Category: Faculty

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Former UConn Department Head and Professor Passes After 30-Year Career

February 1, 2011

John Brubacher, a former head of the Department of Educational Leadership and professor of education in the Neag School of Education, passed away in October 2010. Dr. Brubacher was born July 17, 1928, in Albany, NY, and is survived by his beloved wife, Harriet, three children, Elizabeth, Janis and John, along with six grandchildren. After […]

Letter From the Dean

February 1, 2011

Dear Neag Alumni and Friends, As I begin my second year as dean, I am very excited about the progress we have made this past year in moving toward our goal of becoming one of the top schools of education in the nation. I am very proud of the efforts of our talented faculty, staff […]

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 […]

A Teacher’s Teacher is New Head of Teacher Prep

November 15, 2010

Wendy Glenn is a teacher’s teacher and, therefore, a natural to be the new director of teacher education in the Neag School of Education at UConn. Her predecessor, Associate Dean Marijke Kehrhahn, who laid the administrative groundwork for the job, is even humbled by Glenn’s talents. “I’m not a teacher educator, and she is to […]

Jeff Volek Authors New Atkins Book

November 15, 2010

CHIP Principal Investigator Jeff Volek is disseminating nearly a decade’s worth of research on the effectiveness of low-carbohydrate diets through a well-received new book. Volek, an associate professor of kinesiology in the Neag School of Education, co-authored The New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great with two […]

Neag School’s Educator Preparation Receives National Recognition

November 15, 2010

The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut has been reaccredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and received national recognition for its commitment to producing quality teachers for the nation’s children by continuously improving its well-designed and executed diverse clinical and field experiences for its students in educator […]

Neag’s Doctoral Program in Kinesiology Again Ranked No. 1

November 15, 2010

The Department of Kinesiology in the Neag School of Education has received one of the highest honors in its field. For the second consecutive time, the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) has ranked the doctoral program in Kinesiology No. 1 in the U.S. The No. 1 ranking stands for five years. “We are extremely proud […]

Swaminathan Honored by Research Profession

June 1, 2010

Hariharan Swaminathan, head of the Department of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education and a renowned research expert in his field of educational measurement, has been selected as a 2010 Fellow by the American Educational Research Association. Swaminathan, who has co-written two books on item response theory, was honored with 66 other fellows […]