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2012: Hitting Our Stride, Faculty Acknowledged For Excellence

In addition to growing graduate programs and adding new outreach programs aimed at teachers and youth, the School of Education’s faculty continue to teach more and more undergraduates. The excellence of faculty undergraduate teaching and the confidence that government, foundations and corporations have in the quality of faculty research and instruction is reflected in the awards and grants faculty receive.

Milestones & Achievements

  • School hits $12 million in The Campaign for UC Davis
  • School presents Distinguished Alumni award to Lisa William-White (Credential ‘99, PhD ‘03), and Jose Bermudez (Credential ‘06, MA ‘07) receives Rising Star alumni award
  • Anthony Barcellos (PhD ‘05) establishes endowment to support scholarships for PhD math educators, with a $25,000 gift
  • Associate Professor Tobin White receives the 2012 Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research & Scholarship in Learning Technologies from the American Educational Research Association
  • Professors Kerry Enright and Steven Athanases are nominees for the Excellence in Education Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Education by the Associated Students of UC Davis
  • Professor Peter Mundy receives over $1 million from the Institute for Education Studies to study autism and education
  • Professor Cindy Passmore receives $1.6 million from the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation to launch ISTAR, a three-year professional development initiative in STEM teaching
  • School hosts first Shakespeare Works when Shakespeare Plays conference for teachers
  • Sacramento Area Science Project launches Dinner with a Scientist
  • School co-hosts talk by Diane Ravitch, professor of education at NYU
  • Distinguished Educational Thinker Speakers: John Q. Easton and Donaldo Macedo

“At their worst, universities are isolated in an artificial world of academia. At the opposite end of the spectrum is the School of Education. Here you have a marriage between university and practitioners in the field—an extremely unique bridge that links together theory and what’s actually happening in the classroom.”
          –Mark Geyer, Superintendent, Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District.

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