2017-18 Edition

Doctoral Degree Recipients, Fall 2016-Summer 2017

Doctoral Degree Recipients, Fall 2016-Summer 2017

The following individuals received doctoral degrees from the College of Education in the program areas and during the semesters noted. To see photos from doctoral convocations, visit the MSU College of Education flickr site: flickr.com/msucollegeofed Fall 2016 Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education Xueying Ji Prawat Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy Christopher Burke Reimann Dwi Agus… Read More »

Spartan Connector: Improving the Future for Flint’s Children

Spartan Connector: Improving the Future for Flint’s Children

Long-time educator helps build a brighter future for Flint’s youngest children behind the scenes By Nathan Burroughs When Mary Barkley started working on a strategy to give new parents in Flint a newborn literacy bundle, she discovered something surprising: three different groups were working on providing newborn services, but they weren’t talking to each other.… Read More »

Cover Stories: Crossing Paths

Cover Stories: Crossing Paths

Their dreams of educational greatness started on the border, and converged on the campus of MSU By Nicole Geary Jessica Gonzalez and Madeline Mavrogordato are two Spartans living their dreams. Jessica is a senior at Michigan State University on her way to becoming the first in her family to graduate from college. Her heart is… Read More »

Cover Stories: An Obstacle in Her Path

Cover Stories: An Obstacle in Her Path

Why Jessica isn’t majoring in elementary education–and what state policy makers need to know By Nicole Geary What does it take to be a great teacher? Passion? Hard work? Standardized test scores? When Jessica Gonzalez, an Honors College student, applied to the Teacher Preparation Program at Michigan State University early her sophomore year, she took… Read More »

Cover Stories: Paving Pathways

Cover Stories: Paving Pathways

Undergraduates take many different journeys on campus, but one thing is certain—every new Spartan can succeed By Nicole Geary The spirit of Spartans Will has always applied to students. It is the belief that everyone who is admitted to Michigan State University has the ability to succeed on campus—no matter their race or socioeconomic background.… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: The Power of Peer Educators

Faculty Viewpoint: The Power of Peer Educators

How can peer educators help address mental health on campuses? By Matthew Wawrzynski Associate Professor Department of Educational Administration mwawrzyn@msu.edu Of the almost 20 million students enrolled in colleges and universities across the United States, many are engaged in cocurricular experiences and serve in leadership roles. Some of these student leaders, often referred to as… Read More »

New Faculty Members, 2017-2018

New Faculty Members, 2017-2018

The Department of Teacher Education welcomed two new faculty members for the 2017-18 academic year. In their own words, they share the impact that they hope to make at Michigan State University. Lucía Cárdenas Curiel, Assistant Professor Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin Area of impact: Enhancing linguistically diverse students’ learning experiences “My research highlights new types of intellectual… Read More »

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Alumnus and former Professor Glenn D. Berkheimer died Jan. 25, 2017. He earned an Ed.D. in Curriculum (1966) before joining the MSU faculty with joint appointments in the College of Education and the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center, housed within the Colleges of Education and Sciences and Arts, from 1966-93. In the 1970s, he co-authored… Read More »

Alumni News and Notes

Alumni News and Notes

Graduates Inducted To Athletics Hall of Fame Each year, Michigan State University inducts several Spartans into the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame, celebrating key moments and individuals in the university’s history. Three College of Education alumni were among the five inducted on Sept. 30, 2017. Robert Apisa, B.S. ’69 (Physical Education), was recognized twice with… Read More »

Alumni Profile: Global Problem Solver

Alumni Profile: Global Problem Solver

How the drive to make an impact is motivating an alumna’s research By Lauren Knapp There was a problem: Online graduate students at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL) were struggling to find where to go for what and who to call when. And then, Christina Yao created a solution through collaborative innovation. Yao, a… Read More »