What comes to mind when you want to pass on a smile? At Morgridge College of Education, we thought coffee was a good way to make people smile. And then we thought some more and thought helping rural education could make children and educators...
December 11th, 2017—Why should the activity of giving thanks be confined to one day? What about a season of Thanksgiving? Why confine gratitude for others, your calling, the Earth, to one day during the year? Thanksgiving is many things to many people-- it is...
Cross' Research on Black Identity Re-Released by SUNY Press
Dr. William Cross’ co-authored book, “Meaning-making, Internalized Racism and African American Identity”, was recently re-released in paperback as part of the State University of New York (SUNY) Press series in African American Studies. One of America's leading theorists and researchers on black identity development...
December 1st, 2017—“How do you see yourself changing the world?” My friend Mark and I were enjoying a pint and conversation one evening. Spending time with Mark is a blessing as he often brings me new insights and perspectives on the world. He shares...
Roundtable Discussion with Leadership Author and Equity Expert
The MCE Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department hosted a Transformation Leadership Roundtable which featured Dr. Carolyn Shields, former Dean of Education at Wayne State University and expert on inclusive excellence and equitable learning. Shields discussed her most recent book Transformative Leadership in Education:...
The University of Denver’s (DU) Morgridge College of Education (MCE) and Denver Public School (DPS) System celebrated 15 years of one of the most successful private college–public school partnerships in the nation with a reunion held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, November 14th....
Students of Color Celebration Highlights Commitment to Equity
The 9th annual Students of Color Diversity Celebration was held November 7th in Morgridge College of Education’s (MCE) Katherine Ruffatto Hall. The event showcased the College’s commitment to producing a new generation of change agents passionate about working together to create an inclusive and diverse...
November 17th, 2017—For a story to be told about teaching there must be a person on the other end listening. In my last post I wrote about the art of storytelling as articulated by J.D. Vance in “Hillbilly Elegy.” In this post I want...
Laura Finkelstein (PhD ’14), has been keeping very busy since graduating from Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver (DU). She spent the first year of her post-graduate professional career as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington....
The Higher Education Department and the MCE Alumni Office hosted a panel discussion that explored the impact of the U.S. Department of Education’s recent announcement on Title IX enforcement. The panel, moderated by Dr. Michelle Tyson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Higher Education, discussed the...
October 27, 2017—What are the stories you tell to yourself about your teacher-self? What are the stories others tell about your teacher-self? What are the stories you tell about your teacher-self in public? I’ve been thinking about these questions since reading “Hillbilly Elegy” by...
For Child, Family, and School Psychology alumna Dr. DoriAnn Adragna, work is family business. Adragna and her husband, Joe, a family medicine physician, formed Peak Professionals in their hometown of Montrose, Colorado. Through their joint practice, they can help not only the whole child...
October 16th, 2017—For many teachers the driving question of their professional identity is, how do I teach in a way that honors my calling, my gifts, and my vocation to educate while resisting the role of teacher? In this question I hear the twin...
RMIS Faculty Publishes Research to Identify Students' Learning Potential
New Morgridge College of Education Assistant Professor of Research Methods and Information Science, Denis Dumas, recently published research that could potentially change the way educational researchers understand student learning capacity, and the way students are tested in school.
The humble beginnings of a new testing...
October 2nd, 2017 - One strategy for increasing educational effectiveness is to stop teaching. I don’t mean leaving the profession, although that is warranted at times, but rather to take a break to renew and refresh before plunging back into the complexity of teaching. ...
Counseling Psychology Students Recognized at National Conference
On Saturday, September 23, eight Morgridge Counseling Psychology students were recognized at the annual NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors) conference in Denver as National Minority fellows for Addiction Counseling. The students and Morgridge...
Counseling Psychology Student an Exemplar of Inclusivity
Chesleigh Keene, a doctoral student in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) Counseling Psychology program, is an exceptional student and an exemplar of inclusivity. She is an American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellow, is working on her dissertation, coauthoring a book chapter on best...
Counseling Psychology Alumna Creates App to Assess and Prevent Suicide
Khara Croswaite Brindle graduated from Morgridge College of Education Counseling Psychology master’s program in 2012 with a passion for helping and a keen ear for listening – and understanding – others. Today, she is a private practice licensed professional therapist with a focus on...
Morgridge College of Education Celebrates with Summer Commencement Activities
While much of the country is eagerly headed back to school this week, the Morgridge College of Education has one last event before we can move into the fall – and it’s a big event. The summer quarter graduation ceremonies kicked off today, Friday,...
Counseling Psychology Students Create Social Justice Committee
Earlier this year, masters and doctoral students in the Morgridge College of Education Counseling Psychology (CP) program saw a rising need in their community for social justice and advocacy for underrepresented people. Instead of sitting idly by, the students decided to take action through...
West End School District Uses Turnaround Grant to Create Leaders in Education
Three hundred forty-five miles from the University of Denver is the West End School District RE-2. Tucked into the southwest region of Colorado, West End Serves the communities of Bedrock, Naturita, Nucla, and Paradox, covers over 1,000 square miles, and serves approximately 250 total...
ELPS Graduate to Lead Summit Schools' Curriculum & Instruction Efforts
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) graduate Lara Jackman (MA’16) has recently accepted the position of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator with Summit School District in Frisco, CO. Jackman, who leaves her position as Literacy Resource Teacher and Reading Recovery Teacher at Upper Blue...
Ricks Center for Gifted Children Named Top 5 Private School in Colorado
Ricks Center for Gifted Children was recently named a Top 5 Private School in Colorado by Colorado Parent magazine. Ricks, a nationally recognized gifted education school located on the University of Denver campus and part of the Morgridge College of Education, provides a dynamic...
Alumna to Use Fulbright Award to Study Refugee Reintegration in Canada
Curriculum and Instruction program alumna Dr. Barri Tinkler (PhD ‘04) has been awarded the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health. Tinkler will be at the University of Calgary (UCalgary) in Spring 2018 conducting research with the Werklund School of Education,...
Morgridge College partners on national grant to study teacher residency programs
The Colorado Consortium of Residency Educators (CO-CORE), a unique group of partners across higher education and non-profit organizations in Colorado, has received a $400,000 federal grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to study what makes teacher residencies effective as a teacher preparation...
ELPS Mountain Cohort Graduate Named Rookie of the Year
Morgridge College of Education alumna Kendra Carpenter (ELPS, ’16) has been selected by the Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals (CAESP) and the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) to be the 2017 recipient of the Reba Ferguson Memorial Rookie of the Year Award....
The Morgridge College of Education commons area was home to an overflow crowd of family, friends, faculty, and soon-to-be graduates at this year's Graduate Reception. The event celebrated all MCE graduates and featured remarks from Dean Karen Riley, who encouraged graduates to “put the...
ELPS Doctoral Students Lead the #1 Best Community College in Colorado
Teina McConnell and Eric Ward wear a lot of hats. In addition to both being doctoral students in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) program, they also make up the leadership team at Pickens Technical College in Aurora, CO. McConnell serves as the...
Morgridge College of Education PhD Hooding Ceremony
Morgridge College of Education (MCE) held its annual Hooding Ceremony in the Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall Commons on June 8, 2017. A total of 35 PhD and EdD graduates and candidates received the honorary doctoral hood from their faculty advisor.
After Dean Karen Riley’s welcome,...
LIS Graduate Student Featured on DU’s Commencement Site
Kayanne Klipka, a 2017 graduate from the LIS program, is a featured student on DU’s special Commencement website. The following story, written by Jeremy Jones from DU's Marketing and Communication Office, appears below.
As students across the country prepare for commencement, many will be faced...
Two MCE Students Honored at Colorado State Capitol
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Curriculum and Instruction students, Elizabeth Carey and Desiree Seide, were selected for the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s (CDHE) inaugural Aspiring Educator Honor Roll and were acknowledged at the state capitol on Monday, May 8.
