigle and Anneliese Singh received 2019 Fellows Awards from the American Counseling Association for their contributions to the counseling profession.

Doctoral student receives 2019 Peg Carroll Scholarship

Raven Cokley (M.Ed. ‘15) received the 2019 Peg Carroll Scholarship from the Association for Specialists in Group Work for her contribution to the study of group work.

Clinical assistant professor to serve on statewide principal leadership initiative

Karen Bryant was recently selected to serve on the Advancing Inclusive Principal Leadership Initiative sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

College of Education staff member keeps learning at work and in life

Laura Kelley, a program coordinator in the department of educational theory and practice, was recently featured in Columns for her policy work as a UGA Staff Council member.

Doctoral student wins UGA's 2018 Capturing Science Contest

Tong Li, a fourth-year doctoral student in the department of career and information studies, won first place in the graduate category of the University of Georgia’s 2018 Capturing Science Contest.

College alumnus receives honor from national organization

Dr. Larry Gerstein (M.A. ‘76, Ph.D. ‘83) received the American Psychological Association’s 2019 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.

Professor, student honored by sports medicine organization

They are the recipients of the Local Achievement Award for Athletic Trainers and the Promising Career Award.

Longtime faculty member receives President's Medal

Even in retirement, Sylvia Hutchinson, one of the two recipients of this year’s President’s Medal, continues to give of her time and talents to the University of Georgia.

Science education grad student honored for pioneering poultry work

Linda Purvis received an award from the UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences for her dedication to building the poultry science program at the University of North Georgia.

PIPs project highlighted by U.S. Department of Education

The University of Georgia’s Preparation of Interdisciplinary Providers project in the College of Education received a spotlight in the U.S. Department of Education’s Early Learning newsletter.

Alumna becomes first woman to lead APEC Secretariat

Rebecca Fatima Sta. Maria (PhD ‘00), an alumna of the College of Education, became the first woman appointed as executive director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat.

School counselors, alumni honored by Georgia peers

Three alumni of the College of Education’s department of counseling and human development services were recently honored by the Georgia School Counselors Association.

Faculty member joins editorial board of flagship counseling journal

Collette Chapman-Hilliard, an assistant professor in the department of counseling and human development services, is serving on the editorial board for The Counseling Psychologist.

Alumnus honored with South Carolina's highest civilian honor

Tom Poland (MEd ‘75), author of several books on South Carolina, received the Order of the Palmetto in recognition of his lifetime service, achievements and contributions to the state.

Associate dean named to 2019 class of Women's Leadership Fellows

Anneliese Singh was one of nine women at UGA named to the 2019 class of the university’s Women’s Leadership Fellows Program.

Sport management student receives UGA Disability Resource Center scholarship

Tyler Farmer was one of 29 UGA students recognized at the Disability Resource Center’s annual reception on Oct. 18 in the Grand Hall of Tate Student Center.

Doctoral student wins 2018 Georgia Women's Chess Championship

Alisa Scherbakova won her first chess championship at the age of 10. Today, the third-year doctoral student is the 2018 Georgia Women’s Chess Champion.

Four faculty members receive 2018-2019 SEC Faculty Travel grants

College of Education faculty members Tisha Ellison, Ellen Evans, Peter Smagorinsky and Dorothy White received 2018-2019 Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel grants to bolster intra-SEC collaboration.

Doctoral student receives two awards for mental healthcare work

Daniel Balva received the Meddy Award for Excellence in Medical Missions from Jose’s Hands for his work with Emmaus Medical Mission in Guatemala after Volcán de Fuego erupted in June 2018.

Sport management student named NCAA Woman of the Year

Kinesiology master’s student Keturah Orji was named Woman of the Year during a reception Sunday evening; she is the second College of Education alumna to receive the honor.

Doctoral student honored by Sarasota, Fla., NAACP

Raven Cokley received the Go Forth and Prosper award during the chapter’s 33rd annual Freedom Awards.

Media mention: Platinum award recognizes alumna's efforts to promote healthy food

Recently, the work of Susan Nelson (M.Ed. ‘15), school nutrition director for Baldwin County Schools, has paid off in the form of the platinum-level Golden Radish Award for the district.

Doctoral degree links new UGA police chief to College

Dan Silk’s career in law enforcement spans decades and continents.

Associate dean honored with career award

The National Latina/o Psychological Association will give the 2018 NLPA Distinguished Professional Career Award to Edward Delgado-Romero.

Two COE faculty members selected as 2018-2019 Service-Learning Fellows

Kevin Burke and Sonia Janis will participate in a yearlong Service-Learning Fellows program to integrate academic service-learning into their teaching.

Department head selected as an inaugural USG Chancellor's Learning Scholar

Rob Branch was recently selected to join the inaugural group of the University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor’s Learning Scholars to promote instructional designs and facilitate student-centered learning.

Two College of Education alumni receive Fulbright assistantships

Laura Moeller (B.S.Ed. ‘18) and Elizabeth Jennings (B.S.Ed. ‘18) were among nine UGA alumni who received English teaching assistantship awards from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

'Cookies' and 'Crumbles' help kids realize their appetite for science

A science education game developed by a College of Education faculty member wins the 2018 International Serious Play Award.

Faculty member honored by alma mater

Longtime faculty member Carl Glickman, whose pioneering work in education during the civil rights era continues to inform his classes today, was recently honored by Colby College.

Alumnus' batik paintings garner prestigious 1858 Prize

The Gibbes Museum of Art and its member auxiliary group Society 1858 will name Leo Twiggs (Ed.D. ‘70) the winner on Monday when it announces the results of its annual juried competition.

Professor named 2018-2019 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow

Scott Ardoin was one of only four UGA faculty members to be named a 2018-2019 SEC Academic Leadership Development Programs Fellow.

Taking the plunge: Doctoral student's summer includes immersive experience in counseling field

Jasmine Jenkins received funding through the Minority Fellowship Program to attend the Psychology Summer Institute offered this month by the American Psychological Association.

Professor elected president of American Psychological Association division

Anneliese Singh, a professor and associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the University of Georgia College of Education, was recently elected to a leadership position within the American Psychological Association.

Graduate student honored as 'emerging leader' in counseling field

Brean’a Parker, a doctoral student in the department of counseling and human development services, was recently named an Emerging Leader by the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

Two College of Education alumni named to 2018 UGA 40 Under 40 Class

Tameka Rish and Michael Williams were recently named to the University of Georgia’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.

Alumna receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Christy Sutton (MEd ‘12) was one of only two elementary teachers in Georgia to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

College's partnership with neighborhood receives Coretta Scott King book donation

The College of Education’s partnership with the Athens Housing Authority to create programming at the Parkview Community Center has received another recognition.

Faculty member, student honored by campus NAACP chapter

The recent Image Awards hosted by the University of Georgia chapter of the NAACP honored two members of the College of Education community.

Counseling psychology doctoral student wins McBee Award

Jasmine Jenkins is the most recent recipient of the annual honor, which highlights achievement in scholarship and service.

Faculty projects incorporating the arts win local grants

Two College of Education faculty members have received grants through the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission to support community arts projects.

Alumna receives 2018 Mid-Career Contribution Award from AERA

Kakali Bhattacharya, an alumna of UGA’s College of Education, received the Scholar of Color Mid-Career Contribution Award from AERA for her contributions to education research and development.

Baker honored by sport management society

Thomas A. Baker III, an associate professor of sport management, was recently honored for his outstanding work as a reviewer.

Scholarship winner works to inspire new mathematics instructors

Doctoral candidate Claudette Tucker received 2018 Mary Frances Early Scholarship to support research in mathematics education.

