Category: Faculty

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

Provost Dr. Peter Nichols to Join Neag School Faculty

March 20, 2012

Peter J. Nichols, Ph.D., UConn’s provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs, has served in major academic leadership roles for the past 20 years. He is the University’s chief academic officer and is responsible for all academic programs, including the regional campuses, School of Law and schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine. Reporting to […]

No Clear Winner Yet in “Race to the Top”

January 27, 2012

Establishing “Innovation Funds” for community partnerships that enhance learning, creating professional development programs more aligned with federal education expectations, and establishing new frameworks for teacher evaluations are among the ways states awarded Race to the Top (RTT) grants have begun to used their share of the $4 billion given by the federal government in 2011 […]

CAPSS/Neag Early Career Superintendent Institute an Invaluable Resource for Individual, School District Growth

January 27, 2012

New Connecticut Regional School District 14 Superintendent Jody Goeler credits the Advanced Leadership Development Institute for Early Career Superintendents at the Neag School of Education with giving him not just the tools, support and opportunities needed to better manage the practical, day-to-day aspects of his job, but also to tackle the unavoidable sticky—and inevitably unexpected—situations. […]

TFA Teachers: How Long Do They Teach? Why Do They Leave?

November 29, 2011

Few observers doubt that Teach For America (TFA) has high aspirations. Established in 1990, TFA strives to close persistent racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps in U.S. public education by recruiting high-achieving college graduates to teach for two years in low-income urban and rural schools. In recent years, applications to TFA have soared, especially at highly […]

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), […]

A Passion for Education and Children

November 29, 2011

Sally M. Reis, nationally known for working with academically talented and high potential students, and noted as the principal investigator for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, has been named the first to hold the new Letitia Neag Morgan Chair for Educational Psychology. The endowed chair was established in honor of Reis’ […]

Dr. Jason Stephens Publishes Book on “Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity”

November 29, 2011

Recent cheating scandals in schools across the U.S. have generated alarming national headlines. Connecticut’s own Waterbury Hopeville School is  under investigation for suspected educational misconduct during this year’s state mastery test. Dr. Jason Stephens, an associate professor in the Neag School of Education‘s Department of Educational Psychology, addressed academic integrity issues like these reported cases […]

UConn Researchers Develop Model to Assess Teacher Preparation

November 29, 2011

A research study examining the performance of elementary and secondary school teachers in Connecticut indicates that students taught by Neag School of Education alumni score far better on math portions of the Connecticut Mastery Test than do students taught by alumni of other universities. Perhaps more important, though, says Dr. Mary Yakimowski, the Neag Schoolʼs […]

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 […]