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation week, the ceremony recognized two...
MCE Counseling Psychology Students Receive Prestigious STAY Fellowships
First-year Morgridge College of Education Counseling Psychology MA students, Helen Chao and Courtney Hadjeasgari, were selected as 2017-2018 STAY Fellows, and will receive up to $6000 each to support their training as mental health professionals and practitioners. The fellowship also provides a one-year membership...
Professor William Cross, Jr. Honored as University Lecturer
Morgridge College of Education (MCE) faculty member William E. Cross, Jr., PhD was selected as the University Lecturer by the University of Denver (DU). The University Lecturer award was first given in 1955 and is one of the University’s most distinguished honors, based solely upon...
Library Information Science Program Alumna (MLS '78), Janet Lee has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will use the opportunity to take her expertise in open access publishing to the University of Aksum in Ethiopia.
"I plan to explore avenues of scholarly publishing in Ethiopia that ensure...
Morgridge Recognizes the "MCE Power Bank" of Adjuncts & Community Partners
Morgridge College recognized the innovative service of community partners and adjunct faculty at this year's Appreciation Breakfast held in the MCE Commons. This annual event seeks to honor this group commonly referred to as MCE's Power Bank.
Honorary recipients include:
Dr. Heather Bean - Counseling Psychology
Morgridge Welcomes Prospective Students from Across the U.S.
Morgridge College Admissions Office hosted their spring Interview Day for prospective graduate and doctoral students. Each year MCE admission counselors host ten Interview Days, during which prospective students are interviewed for acceptance into their chosen program, and are introduced to the Morgridge College culture and mission.
This is the first year that the...
Kim Hunter Reed, Ph.D, executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, has joined the University of Denver’s Higher Education Department (HED) as an affiliate faculty member.
Dr. Reed has a substantial background in higher education and served as deputy undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Education during...
8 Counseling Psychology Students Awarded National Addiction Fellowships
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The Counseling Psychology (CP) Department has distinguished themselves by having eight CP students receive acceptance into the highly competitive National Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC). The fellowships are awarded by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) and seek...
When you hear the title, “school counselor,” you might think of someone who makes student schedule changes and hands out college applications. While school counselors are responsible for scheduling and post-graduation guidance, they do a lot more than that. Per the American School Counselor...
March 3rd, 2017 - One of my favorite teaching texts is a short quote from Terry and Renny Russell, two brothers who came of age exploring the canyons and rivers of the desert southwest. In their book On The Loose they write: “One of...
Last month Jonah Li., one of our talented Counseling Psychology grad students, presented “Building Rapport Across Cultures.”
at the 2017 DU Research and Performance Summit (DURAPS). In his presentation Jonah discussed a perception-changing counseling experience that he had with a challenging client.
Researcher: Jonah is a master’s student in Morgridge College...
Second year Ph.D candidate, Brooke Lamphere, has a long history with the University of Denver (DU). In 2010 she completed her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Sociology and Psychology. She then went on to complete her Master of Arts in Sports and Performance Psychology...
Marsico Institute Receives Funding for Regional Early Childhood Work
The Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy in the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education was recently awarded the Central Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) along with four other partners, led by Marzano Research Laboratory. The award for $181,000 spans the next year...
Counselors Can Help Address the Many Facets of Substance Abuse
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Substance abuse and addiction is an issue that affects nearly 12% of the US population directly, with over 21 million adults battling substance use disorders each year according to American Addiction Centers. That figure doesn’t account for family members and friends of addicts that...
Dean Riley Describes Role of Secretary of Education in 9 News Interview
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
Amidst all of the turmoil related to the President's pick for Secretary of Education there are still many who are unclear as to what the role of the Secretary of Education is. To help provide clarity Denver's 9 News asked Karen Riley, Ph.D. and...
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Garriott on the 2016 Election and Intersectional Social Frameworks
"Was it race that drove the results of the 2016 presidential election?" In his recent article for the American Psychological Association (APA) Patton O. Garriott, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, addressed this important question. Dr. Garriott, an active member of both the APA and the Society for...
ELPS Students and Faculty Present at CASE Winter Leadership Conference
The CASE Winter Leadership Conference, taking place Feb. 2-3, 2017, has a significant presence from students, faculty, and alumni from the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) department. Additionally, the Morgridge College of Education is a Bronze-level sponsor of the conference.
Congratulations to all ELPS faculty,...
Ph.D. Student Honored for Work in Cultural Equity & Inclusion
Higher Education Ph.D. candidate Varaxy Yi Borromeo has been recognized as the Asian Pacific American Network’s Outstanding Graduate Student of 2017. The award is presented by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Coalition for Multicultural Affairs (CMA). The CMA works to promote diversity within...
Ricks Center Partners with Lamont School of Music in Pilot Program
Students from the Ricks Center for Gifted Children—a University of Denver model demonstration school which is a part of the Morgridge College of Education—are enrolled in the inaugural year of the Lamont Piano Preparatory Program, run by the Lamont School of Music at the...
LIS Alumna Fosters International Relations Through Librarianship
Alumna Chloe Campbell (MLIS ’13) is finishing up work with the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan to share skill-building and resources on librarianship and information sciences. During a two-year residency in the country, Campbell has served as a Teaching English as a Second Language (TEFL)...
January 22nd, 2017 - Let me start with a premise; the classroom can be a sacred space. This premise is not equally held by all educators nor is the classroom always sacred. But I do know it strikes a resonating cord with many teachers...
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) alumnus and Denver Public Schools (DPS) graduate Allen Smith has led a highly successful career in education administration that has taken him across the country and earned him national recognition. Smith, who earned his MA at the Morgridge College...
January 8th, 2017 - What do you find most annoying as a teacher? What student behavior makes you the most frustrated? If you could change one thing about student/teacher interactions what would it be?
In my early years teaching in higher education classrooms I was...
December 20th, 2016 - I frequently start my higher education classes with a poem, typically a poem that has little direct connection to teaching, my primary area of expertise and interest. Why and toward what end? What if anything does poetry contribute to an...
ELPS Student Tapped to run Satellite School for Underserved Students
Kaleen Barnett—Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) Ed.D. student—has been selected to run the Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) satellite campus serving Denver’s Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods.
CHSC is a charter school for students who need an alternative academic environment to succeed and to achieve...
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies a National Powerhouse
The Educational Leadership Policy Studies (ELPS) Program at the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) is a nationally-recognized leader in the field, and is ranked in this year’s Top 20 programs for Educational Administration and Supervision by U.S. News and World Report.
According to Susan Korach,...
December 14th, 2016 - Just about every time I’m in K-12 schools I witness broken-hearted teaching in one form or another from some the best teachers I know. They regularly engage in a form of teaching where their teacher’s heart is broken open at...
CFSP Students Collaborate with Refugee-Serving Organization
Students from the Child, Family, and School Psychology (CFSP) program—under the mentorship of faculty member Gloria Miller, Ph.D.—have been working with the Colorado African Organization (CAO) to connect with refugee families who have settled in Colorado.
The students and CAO Community Navigators assist refugee families...
Counseling Psychology alumna, Khara Croswaite, M.A,, LPC, has been busy since graduating in 2012. She is a business owner and a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in the Lowry neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. In addition to supporting students, adults and Medicaid clients with...
As we enter into 2017, it is a good time for a reminder of the values of the Counseling Psychology Department at the Morgridge College of Education. Said concisely, our faculty, staff, and students work to promote social justice and stand against hateful, discriminatory,...
November 25th, 2016 - This picture of a blackbird perched on a branch singing over a marsh of cattail reeds in the early morning hours of a new day is one my favorite images of teaching. I invite you to take some time and...
November 16, 2016 - The profession of teaching and teacher education seems overly preoccupied with the external qualities and characteristics of effective teaching. A quick search of an online book seller lists 500 books under the search term “teaching best practices” with several of...
