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Gus Stavros Portrait Photograph

A Tribute to Gus Stavros

The University of South Florida pays tribute to Gus Stavros who passed away recently. Mr. Stavros was a transformational leader who helped guide USF, particularly the College of Education through its period of tremendous growth and increase in stature, both in the community and throughout the country.

October 21, 2022Alumni and Friends, Centers and Institutes, Community Engagement

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Janella Newsome has joined the College of Education’s administrative team as Director of Communications and Marketing

Janella Newsome has joined the College of Education’s administrative team as Director of Communications and Marketing. In her new role, Janella will oversee the day-to-day operations of the college’s branding and marketing initiatives, as well as build local, regional and national awareness of the amazing accomplishments of our students, staff, and faculty.

October 17, 2022Faculty and Staff

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Professor receives publication award for outstanding paper

USF College of Education Professor, Mandie Dunn, PhD, received the Outstanding Paper 2022 Literati Award from Emerald Publishing.

October 7, 2022Faculty and Staff

Extra Yard for Teachers Flyer


Extra Yard for Teachers will take place on September 10, 2022.

August 31, 2022Community Engagement

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USF professors study the civil rights movement during REACH Montgomery Museum Studies program in Alabama

Eight USF professors journeyed to Montgomery, Ala., this summer to learn about and to reflect on the civil rights movement in the United States and to develop ways to best teach the lessons they learned to today’s students.

August 16, 2022Faculty and Staff, Research

The RISE Caribbean project team

RISE Caribbean initiative celebrates Year 1 of project, prepares for expanded research collaborations in the future

Research Initiative for Supporting Education (RISE) is a project that launched a new interdisciplinary educational research center, Caribbean Educational Research Center (CERC) to support education policy development and timely decision-making on issues impacting schools in the Caribbean. Faculty from USF and UWI collaborate on professional development activities, research design and building a cross-cultural mentorship network.

July 26, 2022Faculty and Staff

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Two USF professors selected to participate in national initiative with Association of Teacher Educators

USF College of Education professors Ilene R. Berson, PhD, and Michael J. Berson, PhD, were selected to participate in the Association of Teacher Educators inaugural Inquiry Initiative. The initiative is a first-of-its-kind collaborative exploration of teacher education practices and research focused on opportunity gaps in education.

July 14, 2022Faculty and Staff

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USF to launch new graduate certificate in ‘Big Data & Learning Analytics’ this fall

Starting this fall, the USF College of Education will offer a new graduate certificate in Big Data and Learning Analytics. The graduate certificate will help students discover how to leverage data to promote student success.

July 12, 2022Academics, College of Education News

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USF professor gives presidential address for University Council for Educational Administration

As president of the University Council for Educational Administration, College of Education Professor William Black gave a presidential address titled "Leadership Beyond Ableism: Toward Collective Responsibility and Interdependence." Read more in the summer 2022 issue of UCEA Review.

July 8, 2022Faculty and Staff

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College of Education welcomes Luis R. Visot as new Assistant Dean of Administration and Innovation

The College of Education welcomes Luis R. Visot as the college’s new assistant dean of administration and innovation. In this newly created role, Visot will manage internal administrative activities and external innovation projects on behalf of the Dean. He will also provide leadership, oversight and guidance for new initiatives and projects of high importance and engage faculty and staff in identifying opportunities to implement effective improvements and responses.

July 1, 2022College of Education News, Faculty and Staff

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What eye-tracking research tells us about keeping student attention in the classroom

In a recently published research brief for the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching, College of Education Professor David Rosengrant explores the use of eye trackers to study student attention and how educators can use the insights from this research to maintain interest in the classroom.

June 14, 2022Centers and Institutes, Research, Resources for Educators

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The Conversation: Warning signs can be detected sooner through universal screenings for student mental health

In an article written for The Conversation, College of Education Associate Professor Nathaniel von der Embse discusses the proactive system of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and the critical role schools play in supporting student mental health.

June 3, 2022Research

About the USF College of Education:

As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.