Alumni Highlights

Sarabeth Berk, PhD, Teaching and Learning Science, Curriculum and Instruction ‘15, launched a platform to share her research on professional identity and an interactive workbook linked to her TEDx talk on hybrid identity. 

Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, Counseling Psychology ’12, launched a nonprofit, Catalively, in Colorado aimed to eliminate suicide within school populations and beyond. Catalively works to eliminate suicide by providing research-based approaches and resources to unify communities touched by suicide. 

Bradley Conrad, PhD, Teaching and Learning Sciences, Curriculum and Instruction ‘11, had his blog, “Tales from the Classroom,” selected by panelists at Feedspot as one of the “Top 20 K-12 Education Blogs on the Web.” 


Meseret Hailu, PhD, Higher Education ’18, was awarded the Best Dissertation Award from the Higher Education special interest group of the Comparative & International Education Society. 

Chelsea Heinbach, MA, Library and Information Science ’16, saw her research with faculty member Krystyna Matusiak, PhD, Research Methods and Information Science, adapted and put into practice by librarians at Louisiana State University, who developed a library guide on visual literacy. 

Rev. Stanley Katungwensi, PhD, Higher Education ’06, accepted the position of Vice Chancellor of Great Lakes Regional University in the Kanungu district of southwest Uganda. Great Lakes Regional was founded in 2004 as a community college and became a university in 2016. 

Scott Laband, MA, Higher Education ’10, was among the Denver Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40 list. Laband is the current president of Colorado Succeeds, a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business leaders focused on improving the state’s education system. 

Zeth Lietzau, MA, Library and Information Science ’04, was named the Director of Collections, Technology, and Strategy at the Denver Public Library. Lietzau is an innovator for collecting and analyzing data for operational service aspects of libraries. 

Tara Meister, PhD, Teaching and Learning Sciences ’18, received an honorable mention from Division B Curriculum Studies of the American Educational Research Association for her dissertation entitled “Hidden in White(ness)?: Using Racial Logics to Interrogate the Instructional Arc of a Crisis Intervention Team Training.” 

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