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A Whole New World View: Summer spent speaking and presenting on global topics gives COE faculty member new perspective

International travel and research is nothing new to Dina Castro, the Velma E. Schmidt Endowed Chair on Early Childhood Education at UNT. A native of Peru, Castro has made cultural and linguistic diversity in early education the focus of her work. But this summer, a conference with scholars and policymakers from the U.S. and the European Union, as well as several collaborative visits to her homeland, helped her gain a new global perspective on the characteristics and needs of young children from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

COE alumna named Kilgore College's first female president

Brenda Kays, a 2001 alumna of the UNT College of Education's Higher Education doctoral program, was unanimously selected Kilgore College's ninth president by the college's Board of Trustees Nov. 23. Kays, who has served as president of Stanly Community College in North Carolina since 2011, is Kilgore's first female president.

Scholarship recipients show gratitude to COE donors at annual banquet

Jack Atkins, Derrick Edwards, Ruth Dennis, Cathy BryceJack Atkins and Cathy Bryce with their scholarship recipients, Derrick Edwards and Ruth Dennis.

COE faculty member part of multidisciplinary National Science Foundation grant

Information boxRossana Boyd, the principal lecturer and director of the Bilingual/ESL Teacher Certification Programs in the College of Education, is one of five UNT faculty members who recently received grant funding to participate in an innovative project that will bring together the university's experts in biology, engineering and education.

Widely used textbook co-authored by COE dean reaches 7th edition

Human Kinetics Publishers recently released the seventh edition of Research Methods in Physical Activity, co-authored by Dr. Jerry R. Thomas, dean of the University of North Texas College of Education. The text is used in more than 70 percent of U.S.

UNT research team earns grant totaling more than $900,000 in research dollars

A University of North Texas research team from the Educational Psychology department in the College of Education has been awarded a research grant in cooperation with the Parenting Center of Forth Worth. The U.S. Administration of Children and Families (ACF) grant is expected to continue for the next five years, garnering a total of more than $900,000 in research dollars for UNT and a five-year total of more than $6.9 million for the Parenting Center.

COE faculty member Pamela Harrell named co-director of Teach North Texas

Pamela HarrellPamela Harrell, associate professor of teacher education and administration in the UNT College of Education, has been named co-director, along with Rudi Thompson, UNT associate professor of biological sciences, of UNT's Teach North Texas program, which prepares science and math teachers for the classroom.

Former Dallas ISD head Mike Moses, renowned researcher lead UNT education conference

Mike Moses
Nationally prominent educational researcher Yong Zhao will discuss global leadership and entrepreneurship in education, and former state education commissioner and former Dallas ISD superintendent Mike Moses will speak about critical state education issues at this year's University of North Texas' Education Leadership Conference.

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