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UGA-Schenck School partnership enhances early literacy, teacher preparation

In collaboration with the Schenck School/ReadSource in Atlanta, 10 students in the College are providing high-quality reading interventions for over 30 students in the Atlanta area.

Google, Tides Foundation support rural STEM education

The $100,000 grant will strengthen STEM education in Jackson County.

Amazing Student: Jonga Lee

Doctoral student Jonga Lee’s passion for K-12 education is inspired by her deep-seated concerns and interests regarding the education system, both in Korea and globally.

Three students in College of Education receive 2024 Presidential Award of Excellence

Undergraduate students Claire Hauf, Casey Jokay, and Caroline Reedy were recognized for their exceptional achievements in academics, extracurricular activities, and service to UGA and their College.

UGA graduate programs among nation’s best in new rankings

In this year’s rankings, the College moved up one spot from last year to No. 30, and several of its programs ranked in the top 10.

College faculty members, graduate student recognized during 2024 Honors Week

This year, nine faculty members and a graduate student in the College were recognized for their accomplishments in both the classroom and in the local community.

Jimenez-Castellanos named executive director of UGA’s Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education

Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos, a nationally renowned scholar and researcher with more than 20 years in education, has been named executive director of the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education.

New study establishes VR’s potential for helping autistic people navigate the world

A new study from associate professor Matthew Schmidt provides a foundation for using virtual reality and artificial intelligence to help autistic people better navigate the world.

$1.8 million grant to improve post-concussion driving safety

Funded by NIH and led by associate professor Julianne Schmidt, the study will provide recommendations for when individuals with concussions are safe to drive again.

College alumna, Aderhold relative visits children’s literature class

Pam Aderholt Morris (B.S.Ed. ’79) graduated with a degree in early childhood education and taught for more than 30 years.

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

The University of Georgia’s 2024 Bulldog 100 list honors nine alumni from the College. The winners were measured by their business’s compounded annual growth rate over a three-year period.

Doctoral student named outstanding scholar by Council for Exceptional Children

Doctoral student Christina Novelli (Ph.D. ’26) was recently named an outstanding scholar by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Research Doctoral Student Scholars.

A global look at sports medicine

This past summer, the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s study abroad program in Taiwan celebrated its 15-year anniversary.

Amazing Student: Karrah Bowman

Karrah Bowman (Ph.D. ‘26) strives to support children’s well-being and educational outcomes in the field of school psychology.

Empowering caregivers

Students conduct research and improve language outcomes for children in UGA’s Child Communication Lab.

Inspiring future scientists

Middle-grade students received hands-on experience conducting science research at the College’s inaugural siSTEMas Camp—a $1.3 million joint research and outreach project.

ASL faculty, students cultivate inclusivity during Deaf Awareness Month

Though Deaf Awareness Month is observed in September, students and faculty in the College’s American Sign Language program foster awareness and inclusivity of Deaf individuals year-round.

College welcomes 18 new faculty members for 2023-24 academic year

These faculty bring expertise in engineering education, AI/machine-learning, musculoskeletal injury, teacher training, and more.

Signing with confidence

American Sign Language students receive immersive study abroad experience in Paris, France.

Seven College alumni named to UGA’s 2023 40 Under 40 Class

The 40 Under 40 program celebrates the personal, professional, and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40.

Associate professor named 2023-24 AERA Congressional Fellow

Associate professor Walker Swain will work on the staff of a Congress member or a congressional committee as a 2023-24 AERA Congressional Fellow.

Study finds targeted pre-K programs more segregated than universal pre-K programs

Students enrolled in targeted pre-K programs for low-income families may experience more racial isolation, according to a study by associate professor Walker Swain.

Alumna shares classroom experiences, LGBTQ+ community awareness on TikTok

Jere Chang (M.Ed. ’99, M.Ed. ’05) strives to be the LGBTQ+ representation she didn’t have growing up.

Speaking with intent

The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic in the Mary Frances Early College of Education gives a voice to patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Amazing Student: Raelen Watkins

Raelen Watkins (B.S.Ed. ’23) is making a difference in the lives of her peers and patients, from starting a new student organization to advocating for more diverse representation in speech-language pathology.

Twins graduate from College as First Honor Graduates

Chloe Reid (B.S.Ed. ’23) and Kristi Reid (B.S.Ed. ’23) will both graduate from the College of Education with a cumulative 4.0 grade point average.

Assistant professor receives Emerging Scholar in Gifted Education Award

Kadir Bahar, an assistant professor in the department of educational psychology, received the emerging scholar award from the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children.

Word in Black includes professor on list of influential Black women educators

Professor and graduate coordinator Cheryl Fields-Smith was recently recognized by Word in Black as one of 12 influential Black women in education.

Lecturer makes connections through language

Brian Leffler teaches ASL and educates about Deaf culture and identity.

Luft named 2023 Fellow by the American Educational Research Association

Julie Luft, the Athletic Association Professor of Science Education and Distinguished Research Professor, was recently selected as a 2023 AERA Fellow for her exceptional contributions to, and excellence in, education research.

College’s gifted and creative education program recognized by publications

The University of Georgia was recently included among the most productive institutions internationally in the field of gifted and creative education.

Harmful coping methods prevalent among adolescents who self-injure

According to a new study by associate professor Amanda Giordano, adolescents with a history of nonsuicidal self-injury are more likely to use negative coping methods to deal with emotional pain.

Doctoral student receives public policy fellowship

Doctoral student Catherine Citta (B.S.Ed. ’14, Ph.D. ’24) was recently selected as a 2023 Public Policy Fellow by the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation.

Making a purposeful impact

New career advancement tool developed by College faculty provides personalized job, training opportunities for clinical research professionals.

Sexting, pornography use common among adolescents

More than one in 10 have sent a sext, and about half have seen pornography, according to a new study by associate professor Amanda Giordano.

Clinical associate professor gives conference presentation on partnership with school district

Sara Kajder, clinical associate professor and director of clinical practice, recently gave a presentation on the partnership between UGA and Clarke County School District.

New book fosters cultural resilience, strength in Latinx community

A new book by associate dean Edward Delgado-Romero aims to inspire a new generation of mental health researchers and practitioners to engage with Latinx communities.

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.

A shared experience

UGA aural rehabilitation group supports hearing loss community with tips and strategies.

