School of Education News

Wed
Aug
07
UW-Madison’s Malachy Bishop was featured in an interview from the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute (HDI). Bishop is the Norman L. and Barbara M. Berven Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. Bishop is also the former HDI director of research and development, holding that role from 2014 until 2018, when he took his current position at UW-Madison. Today, he still collaborates with HDI on some projects.
Wed
Aug
07
UW–Madison’s Michael Apple is receiving the 2018 Article of the Year Award from Educational Review. This honor is for his essay, “Rightist gains and critical scholarship,” which was published by the journal in January 2018. The award is selected by the national editorial board of the Educational Review. Apple, who is widely known for conducting groundbreaking work as one of the leading founders of the field of critical curriculum studies, is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies.
Tue
Aug
06
In Julie Underwood’s latest Under the Law column for Phi Delta Kappan magazine, she discusses three cases from the 2018-2019 Supreme Court term that have big implications for education. Underwood is UW–Madison's Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice. The three cases — American Legion vs. American Humanist Association (2019), Kisor vs. Wilkie (2019), and Department of Commerce v. State of New York (2019) — also reveal deep divisions in the U.S. Supreme Court, according to Underwood.
Mon
Aug
05
UW–Madison’s Martina Rau recently received a federal grant to examine how instructors can better utilize visuals to help students learn complex engineering concepts. The award of $300,000 is from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) grant program. Rau is an associate professor with the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Educational Psychology and the director of the Learning Representations and Technology Lab. She is partnering on this project with UW–Madison’s Barry Van Veen, the Lynn H. Matthias Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Mon
Aug
05
UW-Madison’s Faisal Abdu’Allah is featured in “Get Up, Stand Up Now,” a major exhibition celebrating 50 years of black creativity in Britain and beyond. Abdu’Allah is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Art Department. He works mostly in printmaking and installation, often raising questions of race and identity in relation to issues of cultural diversity and multiculturalism. “Get Up, Stand Up Now” is on display through Sept. 15 at the Somereset House in London.
Fri
Aug
02
UW–Madison alumna Mercy Agyepong accepted a position as an assistant professor of sociology of education at New York University. Agyepong, who earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies this past spring, will begin serving as a faculty member at NYU in September 2019. Her research examines the ways in which school context impacts perceptions and understandings of “Blackness” and “Africanness” in unique ways, with her dissertation titled, “Blackness and Africanness: Black West African immigrant students’ experiences in two New York City high schools.”
Thu
Aug
01
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple is receiving yet another honorary degree, this time from University College Dublin in Ireland. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. He will receive the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education, honoris causa, on Dec. 2, 2019 at UCD’s O’Reilly Hall. This marks the 14th time Apple will be receiving an honorary degree, or the equivalent.
Thu
Aug
01
A team of researchers, many with ties to UW–Madison’s School of Education, collaborated on an article recently published in The Review of Higher Education titled, “Connecting Identity with Research: Socializing Students of Color Towards Seeing Themselves as Scholars.” The report notes: “Findings revealed that intentional bi-directional socialization processes that incorporated students' backgrounds into their academic pursuits positively contributed to students' development as scholars."
Wed
Jul
31
UW-Madison’s Anthony Hernandez was awarded a prestigious 2019 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation Research Development Award. The Ph.D. student with the Department of Educational Policy Studies has an abiding passion for improving educational opportunities for Latinx students.
Wed
Jul
31
UW-Madison alumnus Marc Kornblatt recently produced a music video for the song “I See You,” which was written in support of the National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI). Kornblatt received his undergraduate degree in elementary education from UW-Madison’s School of Education in 2001. Kornblatt retired from the classroom following the 2014-15 academic year after a 16-year second career as a teacher. He now devotes his time to filmmaking.
Tue
Jul
30
Helping sixth graders see their concerns about measuring up in middle school as normal and temporary can boost grades and attendance, while reducing behavioral problems, a new study by UW–Madison researcher Geoffrey D. Borman shows. The brief, low-cost intervention, done early in the school year, also scales up easily for use by an entire school district.
