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National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity


Did you know that you have access to a wonderful online mentoring program to support you in your scholarship at no cost?

The College of Education has sponsored the University of Utah’s Institutional Membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring. Our faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars now have access to a large variety of services and resources including webinars, multi-week courses, guest lectures, accountability writing buddy matches, discussion forums, and much more. The normal cost for individual NCFDD memberships would be $240/year for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, and $480/year for faculty.

 To register for your free NCFDD membership, click here!



awards2016-17 College of Education Faculty Awards

Awards to our faculty for their outstanding work in Teaching, Research, and Service were announced this year at the College Council Executive Committee Annual Spring Gathering. Our sincerest congratulations and thanks for all you do!


Michael Dantley2017 George and Velma Rife Jones Memorial Lecture

In case you missed our lecture this year by Dr. Michael Dantley "Leading Education in a Time of Transition: A Critical and Spiritual Imperative" you can view the video by clicking below.


Maria FranquizDean Maria Franquiz receives the AERA Division G Henry T. Trueba Award

This award is given to honor excellence in research that makes material differences in the lives of people. Congratulations Maria!




Sarah Braden

Sarah Katherine Braden

As a postdoc in the College of Education at the University of Utah I am honored to be working on two main projects. First, I am collaborating with Dr. Lauren Barth-Cohen, Educational Psychology, to redesign and teach EDU 5375: Elementary Science Methods. Under Dr. Barth-Cohen’s leadership we have created a course that prepares pre-service teachers to facilitate young learners’ use of evidenced-based reasoning to explain the natural phenomena they experience in their daily lives. I am also excited to be infusing the curriculum for EDU 5200/6200: Teacher Language Awareness with my perspective as a language socialization researcher. READ MORE >>


Deniece Dortch

Deniece Dortch joined the University of Utah in the fall of 2016 as postdoc research fellow and the inaugural Program Manager of the African American Doctoral Scholars Initiative (AADSI)- a campus-wide research intensive program focused on the recruitment, retention and holistic development of African American doctoral students. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher & Postsecondary Education Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master’s of Education degree in Higher & Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Service, Leadership & Management from the School for International Training in Vermont.  READ MORE >>


Nadia Granados

Nadia Granados

Nadia R. Granados received her doctorate degree from the Language, Reading & Culture program in the Department of Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies in the College of Education at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include community literacies, literacy processes, biliteracy, bilingualism, academic literacies, language and community, and women’s literacies. She began as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Utah in January of 2016.




Alumni, Emeriti, and Friends

Mathilda Uribe Mathilda is Escalante Elementary's Science Specialist, training all pre-kindergarten through six grade teachers on inquiry based science along with teaching in the classroom fulltime, serving as the English Language Development Specialist, and being a site teacher educator for the University of Utah.

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Last Updated: 5/18/17