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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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Faculty and Staff Notes: Spring 2022

Learn about the accomplishments and achievements of the College of Education's faculty and staff during the Spring 2022 semester.

May 31, 2022Faculty and Staff

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USF College of Education welcomes Peter Trakas as new director of Gus A. Stavros Center

The USF College of Education welcomes Peter Trakas, EdD, as the new director of the Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education. In this role, Trakas will lead the Stavros Center in its mission of advancing the effective teaching and integration of economic education, free enterprise and financial literacy into K-20 curricula.

May 27, 2022Centers and Institutes, College of Education News, Faculty and Staff

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Two Education faculty receive Margaret Burlington Tritle Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award

Two faculty members in the USF College of Education were selected to receive the 2021-22 Margaret Burlington Tritle Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award, an annual award presented to college faculty members who demonstrate exemplary teaching.

May 18, 2022Faculty and Staff

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USF associate professor marks symbolic milestone in her efforts to help teen mothers in The Bahamas

Equity is at the heart of Ruthmae Sears’s research and passion for continuing education. Her desire to help young women succeed brings a new level of pride to the USF associate professor of mathematics education and associate director of the USF Coalition for Science Literacy. She just returned from The Bahamas, where she grew up, to celebrate a significant milestone for a program she’s been supporting for 16 years.

May 10, 2022Community Engagement, Faculty and Staff

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College of Education welcomes Jennifer Rinck as new director of community relations, engagement

The USF College of Education welcomes Jennifer Rinck, PhD, as its new director of community relations and engagement.

May 4, 2022College of Education News, Faculty and Staff

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Celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion across One USF

Several events this spring are highlighting the impact and accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and community partners as a reflection of USF’s core commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

April 22, 2022Faculty and Staff

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Assistant professor receives faculty excellence award from USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy

College of Education Assistant Professor Sara Smith, PhD, was named a 2022 recipient of the USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy’s Dr. Kathleen Moore Faculty Excellence Award, an annual award recognizing women faculty who demonstrate excellence through their research at the university.

April 8, 2022Faculty and Staff

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Associate professor elected as fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

College of Education Associate Professor Ruthmae Sears, PhD, was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Sears is the first Black faculty member at USF to receive this recognition, which is one of the world’s most prestigious honors for academic research.

January 26, 2022Faculty and Staff

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Assistant professor awarded Early Career Award by AERA Early Education and Child Development SIG

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Hadley, PhD, was awarded the 2022 Early Career Award by the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Early Education and Child Development Special Interest Group (SIG).

January 24, 2022Faculty and Staff

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Faculty and Staff Notes: Fall 2021

Learn about the accomplishments and achievements of the College of Education's faculty and staff during the Fall 2021 semester.

January 12, 2022Faculty and Staff

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Associate professor receives USF Outstanding Community Engaged Teaching Award

Jennifer Jacobs, PhD, an associate professor in the USF College of Education, was selected to receive USF’s Outstanding Community Engaged Teaching Award for the 2020-21 academic year.

January 10, 2022Faculty and Staff

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.