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Samsung Electronics, UGA to develop new digital health experience

While there are many factors when it comes to measuring energy levels, users of the upcoming Galaxy Watch may come closer to answering these questions based on their personalized “Energy Score."

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.

Faculty members receive 2024 GACTE awards

Jay Rojewski and Andrew Jackson received awards recognizing their contributions to career and technical education.

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.

Congratulations to the College’s 23 First Honor Graduates for spring 2024

A record-breaking number of First Honor Graduates in the College will be recognized at UGA’s spring 2024 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10.

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.

Amazing Student: Carter Phillipps

Carter Phillipps (B.S.Ed. ‘24) pursues a career path in physical therapy through work and volunteer experiences.

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.

Professor receives UGA’s Bobbi Meeler Sahm Award for Service and Outreach

Anna Abraham received the award to support a partnership between the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development and the Clarke County School District.

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.

Associate professor receives 2024 Young Investigator Award from SfNC

Denis Dumas, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, received the award for his work in the field of gifted and creative education.

Pathway to high-quality support for children with disabilities

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, the Pathway Project is a five-year grant led by associate professor Rebecca Lieberman-Betz.

$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.

Faculty member, Clarke County students reconnect on campus

Elementary education majors in the College first met clinical associate professor Morgan Faison through school district programs centered on teaching.

Assistant professor receives $1.7 million award from U.S. Department of State

Giovanni Dazzo, an assistant professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy, received the award for his research project, “Promoting Rights-Based Evaluation (PRE).”

Using mixed-reality simulations in the classroom

Students can gain experience when a practicum setting is not available, or practice what they’ve learned before going into a school setting, through the use of a simulation tool.

School counselors report prevalence of vaping, gaming issues among adolescents

According to a new study by associate professor Amanda Giordano, most high school counselors report a lack of formalized training in vaping and internet gaming.

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.

Congratulations to the College’s fall 2023 First Honor Graduates!

Three First Honor Graduates in the College will be recognized at UGA’s fall 2023 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 15.

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.

Two faculty members named to endowed professorships

Kyunghwa Lee was named the Omer Clyde and Elizabeth Pharr Aderhold Professor in Education, and Julianne Schmidt was named the Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Education.

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.

Assistant professor receives early career award from research society

Assistant professor Zuchao “William” Shen was recognized for his work in advancing rigorous research relevant to educational practice.

Kinesiology program ranks in top five of NAK 2023 doctoral program rankings

The College’s doctoral program in kinesiology ranked fifth when adjusted for the size of faculty and fourth when unadjusted for the size of faculty.

Empowering caregivers

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

Associate professor receives NAGC Early Scholar Award

Sakhavat Mammadov received the 2023 award from the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

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.

Students, faculty recognized at 2023 APA Convention

The College’s counseling psychology program received the 2023 Suinn Minority Achievement Award, and students and faculty received recognition for their research and contributions.

Signing with confidence

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

College faculty, students foster partnerships in Clarke County School District schools

Faculty and students in the College provided classroom or observational experiences to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and support for CCSD students, teachers, counselors, and administrators.

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.

AI could improve assessments of childhood creativity

Researchers seek to increase reliability of evaluations on creativity assessments.

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.

Clinical professor receives 2023 Korey Stringer Institute Lifesaving Award for Service

Bud Cooper received the 2023 Lifesaving Award for Service from the University of Connecticut’s Korey Stringer Institute.

Clinical professor selected for inaugural cohort of CTL Fellows for Transformative Teaching Program

Allison Nealy was selected as a 2023-24 Fellow for Transformative Teaching in the University of Georgia’s Center for Teaching and Learning Fellows for Transformative Teaching Program.

Congratulations to the College’s 14 First Honor Graduates!

To be a First Honor Graduate, a student must maintain a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average throughout their undergraduate studies.

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.

Three College of Education students receive 2023 Presidential Award of Excellence

The award recognizes undergraduate students in their final year of study who demonstrate exceptional achievements in academics, extracurricular activities, or service.

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.

Amazing Student: Tyler-Curtis Elliott

Tyler-Curtis Elliott (B.A. ’20, B.S.Ed. ’20, M.Ed. ’22, Ph.D. ’25) researches the application of behavior analysis in schools and shares knowledge of the field in a variety of ways.

Minorities in Education student organization reestablishes on campus

Minorities in Education, a student organization that provides support and community to underrepresented teacher-preparation students, was last active in 2014.

