See what's new in 2015!
The second semester has gotten off to a strong start for the Department of Educational Leadership. We are in the midst of the admissions process for our programs for the Fall of 2015. The month of February holds the inaugural selection of the Dean’s Doctoral Scholarship award winners as well as campus visits for the Higher Education and Students Affairs master’s finalists. Our UCAPP (University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program and ELP (Executive Leadership Program) programs are holding information sessions and recruiting applicants for 2015-2016 cohorts. We are also excited to welcome new faculty who joined us during the first semester and will be fully part of the department this spring—Joshua Hyman, a joint appointment with the Department of Public Policy and Eric Bernstein, a joint appointment with the School of Dental Medicine. And, we are also looking forward to joining new faculty member, Blanca Rincon, who is with us this academic year as a pre-doctoral fellow from the University of Illinois, and was recently added to the faculty to begin in the fall. Looking forward to more good news as the spring semester continues.
- Jennifer Bruening
The Department of Educational Leadership (EDLR) engages in high quality scholarship and develops leaders who connect theory, practice, policy, and assessment within the following academic programs:
The Higher Education and Student Affairs Program is excited to announce that Blanca Rincon will be joining the Department of Educational Leadership faculty as a full-time, tenure track, assistant professor this fall.
Blanca is a California native and a graduate of the University of California Irvine where she received a BA in Sociology with a double minor in Chicano/Latino studies and Education. She currently is a doctoral candidate in the Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the 2014-2015 pre-doctoral fellow with El Instituto and the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. She has been a valuable asset to the HESA Program, teaching and mentoring students on research methods, educational access, and diversity and equity, over the last year.
Blanca’s research agenda is concerned with equity issues in higher education, with a specific focus on factors that impact retention for racial and ethnic minority students in STEM. Blanca’s most recent publications include, “Low income students in Engineering: Considering financial aid and differential tuition” in the Journal of Student Financial Aid and “STEM Intervention Programs: Funding practices and challenges (In press) in the journal for the Studies in Higher Education. She was also recently selected for the prestigious emerging scholars program through the Association of Educational Research (AERA)—Division J.
Welcome and congratulations to Blanca!
In October 2014, a conference was held for more than 250 students, faculty and alumni to celebrate to 15th anniversary of naming the Neag School of Education. Preston Green, Morgaen Donaldson and Sarah Woulfin were three faculty that represented the Department of Educational Leadership, below are their presentations.
Having It Both Ways: How Charter Schools Try to Obtain the Funding of Public Schools and the Autonomy of Private Schools by Preston Green, Professor of Educational Leadership and Law.
"The Good Teacher. Are Current Policies and Practices Changing the Nature of Teaching in U.S. Schools?" by Suzanne Wilson, a Neag Endowed Professor, featuring EDLR's Morgaen Donaldson and Sarah Woulfin.
Click here for an entire list of presentations from the celebration.