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Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

A Zoom with an (inter)view: applying to the GGSE in 2021

This COVID year led to numerous questions about what the application, selection, and matriculation process would be for Gevirtz School graduate students hoping to start their programs in 2021. Would people even want to apply to a graduate program given the uncertainty of in-person classes? Would the crippled economy hurt application numbers? Would the lack of in-person information sessions and interviews make creating connections and...

The new Mind and Behavior Assessment Clinic makes assessment empowering and engaging

Let’s face it, the word “assessment” can feel a bit chilling. Who doesn’t want to be assessed as doing well? But, of course, assessment isn’t just a good-bad, yes-no thing. And getting beyond such binary thinking is at the heart of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology’s Mind and Behavior Assessment Clinic (MBAC). The MBAC, until this year known as the Psychology Assessment Clinic, was recently renamed to illustrate...

Miranda Vasquez challenges biases in the public education system

Miranda Vasquez didn’t think she’d ever step into a K-12 classroom again after graduating high school. “I’d never really felt like school was a place for where I fit in,” she explains, “I experienced racism, sexism, and homophobia from students and teachers. I didn’t see teachers who looked like me, and I was essentially alienated from my own education.” It wasn’t until after she had graduated from UC Santa Cruz and returned to Santa Barbara...

‘Who do we hope to impact and why?’ The GGSE Research Symposium Tackles Big Questions

The second annual GGSE Research Symposium, which takes place virtually this Friday and Saturday (May 14 - 15) from 9 am to 1 pm, will showcase current student and faculty research and highlight opportunities for collaboration across programs, departments, and disciplines.

Organized by the Graduate Student Association in Education (GSAE), the conference invites students, faculty, staff and alumni from all areas of the school to present...

The Gevirtz School partners with UCSB’s Early Academic Outreach Program on education-focused “Future Me Series” event

The Gevirtz School (GGSE) is partnering with UC Santa Barbara’s Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) Office to offer a session in their “The Future Me Series.” These sessions introduce high schoolers to various careers and the many paths that may lead them to those careers. The GGSE session will be offered on Thursday, May 13, from 4:30-5:45 pm via Zoom.

The panelists will discuss careers in teaching, education research, higher...

Student Profile: Jordan Smith strives to make connections with his students

Jordan Smith is a student from Long Beach, California who is pursuing a Master’s in Education and Single Subject Teaching Credential in History in TEP. A recent 2020 graduate from UCSB with a B.A. in History and Minor in Education, Jordan fell in love with the University and the Santa Barbara culture, choosing to stay for one more year with the goal of becoming a high school history teacher. Jordan believes that he has much more to learn from...

Dr. Joaquin Noguera to give the talk “Race, Culture, Education, and the Limits and Possibilities of Schooling” on May 20

UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Education and the Center for Black Studies Research will present Dr. Joaquin Noguera giving the virtual talk “Race, Culture, Education and the Limits and Possibilities of Schooling,” on Thursday, May 20 at 12 noon. The event will be on Zoom.
 

In this talk, Dr. Noguera will discuss his most recent study of a school that was deliberately designed to counter the adverse conditions in a low-income...

Alumna April Regester establishes inclusive education experiences

Alumna April Regester (Education, Ph.D.,’09, ESC and M.Ed.) and her co-principal investigators at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis (UMSL) recently received $2.1 million in federal funding from a five-year Department of Education Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities grant. The grant, she says, will help “develop a 4-year pathway leading to industry-specific credential options, enhance existing...

Michael Furlong guest co-edits issue of Australian Journal of Psychology focused on belonging and loneliness

Michael Furlong, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara – along with Kelly-Ann Allen of Monash University, Australia – has guest edited the most recent issue of Australian Journal of Psychology. The issue – Volume 73, Issue 1 (2021) – is entitled "Belonging and loneliness." The issue can be accessed online.

Loneliness is treated as a public health problem/challenge in a number of countries...

Melissa Janson named the recipient of the CCSP Alumni Fellowship, the James Hong Memorial Fellowship, and the Gale and Richard Morrison Fellowship

Melissa Janson has been named the recipient of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) Alumni Fellowship, the James Hong Memorial Fellowship, and the Gale and Richard Morrison Fellowship.

Generously funded by alumni, the purpose of the CCSP Alumni Fellowship is to support deserving graduate students who show great academic promise and excellence in the areas of research and teaching, respectively.