Educational psychology student, alumnus receive national awards

An alumnus and current doctoral student in the College’s Department of Educational Psychology were recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists and the National Council on Measurement in Education.

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.

Faculty members receive 2023 American Psychological Association awards

Three faculty members in two departments were recognized for their research contributions.

Professor receives 2023 Research Council Distinguished Service Award from SHAPE America

Bryan McCullick, professor in the Department of Kinesiology, received the award for contributions to the organization’s Research Council.

Associate professor receives Teacher Educator of the Year Award from GMEA

Elaine Adams, an associate professor in the Department of Workforce Education and Instructional Technology, received the Teacher Educator of the Year Award from the Georgia Marketing Education Association.

Lecturer makes connections through language

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

School, counseling psychology doctoral students receive internship matches

This year, both the school psychology and counseling psychology programs reached a 100% match rate with doctoral students set to receive critical work experience in a range of areas and settings.

College funds receive grants from UGA’s Parents Leadership Council

Seven funds in the College were recently awarded with grants from UGA’s Parents Leadership Council to help support student areas of high need.

Utilizing ChatGPT in the classroom

Associate professor Xiaoming Zhai tests how ChatGPT writes, generates assessments, and provides feedback.

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.

Assistant professor awarded the 2023 Best Article Award by the Comparative and International Education Society

Katie Koo received the award for her article “‘It Is Not My Fault’: Exploring Experiences and Perceptions of Racism Among International Students of Color During COVID-19.”

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.

UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic receives UGA’s Bobbi Meeler Sahm Service and Outreach Award

Created by and named for UGA alumna Bobbi Meeler Sahm, the award funds outreach and public service collaborations between UGA and Athens community groups.

Assistant professor quoted in Education Week

Lauren Bagdy was recently quoted in Education Week about where teens are learning about climate change.

Kim named Omer Clyde and Elizabeth Pharr Aderhold Professor in Research Methodology

The professorship is funded by a gift from the family of the late President Aderhold.

UGA posts record $545.6M in R&D spending in FY22

The College of Education also experienced increases in R&D expenditures.

Amazing Student: Eun Young Yeom

Eun Young Yeom (Ph.D.’23) amplifies the experiences of students with similar backgrounds in her research.

Making a purposeful impact

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

Professor quoted on

Professor and graduate coordinator Cheryl Fields-Smith was recently quoted in an article outlining tips for Black families interested in homeschooling.

Study links social media, gaming addiction to emotions

According to a study by associate professor Amanda Giordano, adolescents who have trouble regulating emotions are most at risk.

Learning through visuals

Two recent papers from associate professor Logan Fiorella explore the effects of provided visuals for students on their explanations of concepts.

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.

Amazing Student: Shawntell Pace

Shawntell Pace (M.Ed. ’19, Ph.D. ’24) engages people across campus by creating a mental health space for Black women at UGA as well as facilitating workshops and care sessions for various campus and community groups.

Russian Flagship Program receives renewed funding

The Immersion in the Russian Language, Culture, and Communities in the Baltics program intends to shift back to Riga, Latvia in summer 2023.

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

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

Assistant professor selected for KAERA Early Scholar Program

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

College of Education graduate students and FACS interns collaborate on interprofessional education exercise

Graduate students in athletic training and speech-language pathology programs worked with dietetics interns.

Amazing Student: Rebekah Bobo

Rebekah Bobo (M.Ed. ’23) aims to make a difference as a speech-language pathologist.

Faculty members receive SACES awards

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

Professor edits two-volume handbook

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

Dyslexia video series co-developed by College of Education

Associate professor Kristin Sayeski developed content for the four-part video series.

Professor co-authors new policy brief to enhance elementary, secondary education

The National Education Policy Center recently released a policy brief by lead author Elizabeth DeBray, a professor in the College’s Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy.

Clinical professor quoted in NPR-affiliate story about heatstroke

Bud Cooper was recently quoted in a story by NPR affiliate station Montana Public Radio.

Inaugural visually impaired sport field day held at UGA

About 30 students from across Northeast Georgia filled Ramsey Center for the first visually impaired sport field day last month.

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

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

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.

Getting in the game

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

Associate professor receives two awards from GACTE

Associate professor Elaine Adams recently received two awards from the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education (GACTE).

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.

Cooper quoted in stories about heatstroke

Bud Cooper, clinical professor and clinical education coordinator, was recently quoted in multiple stories about the effects of heatstroke.