Ph.D. Student Helping to Lead Curriculum Revolution in Eagle Valley Schools
Kate Newburgh, a Ph.D. student in the Morgridge College of Education Curriculum and Instruction Program, is working with Eagle Valley Schools to design and implement curricula that reflect the skills needed in today’s world. Newburgh, who joined Eagle Valley Schools earlier this year, supports...
ELPS Mountain Cohort Expands Impact Beyond Front Range
The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program (ELPS) offers a Mountain cohort option in its Executive Leadership for Successful Schools (ELSS) Certificate program. The cohort expands opportunities for educators and administrators to benefit from the program’s expertise and earn Certification for Colorado Principal Licensure....
Morgridge Faculty Member Named to Ritchie Endowed Chair
Faculty member Norma Hafenstein, Ph.D., has been named the Daniel L. Ritchie Endowed Chair in Gifted Education. The Chair reflects the University of Denver’s—and the Morgridge College of Education’s (MCE)—long history of commitment to gifted education through service to gifted children, training of teachers...
Faculty Member Leads CO Institutions in Collective Impact Initiative
Cecilia Orphan, Ph.D., a Higher Education Assistant Professor at the Morgridge College of Education, has partnered with the Campus Compact of the Mountain West (CCMW) in a yearlong Collective Impact initiative. Dr. Orphan will lead the project—a collaboration with Colorado State University-Pueblo, the University...
October 21, 2016 - I’ve been thinking about the question of what makes for a great teacher because one of my students recently commented: “The greatest teacher is the one who is present at the moment of your greatest need, not the one with...
The Morgridge College of Education extends its heartfelt congratulations to Higher Education Ph.D. student Meseret Hailu, who received the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Award. Hailu will use the award to conduct a study examining gender inequality within science and technology in Ethiopia.
Prior to enrolling in...
ELPS Program to be Part of a National Effort to Support Aspiring Principals
The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver has been selected to participate in The Wallace Foundation’s $47-million initiative to develop models over the next four years for improving university principal preparation programs and...
Morgridge Alumna Shares Expertise on International Level
Curriculum and Instruction alumna Juli Kramer, Ph.D. (‘10), has begun working with the Multicultural Division of the Soong Ching Ling School (SLCS) in Shanghai, China, where she will serve as the Director of Curriculum for grades 6-8 and develop curricula for the new high...
Robin Filipczak (MLIS ’11), a reference librarian at Denver Public Library (DPL), has produced a local installation of the Race Card Project. The Race Card Project is an initiative created in 2010 by Michele Norris—a former host at NPR—who describes it as “a place...
ELPS Student Selected for Prestigious Scholar Program
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) Ph.D. student Isaac Solano was selected by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) as a 2016-2018 Jackson Scholar. The Jackson Scholars Network provides students of color with opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and networking in order to elevate...
September 28, 2016 - Several years ago, I was leading a professional development session for a group of experienced educators. During a conversation—around the tensions in teaching that tend to separate out the inner life of educators from the outer technical domain—one teacher commented:...
Faculty Member to Participate in Women’s Leadership Institute
Cynthia Hazel, Ph.D.—Department Chair of Teaching and Learning Sciences and Professor of Child, Family, and School Psychology at the Morgridge College of Education (MCE)—was selected to participate in the American Psychological Association’s (APA) 2016-2017 Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP). LIWP prepares, supports, and empowers...
Jeffrey Selingo Comes to MCE
Jeffrey J. Selingo is a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who helps parents and higher-education leaders imagine the college and university of the future and teaches them how to succeed in a rapidly changing economy. His writing has appeared in...
Announcing the new Business Analytics Specialization for the RMS Ph.D.
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The Business Analytics specialization is an exciting new addition to the Institutional Research track in the Research Methods and Statistics Ph.D. Program. This specialization provides you with an opportunity to gain a...
Marsico Institute Introducing Boston Pre-K Students to Math
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iNTRODUCING bOSTON Pre-K Students to Math
"Early math is cognitively fundamental" said Doug Clements, Ph.D, during PBS News Hour's feature on early math education in Boston Public Schools. The Building Blocks curriculum developed by Dr Clements and his Co-Researcher Julie...
To Our 2016 Summer Graduates - Congratulations - The MCE Faculty & Staff
The Faculty and Staff of the Morgridge College of Education would like to congratulate the summer graduates of our 2015-16 class. We join your families, friends, peers, and co-workers in expressing how proud we are of you all. It is our pleasure to watch...
Frank Tuitt Talks Race and Diversity With DU Book Chat
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As the United States continues to struggle with issues of race and diversity, DU professor Frank Tuitt has released a new book designed to help faculty better connect with the changing demographics of higher education. Tuitt serves as senior advisor to the chancellor and...
Fostering STEM Trajectories, an event funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted at New America, was a two-day affair featuring informative talks from celebrated experts and leaders in early STEM learning. The focus of the event was on teacher development, the continuous improvement path...
Higher Education Department Receives Community Engagement Award
The Higher Education (HED) Department at the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) engages in teaching, research, and service that draws from and contributes to the resources of Denver, Colorado, and national communities. The University of Denver Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL)...
Dr. William Cross Jr. 2015-16 University Lecturer Award Recipient
Morgridge College of Education (MCE) faculty member William Cross, Ph.D. has been selected as the 2015-16 University Lecturer by the University of Denver (DU). The University Lecturer award was first given in 1955 and is one of the University’s most distinguished honors, based solely...
Inside this Issue
WHY RACE MATTERS
COURSE HIGHLIGHT: ISSUES OF ACCESS & OPPORTUNITY
DU @ ASHE 2015
HED Lunch & Learn, 1/20 12-1pm
HED Admissions Day 2/20
HESA Writing Retreat,2/20 9-4pm
Why Race Matters in the Study of Higher Education
Race matters in the study of higher education...
The Faculty and Staff of the Morgridge College of Education would like to congratulate the graduating class of 15-16. We join your families, friends, peers, and co-workers in expressing how proud we are of you all. It is our pleasure to watch as you...
To our 2016 Graduates - Congratulations - from the MCE Faculty and Staff
The Faculty and Staff of the Morgridge College of Education would like to congratulate the graduating class of 15-16. We join your families, friends, peers, and co-workers in expressing how proud we are of you all. It is our pleasure to watch as you...
Late School Teacher Gives $3.2 Million for Arts and Early Childhood Education
The late Marilyn Stein (BA ’55, education) of Denver has bestowed $3.2 million of her estate to fund the arts and early childhood education programming at the University of Denver.
This significant gift, which the University recently received, supports the creation of endowments for the...
LIS Student Builds Mobile Library to Serve Community
Library and Information Science (LIS) student Anna Kongs is refurbishing an ambulance into an interactive bookmobile to serve the greater Denver community; it is expected to officially launch in summer 2016. Kongs plans to establish a presence—similar to food trucks—at many of the area’s...
MCE Students Work with National Movement to Inspire K12 Students
Choose2Matter (C2M) is a national movement created by Angela Maiers to inspire K-12 students to take ownership over their educational experience. Courtney Collins—a Curriculum and Instruction (CI) student—is working with Maiers to further promote C2M and establish a partnership between the movement and the...
CFSP Student Conducts Ground-Breaking Work for People with Autism
Recent Child, Family, and School Psychology program graduate Brittany Greiert focused her academic research and dissertation on sex and relationship education for individuals with autism, a topic that has seen little research or development of guidelines until recently.
Prior to enrolling at the Morgridge College of Education...
Graduate Citings: Tales from the Field – Delma Ramos
We are excited to highlight Morgridge College of Education Higher Education PhD student Delma Ramos. Delma focuses on social justice in higher education and explores systems of access and opportunity for underserved populations that stem, in part, from her experience as a first generation student....
University of Denver Forges Partnership with Joybox
Joybox Studios—a startup established in 2015 by Will and Julie Clark, the creative minds behind Baby Einstein—has partnered with the University of Denver (DU) to develop early childhood curriculum materials including activities, music, videos, games, flash cards, books, and toys. The materials are designed based...
