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The Office of Communications helps facilitate media interviews and provides timely information about the College of Education. Our faculty have a wide range of expertise in education and health and can provide context and insight on newsworthy happenings.

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Allison Master, an assistant professor in the measurement, quantitative methods and learning sciences program, discusses how girls’ choices are negatively affected by hearing stereotypes that other girls aren’t interested in these fields.

Allison Master, an assistant professor in the measurement, quantitative methods and learning sciences program, found that many children believe that boys are more interested than girls in computer science and engineering.

Duncan Klussmann, clinical assistant professor and former superintendent of Spring Branch ISD, frankly discusses the state of education and where the future of the teaching profession is headed.

Associate Dean for Research Ezemenari Obasi, who leads the UH HEALTH Research Institute, shares tips on processing stress after traumatic events.

Associate Dean for Research Ezemenari Obasi discusses the inappropriateness of commercializing Juneteenth.

Associate Chair Amber Thompson, who oversees teacher education, advocates for alternative certification programs to include more real-world classroom training to better prepare teachers.

An Nguyen, a clinical assistant professor in the Asian American studies program, discusses the debate over combining Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders into one group.

Travis Weiland, an assistant professor in the mathematics education program, discusses his professional development program for teachers thanks to a nearly $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Moores Professor Cathy Horn, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and director of the UH Education Research Center, discusses how research shows that university-based teacher prep programs could be the best alternative for future teachers.

The College’s student teaching job fair is noted as one of the reemerging in-person fairs held on college campuses across the country.

Melissa Gallagher, an assistant professor in the mathematics education program, discusses the controversy around Florida’s rejection of math textbooks.

Professor Yali Zou, who directs the UH Asian American Studies Center, describes the Peer Mentoring Program, funded through the Multicultural Success Initiative grant from the UH Office of the Provost.

Kristen Hassett, a clinical associate professor and program director of special populations, describes the minor in special populations and how it can be beneficial to students in a variety of majors.

Assistant Professor Allison Master’s research findings on gender and STEM were highlighted. Her research found that children as young as 6 develop beliefs that girls are less interested than boys in engineering and computer science.

Associate Dean for Research Ezemenari Obasi, who leads the UH HEALTH Research Institute, explains how his team is working to build trust in communities hesitant to get vaccinated.

Moores Professor Cathy Horn, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and director of the UH Education Research Center, discusses why universities have shifted toward test-optional admission policies (login required).

Margaret Hale, chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, comments on a National Education Association survey that found that half of all teachers want to leave the profession.

Professor Yali Zou, who directs the UH Asian American Studies Center, discusses the need for more Asian American Studies centers in academia to help curb anti-Asian hate speech and crimes.

Moores Professor Cathy Horn, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and director of the UH Education Research Center, talks about the teacher shortage and that UH College of Education teachers go into the field classroom ready.

Professor Jorge Gonzalez discusses his research on the effect of the pandemic on students’ education.

Duncan Klussmann, clinical assistant professor and former superintendent of Spring Branch ISD, discusses the impact of postponing final exams on HISD teachers and students.

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