International Conference of AI-based Assessment in STEM held at UGA

Assistant professor Xiaoming Zhai recently co-chaired the International Conference of AI-based Assessment in STEM.

National speech language and hearing association receives 2022 Class Gift

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

Doctoral students in counselor education and supervision program receive national recognition

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

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

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

Abraham discusses creativity in APA Monitor on Psychology

Professor and Torrance Center director Anna Abraham spoke on creativity in a recent article from the American Psychological Association’s magazine Monitor on Psychology.

Amazing Student: Callie Dickinson

Callie Dickinson (B.S.Ed. ’22, M.S. ’23) spent her time at UGA as part of numerous athletic and academic organizations on campus.

Two College advisors win UGA’s inaugural Transfer Advocate Award

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

Congratulations to the College's First Honor Graduates!

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

Student speaker will highlight celebration in speech to 2022 graduates

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

Amazing Student: Charlotte Weng

Charlotte Weng (B.S.Ed. ’22) wants to show her students that math is valuable and interesting in its own way, a viewpoint that not everyone shares about the subject.

Kirk receives lecture award from SHAPE America

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

CABER mentioned in Red & Black for Autism Acceptance Month

The Center for Autism and Behavioral Education Research (CABER) was included in a recent Red & Black article highlighting Autism Acceptance Month.

Amazing Student: Melissa McGranahan

Melissa McGranahan (B.S.Ed. ’14, M.S.Ed. ’18, Ph.D. ’23) centers her research on the intersection of exercise and mental health—particularly for women, whom she noticed were often excluded in research despite having higher levels of mental health-related disorders and lower levels of physical activity.

Assistant professor develops COVID risk tools, featured in New York Times

Sponsored by a rapid grant from the National Science Foundation, assistant professor Cameron Byerley created COVID-Taser, a new online platform that predicts the risk of the virus.

Alvermann receives a Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award

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

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.

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

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

Active video games provide alternative workout

Study shows exergaming has positive health effects for people who don’t want to hit the gym

Luft co-edits new handbook on science teacher education

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

O’Connor and alumna write paper explaining effects of daylight saving time transition on marathon run performance

A new research paper co-authored by Patrick O’Connor, professor in the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, details the effects on marathon run performance when taking place on daylight saving time transition days.

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

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

Luft elected president of National Science Teaching Association

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

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

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

Amazing Student: Meg Kowalski

Meg Kowalski (B.S.Ed. ’21, M.S. ’23) balances academics and athletics at the University of Georgia. On the court, she represents the university as an NCAA All-American tennis player, while in the classroom, she recently graduated with her bachelor’s degree and began her master’s coursework through the Double Dawgs program for sport management.

Faculty members participate in interdisciplinary research pre-seed program

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

McCullick part of largest coach development survey undertaken in Irish Sport

Bryan McCullick, a professor in the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s department of kinesiology, participated in a research team that conducted the largest coach development study in Irish sport.

Assistant professor receives Deal Center grant

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

Athletic Association Professor named to Kennedy Center Next 50 list

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

College of Education faculty members awarded Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Associate professor quoted in New York Times about changes to sporting events hosted in China

Thomas Baker, an associate professor in the department of kinesiology, spoke on the future of holding sport events in China in a recent New York Times story.

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.

Clinical professor lends expertise to keep players safe during hot temperatures

Bud Cooper, a clinical professor in the department of kinesiology, helped advise the latest policies for the Georgia High School Athletic Association concerning high school players practicing in the heat.

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.

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.

Associate professor highlights screen-free ways to teach kids about scale

In a New York Times article, associate professor David Jackson provides a few alternative ways to teach kids about scale without the use of screens.

Amazing student: Zerian Hood

Zerian Hood (B.S.Ed. ’23) is the first in his family to go to college. Often juggling two or three jobs, he aims to be a beacon of hope for his family and other first-generation students.

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.

Associate dean receives UGA Public Service & Outreach Engaged Scholar Award

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

Associate professor's study on name, image and likeness (NIL) cited by ESPN

A new study co-authored by associate professor Thomas Baker found that the potential for NIL revenue, on average, was greater for female college athletes than males.

Children's problem solving extends beyond the brain

New research by associate professor Theodore Kopcha suggests that computational thinking in young children extends beyond the brain to include bodily movements and interactions with people and the environment.