MCE Student-led Initiative to Promote Transformative Conversations
Campus Conversations is a monthly, student-led group that discusses issues of identity, oppression, and privilege. The group was founded by Grace-Ellen Mahoney, a first-year graduate student at the Morgridge College of Education (MCE). Mahoney's efforts are supported by MCE Faculty members Andi Pusavat, Ph.D,...
Dr. Clements Presents on Early Childhood Math Education at White House
“It is surprising how deep and broad children’s thinking can be about mathematics” said Douglas Clements, Ph.D, to a packed White House Press room this morning, April 21, 2016. Dr. Clements, who is a faculty member at the Morgridge College of Education (MCE), the...
Marsico Institute helping Tackle Poverty in the Greater Denver Area
As part of MCE’s ongoing initiative to make a positive impact on the Denver community, the Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy is proud to announce their significant contribution to the Jeffco Prosperity Project (JPP), a major collaboration between local educational, business, non-profit...
Morgridge Faculty and Alumni Impacting Arts in Education
Aesthetic learning and arts curricula are a key component in the development of young minds. The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) and its faculty, students, and alumni are making an impact across the nation in the world of arts education.
Bruce Uhrmacher, Ph.D
P. Bruce Uhrmacher,...
The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) is proud to recognize the faculty and students participating at the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting: "Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies." If you would like to find out more about the sessions being presented by MCE faculty, students and alumni...
Student Joins Diversity Roundtable with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock
Teacher Education Program (TEP) student Krystal Giles participated in a round-table discussion with Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock as part of the Make Your Mark campaign. The round-table, hosted by Denver Public Schools (DPS) Acting Superintendent Susana Cordova and Mayor Hancock, focused on the important role...
MCE Graduates Seek to Form a School "Innovation Zone" in Denver
Several Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) alumni, all of whom lead schools in DPS, are banding together to create an "innovation zone." Chalkbeat Colorado reports that this zone will consist of several innovation schools which already operate in Denver. Innovation schools are defined by the high level of autonomy...
MCE Community Members Making an Impact at RMECC 2016
The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) had a substantial presence at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference, which was held in Denver and attracted over 2,500 participants. Faculty from the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program, Kennedy Institute, and Marsico Institute were all...
Library and Information Science program (LIS) graduate Marta Pardo was featured in the Elbert County News recently for her work updating Elizabeth Middle School’s Library. Pardo, a Colombian immigrant with an impressive career history as a Medical Doctor and cancer researcher, found herself working in Colorado libraries...
China Exchange Program Contributes to School-Based Mental Health
Students Sarah Laffin and Aleksandra Matysek completed a six-week school-based mental health practicum this past fall in Beijing, China as part of an international exchange program between Beijing Normal University (BNU) and the CFSP program. The program – now in its fourth year –...
Morgridge Faculty, Alumni, and Students Present at RMECC 2016
The Morgridge College of Education is proud to recognize the faculty, alumni, and students from the Early Childhood Special Education program who will be presenting at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference in Denver on February 19 and 20.
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LIS Students Develop Collection of Civil Rights Pioneer
Students Kimmie DePinto and Jane Nelson from the Library and Information Sciences program have been working to archive materials from the family of Marlon Green, the African-American pilot whose employment discrimination lawsuit against Continental Airlines led to a landmark decision by the United States Supreme...
CRISPA Teaching & Learning Model Creates Meaning in Education
CRISPA is a six-dimensional Perceptual Teaching and Learning model that provides approaches to enrich learning beyond outcome-based standards. P. Bruce Uhrmacher, PhD, faculty of the Research Methods and Statistics, Curriculum and Instruction, and Teacher Education Programs, was inspired to create CRISPA based on interactions...
Student Priyalatha Govindasamy Wins Top Award for Meta-Analysis Research
Research Methods and Statistics Ph.D Candidate Priyalatha Govindasamy received top award at the University of Denver Research and Performance Summit (DURAPS) on January 29. Govindasamy presented her research at the DURAPS poster session highlighting the software package that she has been developing with Antonio...
Call for Participants: Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Measurement
Now Recruiting Research Participants
Are you or your son/daughter between the ages of 6 and 25 years old? Do you like playing computer games? Your participation in this study could help us learn more about thinking and reasoning in individuals with intellectual disability.
The purpose of...
Standing in the Gap Screening: Conversations on Race in Colorado Education
The Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver hosted a screening of the Rocky Mountain PBS (RMPBS) film, Standing in the Gap, on Thursday, January 21. Over 250 attendees joined a welcome reception at Katherine Ruffatto Hall followed by a viewing of...
Students in the Morgridge College of Education’s Library & Information Science program have been involved in a collaborative project with students from École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l’Information et des Bibliothèques (ENSSIB) in Lyon. LIS faculty member Krystyna Matusiak and ENSSIB’s Raphaëlle Bats...
Counseling Psychology Faculty Studies the Meaning of Work for Cancer Survivors
Assistant Professor Trisha Raque-Bogdan, Ph.D. has been awarded the inaugural Bruce and Jane Walsh Grant to study the effect that one’s work – and the meaning ascribed to that work – has on cancer survivors. Dr. Raque-Bogdan noticed a gap in research on the...
MCE Faculty & Arapahoe Library Dist. Executive Dir. Named Librarian of the Year
Nicolle Ingui Davies has been named the 2016 Library Journal Librarian of the Year, marking the first time a Colorado librarian has been recognized for the honor. Davies became the Executive Director for Arapahoe Library District in 2012. A District which runs eight libraries...
Fisher Early Learning Center Receives NAEYC Accreditation Renewal
The Fisher Early Learning Center a partner of the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) has received a renewal of their five-year accreditation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) by the Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation. In order for...
Dr. Cecilia Orphan's Tips for the Academic Job Seeker
The University of Denver Office of Graduate Studies recently featured the advice of Morgridge College of Education (MCE) faculty member Dr. Cecilia Orphan. A recent hire in MCE's Department of Higher Education, Dr. Orphan knows how competitive the academic job market can be. Below, Dr. Orphan offers CV/cover...
Distinguished Graduate Community Leader Award: Keelie Sorel
Keelie Sorel, a master’s candidate in the Higher Education department (HED) at the Morgridge College of Education, has been selected as one of two Distinguished Graduate Community Leaders for December 2015. The masters in HED empowers students to explore topics of access, equity, and inclusive excellence,...
The department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) at the Morgridge College of Education hosted a colloquium on November 30 that focused on the challenges and experiences of turnaround schools in the greater Denver area. The event featured a panel discussion between principals...
2015 Innovator Award Winners at NAEYC Annual Conference Announced
Kaplan Early Learning Company and the Leon & Renee Kaplan Foundation for the Health and Well-being of Children announced the winners of the 2015 Innovator Award on Thursday evening at a special reception held during the National Association for the Education of Young Children...
The 6th annual Students of Color Reception held at the Morgridge College of Education
The 6th annual Students of Color Reception held on November 11, 2015 had its biggest turnout ever with over 100 community members, students, and educators in attendance. The reception, which is held every year and is moderated by Dr. Frank Tuitt, is designed to...
Working to Change the Inequality Landscape in Higher Education
The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) held their 40th Annual Conference right here in the mile high city from November 5-7. We are excited to announce that 12 University of Denver faculty and students participated and shared their research on institutional...
Distinguished Graduate Community Leader Award: Brinda Prabhakar-Gippert
Brinda Prabhakar-Gippert, a PhD candidate in the Counseling Psychology program at the Morgridge College of Education (MCE), has been selected as one of the two graduate student winners for the November 2015 Distinguished Graduate Community Leader Award.
The award reflects Prabhakar-Gippert’s demonstration of excellent work ethic, dedication to her...
Kaplan Launches Connect4Learning™, a Prekindergarten Curriculum
LEWISVILLE, N.C. - Kaplan Early Learning Company announced today the launch of an innovative approach to early childhood education that puts math and science at the forefront of learning. Connect4Learning: The Pre-K Curriculum is a research-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning that was developed by nationally...
