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Honoring donors to the Graduate School of Education

Education News - August 27, 2015 - 10:45am
July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 Thanks to the following donors for their support of the Graduate School of Education and our students during fiscal year 2015, July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Gift levels include planned/deferred gifts. … Continue reading →

GSE awards over $180,000 in scholarship funding for 2015–16

Education News - August 16, 2015 - 10:55am
Support for GSE scholarships grows Philanthropic support for the Graduate School of Education (GSE) totaled more than $2.4 million in fiscal year 2015 (which ended June 30). Of this, almost $1.6 million was committed to student support, much of it … Continue reading →

GSE Dean’s Fund for Excellence: FY15 Impact Report

Education News - August 3, 2015 - 4:15pm
Thank you to the Graduate School of Education (GSE) donors who supported the GSE Dean’s Fund for Excellence in the 2014-15 fiscal year. Because of these generous individuals, the GSE was able to launch creative initiatives, increase student support, and … Continue reading →

GSE hosts international mathematics conference

Education News - July 7, 2015 - 5:36pm
The eighth international Mathematics Education and Society (MES) conference took place at Portland State University, June 21–26, 2015. Swapna Mukhopadhyay, professor in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) Curriculum and Instruction Department, and Brian Greer, adjunct instructor in the GSE, … Continue reading →

Farewell to retiring GSE faculty members

Education News - June 29, 2015 - 4:45pm
A celebration to honor the GSE’s 2015 retirees was held at the end of spring term. This year’s retirees include Amy Petti, Educational Leadership and Policy (17 years at PSU); Ruth Murray, Curriculum and Instruction and Continuing Education (16 years … Continue reading →

Dr. Thomas A. Chambers establishes new endowed scholarship for aspiring teachers

Education News - June 23, 2015 - 4:20pm
This spring, Dr. Thomas A. Chambers made a gift to establish the Thomas A. Chambers Endowed Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers within the Graduate School of Education (GSE). Through a planned gift valued at more than $1.2 million, Chambers has also … Continue reading →

Two retirements, 99 years

Education News - June 21, 2015 - 4:11pm
Unflappable. That’s how you could describe both of these retiring educators. This spring marks the retirement of two colleagues in the Graduate School of Education who together represent nearly one hundred years of high-quality work in education for Oregon. Linda … Continue reading →

GSE Associate Professor Julie Esparza Brown elected to Portland School Board

Education News - June 17, 2015 - 2:08pm
Special Education Associate Professor Julie Esparza Brown was elected for Zone 1 on the Portland Public School (PPS) Board with 77 percent of the votes citywide. Her opponent, Andrew Davidson, is a PSU student who previously served on the board … Continue reading →

2015 Dean’s Reception honors GSE supporters and scholarship recipients

Education News - June 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
Dean Randy Hitz hosted the Graduate School of Education’s (GSE) annual Dean’s Reception on May 13, honoring supporters of GSE scholarships and programs, as well as scholarship recipients. This year’s event was held in the beautiful Lincoln Hall Glass Tower—a … Continue reading →

GSE alumnus to head Oregon Department of Education

Education News - June 5, 2015 - 4:23pm
Salam Noor, ‘12, will take the top job at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), appointed by Governor Kate Brown to succeed Rob Saxon as deputy superintendent of public instruction. Saxon, who held the post for three years, is retiring … Continue reading →

Samuel Henry presented with President’s Diversity Award

Education News - June 3, 2015 - 8:39am
Dr. Samuel Henry is the 2015 winner of the President’s Diversity Award for faculty. He was honored at the eighth annual PSU President’s Diversity Awards, held this year at the Native American Center. Henry is an associate professor and past … Continue reading →

PSU’s George C. Hoffmann Award goes to Dilafruz Williams

Education News - May 26, 2015 - 4:47pm
Professor Dilafruz Williams has been awarded Portland State University’s George C. Hoffmann Award for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. The Hoffmann Award is given annually to a PSU faculty member in recognition of distinguished contributions to the University in … Continue reading →

GSE grad named 2015 Oregon High School Principal of the Year

Education News - May 21, 2015 - 4:21pm
McMinnville High School Principal Kris Olsen, CAL ’01, has been named Oregon’s High School Principal of the Year. He is a graduate of PSU’s first Willamette Valley cohort group. Faculty members Dan Johnson and Wink Miller led this cohort as part … Continue reading →

Christine Cress publishes new book on service-learning

Education News - May 17, 2015 - 10:53am
Christine Cress has published a third book on service-learning—this time with a focus on the educational power of community organizations. The Community Partner Guide to Campus Collaborations: Strategies for Becoming a Co-Educator in Civic Engagement (Stylus, 2015) was written in … Continue reading →