School of Education News

Tue
Apr
24
UW-Madison's David Bell will be featured on a Capital Times-sponsored panel on May 8 titled "Should high schools be in the sports business?" Bell is an assistant professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program and the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL). The Department of Kinesiology is housed within the School of Education. The panel will explore questions of high school sports as a focus of community life in Wisconsin, and how that role has changed in "an era of elite club teams, brain injury concerns and education reform."
Mon
Apr
23
UW-Madison alumna Muriel Simms was featured by The Capital Times in an article headlined: "The Simms principle: Muriel Simms worked to make Lincoln Elementary a better place for kids of color." Simms earned her master’s degree in 1975 from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2002. Simms worked as the principal of Lincoln Elementary School from 1988 through 1994. As a principal, Simms worked to empower disadvantaged students, engage parents and had a philosophy of multicultural teaching and project-based learning.
Fri
Apr
20
The School of Education hosted its ​annual Partners in Education Banquet and Recognition Program on Thursday night, April 19, with this year's celebration taking place at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. The event is a special thank you to the many PK-12 school professionals who open their classrooms to provide field experiences for UW-Madison student teachers and practicum students. During the program, the School presented its annual Rockwell Awards for Cooperating Personnel and recognized its Teacher Education Alumni Award winners. School of Education Dean Diana Hess and Field Experiences Coordinator Nancy Kuehn delivered remarks and thanked the School’s many valuable partners, while music educator Chris Gleason gave the keynote presentation. In addition, the School recognized Associate Dean for Student Services Jeff Hamm for his distinguished service.
Fri
Apr
20
UW-Madison's Walter Stern recently published an op-ed in The Advocate examining voting rights for people on probation and parole, and the history of Louisiana's 1974 Constitution. Stern is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies. His research focuses on the historical intersection of race and education in the urban United States. His current book project, “Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960,” will be published by Louisiana State University Press in May 2018.
Fri
Apr
20
Jerry Apps​, a UW-Madison professor emeritus of agriculture and an alumnus of the School of Education, is publishing his autobiography, "Once a Professor: A Memoir of Teaching in Turbulent Times." Apps received his Ph.D. from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 1967. In the book, Apps tells his stories from his years teaching at UW, from 1957 through 1995, including his experiences during the 1960's protests, struggles of tenure, faculty governance and trying to secure funding for research and academic programming.
Thu
Apr
19
Earlise C. Ward, an alumna of the School of Education and a leader with years of experience in both healthcare and helping the community, will become the next director of UW-Madison's Morgridge Center for Public Service. Ward, an associate professor at the School of Nursing, will begin her new role in January 2019. Ward has been with the School of Nursing since 2007. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology in 2002. Ward will replace Kathy Cramer, who stepped down as the faculty director and returned to a full-time position as a professor in the Political Science department. Lisa Chambers, associate director, is serving as interim director.
Thu
Apr
19
UW-Madison's Michael W. Apple has recently delivered several presentations during his travels to Chile and Brazil. He gave an address at the book launch to honor the publication of the Spanish edition of his book, "Can Education Change Society? " in Santiago, Chile. He also gave the Paulo Freire Memorial address at Universidad Technologica Metropolitana in Santiago. Apple then went on to give addresses on "Can Education Change Society?" and "The Politics of a National Curriculum" at universities in Porto Alegre and Itajai in Brazil.
Thu
Apr
19
UW-Madison's John Diamond is a featured grantee on the Spencer Foundation website. In a current project, Diamond is "expanding his knowledge of district-level leadership, gaining a more practical understanding of how district leaders work for equity in demographically diverse settings, and deepening his knowledge of how race and class matter for leadership in contested spaces." He continues to build collaborative relationships between UW-Madison and the Madison Schools in his role as the faculty lead of the Forward Madison Initiative and committee member of the Madison Education Partnership.
Wed
Apr
18
The Department of Kinesiology's Adapted Fitness and Personal Training program is hosting an open house on Thursday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UW Natatorium. The open house will highlight the great work being done in the Adapted Fitness and Personal Training program, and there will be keynote speakers on the top of each hour.