Associate dean and diversity office honored with Founder's Award

Anneliese Singh was honored with UGA’s Lavender Graduation Founder’s Award for her contributions to the LGBTQ community and her leadership of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

National organization honors professor for groundbreaking work

Anneliese Singh will receive the inaugural award, which is in her name, for her work with queer and trans populations.

Addressing sustainability across Colleges

Meagan Bens, a master’s student in the College of Education, and Nick Slagel, a doctoral student in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, share their experiences interning with the Athens Farmers Market.

Alumna receives Outstanding Research Award from NC State University

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby (MA ‘00, PhD ‘03), a professor of educational psychology at North Carolina State University, received the 2018-2019 Outstanding Research Award from NC State’s Alumni Association.

Doctoral student merges art and literacy with GMOA exhibition

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.

Alumna receives 2018 Science Academy Award for Young Researchers

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.

College alumni receive tenure at Clayton State University

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.

Doctoral student receives minority fellowship from NBCC Foundation

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.

Two student organizations in literacy education receive 2018 SOAR Awards

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

Two faculty members receive 2018 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Awards

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

Professor's work, legacy celebrated at special AERA session

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

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

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

Associate professor receives UGA's 2018 Engaged Scholar Award

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.

Women's Studies director named University Professor

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.

College is home to year's top UGA advisors

The annual award represents the top advisors across all of UGA—and both of the winners for 2017-2018 work with College of Education students.

2017-2018 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor six for their achievements

Six graduates of the University of Georgia’s College of Education will be recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College’s 13th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on April 6.

Dissertation award helps doctoral student focus on Russian verbal research

Thanks to a dissertation research award, Albina Khabibulina can dedicate her efforts to researching conceptually complex topics for those learning Russian.

Graduate student shares expertise on NCAA panel

Marques Dexter is one of three students on at the annual event who are conducting research within intercollegiate athletics that relates to diversity and inclusion.

Alumnus honored by national organization for physical education

Brian Culp (B.S.Ed. ‘99, Ph.D. ‘05), a professor at Kennesaw State University, will receive the E.B. Henderson Award at the 2018 SHAPE National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

Alumna named to state director position

Dr. Eliza Belle (Ph.D. ‘09) was recently named director of psychology and behavior science for Alabama’s Department of Mental Health.

Instructional technology professor recognized for teaching excellence

Rob Branch was inducted into the UGA Teaching Academy as a member of the Class of 2017 for his leadership in teaching and learning.

Professor leads next revision of association's ethics code

Linda Campbell will chair the committee charged with the first major update to the American Psychological Association’s ethics code in 15 years.

Doctoral student honored for his mentorship

During a breakfast on Wednesday, David Stanley was named Mentor of the Year for Clarke Central High School.

Professor receives lifetime achievement award from creativity association

Bonnie Cramond was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Creativity Association for her extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to the betterment of society.

College of Education student-athletes inducted into leadership academy

Three student-athletes were recently inducted into Georgia’s Student-Athlete Leadership Academy for their academic and athletic success, leadership, and campus and community service involvement.

Five College of Education students elected to join prestigious honor society

This year, five students in the University of Georgia College of Education were initiated into UGA’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Election to membership is a distinguished academic honor.

Alumnus receives national award from federal agency

Ryan Akers (PhD ‘07), an associate extension professor in the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University, recently received the 2017 Federal Emergency Management Agency’s national award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Preparedness.

Doctoral candidate wins national literature award

A College of Education graduate student’s passion for inclusiveness in children’s picturebooks has been honored by a national organization.

Seven Bulldog 100 companies linked to College of Education

The ninth annual Bulldog 100 list honors seven alumni from the University of Georgia College of Education. The winners were picked from more than 500 nominations.

Gov. Deal appoints 3 with College ties to state board

Three professionals connected with the University of Georgia College of Education were recently appointed or reappointed to the state’s board overseeing licensure and regulation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Hurricane supply drive connects students across campus

Students, including members of the College of Education’s BIEN research team, collect 25,000 pounds of hurricane supplies for Puerto Rico.

College staffer supports Girl Scouts as troop leader

Barbara Galvond has seen her involvement with the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, one of the state’s two councils, come full circle.

Professor and retired associate professor receive 2017 AECT Special Service Award

Rob Branch and Mike Orey were awarded the 2017 Special Service Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology for their significant contributions to the association.

Graduate School honors 2 College alumni

Mary Frances Early (M.M.Ed. ‘62, Ed.S. ‘71) and Flora W. Tydings (B.S.Ed. ‘76, M.Ed. ‘79, Ed.D. ‘03) were among nine who received the 2017 Alumni of Distinction Award.

Counseling psychology professor focuses on giving back to community

As a bilingual Latino, a first-generation college student and a son of immigrants, Edward Delgado-Romero’s earlier life experiences led him down a road of discovery; service; and, eventually, a world of change.

Doctoral student receives BFSO Founders' Award from UGA

Brittany Williams received UGA’s 2017 Black Faculty and Staff Organization Founders’ Award in recognition of her achievements as a graduate student.

Clinical assistant professor named 2017-2018 Service-Learning Fellow

Elizabeth Saylor was one of nine University of Georgia faculty members selected to participate in the Office of Service-Learning’s yearlong Fellows program.

Alumna's achievements featured in alma mater's impact report

Julia Clark (MEd ‘68) was featured in Rutgers University Graduate School of Education’s 2017 Impact Report for her contributions at the National Science Foundation.

Amazing Student: Cory Amick

As an Army ROTC cadet and student ambassador for the College of Education, Cory Amick is learning firsthand the leadership skills that will take him into service for our country.

Is there a better way to test reading comprehension?

A new grant will explore test-taking behavior and reading comprehension outcomes in elementary and middle-grades students.

Alumna receives national award for commitment to gifted education

Heather Vaughn (EdS ‘17), an assistant director of advanced academics at the University of Texas at Austin High School, received the 2017 Master’s and Specialist Award from the National Association for Gifted Children.

UGA researchers to improve STEM instruction in elementary classrooms

Thanks to a $2.1 million study funded by the National Science Foundation, the UGA College of Engineering and the UGA College of Education will develop a model course that prepares elementary school teachers to more efficiently teach mathematics, science and coding using interdisciplinary approaches.

Modlesky appointed as Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Kinesiology

Christopher Modlesky, a professor in the department of kinesiology, was recently named the Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Kinesiology by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

English education professor receives NCTE Distinguished Service Award

Peter Smagorinsky, Distinguished Research Professor of English Education in the department of language and literacy education, was recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English for his service to the profession and distinctive use of language.

Assistantship helps research on African-American male success

A graduate assistantship awarded to a College of Education doctoral student will help investigate how institutions recruit, retain and support African-American men.

3 faculty members recognized for teaching excellence

This year, out of 24 Fellows selected across the University of Georgia, three were recognized in the College of Education, including Morgan Faison, Amanda Ferster and Liz Saylor.

New patent perfects muscle mitochondria test for diseased populations

Professor Kevin McCully’s device makes it easier to diagnose and treat problems such as fatigue, muscle weakness, peripheral vascular disease and heart failure.

Professor honored with Excellence in Education Award from alma mater

Kathleen deMarrais received the 2017 Excellence in Education Award from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania for her superior teaching ability and commitment to students at the college level.

Professor named president-elect of school psychology society

Scott Ardoin was recently named president-elect of the Society for the Study of School Psychology, a nonprofit organization focused on recognizing and supporting scholarship and research.