Graduate student builds community for students

Ricky Belizaire, a master’s student in the department of counseling and human development services, advises the LGBT student ambassadors and PRISM, a discussion group for queer and trans people of color.

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.

NEA 'Big Read' grant brings graphic storytelling to life

Thanks to a recent “Big Read” grant award, Melisa “Misha” Cahnmann-Taylor will launch a series of readings, lectures and events focused on the works of famed American cartoonist Roz Chast.

Three kinesiology students receive NATA Research and Education Foundation scholarships

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

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.

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

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

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.

Professor's work touches classrooms across country

Logan Fiorella, an assistant professor in the department of educational psychology, focuses on the science of learning to support quality instruction.

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.

Three faculty accepted into UGA's Rural Engagement Workshop

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

Assistant professor receives OIBR Rising Star Award

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

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.

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

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

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.

Congratulations to our five First Honor Graduates!

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

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.

Associate dean discusses changes to teacher training programs with the AJC

Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett, associate dean for academic programs and professor of educational psychology, shared some of the changes the College has implemented to limit physical placements for teacher candidates during the pandemic.

Professor quoted on women's rights in Psychology Today

Laura Bierema, a professor in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, discussed how women’s lives are shaped by “life’s hidden curriculum."

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.

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.

Clinical assistant professor discusses tutoring program, combines service learning with hybrid teaching

David Chiesa recently discussed a new tutoring program that brings together undergraduate and graduate students in the College to help children improve aspects of communication.

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.

From the expert: Tips on lecturing with a mask

Nina Santus, a clinical assistant professor in the department of communication sciences and special education and the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic, shares her tips for lecturing while wearing a mask.

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.

Fields-Smith receives AESA Critic's Choice Book Award

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

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.

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

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

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.

Assistant professor quoted on college football financial losses

With football season fast approaching, the financial impact of a cut-back season could be staggering. However, it’s still too early to know exactly how much money could disappear, said Steven Salaga.

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.

Clinical professor discusses sport safety in the summer heat

Although the fate of fall sports is up in the air due to the pandemic, workouts, practices and games are still taking place outside in the heat. Bud Cooper discussed how athletes can stay safe in the heat with The Weather Channel.

$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.

Professor creates racial equality education project

Bettina Love, the Athletic Association Professor in Education and founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network, calls for more radical reforms to the country’s educational system.

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.

Love named UGA Athletic Association Professor in Education

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

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.

Professor discusses unconventional learning settings in response to COVID-19

While universities across the globe prepare for online or face-to-face learning during COVID-19, Stephanie Jones says there is a lack of thought in the all-or-nothing approach to teaching.

Two faculty awarded 2020 Sarah H. Moss Fellowships

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

Alumna receives Leon Bradley Scholarship to continue work in anti-racist education

Elaine Liu (B.S.Ed. ’20) received a Leon Bradley Scholarship to continue her work in anti-racist education and promote well-being in elementary school classrooms.

Torrance Center director edits handbook that explores human imagination

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

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

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

The Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars' inaugural teach-in will provide information about homeschooling Black children

Cheryl Fields-Smith has seen a dramatic increase in homeschooling inquiries due to COVID-19. Because of these increases, she co-founded Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars.

Associate professor appointed to Economic Security Task Force in Atlanta

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

Assistant professor awarded National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

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

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.

Professors discuss effect of COVID-19 on education

Stephanie Jones and Hilary Hughes, faculty members in the College’s department of educational theory and practice, participated in UGA’s Ask Me Anything series on Thursday, May 21.

Examining social justice through theory and education

Briana Bivens, a third-year doctoral student, works in the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and advocates for local groups through community organizing.

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.

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.

Associate professor appointed to international books award committee

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

UGA professor emeritus co-authors new book on democratizing education

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

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.”

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.

Reshaping the narrative: An opportunity for justice

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

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

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

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.

Leaving a footprint in the Latinx community

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

Assistant professor named 2019 Psychonomic Society Fellow

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

Professor receives 2019 AESA Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Research through community service

Two kinesiology professors are the first to publish research on the comparison of youth tackle and flag football head impact biomechanics.

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.

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.

Professor quoted in AJC on youth encounters

Teenage colloquialisms usually come and go, but one phrase has Stephanie Jones concerned about the culture of relationships today.

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.

Associate professor speaks at back-to-school event

Bettina Love highlighted the district’s goal to ensure all mixed-race and African American students succeed in the classroom.

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.

