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Promotion and Tenure 2018

July 6, 2018 - 9:45am
Congratulations to GSE faculty who have earned promotions this spring. Ann Fullerton – Professor Emerita Karen Haley – Professor Joel Lane – Associate Professor John Nimmo – Associate Professor Howard Yank – Senior Instructor Emeritus

GSE early childhood graduate honored in California

July 3, 2018 - 9:30am
Mark Marano, ’18, was named Early Educator of the Year by Child360, a Los Angeles–based nonprofit that advocates for young children in Southern California. Marano earned an MS in Early Childhood: Inclusive Ed and Curriculum & Instruction from Portland State … Continue reading →

GSE students receive PSU 2018 President’s honors

June 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Each year PSU students are selected for Presidential Awards that celebrate the exceptional work they have done during their time at PSU. These awards include all PSU students, not just those who are graduating this spring. GSE is proud to … Continue reading →

GSE hooding/commencement ceremony highlights

June 26, 2018 - 9:59am
GSE has over 500 graduates in the class of 2018, earning bachelor’s, master’s, doctorates, licensure and certificates. All of our GSE candidates are outstanding students who are planning to make a difference in their careers. These are just three of … Continue reading →

GSE commencement is inaugural event in Viking Pavilion

June 21, 2018 - 10:00pm
The long-awaited Viking Pavilion hosted its first capacity event June 15, with the annual GSE Academic Hooding and Commencement Ceremony. This was the first time the GSE Academic Hooding was combined with an official commencement, enabling students to attend just … Continue reading →

$1 million gift to the PSU Graduate School of Education establishes the Vernier STEM Classroom

June 19, 2018 - 10:00am
June 11, 2018 – Education advocates and philanthropists Christine and David Vernier have donated $1 million to Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education to create a fully equipped STEM training classroom for PSU’s new 4th and Montgomery building, expected … Continue reading →

Sybil Kelley and Jean Aguilar-Valdez help make STEM classroom a reality

June 15, 2018 - 9:30am
Two GSE faculty members were recognized by the PSU Foundation for their leadership in acquiring $1.25 million in funding toward the GSE’s new home that opens in fall 2020. Assistant Professor Jean Aguilar-Valdez and Associate Professor Sybil Kelley are leaders … Continue reading →

GSE Alumna Rachel Stagner selected for national science award

June 13, 2018 - 10:00am
The US Department of Energy and partnering federal agencies have finalized the selections for the 2018–2019 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow (AEF). PSU alumna Rachel Stagner, ’08, ’13, is one of 14 educators named for this prestigious award. She teaches … Continue reading →

GSE’s Sybil Kelley honored with 2018 PSU sustainability award

May 31, 2018 - 9:59am
Each year the Institute for Sustainable Solutions honors a faculty member whose teaching inspires students to embrace sustainability both inside and outside the classroom. Sybil Kelley, PhD, is an associate professor of science education and sustainable systems in the Leadership … Continue reading →

DePry to join international editorial board

May 25, 2018 - 10:00am
Special Education Professor and Department Chair Randall DePry has been named to the editorial board of the International Journal of Positive Behavioral Support, a peer-reviewed publication of the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) that promotes Positive Behavioral Support (PBS), … Continue reading →

GSE to hold Academic Hooding and Commencement in new Viking Pavilion

May 16, 2018 - 10:00am
Graduate School of Education students completing their programs need only attend a single ceremony this year. Traditionally, the GSE hosts a separate event from the University Commencement, Academic Hooding. For the first time, the school will instead host an official … Continue reading →

PSU Education Dean Marvin Lynn appointed to state Educator Advancement Council

May 8, 2018 - 10:00am
Author: Kurt Bedell, PSU Media and Public Relations Portland State University Graduate School of Education Dean Marvin Lynn has been appointed as a director of The Educator Advancement Council (EAC), a brand new advisory group representing Oregon educators and community … Continue reading →

GSE faculty member Hollie Hix-Small accepts Fulbright in Myanmar

May 4, 2018 - 10:00am
Assistant Professor Hollie Hix-Small has been named a Fulbright Scholar to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. She will reside in the Southeast Asian country for four months, from June to September 2019, and will work to support implementation … Continue reading →

Winter Count project portrays GSE students’ journeys

April 26, 2018 - 10:00am
  Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP) teacher candidates in the Integrated Arts cohort have used a tribal method to construct “portfolios” of their journeys through their program. Curriculum and Instruction Department Associate Professor Jan Abramovitz collaborated with American Indian Teacher … Continue reading →

Torrey Kulow selected for national math fellowship

April 20, 2018 - 9:45am
The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) has named GSE Assistant Professor Torrey Kulow a Mathematics Fellow. The Service, Teaching and Research (STaR) in Mathematics Education Fellowship is an induction program for early-career mathematics educators working at institutions of higher … Continue reading →

PSU science professor wins national award

April 17, 2018 - 10:00am
Cary Sneider is the recipient of the Robert H. Carleton Award from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). This is the most prestigious award an NSTA member can receive. The Robert H. Carleton Award recognizes one individual who has made … Continue reading →

GSE Early Intervention students study in the country of Georgia

April 11, 2018 - 10:00am
[March 2018] Students in Hollie Hix-Small’s Early Intervention (EI) special education licensure program traveled to the country of Georgia this spring to study emerging EI efforts there. PSU EI students are: Danitza Galvan, Vanessa Hernandez, Jennifer King, Shaya Mooney, Michelle … Continue reading →

PSU’s Sam Sennott collects assistive technology award

April 4, 2018 - 10:00am
Sam Sennott, Special Education Department, is the first recipient of the Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Assistive Technology Research from the California State University Northridge (CSUN) Assistive Technology Conference. He was honored for his paper entitled SETT Framework, MODELER, … Continue reading →

Portland State faculty to present at national AERA meeting: The Dreams, Possibilities and Necessity of Public Education

April 2, 2018 - 9:30am
  April 13 – 17, 2018, New York, NY Graduate School of Education faculty will present their latest research at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in New York City. Dean Marvin Lynn and Dr. Jada Phelps-Moultrie … Continue reading →