Alumna recognized twice for excellence in teaching

Amber Simmons (PhD ‘12), an English teacher at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, was one of only 15 winners nationwide to receive the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English High School Teacher of Excellence Award.

First artist-in-residence blends sustainability with education

Kira Hegeman, a Ph.D. student in art education, is helping UGA and students think creatively about waste.

Family's love of education pays off

Now a master’s student, Coca-Cola First Generation Scholar Enid Truong discovered her passion for learning, design and technology in the College of Education.

Alumnus receives staff award from Office of the Vice President for Instruction

Gregory Spillers (PhD ‘17), director of the Pre-Health Advising Office at UGA, was recently honored with the Lightbulb Award for his innovative ideas and creative solutions to improve student services.

Alumnus reaches milestone with Order of Palmetto, second Verner Award

Leo Twiggs (EdD ‘70), an alumnus of the College of Education and a celebrated batik artist, has earned two of South Carolina’s highest honors.

Doctoral student recognized for research on Latina psychologists

Brooke Rappaport, who is studying for her Ph.D. in counseling psychology, received the Student Scholar Latina Award for Section III, Division 35, of the American Psychological Association.

Give academic papers a voice with new how-to book

‘Successful Academic Writing,’ co-authored by College of Education professor, offers tips for researchers.

Record-breaking number of College of Education alumni named to 2017 UGA 40 Under 40 Class

Nine alumni of the College of Education were recently named to the University of Georgia’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. This is the highest number of alumni from the College named to the list since the program began in 2011.

Alumna is new president of state school counselors group

Tinisha Parker (B.S.Ed. ‘00, Ed.S. ‘07, Ph.D. ‘13), coordinator of advising and counseling for Gwinnett County Public Schools, began her one-year term July 1.

Alumna takes part in cross-cultural leadership

Dr. Cristalis Capielo has been selected to be a Leadership Fellow to the Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests, representing the National Latina/o Psychological Association.

Professor wins fellowship to study college access among rural black students

Darris Means, an assistant professor in the department of counseling and human development services, is one of 30 chosen as a 2017 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.

Problem solved: Faculty member helps Stroud students at international competition

Started by lecturer Meg Hines, the school’s Community Problem Solving team investigated and created a rain garden to improve a watershed.

Faculty member works to spread word about heat-related illness

Bud Cooper, clinical associate professor in the department of kinesiology, is one of several professionals behind The Heat Factor, a new website dedicated to sharing information about heat-related illness.

Presidential Scholars event highlights UGA connections

The first-ever awards program honors a College alumna, while a new partnership with UGA houses the Scholars’ archive.

District honors College's research-based after-school program

The Physical Activity and Learning Program, or PALS, is among the recipients of the 2017 Impact Awards given by the school district.

Clinical assistant professor honored by international board

Petros Panaou recently received an award from the International Board on Books for Young People for a Greek science fiction manuscript he wrote last year.

Doctoral student receives 2017 NAACP Image Award

Jasmine Jenkins was recently honored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for her commitment to social justice, diversity and equality in the Athens-Clark County community.

New grant uses abstraction as a guiding principle for learning

Science education assistant professor Daniel Capps receives $449,849 NSF grant to enhance how students and teachers can learn about the nature of scientific models.

Graduate student wins Boren Fellowship, plans study in Haiti

Heading into her fourth year of a five-year doctoral program in counseling psychology, Elizabeth Louis recently learned she is the winner of the prestigious Boren Fellowship.

Faculty member recognized for contributions to gifted education

Meg Easom Hines, a lecturer in the department of educational psychology specializing in gifted and creative education, recently received the Mary Frasier Equity and Excellence Award from the Georgia Association for Gifted Children.

Professor's summer residency will help improve literacy in Mexico

Misha Cahnmann-Taylor will use art, poetry and theater to engage community members in Guanajuato, Mexico in literacy education this summer.

Meet a #COEgreatgrad: Heather Higuera

Heather Higuera is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.

College of Education faculty and alumni honored at 2017 AERA meeting

Several alumni and faculty members were recently recognized by the American Educational Research Association for their significant contributions to the field of education.

Meet a #COEgreatgrad: Kelsey Brown

Kelsey Brown is graduating with a dual degree in communication sciences and disorders and theater.

Meet a #COEgreatgrad: Daniel Schoon

Daniel Schoon is graduating with a dual degree in mathematics and mathematics education.

Graduate profile: Meeting teachers where they are

Travels abroad have taught Sarah Marie Catalana that sometimes the best way to help teachers is arriving with an open mind.

Clinical associate professor receives 2017 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Award

Beth Tolley was recently honored for her innovation in instruction, connection of seminar content to her research and incorporation of FYOS program goals into her seminar.

Exploring microaggression in science education

Science education professor Mary Atwater receives $229,061 NSF grant to conduct transformative research in racial microaggression.

Associate professor receives university's highest early career teaching honor

John Mativo’s influence and enthusiasm for teaching extend across the STEM fields and into the community where students are benefiting from their work on real-world industry projects.

Graduate students recognized for excellence in teaching

Eighteen teaching assistants in the College of Education were recognized for their significant contributions to the instructional mission of the university.

Athletic Association Professor receives 2017 Creative Teaching Award

Julie Luft was recognized for her excellence in developing and implementing creative teaching strategies to improve student learning and encourage instructional excellence.

Amazing Student: Miranda Williams

Bulldog fans are likely to recognize Miranda Williams as the feature twirler at football games. She even won a national title for her twirling prowess, but she also excelled in the classroom and community during her undergraduate career.

Science education professor honored by national organization

A College of Education science education professor has been honored by a national organization dedicated to the teaching of the subject.

Mathematics education professor honored by Texas A&M

A longtime mathematics education professor has been recognized by Texas A&M University for his lifetime of contributions to the field.

Kinesiology professor recognized for work with undergraduate research

Kevin McCully will be honored by CURO in April for his research mentorship and commitment to students.

2016-2017 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor 10 for their achievements

Ten COE graduates and friends were recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College’s 12th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner.

Alumna receives Scholarship of Teaching and Learning award

Associate professor Hillary Steiner was recently honored for her commitment to student-focused research on effective teaching.

Professor honored by UGA's African Studies Institute

Professor Rose Chepyator-Thomson will be awarded the Lioba Moshi Award for Service in African Studies during a banquet on April 18.

Recent graduates win Fulbright assistantships

Two recent College of Education graduates recently received Fulbright grants to teach English overseas.

Three graduate students receive awards from international conference

Sophia Jeong, Eun Jeong (EJ) Kim and David Steele received travel awards from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching to attend the organization’s upcoming conference.

Mativo among faculty honored for 'heartfelt commitment'

He is one of 3 UGA professors to receive Russell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

English education professor to serve on new research advisory panel

Peter Smagorinsky was recently invited to serve on the James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) Advisory Panel for a new education research program.

Assistant professor selected as ACPA Emerging Scholar Designee

Darris Means was recently selected as an Emerging Scholar Designee by the American College Personnel Association to pursue research initiatives that align with the mission, interests and strategic goals of the organization.

Professor honored with 2017 Outstanding Alumna Award from alma mater

Linda Campbell was recently recognized as West Virginia University’s 2017 Outstanding Alumna for her contributions to the field of counseling psychology.

Sport management faculty member named Research Fellow

A kinesiology researcher has been named a Fellow by the Sport and Recreation Law Association.

Associate professor develops assessment tool

Laine Bradshaw’s work is focused on developing and leveraging diagnostic psychometric methodology to design assessments that are both detailed and efficient.