Suzanne Morris-Sherer is the current principal of Thomas Jefferson High school in the Denver Public School district. Morris-Sherer spent six years working as the principal of Side Creek Elementary in the Aurora Public School district after receiving her Principal Licensure from the Morgridge College...
Adams 12 - Skyview Elementary
Stephanie Auday is in her 3rd year as principal of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District Skyview Elementary School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Minnesota State University at Mankato before moving to Colorado to further...
Signature Event: Mark Twarogowski and Honoree Wall Dedication
Morgridge College of Education (MCE) Alumni and Community members gathered at Katherine Ruffatto Hall (KRH) on October 15, 2015 for the final Alumni Signature Event sponsored by the MCE Alumni Board. The event included an interview with Mark Twarogowski, MCE Alumni, PhD candidate, and...
Celebrating Colorado Principals: Matthew Koenigsknecht
Crystal River Elementary School
Matthew Koenigsknecht is the newly appointed principal at Crystal River Elementary in the Roaring Forks School District. Inspired by six years of teaching in Denver Public Schools (DPS), he began his pursuit of a Principal licensure and Masters in Educational Leadership...
Trevista at Horace Mann
Jesús Rodriguez is the current elementary school principal of Trevista at Horace Mann in Denver Public Schools. Trevista is a school with turnaround status that met the expectations of the Colorado Department of Education's school performance framework for the first time last...
National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning
The University of Denver’s Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy is one of six partners with lead agency ZERO TO THREE who have been awarded a federal grant to administer the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning (NC ECDTL).
Dr. Douglas Clements Briefs Members of Congress on Early Math Education
On September 25, 2015 Douglas H. Clements, Kennedy Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning, Executive Director for the Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy, and Professor of Curriculum Studies and Teaching at the Morgridge College of Education, testified before members of Congress about...
On Saturday, September 26, Share Fair Nation (SFN) had another successful year with more than 500 teachers and education leaders and hundreds of families in attendance. This annual event brought together innovators in STEM education and offered engaging, hands-on teaching strategies designed to ignite the...
Dr. Julie Sarama Joins Design for Impact in Early Childhood Education Initiative
Dr. Julie Sarama, the Morgridge College of Education’s Kennedy Endowed Chair and Curriculum and Instruction professor, will be joining the Design for Impact in Early Childhood Education Initiative, funded by New Profit and its Early Learning Fund. Led by Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, former director of the Office...
New Physical Education Program Moves Colorado Kids toward a Healthier Future
Dr. Nick Cutforth, Department Chair and Professor of Research Methods and Statistics, is helping to improve physical education practices in underserved, rural, and low-income Colorado schools through a community-engaged research project, Healthy Eaters, Lifelong Movers (HELM). Obesity has been identified as the biggest health...
Dr. Richard Kitchen, Kennedy Endowed Chair and Professor in the Curriculum & Instruction program at Morgridge College of Education (MCE), aims to advance equity and diversity in education through Access in Mathematics for All (AMA), a project funded by the National Science Foundation’s Robert...
MCE Professors to Present at the Pioneer Symposium
Doctors Julie Sarama and Doug Clements, the Morgridge College of Education’s Kennedy Endowed Chairs and Curriculum and Instruction professors, as well as Dr. Heather Ryan, Library and Information Science assistant professor, will present at the University of Denver’s Pioneer Symposium on September 25-26. During...
Inside this Issue
HED SEMINAR SERIES
SPOTLIGHT: 2ND YR MA STUDENT INTERNSHIPS
HED 2015-2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MCE New Student Orientation; Fri. 9/11
HED Welcome Reception, co-sponsored with HESA; 9/15
HED Lunch & Learn; 10/7
ASHE in Denver, 11/5-7
HED on Social Media
Are you following...
Join Us for a Screening of 2e: Twice Exceptional, a Film by Thomas Ropelewski
Follow the personal journeys of a group of high school students in Los Angeles who have been identified as “twice exceptional”–gifted or highly gifted individuals with learning disabilities or differences. The Institute for the Development of Gifted Children at the Morgridge College of Education...
MCE Professors Recognized for Their Contributions to Counseling Psychology
Morgridge College of Education takes great pride in the lasting impact of our faculty whose work improves opportunities for student and community success. We are proud to share that Dr. William E. Cross, Jr. of the Counseling Psychology and Higher Education departments and Dr....
Professors in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) Department, Dr. Ellen Miller-Brown and Dr. Doris Candelarie strive to impact and empower education leaders to release their “untapped potential.” On July 30th at the 46th Annual CASE Education Leadership Convention in Breckenridge, Colorado, they presented Releasing Untapped Potential: What Works for...
Dr. Frank Tuitt is devoted to the examination and exploration of topics related to access and equity in higher education, including issues of race, Inclusive Excellence, and diversity in and outside the classroom from the purview of both faculty and students. As Senior Advisor...
ASHE 2015: Dr. Kiyama and Educational Experiences of Urban Latina/os
The Plight of Invisibility: A Community-Based Approach to Understanding the Educational Experiences of Urban Latina/os
Dr. Judy Marquez Kiyama, Associate Professor in the Higher Education department at Morgridge College of Education, was featured in the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s (ASHE) June 2015...
Grad Expands Program Increasing Healthy Eating and Activity by Preschool Students
The Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center (RMPRC), under the leadership of Jini Puma, PhD, clinical assistant professor in Community and Behavioral Health and Research Methods and Statistics (RMS) Program graduate, has been awarded new funding from the Buell Foundation to expand the Culture of Wellness in Preschools Program (COWP)....
How a MCE Grad Student Used Her Summer Internships to Launch Her Career
Intern: Ashley Bartlett, second-year master’s student in higher education
Employers: Arapahoe Community College: A two-year college in the greater Denver area offering more than 100 degree and certificate programs.
Suitts Graduate and Alumni Career Center: Operated by the Daniels College of Business, this center offers opportunities for graduate students...
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Graduate Featured on Fox31 News
FOX31 Denver featured Educational Leadership and Policy Studies graduate turned principal, Nickolas Dawkins, on Sunday 21, 2015. Dawkins is dramatically improving the quality of education students receive in Denver.
Learn More About our ELPS Program
At the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) we expect a standard of excellence from our students, faculty, and staff. Our Research Methods and Statistics (RMS) students often exemplify this standard in their research and day-to-day lives. Our RMS students share their interest and provide advice...
MCE's Teacher Preparation Programs: The Apprentice Teacher Experience
The true value of our Teacher Preparation Programs is the student’s immediate immersion into the classroom under the mentorship and guidance of seasoned teachers and MCE faculty. The Denver Teacher Residency Master’s Degree, Teacher Education Master’s Degree, and Dual Undergraduate-Graduate Degree in Teacher Education prepare students for the...
Dr. Paul Michalec Receives the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award
It was recently announced that Teaching and Learning Sciences Clinical Professor Dr. Paul Michalec will be the recipient of the University of Denver’s (DU) 2015 Distinguished Teacher Award. This prestigious award is given to one exemplary faculty member a year and recognizes excellence in...
Student Earns Founders Day Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
As a proven student leader at the University of Denver (DU), Richard Maez has been involved in an impressive number of leadership activities on and off campus. He has been a member of the University’s Pioneer Leadership Program; external co-president of the DU Programming...
Morgridge Fellows Program for Engaged Learning Announced
The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) is excited to announce the Morgridge Fellows Program for Engaged Learning.
Sponsored by the Morgridge Family Foundation, participants of this new fellowship will engage in in-context learning opportunities that link the fellows with cutting edge community partners. The program aims to...
Library and Information Science Program Brings Digitization to the Community
Students in the Library and Information Science (LIS) program at the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education are bringing digitization to the community. With the guidance of Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Dr. Krystyna Matusiak, students engage in experiential learning opportunities...
