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Zac ImelDr. Zac Imel selected as 2017 Presidential Scholar

Congratulations to Zac, Associate Professor in Educational Psychology. This award recognizes extraordinary scholarship of associate professors.


sacnas photoCollege of Education is major sponsor for the SACNAS 2017 Conference

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science is holding their annual 3-day conference in Salt Lake City October 19-21, 2017. SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.


hula hoopsCreative Dance Can Increase Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research has demonstrated that play is central to the development of children’s language and cognitive skills. However, children with autism often have difficulties with social play and play with objects such as toys. This study examined methods for increasing the quality of play of three preschool-aged children with autism who were in preschool classes primarily comprised of children without disabilities.




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!


Alumni, Emeriti, and Friends

Aubri Moench Aubri graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Elementary Education and worked as an elementary school teacher in Salt Lake City, Charlottesville, VA and Palo Alto, CA. In 2010, she designed and implemented an original tutoring program dedicated to improving reading skills of struggling readers and training community volunteers.

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Last Updated: 7/6/17