Tag Archives: Heller

National rankings: Only education school with five top-2 programs

National rankings: Only education school with five top-2 programs

For an amazing 19th year in a row, Michigan State University has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for both elementary and secondary education! The College of Education at MSU also now ranks No. 15 overall — up from No. 16, according to the latest graduate school rankings compiled by U.S. News & World… Read More »

MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking in education

MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking in education

Education Week blogger Rick Hess has named four Michigan State University faculty members to the Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, an annual listing of scholars known for making significant contributions to national debates in education. College of Education Dean Donald Heller was ranked No. 76 on the list (up from No. 83 last year). Rebecca Jacobsen,… Read More »

Heller joins DePaul University Board of Trustees

Heller joins DePaul University Board of Trustees

Donald E. Heller, dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University, has been named to the Board of Trustees of DePaul University in Chicago. His term on the board, which serves as the governing body for the private university, started this fall and lasts three years. The board includes 46 members. “I’ve long been… Read More »

Melissa Phillips to lead college’s fundraising efforts

Melissa Phillips to lead college’s fundraising efforts

Melissa Phillips has joined the Michigan State University College of Education as senior director of development. She started on Dec. 3, 2012, and will focus on major gift fundraising. In this key leadership position, Phillips will work closely with Dean Donald Heller and Associate Director of Development Julie Bird to reach philanthropic goals established by… Read More »

Jacobsen, TE 250 team honored for excellent service-learning

Jacobsen, TE 250 team honored for excellent service-learning

The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement at Michigan State University has honored several faculty members in the Department of Teacher Education for their efforts to provide future teachers with meaningful, community-based learning opportunities. TE 250 team One award will be presented to the outstanding faculty team that teaches and coordinates Teacher Education 250, an… Read More »

Dean Heller testifies before Congress on college access

Dean Heller testifies before Congress on college access

College of Education Dean Donald E. Heller will testify before Congress this week on the issue of college affordability. Heller is one of five witnesses called to a panel that will be testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on July 19, 2012. The hearing, “Making College Affordability a… Read More »

Dean Heller to discuss financial role in postsecondary education

Dean Heller to discuss financial role in postsecondary education

The national Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance has invited Michigan State University College of Education Dean Donald Heller to present a seminar on “The Role of Finances in Postsecondary Access and Success.”  The program is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon May 2, 2012 in 252 Erickson Hall. This seminar is part of a larger series… Read More »

Dean Donald Heller shares perspectives on higher education policy

Dean Donald Heller shares perspectives on higher education policy

When it comes to the future of higher education across the U.S., there are no easy answers. That was the message of Michigan State University College of Education Dean Donald Heller, speaking in downtown Lansing April 19 before a group of noted educators and policymakers. “In the years to come, institutions of higher education are… Read More »

Schneider voted president-elect of AERA

Schneider voted president-elect of AERA

Barbara Schneider, John A. Hannah Chair and University Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and Department of Sociology at Michigan State University, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Her term as president starts at the conclusion of the 2013 Annual Meeting, after one year of service as president-elect. Schneider… Read More »

Heller featured on MSU Today show with Simon, Hollis

Heller featured on MSU Today show with Simon, Hollis

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Athletic Director Mark Hollis welcomed College of Education Dean Donald Heller  to their monthly MSU Today radio program, which is now featured on the Spartan Podcast. Their conversation focuses on critical areas such as urban education, problems facing our public education system and Heller’s vast background of experience… Read More »