School of Education News

Thu
Jun
22
Extraordinary members of the UW-Madison faculty were honored during this past academic year with awards supported by the estate of professor, senator and regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908). And among the 34 faculty members from across campus being recognized with a Vilas professorship is the School of Education’s Bernadette Baker. Baker, a professor with the No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was one of 11 faculty members to receive a Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award. These mid-career honors recognize research and teaching excellence, with the award providing flexible research funding for one year.
Thu
Jun
22
UW-Madison’s Alexandra Carl is one of six students from across the country to be named a 2017 Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellow (UGREF) by the American Physiological Society (APS). Fellowship recipients spend the summer in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member, with the UGREF program recruiting undergraduate students worldwide. Carl conducts research with UW-Madison’s Jill Barnes, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Wed
Jun
21
UW-Madison is hosting the 36th annual Wisconsin Literacy Research Symposium June 22-23 at the Lowell Center. This annual event, formerly know as the Wisconsin Reading Research Symposium, is one of the strongest regional forums for nationally recognized researchers to share their cutting-edge work in the field of literacy education. In line with the Wisconsin Idea, the symposium is designed to benefit literacy educators from across the state. This year's theme is "The New Literary Studies 21 Years Later: Education as the Design of Social Futures." Two of the event's keynote speakers are from the School of Education: Dean Diana Hess and Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings.
Tue
Jun
20
The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), a new project at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research within the School of Education, works to improve research-focused mentoring relationships at all career stages in higher education.
Mon
Jun
19
UW-Madison’s Andrew Winterstein is being awarded the 2017 Sayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished Educator Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Executive Committee on Education. This prestigious honor recognizes individuals who follow Miller’s example and exemplify excellence in the field of athletic training education. Winterstein is a clinical professor with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology and is director of its Athletic Training Program.
Fri
Jun
16
UW-Madison's Christine Pribbenow received a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea grant for the project titled, "Do You Play Fair? Addressing Bias in K-12 Educational Settings." Pribbenow works within the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research. She was awarded the grant along with Molly Carnes with the School of Medicine and Public Health. This project aims to close disparities between black and white students by lessening implicit bias.
Thu
Jun
15
UW-Madison alumna Lorena Mancilla is now serving as the Director of WIDA Early Years. WIDA is housed within the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research. WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for children and youth who are culturally and linguistically diverse through high quality standards, assessments, research and professional learning for educators. Mancilla recently earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Mancilla has been with WIDA since 2010.
Wed
Jun
14
UW-Madison’s Laura P. Minero is featured in the June 2017 edition of Monitor on Psychology, a magazine from the American Psychological Association (APA). Minero is a Ph.D. student with School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology who is advocating for undocumented immigrants like herself and pushing forward on her research on undocumented LGBTQ individuals.
Tue
Jun
13
UW-Madison’s David Williamson Shaffer is the author of a recently released book that puts forth a groundbreaking new science for understanding what people do and why they do it titled, “Quantitative Ethnography.” Shaffer explains that his latest publication is a methods book that gives investigators the tools they need to bridge the gap between quantitative and qualitative research in the age of big data. Shaffer is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Sciences with the Department of Educational Psychology, and is director of the Epistemic Games Group in WCER.
Mon
Jun
12
Educators from around the state will be on the UW-Madison campus Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to noon to take part in an annual teacher research symposium at the Discovery Building's DeLuca Forum. The event is free and open to the public, and provides the approximately 70 teacher-researchers involved with projects this year an opportunity to share their findings and connect with other passionate educators involved in research from across Wisconsin.
Sun
Jun
11
NPR used the expertise of UW-Madison's Julie Mead to put in perspective Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ recent testimony before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee. DeVos was asked repeatedly about whether she would prohibit private schools from discriminating against children with disabilities and LGBTQ students under a federal voucher program. Mead is a professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who researches and writes about topics related to the legal aspects of education.
