Category Archives: College News

Paris to lead research committee on English teaching

Django Paris, assistant professor in the Michigan State University Department of Teacher Education, has been appointed chair of the Standing Committee on Research for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). His three-year term will begin after the organization’s 2013 Annual Convention scheduled for November 21-26, 2013 in Boston. With 35,000 members worldwide, NCTE… Read More »

Greenhow awarded Lilly Fellowship

College of Education faculty member Christine Greenhow has been selected to be part of the 2013-2014 Lilly Teaching Fellows Program. The fellowship provides tenure-stream faculty at Michigan State University with an opportunity to engage in a yearlong exploration of the robust scholarship on effective practices in university teaching. The program is designed to support fellows… Read More »

Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

Guofang Li has been elected to the Literacy Research Association’s (LRA) board of directors. Li, an associate professor of second language and literacy education in the Department of Teacher Education, is one of two Asian Americans to ever be elected to the board of directors of the LRA. Li will serve a three-year term. The… Read More »

Schmidt receives international fellowship to study PISA

William Schmidt is among four researchers worldwide named as Thomas J. Alexander Fellows by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He is the only scholar from the United States selected for the fellowship, a new program focused on improving education quality and equity. The fellowship is named in honor of Thomas J. Alexander,… Read More »

Teaching intern named best in Michigan

College of Education graduate Elizabeth Gutowski has been named the 2012 MATE Student Teacher/Intern of the Year. This is the third consecutive year a College of Education student has been chosen for the honor. Each year, the Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (MATE) sponsors a contest to identify and award a Michigan student teacher or intern.… Read More »

PhD candidate awarded $20,000 dissertation grant

Rachel Ayieko, a PhD candidate in MSU’s Curriculum, Instruction & Teacher Education (CITE) program, has been awarded a $20,000 dissertation grant by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Ayieko’s dissertation, “The Influence of Opportunity to Learn to Teach Mathematics: A Comparative Study,” focuses on STEM work using… Read More »