Classroom updates in Aderhold Hall

This fall marks the first time faculty are teaching in Aderhold Hall Room 607 after it was renovated into a multipurpose classroom.

College welcomes 11 new faculty members for 2022-23 academic year

These faculty will use their expertise and knowledge to enhance the research and teaching of human rights education, public policies, sports economics, and more in the College.

The way you talk to your child about math matters

A recent study conducted by assistant professor Michael Barger found that parents’ responses to children’s math success and failure are linked to motivation and anxiety.

Two College alumni named to UGA’s 2022 40 Under 40 Class

Alumni Kenneth Johnson, Jr. (B.S.Ed. ’05, Ph.D. ’24) and Andrew Rasmussen (B.B.A. ’05, M.Ed. ’09) were recently named to the University of Georgia’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2022.

Getting in the game

The work of an innovative research lab at UGA is giving hope to families of children with cerebral palsy.

Moving beyond the horizon

Horizons at UGA, a six-week summer learning program, welcomed 30 students from Barnett Shoals Elementary School to kick off the program’s first year in Athens.

New tools help assess COVID-19 risks

People can use the COVID-Taser website, created by assistant professor Cameron Byerley, to predict their likelihood of severe illness or death.

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.

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.

Student speaker will highlight celebration in speech to 2022 graduates

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

Learning through language

This May, several fifth graders at Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School will become the first students to graduate from the school’s dual language immersion program—a program they first enrolled in as kindergarten students.

Doctoral student provides insight on low concession prices at the Masters

According to doctoral student Tyler Skinner (Ph.D. ’24), food prices at the Masters Tournament are still reasonable despite growing inflation.

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.

Preserving intercollegiate athletics

A forthcoming paper by professor Thomas Baker offers a roadmap and suggestions to better protect and promote the rights of college athletes.

Sport teams instill sense of hope during pandemic

Involvement with sport brands may enhance psychological well-being, according to a new study by assistant professor Yiran Su.

New gifts to support lecture series, UGA student athletes

The University of Georgia recently received two gifts from alumnus Jimmy DeLoach Jr. (B.S.Ed. ’82) to support an annual lecture series in the College of Education and to provide scholarship support for UGA student athletes.

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.

Immersive learning

UGA’s Russian Flagship Program continues to see record-high enrollment as students engage in culturally immersive experiences to gain professional-level proficiency in Russian.

Reimagining the future

Thanks to a new research-practice partnership grant from the Spencer Foundation, PCCSS and associate professor Theodore Kopcha will expand their ongoing partnership by weaving it together with Albany State University.

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.

Amazing Student: 'The power of courage means never giving up'

After serving in the Army National Guard for six years, veteran Eder Villegas (B.S.Ed. ’20, M.Ed. ’23) is helping students connect the lessons they learn in the classroom with their daily lives and experiences.

Adolescents use social media to post about self-injury

Amanda Giordano, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, found that Instagram hashtags related to self-harm almost doubled over the span of a year.

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.

$3 million collaborative project to enhance AI in science education

Assistant professor Xiaoming Zhai will work on a collaborative project to enhance artificial intelligence and machine learning-based assessments to help science teachers make instructional decisions.

$1.9 million grant to grow Georgia's behavioral health workforce

Professor Bernadette Heckman and the UGA School of Social Work will train students to deliver mental and integrated behavioral health services in high-need areas of the state.

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.

College works with school district to support new teachers

A group of College of Education faculty members and Clarke County School District teachers and administrators are working to design, implement and evaluate the district’s induction program for new teachers.

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.

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.

Social media addiction linked to cyberbullying

According to a study by associate professor Amanda Giordano, higher social media addiction scores, more hours spent online, and identifying as male significantly predicted cyberbullying perpetration in adolescents.

Exercise is key to strength and function in older women

According to a new research study by associate dean and professor Ellen Evans, higher protein diets prove less important for weight loss and maintaining physical function in older women.

Higgins named College of Education's associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion

Marian Higgins, clinical assistant professor in the department of counseling and human development services, will continue to create equitable workspaces by transforming policies and practices to ensure inclusivity and equity.

Making student teaching work during a pandemic

Taiesha Smith, director of the College’s Office of Experiential Learning, created a system that helped make sense of giant logistics puzzle.

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.

State-funded pre-K may enhance students' mathematical achievement

New research conducted by associate dean for academic programs and professor Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett shows the program has an impact on classroom success.

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.

Professor and colleagues offer educational recommendations for Biden administration

Professor Elizabeth DeBray provided six suggestions in a policy memo to help the new administration restore civil rights protections in schools.

Article by associate professor highlighted in Washington Post, New York Times

An article co-written by associate professor Thomas Baker explores the implications of resuming intercollegiate sports in the midst of a pandemic from a legal, medical and ethical perspective.

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).

Meet UGA's Homecoming Queen: A future physical therapist

Jasmine Gresham, a third-year health and physical education major, is the University of Georgia’s 2020 homecoming queen.

A time for self-discovery

Alumna DeLauren Olivia Davis (M.Ed. ’20) received her master’s degree and a student emergency scholarship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the scholarship, Davis could focus on graduating and completing her studies.

Innovative teaching: Assistant professor uses digital tools to create collaborative workspace

When classes resumed this fall, Andrew Jackson made it a priority to ensure all students—whether they were attending class in-person or remotely—remained engaged in collaborative discussions.

College of Education's Phaidra Buchanan named 2021 Rhodes Scholar

Phaidra Buchanan joined recipients from 64 countries around the world this weekend as she was named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar, bringing the total number of UGA Rhodes Scholars to 25.

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.

Innovative teaching: Assistant professor keeps lessons simple

Logan Fiorella incorporates examples and visualizations into his lessons and presents information in a conversational style to engage students in creative activities.

Imagining new possibilities

Anna Abraham, the E. Paul Torrance Professor of Creativity and Gifted Education, brings nearly two decades of creativity research to the Torrance Center as its new director.

Word choice matters in weather communications

Research by professor Alan Stewart shows certain phrases can make people feel helpless when facing storms.

Innovative teaching: Associate professor creates a virtual safe space

Using a virtual hosting site and avatars, associate professor Jori N. Hall aims to create a safe meeting space.

Innovative teaching: Clinical assistant professor combines service learning with hybrid teaching in tutoring program

When the pandemic hit, David Chiesa developed a hybrid teaching model to tutor young language learners at Bay Creek Elementary School.

