Faculty and Research

Faculty Members and Students Recognized by American College of Sports Medicine

June 17, 2022
Faculty and Research

Two faculty members and three students were recognized during the 2022 ACSM Annual Meeting.

Faculty Member Xu Qin Receives NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

May 31, 2022
Faculty and Research

Faculty member Xu Qin has been selected as a 2022 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.

A Dream Partnership: Strengthening Research Collaborations at the Falk School

May 11, 2022
Faculty and Research

A desire to facilitate more school-based research at Falk led to the establishment of a research coordinator role at the school.

Faculty Member Heather McCambly Receives AERA Outstanding Dissertation Award

April 14, 2022
Faculty and Research

McCambly's dissertation explores how grantmakers influence postsecondary policy systems.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Tom Akiva Releases New Book on Out-of-School Learning Ecosystems

November 4, 2021
Faculty and Research

Faculty member Tom Akiva is the co-editor of the new book new book It Takes an Ecosystem: Understanding the People, Places, and Possibilities of Learning and Development Across Settings.

P.R.I.D.E Program Expands Reach to Philadelphia

September 27, 2021
Faculty and Research

The Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education (P.R.I.D.E) program of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education will participate in a project to extend its work to the Philadelphia region. 

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.