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UW-Madison’s Matthew Hora and colleagues, including students Pa Her and Emily Parrot, published a new paper in the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning titled “Problematizing college internships: Exploring issues with access, program design, and developmental outcomes in three U.S. colleges.”
School of Education Ph.D. candidates Nancy Herrera and Dominic J. Ledesma have been selected to join the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society for their outstanding leadership, service, scholarship, advocacy, and character.
Laura Minero-Meza, a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, is a counseling psychology researcher and scholar, therapist, teacher, mentor, public lecturer, and activist. She has partnered in national studies on undocumented youth and the lived experience in the intersection of gender identity, race, citizenship status, and mental health.
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from UW–Madison's School of Education, is now available online. The ​Winter 2019-20 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni. This edition puts the spotlight on the School's new Global Engagement Office and some of our efforts to think, partner, and innovate across the world.
Courtney Bell will become the next director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), UW–Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess announced Monday, Jan. 6. Bell, who is currently a principal research scientist with Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world’s largest private, nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, will begin her new position July 1.
UW–Madison’s Mindi Thompson was part of a task force appointed by the American Psychological Association (APA) that wrote new “APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice for People with Low-Income and Economic Marginalization.” Thompson, an associate professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology and the clinical training director of the Ph.D. program in health service psychology, was one of seven members of this APA task force. The guidelines were approved by the APA Council of Representatives and are now considered APA policy.
A project led by UW-Madison's Stephen Quintana that's designed to strengthen mental health services for Madison’s Latinx community is receiving a $1 million grant over the next five years from the Wisconsin Partnership Program. The Community Impact Grant awarded to Centro Hispano of Dane County and its academic and community partners will advance the quality of accessible linguistically and culturally competent services that support the health of the local Latinx community.
UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson and the College of New Jersey’s Jason J. Dahling co-authored a report that was published in the flagship American Psychological Association journal’s special issue on poverty. Thompson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and directs the Work and Wellness Lab.
The Center for Research on College-to-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) — a project at UW‒Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research — is collaborating with the United Negro College Fund’s Career Pathways Initiative and a vocational psychologist to study internship programs at six historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that have a high population of STEM graduates.
UW–Madison’s Mindi Thompson was recently accepted as a fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Counseling Psychology. Thompson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and is a licensed and registered health service psychologist. She also directs the Work and Wellness Lab. Thompson has published more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters using qualitative and quantitative methods and has co-authored a research design textbook titled, "Research Design in Counseling.”
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