September-October 2013

October 2013

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.

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.

Playing the Lead on the Stage and in the Classroom

Andrew Adamietz, a College of Education senior studying secondary education, played the lead in a community theater production of “Les Miserables” this summer, a confidence-boosting experience full of teaching and learning.

Student Mentors Children in Hospital Over Summer

Katie Haskins, a junior studying rehabilitation and human services, got a new perspective on children thanks to her internship at Cumberland Hospital last summer.

Alumnus Builds Online Museum of Distance Education

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.

Student Dances Her Way to Her Dreams

Yvonne Winborne, a College of Education senior studying childhood and early adolescent education with a minor in dance, has a lifetime passion for education and dance that took her on an incredible journey across the globe this summer.

Learning the Language: Student Spends Summer in Ecuador Teaching English

Tara Perpignan, a senior studying special education, spent her summer teaching English to students in Ecuador, which helped her become a better teacher.

Working as Camp Counselor, Student Finds True Passion

While working at a camp, undergraduate student Anna Boettcher found her true passion for special education, a passion she plans on carrying into her graduate work.

Student Works with English-Language Educators in Africa

Colleen Shaughnessy, a doctoral student in the College of Education, spent last summer working in Africa as an English language specialist.

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.

September 2013

Krause Receives the Alumni Fellow Award

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.

Allen Honored with Alumni Fellow Award

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.

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.

CEDAR Clinic Provides Services to Clients and Training for Penn State Students

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.

College of Education Names New Associate Dean

The College of Education named Stephanie Knight as the new associate dean of undergraduate and graduate studies.