Collaboration of LIS and University Libraries Faculty
The Anderson Academic Commons (AAC), DU's state of the art library complex, provides “hands-on” experiential learning opportunities for Library Information Science (LIS) students at the Morgridge College of Education (MCE). The LIS program has partnered with AAC to increase those opportunities.
Opened on March 25, 2013,...
MCE Faculty Awarded $3.5m to Study Learning Trajectories in Mathematics
MCE's Drs. Doug Clements and Julie Sarama, have been awarded a $3.5 million grant to study learning trajectories in early childhood mathematics instruction. Drs. Clements and Sarama, both Kennedy Endowed Chairs at the Kennedy Institute for Educational Success, have been funded through the U.S. Department...
Career OPPORTUNITIES with RMS
A degree in Research Methods and Statistics from the Morgridge College of Education provides access to a variety of career opportunities. Hands-on learning experiences embedded in the program prepare our graduates to apply their skills in the fields of higher education, government, health, and beyond. Many of our...
ECED Certificate Program Receives CO Dept. of Ed. Endorsement
On May 13, 2015, the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) Early Childhood Special Education (ECED) Certificate program received an endorsement as an Approved Educator Preparation Program by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).
MCE’s ECED Certificate is a 24-credit hour program that aligns with the Masters...
MCE faculty's math curriculum, Building Blocks used in NYC
Doctors Julie Sarama and Doug Clements’ pre-K math curriculum, Building Blocks, is being implemented throughout New York City, following successful results seen in Boston, Buffalo, and Nashville. This roll out is part of the New York City Department of Education initiative, “NYC Pre-K Explore,”...
MCE Faculty Advance Math and Science in Early Childhood Learning
Morgridge Curriculum and Instruction professors and Kennedy Institute staff, Dr. Julie Sarama and Dr. Doug Clements, are a part of a team working to advance math and science skills in early childhood learning. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Dr. Sarama and Dr. Clements have developed the Connect4Learning (C4L) curriculum. Through...
MCE Grad Starts Twitter Phenomenon: I WISH MY TEACHER KNEW
#iwishmyteacherknew (I Wish My Teacher Knew) has become a nationally trending hashtag on twitter and other social media platforms. Kyle Schwartz (@kylemschwartz), a graduate of the Morgridge College of Education’s Denver Teacher Residency program, and third grade teacher, started the Twitter sensation. What began as...
Spring Signature Event Tells Why Every Gift Matters
The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) Alumni Board and College of Education Student Association (COESA) hosted the Spring Signature Event on Tuesday, May 5th. The event, which focused on the release of Carrie Morgridge’s new book Every Gift Matters, included a book signing, interview,...
New student Group, QSSA, holds Coming Out celebration
On Friday, May 1st, the Queer & Straight Student Alliance (QSSA) held an official Coming Out celebration at Morgridge, with lots of student support, food, and games.
QSSA is a new student organization established by students for students. The organization has a primary audience of students who identify as Lesbian, Gay,...
MCE Admissions Counselor Presents at the 2015 NAGAP Conference
The 28th annual National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP) Conference was held in New Orleans on April 8 – 11. The conference’s purpose is to bring graduate education management (GEM) professionals together to share and gain insight on a range of topics including,...
MCE faculty well represented at 2015 International AERA Conference
The University of Denver Morgridge College of Education was well represented at the 2015 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. This year’s AERA meeting was held April 16-20, in Chicago, IL, with the theme: Toward Justice—Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis.
With faculty from...
MCE's Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall receives GOLD LEED Certification
The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification. The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification is the standard for authenticating a building’s green features. Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall is the 73,568 square-foot...
Denver School of Science and Technology Annual Technology Deep Dive Held at MCE
On Thursday April 9th the Morgridge College of Education hosted the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) Annual Technology Deep Dive. DSST boasts some of the state's most impressive educational statistics including a 100% acceptance rate to 4-year colleges or universities over the last...
Library & Information Science at a Glance: Innovators in the Field
Innovators in the Field
Interested in becoming a librarian, archivist, or information professional? The Morgridge College of Education’s Library and Information Science Program can get you there. In a climate where information and cultural heritage professions are constantly changing, our faculty are focused on keeping...
MCE Child, Family, & School Psychology alum, Dr. Melissa Reeves, was recently elected to serve as President of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for 2016-17. Dr. Reeves, an adjunct instructor for Winthrop University and a pre K-12 school psychologist, is a two time recipient of the NASP Presidential...
Dr. Douglas H. Clements co-authors early childhood learning report for professionals
Morgridge’s Dr. Douglas H. Clements, Professor in Curriculum Studies and Teaching and Kennedy Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning at the Kennedy Institute, co-authored the report, Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth to Age Eight: A Unifying Foundation. The report, released through The Institute...
MCE and DCB to Prep Leaders to Turnaround Low-Performing Schools
The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) program at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education in partnership with the Daniels College of Business (DCB) has been named by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) as an identified provider for the School Turnaround Leadership Grant Program. The University of Denver...
The It Gets Better Journey Comes to the Morgridge College of Education
We're excited to announce that Morgridge is hosting The It Gets Better Journey. This is an opportunity to learn about helping young people who are confronted with bullying and other challenges in their adolescence. During the participation session you will be taken through the influential history...
Professional Development: Early Career Teachers Sustaining the Fire
Often new teachers enter their career excited and full of energy, but rapidly begin to feel like something is missing. Too quickly they feel like leaving. Is this you? Someone you know?
Dr. Paul michalec
Early Career Teachers: Sustaining the Fire is an opportunity to join...
Fredrick M. Hess Discusses his New Book The Cage-Busting Teacher at MCE
Educators gathered at MCE on Monday, March 23rd, to listen to Dr. Fredrick M. Hess discuss his soon to be released book The Cage-Busting Teacher. Dr. Hess, a graduate of Harvard University and director of Education Policy Studies at The American Enterprise Institute, is an...
Dr. Shimelis Assefa: Inclusive Excellence through Global Knowledge Production
Dr. Shimelis Assefa exemplifies Inclusive Excellence through his scholarly work in global knowledge production. His research focus on knowledge production and knowledge diffusion highlights a new form of social-class division, which is commonly known as the north-south divide, which he frames as the knowledge...
Ruth D. Klein, Alumni, Champions the Library and Information Science Program
The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) has received a substantial donation in support of its Library and Information Science Program from Ruth D. Klein. The donation will go to scholarships for this year’s incoming Master’s students. Ms. Klein is a graduate of DU’s LIS...
Dr. Ryan Evely Gildersleeve Exemplifies Inclusive Excellence
Dr. Ryan Evely Gildersleeve exemplifies Inclusive Excellence through his scholarly work, investigating the social and political contexts of educational opportunity for historically marginalized communities. Specifically, his research focuses on college access and success, higher education policy and critical qualitative inquiry. Dr. Gildersleeve is an Associate Professor and...
Dr. Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola Exemplifies Inclusive Excellence
Dr. Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola embodies Inclusive Excellence through her scholarly work, attending to the prevention and intervention of language and literacy difficulties (Spanish and English). Central to her scholarship is an interest in developing intervention curricula that build on validated instructional design principles, evaluating their...
The Institute for the Development of Gifted Education (IDGE) is pleased to announce Dr. Julia Link Roberts as recipient of the 2015 Palmarium Award. She is the Mahurin Professor of Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University as well as the Executive Director of The...
A Student Experience with RMS Scholar Heather Blizzard
Heather Blizzard is a PhD student in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) Research Methods and Statistics Program (RMS). Utilizing qualitative research methods and program evaluation, her research focuses on social and academic support for first-generation students. She is currently developing a measure to...
Marsico Study Provides a Roadmap for North Dakota Lawmakers
The Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy (MIELL) is assisting the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) in conducting a state-mandated study. This study centers on the development, delivery, and administration of comprehensive early childhood care and early childhood education in North Dakota. Dr. Carrie Germeroth,...