Exercise alleviates ADHD symptoms, according to College study

Professor Patrick O’Connor found that young men with symptoms of ADHD could benefit psychologically from short workouts—similar to the benefits enjoyed by typical adults who work out.

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.

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.

Associate professor discusses school desegregation in the South

Sheneka Williams was quoted by ABC News on school integration efforts in the South. Communities may support desegregation, but oftentimes, they don’t want to shuffle their kids around for racial balance, she said.

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.

Building community with technology

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

Online degree program broadens career path for South Georgia teacher

Online degrees such as the BSEd in Special Education help students like Frederick Mohl increase their classroom expertise.

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.

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.

Doctoral student wins national fellowship

Maritza Y. Duran, a second-year Ph.D. student in the department of counseling and human development services, has been awarded the Minority Fellowship through the American Psychological Association.

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.

Meeting their match: Doctoral psychology students receive internship placements

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

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

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

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: 'You never stop growing'

Cedric Sanders is pursuing his doctorate after decades of gaining life experiences in corporate America, law enforcement, and education.

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.

Students get expert lesson in restorative practices

National expert drops by high school class to offer encouragement and examples.

Graduate student's research wins prize at conference

Lashawn McNeil, a second-year doctoral student, received the graduate student presentation prize at the annual Research Association of Minority Professors conference.

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.

Sport management student combines passions for sport, analytics

Foundation Fellow Ben Starks has a laser focus on his goal of combining his passion for analytics and basketball for a career in professional sports. If that doesn’t work out, there’s always secretary of state.

Robotics-based lessons find new audience in Honduras

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

Kinesiology lab assists student researcher on his path to medical school

Terry McHugh’s path at UGA has taken him from a neuroscience lab to Walter Reed Medical Center, all leading to his goal of serving others as a doctor.

New study on learning by teaching highlighted by

Assistant professor Logan Fiorella and Richard Mayer, an educational psychologist, found in a recent study that exposing K-12 students to learning by teaching strategies can significantly improve grades.

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.

Fellowship allows graduate student to pursue picturebook research

Doctoral student Eun Young Yeom is a recipient of a national fellowship to support research into children’s literature.

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.

Event series uses art to explore our differences

Programs culminate in powerful retelling of award-winning book, ‘Citizen.’

Students gain career skills through Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta

Weeklong preview event for fans offers opportunities for UGA sport management students.

Professor, student honored by sports medicine organization

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

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.

Assistant professor reconsiders Pre-K 'fade-out' effect

Walker Swain discusses whether high-quality early grade teachers can help the Pre-K effect, or the benefits children receive from attending Pre-K, last longer.

Kinesiology researcher receives UGA's 1st Churchill Scholarship

The award funds American students as they pursue a one-year master’s program in science, mathematics and engineering at the University of Cambridge in England.

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.

Graduate student wins applied behavior analysis poster contest

Kavya Kandarpa, a master’s student in the department of educational psychology, won a poster contest hosted by the Georgia Association for Applied Behavior Analysis.

UGA, Putnam County teachers work to create new model for lessons

Project uses images from the National Archives to drive project-based learning.

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.

Faculty member joins editorial board of flagship counseling journal

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

End-of-semester event blends art, education and research

Student showcase highlights issues in education through performance.

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

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

Sport management student receives UGA Disability Resource Center scholarship

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

Doctoral student wins 2018 Georgia Women's Chess Championship

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

College partnership uses literacy to build bridges

New activities in Parkview Homes’ community center offer experiences to residents, UGA students.

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.

Graduate student featured as part of event celebrating athletes' activism

Marques R. Dexter’s keynote was part of a week of presentations, film screenings and other events marking the games when Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists on the medal stand.

Doctoral student honored by Sarasota, Fla., NAACP

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

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.

Associate dean honored with career award

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

Paper co-authored by professor, alumna recognized among year's best

‘Black Lives Matter: A Call to Action for Counseling Psychology Leaders,’ recently received the Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity Award from the Section for Ethnic and Racial Diversity.

Class benefits pre-health students, disabled community members

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

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.

Professor lends expertise on how bias becomes bullying

Professor lends expertise on how bias becomes bullying.

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.

Associate professor featured in NBC short film on home schooling

Cheryl Fields-Smith explains why more African-American families are home-schooling their children.

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

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

Faculty member honored by alma mater

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

Study shows sports betting drives viewership

According to a study by Steven Salaga in the department of kinesiology, viewers stay tuned to games longer when either team has a chance to cover the point spread.

