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Associate Professor Ming-Te Wang Honored with Richard E. Snow Award for Early Career Contributions in Educational Psychology

August 16, 2019
Faculty and Research

Associate Professor Ming-Te Wang has been honored with a Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions, which honors an individual's significant career contribution in the field of educational psychology. The award is given to an individual who has made a significant career contribution and completed his/her doctoral dissertation within the previous 10 calendar years. Wang is also...

Professor John Weidman Awarded the Exemplary Educator Award from the Government of Mongolia

August 16, 2019
Faculty and Research

Professor John Weidman was awarded the Exemplary Educator Award from the Government of Mongolia in recognition of his contributions to the development of higher education in Mongolia through research, technical assistance, and advising of Mongolian graduate students dating from 1992. He was nominated by his colleagues at the National University of Mongolia. Weidman also co-authored an...

Technology & Media Services Director Katrina Loutzenhiser Honored with Blackboard Exemplary Course Award

August 16, 2019
School News

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Assistant Professor Lindsay Page Named to the Board of Directors for the Society of Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)

August 16, 2019
Faculty and Research

Assistant Professor Lindsay Page was named to the Board of Directors for the Society of Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE). Page is also a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work focuses on quantitative methods and their application to questions regarding the effectiveness of educational policies and programs across...

Emeritus Faculty Member Nancy Elman Receives the 2017 Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology Award from APA

August 13, 2019
Faculty and Research

Emeritus faculty member Nancy Elman received the 2017 Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association.  This award recognizes specific contributions in education and training, including: important research on education or training; the development of effective materials for instruction; the establishment of workshops...

Paper by Assistant Professor Shannon Wanless Listed as One of the Most Cited in "Early Childhood Research Quarterly"

August 13, 2019
Faculty and Research

Assistant Professor Shannon Wanless co-authored a paper, titled "Behavioral self-regulation and relations to emergent academic skills among children in Germany and Iceland," that was recently listed as one of the most cited papers in Early Childhood Research Quarterly since 2012.  

EdD Student Sarah Wagner Receives Grant for $525,000 for the Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program for Women in Global Leadership

August 13, 2019
Student Spotlight

Student and Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program for Women in Global Leadership Director Sarah Wagner received a grant for the VIH Program through the Pitt University Center for International Studies (UCIS) for $525,000. The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) received a three year grant from The Heinz Endowments for the VIH Program. Wagner is principle investigator. The VIH...

Research Associate Professor Jill Perry to Oversee Book Series through Harvard Education Publishing Group

August 13, 2019
Faculty and Research

Research Associate Professor Jill Perry had a book series accepted by the Harvard Education Publishing Group. She will be the editor and author several books in the series.  Perry is also executive director of Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), which is headquartered at the School of Education. CPED is a consortium of over 80 colleges and schools of education in the U.S.,...

PhD Student Oscar Medina Chosen as 2017 Graduate Fellow for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

August 13, 2019
Student Spotlight

PhD student Oscar Medina has been chosen as a 2017 Graduate Fellow for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). This program consists of candidates in their doctoral programs and represents an array of disciplines; focus on the discovery of other doctoral programs, students, and career opportunities; and on forming a support group for completing their coursework and...

Two Students Receive Chancellor’s Staff Award for Excellence

August 9, 2019
Student Spotlight

Two Pitt School of Education students were recently awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Staff — an honor that recognizes the highest level of achievement by University of Pittsburgh employees. 

Lauren Wallace, who is in her second year of the Doctor of Education (EdD) program, works as the director of undergraduate recruitment for the university’s Office of Admissions and...

Pitt Education New Home Base for Prestigious International Society

August 8, 2019

Throughout the 1950s and 60s, governments in lower-income countries regularly sent their top students to universities in the United States to study how to build up their public education systems back home.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education was at the forefront of these international development initiatives.

Prominent leaders at the ministry of education...

Goldmans Establish Named Dean's Chair at Pitt Education

July 5, 2019
School News

Little did Renée K. Goldman and Richard M. Goldman know when they met in 1958 in an 11th-grade English class at Taylor Allderdice High School that it would lead to a marriage and a business partnership that continue to this day.