Faculty and Research

Darris Means Selected for Rockefeller Fellowship to Study Rural Education

August 27, 2021
Faculty and Research

Faculty member Darris Means will study rural education and equity through as a 2021 Richard P. Nathan Policy Fellow of the Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Thomas Ralston to Lead Western PA Superintendent’s Forum

August 16, 2021
Faculty and Research

Thomas W. Ralston, former superintendent of Avonworth School District in Allegheny County, will be the next director of the Forum for Western Pennsylvania School Superintendents at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.

Learning, Struggle, and Settler Colonialism: New Book by Leigh Patel

August 9, 2021
Faculty and Research

Faculty member Leigh Patel published a new book, “No Study Without Struggle: Confronting Settler Colonialism in Higher Education” (Beacon Press, July 2021).

Gina Garcia Receives Midcareer Fellows Program Award

July 6, 2021
Faculty and Research

Gina Garcia, a faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy, has been selected to participate in the 2021-2022 Student Experience Research Network (SERN) Midcareer Fellows Program.

Dean Valerie Kinloch Named a Trustee of Johnson C. Smith University

June 23, 2021
Faculty and Research

Dean Valerie Kinloch was recently appointed to the board of trustees of her undergraduate alma mater, Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Professor Mary Margaret Kerr Receives Education Policy and Leadership Center Alumni Award

June 22, 2021
Faculty and Research

Professor Mary Margaret Kerr received the alumni award of the Education Policy and Leadership Center in recognition of her many contributions to education policy throughout her career.

School Receives $2 Million Grant to Transform Teaching and Teacher Education

May 14, 2021
Faculty and Research

Pitt Education has received a $2 million grant from the McElhattan Foundation to develop a new and more effective model for teaching and teacher preparation programs in colleges and universities.

Six School of Education Faculty Receive Pitt Momentum Funds

April 30, 2021
Faculty and Research

Six faculty members from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education were awarded 2020-2021 Pitt Momentum Funds awards to support their research.

Shannon Wanless to Lead AERA Special Interest Group

April 23, 2021
Faculty and Research

Shannon Wanless has been elected as the chair of the Social Emotional Learning Special Interest Group for the American Educational Research Association (AERA). 

Faculty Member Receives Publication Award from NASPA

March 18, 2021
Faculty and Research

University of Pittsburgh School of Education faculty member Darris Means has received the Outstanding Publication Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) for a co-edited 2020 book.

Lori Delale-O’Connor Receives Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

March 16, 2021
Faculty and Research

Lori Delale-O’Connor, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Urban Education and the Education Foundations, Organizations and Policy Department in the School of Education, has been honored with the 2021 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. This university-wide award recognizes teaching excellence of the highest order. 

Maximilian Schuster Receives NASPA Research Award for Campus Climate Study

March 11, 2021
Faculty and Research

Faculty member Maximilian Schuster was selected for the 2021 Excellence in Research Award by the NASPA. It recognizes his research paper about campus climate among the 2016 presidential election. 

Dean Valerie Kinloch Selected for American Council on Education Fellowship

March 5, 2021
Faculty and Research

Dean Valerie Kinloch has been selected to join the 2021-22 class of the highly prestigious American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program.

Faculty Member Named Top 200 Scholar Nationally

March 1, 2021
Faculty and Research

Pitt School of Education faculty member Lindsay Page has been named to  Education Week’s 2021 RHSU 200 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ranking, which recognizes U.S. scholars who did the most to shape educational practice and policy in the last year. 

Faculty Member Receives Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum

February 19, 2021
Faculty and Research

Pitt School of Education faculty member Tom Akiva has received the 2021 University of Pittsburgh Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum in honor of his work to transform the Pitt School of Education Doctor of Education (EdD) program to center its coursework and experiences around anti-racism and equity.

Professor Wins Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement

January 26, 2021
Faculty and Research

Gina Garcia, an associate professor of higher education in the Pitt School of Education, will receive the University of Pittsburgh’s 2020-2021 Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement for Pitt Faculty in recognition of her work to promote justice. 

Professor Wins English Language Arts Research Award

November 19, 2020
Faculty and Research

Amanda Godley, a professor in the Pitt School of Education and the University of Pittsburgh Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, has received the 2020 ELATE Richard A. Meade Award from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)  for outstanding research in English and language arts teacher development.   

Professor appointed to National Assessment Governing Board

November 2, 2020
Faculty and Research

Suzanne Lane, a professor of Quantitative Research Methodology in the Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy department of  the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, has been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), the body that sets policies for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly known as the “nation’s report card.”

Educators and Researchers Convene to Shift Power in Educational Research

October 26, 2020
Faculty and Research

The 2020-21 cohort of the Shifting Power Initiative includes 20 Black and Latinx PreK-12 classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, out-of-school providers and teaching artists, as well as 20 university-based, non-profit, and independent researchers and learning scientists.

Dean Kinloch Moderates Book-to-Film Discussion on “The Good Lord Bird”

October 6, 2020
Faculty and Research

Dean Valerie Kinloch recently moderated a discussion on book-to-film adaptation with author James McBride and actor Ethan Hawke based on the upcoming release of the limited series "The Good Lord Bird" on Showtime.

Remembering a “Giant” in the Learning Sciences

September 14, 2020
Faculty and Research

James G. Greeno, one of the creators of the learning sciences, made an indelible impact at the University of Pittsburgh. He supported doctoral students and faculty at the Pitt School of Education and worked at the Learning Research and Development Center.

Pitt Education Receives Transform for Tomorrow Grants

September 3, 2020
Faculty and Research

As part of the Tomorrow grant campaign, the University of Pittsburgh School of Education will receive $255,000 in grant funding to lead several new innovations in K-12 education across teacher education, student mentoring, and school leadership development. 

New Faculty Strengthen School’s Commitment to Equity and Justice

August 13, 2020
Faculty and Research

The five new faculty will teach and conduct research in the areas of decoloniality and indigeneity, research-practice partnerships, post-secondary education access, racism in schooling, and equity-oriented teacher certification programs.

Professor Receives Early Career Award from American Educational Research Association

July 31, 2020
Faculty and Research

Lindsay Page, an associate professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, received the 2020 Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Page specializes in using quantitative methods to investigate the impact of educational policies and practices.