SERC summer program helps develop well-rounded Special Education teachers

July 13, 2016

The Auburn University summer program for students with disabilities was held at Richland Road Elementary School in Auburn for the entire month of June. The program has been held every summer for the past several years. Directed by Dr. Doris Hill, the program is an innovative collaboration between the College of Education’s Department of Special […]

Dr. Evelyn Hunter, COE grad, featured on how mental health is affected by national tragedy

Dr. Evelyn Hunter, a doctoral graduate of the COE’s Counseling Psychology program, was recently featured on a statewide broadcast in South Carolina following the violence of last week in Dallas, Louisiana, and Minnesota. She discussed ways that such national tragedies affect mental health, and ways to cope. She was interviewed in her office at Greenville’s […]

Kinesiology hosts Pan-American International Handball Federation Global Coaching Clinic, Potential for IHF Academy at Auburn

July 12, 2016

The Auburn University School of Kinesiology and USA Team Handball hosted the second phase of the International Handball Federation’s (IHF) Global Coaching Clinic from May 19 – May 25 at Auburn University. Auburn, which was designated as an official U.S. Olympic Training Site in 2015, welcomed 15 international coaches from eight Pan American countries aiming […]

PEP Lab Researching Pre-Workout Supplement, Motor Learning, and Motivation

The Performance and Exercise Psychophysiology (PEP) Lab, led by Dr. Matt Miller, received a new $23,000 contract with Maximum Human Performance (MHP) for a project entitled, “Effect of MHP’s New Pre-Workout Supplement to Enhance Focus, Concentration, Mood, Energy, Cognitive and Athletic Performance.” The research is set to begin this summer. The project has two main […]

COE Grad hosts book reading at Pebble Hill

July 11, 2016

On Wednesday, July 13, at 4:00 p.m., two-time College of Education grad and lifelong educator Shirley A. Aaron will read from her new book Troubling the Ashes. The event will be held at Pebble Hill in Auburn. Troubling the Ashes is a work of historical fiction set in the 1960s, and is based on the Lee. […]

Lanier named national graduate student of the year

July 7, 2016

Bethany Lanier, a doctoral student in the College of Education, has been named Graduate Student of the Year by the American Mental Health Counseling Association. She was nominated for the award by faculty members in the Counselor Education (CED) program in Auburn’s Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Rehabilitation. Lanier is the first Auburn student […]

Truman Pierce Institute hosts L.E.A.D. campers

June 29, 2016

Every summer in early June, a group of high school students from nearby Loachapoka, Alabama, come to Auburn to spend a week on campus. They stay in campus dorms, eat in campus dining facilities, and engage in a wide variety of academic, cultural, and team-building activities. This year’s camp, according to co-director Christopher Wooten, was […]

Auburn’s Kappa Delta Pi chapter wins national award

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), is one of the largest and most prestigious international honor societies for scholars in the field of education. Alpha Phi, which is Auburn University’s chapter of KDP, has an 84-year history on Auburn’s campus, honoring and promoting excellence in the field of education. This year, Alpha Phi was selected for a […]

COE hosts first-ever Elementary Camp

Summer is a very exciting and busy time here in the Auburn University College of Education. For many years our faculty members have hosted several well-known, highly-successful summer camp and enrichment activities. And now a new one has been added: Elementary Summer Camp. “This was our first year of having a summer enrichment program for […]

TigerFit is Free for this summer

May 27, 2016

The TigerFit health and physical fitness assessment, sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology, is free for this summer. This includes, students, faculty and staff, and members of the Auburn-Opelika community at large. Don’t miss this great opportunity to check your current fitness level or to get started on an exercise program. The TigerFit assessment is […]

The Professional Educator Spring 2016 issue now available

The Spring 2016 issue of The Professional Educator is up on the website. The Professional Educator is a nationally-disseminated, peer-reviewed journal published jointly by Auburn University’s Truman Pierce Institute and the College of Education. The journal seeks to develop a community of scholarship among PK-12 practitioners, policy makers, those who prepare educational professionals, and graduate students of education […]

Counselor Ed doctoral student awarded $20,000 counseling fellowship

May 11, 2016

The National Board for Certified Counselors, or NBCC, Foundation recently selected Jason Branch, a doctoral student in the counselor education program in the College of Education at Auburn University, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program, or NBCC MFP. As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Branch will receive funding and training to support […]

