Our College is moving into a new period of promise that will bring improved levels of research vigor, teaching excellence, and public engagement to our students and to the citizens of our state and nation. Our progress is palpable. For instance, the new faculty appointment in educational neuroscience gives us an early and important foothold in an emerging field that will likely yield significant dividends for research and grants. The appointment of Professor Carol Donovan as the new Director of the Belser-Parton Center will reactivate the important work of helping children who struggle with reading. Professor Steve Thoma will be leading a new Center dedicated to the study of ethical development in the College. Read more
COE Alum Jim Purcell, the former commissioner of higher education in Louisiana, has been named as Rhode Island’s new commissioner of post-secondary education.
Dr. Purcell was also given the Harold Bishop Award for Leaders this year at the College of Education Recognition Dinner by the Capstone Education Society, the College's alumni group.