UB’s Graduate School of Education climbed to No. 53, up six spots from last year and 35 spots from 2020 in the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings. Among public universities in the rankings, UB is No. 42 in education and is ranked third overall in the state.
The Fisher-Price Endowed Early Childhood Research Center achieved renewal of its National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation.
Blythe Anderson, assistant professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction, was named a finalist for the 2021 Timothy and Cynthia Shanahan Outstanding Dissertation Award and was also named a 2021 Emerging Scholar by the Reading Hall of Fame.
Julie Gorlewski, chair and associate professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction, has been awarded the Taylor & Francis 2022 Outstanding Journal Article Award for her article, “Ripple Effects: How Teacher Action Research on Culturally Relevant Education Can Promote Systemic Change,” published in "ATE's journal, Action in Teacher Education."
Heidi Julien, professor of information science, has been invited to serve on the editorial board of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST), which is a publication of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).
LaGarrett King, associate professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction, received the 2022 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award for his contributions to the book, “We Be Lovin’ Black Children: Learning to Be Literate About the African Diaspora.”
Amy Reynolds, professor in the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, was recognized by the National Academies of Practice for her work as part of UB’s Interprofessional Education Leadership team.
Margaret Sallee, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, was awarded a Spencer Foundation grant to conduct a study to assess how stimulus funding, the expanded Child Tax Credit and other forms of aid shaped student-mothers’ decisions and participation in higher education.
Stephen Santa-Ramirez, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, was selected as a 2022 ACPA College Student Educators International Diamond Honoree for his outstanding research and service in student affairs. He is also a recipient of the 2022 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Lauren Hennings, curriculum, instruction and the science of learning doctoral student, was awarded the 2022 Durand Scholarship, named after Henry J. and Bonita R. Durand. The award is given to a graduate student facing financial obstacles that stand in the way of completing a graduate degree.
Danielle Lewis, higher education doctoral student, was recently awarded a SUNY PRODiG fellowship. This two-year fellowship supports late-stage doctoral students who want to explore academic careers and gain teaching experience at SUNY comprehensive colleges.
Chazz Robinson, higher education doctoral student, was selected as a Julian Park fellow in UB’s College of Arts and Sciences. He will work with Ewa Ziarek, Julian Park Professor of Comparative Literature, to research and facilitate African American graduate students’ engagement in diversifying curriculum and university culture.
Anthony Vargas, higher education and student affairs master’s student, was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the American College Personnel Association Coalition for Multicultural Affairs. He received the award in March at the ACPA 2022 Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, for his equity and inclusion efforts on college campuses.
Raven Baxter, PhD ’21, was named to Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 North America 2022 Science list.
Carl Lam, EdM ’16, was recognized as one of Buffalo Business First’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2022 honorees. The list celebrates young professionals positively impacting their industries and communities every year.
Tiffany M. Nyachae, PhD ’18, was selected for the 2022 inaugural International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) Emerging Scholars Program by the Wallace Foundation Grant Committee. The research funding will allow her to work with youth and teachers in Buffalo in the summer of 2022.
Douglas Regan, EdD ’83, was awarded the 2022 Irving Schwartz Distinguished Retiree Award by the School Administrators Association of New York State.
Julie Gorlewski, associate professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction, has been named senior associate dean for academic affairs and teacher education for GSE, effective summer 2022. In this role, Gorlewski will oversee all matters related to academic affairs for GSE and lead a newly reorganized Office of Educator Preparation.
Erin Kearney, associate professor, will assume the role of chair for the Department of Learning and Instruction in the fall of 2022.
X. Christine Wang, has been named associate dean for interdisciplinary research, effective fall 2022.
Explore our spring 2022 event highlights below. View upcoming events on our calendar.
Pulitzer-Prize winner and New York Times Magazine staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones spoke on Feb. 16 as UB’s 46th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Speaker as part of the 2021-2022 UB Distinguished Speakers Series. Dean Suzanne Rosenblith moderated the discussion.
Black History Nerds Saturday School is a monthly professional development series for PreK-12 schoolteachers and others interested in learning more about Black history and race. These one-hour sessions help develop Black history content pedagogical knowledge and are hosted by the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education.
The Researching Race Professional Development Series is for academics and autodidacts interested in learning about race, racism and research. Sessions include topics ranging from theoretical frameworks and framing, methodologies, epistemological and ontological positioning, subject selection, writing, dissertation, and research. This series is hosted by the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education.