Sandra Leu Bonanno, a graduate of ELP, has been awarded the AERA Social Justice Dissertation Award for 2021. Congratulations to Dr. Bonanno and her dissertation chair, Dr. Irene Yoon.
Dr. Laurence J. Parker has won the University of Utah's Distinguished Mentor Award, which recognizes mentors that guide graduate students and postdoctoral students throughout their academic programs.
Dr. Jason L. Taylor, Assistant Professor in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy has just been awarded $99,000 by the nonpartisan Joyce Foundation.
This award recognizes Dr. Andrea Rorrer as a faculty member whose record demonstrates excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising, academic leadership, supporting diverse students and colleagues, and professional service.
Drs. Ni, Rorrer, Pounder, Yoon and ELP student Barton receive awards for excellence in published articles from Emerald Publishing
At the NASPA Western Regional Conference on November 11, 2020, ELP graduates received Region V awards.
Ryan Wells, a student in ELP's K-12 EdD program, has been named a 2021 finalist for Utah Teacher of the Year.
Meghan Meredith, ELP Doctoral student, leads the Utah Virtual Academy and advises state schools on online learning success.
ELP doctoral student Valerie Guerrero was recently notified that she is the recipient of the State University of New York (SUNY) PRODiG Fellowship!
Taylor & Francis Ltd has recently published "Critical Race Theory in Education - Education and Social Theory", edited by ELP Professor Laurence Parker
Dr. Diana Pounder, emeritus faculty in ELP, is the recipient of the 2019 Roald F. Campbell Award from the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).
Congratulations to Erin Castro on this great honor from the University of Utah!
Please take a minute to read recently published articles by Maria Ledesma and Chris Linder.
Congratulations to Anthony! Anthony received his Doctorate of Education in 2007 from the ELP department.
University of Utah President Ruth Watkins announced that Lori K. McDonald has been named vice president for student affairs.
Congratulations to Jason Taylor on being elected to a 3-year role as an Executive Committee Member of the Council for Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE)
Erin Castro, Director of the Research Collaborative on Higher Education in Prison at the University of Utah received funding from the Laughing Gull Foundation. Laughing Gull Foundation commits over $3.6 million in grants to organizations supporting HEP.
Developing a Critical-Interdisciplinary Research Agenda to Eradicate Sexual Violence on U.S. College Campuses. Through this Summit sponsored by the Spencer Foundation, we bring scholars committed to engaging critical, interdisciplinary research together to develop a comprehensive research agenda that will work toward eradicating campus sexual violence.
Brad Mortensen, has been selected as the new president of Weber State University. Brad received his PhD from ELP in the Fall of 2009. Congratulations, Brad!
ELP students publish book review in Partnerships - A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement hosted by University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Amber Roderick-Landward and Margaret Swanicke received the District Administrator and School Administrator Awards respectively. Congratulations!!
Paula Smith was named interim Associate Vice President for Equity & Diversity and Larry Parker is a new Associate Dean in the Honors College.
Utah Business recently announced their picks for this year’s 30 Women to Watch and CXOs of the Year. Both of the awardees are ELP Alumni. Anjali Pai in the 30 women to Watch category and Brad Mortensen in the CXOs of the Year category. Congratulations!
Dr. Paula Smith and her students led a panel discussion on the school-to-prison pipeline and recent legislative efforts aimed at stemming the flow of youth from school to the juvenile justice system.
The Black Student Union at the University of Utah honored Dr. Paula Smith, ELP and Dr. William Smith, ECS, with The Black Student Union’s Annual Legacy Award
Erin Castro and Edén Cortez have published an article in the AMAE journal. "Mexican and Mexican American Student Reflections on Transfer: Institutional Agents and the Continued Role of the Community College".
The Kearns Community Coalition, on which Dr. Paula Smith of the ELP department serves, has received a five-year, $625,000 grant from the Office of National Drug Control to curb alcohol and e-cigarette use among teens.
Jason Taylor co-authors “Improving IPEDS Data Collection on High School Students Enrolled in College Courses"
The paper, commissioned by NPEC, will serve as a background for an IPEDS Technical Review Panel which will consider how to modify federal data collection.
Dr. Aiken-Wisniewski appointed as the co-editor of NACADA’s research publication, The NACADA Journal, for 2017-2019.
The article, regarding the use of prior criminal history in graduate school admissions, is titled "Higher Ed’s Message to Ex-Felons: No Second Chances"
Liliana Castrellón, ELP doctoral candidate, and Dr. Judith Perez-Torres, ELP alumnus, publish book chapter,
The title of their chapter is "I see myself in them: Understanding racialized educational experiences of students of color through critical race service-learning" in the book "Culturally Engaging Service-Learning with Diverse Communities".
His article, "Undocumented" Ways of Navigating Complex Sociopolitical Realities in Higher Education: A Critical Race Counterstory was published in the Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher education and Student Affairs
Dr. Castro, Assistant Professor, engaged one of her incarcerated students, Michael Brawn, in a dialogue exploring the challenges of educating a population within the constraints of a carceral system.
Dr. Feng Wei, ELP’s Visiting Professor from Nanjing Normal University, China, was awarded the 2017 National Social Science Funding of China, one of the highest levels of academic funding in the national social science research.
Gerardo Lopez, and Laurence Parker each published a chapter in Critical Approaches to Education Policy Analysis: Moving Beyond Tradition
Lopez’s co-authored chapter is titled "When Parents Behave Badly: A Critical Policy Analysis of Parent Involvement in Schools.” Parker’s co-authored chapter is titled "Silent Covenants in the Neoliberal Era: Critical Race Counternarratives on African American Advocacy Leadership in Schools.”
The award is given to people and programs across campus who provide transformative experiences for undergraduate students.
Dr. Yoon, receives the Outstanding Reviewer Award for the American Educational Research Journal – Section on Social and Institutional Analysis, at the annual meeting of AERA in Chicago.
To honor and encourage the considerable efforts and accomplishments of faculty who consistently serve as effective mentors of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, The Graduate School established a Distinguished Mentor Award.
Erin is excited for this new responsibility and to contribute to the important work that the ACLU is doing throughout the state. Board members serve for three-year terms with a normal limit of two terms.
Dr. Jason L. Taylor, Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership & Policy, presented his research at the opening session of the 2015 National Policy Summit on Reverse Transfer.
Dr. Taylor discusses Obama's proposal for free Community College
Dr. Ledesma, is the lead author for a session entitled, "Toward Collective Action to Reclaim Public Narrative for Justice: Ameliorating on Impoverished Cultural Discourse on Affirmative Action in Higher Education”