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]
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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
$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
Drs. Shamim S. Patwa – Outstanding School Administrator
Dr. Alan Kraut – Outstanding Professional
Dr. Melvyn L. Reich – Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor James O’Neil shares insights with Monitor on Psychology about gender role conflicts among men.
The men America left behind
They suffer from the the largest shortfall of jobs. Their mortality rate has been rising. What are psychologists doing to help?
For as long as America has been a country, the straight white American man has been king of the hill. But as society changes and culture evolves, the ground beneath that hill is growing shaky. Economically, physically and emotionally, many American men are fighting to maintain a foothold.
Congratulations to Educational Psychology Graduate Students Kursten Butler and Emily Tarconish who are being recognized on March 18th, at the Neag Alumni Awards Celebration!
Statistician Andrew Gelman, of Columbia University, and Eric Loken, a psychologist at the University of Connecticut, say scientists have bought into a “fallacy” — that if a statistically significant result emerges from a “noisy” experiment, a.k.a. one with many variables that are difficult to account for, that result is by definition a sound one.
The Center for Behavioral Education and Research celebrated its 10th anniversary on October 14. The celebration highlighted the Center’s accomplishments and recognized the leadership of founding director, Dr. George Sugai.
For those of who were unable to attend in person, enjoy photos from the event here. You can also find CBER highlights here. To learn more about CBER, visit the website, where you can check out the projects presently underway as well as the interests of CBER researchers.
EPSY Professor E. Jean Gubbins and a group of Neag School alumni have received a 2016 Curriculum Network Curriculum Award from the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) in recognition of a math unit titled “Geometry & Measurement for All Shapes & Sizes,” developed for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. The unit was developed by Gubbins as well as alumni Shelbi Cole’10 Ph.D., Nancy Heilbronner ’09 Ph.D., Jeffrey Corbishley ’07 (ED), Jennifer Savino ’12 Ph.D., and Rachel McAnallen ’11 Ph.D. The awards competition seeks to identify different curriculum units, for heterogeneous classrooms and gifted education programs, that can be shared with other educators as models of exemplary curriculum. The award will be presented at the 2016 NAGC Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., in November.
It is with great sadness that we report that Dr. Robert Colbert passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12. Dr. Colbert joined UConn in 2001 and was head of the EPSY Department Counseling program. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1987. His research expertise and interests focused on alleviating disparities in public schools based on race and include, the study of microaggressions, discipline sanctions, school counselor role in facilitating positive student racial identity development, and college and career readiness in urban schools. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Amherst College Alumni House, 75 Churchill Street, Amherst, MA 01002.
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Monetary donations may be made to the Neag School of Education Dean’s Fund in Robert Colbert’s honor. Contributions will go toward supporting students of color in the school counseling program. If making a donation, please specify that you are giving in honor of Robert Colbert in the “Additional Instructions about my Donations” section.
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