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Assistant Professor Karina Salazar joined us in fall 2019

Dec. 3, 2020

Assistant Professor Salazar is a local Tucsonan and proud graduate of Sunnyside High School! Her dissertation, entitled “The wealth and color of off-campus recruiting by public research universities,” uses sophisticated data science techniques to examine how university recruiting efforts spatially discriminate against high schools and communities with predominantly low-income students and Students of...

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Assistant Professor Jameson Lopez joined us in fall 2018

Dec. 3, 2020

Lopez graduated with a bachelors in elementary education from American Indian College, a masters in curriculum and instruction from Arizona State University. His doctorate is in Educational Policy and Evaluation at Arizona State University. He focuses on Native American education using quantitative methods with the hope that his experience and research incorporating Indigenous knowledge and western scientific methods will continue to support...

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Associate Professor Z Nicolazzo joined us in fall 2019

Dec. 3, 2020

Nicolazzo is an expert in Trans* Studies in Education and focuses on how systems of privilege and oppression (e.g., sexism, masculinity, trans* oppression) mediate educational environments. Nicolazzo addresses gender in K-12 and postsecondary education in expansive, non-binary ways that include students with diverse genders beyond just thinking about “men" and/or “women.” Nicolazzo explores how policies and practices, including educational...

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Even a virtualvisit to LaEstrella is fun!

Nov. 4, 2020

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday when family and friends gather to remember loved ones who have died. It is considered a day of celebration rather than mourning.

For several years, students in our early childhood education program have taken a trip to La Estrella Bakery to celebrate and learn about this cultural tradition. Of course, this year the annual celebration went virtual, but that also meant the invitation...

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Christopher Pankratz honored with a Raytheon Leaders in Education Award

Nov. 4, 2020

We're proud to report that Teach Arizona graduate Christopher Pankratz ’13, a theater arts teacher at Flowing Wells High School, was honored with a Raytheon Leaders in Education Award.

Also exciting: Teach Arizona graduate Gricelda Meraz ’08, a sixth-grade science Dual/GATE teacher at Hollinger K-8 School, was a finalist in the middle school category....

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Professor Sonja Lanehart

Nov. 3, 2020

Professor Sonja Lanehart, a Faculty Fellow in the Graduate College who holds appointments in both the College of Education and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has been elected to a prestigious national leadership role to serve a three-year term on the governing board of the ...

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Associate Professor Sunggye Hong

Nov. 3, 2020

Associate Professor Sunggye Hong and special education doctoral students Garrison Tsinajinie and Sevgi Kirboyun published ...

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Doctoral student Kirsten Lansey is one of the most industrious students we know.

Nov. 3, 2020

Doctoral student Kirsten Lansey is one of the most industrious students we know. To begin, the first of her three dissertation studies — Training and Coaching: Impact on Peer Mentor Fidelity and Behavior of Postsecondary Students with Autism and Intellectual Disability, written with Professor Shirin Antia, Assistant Professor of Practice ...