News: April-June 2013
2013 Outstanding Faculty, Staff, and Students Honored
Bios of the 2013 Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards winners.
Student Teaching in India Offers a Variety of Lessons
Secondary education major Drew DiSario learned a variety of lessons while student teaching in Bangalore, India.
Meghan Littlejohn Named Spring 2013 Student Marshal for the College of Education
Meghan Littlejohn, an elementary & kindergarten education (K-6) major, has been named the Penn State College of Education Student Marshal for spring 2013.
Harris receives University's Distinguished Alumni Award
College of Education alumnus James T. Harris III will receive Penn State's highest award for an individual, the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Congratulations Faculty - Spring 2013
A compilation of faculty accomplishments in brief form.
Recent Faculty Research - Compiled April 2013
Review the latest faculty/staff presentations, publications, grants, and grant proposals.
Three College Faculty Members Recognized with University-Level Awards
Three faculty members from the College of Education have recently been recognized with University-level awards.
Ninety Years and Counting
Penn State's College of Education is celebrating its 90th anniversary in June. Join us as we reflect on ninety years of progress, innovation, and breakthroughs.
New Faculty Appointments
The College of Education is pleased to announce that three faculty members have begun tenure track, and one faculty member has been reappointed to department head.
Far-Reaching Positive Effects: Humphrey Fellowship Helps Participants Make Differences Around the World
The academic year for the eleven Humphrey Fellows who worked and studied at Penn State this year may be drawing to a close, but its effects will continue. These international professionals are excited to build on the skills and knowledge that they attained through the Humphrey Fellowship Program.
2013 Spring Commencement Speaker Comes Full Circle
Jhan Doughty Berry ’94g, '01g is thrilled, humbled, and honored to serve as the College of Education’s Spring 2013 commencement speaker at 1:30 p.m. on May 5 at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park.
International Partnership will Advance Learning Sciences
Penn State University and National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) have developed a collaboration to establish the Advanced Center for the Study of the Learning Sciences.
College of Education Students and Alumni are Making a Big Difference at a Little School
College of Education students, staff, and alumni continue to work closely with Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School, which is paying big dividends for both schools.
Gettysburg Area School District Wins Rural Education Award
Penn State’s Center on Rural Education and Communities (CREC), in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS), has announced the winner of the ninth annual Building Community Through Rural Education Award — Gettysburg Area School District.
Some Reflections on Teacher Education: A Dean’s Perspective
Call for Abstracts for Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Meeting
There is a call for abstracts for the 20th Annual Sociocultural Theory (SCT) and Second Language Learning (SLL) Research Working Group Meeting. The submission deadline is June 15.
Kathleen Bieschke Appointed New Department Head
Kathleen Bieschke will become the new department head for the Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education (EPCSE) department on July 1.
SPSEA Students Experience Urban Teaching in Chicago
Eleven SPSEA students from the College of Education participated in an urban teaching trip to Chicago this past semester, which included a visit to Erie Elementary Charter School, a bilingual charter school, and volunteer work at McCormick Elementary School.
College of Ed Doctoral Student Selected for Fellowship
Natasha Wilson, a special education doctoral student in Penn State’s College of Education, was selected to participate in the New York University (NYU) Postdoctoral and Transition program for Academic Diversity Fellowship.
Nelson editor of four-volume sports anthology
Professor Emeritus of Educaton Murry R. Nelson has edited a four-volume work that examines America's love affair with sports.
School and Hard Knocks
Hope Rogers, a junior in the College of Education, has a deep passion for teaching and learning, and rugby, all of which naturally overlap in this amazing student-athlete's life.
A Year Like No Other
College of Education seniors who participate in the Professional Development School spend an entire school year inside a local classroom where they receive extensive professional training and mentoring.
College of Education Response to the NCTQ Report
The College of Education responds to the recent National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) report.
Expressing Concern About Student Binge Drinking Can Influence Student Choices
A recent study and journal article featuring work by Jeff Hayes, professor of counseling psychology, explores how friends and relatives can positively influence students who binge drink.
Rethinking the Arts and Young Children
Gail Boldt, associate professor of education, co-edited a new book that discusses how the arts play an important role in the classroom.
Marcellus Shale Gas Boom has Uneven Results for Schools
The Marcellus Shale gas boom has produced uneven results for career and technology centers and K-12 school districts in the Marcellus footprint.
Progress Reports Can be Detrimental to Test Performance
A study reveals that feedback given to certain types of learners actually erodes their standardized test scores.
New Degree Emphasis Focuses on Mental Health in Schools
Elizabeth Mellin, associate professor of education, said that the College's latest master's degree in counseling is especially important given the emerging national dialogue on school mental health.
Recent Renovations Create New Learning Spaces
Upgrades to two of the College of Education's buildings, Chambers and CEDAR, will create new math lab and clinic.
Promotion and Tenure and Leadership Appointments
The College of Education is proud to announce that a number of faculty members have received appointments, promotions, and/or tenure.
Helping Create Global Citizens of a Diverse World
Jeanine Staples, associate professor of education, shares how the Philadelphia Urban Seminar, as it has grown, has helped more students find their passion for urban teaching.
Graduate Student's Proposal for Google Glass is Accepted by Google
Sam Sennott, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Education, has been accepted into Google's latest test group to develop an accessibility tool for people with a wide range of disabilities.
College of Education Students Support New Student Orientation
Three students from the College's rehabilitation and human services major are working on Penn State's New Student Orientation team.
Join the College of Education on LinkedIn
Alumni, faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the College's professional group on LinkedIn.
Academic Leadership Academy Prepares Higher Ed Leaders, Sets Stage for Penn State-Indian Partnership
The Center for the Study of Higher Education in the College of Education hosted the fourth Academic Leadership Academy, which aims to provide practical administrative knowledge and skills to academic administrators.
College of Education planning alumni tour to England, France
The Penn State College of Education and Penn State Alumni Association are teaming up to offer alumni a chance to go on a 10-day trip to England and France.