The faculty at the School of Education are committed to bridging research and practice for the benefit of schools and learners. They do their work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment that favors innovation and cooperation with all segments of education.
In Sacramento County, African American children are dying at twice the rate of their peers. Over the past three years, a community-based campaign has been working to reduce these tragic deaths, and now a team of three UC Davis researchers are joining the effort.
Professor Deb Niemeier, who has a joint appointment at the School of Education and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, which is among the highest honors in the profession.
Professor Michal Kurlaender continues to be one of the leading university-based scholars who are doing the most to influence educational policy and practice in the United States. This is the third consecutive year that she has been included in the RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings published in Education Week.
This summer the School of Education welcomed Maisha T. Winn, PhD and Lawrence (Torry) Winn, JD to the School of Education. Maisha T. Winn has been appointed as a Professor, and the UC Davis Chancellor and Provost additionally have extended her the new honorary designation of “Chancellor’s Leadership Professor.” Torry Winn will serve as an Academic Administrator. The Winns, who are married, will jointly develop a center for restorative justice to be located within the School of Education.
Nicole Sparapani, PhD joined the School of Education faculty this summer as an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education. Sparapani, who earned her doctorate in Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University, is a certified speech-language pathologist. She completed her postdoctoral studies on individualizing student instruction at Arizona State University and the Institute for the Science of Teaching and Learning.
A $3.5 million grant to Emily Solari, assistant professor of education, will bring reading instruction to 100 first-grade classrooms in Sacramento, Yolo and other counties in the region as well as in Houston, Texas, by next fall.
Dr. Erin Hashimoto-Martell
K-8 Science Content Specialist, Boston Public Schools
Seminar Title:The Intersection of Science, the Environment, and Urban Education
Seminar Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: 174 SOEB
E.F. Lindquist Award, co-sponsored by the American Educational Research Association and the American College Testing Program (2016)
University of California, Davis School of Education Outstanding Faculty Award(2015)
University of California, Davis: Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award (2014)
Member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, made up of 30 states working collaboratively toward the goals of preparing all students for college and careers by creating a comprehensive assessment system for Math and English Language Arts (2010-11)
California Educational Research Association: Lifetime Achievement Award, December (2008)
American Educational Research Professional Service Award: Outstanding Contribution Relating Research to Practice (2003)