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College announces new appointments for Stafford Hood, Fouad Abd El Khalick, and Sarah Lubienski

by The College of Education  /   Jan 3, 2012

The College of Education recently announced that Stafford Hood and Fouad Abd-El-Khalick have accepted new leadership positions at the college, effective this month.

Stafford Hood has been named Associate Dean for Research and Research Education for the College of Education. For the past three years, Hood served as head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In his new role as Associate Dean, he will foster and grow the college’s research portfolio, and he will retain the title of Sheila M. Miller Professor of Education. Hood has worked for the University of Illinois since 2008 and came to the U of I from Arizona State University, where he served as associate dean for research from 2004-08. Hood received his Ph.D. in education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984. 

Fouad Abd-El-Khalick has been named the new Department Head for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. He has been a faculty member at the College of Education since 2000, when he arrived on the U of I campus from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, where he was an assistant professor of science education. He earned his Ph.D. in science education from Oregon State University.

Abd-El-Khalick has held various positions in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, including division chair for mathematics, science, and technology and member of the faculty advisory committee. He has also served as director of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education Collaborative.

According to Dean of the college Mary Kalantzis, the College of Education is fortunate to have professors Hood and Abd-El-Khalick move into the new leadership roles. “Dr. Hood’s previous experience and scholarship profile make him uniquely qualified for this position,” she said. “His extensive leadership experience, creative spirit, and dedication to our college will undoubtedly contribute to strengthening our research culture.”

About the new head of Curriculum and Instruction, Kalantzis noted that “Professor Abd-El-Khalick has a long history of conducting rigorous and meaningful research within STEM, and he has been successful in securing and managing large scale grants. He also has a record of successfully building collaborations within the department, the college, and across campus.”

Sarah Lubienski, Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, has been named Director of the STEM Education Research Collaborative. The collaborative advances teaching, learning, and policy in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Lubienski has been a faculty member at the College since 2004 and holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy from Michigan State University. Her scholarship centers around intersections of education and equity, focusing on mathematics achievement, instruction, and reform.

CREA-Dublin City University Founding Director and Affiliate Researcher Professor Joe O'Hara has been Elected as the Next President of European Educational Research Society!

Check out a small snippet about his election below.

"Prof Joe O'Hara, Professor of Education at the DCU Institute of Education, has been elected as next President of the European Educational Research Association (EERA). Founded in 1994 EERA is a European-wide network of educational associations which boasts more than 40 regional and national associations from 35 different countries as members. EERA connects educational researchers from Portugal to Russia and from Iceland to Turkey. EERA also enjoys worldwide partnerships with educational associations such as the World Education Research Association (WERA) and takes part in discussions within European networks on the development of programmes in support of research. EERA organizes the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), one of the most important European conferences covering the broad field of educational research which annually hosts up to 2,500 researchers.  A key aim of EERA is to support high quality educational research – research which is aware of its own context as well as the transnational contexts and reflects political and cultural differences."

See the full article here.


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Stafford Hood

Dr. Hood, who has had a long-standing relationship with the School of Education Studies at Dublin City University (DCU), was appointed an Adjunct Professor at that institution. Dr. Hood also helped establish the Centre for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment at DCU. More information is available at DCU's site.

Dominic Combs and Leah Peoples

Two of CREA's graduate staff, Leah Q. Peoples and Dominic Combs, were selected for the prestigious and highly competitive American Evaluation Association's Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program (GEDI). The GEDI program is dedicated to expanding the number of graduate students of color and other underrepresented group sin the field of evaluation by providing an internship and evaluation training opportunities for one year. Additionally, the GEDI program aims to facilitate critical thinking and practice focusing on evaluations conducted within underrepresented communities.

More information on the GEDI program can be found here.

Screen capture of interview with Jennifer Greene

CREA core and affilliate personnel trekked on to AEA Evaluation 2014. Selected appearances can be found here.

Screen capture of interview with Rodney Hopson

Professor Rodney Hopson discusses how culture affects evaluation. View the full interview.

Stafford Hood

CREA Director Professor Stafford Hood gave the Inaugural Lecture for The School of Education Studies and EQI – the Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection - at Dublin City University. More details here.

Cover for the book Continuing the Journey to Reposition Culture and Cultural Context in Evaluation Theory and Practice.

Now available here!

This volume in the series, Evaluation and Society, is edited by Stafford Hood, Rodney Hopson, and Henry Frierson. Contents include the following sections:
  • Section I: CRE Theoretical and Historical Legacies and Extensions
  • Section II: Evaluators' Journeys of Introspection and Self-Exploration
  • Section III: Applications of CRE in Global and Indigenous School Contexts
  • Section IV: Claiming New Territories of CRE: Culturally Specific Methods, Approaches, and Ecologies.
Additional information about this publication is available at Dublin City University's CREA Publications page.

