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David Perez II, Joon Young Kim, and Sultan Kilinc

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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Meghan Miller

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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Ronald Cantor

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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Joanna Masingila addresses graduates at Convocation

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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Waterman Receives Award from NASPA

Stephanie J. Waterman, Ph.D. ’83, G’04 (Higher Education) received the Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award from NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. This award is presented to an individual or organization that has provided dedicated service, consistent advocacy, and outstanding leadership to the higher education community on the national or international level. Stephanie is currently...
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Dawn Johnson Named ACPA Senior Scholar

Dawn Johnson, associate professor in the Department of Higher Education, has been named a Senior Scholar by the American College Personnel Association: College Student Educators International. This award goes to faculty members who advocate for integration of scholarship into the practice of student affairs. “ACPA has long been my professional home, so I am humbled and honored...
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Meagen Donoghue appointed to Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority

Meagen Donoghue G’01 (Higher Education) has been named the new Executive Director of the Fitchburg, Massachusetts Redevelopment Authority. Donoghue also teaches part time in the Urban Studies and History departments at Worcester State University.
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