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Three graduate students awarded 2020-2021 Dorman Commons Fellowships

Destiny Hoerberg, Darby C. McIllroy, and Donald McNish were awarded 2020-2021 Dorman Commons Fellowships. This fund was established by Dorman L. Commons, who spent eight years on the State Board of Education and three years as the Chairman of the California Commission on the Teaching Profession. It is used to support fellowships for students who are classroom teachers or professional educators returning to work on advanced degrees.

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Himadhari Sharma receives the inaugural Donald R. Atkinson Diversity Enhancement Award

Himadhari Sharma has been named the first recipient of the Donald R. Atkinson Diversity Enhancement Award, a new award in honor of Professor Emeritus Donald R. Atkinson for his 30 years of service to the profession of counseling psychology. During his tenure, Atkinson was dedicated to making the Gevirtz School one that is affirming to all. The award is given to support student research or a dissertation in the area of multicultural counseling...

Alison Cerezo accepted to new ASSET program focused on prevention and treatment of substance use disorders

Alison Cerezo of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has been accepted to the Addiction Scientists Strengthened through Education and Training (ASSET) Program at San Diego State University for Summer 2021. ASSET is a new NIH program funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that supports Black/Latinx junior faculty members who are interested in substance use research. The fellowship promotes fellows transitioning to independent research by...

Jose Tapia named the recipient of the 2021 Cynthia and Frederick Brinkmann Fellowship

Jose Tapia of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has been chosen as the 2020-21 Cynthia and Frederick Brinkmann Fellowship recipient. This fellowship supports graduate students in the Teacher Education Program who are pursuing a teaching credential and show academic promise.

Jose Tapia is a candidate in the SST Social Studies program. For his undergraduate degree at UCSB, he double majored in History and Chicano/a Studies with a minor...

Student Profile: Royce Tolarte pursues a career in mathematics education research

Royce Tolarte is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Education with an emphasis in Mathematics Education. He is working with Dr. Sarah Roberts and broadly, his research interests are in the intersections of mathematics education, cognitive science, equity, and professional development in higher education. Royce received his BS in Mathematics from La Sierra University in 2017, and his MS in Mathematics for Teachers from Portland...

Alumna Lois Phillips co-authors Ms. Magazine article “Women in Biden’s Cabinet Need to Be Seen and Heard”

Lois Phillips, alumna of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, has co-authored the article “Women in Biden’s Cabinet Need to Be Seen and Heard” with Anita Perez Ferguson. Originally published by Women’s eNews, the article was then picked up by Ms. Magazine and can be read online. Since then it has also been re-printed by the Pacific Business Times with the new title, “It Takes Guts to Be a Woman in Politics.”

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Valerie Meier named the Dorothy M. Chun and Joseph Polchinski Fellow for 2020

Valerie Meier was named the Dorothy M. Chun and Joseph Polchinski Fellow for 2020. This fellowship supports qualified graduate students enrolled in the interdisciplinary emphasis in Applied Linguistics who are studying second language acquisition and closely-related topics. It is awarded in the spring, so we acknowledge the last year’s recipient before the new fellow is named.

Dorothy M. Chun is an Emeritus Professor who taught in the...

Koegel Autism Center to offer virtual classes for caregivers—in English and Spanish—with Santa Barbara Public Library

UC Santa Barbara’s Koegel Autism Center is partnering with the Santa Barbara Public Library (SBPL) to give two presentations as part of the Virtual Classes for Caregivers free series. On April 22 at 6 pm (Zoom ID: 99825142161) will features the presentation “Nurturing Know-How: Let’s talk! How to create opportunities to foster the language and socialization of young children” and then on April 29 at 6 pm (Zoom ID: 94822577692) the...

Student Profile: Kaylin Russell researches interventions for ASD

Kaylin Russell is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology working with Dr. Ty Vernon. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University in 2018. Her research interests include teleheath adaptions of parent-mediated interventions for children with ASD, along with parent perspectives on implementing Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBIs). She is also interested in peer relationships and the role of anxiety in...

Tania Israel to give a Profs at the Pub talk based on her book “Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide” on April 21 as part of Virtual All Gaucho Reunion

Tania Israel of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School will give the talk “Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work”—based on her recent book of the same name—as part of the UCSB Alumni Association series Profs at the Pub on Wednesday, April 21 at 5:30 pm. The event is free and open to those attending this year’s virtual All Gaucho Reunion, and registration is available on...

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