Office of International Studies in Education Edition

Education law scholar named associate dean for academic, student affairs

Education law scholar named associate dean for academic, student affairs

Kristine L. Bowman, a leading scholar of education law, has been appointed associate dean for academic and student affairs in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Bowman stepped into the role, overseeing matters of curriculum, advising and accreditation for undergraduate and graduate students, on August 26, 2019 for a five-year term. Since 2007,… Read More »

Wawrzynski named Pillar of the Profession

Wawrzynski named Pillar of the Profession

Associate Professor Matthew Wawrzynski was recognized for his distinguished career during the recent 2019 NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education conference. Wawrzynski received one of the highest honors for the association when he was named a Pillar of the Profession. The Pillars are notable figures in the field, recognized for their contributions as leaders,… Read More »

Chudgar earns nearly $1 million in funding for international research

Chudgar earns nearly $1 million in funding for international research

Amita Chudgar is exploring marginalized youth’s experiences in secondary education around the globe through a nearly $1 million grant as a recipient of the 2018 Lyle Spencer Research Award.  Presented through the Spencer Foundation, the award recognizes ambitious research aimed at improving education. Chudgar’s research fits the bill. The project, which will begin in fall… Read More »

Remembering Rwanda: MSU commemorates genocide, plans events for change

Remembering Rwanda: MSU commemorates genocide, plans events for change

Early April through mid-July 1994 marked a tragic event in history: The beginning of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, which saw losses of more than a million lives, mostly minority Tutsi killed by the majority Hutu populations. Today, 25 years later, although the recovery of Rwanda has been impressive, the scars are prevalent across… Read More »

25 years, and still No. 1!

25 years, and still No. 1!

Many things have changed over the past quarter century. But, year after year, Spartan educators have continued to prove that Michigan State University leads the nation in elementary and secondary education. This year, the MSU College of Education community can celebrate once more. U.S. News & World Report has ranked MSU #1 in elementary and… Read More »

60 years of international tests: What can we learn?

60 years of international tests: What can we learn?

A new book from Michigan State University’s William Schmidt recounts the history of international efforts to understand the role of schooling, in particular the curriculum, and its relationship to student achievement. It also gives the world insights to make test results more powerful for the future. “Schooling Across the Globe: What We Have Learned from… Read More »

Cantwell co-edits book on international politics in higher education

Cantwell co-edits book on international politics in higher education

Michigan State University scholar Brendan Cantwell is co-editor, and a contributing author, to a new publication that aims to underline the importance of understanding higher education politics, and its growing role in society. The “Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education” (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018) is a global effort, with chapters from international scholars on… Read More »

Global connections: Richmond named Fulbright Specialist

Global connections: Richmond named Fulbright Specialist

Professor Gail Richmond is taking her expertise and research to Israel in summer 2018 as part of her new designation as a Fulbright Specialist. Richmond traveled overseas in May to connect with, collaborate with and learn from educational and community leaders. She is primarily based at Technion — Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, where she… Read More »

Cárdenas Curiel earns Outstanding Dissertation award

Cárdenas Curiel earns Outstanding Dissertation award

Lucía Cárdenas Curiel was recognized as the first place winner for an Outstanding Dissertation by the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). Cárdenas Curiel, new to the Michigan State University College of Education faculty in fall 2017, was celebrated for her May 2017 dissertation: “Texturing with Multimodal Texts Across Content Areas: A Translanguaging Multiliteracies Approach to… Read More »