Tag Archives: higher education

In memoriam: Legendary golf coach Bruce Fossum

In memoriam: Legendary golf coach Bruce Fossum

Former Department of Kinesiology associate professor and legendary Michigan State men’s golf coach Grover “Bruce” Fossum died recently. He was 86 and a resident of Okemos, Mich. Fossum spent 30 years teaching at MSU and authored two books: “GOLF” and “Golf Made Easier Not Easy.” He is remembered by those within the MSU athletic community… Read More »

Amey honored by NASPA

Amey honored by NASPA

Department of Educational Administration Chairperson Marilyn Amey has been selected to receive the Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member. Given yearly by the NASPA – Student Affairs in Higher Education, the award recognizes those who are a personal inspiration to graduate students, have served on doctoral committees and have… Read More »

MSU awards seed-funding for autism research

MSU awards seed-funding for autism research

Michigan State University has awarded seed-funding for six multi-disciplinary research projects to explore new approaches to autism, intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities. College of Education researchers, most from the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE), will serve as principal and co-investigators on three of the six major projects. These researchers are: Connie Sung, assistant… Read More »

In memoriam: Perry Lanier

In memoriam: Perry Lanier

Professor Emeritus Perry Lanier, a pioneer involved with many ground-breaking initiatives in teacher education, died on Jan. 31, 2014 at age 80. Lanier received a PhD from the University of Oklahoma, and joined the MSU faculty in 1967, after teaching as a mathematics specialist for six years at the upper elementary level. The Elementary Intern Program… Read More »

Alumnus appointed president of UW System

Alumnus appointed president of UW System

Michigan State University College of Education alumnus Raymond (Ray) W. Cross, has been appointed the seventh president of the University of Wisconsin System. Since 2011, Cross has served as chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension, and his responsibilities included academic, development, administrative and financial aspects of both institutions. Cross was appointed… Read More »

Six MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking

Six MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking

Education Week blogger Rick Hess has named six 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. MSU Education Policy Center co-director William Schmidt has been ranked at No. 58, and Hannah Distinguished Professor Barbara Schneider has been… Read More »

In Memoriam: Norman Stewart

In Memoriam: Norman Stewart

Norman Stewart, former Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE) distinguished professor, died Nov. 29 at age 82. For more than 40 years, Stewart served as professor emeritus of special education and education psychology. Stewart joined the faculty in 1964 and retired in 1999. He also spent time teaching overseas. Funeral services were held Dec.… Read More »

Shahjahan elected to two international boards

Shahjahan elected to two international boards

Assistant professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education Riyad Shahjahan has been appointed to two boards—both influential in the field of international education. Shahjahan will serve as member-at-large for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Council on International Higher Education. He will also sit on the editorial board for Policy Futures in Education,… Read More »

Tough standards needed for U.S. math teachers

Tough standards needed for U.S. math teachers

Rigorous standards for math teacher preparation are needed to improve the quality of future math teachers in the United States – and the overall math instruction in K-12 schools, argues a Michigan State University scholar. New research led by William Schmidt shows some teacher education programs in the United States rank among the best in… Read More »

Heller co-edits new book

Heller co-edits new book

Student financing in higher education is the topic of a new book co-edited by Michigan State University College of Education Dean Donald Heller. By examining financial aid trends in different parts of the world, Heller and co-editor Claire Callender contribute to an understanding of how these global trends affect student financial aid costs. The text… Read More »