UW–Madison’s Jackson named to Rupple-Bascom Professorship

September 15, 2021

Jerlando F.L. Jackson chairs the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and is the director and chief research scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB).

School faculty and staff reunite at traditional ‘Welcome Back Bash’

September 8, 2021

It was a beautiful late summer day for members of the School of Education community — many used to seeing each other only in boxes on their computer screens — to reunite for the traditional Welcome Back Bash for faculty and staff, in the North Plaza of the Education Building overlooking Lake Mendota, on Thursday, Sept. 2. While enjoying a full tailgate lunch, and picking up T-shirts tagged with the phrase “Lead and Inspire,” attendees took a break from their workdays to catch up with colleagues and kick off the new school year. 

SERP scholars to present final research presentations on July 29

July 22, 2021

Students in the Summer Education Research Program (SERP) will present their culminating research presentations on Thursday, July 29, via Zoom. SERP is a 10-week summer research opportunity, sponsored by the UW–Madison School of Education and Graduate School, that provides traditionally underrepresented undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in independent research.

LaVar Charleston named UW–Madison’s next chief diversity officer 

June 22, 2021

LaVar Charleston, an innovative leader and accomplished researcher with nearly two decades of experience related to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education, has been named to lead UW–Madison’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Since June 2019, Charleston has served as the inaugural associate dean for equity, diversity and inclusion in the School of Education.

Samantha Becker to join OEDI team

May 11, 2021

After a nationwide search, the School of Education's Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has named Samantha Becker (she/her) as the inaugural equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) director of teaching and learning innovation. Becker will begin her role on May 24.