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Joshua G. McIntosh G’12: Navigating Complexities, Transforming Higher Education

A new chapter unfolds as Syracuse University School of Education graduate Joshua G. McIntosh G’12 starts 2024 as Executive Dean of John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a trail of successes. For more than a decade, McIntosh has charted an unconventional course in higher...
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Professor Melissa Luke Wins National Counseling Research Award

Professor Melissa Luke, Dean’s Professor of Counselor Education in the Syracuse University School of Education (SOE), has been awarded the 2024 American Counselor Association (ACA) Extended Research Award. Luke’s nomination was sponsored by the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, a division of ACA. The Extended Research Award recognizes an ACA member who has conducted...
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Professor Courtney Mauldin Speaks to AP About Black Students, Dress Codes, and Hair Styles

School dress codes promote discipline. But many Black students see traces of racism. For as long as schools have policed hairstyles as part of their dress codes, some students have seen the rules as attempts to deny their cultural and religious identities.  Nowhere have school rules on hair been a bigger flashpoint than in Texas,...
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Higher and Higher: L. Hazel Jack G’24 Continues to Elevate Career in Academia Through Doctoral Studies

The path that ultimately led L. Hazel Jack G’24 to Syracuse University to pursue a doctoral degree in higher education from the School of Education was set in motion on Sept. 11, 2001. Jack was working in the airport advertising field after earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing management and advertising from Pace University. She was responsible for her...
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School of Education Announces Annual Atrocity Studies Lecture on “Uyghur Genocide: The Ongoing Efforts for Accountability”

 During the spring 2024 Atrocity Studies Annual Lecture—presented by the Syracuse University School of Education—a panel of experts from the Uyghur Human Rights Project and Uyghur American Association, as well as a survivor of the Chinese Communist Party’s concentration camps, will discuss human rights abuses and crimes against humanity perpetrated against China’s Uyghur minority population...
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Professor George Theoharis Addresses Teaching Career Trends with CNY Central

(CNY Central | Feb. 12, 2024) For years, universities and colleges have seen a decline in people enrolling in education bachelor programs. Syracuse University professor George Theoharis said he’s witnessed it firsthand. He is saddened by the decline but can find some understanding of why there are fewer students enrolled. … In a Brown University...
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Addressing Belonging Among Neurodiverse Students, “Dialog” Wins No Code Design Sprint 

Dialog, an application to increase a sense of belonging on campus for student with disabilities, won the fast-paced, seven-day No Code Design Sprint, hosted by Syracuse University Libraries, the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), and School of Education (SOE), in partnership with Intelligence++.   The final round—a pitch competition—was held in the Whitman...
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DeBorah A. Little ’14, G’16 Named Vice Chair of the Syracuse University School of Education Advisory Board

Entrepreneur, public servant, philanthropist, motivational speaker, and author DeBorah A. Little ’14, G’16 will become the next Vice Chair of Syracuse University School of Education’s (SOE) Advisory Board.  As Vice Chair, Little will work with Board Chair Deborah A. Knoblock ’88, G’90 and Advisory Board colleagues to help implement the Dean’s vision for the School,...
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Smithers, and Planes, and Bears—Oh My! Reflecting on a Clinical Simulation with EDU 304

“Don’t poke the bear!” Professor Ben Dotger tells his class. EDU 304: The Study of Teaching is meeting in Huntington Hall 070B for group reflection on its final clinical simulation of the fall 2023 semester. It’s a basement classroom, it’s a dull winter morning, and it’s not yet 8:30 a.m. But Professor Dotger’s exhortation has...
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Dawn Johnson Named ACPA Senior Scholar Diplomate

Dawn Johnson, Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Syracuse University School of Education, has been named a Senior Scholar Diplomate by the American College Personnel Association. This honor comes as Johnson concludes her five-year term as an ACPA Senior Scholar, an award that goes to faculty members who advocate for integration of scholarship into...
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Award-winning Jacques Safari Mwayaona G’22 Embraces AI for Learning—with Caution 

Combining his background in instructional design with an understanding of diversity and inclusion, Universal Design for Learning, and artificial intelligence, Jacques Safari Mwayaona G’22 is making a name for himself in the field of educational development. A Faculty Development Fellow in Syracuse University’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) and a graduate of the...
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School of Education Welcomes Visiting Scholar Professor Chenggang Zhang

Syracuse University School of Education welcomes Professor Chenggang Zhang—an expert on the relationship among society, education, and modern technologies, including artificial intelligence—as a visiting scholar through November 2024. Professor Zhang is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology and the Dean of the Institute of Social Governance and Development at Tsinghua University, China. He...
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Reflections: Marie Wiles G’96

In the Reflections series, the School of Education asks alumni to look back on their distinguished and fascinating lives and careers. Holding a Ph.D. (1996) from Syracuse University School of Education, Marie Wiles has led the Guilderland (NY) Central School District as Superintendent since 2010, having previously served as Superintendent of Clinton (NY) Central School...
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Associate Dean Jing Lei to Participate in 2024 ACC Academic Leaders Network

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jing Lei, Professor of Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation, will represent Syracuse University School of Education in the 2024 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Leaders Network. The program is designed to facilitate cross-institutional networking and collaboration among academic leaders while building leadership capacity at participating ACC institutions. Lei will join...
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InclusiveU Student Sam Clark ’24 Brings His Dreams to Life Through Los Angeles Immersion Experiences

Sam Clark ’24 has known since he was 9 years old that he wanted to be a film director when he grew up. After a family trip to Egypt where his dad took hours and hours of video, Clark found himself enthralled by the footage and the ability to tell stories through film. When it...
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William Johnson ’25: Studying Abroad While Defending Democracy and Human Rights

Syracuse University recently caught up with history and social science education major William Johnson ’25. Along with Nathaniel Hasanaj ’25 (international relations), Grace Reed ’25 (broadcast and digital journalism), and Charlotte Bingham ’27 (international relations), Johnson has been studying at Syracuse Strasbourg, one of Syracuse University’s five study abroad centers.  In November 2023, these and other students...
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