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February 2022 Good News in the College of Education

​​​The College of Education participated in the DePaul Blue Demon Challenge on January 27, 2022. In just 24 hours, the college and its supporters raised $62,357 to provide resources for DePaul students to reach their full potential. By surpassing the goal of 100 gifts, the COE unlocked the “challenge” set to us so Double Demon Oliver Debe (BUS ’13, MED ’17) and Adam Billingsley will commit $50,000 to create the Oliver W. Debe and Adam J. Billingsley Counseling and Educational Leadership Endowed Scholarship within the College of Education. Special thanks to Sally Julian, EdD, Associate Dean for Development, and Meredith Gioia, Sr. Administrator - Digital Content and Communications, for heading up the email and social media campaign.

Donna Kiel, EdD was awarded a grant from the Schreiber Foundation for her Catholic Future Teacher Leader Program that will support minority 6-12th grade students in developing interest in careers in education and educational leadership. The program will be offered to Catholic middle and high school age students to build awareness of opportunities for careers in education and will provide connections to DePaul, and offer information, guidance, support, and encouragement for students to consider careers in teaching.

On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, the Chicago Park District will be hosting a Windy City Winter Sports Clinic for military active duty and veterans. College of Education Assistant Professor, Leodis Scott, EdD developed a "lifelong learning collaboration" with the developers of this sports clinic, Aimee Gottlieb and Tamika Jones at the Chicago Park District. In this joint effort, students in Scott's SCG 735 Quantitative Research Design course (made up of members of the Chicago police cohort) will assist them in designing quantitative assessment and evaluation tools for the developers to use at this event. This collaboration is significant for connecting members of two of Chicago's historic departments: the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Police Department and is a testament to Dr Scott's ongoing research and scholarship of "learning cities" that explore education and learning (including recreation) at all areas of cities like Chicago.

Professor Emerita Karen Monkman, PhD, continues to mentor and work with College of Education alumni.
Her book, Belonging in Changing Educational Spaces: Negotiating Global, Transnational, and Neoliberal Dynamics, Edited by Karen Monkman and, doctoral program alumna Ann Frkovich, PhD will be available February 22, 2022. Among the various authors who responded to the open call for chapter and were selected, are two additional COE alumni: Angee Kraemer-Holland, EdD, and Jeremiah Howe, MA, Social and Cultural Foundations of Education and adjunct College of Education faculty member.
"This book explores the impacts on personal and professional, local and global forms of belonging in educational spaces amidst rapid changes shaped by globalization. Encouraging readers to consider the idea of belonging as an educational goal as much as a guiding educational strategy, this text forms a unique contribution to the field. Drawing on empirical and theoretical analyses, chapters illustrate how educational experience informs a sense of belonging, which is increasingly juxtaposed against a variety of global dynamics including neoliberalism, transnationalism, and global policy and practice discourses. Addressing phenomena such as refugee education, large-scale international assessments, and study abroad, the volume’s focus on ten countries including Japan, Sierra Leone, and the US demonstrates the complexities of globalization and illuminates possibilities for supporting new constructions of belonging in rapidly globalizing educational spaces. This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in international and comparative education, multicultural education, and educational policy more broadly. Those interested in the sociology of education and cultural studies within education will also benefit from this volume."
In addition, following a joint conference of the Mexican Society of Comparative Education Society (Sociedad Mexicana de Educación Comparada, SOMEC) and the midwest region of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) in 2019 in Mexico City, Monkman, along with two colleagues in Mexico (Zaira Navarrete Cazales & Carlos Ornelas), have a 2021 edited collection (in Spanish), Innovación e Inclusión en educación. Políticas y estrategias de implementación. The opening chapter is Karen Monkman's keynote from the 2019 conference.

Faculty member Melissa Riley Bradford, EdD has published a journal article with North Central College colleague Julie Nagashima entitled, "Belonging, places and digital spaces: A value-creative inquiry." In this article, Bradford and Nagashima consider the challenges to creating a classroom culture of belonging in online teaching and learning.
Bradford also contributed a chapter to Conceptual Analyses of Curriculum Inquiry Methodologies. In this chapter, Bradford uses a first-person narrative to describe her dissertation journey as she shifted from deductively hunting for the “right” methodology in order to follow an inductive process as she developed the “Melissa Methodology” of value-creative dialogue inspired by Ikeda's philosophical perspectives and practice. She illustrates one way that non-Western ways of knowing, being, and doing might inform curriculum studies student researchers. In addition, she highlights the importance of having supportive advisors and colleagues who pose and answer questions that push one's thoughts in new directions. Finally, she discusses implications for doctoral students based on her observations as an instructor of doctoral research methods courses. By sharing her journey, she hopes to provide an example of how doctoral students can be guided by their pursuit of what is worth knowing in creating their own research methodology.

Navigating the digital age while assisting children and adolescents to develop healthy media-use behaviors is a challenge for parents and teachers alike. Based on her work in the area of parent involvement and the effects of technology & media, Professor Eva Patrikakou, PhD reviewed Adolescents in the Internet Age exploring ways to best support teen development.