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.

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

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

Graduate student honored as 'emerging leader' in counseling field

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

Associate professor quoted on summer teacher training and development

Theodore Kopcha highlighted the importance of evolving the teacher training experience in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Counseling psychology doctoral student wins McBee Award

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

Professor emeritus, 80, provided support for cutting-edge UGA facility

College of Education faculty member Jack Razor, who was instrumental in the construction of the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities at the University of Georgia, has died. He was 80.

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.

Welsh focuses on policy, equity, discipline issues across district

Richard O. Welsh, assistant professor in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, became a district-wide professor-in-residence in January.

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.

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.

'Inquiry fair' highlights teachers, candidates

More than 70 teacher candidates in the early childhood and middle grades programs shared inquiry projects in a gallery walk format and talked with UGA faculty and mentor teachers and administrators.

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.

Former military find a home at the College of Education

The next generation: A growing number of veterans now call the College home.

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.

Professor challenges 'Lean In' in wake of #MeToo movement

Laura Bierema was quoted by CNN Money on the book’s message of women’s workplace empowerment.

College is home to year's top UGA advisors

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

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.

New study examines link between school choice policies and gentrification

Households are far more likely to gentrify communities of color when school choice options expand, according to assistant professor Walker Swain.

Graduate student shares expertise on NCAA panel

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

Instructional technology professor recognized for teaching excellence

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

Professor leads next revision of association's ethics code

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

Professor says student engagement is a sign of 'flourishing'

Amy L. Reschly, a professor in the department of educational psychology, was recently cited in the Harvard Business Review for her expertise in student engagement.

Professor emeritus, 85, investigated productive rehabilitation procedures

Former psychology professor Jerold Bozarth, who integrated research activities with contributions to practitioners and community organizations, passed away on January 25, 2018. He was 85.

Associate professor works to refine school assessments for students

Laine Bradshaw was recently featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for her work on a pilot program that will help refine school assessments for Putnam County School District.

$3.3 million grant to help children stay active with virtual reality

Thanks to a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, an interdisciplinary team of UGA researchers will introduce a new virtual reality system to help promote physical activity among children ages 6 to 10 year olds.

Graduate student helps middle-schoolers embrace sense of self

The dissertation project P.O.I.S.E. has become a grounding point for African-American young women.

Doctoral student honored for his mentorship

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

$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.

How one educator revived her enthusiasm for the classroom

In the AJC’s Get Schooled blog, professor Peter Smagorinsky has been following one Georgia teacher’s journey since she was a student at UGA.

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.

Student speaker's path follows circuitous route

Sammie Napierala approaches her speech to fall graduates similarly to how she has approached other challenges in her educational journey: Just roll with it.

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.

Gov. Deal appoints 3 with College ties to state board

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

Assistant professor quoted on test-based accountability

Richard Welsh was recently quoted by the AJC on Georgia’s new scoring system proposal.

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 science of teaching

Julie Luft wants science teaching to be fun and engaging, and as a result she also was tapped to help faculty at UGA make the most out of the gleaming new space.

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.

Professor emeritus, 74, shaped and defined field of student affairs

Roger B. Winston Jr., professor emeritus in the department of counseling and human development services, who contributed over more than 20 years in the field of student affairs, died on November 4, 2017, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 74.

Love of technology by design

A Coca-Cola First Generation Scholar during her four years as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia, Enid Truong found her connection in the College of Education.

Giving a population its voice

Faculty and graduate students in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services are reaching out to local immigrant and Spanish-speaking populations to help them get the counseling services they need.

Accentuate the positive

Katherine Raczynski draws from her extensive research in bullying prevention to work with schools and educational organizations across Georgia to improve school climates.

Counseling psychology professor focuses on giving back to community

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

Doctoral student receives BFSO Founders' Award from UGA

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

Clinical assistant professor named 2017-2018 Service-Learning Fellow

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

State-of-the-art lab opens for athletic training students

A new donation helps enhance the learning experience by funding realistic mannequins to help simulate injuries and examinations.

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.

Assistantship helps research on African-American male success

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

Associate professor quoted on religion in schools

Kevin Burke was recently quoted on how teachers are prepared to teach religion in schools.

