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New Book About White Supremacist Violence Aims to Stop Spread of Hate Movement

Dr. Lisa Pescara-Kovach, professor of educational psychology and director of the Center for Education in Mass Violence and Suicide has co-authored a book about the resurgence of white supremacist violence to help stop the spread of the hate movement and domestic terrorism.

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What School Was Like in the 13 Colonies

Dr. Edward Janak, chair and professor in the Department of Educational Studies, was featured on the History Channel website where he talks about schools and a child’s education in America during the 17th and 18th centuries.

What School Was Like in the 13 Colonies

JHCOE Professors To Be Part of Leadership Institute

Congratulations to Dr. Lynne Hamer from Educational Foundations and Leadership, Dr. Lisa Kovach from Educational Foundations and Leadership, and Dr. Rebecca Schneider from Curriculum and Instruction for their participation in the UT Leadership Institute for the 2018-2019 class.  The program, launched by President Sharon Gabor and Provost Andrew Hsu in 2016, is to provide professional development to help prepare future academic leaders.  Drs. Hamer and Schneider are members of the third cohort of 22 faculty members chosen.

Susan Parks Recognized for Work at Old Orchard

Susan Parks and her students have been recognized by Valerie Dreier, Principal of Old Orchard Elementary School, for their important literacy work and help with the 3rdGrade Reading Guarantee. Each student works one-on-one with a student on their reading proficiency. Considerable reading gains have been demonstrated with the students along with improvements in their academic confidence and general self-esteem. Congratulations to Susan and her students on this important academic work!

JHCOE Faculty Visit China

Welcome at Tonghua Exerimental School

Welcome at Tonghua Exerimental School


Drs. Marcella Kehus (JHCOE, C&I) and Noela Haughton (JHCOE, EDFL) visited Tonghua Experimental School in Jilin Province, China.  The school is operated in collaboration with North East Normal University and the invitation to visit was extended by Principal Junfeng Ju. Drs. Kehus and Haughton were also given 3-year appointments as development counselors for the school (akin to advisory board memberships).  They hope to include Tonghua Experimental School as one of the sites for the next International Leadership in Education Assessment and Pedagogy Practicum (I_LEAP) in Summer 2019.

Are You Student Ready? Crisis Training to Assist Students


Dr. Lisa Pescara-Kovach, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology will be one of the presenters at this forum to help faculty and graduate students in teaching positions assess at-risk students and review sexual assault resources.

For more information and to RSVP, click the link below:



Why We Are Here…

JHCOE faculty, Dr. Revathy Kumar is part of a video released by the UT president’s office this week.  The video serves as a reminder that all UT employees are here for our students and patients.

Take a look.

Dr. Dawn Sandt and her Golden Retriever Hazel Help Special Needs Children

Meet Hazel the Golden Retriever! Hazel and Associate Professor, Dr. Dawn Sandt, reach out to special needs children at a local school. Instant therapy with smiles and grins everywhere!

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UT Awarded Grant to Train Teachers

Congratulations Dr. Schneider!  The University of Toledo received a grant for their teacher credentialing programs in Biology, Chemistry, and English.  These online graduate programs are designed to be completed in 18 months and include a one-week, on-campus experience each summer.



Judith Herb College of Education – Homecoming Kickoff

Join us on Monday October 20th from 1:30 to 3:30 PM for the Homecoming Kickoff.  Enjoy desserts and bring your ideas for college events.
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