Category: Faculty

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

Inaugural iPad Conference is a Success

July 18, 2012

The Neag School of Education presented its first “Teaching and Learning with iPad Conference” in May to a sold-out crowd of 400 educators, administrators and learning technology enthusiasts. Organizer Del Siegle, Ph.D., chair of Neag’s Department of Educational Psychology, said the conference was designed to provide practical tips to educators on how to teach with […]

Message from the Dean

May 31, 2012

Not long ago, during a trip to the West Coast, I met with a UConn alum working in the biotech field. During our conversation, he mentioned he could not hire college graduates to work in his company because the graduates he interviewed had strong technical backgrounds but lacked both written and oral communication skills, or […]

A Teacher at Heart

May 31, 2012

Wendy Glenn says there are two reasons she will always be a teacher at heart, even though today she is also a Fulbright Scholar, an expert in young adult literature, and associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the Neag School of Education. “Iʼve always loved books; Iʼve always loved writing,” says Glenn. “The second […]

Great Professors: Jim O’Neil

May 31, 2012

Jim OʼNeil, professor of educational psychology, raises the bar for exceptional teaching. I took his online course, Introduction to Psychoeducation and Counseling, during the 2012 Intersession. Even though the class was only three weeks long, OʼNeil had a lasting impact on me. It was evident that he loved to teach, and that his main goal […]

Adult Learning Program Helps Professionals Better Educate Other Adults

May 31, 2012

Capital Community College nurse educator Bonnie Edelen earned not just a doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut, but an Excellence in Nursing Research Award from the Connecticut Nursing Research Alliance. The award came from the study Edelen conducted in 2009 to write her dissertation, which showed how reflective journaling can help nursing students better […]

Neag School Hosts 2012 Commencement

May 31, 2012

The Neag School of Education recognized graduates from the Class of 2012 during two ceremonies the weekend of May 5-6. The Neag School undergraduate and sixth-year commencement took place at the Jorgensen Auditorium on Sunday, May 6. Commencement for Neag School graduate students took place on Saturday, May 5, at Gampel Pavilion. The Graduate School […]

Even Mild Dehydration Can Alter Our Moods

March 27, 2012

Most people only think about drinking water when they are thirsty. But by then, it may already be too late. Even mild dehydration can alter a person’s mood, energy level and ability to think clearly, according to two studies recently conducted at the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory. The tests showed it didn’t matter […]