Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

The Gevirtz School's annual publication "Launch/Re:Launch" accessible via web, features video stories

Launch/Re:Launch 2019-20, the annual Gevirtz School publication, recently mailed to alumni, fellow educators and applied psychologists, and friends of the school, is now accessible on-line. It can be found on the Gevirtz School website's News & Press Page, as with all previous editions of the magazine, in both its Launch/Re:Launch and Profiles iterations. But direct links are also here: Launch 2019-20...

UC Santa Barbara’s Graduate Division welcomes Sam Del Castillo as a new Diversity Peer Advisor

Sam del Castillo, a graduate student in the Gevirtz School's Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, has been named the latest Diversity Peer Advisor for UCSB’s Graduate Division. They will be working with staff and students all across campus to make UC Santa Barbara’s graduate student body even more diverse, representative, and supportive.

Sam is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology working with Dr. Tania...

Alumna Meagan O’Malley has been selected for the Rising Star Award by the Sacramento State Alumni Association

The Sacramento State Alumni Association has selected Dr. Meagan O’Malley, an alumna of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, for its 2019 Rising Star Award. In addition to the award, O’Malley has just received promotion to Associate Professor of School Psychology with tenure at California State University, Sacramento. The award honors her distinguished service, lifetime achievement, support and leadership, and outstanding contributions. O’Malley...

Michael Gottfried to give invited keynote talk at the first International Network for School Attendance conference in Oslo, Norway

Michael Gottfried from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School is one of three international keynote speakers at the first International Network for School Attendance conference in Oslo, Norway October 16-18, 2019. Gottfried’s talk is titled “Addressing absenteeism: Myths, methods, and morals.” In addition to his lecture, the conference will feature more than 45 presentations from Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands,...

Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Huls and a Global Education

We have posted a new alumni spotlight. Thanks to a tip from emerita teacher Sue Johnson, we decided to catch up with Jessica Huls, who earned her M.Ed. and single subject credential in mathematics in 2012 from the Teacher Education Program. Huls is currently a Geometry and Algebra 1 teacher at Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon. And also a world traveler, so learn more by reading the full interview here.

Jacob Kirksey awarded a NSF-funded, American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grant

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has awarded doctoral student Jacob Kirksey from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School a dissertation grant of $25,000. One of the most prestigious dissertation fellowships in education, it will fund Kirskey’s last year of graduate school in the Department of Education.

As part of the award, Kirksey will attend an AERA Fall Research Conference in Washington, DC in fall 2019. He will have...

Dorothy Chun gives invited keynote at SLaTE Conference in Austria

Professor Dorothy Chun from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School gave one of the keynote talks at the 8th Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2019) in Graz, Austria, on September 21, 2019. Her lecture was titled “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it (or Der Ton macht die Musik): Visualizing tone and intonation in L2 speech.”

Based on her role as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Language Learning...

Affiliated faculty member of the Gevirtz School Jeffrey Stewart named an honorary alumnus of UC Santa Barbara

On Friday, October 4, Sr. Jeffrey Stewart was honored as one of the 2019 UC Santa Barbara Alumni Award recipients. “It is truly a pleasure to honor these individuals who have done so much for UC Santa Barbara,” said George Thurlow, assistant vice chancellor and executive director of UC Santa Barbara Alumni, in a statement. “They demonstrate the support and generosity of our friends and alumni.”

Honorary alumnus Jeffrey C. Stewart, a...

The Gevirtz School's latest “Fast & Curious” lectures speak to the themes in the 2019 Santa Barbara Reads selection

Free public event on October 23 at 7 pm
at Santa Barbara Public Library

The next edition of the lecture series, “Fast & Curious: ED Talks from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School,” will take place on Wednesday, October 23 at 7 pm at the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature three faculty members, one graduate student, one alumna, one...

Department of Education offers a graduate writing workshop on frameworks by Dr. Robby Nadler

The Gevirtz School’s Department of Education invites its graduate students to a writing workshop with graduate writing specialist Dr. Robby Nadler on Tuesday, October 22 from 12 noon – 12:50 pm in ED 1205. This brief talk will help students better understand their research and how to write about their work by outlining the features of theoretical and conceptual frameworks, explaining why they are different, and providing strategies for how to...

Dr. Jill Sharkey a Guest Speaker on AHA Presents About Education Podcast

Dr. Jill Sharkey, Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology and Associate Dean for Research and Outreach of the Gevirtz School, was a guest on local podcast, AHA Presents About Education. AHA, standing for Attitude. Harmony. Achievement., is hosted by Neil Kreisel and delves into conversations about education with thought-provoking guests, including educators, administrators, social scientists, teens...

Developing Effective Mentor Teachers: Tools and Practices

A video produced to accompany research done by Dr. Karin Lohwasser and her colleagues as part of a system of resources in support of teacher candidates and their cooperating/mentoring teachers. This video adds to the article about Dr. Lohwasser's work in the GGSE's 2019-20 edition of Re:Launch. To learn more about Lohwasser's work, see MentorTeachers.org.

Researchers Across UC System Convene to Prepare Teachers to Work with Multilingual Learners

The California Teacher Education Research and Improvement Network (CTERIN), housed at UCSB’s Gevirtz School and led by Department of Education Professor Dr. Tine Sloan, supported a second annual convening of Teacher Education researchers at UC Irvine on September 19-20. Twenty-one researchers from UC campuses Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz contributed their expertise and time. Dr. Jen...

The fall 2019 Autism Seminar & Discussion Series kicks off with its first event October 8 at the Santa Barbara Public Library

The Autism Seminar & Discussion (ASD) series – sponsored by UC Santa Barbara’s Koegel Autism Center and the Santa Barbara Public Library – will present three informative sessions this fall on October 8, November 12, and December 10. Each free evening runs from 6 – 7:30 pm in the Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery, and features both a talk and Q&A.

Dr. Anna Krasno, Clinical Director of the Koegel Autism Center, will...

Dr. Shane Jimerson provides leadership for science and scholarship in the field of School Psychology

Dr. Shane Jimerson of the Gevirtz School’s Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) has been elected onto the Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP) Leadership Board as President-Elect for 2019. To promote progress and research in the field of school psychology (SP), SSSP offers opportunities for scholars to advance basic and applied scientific research, disseminate research findings to broad audiences, and...

Dean Milem Joins Board of Directors for Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Dr. Jeffrey Milem, Dean and Professor at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School of Education, has recently been elected to the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Education Foundation (SBEF). SBEF enhances the success of students by supporting academic enrichment programs, developing partnerships to champion the critical needs of our schools, and engaging the community in building educational excellence in the Santa Barbara Unified School...

Alumnus Dr. James Ford appointed Chief of Staff for UC Berkeley Division of Academic Planning

Gevirtz School Alumnus, Dr. James Ford, has recently been appointed as Chief of Staff for the Division of Academic Planning at UC Berkeley. He transitions to this role after serving as Director of Summer Sessions at UC Santa Barbara since 2017, which has now been filled by Gevirtz School Alumna, Dr. Leesa Beck. The Division of Academic Planning oversees the overall academic direction of UC Berkeley, stewards space in university facilities,...

Alumna Dr. Leesa Beck appointed Director of Summer Sessions at UC Santa Barbara

Gevirtz School Alumna, Dr. Leesa Beck, has been appointed as Director of Summer Sessions at UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Beck will replace Dr. James Ford, another Gevirtz School Alumnus, who recently became Chief of Staff for the Division of Academic Planning at UC Berkeley.

Since 2006, Dr. Beck has worked in the Registrar’s Office, serving as University Registrar since 2012. Her achievements include leading the office through numerous...

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