Clarke County Mentor Program honors doctoral student

David Stanley, a second-year doctoral candidate in the counseling psychology program, hopes his presence at Clarke Middle School will help inspire the next generation of leaders.

'Teaching is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling jobs'

College’s First Honor Graduate achieves life-long goal of becoming a teacher.

Career Center honors extend to faculty, grad students across departments

Several faculty and graduate students were recently recognized for making a significant and positive impact on their students’ career development.

Convocation: Students urged to find value in small change

More than 200 graduate during Convocation, Commencement ceremonies.

Alumnus named Pac-12 Coach of the Year; wins division title

During his fourth season coaching the Buffs, Mike MacIntyre (M.Ed. ‘91) led the University of Colorado to a 10-2 overall record and an 8-1 conference record, securing the Pac-12 South Division title.

Alumnus named new athletic director at San Diego State

John David Wicker (M.Ed. ‘97), whose appointment at SDSU started Nov. 28, most recently served as the senior associate athletic director for operations at Georgia Tech.

Assistant professor receives Early Career Award from literacy association

Tisha Lewis Ellison was recognized by the Literacy Research Association for her significant contributions to the field of literacy research and education.

Alumna and professor emeritus receive outstanding research paper award

So Mi Kim and Michael Hannafin were awarded the Outstanding Journal Article Award from the Association for Educational Communication & Technology (AECT).

Hall appointed associate editor of evaluation journal

Jori N. Hall was recently named associate editor of the American Journal of Evaluation (AJE), a peer-reviewed publication that focuses on evaluation methodology, theory and practice.

Eighth annual Bulldog 100 list features record 10 businesses linked to College

The annual recognition notes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni.

Governor appoints alumna to state board

College of Education alumna Cheryl Harris was recently appointed to Georgia’s Statewide Independent Living Council.

Graduate student named a Javits-Frasier Scholar

Jerilyn Williams was recently named a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

Professor named Sachs Distinguished Lecturer in residence at Columbia University

Mary M. Atwater has been named the Sachs Distinguished Lecturer in residence at Teachers College, Columbia University for the spring semester.

Former associate dean to serve as interim schools chief

Jack Parish, the College’s former associate dean of outreach and engagement, starts in January as interim school superintendent for Clarke County.

College wins big during annual gifted children conference

Eleven receive accolades for their research and service within the gifted community.

New project takes gifted education at Department of Defense schools to next level

UGA researchers will now work on implementing results of recent project.

Doctoral student wins Teaching Excellence award

Linda Purvis, a doctoral student in the department of mathematics and science education, is a lecturer at the University of North Georgia.

Alumnus pens new book on teacher accountability movement

In it, Tim Mullen (PhD ‘06) explores the consequences of the teacher accountability movement and offers alternatives.

UGA Graduate School honors 2 College alumni

R. Steve McCallum (PhD ‘79) and Alvetta P. Thomas (EdD ‘04) were among eight honored with the school’s 2016 Alumni of Distinction Award.

Alumna receives New Teacher Assistance Grant

Tita Lovell was recently awarded the New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power to purchase materials and supplies for her high school classroom.

Breaking the mold

Triple Dawg researches new ways to diversify classroom experiences and support academic success in young students.

Doctoral student named School Counselor of the Year

Alexandra Huguelet was recognized by the Georgia School Counselor’s Association for her leadership and work promoting equity and access to opportunities for all students.

College's Williams among new class of Women's Leadership Fellows

The associate professor in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, is one of nine admitted to the 2016-2017 cohort of the Women’s Leadership Fellows program.

CLASE researcher named Service-Learning Fellow

Paula Mellom, associate director for the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, aims to develop a graduate-level course.

Graduate student receives Child Caregiver of the Year award

Darius Phelps was honored by the Georgia Association on Young Children for his exemplary work with children and commitment to the field of education.

Counseling psychology professor honored as profession's 'elder'

The National Latina/o Psychological Association recognized Edward Delgado-Romero with the “Padrina/o Award,” naming him one of the organization’s elders.

Alumna honored by state's foreign language educators

A College of Education alumna has been honored for her contributions to foreign language education in Georgia.

Kinesiology academy honors 2 professors

The National Academy of Kinesiology has admitted Evans and McCullick as fellows.

Doctoral student receives scholarship from psychology association

Anna Goodbread will receive the annual Dr. Louise McBee scholarship from the Athens Area Psychological Association (AAPA) at the organization’s legislative breakfast this December.

Doctoral student receives study abroad award from Dr Pepper

Shara Cherniak, a third-year doctoral student in the department of educational theory and practice, will participate in a faculty-led program in Ghana during the 2016-17 academic year.

Recent grads win Fulbright teaching awards

Kimberly Buice and Sydney Laseter were among 19 University of Georgia students and recent alumni who received Fulbright awards.

Professor named a Research Thought Leader by the Innovation Collaborative

Bonnie Cramond was named to a group of six national advisors to stimulate further research on how the intersections of the arts and STEM can promote creative thinking in K-12 settings

Kappa Delta Pi elects new president; leadership council

Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education at the University of Georgia, recently elected a new president and leadership council to help foster excellence in education.

Alumna named Oconee Schools' Teacher of the Year

College of Education alumna Paige Cole, a teacher at North Oconee High School, was recently named the district’s Teacher of the Year.

Students honored by UGA Black Faculty and Staff Organization

Three College of Education graduate students were recently honored at this year’s Black Faculty and Staff Organization’s Founders Day Awards.

Elite school psychology society elects professor among new members

Amy Reschly, a professor in the department of educational psychology, is now a member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology.

Professor named co-editor of journal Voices from the Middle

Sara Kajder will oversee the journal’s peer review process, write themed calls, determine content for each issue and direct the redesign of the journal’s cover and interior layout.

New book helps define trans-affirmative counseling practices

A new book introduces the concept of “affirmative counseling” with transgender and gender nonconforming clients.

Cris Escalera: 'Education can change your life'

The senior exercise and sport science major created a community health fair and works in the Biomechanics Research Lab.

Kinesiology student heads to her second Olympics

Sport management major Brittany MacLean leaves for Rio de Janeiro feeling excited and even more confident than she did four years ago.

Alumna selected as an inaugural Mellon Faculty Fellow

Alumna and assistant professor Stephanie Jones was selected as a new Mellon Faculty Fellow for applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship and service.

Daigle elected to editorial review board of flagship counseling journal

Jolie Daigle was elected as an editorial review board member of the American Counseling Association’s Journal of Counseling and Development.

Associate dean honored for kinesiology leadership

Karl Newell, the associate dean for research and professor of kinesiology, will receive the 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Kinesiology Association.

Amazing Student: Abbe Van Gorder

Abbe Van Gorder is making the most of her time at UGA by pursuing a double major, taking on a role as a student ambassador and earning scholarships.

Amazing Student: Lenie George

Doctoral student Lenie George gets to offer professional development on how to integrate technology within the classroom in meaningful ways.

Smagorinsky: Should schools designate unisex restrooms?

Peter Smagorinsky explains why schools should embrace the White House’s inclusion efforts towards transgender students.

Professor receives Trueba Award from AERA

Cynthia Dillard received the Henry T. Trueba Award for her distinguished contributions leading to the transformation of the social contexts of education.

Mission complete! Robotics competition lands successfully for 2nd year

RAIL Robotics Competition sends 28 Barrow County students on a ‘mission’ to Mars.

Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childhood obesity

A new study from a group of international researchers has identified a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity: aerobic exercise.