Innovative teaching: Senior lecturer makes physical education personal, accessible from home

Ilse Mason helped expand the use of Fitbits and other heart rate tracking devices to improve physical education students’ overall well-being both in-person and at home.

Pandemic poses new challenges for deaf community

Lecturer Brian Leffler highlights the challenges of teaching American Sign Language virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study to make computer science more accessible, fun for young students

Researchers from Clemson University and the UGA College of Education will partner with rural schools in South Carolina on a three-year research project to make computer science more accessible and fun for young students.

Antigravity treadmill training improves muscle function in people with multiple sclerosis

According to a new study by researchers at UGA and the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, antigravity treadmill training can improve muscle endurance in people with multiple sclerosis, even in the presence of moderate-to-severe disability.

Forming connections

Faculty in the College helped agriculture educators connect to their subject areas and enhance students’ problem-solving skills during a two-day professional development training session.

Sharing stories of resilience

Associate professor Tisha Lewis Ellison is conducting an international study on how teachers use digital tools to promote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study to explore impact of COVID-19 on pre-K children's school readiness skills, recovery rates

To assess the long-term impact of COVID-19 on young students, researchers in the College are investigating the rate at which pre-K children return to pre-pandemic levels of school readiness.

Study: Increased workloads lead to productivity loss

According to a new study by assistant professor Steven Salaga, National Football League running backs with heavier workloads tend to have higher productivity loss over time.

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.

College welcomes 14 new faculty members for 2020-2021 academic year

These faculty will use their expertise and knowledge to enhance the research and teaching of neuroscience, school counseling, educational policy, and more in the College.

$1.2 million grant to prepare a diverse group of secondary mathematics and science teachers

Led by Julie Luft, Athletic Association Professor of Mathematics and Science Education, the GEMS project will recruit and prepare a diverse group of STEM educators to teach in high-need Georgia schools.

Educators must unplug their ideas about students' tech abilities

Associate professor Tisha Lewis Ellison cautions teachers from assuming too much about a student’s digital abilities. Kids can figure it out, she says, whether or not they have access to a computer in their home.

HIIT exercise programs for individuals with Down syndrome show benefits

Incorporating high-intensity interval training into exercise programs for individuals with Down syndrome may help achieve critical health outcomes in a more time-efficient manner.

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.

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.

UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic offers curbside services; teletherapy

The clinic is supporting audiology patients through a new curbside service model, which reduces physical contact between patients and audiologists. Speech-language patients can engage with the clinic via telepractice.

Study aims to enhance citizens' understanding of COVID-19 data

Assistant professor Cameron Byerley and her research team are conducting interviews with U.S. and South Korean participants to gain insight about their understanding of mathematical models as the pandemic unfolds.

Meet a #MFECOEgreatgrad: Shea Duckworth

Shea Duckworth is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science this spring. As a physical therapist, she can make a lasting impact on the lives of her patients.

Meet a #MFECOEgreatgrad: Christina Smith

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from the Mary Frances Early College of Education, Christina Smith will serve as a first-grade teacher at Whit Davis Elementary School in Athens-Clarke County.

Coordinating efforts to protect medical professionals

UGA Mary Frances Early College of Education alumni and staff are working together to produce face shields for local medical professionals.

Meet a #MFECOEgreatgrad: Marcus Jones

Marcus Jones will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders and pursue a career in medical speech therapy.

Meet a #MFECOEgreatgrad: Kayla Flanagan

Kayla Flanagan will graduate with her Ph.D. in science education this spring and continue her work as a program coordinator in the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s Office of Information Technology.

Meet a #MFECOEgreatgrad: Ashley Kehoe

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders, Ashley Kehoe plans to pursue a career in speech pathology.

Meet a #MFECOEgreatgrad: Caleb Thomas

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in social studies education, Caleb Thomas hopes to start his teaching career at either a middle school or high school in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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.

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.

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 College of Education named for Mary Frances Early

The University of Georgia held a ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the naming of the College of Education in honor of Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate and a pioneering music educator.

Amazing Student: Phaidra Buchanan

Foundation Fellow and future educator Phaidra Buchanan has taken advantage of all the “out-of-this-world opportunities” UGA offers, from study abroad programs to research opportunities.

Assistant professor quoted on Trae Young's All-Star nod

Young’s participation in the All-Star Game provides exposure for the Hawks and an opportunity for ownership to improve the team’s quality, said assistant professor Steven Salaga.

Amazing Student: Janelle Hampton

Early childhood education major Janelle Hampton is passionate about her career choice as a teacher. “I want to help make an impact in the education system, and I believe that starts right in the classroom.”

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.

Russian Flagship Program cultural event series explores traditions and histories

The inaugural series aims to introduce students to diverse communities where Russian is spoken widely in business, government, education and other cultural contexts.

Associate professor featured in U.S. Department of Education newsletter

Last summer, John Mativo, an associate professor in the department of career and information studies, embarked on a trip to Tanzania, which included workshops with educators on robotics education.

Assistant professor quoted on sports betting in Georgia

Steven Salaga, an assistant professor in the department of kinesiology, was recently quoted in the Atlanta Business Chronicle about the relationship between local viewership and online betting.

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.

Study shows strong teachers' unions preserve education spending

States with collective bargaining for teachers experienced substantially smaller drops in teacher salaries after the Great Recession, according to a new study.

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.

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.

Finding strength in the 'connection between mind and body'

This month’s amazing student is Megan Foltz, who is studying exercise and sport science and plans to become a physician’s assistant.

Interdisciplinary students work together to serve children with complex needs

Over the course of two days, graduate students in the PIPs program, as well as students from affiliated universities, worked together to support young children with high-intensity needs.

Visiting students from Finland teach kinesiology classes, cheer on the Dawgs

Though an international visiting program, 16 sports education students and two professors traveled to UGA from the University of Jyväskylä (JYU).

College of Education to be named in honor of Mary Frances Early

The University of Georgia’s College of Education will be named, effective February 2020, to honor one of the state’s pioneering educators—Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate.

College welcomes 23 new faculty members for 2019-2020 academic year

The College of Education welcomes 23 new faculty members for the 2019-2020 academic year.

'You are my other me:' Mental health clinic provides free services to Latinx community

Edward Anthony Delgado-Romero, associate dean and professor of counseling psychology, created a free counseling clinic to fill a need in the Latinx community.

