Kevin Henry lecturing from podium to a classroom full of people

What happens to students when there are no more public schools?

Nov. 1, 2019

What happens to students when there are no more public schools? Assistant Professor Kevin Henry addressed this question and much more during a presentation for the Education Policy Center. The presentation, Lessons from New Orleans, featured Henry, a native of New Orleans and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D.) and Tulane University (B.A.). Henry has extensively researched and published on the education system and racial...

Associate Professor Nolan Cabrera wins 2019 ASHE Outstanding Book Award for White Guys on Campus: Racism, White Identity, and the Myth of “Post-Racial” Higher Education

Oct. 2, 2019

One member from the Outstanding Book Award Committee deemed his book, “A fresh take on understanding white perceptions of racism.” Other committee members found Cabrera’s work, “a significant, important shift in research on diversity in higher education” and that it “transformed conceptualizations of past and ongoing cultural conflicts and constructs on campuses.”

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Assistant Professor Z Nicolazzo wins 2019 ASHE Early Career Award

Oct. 2, 2019

"The scholarly accomplishments of Dr. Nicolazzo, which are linked to her accomplishments in outreach as a public intellectual and in her advising as a mentor are truly exceptional, exemplifying the best of what a professor can be. I can say with full confidence that Dr. Z Nicolazzo’s record of accomplishment is on a level achieved by only a couple of other scholars in that time. It is hard for me to imagine how anyone could have done more in...

Professor Regina Deil-Amen

Diversifying STEM pathways in Arizona

Aug. 28, 2019

The National Science Foundation has funded a  $4.8 million grant awarding an effort to create a culture of belonging in higher education STEM fields for low-income, high-achieving students from our community. Regina Deil-Amen, professor of educational policy studies and practice and principal investigator on the grant, says a key benefit of the grant is that it can help diversify STEM talent pathways in Arizona, where there is a "...

Spaces of hope: Exploring racial and academic identity formation in Black male affinity groups

June 19, 2019

DeMarcus Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies & Practice, is the principal investigator on a new project supported by the Smith Jr. Faculty Award which explores Black students experiences in predominately Latinx schools. Students are constantly bombarded with messages about race and other aspect of their identity (e.g. socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and many others) from a variety of...

You are Here.

June 19, 2019

University campus. Education college. The heat of a Tucson summer.

High school students from our Upward Bound program attended a summer camp around spatial thinking and digital mapping. Students were challenged to utilize spatial thinking by exploring a variety of maps, and by writing narratives revolving around physical locations and spatial elements in their community. When students learned to compose a StoryMap, or an organized...

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How do international students manage in American higher education classrooms?

June 19, 2019

With over a million international students studying in US universities today, Professor Jenny Lee focuses her research on their experiences in American higher education.

On March 11, 2019, she spoke with Waseda University Assistant Professor Will Brehm on his podcast, FreshEd, to discuss the underlying political climate for international students and scholars. She shares about the rise of racism and...

Upward Bound

June 19, 2019

As reported by UA News: Low-income high school students whose parents do not have undergraduate degrees will now have four continuous years of academic and social support to help prepare them for college life. The University of Arizona's College of Education has received $257,500 for an initial year of funding from the U.S. Department of Education to launch Upward Bound, an evidence-based program providing the...