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ELPA News

Fri
Aug
17
UW-Madison’s Brett Nachman was elected to the national board of directors for the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi earlier this month. Nachman, a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, will serve as the graduate student representative on the board for the next two years.
Wed
Aug
15
UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Gloria Ladson-Billings was recently profiled by Madison365.com in its series of “I am Madison” profiles. Ladson-Billings was a faculty member with the School of Education from 1991 until her retirement earlier this year. She is currently serving a four-year term as president of the National Academy of Education. “I am Madison” is a project of Madison365 and Madison Community Foundation, funded by a grant in MCF’s Year of Giving. The project tells the stories of Madison’s history in the voice of people of color.
Tue
Jul
31
Rich Halverson was recently named the UW-Madison School of Education’s new associate dean for innovation and partnerships, a position he is starting on Aug. 1. Halverson is a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and the director of the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (The Network) within the School of Education. In his new role, Halverson will lead plans to expand the School’s current office of Education Outreach and Partnerships into a larger, more comprehensive unit.
Wed
Jul
25
Four finalists to become the UW-Madison School of Education’s Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs will present public presentations and take part in question-and-answer sessions as part of the interview process. The Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs has general oversight and responsibility for student academic affairs and student services units and activities in the School of Education. This person will establish directions, develop policies and procedures, and facilitate coordination and integration among units providing services related to undergraduate dean’s office work, advising, student recruitment, program admission, scholarships and fellowships, and career services.
Tue
Jul
24
UW-Madison alumna Kristina Navarro was recently named Rutgers University's senior associate athletic director for Leadership Development and Strategic Partnerships. Navarro earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2012, and has worked at UW-Whitewater since 2017 as the associate director for Student Development and Strategic Initiatives. Navarro received the UW-Madison School of Education's 2014 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award.
Mon
Jul
23
An article from the Chronicle of Higher Education exploring whether faculty workloads can be accurately captured in a database quotes UW-Madison's Dorothy Farrar-Edwards and Nicholas Hillman. The article examines recent pushes from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for more accountability in evaluating professors' workloads, mainly through a database that records the average time professors spend teaching every week.
Thu
Jul
19
A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education examining "education deserts" makes note of the important work by UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman, who has conducted significant research​ on this topic. "What would it take to make sure that distance doesn’t prevent students from obtaining a college degree? Making geography a bigger part of the conversation about college fit would be a start, according to Nicholas Hillman," the article states, referencing Hillman's work.
Wed
Jul
18
The UW–Madison School of Education has filled two key leadership positions for its new Teacher Education Center, which is set to launch during the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. Kimber Wilkerson, a professor with the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, was recently named the faculty director of the center and started her new position on July 1. Samantha Baruah will fill the role of associate director, a post she will start on Aug. 6. The new Teacher Education Center will support research, policy work and innovation in teacher education, as well as in the School’s mission-driven PK-12 educator preparation programs.
Mon
Jul
16
UW-Madison's Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is the co-author of an article that was recently published in the Teachers College Record titled, "Finding a Voice in Predominantly White Institutions: A Longitudinal Study of Black Women Faculty Members’ Journeys Toward Tenure." Winkle-Wagner is a faculty member with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She co-authored the article with Bridget Turner Kelly of the Loyola University at Chicago's School of Education.
Fri
Jul
13
Kathleen Woit, an alumna of UW-Madison and a current member of the School of Education's Board of Visitors, was featured by the Isthmus newspaper about her memories and experiences around the Art Fair on the Square. Woit earned a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction in 1973, a master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1992. Woit tells the Isthmus that she visited her first fair in 1959, and it sparked a love of the arts and a "lifetime of volunteerism and giving."
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