3 faculty members recognized for teaching excellence

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

New patent perfects muscle mitochondria test for diseased populations

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

Professor honored with Excellence in Education Award from alma mater

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

Professor named president-elect of school psychology society

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

Educational psychology professor Marty Carr helped children excel in mathematics

Marty Carr, a professor in the department of educational psychology, who dedicated her career to researching the development of mathematics literacy in young children, died on July 30, 2017. She was 59.

First artist-in-residence blends sustainability with education

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

Family's love of education pays off

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

CNN visits College for report on dyslexia

Associate professor Jennifer Lindstrom is featured in a segment examining assistive technologies for dyslexia.

Assistant professor quoted on estimated value of Houston Rockets

Steven Salaga explains why the team’s ability to create positive buzz with ticket sales and TV ratings is essential for creating stability.

Learning on the job

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

Clinical assistant professor honored by international board

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

Doctoral student receives 2017 NAACP Image Award

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

New grant uses abstraction as a guiding principle for learning

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

Graduate student wins Boren Fellowship, plans study in Haiti

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

Russell Yeany, dean emeritus of the College of Education, 1941-2017

Russell Yeany, professor emeritus and former dean of the University of Georgia College of Education, died May 5 from kidney complications. He was 76.

Passion for education helps student sew new skills

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

Graduate profile: 'This country has offered us so much'

Experiences as a newcomer to the United States help connect this future TESOL teacher to her students.

Professor's summer residency will help improve literacy in Mexico

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

Meet a #COEgreatgrad: Heather Higuera

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

College of Education faculty and alumni honored at 2017 AERA meeting

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

Meet a #COEgreatgrad: Kelsey Brown

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

Meet a #COEgreatgrad: Daniel Schoon

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

Graduate profile: Meeting teachers where they are

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

Clinical associate professor receives 2017 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Award

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

Exploring microaggression in science education

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

Associate professor receives university's highest early career teaching honor

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

Graduate students recognized for excellence in teaching

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

Athletic Association Professor receives 2017 Creative Teaching Award

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

Amazing Student: Miranda Williams

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

Science education professor honored by national organization

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

Mathematics education professor honored by Texas A&M

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

Kinesiology professor recognized for work with undergraduate research

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

Exchanging expertise

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

Researchers develop test to evaluate muscle health

New low-cost tool evaluates individuals with neurological injuries and illnesses.

Professor honored by UGA's African Studies Institute

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

Exercise program helps seniors make connections

UGA-based study aims to educate while testing what motivates some to exercise

Three graduate students receive awards from international conference

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

Mativo among faculty honored for 'heartfelt commitment'

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

English education professor to serve on new research advisory panel

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

Assistant professor selected as ACPA Emerging Scholar Designee

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

Professor honored with 2017 Outstanding Alumna Award from alma mater

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

Sport management faculty member named Research Fellow

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

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.

Research project helps graduate student dive into community's needs

First-ever needs assessment of Latina/o community helps Ruben Atilano gain perspective on the people he may serve as a counselor.

Associate professor develops assessment tool

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

Clarke County Mentor Program honors doctoral student

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

Career Center honors extend to faculty, grad students across departments

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

Convocation: Students urged to find value in small change

More than 200 graduate during Convocation, Commencement ceremonies.

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).

Professor named Sachs Distinguished Lecturer in residence at Columbia University

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

Graduate students help high schoolers learn beyond the written word

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

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.

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.

Professor named a Research Thought Leader by the Innovation Collaborative

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

Kappa Delta Pi elects new president; leadership council

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

Students honored by UGA Black Faculty and Staff Organization

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

Professor named co-editor of journal Voices from the Middle

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

Cris Escalera: 'Education can change your life'

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

Kinesiology student heads to her second Olympics

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

Alumna selected as an inaugural Mellon Faculty Fellow

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

Daigle elected to editorial review board of flagship counseling journal

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

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.

Smagorinsky: Should schools designate unisex restrooms?

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

Professor receives Trueba Award from AERA

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

Yli-Piipari quoted in Washington Post on validity of conducting research studies with mobile phones

According to Yli-Piipari, researchers can do very little to prevent participants from entering fake data with mobile apps, such as Apple’s ResearchKit.

Mission complete! Robotics competition lands successfully for 2nd year

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

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

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

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

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

Doctoral student receives national research fellowship

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

Three students receive UGA's Presidential Award of Excellence

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

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.

Three students inducted into UGA's Arch Society

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

Professors quoted on academic expectation, graduation rates among black students

Louis Castenell and Jim Garrett examine whether lower expectation for black students may effect graduation rates at both the high school and college level.

