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College Park, MD— College Park, MD—The University of Maryland College of Education announced today the launch of its new Center for Educational Innovation and Improvement. Designed to foster collaborations between the university, school systems and educational organizations that focus on improving pre-K-12 education, the Center will serve as an incubator for innovative initiatives that address...
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Despite the widespread move to reading online, relatively little research has been done to compare the difference in learning when reading something digitally compared to in-print. UMD researchers Lauren Singer, a doctoral candidate, and Professor Patricia Alexander cast a wide net to review studies that compared learning via digital and print reading and winnowed the field down to 36 high-...
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As University of Maryland College of Education Assistant Professor Lucas P. Butler writes in a perspective article in Science magazine , recent research suggests that infants can learn the value of effort and persistence simply by watching an adult try hard to achieve something. “It appears that even one-year-old infants can learn the value of hard work simply by watching an adult engage in...
2017-18 New Faculty
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Nine new faculty members have joined the University of Maryland College of Education for the 2017-18 academic year. Some of the new faculty are familiar faces, having graduated from the College or having previously taught courses here, while others join us from as far away as California, Chicago, and the Boston area. They bring a diverse set of research interests to the College, drawing on past...
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COLLEGE PARK, MD (August, 2017) – Alexander D’Esterre, a doctoral student in the University of Maryland College of Education, received the William C. Graham and William J. Graham Memorial Scholarship in Education. The COE scholarship is awarded based on academic performance, financial need, leadership and contributions to the field of education, and commitment to promoting a diverse,...
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COLLEGE PARK, MD (August, 2017) – A new study finds that the way infants are parented, in combination with their physiological response to stress, influences the emergence of behavioral problems later in childhood. Led by University of Maryland College of Education researcher Nicholas J. Wagner, the study looked at how infants’ cortisol levels moderate the effects of parenting behaviors on the...
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COLLEGE PARK, MD (July, 2017) – A new report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine studied the impact of parenting on child development in young children. Natasha Cabrera, a professor in the UMD College of Education was a co-author of the report, “Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8.” As interest in early childhood interventions continues to rise...
Jennifer K. Rice
The University of Maryland has named Jennifer King Rice, Ph.D., as Dean of the College of Education, effective July 1, 2017. As dean, Rice will lead the College in developing a clear identity, vision, and strategy to advance inspired learning and develop positive solutions to today’s most pressing education issues. “I am very enthusiastic about the future of the College of Education under Dr...
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COLLEGE PARK, MD (June, 2017) – Catherine Kuhns, a doctoral student in the College of Education’s Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, has been selected to receive a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. The fellowship is aimed at developing “a new generation of leaders capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child...
Dean Donna Wiseman presents at Spring 2017 Commencement
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Congratulations to the Spring 2017 College of Education graduates! Several hundred undergraduate and graduate College of Education students received their diplomas on May 22, celebrating their hardwork and achievement with friends and family. The College of Education hosted a reception for graduates and their guests from 1-4 pm in Benjamin Building on May 22, followed by the...