Tag Archives: higher education

In memoriam: Donald Meaders

In memoriam: Donald Meaders

Former faculty member O. Donald Meaders, a leader in agricultural education and former chair of the Department of Secondary Education and Curriculum (a unit which later became Teacher Education), passed away on December 10, 2012 at 89. Meaders earned his EdD in agricultural education with a minor in educational administration from Michigan State University in… Read More »

MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking in education

MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking in education

Education Week blogger Rick Hess has named four 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. College of Education Dean Donald Heller was ranked No. 76 on the list (up from No. 83 last year). Rebecca Jacobsen,… Read More »

Heller joins DePaul University Board of Trustees

Heller joins DePaul University Board of Trustees

Donald E. Heller, dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University, has been named to the Board of Trustees of DePaul University in Chicago. His term on the board, which serves as the governing body for the private university, started this fall and lasts three years. The board includes 46 members. “I’ve long been… Read More »

Greenhow snags #5 spot on top 100 web-savvy profs list

Greenhow snags #5 spot on top 100 web-savvy profs list

Christine Greenhow, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE), has been named to Best Online Universities, LLC’s list of Top 100 Web-Savvy Professors. Best Online Universities promotes online education by providing  information to potential students through its site, BestOnlineUniversities.com. “We believe deeply in the educational power of technology,” said… Read More »

Melissa Phillips to lead college’s fundraising efforts

Melissa Phillips to lead college’s fundraising efforts

Melissa Phillips has joined the Michigan State University College of Education as senior director of development. She started on Dec. 3, 2012, and will focus on major gift fundraising. In this key leadership position, Phillips will work closely with Dean Donald Heller and Associate Director of Development Julie Bird to reach philanthropic goals established by… Read More »

In memoriam: Eldon Nonnamaker

In memoriam: Eldon Nonnamaker

Eldon Nonnamaker, retired Michigan State University administrator and professor emeritus, passed away on November 12 at age 84. Nonnamaker worked at the College of Education from 1961 to 1992 as a professor of educational administration and higher education. He also served as a leader in student affairs for the university beginning in 1968 and was… Read More »

Baldwin explores emeritus status across U.S.

While emeritus status may carry a variety of meanings, a recent article explores efforts of colleges and universities across the United States to make emeritus status meaningful. The article, co-authored by Roger Baldwin, MSU professor of higher, adult and lifelong education (HALE), and HALE graduate assistant Michael J. Zeig, examines initiatives to provide retired professors… Read More »

HALE professor takes lead role in AAU project to improve STEM education

HALE professor takes lead role in AAU project to improve STEM education

A Michigan State University faculty member is taking a lead role in a national initiative designed to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the STEM fields. James Fairweather, a professor of higher, adult and lifelong education, will serve as co-principal investigator of the Association of American Universities’… Read More »

Are liberal arts colleges disappearing?

Are liberal arts colleges disappearing?

Liberal arts colleges continue redefining their historical missions or flat-out disappearing – a trend that threatens to diminish America’s renowned higher education system, argues a study co-authored by a College of Education scholar Roger Baldwin. Of the 212 liberal arts colleges identified in a landmark 1990 study, only 130 remain in their traditional form –… Read More »

Dean Donald Heller shares perspectives on higher education policy

Dean Donald Heller shares perspectives on higher education policy

When it comes to the future of higher education across the U.S., there are no easy answers. That was the message of Michigan State University College of Education Dean Donald Heller, speaking in downtown Lansing April 19 before a group of noted educators and policymakers. “In the years to come, institutions of higher education are… Read More »