Mon
Jul
29
Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) shared a report that notes the work of UW-Madison's Julie Stamm and the Department of Kinesiology's efforts to better engage with students in large lectures. Started in 2016, the Redesigning for Active Learning in High-Enrollment Courses (REACH) initiative at UW–Madison is aimed at increasing engagement and attendance in large lecture classes. While some teachers are choosing not to implement REACH in their classrooms, Stamm, who is an associate lecturer with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology, has embraced it in her human anatomy course that has several hundred students in it.
Fri
Jul
26
The Discussion Project is accepting applications for its various cohorts during the upcoming academic year. The idea behind the professional development series is that an engaging classroom discussion can be both a vital part of the learning process and a microcosm of the way we hope democracy functions. Yet a high-quality discussion doesn’t just happen — it takes structure, planning, practice, and skill to make it effective. The Discussion Project offers instructors tools to design and facilitate high-quality classroom discussions to prepare their students to participate in them.
Fri
Jul
26
UW-Madison’s Kelli Koltyn and Kevin Crombie recently participated in a symposium titled “Exercise and the Endocannabinoid System: Implications for Mental Health” at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Orlando, Florida. Koltyn is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, while Crombie is a graduate student with the department.
Thu
Jul
25
UW–Madison’s Robert Enright is receiving a 2019 Expanded Reason Award in recognition of his pioneering work on the power of forgiveness. This international award from the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid, Spain, and the Vatican Foundation Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, recognizes extraordinary teachers and researchers. Enright, a professor with the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Educational Psychology, is being recognized in the Expanded Reason Award’s research category for his book, “Forgiveness Therapy: An Empirical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope.”
Thu
Jul
25
UW-Madison’s Kevin Reilly co-authored an article in Change: The Magazine of Higher learning, about how faculty and quality instruction can increase the value of a college degree. The article, headlined "Creating Value," is co-authored with Penny MacCormack, the chief academic officer at the Association of College and University Educators, and David Brailow, the vice president for development at The Council of Independent Colleges.. Although graduation rates have steadily increased and students are consistently finding positive returns on higher education, there continues to be widespread doubt about the value of a college degree.
Wed
Jul
24
Faisal Abdu'Allah, a faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department, has partnered with other artists and physicists from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory to explore the intersection between art and science, the role of serendipity in our lives and the diverse ways we perceive and understand our universe. The exhibits integrate with the upcoming International Cosmic Ray Conference hosted by the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center in Madison July 24 to Aug. 1.
Tue
Jul
23
New Orleans CBS affiliate, WWL-TV, showcased “Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960,” a 2018 book authored by UW-Madison’s Walter Stern. He is a historian of education and an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies.Stern explains that it was evident to him at a young age that the city was segregated. According to Stern, schools had a strong hand in shaping the racial order and urban landscape of New Orleans.
Tue
Jul
23
Kelli Koltyn and Susan Andreae recently received a UW-Madison Contemporary Social Problems Initiative Award for their project titled “Enhancing Maintenance of Standing Up and Moving more in Older Adults.” Koltyn is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, while Andreae is an assistant professor with the department. Older adults spend most of the day in sedentary behavior increasing their risk for chronic health conditions, functional limitations, and premature mortality. Thus, there is a need for community-based interventions that reduce sedentary behavior and get older adults moving more throughout the day.
Mon
Jul
22
Cigdem Unal, director of UW–Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources, has been chosen by Exchange magazine to be a part of its newest cohort of Exchange Leaders. Exchange magazine, which promotes itself as “The Early Childhood Leaders’ Magazine,” since 2014 has been identifying and inviting early childhood leaders to join the Exchange Leadership Initiative. Those who accept the invitation apply and share with Exchange their vision, how they lead, and their determination. Unal was nominated by colleagues who recognized her outstanding efforts to support children, families and early childhood teachers on campus and in the greater Madison community.

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