Cultural Foundations of Education News

Kal Alston

Professor Kal Alston Named President Elect by the Philosophy of Education Society

Kal Alston, professor of cultural foundations of education and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Education, will serve as president elect for the Philosophy of Education Society for 2019-20 year before becoming president of the organization in 2020-21. Alston has been active with Philosophy of Education Society (PES) for over 30 years, having...
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Cerri Banks

Alumna Cerri Banks, Skidmore College Dean of Students, to Deliver 2019 School of Education Convocation Address

Cerri Banks ’00, G’04, G’05, G’06, dean of students and vice president for student affairs at Skidmore College, will deliver the convocation address at the 2019 School of Education convocation ceremony on May 11, 2019. In her role at Skidmore College, Banks is responsible for the academic and social progress of students. She oversees all...
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The School of Education at AERA 2019

The Syracuse University School of Education is well represented by our faculty, students, and alumni at the American Educational Research Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario April 5-9. Presentation titles, locations, and times are listed below. The full program including abstracts is available on the AERA website. Reception for Faculty, Students, Alumni, Colleagues, and...
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Cultural Foundations of Education Among Departments Receiving REDF Fellowships

Peter Vanable, dean of the Graduate School, announced the distribution of $750,000 in new funds to expand doctoral program degree conferrals and strengthen the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students. These funds, through the Research Excellence Doctoral Funding (REDF) program, include partial funding support for a fellowship in the Department of Cultural Foundations of Education. The...
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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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Public Humanities Fellows Advance Student-Centered Research

The 2018-2019 Public Humanities Fellows both represent the School of Education: Camilla Bell ’14 G’18 and Gemma Cooper-Novack. The fellowship supports graduate student public scholarship, helping them conceive of and develop their work in relation to the local community, and develop skills for doing public work beyond graduation. Collective Writing with Refugee and Immigrant Youth Gemma Cooper-Novack,...
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Martin Gonzalez in Oxnard

Martín Gonzalez: Inspiring Change in His Community and Beyond

The pursuit of social justice propels Martín Alberto Gonzalez—in his writing, his teaching, and his research. On campus and off, Gonzalez, a Ph.D. student in Cultural Foundations of Education in the School of Education and Syracuse University’s first Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, seeks to empower people like him—the youngest of seven children in a first-generation...
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Khuram Hussain G’10 has been named Interim Hobart Dean at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Khuram Hussain G’10 has been named Interim Hobart Dean at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Khuram earned his Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education and teaches courses on the intersection of democracy and education at Hobart and William Smith.
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Our Summer Reading List

Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey Stephen Kuusisto Simon & Schuster, March 2018 Stephen Kuusisto, is a University Professor in Cultural Foundations of Education and a faculty member in the Renee Crown Honors Program. In Have Dog, Will Travel he recalls the process of meeting and learning to work with his first guide dog, Corky. “There have...
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