Second NEA 'Big Read' grant brings more poetry to Athens area

Thanks to a recent “Big Read” grant award from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), the Athens community can enjoy a series of poetry events this June and another one in the fall.

Doctoral student receives national research fellowship

Seles Gadson’s nine-week summer fellowship will allow her to study and conduct research at NIDCD’s laboratory in Bethesda, Maryland.

Three students receive UGA's Presidential Award of Excellence

Three undergraduate students in the University of Georgia College of Education were honored with the UGA Presidential Award of Excellence for their outstanding academic achievements.

Over 400 graduates take part in spring convocation ceremony

Over 400 graduates of the University of Georgia College of Education walked across the stage at the Classic Center during the College’s Spring 2016 Graduation Convocation ceremony.

Advisor receives outstanding undergraduate academic advising award

Anna Williams was recently recognized for her excellence in advising undergraduate students on class selection and course of study.

Three students inducted into UGA's Arch Society

Named after the most prominent symbol of the university, members of the Arch Society provide service to the University of Georgia as official hosts and goodwill ambassadors.

Creating a chain of positivity

First districtwide bullying prevention essay contest honors students, teachers and administrators.

Doctoral student organizes first sports forum for women

Over 100 female students and professionals gathered earlier this month in downtown Detroit to engage in a day of sharing, educating and empowerment.

Professor receives career award, named president-elect of professional association

Rosemary Phelps received the 2016 Career Achievement Award from OSU for her outstanding contributions to the field of counseling psychology.

Professor recognized for work on diversity, equity

Tarek Grantham received the Student Government Association’s Outstanding Professor Recognition Award for his work on diversity and equity issues.

A passion for discovery

Student researcher Becky Baltenberger tackles muscle fatigue and upcoming graduation.

Professor appointed to ILA's research panel; literacy journal

Donna Alvermann was appointed to the International Literacy Association’s Literacy Research Panel and will also contribute articles to the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

Kinesiology professor receives award from the Office of International Education

Rose Chepyator-Thomson received the Richard F. Reiff Internationalization Award for her major contributions to the overall internationalization of the university.

COE graduate teaching assistants recognized by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction

Sixteen College of Education graduate teaching assistants were recently recognized for their significant contributions to the instructional mission of the university.

Kinesiology professor receives 2016 Engaged Scholar Award

Phillip Tomporowski believes great things start to happen when university outreach extends academic resources to meet community needs.

Senior lecturer receives 2016 Creative Teaching Award

Ilse Mason was recently recognized for her excellence in developing and implementing creative teaching strategies in the classroom.

COE faculty members recognized during 2016 Honors Week

Five faculty members in the College of Education were recognized for their accomplishments both in the classroom and in the local community.

Graduate students receive poster award from College's research conference

Five students were awarded the Graduate Student Research Poster Award during the 2016 College of Education Research Conference.

Graduate student competes for new national award

Doctoral student Melissa Erickson is one of a handful of students from across the country named as a finalist for the first-ever Presidential Cup.

Kinesiology faculty member honored by American College of Sports Medicine

Rod Dishman received the 2016 Citation Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of exercise science.

Study finds exercise can help enhance diabetic medication

Doctoral candidate Melissa Erickson examines the effects of exercise on blood glucose levels among patients taking metformin.

Professor receives Drake Group's highest honor

Kinesiology professor Billy Hawkins is the recipient of the Robert Maynard Hutchins Award.

COE alumna elected president of NSSLHA

Chelsea Walker, a graduate student clinician at UGA’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, was recently elected president of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.

Professor honored by leading educational research organization

The American Educational Research Association has given Cynthia Dillard the Henry T. Trueba Award.

Three students connected with the College named Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars

Two College of Education students, as well as a student worker in the Office of Student Services, were recently named Coca-Cola scholars.

Professor's essays recall innovation, legacy of Foxfire program

Fifty years after launching the Foxfire program, the rural ways of life are still teaching important lessons for students in Rabun County, even though the name is no longer used to describe the form of education that connects students to the community.

Alumnus empowers students through books, school library

Andy Plemmons’ biggest goal as a school library media specialist is to empower student voices.

Student finds 'Treasure' with sustainability grant

Original theater production blends the arts with STEM topics, makerspace.

Student named one of country's top physical education majors

Nick Vena, a bachelor’s degree student in health and physical education, has been named the Outstanding Major of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators.

Alumnus selected as top 10 finalist for Global Teacher Prize

Kazuya Takahashi, an alumnus of the University of Georgia’s College of Education, was selected as a top 10 finalist for the prestigious Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for his innovative work in the classroom.

Newspaper profiles Johnson-Bailey as part of Women's History Month

A story about Juanita Johnson-Bailey kicked off a weekly series highlighting female faculty members who are champions of strength, power and intellect.

2015-16 Donor Appreciation and Alumni Awards honor nine for their achievements

Nine COE graduates and friends were recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College’s 11th annual Donor Appreciation and Alumni Awards Dinner.

Professor named to research center's 'Scholars of Color' list

The oldest university-based LGBTQ research center in the country has named a College of Education faculty member to its annual Scholars of Color list.

Faculty member to help select top children's nonfiction books

Jennifer Graff, associate professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, will serve a three-year term on the committee that selects top nonfiction books for children.

COE alumna named associate provost of academic programs at UNO

Caroline Noyes will oversee all assessment processes at the University of New Orleans and provide College units with high-level administrative oversight.

Graduate named 2016 ACTE Teacher of the Year

COE alumna Cindy Quinlan was recently named the 2016 ACTE Teacher of the Year for her commitment and dedication to the improvement of technical education.

Amazing Student: Rachel Seasholtz

When she graduates, future math teacher Rachel Seasholtz will remember “the moments that turned into cherished memories and the friends that have turned into family.”

CIS instructor receives service-learning teaching award

Gretchen Thomas has been selected to receive the 2016 Service-Learning Teaching Excellence Award to sustain and enhance her service-learning work.

Professor receives academic excellence award from NASPA

Laura Dean was awarded the Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence by NASPA for her scholarly achievement and influence on graduate students.

Race between man, machines relies on our grit

Qualities of tenacity, doggedness are what separate humans from artificial intelligence, professor and Founder’s Day lecturer says.

Three faculty members selected as Service-Learning Fellows

Fields-Smith, Hines and Kopcha were selected by UGA’s Office of Service-Learning to integrate academic service-learning into their teaching.

Professor receives lifetime achievement award

Pamela Paisley was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia School Counselor Association for her outstanding impact on the school counseling profession.

Alumna hits trifecta with award from Rutgers University

Julia Clark, a three-time Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, has received an award from every institution from which she has earned a degree.

Three graduates receive Georgia Power New Teacher Assistant Grant

The teachers received the 2015 Georgia Power New Teacher Assistance Grant to help purchase books, computers and other supplies for their classrooms.

College's online graduate programs ranked 3rd in the country

The annual list of best online graduate education programs places UGA at No. 3, tied with Florida State University. Last year the College ranked No. 28 on the list.

Doctoral student receives $3K dissertation grant

Leslie Blevins was awarded the Fall 2015 Dissertation Grant from the Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP) to fund the pilot phase of her dissertation project.

Professor receives international award in educational assessment from NCA

George Engelhard received the 2015 Qiyas Award for Excellence in Educational Assessment at the National Center for Assessment’s Second International Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Five Bulldog 100 companies have ties to College

This year’s winners with College of Education ties include BOS Staffing, Breda Pest Management, Hairbow Supplies Etc., Social Empowerment Center and Southern Tradition Tailgating.

Graduate student receives scholarship from national organization

A COE doctoral student was recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.

