Susan Groenke tries to figure out how to motivate adolescents to read and write—and then shares that knowledge with current and future teachers. Groenke teaches a variety of courses that allow her students to hone their teaching skills in true classroom settings. Angela Wozencroft’s career is an ongoing exercise in experiential learning. She oversees UT students who work at Camp Koinonia, Camp Oginali, Koinonia Retreat, Vision Camp, and Project TRiPS—all camps for youth with a variety of disabilities.
College of Education Health and Human Sciences News
A doctoral graduate recently started an appointment in public service at the US Department of Labor as part of the prestigious Presidential Management Fellows program. Samantha Brown, a Hillsboro, Tennessee, native and 2015 doctoral graduate of the Higher Education Administration program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, is one of 600 finalists across the nation selected out of more than 7,800 applicants for the program.
A December graduate has become the first UT student to receive an outside chef certification while attending UT. Tara Garland, a hospitality, restaurant, and tourism management major in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, received her chef certification through the American Culinary Federation just three days after walking across the stage at the December commencement ceremony.
Graduation has been a long time coming—eight years, to be exact—for a UT doctoral graduate who will walk across the stage in just a few days.
According to a joint study from researchers at UT and the University of Warwick, and University of Brighton in the UK, gauging how long a twenty-month-old can wait to pick up a raisin can be linked to what that child’s attention and learning capacity will be at 8 years old.
With the holidays rapidly approaching, nutrition experts at UT suggest some mealtime makeovers that will keep your Thanksgiving feast yummy without expanding your tummy.
What works in science and what doesn’t and how do we know? As the academic community faces greater scrutiny from external funders as to how and why research or education programs work, the need for external evaluation has never been more apparent.
UT, in partnership with Knox County Schools, has added Inskip Elementary School as the newest member of its University-Assisted Community Schools initiative.
Four UT professors are serving as Fulbright Scholars this academic year—J. Patrick Biddix, Joseph Bozell, Brad Collett, and Brendan McConville.
The public is invited to attend the Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture featuring Anthony S. Byrk, president of the Carnegie Foundation, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6 at the Crowne Plaza, 401 Summit Hill Drive.