Wawrzynski named Pillar of the Profession

May 7, 2019
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 »

Templeton joins Emerging Leader cohort

May 7, 2019
Templeton joins Emerging Leader cohort

Emerald Templeton was one of seven to join the NASPA Emerging Faculty Leader Academy Cohort in March 2019. Templeton, who joined MSU’s faculty in 2018, will take part in the one-year program to help build her knowledge and experience in her career. “I am looking forward to working with the cohort, expanding my repertoire and… Read More »

Making the Road by Walking It: Dorinda Carter Andrews named TE department chair

May 6, 2019
Making the Road by Walking It: Dorinda Carter Andrews named TE department chair

Renowned Michigan State University scholar and Associate Dean Dorinda Carter Andrews will become the chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education on May 16, 2019. Carter Andrews will assume the leadership role from Professor Margaret Crocco, who is retiring after five years as chair. Carter Andrews is the first African American woman to lead the… Read More »

Meet the student commencement speakers

May 1, 2019
Meet the student commencement speakers

Two graduating seniors were selected to address their fellow Class of 2019 graduates during the College of Education undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 5 at the Breslin Center. Jessica Kwalli, a Kinesiology major from Southfield, Mich., and Andrew Drenth, an Education major from East Jordan, Mich., will each take the stage to reflect on their… Read More »

First MSU College of Education Ford Foundation Fellow named

April 29, 2019
First MSU College of Education Ford Foundation Fellow named

Chezare A. Warren, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education, has received a 2019 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, the first in the college’s history. Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships are highly competitive with only one or two awarded to education scholars each year. The goals of the fellowships are to increase diversity of the nation’s… Read More »

New book provides strategies for tough classroom conversations

April 26, 2019
New book provides strategies for tough classroom conversations

A new publication from Assistant Professor Donna Rich Kaplowitz provides strategies and best practices to conduct difficult dialogues about race within the classroom. “Race Dialogues: A Facilitator’s Guide to Tackling the Elephant in the Classroom” (Teachers College Press) is new in May 2019 and focuses on facilitating dialogues to help promote understanding, empathy and collaboration… Read More »

Chudgar earns nearly $1 million in funding for international research

April 23, 2019
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 »

Undergraduates present research, win awards

April 18, 2019

Nine undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards at the 2019 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 5, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. More than 1,000 undergraduate students from all degree-granting… Read More »

Remembering Rwanda: MSU commemorates genocide, plans events for change

April 16, 2019
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 »

More Michigan students taking, passing advanced math

April 11, 2019
More Michigan students taking, passing advanced math

Michigan high school students are going above and beyond the required math curriculum, likely an effect of the state’s graduation requirements, finds new research from Michigan State University. The Michigan Merit Curriculum, which went into effect with the class of 2011 and requires students to take four years of math, at least up to algebra… Read More »