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Erin CastroErin Castro receives U of U Early Career Teaching Award

Congratulations to Erin Castro, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy. The award is given to outstanding young faculty members who have made significant contributions to teaching at the University of Utah.


John KircherJohn Kircher receives U's Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award

Dr. Kircher is being honored for his internationally recognized and ground breaking work in psychophysiology and the detection of deception.


McDonnellDr. John McDonnell receives AERA Conference Award




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

Bonnie Nelson After having completed her academic studies in Elementary Education, Mrs. Nelson devoted twenty seven years of teaching experience in the Salt Lake and Granite school districts. She had served in several professional campus offices, including Secretary of the Junior Class, Vice President of Alpha Chi Omega, and Secretary of Mortar Board, in which organization she was elected President of the Mortar Board Alumnae Association in 1969. Mrs. Nelson was also voted in as President of the Beehive Honorary Alumnae Association.

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Last Updated: 3/6/17