The Stockyard Institute (DePaul Art Museum exhibition catalog) is a winner of the STA 100 Competition. It will now be a part of the Society of Typographic Arts Archives. More information can be found here.

Instructional Assistant Professor, Tony DeCesare, PhD was interviewed by about the idea of "centered democratic education" that he defended in his 2020 article "Centering Democratic Education: Public Schools as Civic Centers."

Professor and Director of the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education, Jason Goulah, PhD delivered an invited keynote at "Becoming Wide Awake to Our Wisdom, Courage, and Compassion: Global Citizenship as Action and Identity," the 17th annual Ikeda Forum hosted by the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue in Cambridge, MA. Also recently, Goulah's book TESOL and Sustainability: English Language Teaching in the Anthropocene Era, edited with John Katunich, was published in paperback by Bloomsbury.

Assistant Professor Autumn Cabell, PhD published an OpEd in USA Today entitled “Our kids’ mental health is suffering. And America’s schools aren’t ready to help.” On January 29, 2022, Cabell was interviewed by WBBM about that article. In addition, Cabell published “No Way Home: Helping Young People Navigate Grief” in Visible Magazine.

The anti-racism efforts of the College of Education were featured in the latest edition of the alumni magazine, Action in Education.

Professor Sonia Soltero, PhD and Kevin Holechko, an undergraduate Secondary Education History student, were panelists for the first-ever State of the University. All three branches of shared governance, University Faculty Council, University Staff Council and Student Government, came together to host the executive leadership for a webinar that went out to the college. The College of Education is represented well on the university shared governance with Soltero as President of University Faculty Council, Holechko as Vice President of Student Government and Advising Assistant, Sandra Tanksley, serving as a member on University Staff Council.

Associate Professor Andrea Kayne, JD led an online webinar entitled Kicking Ass in a Corset and Importance of Pragmatic Resilience During Times of Uncertainty for Campowerment Expert-led Community for Women.

25 year club
In November 2021 four COE faculty and staff were honored with a celebration lunch and inducted into the 25 Year Club to recognize their service to DePaul. Marie Donovan, EdD, Dalila Gonzalez, Nancy Hashimoto, EdD and Liliana Zecker, PhD were delighted to join previously inducted COE colleagues

On January 24, 2022, Molly Andolina, PhD (LAS) and Hilary Conklin, PhD published an Op Ed in Newsweek based on their collaborative research “To repair democracy, teach empathic listening as a civic skill

Donna Kiel, EdD, Deanna Burgess, PhD and Carlos Medina, PhD were invited by the Office of Catholic Schools to facilitate a unique Racial Justice Leadership Forum with Catholic school principals during their February leadership days. Drs. Kiel, Burgess, and Medina will guide a discussion of Catholic school principals about their efforts to lead their schools with racial justice as the integral foundation.

Since 2015, the Office of Innovative Professional Learning has been recognized by the International Baccalaureate organization as a fully endorsed provider of the International Baccalaureate Educator Certificates (IBEC) in the Middle Years Program and Diploma Program. This December, OIPL (led by Donna Kiel, EdD and supported by Brennan Palmer and Graduate Assistant Lei Mao) engaged in the renewal of this accreditation process as well as engaged in the recognition process for two new IBEC programs. This January, OIPL was officially notified that the renewal of the MYP and DP programs was granted with the highest ratings in each category of review. In addition, OIPL new IBEC programs in Leadership Practices and the Primary Years program was fully recognized with the highest ratings in each category. OIPL provided professionals a fully online program for the International Baccalaureate Educator Certificates and these programs are also integrated into the middle years/secondary licensing program in teacher education and in the newly launched Global Educational Leadership PhD program for the IB. The International Baccalaureate organization applauded DePaul University's College of Education as the only institution in the globe to offer the IBEC in Leadership Practices as part of a terminal degree.

College of Education alumna and adjunct professor, Jennifer Dixon, was featured in a Chalkbeat Chicago article for her work as the principal of Palmer Elementary School in the North Mayfair community of Chicago. This article features her work as an elementary school principal working to guide her students, staff, and community towards building social emotional development, community, understanding, and academic achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Stockyard Institute retrospective, Stockyard Institute: 25 Years of Radical Pedagogy, was featured in New City Art in an article entitled, “A Beautifully Dangerous Place: The Stockyard Institute Surveys Its Past at DePaul Art Museum". While the exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) closes on February 13, 2022, that is not the end of the road for the exhibit. It will soon be traveling to the Union for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE. In addition, Associate Professor and Stockyard Institute founder, Jim Duignan, and College of Education graduate student, Lisa Guiterrez, have been working on a collaboration between the Institute and DPAM to build an innovative Chicago-centric museum education platform based on Stockyard’s practice. Keep your eyes out for an article with more details in an upcoming Newsline.

​Anne Butler, PhD delivered her new baby, Maeve Rose, on January 31. She was born at 8lbs, 4oz. and 21 inches long. Her three older brothers are particularly happy to have a new baby sister!