Wed
Apr
18
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced April 18 that three faculty members from UW-Madison were elected to the 2018 class of members, including the School of Education’s Gloria Ladson-Billings. Founded in 1780, the American Academy honors leaders in science, the arts, business and American life. Other members elected this year include former president Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and actor Tom Hanks. Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin and Martin Luther King, Jr. are among those previously recognized by the Academy.
Wed
Apr
18
Simone Doing and Max Puchalsky are among three groups that were chosen as finalists in the UW-Madison Arts Business Competition for their work, "Off the Wall." Doing and Puchalsky are master of fine arts candidates in the School of Education's Art Department. "Off the Wall" is a nighttime, outdoor screening series of contemporary video art from a wide range of artists at various points in their careers, to be shown in Madison in August 2018. The finalists will present their proposals on Friday, April 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The presentations are free and open to the public and will take place in the Plenary Room in Grainger Hall.
Wed
Apr
18
UW-Madison's Lisa Cadmus-Bertram's expertise was recently featured by WalletHub in an article about the Boston Marathon. Cadmus-Bertram is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. She directs the Wisconsin Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab. Cadmus-Bertram answered two questions in an "Ask the Experts" section, along with a panel of other selected experts in the article.
Tue
Apr
17
This year's annual Dance Department H’Doubler student concert “from within” will be performed April 19-21 at the Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall on the UW-Madison campus. The concert will feature the contemporary dance works from student choreographers John Paul Alejandro, Kimi Evelyn, Amanda Graziano, Elisa Hildner, Aliya Mayers, Megan Schimke, Alice Svetic, Annee Welbel, Sam Welbel and the Sophomore Cohort.
Tue
Apr
17
Rebecca Kautz's master of fine arts thesis exhibition, "Green Shag," will be on display from April 21-27, with a reception on April 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. and a performance at 7 p.m. Kautz is an MFA student with the UW-Madison School of Education's Art Department. In the exhibition, Kautz uses kinesthetic movement with roots in contemporary dance and performance art to explore conceptual and social concerns, as well as non-linear narratives of power, sexuality and identity development in adolescence. Kautz uses the domestic scene to examine its simulation of broader social hierarchies.
Mon
Apr
16
UW-Madison alumnus Mike Kruse was named a 2018 Principal of the Year by State Superintendent Tony Evers and Association of Wisconsin School Administrators Executive Director Jim Lynch. Kruse earned an education specialist certification from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2004 and ​has ​worked as the principal at Stoughton High School since 2008.
Mon
Apr
16
UW-Madison's John Diamond recently gave a presentation in Evanston, Illinois, that was featured in The Daily Northwestern. Diamond is the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Diamond and Amanda Lewis, a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, presented their research from their book, "Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools." Diamond spoke about two dynamics in particular that contribute to inequality in high-achieving schools: opportunity hoarding and organizational routines.
Fri
Apr
13
UW-Madison graduate student Laura Hamman is receiving the Graduate Student Travel Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Bilingual Education Research special interest group (SIG). Hamman is pursuing her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She expects to complete her degree this year.
Fri
Apr
13
UW-Madison's Elizabeth Jean Younce will present her master of fine arts thesis exhibition from April 16 through April 28 at the Tandem Press Apex Gallery. The exhibition, "Bestiary," is a collection of fine art prints and involves the physical collection of natural specimens from forests, prairies and bodies of water. In her work, Younce explores the ideas of fear and being overwhelmed and deconstructs the concept of being a fertile being by examining the parallels between the evolution of plants, animals and humans.
Thu
Apr
12
UW-Madison’s Andrew Winterstein and Timothy McGuine are being inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame, which is the highest honor awarded by WATA. Winterstein is a distinguished clinical professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, where he directs the university’s highly regarded Athletic Training Program. McGuine is a distinguished scientist with the Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and is an alumnus of the School of Education.
Thu
Apr
12
UW-Madison alumna Julie Posselt, who earned her master’s degree in educational policy studies from the School of Education in 2002, is receiving the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award. Posselt’s research program, rooted in sociological and organizational theory, examines institutionalized inequalities in higher education and organizational efforts aimed at reducing inequities and encouraging diversity. Posselt is an assistant professor in the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.

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