Research Resources and Support

The School of Education’s research efforts are supported by the Associate Dean for Research (ADR), in close collaboration with the Office of the Dean and Office of Business Services. The ADR is a half-time administrator, half-time tenured faculty member who:

  • Provide oral and written feedback on research-related manuscripts as part of the grant process.
  • Organizes for faculty across the professional lifespan, including an orientation for 1st and 2nd year faculty and post-docs.
  • Designs and sponsors supports for research-related productivity and collaboration including writing retreats, 30-day online writing challenge, workshops, and study groups.
  • Oversee research-related grant competitions.
  • Create venues for communicating about research in the School of Education.
  • Participates in School and university contexts related to research.

Research Support

University Resources

  • Office of Research is the central hub for research support at Syracuse University, facilitating excellence in research, scholarship, innovation and creative activity that addresses emerging opportunities and societal needs. 
  • Corporate and Foundation Relations builds bridges between faculty, students, and staff and leading organizations to increase funding and engagement and promote institutional priorities.
  • Experts@Syracuse is an online tool designed to help faculty members, departments, and potential collaborators identify who is working in what research or scholarly areas at Syracuse University.
  • Office of Sponsored Accounting oversees all sponsored funding, provides education and training for faculty and staff, and provides services such as financial reporting, invoicing, expenditure approval, and cash management.
  • Office of Professional Research and Development—part of the School of Education—provides research, evaluation, and development services to clients within and outside of Syracuse University.
  • Qualtrics is an online survey platform available to all Syracuse University students, faculty, and staff.
  • Sponsored Award Management (SAM) Tool is Syracuse University’s financial and budget management tool for sponsored projects.

Contact the Associate Dean for Research

Beth Ferri, Associate Dean for Research; Professor|315.443.1465
Beth Ferri

Research News from Our Centers

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HEOP/SSS: Setting Up First-Generation College Students for Success

“It takes a village to raise a child.” This ancient proverb has been used by everyone from teachers to elected officials to describe the important role a community plays in creating a safe, healthy environment where children can grow and thrive while realizing their hopes and dreams. Though they are not children and their needs...
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Through Intelligence++, Domenic Gallo ’24 Reimagines Augmentative and Alternative Communication Tech to Empower Individuals with Speech Disabilities

“I have always been drawn to creative problems, yet I have always solved those problems in technical ways. I am very left-brained. But people need to know being left-brained can be just as creative as being right-brained. In fact, if you are forced to pick the perspective of just one side, you lose the overlap...
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Rev. Terrance Antwon King: Breaking Down Barriers with Inclusive Education

At her confirmation hearing, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson spoke about perseverance—a theme that resonates with the Rev. Terrance Antwon King, a graduate student passionate about working with students with disabilities. King recently completed his coursework for a Ph.D. in special education and is finishing his work on a certificate of advanced study in educational leadership through...
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Sara Jo Soldovieri ’18, G’19 Contributes to “Forget Me Not: Inclusion in the Classroom” Documentary

Disability advocate and Syracuse University School of Education doctoral student Sara Jo Soldovieri ’18, G’19, has contributed to a new, award-winning documentary that follows a couple’s journey as they look to secure inclusive education for their disabled son. Forget Me Not: Inclusion in the Classroom (Cinema Libre Studio) is directed by Olivier Bernier. He turns...
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Taishoff Center to Host State of the Art Conference, Exploring the Next Frontier of Inclusive Higher Education

The Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education—part of the Syracuse University School of Education Center on Disability and Inclusion—will host the State of the Art (SOTA) Conference on Inclusive Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disability at Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel, Oct. 18-20, 2022. A national conference—chaired by Taishoff Center Director Beth Myers—SOTA...
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McNair Scholars Program Receives US Department of Education Funding Through 2027

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program—part of the School of Education’s Center for Academic Achievement and Student Development—has been awarded $1.4 million in US Department of Education funding for the 2022-2027 academic and fiscal years.   The McNair Scholars Program at Syracuse University, as it is known, prepares high-achieving undergraduate students for graduate...
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Sara Jo Soldovieri ’18, G’19 in Conversation on Improving Education and Employment for People With Disabilities

(Creative Spirit | Sept. 8, 2022) Education is a fundamental right, not a privilege, and no one should be left behind, especially not the millions of young adults with disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Students with disabilities who have received equal opportunities and an inclusive, accommodated education will be better equipped for fair-wage...
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Professor Julia White Awarded US Department of Education Grant to Help Recruit Diverse Special Education Teachers and School Counselors for High Needs Schools

Julia M. White, Associate Professor in the School of Education’s (SOE) Department of Teaching and Leadership and Director of the Atrocity Studies and the Practices of Social Justice minor, has been awarded a $1.14 million US Department of Education grant with the primary aim of recruiting, preparing, and retaining fully certified, diverse special education teachers...
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InclusiveU Student Meg Wilkie’s Infectious Passion for Running Inspires Community

Meg Wilkie ’24 has a passion for running and a big dream: to run a marathon in all 50 states. Since she started racing in 2012, she has completed 28 full marathons in 15 states. This fall, she will tackle the Chicago Marathon, adding Illinois as her 16th state, and she’s slated to run in...
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