Assistant professor aims to create alliance for Parkinson's research

Tarkesh Singh is investigating whether non-contact boxing can alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease with the help of local businesses, clinics and the Athens community.

A 'thoughtful' workout goes beyond physical benefits

Professor Philip Tomporowski found that certain physical activities may have an effect on the brain’s response to aging and even help improve cognitive function.

Virtual reality reduces leg muscle pain during high intensity cycling

High intensity cycling is less painful when combined with virtual reality, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.

Distance runner and kinesiology student juggles commitments

Seventeen hours of classes and playing a collegiate sport may be too much for some people, but not for College of Education student Nicolas Yanek.

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.

'Flipped' classroom experience gets students more involved

STEM faculty can assess how to improve student learning by adjusting their lessons to make better use of the space, benefiting potential K-12 STEM teachers.

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.

College's clinics provide valuable cross-training experiences for students

Graduate students learn terminology and more when working across departments to diagnose learning difficulties.

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.

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.

Weeklong experience helps connect College programs with military

The College of Education is home to the largest number of student veterans on campus. Now, one faculty member is aiming to make even more connections through a weeklong program to introduce educators and other influencers into military life.

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.

Building community with technology

‘Smart’ huddle rooms in Aderhold Hall promote collaborative learning opportunities for students, faculty.

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.

Abolitionist teaching: 'It's about you caring and loving our culture'

Bettina Love wants to push American public education to the next level. The associate professor is calling for more radical reforms to the country’s educational system, which she compares to the abolitionist movement.

Students derive words—and entire presentations—from pictures

Elementary book club finds inspiration from Georgia Children’s Book Award-nominated books.

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.

Drive to succeed led veteran to his new teaching degree

Perry West, a decorated war veteran of the U.S. Army, has traveled the world and influenced thousands of soldiers, but his latest achievement is graduating from the College of Education.

Amazing Student: Ellie Pryor

Ellie Pryor, an exercise and sport science major, has taken advantage of the “unbelievable opportunities” UGA offers, from lab research to club volleyball to volunteering for Special Olympics to study abroad.

Speaking together: Collaboration helps students tell their stories

A recent showcase of student projects at Cedar Shoals High School capped a yearlong project connecting literacy and language skills with leadership and arts development.

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.

Books on display share stories—minus the text

They have pictures bound together in a particular order, but how they unfold is up to you, the reader, to translate.

Why are concession prices at the Masters Tournament so cheap?

According to assistant professor Steven Salaga in the department of kinesiology, affordable food and beverages enhance consumer experience.

Students celebrate 'la familia' created in counseling program

Increase in Latinx doctoral students helps expand the scope and mission of the program.

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.

UGA exercise studies featured on

Two studies by UGA researchers in the College of Education’s department of kinesiology found that working out for 20 minutes can consistently increase feelings of energy.

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.

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.

Robotics-based lessons find new audience in Honduras

RAIL research team expands to Central America, where students learn problem-solving with a local context.

Study: Teacher retention bonuses result in lower turnover rates, higher test scores

Offering teachers a retention bonus to stay at low-performing schools may increase test score gains among students in both reading and mathematics, according to a new study by assistant professor Walker Swain.

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.

Sister scholars: Supporting black women in academia and life

What started out as an academic writing group evolved into something so much more for three alumnae navigating and exploring their professional and personal identities in higher education.

New graduate's overseas teaching puts an unexpected twist in her career path

Alicia Burgum wanted to experience teaching in New Zealand because of the new ideas she’d learn—but she didn’t realize it would turn into a full-time job abroad.

Professor's research leaves room for 'literacies'

By connecting with middle and high school students’ needs, Donna Alvermann’s approach to adolescents’ literacies stays current.

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.

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.

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.

Amazing Student: Mary Terry

As a student-athlete and a College of Education student ambassador, Mary Terry is committed to serving the campus and community and has been honored for that passion several times over.

Active classrooms, active learning

Instructional technologies encourage collaboration and engagement among students and faculty in UGA’s College of Education.

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.

Army veteran finds his calling in sport science

While in the Army and stationed in Afghanistan, Jvonte Ross helped his roommate and others train to get better scores on their physical fitness tests. This interest in fitness eventually brought him back to the University of Georgia, where he’s now intending to major in exercise and sport science.

UGA establishes Russian Flagship Program

A grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Security Education Program was recently awarded to the University of Georgia to establish the Russian Domestic Undergraduate Flagship Program.

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.

The first time that you help foster learning within a student is just awesome

This month’s College of Education Amazing Student is social studies education masters student Chris Krupa

Associate professor emeritus, 76, provided mentorship to colleagues, students and friends

College of Education faculty member John Dagley, whose career at the University of Georgia spanned more than 30 years, has died. He was 76.

Associate professor helps local youth succeed one book at a time

Sheneka Williams’ passion for increasing access and narrowing the opportunity gap with Books for Keeps is helping thousands of at-risk youth combat the effects of summer learning loss.

Doctoral degree links new UGA police chief to College

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

Official partnership paves way for South Korean collaborations

An agreement signed earlier this month by the College’s Research and Innovation in Learning (RAIL) Lab will help bring South Korean university students to a top American university to learn lessons in robotics and virtual reality and deliver them to K-12 students in South Korea.

Class benefits pre-health students, disabled community members

‘Disability Wellness’ offers hands-on training while helping people reach health goals.

Gift supports graduate certificate in dyslexia

The Zeist Foundation helps educators and clinicians gain a deeper understanding of reading development.

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.

College of Education dean focuses on building collaborative community

Whether she’s working with pre-service teachers or one of her six doctoral students, Dean Denise Spangler strives to inspire genuine curiosity in the way her students approach their teaching.

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.

Study discovers 'switch' that helps muscles heal, regenerate

Controlling ‘satellite cells’ may help treat certain diseases and aging issues.

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.

Faculty and teachers' trip to Alabama's Legacy Museum sparks dialogue for change

The experience also inspired 15 educators and community members to work to commemorate the victims of racial terror lynchings in Athens-Clarke County.

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.

Camp DIVE's 3rd year lets kids and teachers get creative

More than 80 Clarke County students spent a month steeped in literacy, along with lessons that wove in math, social studies and community involvement.

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.

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.

An added bonus: Communication sciences and disorders students get hands-on experience

Working with selection of ‘augmentative communication’ devices gives students real-world experience using this new technology before graduation.

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.

