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Gary Rhoades portrait

Professor Gary Rhoades has returned to the faculty as a professor of higher education

Aug. 1, 2020

After 19 years as the director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education and eight years as department head of Educational Policy Studies & Practice, Professor Gary Rhoades has returned to the faculty as a professor of higher education. According to Dean Bruce Johnson, “Gary is a master mentor of graduate students and faculty and a passionate advocate for...

Regina Deil-Amen portrait

Professor Regina Deil-Amen is the new director of the center and also the department head

Aug. 1, 2020

EPSP remains in good hands because Professor Regina Deil-Amen is the new director of the center and also the department head. She received her doctorate in sociology from Northwestern University and has expertise in qualitative research methods with experience in partnering on mixed-methods projects. 

Ron Marx portrait

Professor and Dean Emeritus Ron Marx was featured in WalletHub

Aug. 1, 2020

Professor and Dean Emeritus Ron Marx was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about the most and least educated cities.

Paul Schutz portrait

Interim Department Head Paul Schutz recently published a Routledge book

Aug. 1, 2020

Interim Department Head Paul Schutz recently published a Routledge book about the multifaceted processes of teacher development, Teachers’ Goals, Beliefs, Emotions, and Identity Development: Investigating Complexities in the Profession. The book was co-written with Professor Ji Hong of the University of Oklahoma and Associate Professor Dionne Cross Francis of Indiana...

Jill Castek portrait

Associate Professor Jill Castek was named the Jewell M. Lewis Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Literacy

Aug. 1, 2020

Associate Professor Jill Castek was named the Jewell M. Lewis Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Literacy. Lewis, for whom the professorship is named, devoted many years to supporting education in Arizona. She was especially passionate about reading, spending five years as the reading director of Coolidge Public Schools. She also was active in broadcast...

Erin Turner portrait

Professor Erin Turner awarded a $600,000+ Discovery Research PreK-12 grant from the National Science Foundation

Aug. 1, 2020

Professor Erin Turner and Department of Mathematics Associate Research Scientist Cynthia Anhalt were awarded a $600,000+ Discovery Research PreK-12 grant from the National Science Foundation ...

Gary Rhoades portrait

Professor Gary Rhoades was featured in Inside Higher Education story about the backlash of the acquisition of Ashford University

Aug. 1, 2020

News of the University of Arizona’s planned acquisition of Ashford University did not go over well for many Arizona faculty members. Professor Gary Rhoades, who has an extensive background in the research of higher education, was featured in this ...