Category: Faculty


Read stories related to faculty experts at UConn’s Neag School of Education.


Neag Professor Receives National Award

March 24, 2011

  Linda Pescatello, a professor of kinesiology in the Neag School of Education, and a Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) Principal Investigator is being awarded the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)’s 2011 Citation Award. The Citation Award is the ACSM’s second-highest honor. The ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science […]


Kraemer Publishes New Text Book on Exercise Physiology

March 24, 2011

William J. Kraemer, Ph.D., a professor of kinesiology in the Neag School of Education, is releasing a new textbook book this month called Exercise Physiology: Integrating Theory and Application. The book aims to engage the undergraduate student’s interest in exercise physiology while relating concepts to practical job results. It also is the first book in […]


‘Connecticut Summit on PBIS’ on May 20

March 24, 2011

The “Connecticut Summit on PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)” will be held on Friday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the UConn Student Union Ballroom. The summit is sponsored by the Connecticut State Department of Education, State Education Resource Center, the Office of Special Education Programs’ National Center on PBIS and […]



Neag Math Duo Decodes Language Barriers to Math Reasoning

March 24, 2011

It all started with the fear and loathing Strand 25 brings to some math classrooms in the state. Strand 25 is the part of the benchmark Connecticut Mastery Test that presents what was once known as “word” or “thought” problems. Now they’re known as “open-ended, non-routine” problems with a lot of language involved. Similar problems […]



Accolades from Neag Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students

February 3, 2011

We want to hear from you! Accolades is a special section in the Spotlight about the accomplishments from our faculty, alumni, and students. If you have some great news to share, please let us know. Feel free to email them to shawn.kornegay@uconn.edu. Elizabeth Osga (Sixth-Year Diploma in special education ’85, Ph.D. in education leadership ’05), […]


Neag Faculty Take the Lead at Educator Effectiveness Symposium

February 3, 2011

One of the hottest topics in public education is the issue of evaluating teachers. Two years ago, a fierce competition for federal Race to the Top money prompted states to propose using data analysis to tie teacher performance directly to student test scores. “I think we’ve all realized it’s far more complicated than it appears,” […]


Neag Faculty Member and Student Recognized as Finalists for Public Engagement Award

February 3, 2011

On Nov. 29, 2010, the University of Connecticut held the fifth annual Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement, in which a professor and student from the Neag School of Education were recognized as finalists. The Office of Public Engagement selected one faculty member, one staff member, one graduate student, one undergraduate student and one university […]