Booklet helps guide STEM instructors in new UGA center

When faculty begin using the classrooms and labs in the University of Georgia’s new Science Learning Center next fall, they will have a handy booklet to help them in designing their STEM-related courses.

Professor's new book examines policies affecting rural education

A new book co-edited by a University of Georgia College of Education faculty member takes an in-depth look at rural education—and the opportunities it presents.

Professor selected as an inaugural UGA Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellow

Kathleen deMarrais is one of 11 faculty members to participate in new library program.

College to partner with Harvard's Center on the Developing Child

COE is partnering with Harvard to develop innovative practices that support the healthy development of children ages 0 to 3 with toxic high stress.

Professor receives early career award from American Psychological Association

Anneliese Singh has been awarded the 2016 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest (Early Career).

LEAP professor selected to join first cohort of LEEAD scholars

Jori Hall was recently selected to join the first cohort of Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) by the Anne E. Casey Foundation.

Professor's research on summer reading cited in the Huffington Post

Jennifer Graff was recently cited for her research on summer reading setback among economically disadvantaged elementary students in the Huffington Post.

Launch party highlights grant to help Georgia families

Stakeholders, partners gather for a kickoff reception at the UGA Special Collections Library

Educational psychology professors start new blog for Psychology Today

Nancy Knapp and Paula Schwanenflugel will discuss the psychology and teaching of reading in a new blog series for Psychology Today.

Savannah's Deep Center honored by White House; influenced by Red Clay Writing Project

Savannah’s Deep Center was recently awarded the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for its Young Author Project.

Faculty take part in national conversation on school counseling

Three College of Education faculty members joined a team of 10 from across Georgia for a national White House-sponsored event focusing on school counseling.

Professor named associate editor for new 'translational' journal

A professor of kinesiology in the University of Georgia College of Education has been named to a two-year term as associate editor of a new research journal.

Evans named to inaugural class of Women's Leadership Fellows

Kinesiology faculty member is among nine who will hone leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of research university challenges.

CLASE researcher's article noted for its popularity

An article by a CLASE researcher has been named among Taylor & Francis Publishing’s most popular, according to Altmetrics scoring.

Former student honored for work in educational measurement

A recent graduate student at the College of Education has been recognized for her work in the field of educational measurement.

CHDS professor receives 2015 Ted K. Miller Award for Excellence from SACSA

Laura Dean recently received the Ted K. Miller Award for Excellence from SACSA for her outstanding accomplishments in advancing standards of practice in educational programs and services in higher education.

College has long history with Veteran's Day poppies

After a satisfying career in education, Moina Michael found another passion in which she could excel: Poppies.

Students, families and teachers celebrate LISELL-B's White House recognition

Over 100 Latino and Karen-Burmese middle and high school students and parents celebrated the recent White House award received by LISELL-B.

Wearing many hats, award-winning teacher pushes kids to be successful

College of Education alumna named Newton County Teacher of the Year

Kinesiology labs play a role in successful CURO initiative

In its first year, the University of Georgia’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Assistantship Program has given more than 250 students hands-on experiences.

MEd student breaks new ground at youth academy

Capt. Jared Smith, who is pursuing an online master’s degree in education, was recently named the inaugural director for the Youth ChalleNGe Academy set to open on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital.

Early childhood education grad is Teacher of the Year finalist

Carolyn Stone is a seventh-grade teacher at Greenbrier Middle School near Augusta, Georgia.

30 years, 30 miles and a goal for everyone to get active

Sara Hendley made a promise to herself to run 30 miles on her 30th birthday.

Love of language sparks award-winning initiatives

The College’s Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor wins prestigious Beckman Award for teaching excellence

Program for new principals named among state's innovative programs

A report from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement has highlighted a College of Education program that helps train new principals

Award-winning partnership benefits future teachers, students, educators

Working together, the College of Education and a local school district have created a model that trains future teachers, supports current ones, and benefits students; today, it’s a model used nationwide.

Professor emerita inducted into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship

Lorilee Sandmann was recently inducted into ACES for her longtime professional commitment to community engagement.

Student's stories link fantasy with reality

Rachael Jones pens award-winning tale, opts for unconventional main characters

Professor featured in Southern Poverty Law Center publication

The latest issue of Teaching Tolerance, a blog and magazine produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center, features a question-and-answer with professor Stephanie Jones from the Department of Educational Theory and Practice.

Professor featured in latest podcast from American Psychological Association

Two alumni named finalists for Superintendent of the Year

The College of Education is proud to claim two of the four finalists for Georgia’s 2016 Superintendent of the Year award as alumni.

NSF-funded College of Education project recognized by White House initiative

LISELL-B, a $2.6 million NSF-funded research and development project, was recently recognized by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Student shows dedication on and off the field

Faton Bauta, a quarterback for the University of Georgia, is no stranger to the hustle and bustle of life as a student athlete.

College alumna, leader honored by UGA program

Cara Turano (BSEd ‘01) is among the winners of the UGA Alumni Association’s 2015 40 Under 40 list.

COE assistant professor featured on UGA's homepage

Ashley J. Harrison, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, is currently featured on UGA’s homepage for her research on autism spectrum disorders.

Professor named to NIH study section

Joel Ringdahl was recently named to a four-year post with the Child Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities study section.

Visiting UGA history education professor showcases online teacher resources

New lesson plans developed with the T.R.R. Cobb House give middle school teachers easy access to resources on Georgia’s pre-Civil War era.

Professor named to journal's editorial board

Sami Yli-Piipari will work with the international journal Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology.

College's Innovation in Teaching and Technology program gets new director

Nicholas Holt, an information technology manager in the College of Education’s Office of Information Technology who has years of experience in digital game systems and interactive technology, has been named the director of the College’s Innovation in Teaching and Technology program.

Heckman named to counseling journal's editorial board

Bernadette D. Heckman, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, has been named to the editorial board of The Counseling Psychologist.

Marcotte elected a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Anne Marcotte, a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education and the interim department head of the language and literacy education department, was recently elected a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Daigle selected to serve on mental health board by Mayor Denson

Jolie Daigle was recently selected to serve on the Region 2 Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases Regional Planning Board by Mayor Nancy Denson and the Athens-Clarke County Commission.

Kennedy ranks 3rd among country's 'most influential' education deans

Craig H. Kennedy, dean of the University of Georgia College of Education, has been named the third “most influential” dean of education by Mometrix Test Preparation.

Singh: Trans liberation benefits all of us

By changing the way we think about our own gender, we can help change the lives of transgender people for the better.

COE doctoral student awarded scholarship in curriculum and instruction

Erin Horan, a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology, was recently awarded the Barbara Day Laureate Scholarship from Kappa Delta Pi.

Alumni elected to roles in national association

The National Association for Gifted Children recently elected two alumni of the Department of Educational Psychology to leadership roles.

COE doctoral student to serve as diversity advisor at UNG

UGA-school district partnership praised by national organization

The Professional Development School District, a partnership between UGA College of Education and the Clarke County School District, was cited as “exemplary” by judges selecting regional winners of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award.

College of Education students—and Dean Kennedy—inducted into honor society

The most recent class of Phi Kappa Phi honor society inductees at the University of Georgia includes 23 College of Education students, along with an honorary induction of the College’s dean.

Alumna wins award for work in language study

A doctoral graduate’s work in teaching students to analyze different forms of text has landed her an award, a presentation at an upcoming conference and a journal article.

Fulbright winner comes full circle

Never lose sight of the prize

ETAP faculty news: Oen accepts Peace Corps assignment

Denise Oen has accepted a Peace Corps position as an education curriculum specialist for the Chuuk State Department of Education beginning in July.

