Michigan researchers receive $5M grant to study impact of third grade reading law

July 12, 2019
Michigan researchers receive $5M grant to study impact of third grade reading law

When Michigan’s long-anticipated Read by Grade Three law goes fully into effect next school year, researchers will be watching closely to evaluate how it goes, and recommend changes along the way. With a five-year, nearly $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, the Michigan Education Research Institute (MERI) will… Read More »

Gould named new MSU professorship of youth sport

July 1, 2019
Gould named new MSU professorship of youth sport

Michigan State University Professor Daniel Gould has been recognized as the inaugural Gwendolyn Norrell Professor in Youth Sport and Student-Athlete Well-Being. Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, is a nationally recognized leader and scholar of sport psychology, coaching and student-athlete development. “Dan has a distinguished record of research, teaching, mentorship,… Read More »

Schneider edits handbook on sociology of education

June 26, 2019
Schneider edits handbook on sociology of education

How can we improve educational access and opportunity for today’s students? A new volume edited by Barbara Schneider, renowned sociologist and education scholar at Michigan State University, concentrates on answering this question across a range of perspectives. The “Handbook of the Sociology of Education in the 21st Century” delves deeply into current issues and populations… Read More »

Looking for Latinx in social studies: Santiago honored for research, mentorship

June 17, 2019
Looking for Latinx in social studies: Santiago honored for research, mentorship

Maribel Santiago, assistant professor of teacher education, has been honored with two awards that acknowledge her career, research and leadership. In May 2019, Santiago was awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will support her continued study on teaching the history and culture of Latinx* communities. She is part of a cohort of… Read More »

How collaboration can improve mental health treatment outcomes

May 29, 2019
How collaboration can improve mental health treatment outcomes

There needs to be a greater emphasis on collaboration across home, school and physician offices when administering medications to treat mental health problems in school-aged populations, says a new book co-edited by Michigan State University Professor John S. Carlson. “School Psychopharmacology: Translating Research into Practice” (Springer, 2019) explores the connections, or lack thereof, amongst doctors,… Read More »

Apol named Lansing-area Poet Laureate

May 20, 2019
Apol named Lansing-area Poet Laureate

Michigan State University Associate Professor Laura Apol has been named Lansing-area Poet Laureate. She is only the second individual to ever hold the honor. In the role, Apol will work to promote poetry as an art form, expand access to literary arts and connect the community to poetry. “It’s an honor to be selected as… Read More »

Baldwin receives Faculty Emeritus honor

May 14, 2019
Baldwin receives Faculty Emeritus honor

Roger Baldwin was recognized by the Michigan State University Faculty Emeriti Association for his outstanding contributions to the College of Education and the university since retiring in 2017. Baldwin, formerly a faculty member in the Department of Educational Administration, received an Individual Award from the organization in April 2019. Baldwin has remained active in the… Read More »

“Partnering with Families” book authored by MSU faculty, students, alumni

May 13, 2019
“Partnering with Families” book authored by MSU faculty, students, alumni

Faculty, alumni and academic staff collaborated on an expansive new publication that provides help for teachers in interacting with caregivers for students in their classroom. “Partnering with Families for Student Success” (Teachers College Press, 2019) was published in April, and can be used for future and current teachers as they navigate different family structures and… Read More »

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 »