School of Education News

Tue
Jul
11
JoAnn Heckroth Jansen, who received her bachelor’s degree in physical education from UW-Madison in 1957, still plays basketball today at the age of 82. Her team, the San Diego Splash, was recently featured in an ESPN.com video report. “An amazing group and lots of fun,” Jansen says. “The Wisconsin Spirit stays with you.”
Mon
Jul
10
WISCAPE and MadREP have released a summary report from the Apr. 26 forum on the future K-16 education in Wisconsin.
Mon
Jul
10
People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to a new UW-Madison study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. First author Ryan Dougherty is a graduate student studying under the direction of Dane Cook, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and a co-author of the study. Ozioma Okonkwo is the senior author.
Fri
Jul
07
UW-Madison’s LaVar J. Charleston was named assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement and success at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Charleston currently serves as assistant director and a senior research associate at Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB). Charleston, an alumnus of the School of Education, also teachers courses with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He will assume his role at UW-Whitewater on July 24.
Thu
Jul
06
UW-Madison’s Bianca Baldridge is the lead author on a new paper that appears in the Review of Research in Education about community-based educational spaces. The paper explains how community-based educational spaces such as after-school programs and community-based youth organizations "have a long history of interrupting patterns of educational inequity and continue to do so under the current educational policy climate." Co-authors on the paper are Nathan Beck, who received a master's degree from the Department of Educational Policy Studies, and Juan Carlos Medina and Marlo A. Reeves, both of whom are current Ph.D. students with the department.
Wed
Jul
05
Video from ​the June 27 talk, “​The UW Odyssey Project: Achieving Dreams Through Higher Education,” hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Wed
Jul
05
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner and Loyola University Chicago’s Bridget Turner Kelly co-authored a paper for the most recent edition of the Teachers College Record that is headlined, “Finding a Voice in Predominantly White Institutions: A Longitudinal Study of Black Women Faculty Members’ Journeys Toward Tenure.” Winkle-Wagner is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and a faculty affiliate of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education.
Wed
Jul
05
In a new summer course at UW-Madison, undergraduate students and lifelong learners will take a “deep dive” into studying “Hamilton: An American Musical,” the record-breaking Broadway hit that takes a fresh look at the lives of the founding fathers. “Hamilton,” which was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (who also played the lead), won 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It also broke the record for most money made in a week by a Broadway show this past November, grossing $3.3 million in just one week. Continuing Studies and the School of Education’s Department of Theatre & Drama are partnering to offer the course.
Mon
Jul
03
Each year, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) presents awards to the most deserving members of the financial aid profession and higher education community. And among those recognized this year is UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman, who received the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill for his contributions to the body of research on student financial aid. Hillman was recognized for his research “focused on the relationship between financial aid and educational opportunity, particularly for underrepresented students. His work on performance-based funding has challenged conclusions among funders and policymakers that the policies are effective."
Mon
Jul
03
UW-Madison’s Andrew Ruis is the author of a newly released book titled, “Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United States.” Ruis is a researcher with the Epistemic Games Group housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, which is part of the School of Education. Ruis' book "explores the origins of American school meal initiatives to explain why it was (and, to some extent, has continued to be) so difficult to establish meal programs that satisfy the often competing interests of children, parents, schools, health authorities, politicians, and the food industry."
Fri
Jun
30
UW-Madison’s Stephanie Budge co-authored four papers comprising a “Major Contribution” that was recently recognized by The Counseling Psychologist with an Outstanding Paper Award. Budge and co-authors received this prestigious honor for their research articles examining a range of topics related to transgender individuals and communities. Budge is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
Thu
Jun
29
UW-Madison’s David Bell on Tuesday received the 2017 New Investigator Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation. Bell was recognized at the NATA Clinical Symposia in Houston. The New Investigator Award, according to the foundation’s website, “recognizes a researcher who is likely to continue to make significant contributions to the body of knowledge in athletic training and health care.” 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).
Wed
Jun
28
UW-Madison’s Regina Fuller was recently awarded a prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. These fellowships are administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. Fuller is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Wed
Jun
28
Recent graduates of UW-Madison’s Art Department Jeremy Nuttall and Elizabeth Thorp are recipients of the International Sculpture Center's (ISC) Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards. The ISC created this annual award program to "recognize young sculptors and to encourage their continued commitment to the field," said a press release. Nuttall and Thorp both received their Master of Fine Arts degrees earlier this year.
Tue
Jun
27
UW-Madison’s Dawn Crim was recently profiled by Madison’s local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, for her numerous community service and outreach efforts. Crim has served as the School of Education’s associate dean for external relations since 2011 but is leaving her post at the end of June to take a leadership position with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
Mon
Jun
26
A letter to the editor authored by UW-Madison’s Bailey Smolarek that takes a critical view of the so-called “skills gap” was recently published by The Capital Times. Smolarek is an assistant researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research within the School of Education. She also is an alumna of the School, having earned her Ph.D. from the No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in May 2016.
Sun
Jun
25
Adam Corkery, Ryan Dougherty and Kathleen Miller, graduate students with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology, were honored by the American College of Sports Medicine for their scientific abstracts/posters at the ACSM Annual Meeting in Denver May 30 to June 3.
Fri
Jun
23
UW-Madison's Matthew Hora was quoted in an article from EdSurge on the recent push for apprenticeship programs and President Donald Trump's executive order for the U.S. Labor Department to streamline the process of establishing such programs. Hora is director of WCER's Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions.
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.

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