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Tarun ChunELP graduate Tarun Chun has accepted the position of Headmaster of Schools for the Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus in Hawai'i.  "This new opportunity will allow me to advocate for Native Hawaiian children throughout the state of Hawai'i. With this new emphasis on reaching all native Hawaiian youth comes a challenge to build more partnerships with educational organizations throughout the state that serve native Hawaiian youth, and that mission excites me beyond words. I am thankful for the opportunity to return to my alma mater."

Maria ReyesELP student Maria Reyes had an essay published in the Association of College Unions International
My Vision for Higher Education: Providing Pathways for Individual Success

alonso rivarolaAlonso R. Reyna Rivarola, ELP M.Ed. graduate, was featured in NY Times article. The New York Times Editorial Board has called on the Trump administration to preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that temporarily shields some young immigrants from deportation and allows them to work legally. We’re featuring stories from young immigrants who were spared from deportation and permitted to work during the Obama administration.

olivahallJefferiesPerezCongratulations to our 2016 Fall Semester PhD Graduates >>



Amy BergersonProfessor Amy Bergerson was featured in WalletHub’s recent study about 2016's best college towns and cities in america. You can find it here>>



ELP & ECS students as co-authors in new book chapter on legacy of Derrick Bell

Larry ParkerAna 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 >>

Jason Taylor

Assistant Professor Jason L. Taylor has Tribune Op-ed piece "Make college affordable to make democracy work"

GochbergELP Doctoral student Jonathan Gochberg has Tribune Op-ed piece "Utahns should confront their ‘unconscious’ racism"

lilliana castrellonCongratulations 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.

Jack Newell

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 >>

Marilynn HowardELP 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.

 Congratulations, Marilynn!

Yong Mei NiDr. 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?

Larry Parker & StudentsThe 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 >>

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Last Updated: 2/17/17