Early Childhood Education Center Releases Research Briefs

Briefs highlight the benefits of pre-K and other programs in Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – The Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi has released a set of five briefs that integrate compelling research from internationally recognized experts in child development, brain science, medicine, economics, and more. The briefs, co-authored by Cathy Grace and Melody Musgrove, GCSEL co-directors, are designed to enhance the knowledge of MississippiRead the story …

Doctoral Student Receives Grant for Dissertation Research

Shimikqua Ellis to use funds for Mississippi-focused education study

OXFORD, Miss. – Shimikqua Ellis, a doctoral student at the University of Mississippi School of Education, recently received a $1,500 grant for her dissertation research from the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE Foundation in Baltimore.  Ellis’s dissertation will study how high school English teachers in Mississippi will use the 2017 novel “The HateRead the story …

Higher Education Professor Gets National Student Affairs Award

George S. McClellan honored for contributions to profession, research

OXFORD, Miss. – George S. McClellan, associate professor of higher education at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of the 2020 George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Literature and Research Award by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The annual award honors individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to research and scholarship inRead the story …

Education Professor Begins Advisory Role with Carnegie Project

Amy Wells Dolan working to help improve higher ed doctoral programs nationwide

OXFORD, Miss. – Amy Wells Dolan, associate dean of the University of Mississippi School of Education, has been named Council of Delegates chair for the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate. Established in 2007, CPED is a consortium of more than 100 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada and is dedicated to design ofRead the story …

UM Online Graduate Education Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best

U.S. News pegs Ole Miss offerings at No. 32 among public institutions

OXFORD, Miss. – U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Mississippi among the nation’s best online graduate degrees in education for the second year in a row.  Ranked at No. 32 among public institutions, UM is in the top 10 percent of institutions nationwide and is tied with Ball State University, Georgia State University,Read the story …

Literacy Center Celebrates 11-Year Partnership with Delta School

Dundee Elementary benefits from the support of UM School of Education

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction is celebrating its 11th school year of successful partnership with Dundee Elementary School in Tunica.  Each year, CELI literacy specialists work with Dundee faculty to ensure the more than 200 students at the P-5 school are proficient readers by the end of third grade.Read the story …

Education Professor Helps Land $1.37 Million Research Grant

National Science Foundation funds science education development project

OXFORD, Miss. – What started as a dissertation has turned into a $1.37 million grant project funded by the National Science Foundation that may help improve professional development for science educators across the nation. Brooke Whitworth, assistant professor of science education at the University of Mississippi, is helping lead this effort, which started with her doctoralRead the story …

Education Professor Receives Outstanding College Science Teacher Award

Brooke Whitworth recognized by Mississippi Science Teachers Association

OXFORD, Miss. – Brooke Whitworth, assistant professor of science education at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding College Science Teacher Award from the Mississippi Science Teachers Association. MSTA is a statewide nonprofit that supports a network of science educators and aims to promote interconnections between science, teaching and educational resources. Whitworth receivedRead the story …

Teaching in Sign Language

Deaf student Kris Colvin prepares for teaching career with support from UM interpreters

OXFORD, Miss. – Kris Colvin didn’t always believe he could be a teacher. In fact, he remembers being shocked when a substitute teacher in grade school was deaf, too. Colvin was about 10 years old and had never met a teacher who was deaf before. “Up until then, I was only taught by teachers thatRead the story …

Professor Receives National Geography Teaching Award

Ellen Foster recognized by National Council of Geographic Education

OXFORD, Miss. – Ellen J. Foster, associate professor of social studies education at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of a 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award in Higher Education from the National Council of Geographic Education. NCGE is a nonprofit that enhances the quality of geography education from kindergarten through higher education. Each year, the Distinguished Teaching Award recognizesRead the story …