Faculty research looks at link between eggs and bone health

UGA researchers to determine if egg consumption can improve bone strength and cognitive function in children.

Researcher navigates the intersections of Latino culture and mental health

Cristalís Capielo is among the next generation of researchers at the forefront of Latino psychology.

Faculty member's work launched powerful partnership to prepare teachers

After 11 years, Dr. Janna Dresden will step down as Director of the College of Education’s Office of School Engagement in July.

Couple's success demonstrates the power of perseverance

Education is a tradition in the Coleman and Sanders families. Now, alumni who came to UGA as graduate students show how the experience elevated their own lives.

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.

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

It’s not the College’s color choice, but rather a tradition passed down for hundreds of years.

Student speaker celebrates connections

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

Doctoral student merges art and literacy with GMOA exhibition

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

Counseling psychology students learn next step on 'match day'

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

Retired faculty member continues to learn

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

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.

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.

Georgia Children's Book Awards names 2018 winners

More than 30,000 children across the state took part in this year’s vote.

College career program benefits high school students

Kiara Plummer is one of nine Clarke County high school students who are benefiting from programs that provide part-time jobs and internships.

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.

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.

Faculty member wins Fulbright to research, refine teaching in Italy

Based in Padua, the months-long project also involves collaborations among Italian and American universities.

$1.1 million grant to promote collaboration among service professionals

A new five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs will help graduate students gain collaborative clinical experience serving young children and earn an advanced degree.

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.

Scholarships help doctoral student focus on barriers kids face

Matthew Moulton is able to research middle-schoolers who are experiencing homelessness thanks in part to donor support.

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.

Robots help change learning in Honduras

Partnership between the College of Education and the country’s government makes way for new technology lessons in rural parts of the country.

New partnership opens up opportunities at community center

The University of Georgia is working with the Athens Housing Authority to connect with residents and offer new programming.

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.

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.

Want that second piece of pie? Take a quick stroll to help handle the carbs

College of Education studies find even a 15-minute walk will help with blood-sugar levels.

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.

Climate change: Kat Raczynski helps district set course for improved social-emotional development

The director of the Safe and Welcoming Schools project in the College of Education became the Clarke County School District’s district-wide professor-in-residence for school climate in fall 2015.

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.

The gifts you can't touch

By tailoring assessments to what’s being taught in the classroom, teachers better understand student needs.

Sport management takes hold in an emerging market

A new partnership he formed with China’s Southwest University of Finance and Economics is well timed, offering a unique opportunity for both University of Georgia students as well as Chinese scholars.

Erasing the line between learning and play

What if a child’s energy release can also help reinforce what’s being learned in the classroom? An ongoing project explores this effect.

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.

Lab's projects find sustainable solutions to real-world educational puzzles

In the College of Education’s RAIL lab, researchers already know what they want to achieve—they instead spend their time trying to get there.

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.

Associate professor quoted on rapping lesson plans

Bettina Love, an associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice in the College of Education, was recently quoted on the use of hip-hop as a teaching tool by NBC News.

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.

Cultures connect over gender diversity, social justice

African delegation visits the College of Education to learn and share ideas on community building.

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.

Kinesiology professor helps researchers go digital to increase kids' physical activity

Children ages 6 to 10 will wear a personal fitness tracker and set physical fitness goals.

Students enjoy their moment in the sun

Science education and early childhood majors help kids with a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience.

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.

Learning on the job

COST program participant Sophie McKenzie gains eye-opening experience in Australia.

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.

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.

Program explores links between language and social justice

WIDA researcher visits College to see middle school program, share vision for organization.

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.

Passion for education helps student sew new skills

Doctoral student Ashley Nylin enhances student teacher learning and community partnerships.

Meet a #COEgreatgrad: Heather Higuera

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

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.

It's not love, it's not hate—it's just 'like'

UGA researcher delves into the many meanings behind a totally tubular word.

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.

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.

Exchanging expertise

UGA and Russian faculty develop new studies and teaching materials for second language learners.

Mativo among faculty honored for 'heartfelt commitment'

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

Connecting the psychology of pain, fatigue and exercise

Alumnus returns to give next Lewis Lecture this month.

A closer look: Immigration and education

Professor Pedro R. Portes from the University of Georgia College of Education argues that immigration has shaped U.S. education in profound ways.

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.

Alumna, Israeli scholar consults with faculty on joint research project

Fadia Nasser-Abu Alhija, the first Israeli Arab woman to be appointed an associate professor at an Israeli research university, evaluates student achievement and the structural validity of measures and tests.

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.

Documentary series features College's partnership with school district

Hosted by legendary actor James Earl Jones, the series of mini-documentaries called “Behind the Scenes” highlights innovations and leaders in areas such as health, education, business, culture and the environment.

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

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

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.

This year's convocation speaker came to the College in an untraditional way

Exercise and sport science major Creedence Riblett will address classmates during the ceremony at 2 p.m. Dec. 15.

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).

Graduate students help high schoolers learn beyond the written word

English Education students pair with ninth-graders to explore storytelling.

Learning the ropes while learning the language

Students experience real-world teaching through new dual-language immersion program

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.

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.

Day on campus teaches kids to be language leaders

Hall County students get an up-close look at Portuguese, Latin American plants, and a new way to frame classroom discussions.

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.

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.

Red Clay Writing Project helps develop next generation of instruction

Savannah’s Deep Center creates programs that teach literacy in innovative ways

A summer's swim into learning

Camp DIVE gives kids the chance to rethink how they see a classroom

Rural location, race influence students' access to college, according to new study

Students from rural communities who want to attend college face challenges on their pathways to higher education, according to a new study from a College of Education researcher.

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.

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.

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.

Understanding literacies through chalk art

English education graduate students participate in College’s first Madonnari to illustrate different understandings of literacies and discourse.

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.

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.

CLASE celebrates students, family and friends at annual Parent Night

Earlier this month, the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education’s Tutoring and Mentoring program culminated in a Parent Night celebration.

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.

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.

A passion for discovery

Student researcher Becky Baltenberger tackles muscle fatigue and upcoming graduation.

Associate professor brings hip-hop education to elementary classrooms

Bettina Love works to incorporate hip-hop education into the classroom by taking cues from students’ real life experiences.

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.

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.

Olympian recounts long journey from orphanage to success

Hoffa discusses the hardships he faced growing up and the lessons he learned as a student athlete.

