News and Media

Faculty Members Receive Conference Grant from the Spencer Foundation

April 13, 2022
Faculty and Research

The conference will be designed for educational researchers, graduate students, funders, community advocates, and policymakers who are committed to anti-racist and liberatory practices.

Alumna TaMisha Greathouse Appointed Director of USC Campus Activities

April 8, 2022
Alumni Feature

Alumna TaMisha Greathouse has been appointed as the Director of Campus Activities at the University of Southern California (USC). 

Two School of Education Faculty Receive Chancellor’s Awards

April 4, 2022
Faculty and Research

University of Pittsburgh School of Education faculty members Shannon Wanless and Gina Garcia were awarded 2022 Chancellor's Distinguished Awards. 

Pitt Education Named Top Education School Nationally

March 29, 2022
School News

The Pitt School of Education ranked No. 32 nationally and No. 1 in Pennsylvania among public education schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 rankings of the best education schools. 

Four School of Education Faculty Receive Pitt Momentum Funds

March 25, 2022
Faculty and Research

The Pitt Momentum Funds support innovative projects that contribute meaningful insight, understanding, or solutions to societal challenges.

Faculty Members Cassie Quigley and Danielle Andrews-Brown Receive 2022 Pitt Sustainability Award

March 25, 2022
Faculty and Research

Pitt Education faculty member Cassie Quigley and Danielle Andrews-Brown received a 2022 Pitt Sustainability Award. 

Online High School Created by Alum Richard Goldman Partners with Amazon

March 22, 2022
Alumni Feature

An online high school co-founded by Richard M. Goldman (BA A&S ’64; MEd ’66, PhD ’70) has partnered with Amazon to provide the company’s global workforce with a pathway to a high school diploma.

Faculty Member Ming-Te Wang Receives Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence

March 18, 2022
Faculty and Research

Wang received the 2022 Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence from the Society for Research on Adolescence.

PhD Alumnus Chris Olshefski Receives AERA Research Award

March 17, 2022
Alumni Feature

Alumnus Chris Olshefski recently received the 2022 Dissertation of the Year Award from the American Educational Research Association Religion and Education Special Interest Group.

Joy, Magic… and Giant Puppets

March 7, 2022
School News

Middle schoolers at the Falk School are introduced to the magic of puppetry in a larger-than-life afterschool program.

Alumna Dawna Jones Appointed as Director of Duke’s Black Culture Center

March 3, 2022
Alumni Feature

Dawna Jones, a 2009 alumna of the Master of Higher Education program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, was appointed as director of Duke University’s Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture.

Classroom Educators and Researchers Collaborate to Explore Emancipatory Research Questions

February 25, 2022
School News

The Shifting Power in Educational Research and Development initiative was designed and facilitated by Remake Learning and University of Pittsburgh School of Education, with the help of a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Alumna Jennifer Marchessault Named the Virginia Reading Teacher of the Year

February 24, 2022
Alumni Feature

Jennifer Marchessault, a 2000 alumna of the Master of Education and Reading Specialist Certificate program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, has been named the Virginia State Literacy Association’s Ofie T. Rubin Reading Teacher of the Year.

Faculty Member Leigh Patel Elected to National Academy of Education

February 10, 2022
Faculty and Research

Patel is one of 17 new members elected to the honorific society this year.

Faculty Member Veena Vasudevan Explores Care-Based Approaches to Research in New Book

February 9, 2022
Faculty and Research

Navigating the interpersonal relationships formed during long-term school-based research is explored in a new book co-edited by Vasudevan.

2022 Educational Leadership Series Will Explore Global Freedom Work

January 31, 2022

The series asks participants to consider questions of educational leadership that cut across institutions, organizations, movements, nations, and communities.

New Summer Academy Will Nurture the "Genius, Joy, and Love" of Future Black Educators

January 31, 2022
School News

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education is launching a paid summer academy for high school seniors as part of a new initiative to bring more Black teachers to Pittsburgh Public Schools. Called "Genius, Joy, and Love: A Focus on Black Students," the academy will begin in summer 2022.

Pitt Education Climbs in U.S. News 2022 Rankings of Best Online MEd Programs

January 25, 2022

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education improved significantly, to being ranked No. 34 nationally, in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report rankings for "Best Online Master of Education" programs. 

Faculty Member Gina Garcia Receives 2021 Creating A Just Community Award

January 25, 2022
Faculty and Research

Gina Garcia, associate professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, was selected for Pitt’s 2021 Creating A Just Community Award in recognition of her service and scholarship centered around justice in higher education.

Dean Valerie Kinloch Releases New Book on Justice and Engaged Pedagogies

January 24, 2022
Faculty and Research

Dean Valerie Kinloch is the co-author of the new book "Where is the Justice: Engaged Pedagogies in Schools and Communities." The book focuses on teaching and learning approaches that center dialogue, equity, and collaboration.

Exploring the Labor Strike as a Portal for Freedom

January 13, 2022
Faculty and Research

A new project led by faculty at the School of Education and Pitt's School of Arts & Sciences seeks to explore how uprisings and labor strikes may give rise to freedom work in education.

EdD Alumnus Bill Fox Named Vice President at Antioch College

December 17, 2021
Alumni Feature

Pitt School of Education alum Bill Fox (EdD '20) was recently appointed as the vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Antioch College.

EdD Alumna Stephanie Fiely Advances New Manufacturing Assistance Program

December 10, 2021
Alumni Feature

Alumna Stephanie Fiely's dissertation laid the foundation for the Swanson School of Engineering’s new Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC) at Pitt Titusville. 

Alumni Spotlight: Luke Novosel Finds Career Success From Pitt Exercise Science

December 8, 2021
Alumni Feature

Luke Novosel is a 2014 alumnus of the the B.S in Exercise Science program,a 2018 graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Pittsburgh, and now works for the New York Mets as a Minor League Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer. In this Q&A, Luke talks about being a student in the Exercise Science program.