News and Media

$3 Million Grant Seeks to Build Stronger Career Pathways for Engineering Faculty of Color

August 10, 2022
Faculty and Research

The new career advancement model will support early-career, tenure-stream engineering faculty from underrepresented groups.

Reopening the Door: Toward Broadening Participation Through ATB at Community Colleges

July 27, 2022
School News

This is the first article in the blog series "Advancing Equity through Ability to Benefit and College Promise Programs." The blog series is part of the grant project A2B4Equity: Advancing Adults’ Ability to Benefit Through Equitable College Promise Programs. 

Using Artificial Intelligence to Evaluate Classroom Discussion Quality

July 26, 2022
Faculty and Research

The Pitt team was one of 30 winners selected in the Learning Engineering Tools Competition, a global search for promising new education ideas.

Justice Scholars Institute Receives Grant from Henry L. Hillman Foundation

July 19, 2022
School News

The $540,000 grant will support an expansion of operational capacity that allows for deeper engagement with students as they transition from high school to college.

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.

Pitt Education Fulbright Students on Their Office of Child Development Experience

June 16, 2022
Student Spotlight

The Office of Child Development boasts two Fulbright Scholars in their Student Fellows program: Meghan Orman and Jennifer Ponce Cori.

Alumna Valerie Howard Appointed Dean of UNC School of Nursing

June 2, 2022
Alumni Feature

Howard has built her career by developing innovative models to educate nurses.

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.

PhD Student David Smith Receives NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship

May 31, 2022
Student Spotlight

PhD candidate David E. K. Smith has been accepted into the 2022 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Program.

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.

Local Educational Leaders Honored by Western PA Superintendent’s Forum

April 21, 2022

The Forum for Western Pennsylvania School Superintendents has selected two educational leaders as the recipients of the 2022 Voice of Advocacy Award.

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.

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. 

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.