Alumnus empowers students through books, school library

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

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.

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.

Researchers to develop new measure of creativity

Two doctoral students from Plymouth University, United Kingdom are collaborating with gifted education professor Mark Runco on a new study that aims to develop objective methods of creativity measurement.

'Big Read' events bring California poet's works to Georgia audiences

Graduate student works to preserve language diversity

While bilingualism leads to a host of cognitive benefits, Will Mira also understands the risks associated with monolingual education.

Sibling rivalry fuels research initiatives

Brother and sister pair Michael Cook and Jennifer Cook Edwards credit their success to sibling rivalry and a passion for 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.”

Sophomore launches mentor program at Clarke Middle School

College of Education sophomore Mansur Buffins helps local students at Clarke Middle School feel more connected to campus.

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.

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.

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.

'Transparent' is clear in its message, appeal

The TV show’s second season continues to normalize transgender issues, says professor.

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.

Third annual workshop highlights collaboration with schools, principals' perspectives

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.

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.

Working to create a deeper understanding of mathematics

Solving 28x15 might seem easy, but can you explain why the answer is 420?

Richard O. Welsh examines K-12 policy and reforms

Research that examines equity in education.

Message from the dean: It's about the people

Any time you make a personal connection, you influence another person’s life.

Kevin Burke gives kids new tools to discuss difficult topics

His research is largely focused on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and religion in schooling.

100 years later, Torrance's creativity still flows

Research starting from the pioneering work of the College’s Dr. E. Paul Torrance continues to influence gifted and creative education today.

Student's stories link fantasy with reality

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

Marrying clinical practice with community service

Adapted physical education class offers hands-on experience for future practitioners.

Birthday celebration and lecture focuses on creative kids, teenagers

Parents, teachers and caregivers can hear about simple ways to enhance a child’s creativity at an upcoming celebration hosted by the University of Georgia College of Education.

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.

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.

As fall semester kicks off, we bring you the top 5 things to know about the College of Education

Academic advisors, food, books and getting into the building — all these and more are good to know as you start out in the UGA College of Education.

UGA nonprofit distributes free earplugs to growing list of music venues

Since its creation in 2009, We’re hEAR For You—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness for noise-induced hearing loss—has distributed over 300,000 pairs of earplugs to the general public.

She took a chance — and landed a great job

A lot of her friends were going off to law school and not getting jobs, but Cheryl Stanga knew she had to get a job and think about improving or changing her career.​

Robotics is elementary

College helps local school district host its first robotics competition

High school senior set on pursuing a career in athletic training

Classroom storytellers

Educators gather to share ideas and explore their own writing at annual Red Clay institute

New issue of JoLLE continues to push boundaries

Sure, there are academic articles in the latest issue of JoLLE. But you’ll also find podcasts, book reviews from students and teachers, and poetry and arts tied to current events.

UGA graduate gains a new perspective on life

What started out as a fun bonding experience at a children’s soccer camp would eventually lead two friends down a bumpy road towards health and recovery.

UGA educational psychology professor takes on Singapore

George Engelhard, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology, recently conducted a five-day workshop in Singapore, titled “Measurement, evaluation, and assessment: The role of assessment in improving educational processes.”

Celebrating 100 years of creative thinking

College of Education’s Torrance Center honors the life and legacy of Dr. Ellis Paul Torrance

ETAP faculty news: Retirement of department head and others

The Department of Educational Theory and Practice will say farewell to several of its members at the end of the spring semester. Distinguished Research Professor and Department Head Ronald Butchart will be retiring in May, along with his wife and part-time supervisor for student teachers, Amy Rolleri. Also, Associate Professor and Associate Department Head Betty Bisplinghoff will be leaving the department after 21 years of service to UGA.

School gives counseling students field experience

Service-learning students provide counseling support to local educational therapeutic school.

Helping English language-learners

Professor helps encourage student interest in science, going to college.

Dawgs raising dogs

Raising a future service dog is one way that hundreds of students give back.

Athletic Training Lab gets a makeover

Thanks to a generous donation from the family of Dr. J. Harold Harrison, students studying athletic training at the University of Georgia College of Education have a new space where they can work.

Spring announcements from the kinesiology department

Over the past nine months, I’ve seen team science in the Department of Kinesiology where our faculty, staff, students, and collaborators not only solve problems, but work together creatively on research, instruction, and community service.

India town inspires sustainable thinking

Long-term project to improve education has broader implications

Teacher takes leap of faith into country music career

Duo Laughlin met at UGA, now signed to groundbreaking new record label

Forum raises health issues on a global scale

Discussions focus on women in sciences and medicine

A call to be 'Joshuas and Joshu-ettes'

DeKalb schools superintendent calls for future leaders to speak up, stand out

Summer workshop teaches kids about athletic training

High school students who are interested in a career in athletic training can get a taste this summer during the 17th annual Athletic Training Student Workshop offered by the University of Georgia College of Education’s kinesiology department.

Study shows promise for treating pica

TEDxUGA: Creativity is more than a state of mind

Quality vs. quantity shows geographical divide in the idea of ‘art’

TEDxUGA: 'We just have to trust them'

Stephanie Jones explores the secret world of ‘forbidden’ teen lit — and why we shouldn’t be afraid to let them read it

TEAMS event promotes mathematics and sciences

Middle and high school students from across Georgia recently gathered for a day of critical thinking, teamwork and problem solving during the annual TEAMS challenge.

Summer camps appeal to a range of ages, interests

This summer, kids can tell stories or work with robots, athletic trainers or their voices thanks to several summer camps offered by the University of Georgia College of Education.

Embracing 'massive pi' day in 2015

March 14 takes on a whole new meaning when you can add decimal places

In a world where middle school teachers rule...

If not you, then who? Video highlights teacher prep program

Cutting college costs, one book at a time

Board of Regents grants help give students access to free class materials

Virtual world helps students 'break through'

Collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology opens a new world for students with disabilities

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

Workshop helps parents create their own success stories

Housed in the College of Education, the Georgia Sensory Assistance Project reaches across the state to help caregivers and schools

Robotics research gives teachers new STEM tools for the classroom

College of Education-sponsored event shows how to integrate science, math and engineering to traverse a ‘volcano’

Conference reaches beyond the apps

Annual Digital Learning Conference brings latest technology and innovations to educators

Exercise science is on legislators' minds as session kicks off

When the Georgia legislature kicks off its new session this week, research taking place at the College of Education’s kinesiology department will be part of the conversation.

