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Mathieu named director of Wisconsin Center for Education Research
Robert Mathieu, a distinguished UW–Madison professor of astronomy and an international leader in advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) higher education, has been named director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), UW–Madison School of Education Dean Julie Underwood announced April 6.
Underwood says Mathieu was chosen for the position due to his experience and commitment to shared leadership on campus, his contributions to ensuring our nation’s future college STEM faculty members are prepared to be effective teachers and his vision for WCER’s future.
“I think he will take WCER from its current status as one of the most productive education research centers in the world and help it move to even greater heights by looking at new ways of structuring the center, targeting new lines of research and keeping a focus on impact,” says Underwood. Read more
Jackson Named Morris Endowed Chair at Eastern Michigan University
Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education in UW–Madison’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in the School of Education, will serve as the 2014-15 Michael G. Morris Endowed Chair at Eastern Michigan University. Jackson will remain in his posts at UW–Madison during the year-long special appointment.
The Morris Endowed Chair is designed to help EMU better understand and improve the experience of Black males on campus. The award provides up to $50,000 for outstanding visiting faculty performing in the top echelons in their disciplines or professional fields to assist the Eastern Michigan University College of Education faculty, staff and students in developing the knowledge, research and capacity needed to enhance and transform the field of education.
Jackson, who also serves as the director and chief research scientist for Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB), part of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), will work on a project at EMU titled “Enhancing Institutional Capacity: Transforming EMU into a Thought Leading Center.” Read more