Creating a chain of positivity

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

Doctoral student organizes first sports forum for women

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

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

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

Professor recognized for work on diversity, equity

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

A passion for discovery

Student researcher Becky Baltenberger tackles muscle fatigue and upcoming graduation.

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.

Capuozzo quoted on rarity of males in early childhood education

Clinical assistant professor Bob Capuozzo serves as a mentor to male students majoring in early childhood education.

Professor appointed to ILA's research panel; literacy journal

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

Kinesiology professor receives award from the Office of International Education

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

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

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

Kinesiology professor receives 2016 Engaged Scholar Award

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

Senior lecturer receives 2016 Creative Teaching Award

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

COE faculty members recognized during 2016 Honors Week

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

Graduate students receive poster award from College's research conference

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

Graduate student competes for new national award

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

Kinesiology faculty member honored by American College of Sports Medicine

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

Study finds exercise can help enhance diabetic medication

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

COE alumna elected president of NSSLHA

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

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

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

'The Big Read' fills Athens with poetry this April

Professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor has lined up a slate of readings, lectures, hands-on events and performances as a way to intertwine the work of Robinson Jeffers with the culture and landscape of the South.

Student finds 'Treasure' with sustainability grant

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

Student named one of country's top physical education majors

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

Runco explains why electric brain stimulation is "complicated"

Can zapping your brain with electricity boost creativity? Professor Mark Runco weighs in on a growing movement that’s taking the Internet by storm.

Leap year still leaves our calendars off

This month’s extra day will go a long way in bringing our clocks and calendars back in line, says a University of Georgia mathematics education researcher, but the result is still not perfect.

Graduate named 2016 ACTE Teacher of the Year

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

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

Associate professor studies growing unschooling movement

Cheryl Fields-Smith was recently quoted in the Christian Science Monitor about the growing unschooling movement among African American families.

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.”

CIS instructor receives service-learning teaching award

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

Professor receives academic excellence award from NASPA

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

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.

Three faculty members selected as Service-Learning Fellows

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

Professor receives lifetime achievement award

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

New faculty grant seeks next generation of active learning

Glickman Challenge Grant for Project-Based Learning aims to link classroom lessons with a larger goal.

Doctoral student receives $3K dissertation grant

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

Nearly 100 take part in fall convocation ceremony

Nearly 100 newly minted graduates of the University of Georgia College of Education walked during the College’s convocation ceremony on Dec. 18.

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.

Graduate student receives scholarship from national organization

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

Booklet helps guide STEM instructors in new UGA center

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

Professor's new book examines policies affecting rural education

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

Professor selected as an inaugural UGA Special Collections Libraries Faculty Fellow

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

For kinesiology student, medical school is next on agenda. Sleep? Not so much.

Not only is Marjorie Butler a starter for the University of Georgia’s women’s basketball team, but she’s balancing her studies with another rigorous process—applying to medical school.

'Transparent' is clear in its message, appeal

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

LEAP professor selected to join first cohort of LEEAD scholars

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

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

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

Educational psychology professors start new blog for Psychology Today

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

Professor co-authors new book; examines how teachers act, think, talk

Joseph Tobin’s new book looks beyond lesson planning and examines how teaching is shaped by ways of communicating.

Former student honored for work in educational measurement

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

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

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

Undergraduates' animation finds its way to California classrooms

Students delve into topics such as poverty, disasters and electricity using stop-motion films

Kinesiology labs play a role in successful CURO initiative

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

Undergrad's study adds insight to her future career

Most students wait until they are in graduate school before beginning a research project. But not Zoe Yurchuck.

Student finds a common denominator with calculus, coaching

As a dual major in mathematics education and mathematics, Schoon can unite his passions for math, teaching and coaching as a high school math teacher.

Class ensures fitness for everyone

Wellness program blends research, outreach to benefit all involved.

New report examines the effects of local school diversity plans

Elizabeth DeBray recently co-published a new report analyzing the impact of a little-known federal grant aimed at promoting school diversity.

Professor emerita inducted into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship

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

New system helps teachers gain back valuable instruction time

Research helps teachers reclaim time lost transitioning to a new subject while increasing student focus.

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

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

Student shows dedication on and off the field

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

Professor co-edits new book; mentioned in top publications

​Kathleen deMarrais, professor and department head of the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, recently co-edited a book that contains 20 insightful TFA testaments.

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.

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

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

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