Child, Family, & School Psychology PhD Receives Accreditation
aSSURING a qUALITY eDUCATION
MCE’s Child, Family, & School Psychology (CFSP) Ph.D. and Ed.S. programs are both arccredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
NASP accreditation is an important indicator of quality graduate education in school psychology, comprehensive content, and extensive and properly supervised field...
What's Next for Dr. Nicole M. Joseph, Asst. Professor of Curriculum & Instruction?
Since joining the Morgridge College of Education faculty in 2011, Dr. Nicole M. Joseph, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, advances Inclusive Excellence research and practice around issues related to access, equity and achievement for underrepresented students. Her work focuses particularly on social justice...
Dean Riley Testifies on Behalf of Early Childhood Special Education
This week, Karen Riley, Ph.D, Dean of the Morgridge College of Education, testified at the State Committee on Education for House Bill 15-1001. The bill, which addresses distribution of money for scholarship programs that assist early childhood education professionals, did not appear to cover...
Morgridge College of Education screens TEACH, a film by Davis Guggenheim
On January 14th, MCE held Colorado’s first and only public screening of the documentary “TEACH”. Over 200 educators and community leaders participated in the event which concluded with a panel discussion hosted by MCE Faculty member Paul Michalec, PhD, Program Coordinator and Clinical Professor...
2014 was an eventful year for the Morgridge College of Education. From the introduction of new leaders to exciting student opportunities; we are excited to share with you some of our favorite moments of 2014.
Morgridge College of Education community members had the unique opportunity to ask new University of Denver Chancellor, Dr. Rebecca Chopp, questions about higher education, inclusive excellence, technology, and community building. The video series Chatting with Chopp features Chancellor Chopp as she answers questions posed...
NPR Morning Edition Discusses Math and School Success with MCE Faculty
Morgridge College of Education faculty member, Dr. Douglas Clements, sat down with NPR Morning Edition to discuss Why Math Might be the Secret to School Success. Across the country, enhancing the education of young children has been a major area of focus from academia to politics. This...
Morgridge College of Education screening TEACH by Davis Guggenheim
The University of Denver Morgridge College of Education (MCE) is screening the film TEACH by Davis Guggenheim, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Teach follows the struggles and triumphs of America’s education system through the eyes, minds and hearts of its most essential resource: teachers.
Students of Color Reception: Celebrating a More Inclusive College, a success
The 2014, Students of Color Reception: Celebrating a More Inclusive College was a success. Despite bitterly cold temperatures (day high of 39°, and 19° at the start of the event) the fifth annual installment of the event saw increased attendance from the past couple years, with...
The Morgridge College of Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) program at the University of Denver is launching a unique partnership with Teach For America - Colorado. One of an elite few hybrid programs Executive Leadership for Successful Schools (ELSS) brings together graduate...
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Graduate Recognized for Excellence
It is every child's right to have a transformational leader in every school and every classroom -- this video will show you what happens when transformational leaders create strong cultures in their schools, and the lasting impact these people have on our students.
MCE and partners receive $3.2 mil National Institute of Health grant
Developing and Evaluating Tests that Measure & Track Cognitive Functioning
Dr. Karen Riley
Multi-site project validates existing tests that track improved thinking and problem-solving skills in people with fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, and other intellectual disabilities.
Researchers with The Morgridge College of Education at The University of...
Early Career Teachers Professional Development: Sustaining the Fire
Often new teachers enter their career excited and full of energy, but rapidly begin to feel like something is missing. Too quickly they feel like leaving.
Is this you? Someone you know?
Dr. Paul Michalec.
Early Career Teachers: Sustaining the Fire is an opportunity to join a...
Dr. Garriott - Underrepresented Students in Higher Education and STEM Careers
Dr. Patton O. Garriott joined the Morgridge College of Education as an Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology in 2012 after receiving his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri and completing his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Texas at Austin Counseling...
Students of Color Reception: Celebrating a More Inclusive College
The Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver is hosting its annual Students of Color Reception.
We are Celebrating a More Inclusive College. The Students of Color Reception: Celebrating a More Inclusive College allows us to recognize the ways in which our students of color and faculty are...
Teacher Education Program (TEP) Featured in La Voz
Morgridge College of Education’s Teacher Education Program (TEP), was recently featured in the September 24, 2014, edition of La Voz, “Colorado’s #1 Hispanic-Owned Bilingual Publication.” The feature can be found on page 8 of the Digital Edition, as well as in the print variant....
We’d like to send a special congratulations to recent Teacher Education Program (TEP) graduate, Nina Jarnot. Nina has bas been awarded the Fox31 Good Day Gold Star Award, by Fox31 Denver. This monthly award goes to teachers who go above and beyond their call...
Morgridge College of Education Prospective Student Webinars for 2014
Are you interested in a graduate program in the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education? Webinars are a great way to learn about Morgridge and our programs.
To view the webinars LIVE or previously recorded on various dates, visit our Student Resources
NOTE: You must...
Morgridge’s very own Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) Principal Preparation Program has been awarded the 2014 UCEA Exemplary Educational Leadership Preparation Program Award. This award as presented by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) recognizes ELPS for having well involved district partnerships,...
New York Times: Going Professional: The Ins and Outs of the Education Profession
The NY Times has recently published an article discussing professional struggles getting into the fields of Law, Business, Medicine, Dentistry, Education, Engineering. The highlight on the education profession features the TPP (Teacher Preparation Program) we participate in at MCE such as DTR and TPP.
Introducing Dr. Karen Riley Dean, Morgridge College of Education
From: Gregg Kvistad, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
It is with great pleasure that I share the news that Dr. Karen Riley has been named dean of the Morgridge College of Education. Chancellor Emeritus Robert Coombe and I launched the search for the permanent dean...
Diverse Conversations: What’s Next for Higher Education?
Our Ryan Evely Gildersleeve , an associate professor of higher education at Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver was recently interviewed by Matthew Lynch from Diverse Education. Ryan discusses the current and possible future trends of higher education and why they are so important to higher education...
Share Fair Nation 2014 Hosted at Morgridge in 2014
Share Fair Nation (SFN) is a Morgridge Family Foundation (MFF) sponsored event that provides PreK-12 educators the opportunity to join the conversation around inspired teaching and learning, to collaborate and share best practices, to discover emergent strategies and technologies, and to see firsthand valuable...
A Morgridge Student Experience: Where I Came from and Where I'm Going
If I had it to do all over again, I wouldn't change a thing.
Like many twenty-somethings fresh out of undergrad, I landed in a position that felt more like a career than not, but certainly didn't fulfill an all-encompassing life purpose. I was simply...
If you missed the Deposited student webinars for Fall start programs and for TEP please feel free to review them at the links provided below.
Deposited student webinar for all Fall-start programs: https://connect.du.edu/p1t80gl4n8e/
Deposited student webinar for TEP: https://connect.du.edu/p19deeyo5g0/
Career-changing experience for two CFSP Ph.D. students
A morning advocating for additional support for children with autism, to an evening dinner networking with some of the great thinkers in the field of School Psychology. This was a day in the life of Brittany Sovran and Jessica S. Reinhardt at the National...
New Math Ed Concentration at MCE aims to prep Math Educators
According to the National Math + Science Initiative, about 44% of high school graduates are ready for success in college math and 36% are ready for college-level science. Students progressing through at least Algebra II in high school are twice as likely to complete...
Alums in the news: CFSP Alum is a National Semi-Finalist
Child, Family, and School Psychology alumna, Rachel Wonner Kersteins, is 1 of 15 national semi-finalists for the Health Mart Champions of Care Challenge. Kerstiens volunteers with the organization Girls on the Run, which is an after school running program that engages girls from Grade...
"Manhattan Gold Mining and Milling Company certificate." Courtesy the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries, via the Mountain West Digital Library.
Last fall the library and information science (LIS) students in the Digital Libraries class participated in the pilot project launched by the Digital...