Fri
Jun
09
The Spring 2017 edition of 'The disAbility Advocate" -- an annual newsletter for alumni and friends of the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education -- is now available. This year's cover story looks at a collaborative project between UW-Madison, Virginia Commonwealth University and a range of business partners examining best practices for hiring and retaining workers with disabilities.
Fri
Jun
09
More than 300 people gathered June 2 at UW–Madison’s Gordon Commons for Wisconsin’s first statewide Prenatal-to-Five Summit. Attendees included practitioners, early childhood professionals, scholars and community members of varying backgrounds. The one thing all had in common was a passion for helping children and families in Wisconsin live better lives. The event — “Elevating the Early Years through Access and Equity” — was hosted by the Center for Child and Family Well-being in the School of Human Ecology, in partnership with the School of Education and several other schools and colleges at UW–Madison, UW System administration, and UW-Extension.
Fri
Jun
09
UW-Madison alumna Dr. Le Ondra Clark Harvey is the featured webinar in the most recent edition of the American Psychological Association's PsycCareers e-newsletter. Clark Harvey earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology in 2010. Clark Harvey currently works as ​a Chief Policy Consultant for the California State Legislature. In the featured webinar, Clark Harvey talks about how she uses her psychological background to inform and guide lawmaking, and how she bases policy decisions on psychological and health science.
Thu
Jun
08
UW-Madison's Rachelle Winkle-Wagner co-authored a recent peer-reviewed article examining racial discourse surrounding the “Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin” Supreme Court case, which challenged the consideration of race in the college admissions process at that university. The report is co-authored with V. Thandi Sulé, an associate professor at Oakland University, and Dina C. Maramba, an associate professor at Claremont Graduate University. The article, which appears in the journal Equity & Excellence in Education, is titled, “Who Deserves a Seat? Colorblind Public Opinion of College Admissions Policy.”
Thu
Jun
08
UW-Madison's Julissa Ventura recently published an article in the Association of Mexican American Educators Journal about creating a community-based space in a Latina/o youth group. Ventura is a doctoral student in the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. The article explores the "construction of a youth-led, grassroots Latino youth group in a mid-sized, Midwestern city." In the group, Latino youth shared their experiences and knowledge alongside adult community allies while developing social awareness.
Wed
Jun
07
Dr. James Baugh, an early director of UW-Madison’s Five Year Program and an alumnus of the School of Education, died on April 20, leaving a legacy of support and service that continues on campus today. “I’ve had a lot of different jobs, but the most fulfilling was when I worked with the Program,” Baugh said last summer. “I saw how you can take students and provide academic support, give them encouragement, and they become successful, they get confidence and they soar. I saw that up close and I had a hand in it.”
Wed
Jun
07
UW-Madison alumna Rita Verma received the ANAHEI Research Leadership Award: Global Issues, from the 2017 Global Conference on Education and Research. Verma received this honor for her book, “Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship: Narratives From the unofficial Curriculum.” The book was inspired by Verma’s work in the community and in the classroom, and her passion for teaching social studies education and peace studies at Adelphi. Verma received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s departments of Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum and Instruction in 2004. Today she is an associate professor at Adelphi University in New York.
Tue
Jun
06
At least 21 UW-Madison graduates, students, faculty or staff are members of Mad Rollin' Dolls (MRD), including the School of Education's Jenni Hart. MRD is Madison's flat-track roller derby league. Hart is the office manager for the Education Outreach and Partnerships office within the School of Education. Hart's position within MRD as head coach of the Dairyland Dolls was featured in a recent On Wisconsin magazine story about how MRD is helping expand and redefine what it means to be a woman athlete.
Mon
Jun
05
UW-Madison alumna Suzanne Rosenblith has been named dean of the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education. Rosenblith received a Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies in 2001. Rosenblith currently works as an associate dean and professor at Clemson University. The appointment at the University ​at Buffalo is effective July 1. She is widely known for her research on the relationship between religion and public schooling.

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