Top teacher sets kids up for success

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

Looking to get fit in the new year? First, clear your schedule

There are many trendy new ways to exercise. But sometimes, the most successful method is going old-school.

Kinesiology alumnus walks to the beat

Using technology to help inspire exercise

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

Partnership allows researchers to test new mobile assessment system

South Korean company works with the College of Education to use the latest in tablet-based assessments

Building connections between art and science

Artbots are one way teachers can blend creativity and STEM education in a lesson

Book helps fuel student scholarship

​Ryan Neumann’s book started as a challenge to himself. Now, it’s a challenge for others.

Work puts professor in forefront of NCAA unionization debate

The kinesiology professor blends race and sports in his research

Student finds answers to muscle metabolism mysteries

​Melissa Erickson is on her way to becoming a ‘Triple Dawg’ researcher

Sound minds and sound bodies

Center for Counseling prepares students for future careers

Program fosters new school leaders

The innovative Early Career Principal Residency Program expands leadership knowledge and skills of new school leaders across the state

Online innovations offer more options

Oceans apart, learning together

Exchange program shares teacher expertise with Thai students

Dean's message: Serving the greater good

A message from Dean Craig H. Kennedy as part of the 2014 annual report

Amazing student: Matthew Madison

Matthew Madison’s research has the potential to change the way students are assessed

Amazing student: Brooke Koblitz

Koblitz is a mathematics education student enrolled in a bachelor’s/master’s degree program

Amazing student: Abigail Jackson

Undergraduate blends performance and practical use of the voice

Amazing faculty: Bettina Love

The assistant professor in educational theory and practice brings hip-hop into curriculum

Alumna spotlight: Vasti Torres

College of Education graduate thinks critically (and lyrically)

A place where learning is play

The Awesome Clubhouse @ La Escuelita serves local kids and College of Education students

Cultural shift fuels graduate's fire

In her new job, Dionne Cross Francis realized she had more questions than answers. To find solutions, she ended up at the College of Education’s educational psychology department to study applied cognition and development.

Rethinking the way children learn to read

​We know a lot about the way adults read — technology, although primitive at times, has tracked the eyes of experienced readers for years. Children, on the other hand, have been difficult to study. Until now.

Clinic helps build better skills

Grant-funded clinic expands educator training into community service.

Alumnus blends theory and practice

COE graduate Justin Lane puts his classroom skills to use in special education research.

Legislative aides get schooled in kinesiology

Two recent demonstrations for congressional staffers highlight research projects on concussions and muscle health.

Award-winning alumnus takes school reformers to task

UGA alumnus and award-winning Georgia educator Ian Altman (AB ‘04, MED ‘06) posts a blog in the August 14 Washington Post listing “seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school reformers.”

Singh receives 2014 Advocacy Award from AMCD

Anneliese Singh, a faculty member in the College of Education, received the 2014 Advocacy Award from the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development at the American Counseling Association conference.

Two COE faculty on The Cottage Sexual Assault Center board

Two College of Education faculty members—Jolie Daigle and Chris Linder—have been elected to the board of directors of The Cottage, Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center.

Fecho: 'In Education, Change is the Only Constant'

Bob Fecho, a professor and head of the Department of Language and Literacy Education, writes an essay titled, “In Education Change is the Only Constant,” to mark the 40th anniversary of the National Writing Project.

Kiracofe featured on NIU College of Education website

Christine Rienstra Kiracofe (MA ‘00, EdD ‘04) an associate professor at Northern Illinois University in the School of Law and College of Education, was recently featured on the NIU College of Education’s website.

Liberman may represent Astros as Teacher of Year at All-Star Game

Retiring Day School teacher Carol Liberman (BSED ‘67)UGA has been selected as a finalist to represent the Houston Astros as the Teacher of the Year at the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota next month, reported the Jewish Herald Voice.

Three graduate students win dissertation, research awards

Three doctoral students in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology—Ashley Dubin, Tori Foster and Christina Simmons—have received internal and external awards for their scholarship.

Smagorinsky on new NCTQ Teacher Prep Review

Distinguished Research Professor of Language and Literacy Education Peter Smagorinsky writes a response to the new National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) Teacher Prep Review.

Gwinnett School Chief: Leadership, collective responsibility keys to student success

Gwinnett County School Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks (BSED, ‘64 MED ‘68) writes an essay in the June 16 Atlanta Journal Constitution about the importance of leadership and collective responsibility in raising student achievement.

Zack Kroll featured as UGA Amazing Student

Zack Kroll, a master’s degree student in mathematics education is featured as the UGA Amazing Student this week on the UGA Home Page.

Madison Brett to compete in 2014 Miss Georgia Pageant

Madison Brett (BSEd ‘14), who received her bachelor’s in early childhood education in May, will compete in the 2014 Miss Georgia Pageant in Columbus June 18-21. Brett won the title of Miss Conyers in February, reported a June 9 story in the Swainsboro News.

Kamphaus named dean of University of Oregon College of Education

Randy Kamphaus (PhD ‘83), Distinguished Research Professor in the department of counseling and psychological services at Georgia State University, has been named dean of the University of Oregon College of Education, it was announced June 6.

Summer Poetry Reading Series at Hendershots

Five of the top poets in Georgia will read and discuss the poetic craft during the third annual Seat in the Shade: A Poetry Reading Series June 19-20 and 24-26 at Hendershots in downtown Athens. The series, which was founded and is hosted by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor of language and literacy education at the University of Georgia College of Education, will feature poets on June 19 and 20 at 5 p.m.; and June 24-26 at 7 p.m.

Cindy Bazzell wins top marketing education honor

Cindy Bazell (BBA ‘02, MEd ‘08, EDS ‘09), who teaches business education courses at Brookwood High School in Gwinnett County, was recently named top teacher in her field by the Georgia Marketing Education Association.

Seat in the Shade: A Summer Poetry Reading Series, June 19-20

Cox receives Georgia Department of Transportation Scholarship

Brooke Cox, a junior majoring in communication sciences, has received the 2014 Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Scholarship Award.

Bossie featured as an Amazing Student on UGA Home Page

Hannah Bossie, a senior in exercise and sport science, is featured as an Amazing Student on the UGA Home Page this week.

