Assistant Professor Oscar Patrón has been named a Faculty Fellow of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc. The program’s primary goal is to prepare Latina/o/x faculty for successful careers in academia and beyond by increasing the number of tenured and promoted Latina/o/x faculty.

Zayn Karim, an undergraduate student studying secondary math education with a license addition to teach computer science, has been awarded the Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis Scholarship from Indiana University.

The Holmes Scholars Program provides a supportive environment to doctoral students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. This year’s cohort includes eleven students from around the country, with around 26 total students in the program.

Thanks to funding from two anonymous foundations and the IU Center for Rural Engagement, the Educating for Environmental Change project will continue to extend and expand their award-winning K-12 teacher professional development programs.

The Dean’s Advisory Council is a student-led group within the School of Education that has three goals: act as a communication bridge between the undergraduate student body and the administration, create a community within the School of Education by putting on events and raise money for education-related charities.

The IU School of Education has been ranked 31st by the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities for 2022-2023. The ranking for education and educational research reflects research across the Bloomington campus, but especially that of the IU School of Education.

The Jack A. Culbertson Award is presented annually by the University Council for Educational Administration to an outstanding junior educational leadership professor in recognition of his/her significant contributions to the field of educational leadership.

The Distinguished Alumni Award was founded in 1977 to recognize alumni who have enhanced the reputation of the School by distinguishing themselves in their careers and have made significant contributions to their community, state and nation through professional service, public service and civic activities.

The IU School of Education hosted the third International Conference on Literacy, Culture and Language Education this month, bringing together over 200 researchers, educators, scholars, instructors, practitioners, activists and graduate students from around the world.

Christen Priddie, a Postdoctoral Scholar who received her Ph.D. in the Higher Education program, has won the Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

A book co-written by Professor Jessica Lester has won the 2022 American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Book Award.

Got an extra graduation gown you no longer need? We are now accepting donations of caps and gowns from retired faculty and alumni of our Ph.D. and Ed.D. degree programs.

Curt Bonk, Professor in Instructional Systems Technology, has been named a Fellow by the American Educational Research Association. The AERA Fellows Program honors education researchers for their exceptional contributions to, and excellence in, education research.

Alexander Cuenca will serve as the Associate Dean for Accreditation Processes starting October 1, and Cindy Hmelo-Silver will serve as a Research Catalyst Fellow starting November 1.

Erin McNeill has been awarded the inaugural Julia E. Berry Research Award to Study Careers of English Majors. The award was established to support a research project that studies the careers of English majors and the role and function of English in career development.

A research center focused on providing evidence to public and policy discussions around education is now once again active at the IU School of Education. The Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, first founded in 2005, will explore a broad agenda of issues, including school choice and equitable access.

The Common Read is an opportunity for new students to engage in the intellectual experience of reading and discussing a common book selected by our staff. Students and the SOE community will be able to fully engage with the wide range of discussions and activities surrounding the book during the Fall semester.

Our new faculty bring expertise in many areas, including financial management for schools, STEM interests in children and the process and outcome of psychotherapy. We look forward to their future contributions to students and research.

Sarah Lubienski, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, has been named a recipient of the Academic Leadership Program, which helps develop leadership skills of professors who may pursue careers in academic administration.

Whether you’ve just finished your undergraduate degree or have been away from the higher education world for a while, our current graduate students have advice and tips to share as you begin this exciting new chapter in your career.

Through our student groups, you’ll build connections while learning more about the field of education. These groups are also a great way to expand your professional network and find out about job, fellowship and internship opportunities.

This month we’re celebrating 30 years of the Wendell W. Wright Education Building. As we observe this milestone, we also are looking forward to what the next 30 years—and beyond—will bring.

Students coming to study at the IU School of Education will notice one space not available this year: the Education Library on the first floor is under construction and expected to be completed next spring.

IU School of Education alum Ahmed Lachheb has won the University Graduate School Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award in the Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering category for 2022. This is the highest honor for research that Indiana University bestows upon graduate students.

Meghan Langford is a senior studying secondary social studies education and education policy. Her Provost’s Award reflects the extraordinary work she has done for her semester-long capstone project where she combined her three passions: social justice, community outreach, and children’s literature.

Graduate student Karyn Housh has won the 2022-2023 President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship from the University Graduate School. Housh is a doctoral candidate of Learning and Developmental Sciences within Counseling and Educational Psychology.

The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved promotions for eleven faculty members from the IU School of Education. The promotions are effective July 1, with the appointment with tenure effective July 1, 2023.

A student group at the IU School of Education has been hard at work this semester bringing together over 30 members with a goal dedicated to the retention, support and success of underrepresented minority students who plan on becoming future educators.

Award recipients must demonstrate a range of inspiring work and leadership in working with students or as part of the profession that models the commitment and dedication necessary for all outstanding future educators.

For half a century, Global Gateway for Teachers has been helping students have transformative experiences around the country—and around the world—giving them invaluable intercultural immersion experiences while also fulfilling their student teaching requirements.

Teachers wondering how to discuss the crisis in Ukraine in their classrooms can access teaching guides, articles and more, all curated and presented by Global Education Initiatives Coordinator Vesna Dimitrieska and her colleagues from the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.

A new book from Instructional Systems Technology Professor Curt Bonk compiles an expansive variety of educational practices fostered across international contexts by real teachers and former IU School of Education students.

Jeff Ruser, a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology, recently received funding to study how recent changes to the rules regarding the way college athletes can financially benefit from their name, image and likeness could benefit—or hurt—student athletes.  

This year marks 20 years since the Indiana University Plagiarism Tutorials and Tests (IPTAT) service has been available. This service has helped almost a million students from 225 countries learn about and avoid plagiarism.

A portrait of Martha Dawson is now hanging in the East Lounge of the Indiana Memorial Union. Dawson earned her masters and doctoral degrees at the School of Education and later became the first African American woman to become a tenured member of the IU Bloomington faculty.

Understanding history can help rethink the way things are done today while acknowledging missteps of the past. That was part of the message Eddie R. Cole, Associate Professor of Higher Education and History at UCLA and a graduate of the Higher Education and Student Affairs program, brought with him in two events last week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Instructional Systems Technology was ranked number one in the latest (2022) U.S. News and World Report Best Online Master’s in Education program rankings. Three other programs were also highly ranked, with the IU School of Education nationally ranked overall at #28, a jump of 14 spots compared to last year.

As global trends change, so too does the need for more transformational, international learning, especially in science education. A new project from the IU School of Education will help prepare teachers for this need.