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One University Awards

School of Education Community Members Honored at 2022 One University Awards

Syracuse University School of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni were well-represented at the 2022 One University Awards held Friday, April 22, in Hendricks Chapel, with alumnus Jaime Alicea G’88 awarded the University’s top recognition. This annual event honors members of the University community who are making a difference in the world through academics, scholarship,...
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Fulbright Scholar Violetta Soboleva Discusses Instructional Design, Planned Change, and Educational Innovation

Violetta Soboleva is an M.S. in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation student from Russia who came to Syracuse University on a Fulbright scholarship. Also studying at Minin University, she describes herself as passionate about technologies, neural networks in education design, edutainment—and creating quality content. In this interview, Soboleva discusses her interest in instructional design and...
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SGM Craig Collins G’20, G’22 Applies IDDE Methods at Ft. Bliss’s Storied Sergeant Major’s Academy

After 28 years of decorated military service—including cavalry and artillery assignments in Germany, Bosnia, and Iraq—Sergeant Major Craig Collins G’20, G’22 has begun to mull his next career move. In his own words, his Syracuse University School of Education master’s degree in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation (IDDE) and Certificate of Advanced Study in Designing...
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Hemalathaa K.Y. Seeks to Make an Impact in Post-COVID Learning Landscapes

Hemalathaa K.Y. is a first-year Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation doctoral student from India. In this interview, she shares her reasons for studying IDDE and how she applies her background in electronics and computer science toward evolving instructional design opportunities, especially as learning communities emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. What motivated you to study Instructional...
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Micah Shippee G’16 Talks “Instructional Design Superpowers”

Micah Shippee G’16 earned his Ph.D. in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation (IDDE) and is now an adjunct professor in the Syracuse University School of Education. In 2021-2022, he is teaching three courses: Principles of Instruction and Learning, Strategies in Educational Project Management, and Planned Change and Innovation. Shippee also is the CEO of Ready...
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The Rise of Kingsley Jonathan ’20, G’22

When Syracuse Orange defensive end Kingsley Jonathan ’20, G’22 crushed Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis earlier this season, he did more than notch the game’s first sack. Jonathan experienced a homecoming of sorts. Three years earlier almost to the day, he famously brought down Travis’ predecessor, Deondre Francois, amid the sweltering heat of the Syracuse University stadium....
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Wendy Coakley-Thompson G’99: Sunshine in Syracuse

Proud of her Bahamian heritage, Wendy Coakley-Thompson G’99 has long puzzled over why Bahamian culture has been overlooked in the United States. Four years ago Coakley-Thompson, now an instructional systems designer for the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, started a publishing house, Duho Books, which describes itself as celebrating the vibrant culture, history and...
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Former Orangeman Demetris Nichols ’07 Profiled by

Demetris Nichols on new role as Syracuse grad assistant: “I drive to work each day with a smile on my face” ( | Aug. 30, 2021) Demetris Nichols will begin taking classes toward his master’s degree at Syracuse University on Monday, but for the past few months, the former SU star has been teaching a...
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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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