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Congratulations to 2019 Annual Teaching Excellence Award winners who are associated with the Educational Psychology department:

April 9, 2019

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Edward Orsulak – 2019-2020 Outstanding Adjunct Award Long time adjunct in special education for the Educational Psychology department.   First Year Experience (FYE) Excellence in Teaching Award: Karen Skudlarek, Computer Tech Support, CETL (and Educational Psychology alum).   2018 CETL‘s Academic Mini Grant Competition Award Winner: Allison Lombardi […]




Stephen Slota is mentioned in KQED about educational technology use in schools.

April 2, 2019

While still a high school science teacher, University of Connecticut assistant professor Stephen Slota designed a unit-length game to teach human reproduction and sexually transmitted diseases. “The students worked in teams of three to control a character avatar in a fictitious village, and their goal was to engage in an epidemiological study of the area […]


Gifted and talented research led by Del Siegle is featured in District Administration

April 1, 2019

Gifted and talented research led by Del Siegle is featured in District Administration Gifted and talented program numbers fail to add up Problems with traditional methods of identifying gifted students can be solved   Gifted and talented diversification reaches for full potential District leaders employ innovative methods to add more students to gifted and talented […]


Research on gifted education by Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis are featured by The Century Foundation.

March 29, 2019

Integrating Classrooms and Reducing Academic Tracking Strategies for School Leaders and Educators …The Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM), developed by University of Connecticut professors Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis, is an approach to teaching and learning that draws from the pedagogy of gifted education to enhance opportunities to all students in a school. SEM identifies “gifted […]


Allison Lombardi quoted by KCUR about students with special needs.

March 28, 2019

“We’re trying to make it so people with disabilities have more opportunities for employment in society, right?” said Allison Lombardi, a professor who teaches in the Special Education Program at the University of Connecticut. “There’s not a separate society for just people with disabilities, so it really doesn’t make sense for us to create programs […]


Neag School Announces Recipients of 2019 Alumni Awards: Two From Educational Psychology

March 27, 2019

Outstanding Professional — Rachel R. McAnallen ’10 Ph.D. (Educational Psychology – Gifted and Talented) Known as “Ms. Math” to children across the country, Rachel McAnallen has devoted her life to sharing the joy of mathematics with learners of all ages. A professional educator for more than 60 years, she travels the globe teaching her love […]



U.S. News 2020 Rankings Place Neag School Among Top 20 U.S. Publics

March 25, 2019

U.S. News & World Report has issued its 2020 rankings of the best graduate schools of education in the nation, with the Neag School of Education ranking among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the United States for the fourth consecutive year. Read full article here.