Logo for EQI Culturally Responsive Evaluation & Assessment

This evaluation of a secondary school in north Dublin was carried out in conjunction with Educate Together, with support from the European Commission under the European Refugee Fund or European Integration Fund, the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Department of Justice and Equality, and Pobal. More information is available at DCU CREA's research page.

James D. Anderson

See the 11th AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research, "A Long Shadow: The American Pursuit of Political Justice and Education Equality," by Professor James D. Anderson, CREA Core member, here. More information and a copy of the report is available here. General information about the Brown lecture is available here at the American Educational Research Association's site.

Speakers at 11th EES Biennial Conference

CREA core and affilliate personnel, along with CREA 2014 guests, attended the 11th EES Biennial Conference in Dublin, Ireland, on September 29, 2014 - October 3, 2014. Keynote speakers included CREA Affiliate Jennifer Greene. 

Image copyright © 2013 ees2014.eu

Cover for article from Diversity in Higher Education

Fiona Cram and colleagues published a new book: Maori and Pasifika Higher Education Horizons (2014).

This book, part of the Diversity in Higher Education series edited by Henry T. Frierson, is edited by Fiona Cram, Hazel Phillips, Pale Sauni, and Clark Tuagalu.

Rodney Hopson

This video series, from the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning (now Equal Measure), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and Duquesne University, features participants in the RWJF Fellowship Program, including CREA Affiliate Rodney Hopson, speaking about their experiences. Additional information about the series is available at Equal Measure's site.

College of Education building at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

his post, appearing in the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment's blog, is by Nora Gannon-Slater, Stafford Hood, and Thomas Schwandt, and discusses CREA's inaugural conference and advancing the role culture plays in assessment theory and practice. Read the full post.

Cover for journal AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

Fiona Cram and colleagues publish a new article: Developing a Kaupapa Māori Research Project to Help Reduce Health Disparities Experienced by Young Māori Women and their Babies. The article, by Beverly Lawton, Fiona Cram, Charrissa Makowharemahihi, Tina Ngata, Bridget Robson, Selina Brown, and Warahi Campbell, appeared in AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Volume 9, Issue 3 (2013). The abstract and a copy of the article are available at the AlterNative journal's site.

College announces new appointments for Stafford Hood, Fouad Abd El Khalick, and Sarah Lubienski

Jan 3, 2012, 00:00 AM by The College of Education
Effective in January 2012, the College of Education at Illinois announced that Stafford Hood and Fouad Abd-El-Khalick have accepted new leadership positions at the college. Sarah Lubienski, a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, has been named Director of the STEM Education Research Collaborative.

The College of Education recently announced that Stafford Hood and Fouad Abd-El-Khalick have accepted new leadership positions at the college, effective this month.

Stafford Hood has been named Associate Dean for Research and Research Education for the College of Education. For the past three years, Hood served as head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In his new role as Associate Dean, he will foster and grow the college’s research portfolio, and he will retain the title of Sheila M. Miller Professor of Education. Hood has worked for the University of Illinois since 2008 and came to the U of I from Arizona State University, where he served as associate dean for research from 2004-08. Hood received his Ph.D. in education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984. 

Fouad Abd-El-Khalick has been named the new Department Head for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. He has been a faculty member at the College of Education since 2000, when he arrived on the U of I campus from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, where he was an assistant professor of science education. He earned his Ph.D. in science education from Oregon State University.

Abd-El-Khalick has held various positions in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, including division chair for mathematics, science, and technology and member of the faculty advisory committee. He has also served as director of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education Collaborative.

According to Dean of the college Mary Kalantzis, the College of Education is fortunate to have professors Hood and Abd-El-Khalick move into the new leadership roles. “Dr. Hood’s previous experience and scholarship profile make him uniquely qualified for this position,” she said. “His extensive leadership experience, creative spirit, and dedication to our college will undoubtedly contribute to strengthening our research culture.”

About the new head of Curriculum and Instruction, Kalantzis noted that “Professor Abd-El-Khalick has a long history of conducting rigorous and meaningful research within STEM, and he has been successful in securing and managing large scale grants. He also has a record of successfully building collaborations within the department, the college, and across campus.”

Sarah Lubienski, Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, has been named Director of the STEM Education Research Collaborative. The collaborative advances teaching, learning, and policy in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Lubienski has been a faculty member at the College since 2004 and holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy from Michigan State University. Her scholarship centers around intersections of education and equity, focusing on mathematics achievement, instruction, and reform.