Higher Education News

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Professor Dawn Johnson Joins Journal of Higher Education as Associate Editor

Dawn R. Johnson, Associate Professor in the Syracuse University School of Education’s Department of Higher Education, has joined the Journal of Higher Education as an associate editor for a three-year term. An expert in campus climate issues—particularly for students of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs—Johnson joins colleagues from the universities of...
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Ashley Smith-Purviance next to a sign in Brazil

“Open to Reimagining Things”: Ashley Smith-Purviance G’14 Discovered Her Passion for Educational Policy at Syracuse

Ashley Smith-Purviance’s G’14 interest in researching education systems and policies—and especially their impact on youth of color and Black girls—stems from her study abroad experience while completing an M.S. in Higher Education at the Syracuse University School of Education. “My visit to Brazil with the School of Education was eye opening,” she says. “It made...
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Shane Nelson G'19 at the 2019 Convocation

Aligning One’s Passion: SOE’s Higher Education Administration Degree Supports Shane Nelson’s G’19 Mission-Driven Work

Shane D. Nelson G’19 says while attending Syracuse University he redefined his personal mission, in large part because the School of Education’s higher education M.S. program is so focused on self-reflection. “I always say that my mission on this planet is to create access and opportunities for others by making intentional connections to sustainable resources.”...
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Ella Simkins in a game against Loyola

From Orange to Black-and-Gold: Athletic Advising Certificate Helps Ella Simkins ’20, G’21 Land at Army Lax

Ella Simkins ’20, G’21 had big plans for the 2020 Syracuse University women’s lacrosse season. A standout defender, in her junior year she had started all 21 games, recorded career highs in caused turnovers and draw controls, and ranked third on the team in caused turnovers, all during a 16-5 season for the Orange. However,...
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SOE Alumni & Graduate Highlights: Finishing the Semester Strong

Eva Williams G’00 was named the New York State Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS). Williams has been principal of Van Duyn Elementary in the Syracuse City School District for the past eight years, and is a graduate of the school counseling master’s program. SAANYS selects their principal...
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School of Education 2021 End of Year Celebration

The School of Education is recognizing the many accomplishments of its students, faculty, and staff during this unprecedented and ever-changing year at our annual End of Year Celebration on Friday, May 14, 2021. We are proud of our amazing community and the awards, honors, grants, scholarships, and milestones they achieved. Student Awards and Honors Abdulilah...
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One University Awards

Outstanding faculty, staff and students shine at One University Awards

The School of Education was well represented at the 2021 Syracuse University One University Awards on May 7, 2021. This daylong celebration of excellence by members of the Syracuse University community in academics, scholarship, creative work and dedicated service. The awards are available to watch online. Don McPherson ’87 received the William Pearson Tolley Medal...
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CAS in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support Addresses Unique Needs of College Student-Athletes

The Department of Higher Education in the School of Education is expanding their curriculum offerings to prepare current and future higher education professionals (e.g., advisors, administrators and coaches) to learn how to support and advocate for the success of intercollegiate student-athletes. A certificate of advanced study (CAS) in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support (IAAS) was...
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Virtual 2020-21 Landscape of Urban Education lecture series kicks off Nov. 12

  The School of Education’s renowned Douglas Biklen Landscape of Urban Education lecture series will return for the 2020-21 academic year with a slate of virtual events, beginning this week. This year’s theme, Leading in Precarious Times kicks off with a panel discussion titled What Makes a Leader, Taking a Stand, and Leadership Needed Now:...
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