Notable Alumni

Richard Carranza

Richard Carranza

A native Tucsonan and College of Education alumnus from 1991, New York City Chancellor Richard Carranza oversees the largest school district in the nation. Carranza recently was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning about the difficult choices parents and teachers face about sending students back to class in the midst of a pandemic.

Mary Sally Matiella

Mary Sally Matiella

Mary Sally Matiella, a College of Education alumna from 1973, is an American government official who served as the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) during the Obama Administration. After several decades of federal civil service, Matiella served as the Assistant Secretary of the Army, holding office from February 16, 2010, until February 27, 2014.

Mark S. Hamm

Marh Hamm

College of Education alumnus from 1969 and former Arizona prison warden Mark S. Hamm is considered the world’s leading expert on prison radicalization. He is a professor of criminology in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana State University. His also is a world leading scholar on terrorism and hate crimes, and the author of numerous books, such as The Spectacular Few and The Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism.

Juliana Urtubey

Juliana Urtubey holding her awards

Nevada's 2021 Teacher of the year!

Urtubey earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2009 and a master’s degree in special education in 2011. She will be the spokesperson for Nevada’s roughly 27,000 educators and a resource on the state of education in Nevada.

“I owe a lot to my formation at the University of Arizona and my time at the College of Education.”