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ELPA alumnus LaVar Charleston will be recognized with a 2019 Forward Under 40 Award at a Wisconsin Alumni Association Founders’ Day event in Madison on Tuesday, Feb. 5. 2/2019

Northern Illinois University
Huskies Score Touch Down 
ELPA AlumThomas Hammock named head football coach. ELPA Alum Robert Wimberly named NIU assistant defensive coach. 2/2019

Brett Ranon Nachman, ELPA doctoral student, served as the lead author of a journal article recentlypublished in Community College Journal of Research and Practice on how community college websites depict autism. He and co-author Dr. Kirsten Brown (Edgewood College) discovered, per the article's title, much "omission and othering" of autism. Here is a link to the article.
January 2019


ELPA Jackson Scholars  
2017-2019                 2018-2020
Jacqueline Forbes        Sam Coleman
Minseok Yang              Nicholas Mitchell      

ASHE Graduate Student Policy Seminar

2018 ELPA Representatives
Na Lor
Ning Sun​

Changhee Lee, ELPA PhD student and WCER researcher Ross J. Benbow, as part of a research group that includes ELPA affiliate Matthew T.Hora just published a paper titled "Teaching-focused social networks among college faculty: exploring conditions for the development of social capital"in the Higher Education.12/2018

Yi-Hwa Liou, faculty member atNational Taipei University of Education,Department of Educational Managementrecently received a prestigious early career award; the Taiwan counterpart to the National Science Foundation. Dr. Liou, the only social scientist to receive the award, earned both her Master's and PhD in ELPA.

Shelby Cosner, ELPA PhD 2005 was recently promoted to Professor from Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition, Dr. Cosner has just accepted the position of Director of UIC's Center for Urban Education Leadership.

UW-Madison scholars gain global perspectives at summer institute hosted by Beijing Normal
Four scholars with ties to the School of Education traveled to China earlier this summer to take part in the 2018 International Network of Education Institutes’ (INEI) Summer Program, which was hosted by Beijing Normal University. The institute is an effort to build a cross-cultural platform for meaningful intellectual dialogue. Those from UW-Madison taking part in the program included: Hanna Lichtenstein and Kristen McNeill, who are master’s degree students with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis’ Global Higher Education program; alumna Carolyn Schroeder; and Adam Nelson, a Professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies.

David Perrodin, ELPA PhD Alum, recently published:  Your Best Defense: Advice from
an Expert Witness -- Strategies to keep your district out of the courtroom.


Adam Ross Nelson, ELPA PhD Alum, publication

Measure of Development for Student Conduct Administration in the Journal of College Student Development Volume 58, Number 8, November 2017

Mary Duenas, ELPA PhD student, co-authored with Dr. Alberta Gloria in the September issue of the Journal of College Student Development (JCSD)
¿Pertenezco a esta Universidad?: The Mediating Role of
Belonging for Collective Self-Esteem and Mattering for
Latin@ Undergraduates

Daniel Corral, ELPA PhD student
Published inBerkley Review of Education

Ellie Bruecker, ELPA PhD student, recently co-authored the following report with the Association of Community College Trustees: 
These groups (TICAS and ACCT) are national leaders in higher education policy analysis. 

Brett Nachman, ELPA PhD student, wrote a chapter on community college honors students embarking on transfer to four-year institutions with honors programs, and what institutional partnerships among honors programs may look like. The chapter was called "Bridging the Academic Gap" and was published in the Structural Challenges and the Future of Honors Education (Honors Education in Transition) book, recently published by Rowman and Littlefield. Here is the link:

Mary Herrmann, ELPA PhD alumna and clinical assistant professor in the Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a new book titled “Decide to Lead: Building Capacity and Leveraging Change through Decision-Making.”  


Op-ed co-authored by ELPA alum Mark Paige argues for abolition of Department of Education.

Mauriell Amechi, ELPA PhD student recent published “There’s no autonomy”: Narratives of Self-
Authorship from Black Male Foster Care Alumni in Higher Education in the Journal of African American Males in Education
Fall 2016 - Vol. 7 Issue 2​

Mark Paige, ELPA PhD Alum, professor of public policy at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth​ Building a Better Teacher Understanding Value-Added Models in the Law of Teacher Education

Scott Seyforth, ELPA PhD Alum publications.   ​The Life and Times of Carson Gulley and “In People’s Faces for Lesbian and Gay Rights”: Stories of Activism in Madison, Wisconsin, 1970 to 1990
Mark Paige, JD, ELPA PhD alum, and currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, recently published  "Use existing laws to address teacher quality".

Terrance Green, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin, and ELPA alum, received the 

the William J. Davis Award which is given annually to the author(s) of the most outstanding article published in Educational Administration Quarterly (EAQ) during the preceding volume year.

Ellie Brueckner, PhD student, "The Real College Debt Crisis: How Student Borrowing Threatens Financial Well-Being and Erodes the American Dream," was recently published in the Journal of Student Financial Aid.  Ellie is a PhD student in ELPA.

Mauriell Amechi, Director of the Community Outreach, Retention and Engagement Program at the University of Minnesota and ELPA PhD student, weighs in on Living Learning Communities.  

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