ETAP alumni win awards, named top teachers

College of Education senior explains how Latin solidified her future

College of Education student keeps her options open

Clarke County superintendent finds UGA connection at White House

Clarke County schools Superintendent Phil Lanoue, who was honored earlier this year as the National Superintendent of the year, made another connection to Clarke County and the University of Georgia during a visit to the White House in late April.

UGA senior learns to juggle more than schoolwork

CHDS doctoral student awarded $20,000 counseling fellowship from NBCC MFP

Helping others after devastation

Scholarship winner plans future in disaster relief work

Bradshaw receives Millman Measurement Scholar Award

Laine Bradshaw, an assistant professor in the College of Education’s educational psychology department, received the Jason Millman Measurement Scholar Award from the National Council on Measurement in Education.

Doctoral student wins award from American Kinesiology Association

Tolley recognized for work on study abroad program

A University of Georgia College of Education faculty member was recently honored by the Office of International Education for her work establishing a study-abroad program in Italy.

LEAP professor receives 2015 Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

Juanita Johnson-Bailey, director of the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia and a professor in the College of Education’s department of lifelong education, administration and policy, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award, an honor given by the American Association of University Women for outstanding contributions to equality and education for women and girls.

Alumna is finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year

Holly Canup (BSEd ‘91, MEd ‘94, EdS ‘96) is the media specialist at East Jackson High School

Teacher prep student's work leads to honor

Pre-doctoral internships announced

Four graduate students at the University of Georgia College of Education have received pre-doctoral internships at top sites across the country, representing a range of clinical, community and school-based settings.

Clarke Central's publications sweep state awards

Award honors Bierema in name, achievements

The Academy of Human Resource Development has recognized College of Education Associate Dean Laura Bierema’s achievements with the creation of a new award.

Professor selected as W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute fellow

Bettina Love, an assistant professor in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been awarded a fellowship to the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University, the leading institute of African-American studies in the country.

Graduate student plans for summer with NASA

Melissa Kilby, a doctoral student in kinesiology, will spend her summer working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston as part of the agency’s summer apprenticeship program.

Event honors area's STAR student, teacher

The University of Georgia College of Education recently hosted Professional Association of Georgia Educators’ Region Four event, honoring a student and teacher from Clarke Central High School.

UGA science education researchers dominate new handbook

A new landmark research handbook on science education includes five sections written or edited by University of Georgia College of Education faculty — more than any other university.

Study shows promise for treating pica

2 graduate students receive E. Paul Torrance research awards

2 graduate students speak at TEDxUGA

Stephanie P. Jones and Leon Tsao are among the 17 speakers lined up for the 2015 TEDxUGA event

Bradshaw honored for work in student assessments​

Laine Bradshaw, who teaches in the quantitative methodology program in the college’s Department of Educational Psychology, will be presented with the National Council on Measurement in Education’s Jason Millman Measurement Scholar Award

Doctoral graduate wins dissertation award

A recent graduate received an award from the Research in Teacher Induction Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.

Means wins award for his work in diversity, equality

Darris R. Means, an assistant professor in the College of Education’s Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, has received an award from the Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association

3 researchers honored for their expertise, guidance

Three researchers from the University of Georgia College of Education have been named “outstanding reviewers” for journals produced by the American Educational Research Association.

Researchers' book honored by continuing education organization

A book that explores the theory and practice behind adult learning, co-authored by two researchers from the University of Georgia College of Education, has won an award from the University Professional & Continuing Education Association.

A road map to 'ready'

A perfect 4.0 GPA is just one highlight in senior’s UGA career

Lanoue named superintendent of the year

Congratulations to Clarke County School District’s superintendent, who was named superintendent of the year in a ceremony Thursday afternoon at the annual conference of AASA

Nealy among finalists for Chamber of Commerce award

Love gives keynote at Connect Conference

The March 23 event is free to UGA students, staff and faculty.

2 professors make short list in student-led awards

TEDxUGA features 2 College of Education students

Graff appointed president-elect of Children's Literature Assembly

Article named one of 2014's most-read pieces

Parade honors Georgia Safe Schools Coalition

The Georgia Safe Schools Coalition served as an organizational grand marshal for the 2014 Atlanta Pride Parade

Groundbreaking student builds a legacy

Middle grades education student helps rebuild a center for black male leadership on campus

Community roots propel educator to Senate

Love speaks at DePaul MLK event

Bettina Love gave the breakfast keynote at a Martin Luther King Day event at DePaul University in Chicago.

Researcher's work lands on 'most influential' list

A 2013 paper has landed a University of Georgia College of Education researcher on the Council for Learning Disabilities’ list of “most influential” articles

Two alums honored by Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Last fall, two College of Education alumni were among four inductees into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Alumni Hall of Fame: Vasti Torres and Frank Ros

Double Dog alumna wins science teacher award

Meganne Skinner, a Double Dawg graduate of the College of Education, was named the 2015 Middle School Science Teacher of Promise for Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association.

UGA grants help 'flip' classroom model

Two faculty members in the College of Education recently received grants from the University of Georgia’s Center for Teaching and Learning to help “flip” the classroom experience.

Top teacher sets kids up for success

Clarke County’s Joanna Beck, a COE alumna, named among year’s top teachers

Professor's decades of work honored in new book

A new book celebrates the work and teachings of longtime College of Education mathematics professor Jeremy Kilpatrick.

CCSD superintendent now finalist for national award

Philip Lanoue is one of four finalists for the 2015 National Superintendent of the Year

Congratulations to our 3 First Honor Graduates

Of the four UGA students graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA, three of them hail from the College of Education

Local school leader named Georgia's superintendent of the year

Professor named to advisory committee

​George Engelhard Jr., a professor in the College of Education’s educational psychology department, has been named to the technical advisory committee for the Dynamic Learning Maps consortium.

Case study lands professor a high honor

​Sally J. Zepeda, a professor in the College of Education’s department of lifelong education, administration and policy, received the Paula Silver Case Award from the University Council for Educational Administration during its convention last month in Washington, D.C.

Singh recognized for multicultural efforts

Singh named ‘rising star’ at conference

Students honored at educational communications conference

Three College of Education doctoral students in the learning, design and technology program were honored at the 2014 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Convention held Nov. 4-8 in Jacksonville, Florida.

St.Pierre to give keynotes at Finnish, Australian research conferences

Elizabeth A. St.Pierre, a professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice, will give two keynote speeches at international educational research conferences over the next few weeks.

Galyardt selected as a CTL Fellow for Innovative Teaching

April Galyardt, an assistant professor of educational psychology, has been selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of the University of Georgia Center for Teaching and Learning’s “Teaching Fellows for Innovative Teaching” program.

Student in gifted education receives national scholarship

Teresa Mapson Reddish, a graduate student in the University of Georgia College of Education and a gifted education teacher in Cobb County Schools, has received a scholarship from the National Association for Gifted Children.

Dousay to attend Google Teacher Academy

University of Wyoming assistant professor of instructional technology Tonia Dousay (PhD ‘13) joins a select group of educators participating in the next Google Teacher Academy Dec. 2-3 in Austin, Texas.

Cramond receives 2014 Distinguished Service Award from NAGC

Professor Bonnie Cramond receives the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association for Gifted Children

Two COE graduates co-author chapter in new book on adult education

Two College of Education alumni have co-authored a chapter in the new book, Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners.