Tori Foster featured as UGA Amazing Student

Tori Foster, a Ph.D. student in educational psychology, hopes to have a positive impact on students’ lives by improving their educational and learning experiences. She is featured as the Amazing Student on the University of Georgia’s home page this week (May 26-31).

AJC profiles COE alumnus running for state school chief

The Atlanta Journal Constitution profiles Rome native and Triple Dawg Mike Buck as he runs for state school superintendent. Beck earned bachelor, master’s and Ph.D degrees in education from the University of Georgia.

COE speakers share big ideas at TEDxUGA

A College of Education faculty member, staff member, student and an alumna—Bettina Love, Elizabeth Brantley, Megan Pendleton and Lora Smothers—were among 17 people and groups who shared ideas and performances at the University of Georgia’s second annual “TEDxUGA” event.

UGA Speech & Hearing Clinic Summer Programs

UGA Speech & Hearing Clinic Summer Programs

Summer Commencement 2014

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.

Memorial Day

Independence Day

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.

Kim's proposal one of six funded by new UGA interdisciplinary grant

A research proposal by ChanMin Kim, an assistant professor of learning, design, and technology in the Department of Career and Information Studies, is one of six projects funded through the University of Georgia’s new Interdisciplinary Proposal Development program.

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.

Drawing Change: The ART of Teacher Education

Art show to benefit Garnet Ridge afterschool on May 14

Buxton named UGA Athletic Association Professor in Education

Cory Buxton, a professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been named the UGA Athletic Association Professor in Education.

Jenkins, Schmidt receive OVPR Faculty Research Grants

Two rising researchers in the College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology—Nathan Jenkins and Julianne Schmidt—have received Faculty Research Grants from the University of Georgia Office of the Vice President for Research.

Morris, Love recognized with 2014 UGA Research Awards

Two College of Education faculty members – Jerome Morris and Betina Love – were among those UGA faculty and graduate students recognized for outstanding research and scholarship at the university’s 35th annual Research Awards Banquet on April 10.

University Judiciary honors Jenny Penney Oliver

The University of Georgia Judiciary has renamed its annual celebration the Jenny Penney Oliver University Judiciary Recognition and Induction Ceremony in honor of the late former adviser, and College of Education faculty member Jenny Penney Oliver.

COE Innovation in Teaching Conference

Smagorinsky receives national award for best publication in literacy research

College of Education professor Peter Smagorinsky has received another national award for his 2011 book on literacy research during the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Philadelphia April 3-7.

Two alumni among 10 finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year

Two College of Education alumni – Nick Crowder and Hyunjin Son – were among the 10 finalists for the 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year, State School Superintendent John Barge (EdD ‘04) announced in a press release on April 7.

Ruona elected Incoming President of AHRD

Wendy Ruona, an associate professor in lifelong education, administration, and policy, was recently elected as Incoming President of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). She will serve a six-year term—two years each as Incoming President, President and Former President.

Jenkins to receive New Investigator Award from ACSM

Nathan Jenkins, an assistant professor of kinesiology in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been selected to receive a 2014 New Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Watkins inducted into AHRD Scholar Hall of Fame

Karen E. Watkins, professor and associate head of the lifelong education, administration, and policy department in the University of Georgia College of Education, has been inducted into the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Scholar Hall of Fame.

6th Annual CSSE Summer Institute

Seven doctoral students in educational administration receive scholarships

Seven students in the University of Georgia College of Education’s doctoral program in educational administration and policy received scholarships at the program’s annual awards luncheon on March 21 at Rivers Crossing.

Moje to speak at COE Faculty-Graduate Student Research Conference April 18

One of the leading scholars in literacy education Elizabeth B. Moje will speak at the University of Georgia College of Education’s 2014 Faculty/Graduate Student Research Conference on Friday, April 18 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

Clarke Teacher of Year: 'Those who can do everything, teach'

Clarke County Teacher of the Year and COE alumnus Aaron Jongko (BSED ‘08, MED ‘09) paid tribute to nearly two dozen other top Clarke County teachers in the room during a speech at a Rotary Club of Athens meeting Wednesday, a story in the March 20 Athens Banner-Herald reported.

14th Annual Mary Frances Early Lecture - Donna Brazile

Leffler among 10 professors honored by SGA for most impact

College of Education instructor Brian Leffler was one of 10 faculty members recently recognized by the University of Georgia Student Government Association as having made a “significant impact on the education of students.”

Singh receives APA presidential citation

Anneliese Singh, a faculty member in the College of Education, has received a citation from the president of the American Psychological Association (APA) for helping develop psychological practice guidelines with transgender clients.

COE Faculty-Grad Student Research Conference

Atwater voted president-elect of NARST

Mary M. Atwater, a professor of science education in the College of Education, has been voted president-elect of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). She is the first African American to be elected to this NARST position.

Prasuhn publishes article in American Journal of Distance Education

Fred Prasuhn (Ph.D. ‘11), an instructional designer for Western Governors University, recently published an article in the American Journal of Distance Education.

Cahnmann-Taylor receives state foreign language award

College of Education faculty member Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor has received the 2014 Post-Secondary Leadership Award from the Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG). The award recognizes her for promoting foreign language education in Georgia through professional and academic endeavors.

Torres to speak at COE 2014 Spring Convocation

2014 Spring Convocation

Adeyemo receives $20,000 SREB Dissertation Fellowship

Adeoye Adeyemo, a graduate student in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice, has received a 2014 Dissertation Fellowship from the Southern Regional Educational Board that includes a $20,000 stipend.

2014 Global Educational Forum

Cooper on WMAZ-TV

Smagorinsky receives UGA Service-Learning Excellence award

Lecture: Mapping Race and Class across Three Centuries–Shifts in the Ecology of Opportunity

Bierema, Merriam win AHRD book of the year award

Stewart in Toledo Blade: Weather extremes can affect people's pscyhes

Local students 'experience science' at UGA, reports the ABH

Sandmann receives international award for research in community engagement

Speech & Hearing Clinic 60th Anniversary Celebration

Clark County ninth-graders to participate in UGA biosciences field trip

2014 Faculty Research Conference

Stewart quoted nationally in weather-related stories

COE teacher workshops on reaching students from poor families to be held in Macon Feb. 26-27

Speech & Hearing Clinic to host Free Screening Day on Feb. 1

COE students, local groups to host Feb. 13 screening of Who Cares About Kelsey?

2014 Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference

Lisa Harrison receives Osborne Scholarship

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