Connections - Fall 2013
Dean David H. Monk, Professor Jim Nolan, and retired Administrative Support Coordinator Suzanne Harpster were recognized by PAC-TE.
Congratulations to eight outstanding alumni of the College, winners of 2013 Alumni Society Awards.
Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen presides on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. She has served on the bench for six years in her current capacity and possesses more than 30 years of experience in the judicial system.
Gay Krause is executive director of the Krause Center for Innovation (KCI), located at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, Calif. She has extensive experience in offering professional development programs to K-14 educators as well as experience as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, and principal.
For nearly 70 years, the College of Education’s CEDAR Clinic has served two important purposes at Penn State: as a facility that provides services to clients as well as a supervised training center for graduate students.
The College of Education named Stephanie Knight as the new associate dean of undergraduate and graduate studies.
The Waterbury Summit brought education leaders and researchers to University Park to explore the challenges of the Next Generation Science Standards.
The College of Education will host the interdisciplinary conference Education and Civil Rights, Historical Legacies, Contemporary Strategies and Promise for the Future, along with a related graduate student symposium, on June 6 and 7, 2014.
Faculty and Staff News
Faculty Research Features
Garces Files Amicus Curiae in Supreme Court Case
Liliana Garces, assistant professor of education and research associate at the Center for the Study of Higher Education, served as counsel of record for the Civil Rights Project at UCLA in an amicus curiae, or friend of the court, brief filed for a case that was argued Oct. 15 before the United States Supreme Court.
Hooper Develops Web-Based System to Help Children Learn to Read
College of Education professor Simon Hooper is helping to develop a web-based system to help children learn to read.
Finding What Improves Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities
In her recent research, Deirdre O'Sullivan, an assistant professor in the College of Education, explores the factors that can contribute to improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities.
Clarifying Dispositions in Teacher Education can Lead to Better Teaching
According to recent research by Deborah Schussler, associate professor of education, building an awareness of dispositions in teacher education can help future teachers to be better prepared and morally sensible.
Web-based Tutoring System Helps Students with Reading
Research from Professor Bonnie Meyer shares how a web-based tutoring tool is helping improve reading comprehension among fourth and fifth graders.
John Roberts, assistant professor of education, shares in his new book how a process of observing teachers in action can increase the collective learning of educators.
Welcome to new staff members Drew Stodart, Tiffany Benner, Mary Pearce, Heather Harter, Jane Moore, and Gary Abdullah.
Review the latest faculty/staff presentations, publications, grants, and grant proposals.
Laura Mincemoyer Egan, the fall 2013 student marshal, will be honored during commencement on Saturday, December 21, at 12:30 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center.
Three students from the College's rehabilitation and human services major are working on Penn State's New Student Orientation team.
The education and public policy (EPP) major in the College of Education helps students become skilled and effective policy experts in education at the local, state, and federal levels through coursework and internships.
Stephen Payne, STEP's president, said that his student organization is helping students to engage with their major and each other.
The TIPS Program in the College of Education offers $31,000 per year to students interested in pursuing their doctorate in special education.
College of Education Students are an interesting and varied lot. Ten of them shared their unique summer experiences.
A virtual museum created by a Penn State College of Education alumnus William Diehl will be featured as a part of the 75th anniversary of the International Council for Open and Distance Education.
Upcoming Maymester Courses
Two courses that focus on Native American culture and history offer students a life-changing educational experience.
The Philadelphia Urban Seminar, which provides students a 2-week teaching experience in urban schools, runs from May 18–June 1 and is now accepting registrations.
Facts about the Rural Bedford Seminar in Bedford County.
Review the latest research by our students.
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