Highlights & News
ELP & ECS students as co-authors in new book chapter on legacy of Derrick Bell
Ana Carollina Antunes, Rosie Connor, Kathryn K. Coquemont, Kehaulani Folau, Allison Martin & Laura Tood are all co-authors with Dr. Laurence Parker of a book chapter entitled The Utility of the Space Traders and its variations as critical race theory teachable moments in the edited book Covenant Keeper: Derrick Bell's enduring education legacy (2016) edited by Gloria Ladson Billings & William F. Tate (published by Peter Lang). The book highlights the importance of Derrick Bell's legal scholarship and activism as one of the founders of critical race theory and the chapters profile different parts of his legacy as they apply to education contexts. Read more about this chapter >>
Assistant Professor Jason L. Taylor has Tribune Op-ed piece "Make college affordable to make democracy work"
ELP Doctoral student Jonathan Gochberg has Tribune Op-ed piece "Utahns should confront their ‘unconscious’ racism"
Congratulations to Lily Castrellon!
Lily has been selected as an AAHHE 2017 Graduate Student Fellow. Lily will attend the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) annual conference in March, wherein she will present her work. The conference is March 9-11, 2017 in Irvine, CA.
Hope, Heart and the Humanities
How a Free College Course is Changing Lives
This new book being released by the University of Utah Press late 2016 includes ELP emeriti Professor Dr. L. Jackson Newell. It is an initiative to address social justice in education at the ground level and talks about what five instructors learned over the last decade from teaching a year-long integrated humanities course in Salt Lake City.
Read more about this book >>
ELP Academic Coordinator, Marilynn Howard, was one of the recipients of the 2016 University District Staff Excellence Awards. Marilynn began her career with the College of Education in 1979 and has served in various capacities within the College since that time. Her aggregate service to the ELP Department adds up to well over 25 years. We can think of no better way to recognize Marilynn’s contributions and commitment to the University of Utah than through this award. Marilynn's name will be forwarded on to the Executive Committee for nomination to receive the University Staff Excellence Award.
The Utah Board of Education chose Sydnee Dickson on Thursday, June 23, 2016, to be its the state's next superintendent. Sydnee is a graduate of the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy. Sydnee received her Master’s of Education degree from the Department of Educational Administration in the Summer of 1987 and then her Doctorate of Education degree from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in the Fall of 2007. Read more about the decision >>
Dr. Yongmei Ni, Associate Professor in ELP, has been awarded a Seed Grant from the
University of Utah Research Foundation in 2016. This project will explore the effects
of the educational leadership preparation programs in Utah by answering the following
questions: who participates in leadership preparation programs in Utah? How do graduates
perceive the quality of their preparation programs? What are the career paths and
leadership practices of graduates? And finally, how are program attributes associated
with the career paths and leadership practices of graduates from different programs?
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Congratulations to Erin Castro for being awarded the
2016 College of Education Teaching Award!
The students of Dr. Larry Parker's 2015 Leadership for Social Justice class had the opportunity to put theory into practice: they developed a diversity action plan for the University of Utah. Read more about the DIversity Action Plan Proposal >>