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Department of Higher Education: A Legacy of Representation

As one of the oldest student affairs programs in the country, the department of Higher Education has continued to evolve to meet the needs of a changing student population and higher education environment. “There’s this deep legacy of representing those who have historically not been valued or recognized. For decades, we have prepared educators who...
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School of Education Welcomes Three New Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

David Pérez II has joined the department of Higher Education as an Associate Professor. Dr. Pérez’s research focuses on increasing student success in higher education.  In 2014, he launched The National Study on Latino Male Achievement to explore how undergraduates employ different forms of capital to thrive at twenty selective institutions.  This study was supported by...
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Leading the way: Higher Education alumni in institutional leadership roles

Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Wolfe G’02 President and Chief Executive Officer, Iliff School of Theology Before his role at Iliff, Wolfe was senior vice president and dean of the Division of Student Affairs at Syracuse University. Previous to his appointment to lead the Division of Student Affairs, he served as the fifth dean of Hendricks...
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Alumni Highlights: New Leadership Roles for Milano, Miller, Faiola

School of Education alumni continue to hold leadership roles at all levels of education, providing culturally responsive leadership in enhancing student learning and experiences. Lisa Milano ’84 is the new principal of St. Mary School in Canandaigua, NY. She has worked in public and private schools across New York State, teaching several elementary grades, leading literacy...
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Spector/Warren Fellows Continue Their Journey After Syracuse

When Rhiannon Berry G’09 teaches the Holocaust to her English classes at Liverpool High School (NY), she won’t say, “6.1 million Jews were murdered.” After her recent visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to Holocaust victims, she will say, “One Jew was murdered 6.1 million times.” Berry, who studied at Holocaust Museum Houston as a...
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Alumni Highlights: New Appointments for Cantor, Lisi, Hayman, Austin

School of Education alumni are impacting education every day with their passion, creativity, and skill. Recent appointments and promotions showcase this dedication. Do you have a new job, recent award, exciting project? Let us know! Ronald G. Cantor G’95 (cultural foundations of education) has been named provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cayuga...
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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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2019 Convocation Offers Wise Words to Graduates

The School of Education celebrated its 43rd Annual Convocation on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Manley Field House. 336 degree recipients were recognized, including 137 bachelor’s, 135 master’s, 43 Certificates of Advanced Study, and 21 doctoral degrees. Thirteen InclusiveU students were also recognized for completing certificate programs. In her remarks to the class of 2019,...
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Third Annual End of Year Celebration Recognized Student, Faculty, Staff Accomplishments

The 3rd annual School of Education End of Year Celebration was held on Friday, May 3 in the Schine Student Center. This event gives the School of Education community an opportunity to come together and celebrate the end of the academic year, and recognize the awards, scholarships, grants, fellowships, and other honors that students, faculty,...
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Qiu Wang and Nicole Fonger Contribute to New Book on Contemplative Practice

Several Syracuse University professors, representing a number of different disciplines, have contributed to a new book, Empirical Studies of Contemplative Practices (Nova Publishers, 2018) that explores the question of how to research contemplative practice to better illustrate its value. Qiu Wang, associate professor in the Department of Higher Education, co-edited the book along with Diane...
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