Author: Joanne Nesti

Change Agent and Champion of Educational Opportunity For All

March 27, 2012

Fresh out of UConn Law School in the early 1960’s, Howard Klebanoff found himself in the middle of history, having landed a job in the Kennedy administration at the U.S. Department of Labor. He was as infused with the spirit of “Camelot” as anyone. “A lot of us who were down there at that time […]

Neag School Professors Receive $6 Million in Grants to Assist Students Vulnerable to Behavioral Difficulties and Vocabulary Gaps

November 29, 2011

Two members of the Neag School of Education faculty have been awarded two grants totaling more than $6 million in federal grants to expand their research into improving educational outcomes for students. Sandra M. Chafouleas, Ph.D., a professor in the school psychology program and a research scientist at the Neag Center for Behavioral Research (CBER), […]

Neag School’s “Reading Recovery Certification Program” Wins $1.7 Million Dollar Grant

November 29, 2011

There is a very simple reason why, for nearly 20 years, Neag professor of curriculum and instruction Dr. Mary Anne Doyle has been a passionate advocate for and the driving force behind UConn’s participation in Reading Recovery, a program aimed at dramatically improving the reading skills of at-risk first-graders. “It just works phenomenally well,” says […]

The Parent App: A Neag Alum’s Guide to Better Moms and Dads

June 8, 2011

In a world of “tiger moms,” timid moms and “helicopter parents,” a Neag School alumnus offers a thoughtful and proven middle ground.  Thomas McIntyre, who earned his Ph.D. in Special Education from the Neag School in 1981, dispenses advice to teachers and parents of youngsters with behavior challenges through his popular website,  The site […]

Richard Bohannon Honored by American Society of Neurorehabilitation

November 15, 2010

If you were to make a list of the top 100 most-cited articles in medical rehabilitation literature in the past 40 years—and a recent analysis by the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation did just that—the name of Neag Physical Therapy Professor Richard Bohannon would turn up three times. Of the 45,700 articles published between […]

Madaus Advocates for Help for ‘Hidden’ War Wounds

June 1, 2010

Every battlefield has yielded its share of wounded warriors, but in the aftermath of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, the Gulf War and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, veterans with disabilities now receive as much attention for their cognitive and psychological impairment as they do for their physical wounds. For Neag Associate Professor Joseph Madaus, […]

Home Run for Sport Management Alumna

February 5, 2010

When Xaimara Coss went to basketball or football games as a child, she was often more interested in the guys on the sidelines than she was the players in the game. “I used to wonder what the man with the clipboard was doing,” Coss says. “Who is that with the walkie-talkie, and who is he […]

Guidebook for Parents Penned by Gifted Team

January 27, 2010

Practical Strategies for Cultivating Child’s Love of Learning Light Up Your Child’s Mind, a new book written by Neag School of Education professors Sally Reis and Joe Renzulli, is aimed directly at parents, offering them practical advice on how to play a more meaningful role in a child’s education, both in and out of the […]