Non-traditional Careers with graduate degree in Library and Information Science
Many Morgridge College of Education Library and Information Science (LIS) graduates are not only seeking imaginative, non-traditional roles in the field, but they’re finding them as well. From the variety displayed by recent graduates, the landscape of librarianship has clearly moved far beyond any...
School of Education promotes Inclusive Excellence with Students of Color Reception
School of Education promotes Inclusive Excellence with Students of Color Reception
by Emma McKay
November 15, 2012
For the Morgridge College of Education, diversity means more than just a number of minority students – it means a higher quality education. That’s why the school held its third...
MCE Students Shine at the Graduate Research and Performance Summit
In addition to the success of The 2014 Graduate Research and Performance Summit, graduate students from various programs at the Morgridge College of Education stood out due to their engaging research. The event occurred February 7th 2014, as an initiative of the Graduate Student...
Having been invited to interview only a few weeks earlier, I arrived in Denver feeling very anxious. This was my first in-person graduate school interview and I was feeling apprehensive about having to distinguish myself from the other applicants in a single day. I...
Ricks Center for Gifted Children Welcomes Dr. Diana Howard as Interim Director
This quarter, the Morgridge College of Education welcomed Dr. Diana Howard as the new Interim Director for the Ricks Center for Gifted Children. Dr. Howard is a nationally recognized leader in the field of gifted education and brings a wealth of experience to this...
Learning "InContext": The Counseling and Educational Services Clinic
Nestled in Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, the Counseling and Educational Services Clinic is the home to in-house clinical training and research for students in the Counseling Psychology and Child, Family and School Psychology programs. For 17 years, the clinic has been providing counseling, assessments...
Donne and Sue Fisher make $5 million gift to University of Denver
By Sarah Satterwhite
December 11, 2013
Donne and Sue Fisher are investing $5 million in the future of early childhood education through a gift to the University of Denver. Long-time supporters of the University whose generosity named the Fisher Early Learning Center at its inception, the...
MCE Student Discusses her Experience at the GW-NASP Public Policy Intitute
Morgridge College of Education student Brittany Sovran had the opportunity to attend the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, or GW, and the National Association of School Psychologists, or NASP, Public Policy Institute in the summer of 2013. The NASP asked...
This September, DU's Library and Information Science (LIS) program at Morgridge College of Education had their annual Showcase of Opportunities event, highlighting InContext learning opportunities at community organizations across the Denver Metro. Throughout their coursework, all LIS students are encouraged to get hands-on experience...
Dr. Duan Zhang, Associate Professor in the Research Methods and Statistics program at Morgridge College of Education, recently returned from a 5-month sabbatical in China. During her time abroad, Zhang served as a visiting scholar at the School of Psychology at Central Normal University...
Healthy Eaters, Lifelong Movers (HELM) Project receives 3.1 million dollars
Healthy Eaters, Lifelong Movers (HELM)
The Morgridge College of Education’s Dr. Nick Cutforth is furthering his work with the Healthy Eaters, Lifelong Movers (HELM) Project. Dr. Cutforth’s interests focus on school-based interventions related to physical activity and healthy eating. Funding for HELM has been extended...
For the first time ever, the DU ASIS&T student chapter was selected as a recipient of the ASIS&T (Association of Information Science & Technology) Student Chapter of the Year award for 2013. This award is given to student chapters to recognize their participation and...
Morgridge College of Education is one of the few graduate schools in Colorado that offers the Addiction Counseling Certification coursework required to obtain the professional certificate, CAC II. Dr. Mike Faragher, Director of the Problem Gambling Treatment and Research Center in the Counseling Psychology...
Dr. Norma Hafenstein was recently elected to the National Board of SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted). She was appointed the position at this year's Conference, Growing Gifted Globally, in Florida, and will serve three years on the National Board. As...
Influencing the way her country’s Minister of Education looks at the current educational system in Jamaica while changing the way the world looks at the education of post-colonial native populations. Stewart’s seminal research has attracted worldwide attention from the halls of Oxford University in...
"Part of being a school leader is building systems and empowering staff to transform schools to meet the needs of all students," explains Dr. Susan Korach, researcher in leadership preparation and co-creator of the Ritchie and ELSS cohorts at the Morgridge College of Education....
"When I was growing up, I didn't think I'd be a teacher. My parents were both teachers; my sister is a teacher; it's the family occupation," explains Aaron Stites, a fresh face in this year's Teacher Education Program cohort at the University of Denver's...
Dr. William Cross Jr. Exemplifies Inclusive Excellence
Dr. William Cross Jr. is a leading theorist and researcher in the psychology and identity development of minorities. His book, "Shade of Black", is considered a classic in the field of racial identity. He is the President-Elect of American Psychological Association's Division 45 (Society...
Education is a cycle that affects the lives of every individual in a community. It's a system that can be strengthened by relationships and two-way communication. Brian Elizardi, Morgridge College of Education's Director of Alumni, Career and Community Services and Higher Education alum, is...
In the state of Colorado, licensed school psychologists are required to have an EdS or a PhD degree. Previously, an EdS in Child, Family and School Psychology was thought to be a terminal degree, but what happens when those licensed school psychologists with an...
Question: What brings 23 educators and administrators from across Colorado together to embark on a 4-year educational journey?
Answer: A unique EdD program at MCE that helps meet Colorado’s needs in Gifted Education
A new cohort began this summer for a select group of students pursuing an EdD...
Morgridge’s Doug Clements named to Colorado’s Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC)
The Early Childhood Leadership Commission recently named new members, appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper, to their groundbreaking organization. Doug Clements, PhD, Morgridge College of Education Professor, Kennedy Chair and Executive Director of the Marsico Institute, was selected to serve as a Representative of Foundations...
2013 Colorado Book Award: Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma
“Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma,” by Dr. Carolyn Lunsford Mears, recently won the 2013 Colorado Book Award in the anthology genre at the 22nd annual awards ceremony in Aspen. The award was given by the Colorado Humanities and Colorado Center for the Book,...
Research furthering Adaptive Assessments for Early Childhood Math
Ken Wright has a background in education; as a physics teacher, Ken was inspired to pursue his doctorate studies at Vanderbilt. Shortly after finishing his PhD, he came to the University of Denver to work with leaders in the field of mathematics education for...
Denver Scholarship Foundation – An InContext Opportunity
Colorado ranks 48th in the nation in college access for minorities; and even closer to home, the most recent academic research shows only 9% of ninth graders in Denver Public Schools (DPS) completed college within ten years. That’s where Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) steps in. The...
“Not all teaching situations are equal,” states Kent Seidel, Associate Professor at DU’s Morgridge College of Education, “kids do the work of learning and it is the teacher’s job to understand their students, understand what they need to learn and be responsive to support their students.” Seidel...
Julia Blase | Class of 2013 | MLIS in Library and Information Science
Julia Blase will be participating in the Library of Congress’ National Digital Stewardship Residency to continue learning InContext and gain experiences with some of Washington D.C.’s most renown archives and collections. Blase was selected to be one of the eight residents for the 2013-2014 NDSR program.
Barth Quenzer, Teacher Education Program graduate and DU change agent, was recently recognized for his exceptional teaching at Brown International Academy when he received the $25,000 Milken Educator Award.
Author of award-winning research into the aftermath of the Columbine shootings and other tragedies, Mears is internationally known for her work in support of communities, schools, and families devastated by traumatic events.
Known internationally for her research into early childhood intervention and assessment, neurodevelopmental disorders (specifically Fragile X Syndrome and XXYY Disorder), and effective identification and intervention for children and families with other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Chairman of the Morgridge College of Education Alumni Board, Sheets is known as the keeper of the torch (appropriately,his ancestor held the two lanterns in the Steeple of Old North Church for Paul Revere).
This year, Morgridge College of Education is all about “Blooming Relationships” with current and future Community Partners. In April, MCE held its annual appreciation breakfast for community partners who are connected to the College in ways that are making lasting changes in our community....