Shutout to Special Education on DoE Grant (Profs. Coyne, Lombardi, & Simonsen)

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1.3 million in funding through its Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to the Neag School’s special education program for a project that will fully fund five doctoral students in the areas of literacy, positive behavioral supports, and transition, with four-year competitive fellowships for each student.

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A Big EPSY Welcome to Dr. Clewiston D. Challenger

Educational Psychology welcomes new faculty member – Assistant Professor Dr. Clewiston Challenger

Clewiston D. Challenger has been named an assistant professor of counseling in the Neag School, effective Aug. 23. Challenger most recently served as a graduate assistant, academic advisor, mentor, and tutor at Pennsylvania State University’s Morgan Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes. His research interests include college adjustment, sense of belonging, retention, persistence, urban education, and urban school counseling. Challenger received his Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision at Penn State and is a National Certified Counselor as recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

 Clewiston Challenger

Kari B. Taylor joins the Neag School as the Higher Education and Student Affairs program director. (Photo Credit: Shawn Kornegay/Neag School)


Sandra Chafouleas Named Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

Professor Sandra M. Chafouleas in the Neag School’s Department of Educational Psychology has been named a University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor — the highest honor that the university bestows on faculty who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service. The award honors faculty who have spent at least 10 years of their career at UConn and have attained the rank of full professor. The UConn Board of Trustees approved Chafouleas’ prestigious designation at its April 26 meeting in Storrs. [Read the full article]

Teaching and Learning with iPads Conference

Join Us for Our 6th Annual

Teaching and Learning with iPads Conference

A One-Day Event for K-12 Educators

Sponsored by the Department of Educational Psychology
in the Neag School of Education

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
University of Connecticut Main Campus
Storrs, Connecticut

$115 registration fee includes conference attendance, UConn parking, and lunch.

For more information please visit the conference website.

Congratulations to Current and Former members of the Educational Psychology Department Neag Alumni Award Recipients for 2017

Congratulations to Current and Former members of the Educational Psychology Department Neag Alumni Award Recipients for 2017


Drs. Shamim S. Patwa  – Outstanding School Administrator

Dr. Alan Kraut – Outstanding Professional

Dr. Melvyn L. Reich – Lifetime Achievement Award


For more information and to see videos highlighting the work of all of the 2017 Neag Alumni Awardees visit http://education.uconn.edu/2017/03/20/neag-school-celebrates-2017-alumni-awardees/