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Inaugural College of Education Award winners announced

May 22, 2024
Inaugural College of Education Award winners announced

The first-ever College of Education Awards were given in May 2024 to faculty and staff who have made extraordinary contributions to the college community.  The awards recognize individuals for their research, teaching and leadership. They were developed and disseminated by Associate Deans Emily Bouck and Matthew Koehler, and supported by Dean Jerlando F. L. Jackson.… Read More »

Naseem Rodríguez earns national Early Career Award

May 16, 2024
Naseem Rodríguez earns national Early Career Award

Noreen Naseem Rodríguez received the Early Career Award from the Association for Asian American Studies in April 2024. The annual award recognizes those who have made valuable contributions to the Asian American studies field.  For Naseem Rodríguez, this honor indicates that the nation is starting to see the benefit and importance of teaching Asian American… Read More »

Ph.D. student recognized for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

May 10, 2024
Ph.D. student recognized for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

Corinne Hobbs, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Kinesiology, is the recipient of the MSU Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Award. The award — now in its second year — recognizes graduate-level Spartans who exemplify and actively promote DEI by addressing, challenging or dismantling discrimination, sexism, racism and… Read More »

MSU among the best globally for education, kinesiology

May 9, 2024
MSU among the best globally for education, kinesiology

Michigan State University is among the top institutes worldwide that offer programs in education and kinesiology, according to Quacquarelli Symonds’s annual World University Rankings by Subject. MSU’s strengths in education were tied for #17 in the world in the “education and training” category and #8 in the U.S. MSU was in the top 50 in… Read More »

Doctoral student to empower African female graduate students with fellowship

May 8, 2024
Doctoral student to empower African female graduate students with fellowship

Olamide Ogungbemi was leading equity efforts in education long before she enrolled in the Michigan State University Educational Psychology and Educational Technology Ph.D program two years ago. Born and raised in Nigeria, she held a series of leadership and instructional positions at non-profits centered on teaching young women and seasoned professionals how to use technology… Read More »

Cooper elected to the National Academy of Education

May 2, 2024
Cooper elected to the National Academy of Education

Michigan State University Lappan-Phillips Endowed Professor Melanie Cooper has been elected to the National Academy of Education (NAEd). The prestigious honor recognizes top scholars who have improved the effectiveness of education policies and practices. Only 14 scholars nationwide were given the distinction in 2024. “This is a huge honor for me – I was just… Read More »

How corporal punishment is used in U.S. schools—and how to stop it

May 1, 2024
How corporal punishment is used in U.S. schools—and how to stop it

Nearly 70,000 American schoolchildren were physically disciplined in school settings in 2018, according to Michigan State University research.   Moreover, the researchers found physical punishment — which includes spanking, kicking, paddling and other physical acts — is disproportionately applied to Black, Latinx, and Native American students and those with disabilities compared to their white counterparts.… Read More »

Ph.D. student recognized for reading research on incarcerated adults

April 29, 2024
Ph.D. student recognized for reading research on incarcerated adults

Elizabeth Hicks, a Ph.D. student in Michigan State University’s Special Education program, is a recipient of the Badar-Kauffman Early Career Scholar Award for her research exploring reading intervention in adult correctional facilities – or the lack thereof. Each year, the award recognizes outstanding research contributions of doctoral students at the Badar-Kauffman Conference. The National Adult… Read More »

Genoese receives National Doctoral Scholar Award honorable mention 

April 22, 2024
Genoese receives National Doctoral Scholar Award honorable mention 

Department of Kinesiology Ph.D. student Francesca Genoese received an honorable mention for the American Kinesiology Association’s (AKA) National Doctoral Scholar Award. Since 2014, the award has annually recognized the top doctoral kinesiology students in the nation by way of leadership, service and academic record.  Genoese – who successfully defended her dissertation in April 2024 – was… Read More »