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Janine Bernard and Harold Hackney: Their Lasting Influence

When Janine Bernard and Dick Hackney joined the School of Education faculty in 2000 they were already influencers in their field, having over 40 years of professional counseling and higher education experience between them. Their leadership and partnership in their own work, and on behalf of the Counseling and Human Services (CHS) department in the...
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School of Education Welcomes Two inaugural Holmes Scholars

The School of Education has welcomed two new doctoral students from the prestigious AACTE Holmes Scholars program. Tiffany Hamm and Phillandra Smith will pursue their doctoral studies at Syracuse for the next three years while participating in mentorship, leadership, research and policy activities on a national scale through AACTE (the American Association of Colleges for...
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Emma Maurer ’20: Lessons in Resilience

Emma Maurer ’20 epitomizes the values of the Judith Greenberg Seinfield Prize. Three years ago, Emma Maurer ’20 started Syracuse University with big dreams and high expectations. Coming from Wappingers Falls, a small rural town in upstate NY, Emma’s transition to campus life was more daunting than she had anticipated. “I spent my first year...
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Michael Gill: Change Doesn’t Come Overnight

But it certainly happens more quickly if you surround yourself with revolutionary thinkers. That’s one of the reasons Michael Gill, associate professor of disability studies, decided to take his teaching career to Syracuse University. Gill started as an assistant professor in disability studies in fall 2015; he held prior faculty roles at Grinnell (Iowa) and...
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“Scholars Can No Longer Say The Research Doesn’t Exist”

Stephanie J. Waterman ’83, G’04 is an associate professor in the department of Leadership, Higher, & Adult Education at the University of Toronto whose research exploring Native American/ Indigenous college student experiences has garnered national attention. She recently received the Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award from NAPSA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Waterman...
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Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Max Feldman

The School of Education produces future educators who care about their students holistically. Feldman is carrying out that legacy in the classroom at Leadership and Public Service High School. Jordan Max Feldman ’16 G’17 teaches history with a special education component at New York City’s Leadership and Public Service High School (LPSHS). Feldman chose to...
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Hetsie Veitch Serves as a Mentor, Colleague, and Student Leader at the School of Education

An accountant, a traveling physical therapist, and Director of Disabilities Support for a University—three very different careers offering a multitude of life experiences that Hetsie Veitch is now sharing with classmates, professors, and staff at the School of Education. While all in some way contributed to Veitch’s current pursuit as a Ph.D. candidate in the...
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Music in Community Project Aims to Connect Student Teachers to Area Youth

Making music builds communities. And nowhere is that more important to David Knapp, an assistant professor of music education, than in the refugee population in Syracuse. Knapp is the founder of the New American All-Stars, a rock band of refugee students from the Catholic Youth Organization’s Refugee Youth Program. It’s the first phase of his...
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School Of Education Hosts International Cohort of Fulbright Distinguished Teachers

The School of Education joins two other national universities to host recipients of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI), which brings international primary and secondary teachers to the U.S. for a semester-long professional development program. Eighteen teachers from nine countries as far away as the Philippines and Senegal will...
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Christine Ashby, Julia White co-edit relaunched teacher education journal

Two faculty members from the Syracuse University School of Education have relaunched Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, the journal of the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, as an online, open-access clearinghouse on the preparation and professional development of educators. Associate professor Christine Ashby and assistant professor Julia White, both in the...
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