Bell named next director of Wisconsin Center for Education Research

January 6, 2020

Courtney Bell will become the next director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), UW–Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess announced Monday, Jan. 6. Bell, who is currently a principal research scientist with Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world’s largest private, nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, will begin her new position July 1.

Feinstein is lead author on, ‘Three roles for education in climate change adaptation’

January 6, 2020

UW–Madison’s Noah Feinstein is the lead author on a new article published in the journal Climate Policy that explains how education can play an important role in helping society adapt to a changing climate. Feinstein is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The co-author on the report is K.J. Mach from the University of Miami.

UW-Madison’s Thompson helps write new APA guidelines for psychological practice

January 2, 2020

UW–Madison’s Mindi Thompson was part of a task force appointed by the American Psychological Association (APA) that wrote new “APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice for People with Low-Income and Economic Marginalization.” Thompson, an associate professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology and the clinical training director of the Ph.D. program in health service psychology, was one seven members of this APA task force. The guidelines were approved by the APA Council of Representatives and are now considered APA policy.

Rudolph’s ‘How We Teach Science’ receives Choice Outstanding Academic Title honor

December 30, 2019

A book from UW–Madison’s John Rudolph was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2019. Rudolph’s book is titled, “How We Teach Science: What’s Changed, and Why It Matters,” which was published by Harvard University Press. How We Teach Science book coverRudolph, a professor and chair of the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is an expert on the history of science education in American schools.

Zervou earns First Book Program award, has article published in ‘Futures of Dance Studies’

December 27, 2019

Natalie Zervou received the First Book Program award through the Center of the Humanities at UW-Madison to complete her manuscript "Choreographing the Greek Crisis: Performing National Identity in the Age of Austerity.” This award provides support to junior faculty in the humanities so that they may complete their manuscript projects. Zervou is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department. In addition to her award, Zervou's article "Walking Backward: Choreographing the Greek Crisis" was recently published in "Futures of Dance Studies."