Jasmine Alvarado, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, was awarded the AERA Latina/o/x Outstanding Dissertation Award.
Janina Brutt-Griffler, professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction, was awarded the 2023 Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education at the University at Buffalo.
Heidi Julien, professor in the Department of Information Science, was awarded the Canadian Association for Information Science Career Achievement Award. She was also recognized as a UB Exceptional Scholar for Sustained Achievement.
Jaekyung Lee, professor in the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, was named a Fulbright Scholar and traveled to Kazakhstan this past summer.
Amanda Nickerson, professor in the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, was inducted into the Society for the Study of School Psychology.
Courtney Ward-Sutton, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, was awarded the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation President’s Award.
Russel Bassarath, a UB Teach student studying history and social studies education, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award and will spend the academic year in Cyprus.
Moza Coote, PhD ’23, was a finalist in UB’s Three Minute Thesis Competition. Her dissertation was titled “Mentoring is not a panacea, it can kill: Exploring the Mentorship Experiences of New Black Women Teachers.”
Tiffany M. Nyachae, PhD ’18, received the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.
Roberta A. Stevens, MLS ’74, BA ’70, was recognized with the UB Alumni Association's Samuel P. Capen Award.
Francisco M. Vasquez, PhD ’03, was recognized with the UB Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award for GSE.
A lifelong Buffalonian, Conrad F. Toepfer, Jr. earned his BA, EdM and EdD degrees from UB. Prior to joining the GSE faculty in 1965, he served as a teacher and curriculum coordinator in area schools. During his tenure at UB, he supervised nearly 100 doctoral and master’s students. Several of his mentees came together to establish the Dr. Conrad F. Toepfer, Jr. Mentorship Award, which will honor exceptional mentorship in the GSE community. The inaugural award will be presented this spring, with a nomination process in the new year.
Louise Lalli was recognized as Advisor of the Year by the University Advising Council.
GSE's Marketing and Communications team, Amber Winters, Danielle LeGare and William J. Belz III, were awarded "Best of Category" in the SUNY CUAD Awards of Excellence for the fall 2022 issue of Learn magazine.
Faculty and Staff Promotions
Stephanie Fredrick in the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology has been promoted to associate professor with tenure.
Xiufeng Liu in the Department of Learning and Instruction was named SUNY Distinguished Professor.
Margaret Sallee in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy has been promoted to full professor.
Corrie Stone-Johnson in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy has been promoted to full professor.
Anne Perrault is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Information Science. Perrault brings a wealth of practitioner and district level leadership experience from the educational field. Perrault earned her MLIS from the University at Buffalo and her PhD in teaching and curriculum from the University of Rochester. She previously was a faculty member in the Information Science department and continued to serve as an adjunct after returning to the PK-12 public school system.
Her research is in information behaviors of educators to improve pedagogical practices, and the health information behaviors of young people with varying abilities. She has published in refereed and practitioner journals. Publications include “Reaching All Learners: Understanding and Leveraging Points of Intersection for School Librarians and Special Education Teachers” and “Schools as Information Ecologies: A Proposed Framework of Study.”
Kathleen Reeb is a visiting instructor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. Reeb earned both her EdM in learning and instruction, and her PhD in educational culture, policy and society from the University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education. Reeb will be instructing both undergraduate and doctoral level courses and will also be designing and offering a special course on the schooling realities of special education and the systems of dis/ability that underpin the K-12 landscape.
When not teaching, Reeb is a member of the Buffalo Public School’s Special Education Parent Advisory Committee Executive Board where she helps support families navigate the special education system and advocate for systemic change on their behalf. Reeb was selected as a 2020 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellow for her work on the structural and systemic mechanisms that undergird inequities for students with dis/abilities or those needing special education.
The American Library Association (ALA) has recently granted continued accreditation status to the Master of Science in information and library science program in GSE’s Department of Information Science. This accreditation status is a significant milestone for the program, reaffirming its commitment to excellence in education and preparing information professionals for the challenges of the digital age.
The accreditation decision, made by ALA’s Committee on Accreditation (CoA), ensures that the program meets the rigorous standards set by ALA. Accreditation is vital, as it signifies that the program has met or exceeded the established benchmarks for quality education and professional development.
Explore our fall 2023 event highlights below. View upcoming events on our calendar.
Teaching Black History Conference
Sounds of Blackness, Hip Hop Turns 50
The Roots of Rap featuring author Carole Boston Weatherford
New Student Orientation
Welcome Back Ice Cream Social
UB Alumni Webinar: Addressing Teaching Shortages and Diversifying Teachers in the Classroom
Webinar: Beyond the Hashtag: Ten Things to Know about the Science of Reading
Coyote’s Genius: Values That Are Transcending Time—Indigenous Pathways to Natural Resource Management and Environmental Education featuring Caj Matheson
Victimization Experiences among Transgender and Gender Expansive Adolescents: An Examination of Prevalence, Impact and Protective Factors, part of the Alberti Center Colloquium Series featuring Rachel C. Garthe, PhD
ECPS Lecture: The Making of a Teenage Service Class: Going from Unruly Fieldnotes to Coherent Theory featuring Ranita Ray, PhD
ECPS Professional Development Series: Tips and Tricks for Writing a Qualitative Spencer Fellowship Proposal featuring Ranita Ray, PhD
Information Science Research Seminar: User Studies in the Context of Bibliographic Information featuring Tanja Merčun, PhD
Making Change that Matters: Teach-In for Racial Equity
Black History Nerds Saturday School: Lessons from Life Row featuring Rachel McMillian, PhD
Black Women Lead: Black Radical Educational Leadership & The Black Panther Party’s Oakland Community School
Alberti Center Annual Conference: Strengthening Support for the Whole School Community featuring Byron McClure, EdD; Stacy A. S. Williams, PhD, LP; and Rebecca Vujnovic, PhD, NCSP
Information Science Research Seminar: Information Under the Skin: Information Experience of Tattooed People featuring Jennifer Campbell-Meier, PhD
ECPS Professional Development Series: How What I Learned in my PhD Program at UB Leveraged My Not-For-Profit Work at The Literacy Lab and Other Venues featuring Heather Jenkins, PhD
GSE Series: Beyond ChatGPT: AI + Education
DEAN’S LECTURE SERIES
Examining the Margins of the Margins: An Imperative for A Just Society featuring TJ Stewart, PhD
Black History Nerds Saturday School: #TeachBlackHistory Any Day, Every Day and All Year Long featuring Dawnavyn James
DEAN’S LECTURE SERIES
Nurturing Knowledge: Ending Epistemicide, Transforming Education, Strengthening Communities featuring Beth Patin, PhD, MIS, MLIS