Alumna Sharon Smith named 2015 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year

Sharon Smith (BSEd ‘92, PhD ‘14), a Gifted Language Arts (Grades 1-2) and Early Intervention Program Teacher and Literacy Coach at Brookwood Elementary, was named the 2015 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year at the School District’s annual banquet on November 11.

Alumnus to be president of Southwestern Adventist University

COE alumnus Ken Shaw (Ed.D. ‘89) will become the 25th president of Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas,

Master's program in secondary education gets top marks

The University of Georgia’s master’s degree programs in secondary education are ranked best in the nation in Graduateprograms.com’s Fall 2014 Graduate Program rankings.

Johnson named Academy of Leisure Sciences Fellow

College of Education professor Corey W. Johnson has been named a 2014 Fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences. It is the highest honor in the field.

Griffeth named 2015 Oconee County Teacher of the Year

North Oconee County High School’s Tim Griffeth (BSEd ‘04, MAL ‘10) is named Oconee County Teacher of the Year, reports an October 14 Athens Banner-Herald story. Griffeth earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure services from the College of Education.

Six receive Allman MAT Scholarships for Student Teaching

​Six College of Education students received the Allman MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) Scholarship for Student Teaching in recognition of their academic achievement from the Department of Educational Theory and Practice for fall semester 2014. Recipients received $625 each and are currently student teaching this semester.

Choi's web-based critical thinking tool wins national award

A web-based tool designed to teach critical thinking skills to veterinary students, created by a multidisciplinary team of University of Georgia faculty led by College of Education faculty member Ike Choi, has won a second prestigious national award.

Akers' youth preparedness initiative in Mississippi wins FEMA award

A University of Georgia College of Education graduate has been nationally honored for his creation of a Mississippi State University Extension Service youth initiative aimed at preparing communities in Mississippi for disasters.

Kopcha one of two named 2014 UGA Public Service Fellows

Theodore Kopcha, an assistant professor of learning, design and technology in the College of Education was one of two UGA faculty members named Public Service and Outreach Fellows for the 2014 fall semester.

Harper wins Georgia Power New Teacher Assistance Grant

College of Education graduate Jonathan Harper, a science educator at Mill Creek High School in Gwinnett County, has been selected to receive a 2014 Georgia Power New Teacher Assistance Grant.

Ata to participate in first Turkish-American Youth Leadership Congress

Atakan Ata, a doctoral student in the College of Education’s educational administration and policy program, has been selected as one of 30 young Turkish American students to participate in the 1st Annual Turkish-American Youth Leadership Congress to be held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 9-12.

Baker named associate editor for leading sports law journal

College of Education faculty member Thomas A. Baker III has been named the new Associate Editor for the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, a leading journal for sport law.

Two graduates win American Creativity Association awards

College of Education doctoral graduates Selcuk Acar and Kristy Kowalske have received 2014 E. Paul Torrance Graduate Student Research awards from the American Creativity Association (ACA).

Price named SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Fellow

University of Georgia College of Education graduate student LaTasha Price has been named a 2014-State Doctoral Fellow by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).

Cramond receives Yes Award from Future Problem Solving Program

Bonnie Cramond, a professor of gifted education, has received the 2014 Yes Award from the Future Problem Solving Program International.

Chai wins $25,000 competition grant at New Mexico State University

Alumna Zhen Chai, an assistant professor in the department of special education and communication disorders at New Mexico State University, was among only three faculty members campus-wide to receive a 2014 Launch Grant of up to $25,000.

Gwinnett School District wins Broad Prize again

Gwinnett County Public Schools won the prestigious Broad Prize for top urban districts, sharing the honor with Orange County Schools in Florida, reported a Sept. 22 article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Gwinnett Schools, recognized for “steady, sustainable gains,” is led by Superintendent and COE alumnus J. Alvin Wilbanks (BSED, ‘64 MED ‘68).

Reeves named artistic director of Georgia Children's Chorus

The Georgia Children’s Chorus recently named Carol Reeves (MMEd ‘92) its full-time artistic director, a title she has held on a part-time basis previously, reports a September 18 Oconee Enterprise story.

Mosley appointed to Albany Technical College board

COE alumnus David C. Mosely (BSED ‘65, MED ‘72) has been appointed to Albany Technical College’s Board of Directors, reports a September 16 Albany Herald story.

Two COE faculty among nine 2014-15 UGA Service-Learning Fellows

Two COE faculty members – Jolie Daigle and April Galyardt – were among nine University of Georgia faculty members selected to serve as 2014-15 Service-Learning Fellows.

Muhammad named a UCEA Jackson Scholar

Farris Muhammad, a graduate student in the College of Education, has been selected as a 2014-16 Barbara Jackson Scholar by the University Council for Education Administration (UCEA).

Miller named 2014 Georgia School Counselor of the Year

College of Education alumna Stacey Miller was recently named 2014 Georgia School Counselor of the Year by the Georgia School Counselors Association (GSCA).

Knoblich named 2014 Outstanding Student by SACES

College of Education alumnus Andrew Knoblich has been named the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s (SACES) 2014 Outstanding Student Award.

Jones is new principal of Winston Dowdell Academy

College of Education alumnus Kevin Jones (BSED ‘89) started this fall as new principal of Winston Dowdell Academy, the Coweta County School System’s alternative high school, reported a September 14 Newnan Times-Herald story.

Izsák featured on UGA's Focus on Faculty

Andrew Izsák, a professor in the College of Education who conducts research on the mathematical reasoning of middle grades teachers and has developed several innovative courses for pre-service teachers, is featured in the UGA home page’s Focus on Faculty this week.

Francis recognized at Women of Color STEM Conference

College of Education alumna Dionne Cross Francis was recognized for her work at the 2014 Women of Color STEM Conference.

Alumna Jill Pittman honored by national program

Jill Pittman (BSEd ‘85), principal of Goodlettsville Middle School in Tennessee, was one of two Nashville metro area educators elected for a prestigious two-year fellowship with “America Achieves,” a national organization which works to build high-quality educational systems through professional training.

Neumann dedicates book sales to student scholarship

College of Education alumnus Ryan Neumann, an English teacher at Pope High School in Cobb County who won a national award for his 2013 book, “What Had Happened,” has a really cool new idea. He is going to use proceeds from the sales of his book to fund a four-year college scholarship for some worthy student.

Daigle receives national counseling award for vision, innovation

College of Education faculty member Jolie Daigle has received the 2014 Counseling Vision and Innovation Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

Zepeda named Routledge EOE Author of the Month

Zepeda named Routledge Eye On Education Author of the Month

Schmidt receives 2014 Impact Award from UNC Graduate School

Julianne Schmidt, assistant professor in the College of Education’s athletic training program in the Department of Kinesiology and director of UGA’s sport-related concussion laboratory, recently received a 2014 Impact Award from the University of North Carolina Graduate School, her alma mater.

Maddox one of three receiving UGA's Bates Medal of Excellence

Candace Maddox, a program coordinator in the College of Education, was one of three people to receive the Leslie K. Bates Medal of Excellence during the multicultural services and programs Senior Leader Reception on May 9 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Love receives UGA's Michael F. Adams Early Career Scholar Award

Bettina Love, an assistant professor in educational theory and practice, has received the University of Georgia 2014 Michael F. Adams Early Career Scholar Award.

Zhang elected Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology

James Zhang, a professor of sport management, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology.

Jenkins, Mason receive UGA innovative instruction grants

Nathan Jenkins and Illse Mason, both assistant professors in the College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, were among 17 University of Georgia faculty to receive funding from the UGA the Office of the Vice President for Instruction for projects designed to improve teaching.

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