IU School of Education announces faculty promotion and tenure

The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved promotion and tenure for eight faculty members from the IU School of Education. The promotions are effective July 1, with the appointment with tenure effective July 1, 2021.

Dionne Danns has been promoted to Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Much of Danns’ work focuses the history of American education, especially as it pertains to African-Americans. She also serves as Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity in the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Indiana University, Bloomington and is completing a four-year term as department chair. Danns earned a BA in History from Western Illinois University, a Master of American History, also from WIU and a Ph.D. in History of American  Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Lynn Gilman has been promoted to Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. Gilman’s work is centered on the training and supervision of graduate students in counseling psychology. She is a licensed psychologist and currently serves as the interim program director for Counseling Psychology as well as the director for the Center for Human Growth, which received the 2017 O’Bannon Institute for Community Service Community Partner Award. Dr. Gilman earned a B.A. in telecommunications, a Master of Counseling and Counselor Education and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology all from Indiana University, Bloomington. 

Krista Glazewski has been promoted to Professor in the Department of Instructional Systems Technology. Glazewski’s research centers on learning through complex problem solving, problem-based learning, scaffolding, and technology-rich problem solving. In collaboration with researchers at Indiana University and North Carolina State University Glazweski and colleagues received a grant from the National Science Foundation for $1.5 million over 5 years for a total award of $3 million for their work on Augmented Cognition for Teaching: Transforming Teacher Work with Intelligent Cognitive Assistants. She also serves as department chair. Glazewski earned a B.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Master of Secondary Education, both from the University of New Mexico, as well as a Ph.D. in Learning and Instructional Technology from Arizona State University.

Kyungbin Kwon has been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Instructional Systems Technology. Kwon’s research focuses on facilitating positive interactions among students in contexts of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) and designing effective instructions for computational thinking. In 2019 Kwon received the Best Paper Award at the AERA Special Interest Group Instructional Technology (SIG-IT). In 2018, he and a team of colleagues at IU received an award of $101,065 from the Google Computer Science Education Research (CSER) program for their study, Examining the impact of socially relevant problem-based learning curriculum at the elementary level: Students’ CS interest/knowledge and teachers’ implementation needs. Kwon earned a B.A. in Education and a Master of Educational Method from Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea, as well as a Ph.D. in Information Science and Learning Technologies from the University of Missouri. 

Adam Maltese has been promoted to Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Maltese’s research involves collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data regarding student experiences, performance and engagement in science education from elementary school through graduate school. He also serves as director of the Make Innovate Learn Lab Makerspace. Maltese has been the recipient of numerous grant awards from a variety of sources including the National Science Foundation, Google, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Most recently, in 2018, Maltese was awarded a grant for $1,200,000 from the National Science Foundation for his study, Engineering a Community-Family Partnership: Developing a Program Aimed at Making and Design Practices in Home Environments. Maltese earned a B.A. in Geology from Hamilton College, a Master of Geology from the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Virginia.

Thomas Nelson Laird has been promoted to Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Nelson Laird’s work focuses on improving teaching and learning at colleges and universities, with a special emphasis on the design, delivery, and effects of curricular experiences with diversity. He also serves as the director of the Center for Postsecondary Research. Through funded contracts, he directs the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement, a companion project to the National Survey of Student Engagement, and helps to lead the VALUE Institute, a project aimed at the assessment of authentic student work. Nelson Laird earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College, a Master of Mathematics from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan.

Zoë Peterson has been promoted to Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. Peterson’s research interests are in the areas of gender and human sexuality, with a particular focus on investigating experiences of unwanted, coerced and nonconsensual sex from the perspectives of both victims and perpetrators. She serves as Director of the Sexual Assault Research Initiative at the Kinsey Institute and is an Affiliate Faculty Member in the Department of Gender Studies. In 2018, she received the Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) Book of the Year Award for best book advancing sexual health published in the prior year. Peterson earned her B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College, a Master of Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Kansas.

Marjorie Treff has been promoted to Clinical Professor in the Department of Instructional Systems Technology. Treff’s work centers on adult learning, continuing education, and participation training. She received the Trustees’ Teaching Award in 2018 and was nominated for the Faculty Mentor Award in 2019. Treff earned a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University, a Master of Adult Education from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and an Ed.D. in Adult, Higher and Community Education from Ball State University.