The Office of Communications helps facilitate media interviews and provides timely information about the College of Education. Our faculty have a wide range of expertise in education and health and can provide context and insight on newsworthy happenings.
Recent Media Mentions
Clinical Assistant Professor Justin Burris discusses how to deal with a classroom tragedy like the Parkland, Fla. shooting during his Mathematics for Elementary Teachers class.
Clinical Associate Professor Paige Evans talks about the teachHOUSTON program and how it prepares students to become secondary math and science teachers.
Associate Dean Jon Schwartz shares his expertise on bullying in schools.
Courtney Wright, whose home and belongings were destroyed during Hurricane Harvey, shares her inspirational story.
- Code Ninjas offers head start to young software writers
Bulent Dogan discusses the importance of teaching young students to code.
Principals at Blackshear Elementary and Cullen Middle School, “are commending efforts by the University of Houston to improve student outcomes.”
- CPRIT Enters 10th Year of Working With Cancer Research
Lorraine Reitzel, chair of the Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences, describes her anti-smoking work at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Innovations V Conference in Austin.
- Coleman: Frivolity of Halloween marked by sexism
In an op-ed, associate professor Nicole Coleman says Halloween should not be an avenue to promote gender stereotypes.
- Young bibliophiles rejoice at Tweens Read book festival
Margaret Hale, associate chair of the Curriculum & Instruction department, notes how the Tweens Read festival she organizes encourages a love of reading in a test-prep culture.
- Without Its Storied Principal, What’s The Future Of Furr High?
Houston Public Media
Bradley Carpenter, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, talks about the qualities of an effective principal and how it is important to develop a strong leadership team.
- ‘We can adapt our public education system to better serve students’
College of Education Dean Bob McPherson offers 10 tips for improving K-12 education post-Hurricane Harvey.
- As students return to schools on Monday, the future of Houston ISD hangs in the balance
Associate Dean for Research Ezemenari Obasi discusses how stress and trauma from Harvey can impact local schoolchildren.
- 2017’s Happiest States in America
School Psychology Professor Bradley Smith shares insights on living a happy life.
Professors Ezemenari Obasi and Cathy Horn discuss the return to campus post-Harvey – the stress and the healing.
Professor Cathy Horn discusses diversity and the college admissions process. (Video link is not direct. Search for Aug. 2, 2017, videos and headline.)
- The Q&A: Amber Thompson
Amber Thompson, associate chair over teacher preparation, talks about the college’s work to prepare high quality teachers.
- Homework in Schools
Clinical Assistant Professor Carrie Cutler weighed in on best practices regarding homework in elementary school.
- When the worst elementary school in Dallas closes, what happens to the kids?
Dallas Morning News
Associate Dean Ezemenari Obasi discusses how chronic stress can impact students and schools.
- Mom's Night Out comedy show coming to Houston
Assistant Professor Leslie Frankel shares advice for dealing with parent shaming.
Dean Robert McPherson discusses how a grant from Raise Your Hand Texas and HEB Chairman Charles Butt will help aspiring teachers.
- Rice, UH to Join New Scholarship Program for Future Teachers
Houston Public Media
Foundation hopes to improve undergrads' classroom readiness
Amber Thompson, who oversees teacher education, explains the significance of a grant from Raise Your Hand Texas.
- Can Yoga Help Prevent Teacher Burnout?
Education Week Teacher
Professor Bradley Smith discusses his work leading yoga classes in schools and the impact on teacher burnout and student well-being.
Professor Tina Reyes praises the Houston school board's move to curb the school-to-prison pipeline and urges training on building connections with students.
- The Q&A: Jonathan Schwartz
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Jonathan Schwartz, in an interview with the Texas Tribune, explains the lifetime repercussions of bullying and ways schools can involve students in ending the behavior.
- The Q&A: Bradley Carpenter
Bradley Carpenter, director of the College of Education's master's program in educational leadership, talks to the Texas Tribune about how the college is "revolutionizing" the principal internship and adding mindfulness and social justice into the curriculum.
- Why Shakespeare matters in Houston
Laura Turchi, an assistant professor in the curriculum and instruction department, and Ann Christensen, associate professor in the English department, urge teachers to use Shakespeare to inspire students.
- STEAM programs unite art and science education: LSC-University Park to open new art and science buildings
Community Impact Newspaper
Virginia Rangel, assistant professor in the department of educational leadership and policy studies, and Mariam Manuel, assistant professor for the teachHOUSTON program, talk about the importance of adding arts to STEM education.
- University of Houston students take to the streets in name of HIV/AIDS awareness (video)
Ken Ripperger-Suhler, clinical assistant professor in health, takes his students out of the classroom and into the Third Ward.
- UH to launch health program for Third Ward
Ezemenari Obasi, the college’s associate dean for research, explains the importance of bringing health care to communities. The effort will be fueled by a new $2 million grant from the United Health Foundation to the UH HEALTH Research Institute, which Obasi directs.
- Q&A: Sara Jones
Sara Jones, assistant professor in the College of Education, talks about designing a successful mentoring program for students, as she is doing at Third Ward middle school.
- Q&A: Meet the 2017 Faculty Senate president
Cathy Horn, associate professor of higher education, chats about her new role as president of the Faculty Senate and how her research interests align.
- The Q&A: Augustina Reyes
Professor Augustina Reyes, who’s teaching a new course on the school-to-prison pipeline, discusses school discipline trends.
- A-F system ignites controversy as area ISDs score lower than expected in new rating system
Community Impact Newspaper
Dean Robert McPherson and Margaret Hale weigh in on college readiness and the state’s school accountability system.
- The Q&A: Cathy Horn
Texas Tribune/Trib + Edu
Cathy Horn, co-director of the college's new Education Research Center, discusses the potential impact of big data on student outcomes and the workforce.
- The Real Cost of Smoking by State
Lorraine Reitzel, associate chair of the Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences, discusses strategies to quit smoking and related public policy.
A College of Education graduate student explains what makes the online program so successful.
- UH makes U.S. News list of top online graduate programs
The College of Education’s online graduate degree program was ranked No. 2 in the nation.
- Houston's future [subscription required]
Associate Professor Catherine Horn urges Texas lawmakers to focus on college and career readiness in 2017.
- Three Texas Programs Ranked Among Top In Country For New Elementary Teachers
Houston Public Media
Education Dean Robert McPherson discusses what makes the college’s teacher-preparation program one of the nation’s best.
- Gaining understanding of the devastating cocktail of drug abuse and high stress [subscription required]
Ezemenari Obasi, interim associate dean of research at the College of Education, discusses his work studying stress and drug abuse.
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