Professors Russell and Shannon win NSF subaward

May 2, 2016

In collaboration with Tuskegee University, two College of Education professors have been awarded a subaward from the National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (NSF-ITEST).  Dr. David Shannon, Professor of Education in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, will serve as project evaluator. The lead researcher for the project will […]

Llanes featured in Wallethub interview

Dr. Jose Llanes, a Professor of Organization and Leadership in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, was recently featured in WalletHub’s study about 2016’s best cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs.  His insights into Hispanic business ownership and government incentives, among other things, were highly insightful. Check out his full comments here. Congratulations Professor Llanes!

Kinesiology Students Receive AKA Awards

April 20, 2016

Three graduate students and one undergraduate student in the School of Kinesiology were selected for awards in 2016 from the American Kinesiology Association (AKA). Jacqueline “Megan” Irwin, a doctoral student in the Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Lab under Melissa Pangelinan, Ph.D., was selected as an American Kinesiology Association Doctoral Scholar for 2016. The award honors […]

Jared Russell named as SHAPE America Research Fellow

Jared Russell, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University in Auburn, AL, was honored as one of five Research Fellows selected by the Research Council for SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. This year’s Fellows were honored at the 131st SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Minneapolis, […]

Youth Team Handball Gaining Traction in Auburn

April 13, 2016

Since 2013, the City of Auburn, Alabama, has been home to the U.S. residency program of both the Men’s and Women’s National Teams for the Olympic sport of team handball. The mission of USA Team Handball (USATH) is “to develop, promote, educate and grow the sport of Team Handball at all levels in the United […]

Jared Russell chosen as SGA Faculty Member of the Year in COE

Dr. Jared Russell, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Director of Student Development in the College of Education, has been chosen by COE students to receive the 2015-2016 Student Government Association Faculty Member of the Year Award for the College of Education. This award is given to the faculty member who most shows a […]

Upcoming Events

Join us for “The Korean Wave & Changing Confucian Culture” Thursday, April 14th and the 2016 Hanguel Party Saturday, April 23rd!  

Annette Kluck, Counseling Psychology students, shine at year’s end

As was the case last year, all six of Dr. Annette Kluck’s students in Counseling Psychology who applied for internship were successful in matching with an accredited agency for their one-year internship. The internship is a required part of the doctoral program. The students are Shari Black, Lauren David, Veronica Crawford, Theresa Chan, Meg Lee, and Erin Crozier. “Being […]

Auburn University to host sixth international Anti-Bullying Summit in June in Peachtree City, Georgia

April 4, 2016

Cyberbullying protection, bullying and school violence, model school intervention programs, and community anti-bullying initiatives are among the issues that will be addressed in Auburn University’s sixth international Anti-Bullying Summit. The Summit, hosted by Auburn University’s Truman Pierce Institute and Office of Professional and Continuing Education, will take place at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in […]

Disability Awareness Day Event April 14

April 1, 2016

The College of Education Undergraduate Studies Committee would like to extend an invitation to attend the Disability Awareness Day Event on April 14th between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Haley Center. We are excited to use this day to introduce disability issues while implementing the power of diversity. There will be several tables on […]

O Grows spring opening tomorrow!

March 25, 2016

Join us this Saturday, March 26, from 9-2 for the Spring opening of the O Grows Community Garden. Even if you have a kryptonite thumb…come see what we are doing and let one of our student staff show you around. We are located at 1103 Glenn St. in Opelika, behind the Southside Center for the Arts (a.k.a. […]

TigerFit is free for the month of April

The TigerFit health and physical fitness assessment, sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology, is free for the month of April. Don’t miss this great opportunity to check your current fitness level or to get started on an exercise program. The TigerFit assessment is a comprehensive fitness evaluation that includes a cardiovascular disease risk assessment, cholesterol […]

Summer Enrichment Program set for June 6-July 14

  The Auburn University Early Childhood Summer Enrichment Program is scheduled for June 6 – July 14, 2016. The program will run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 7:45 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be no classes on Fridays, and no class on Monday, July 4th. Complete registration information is available on the Auburn […]

COE doctoral student Megan Irwin wins recognition

March 9, 2016

Megan Irwin, a graduate student in Kinesiology, has been selected by the Auburn University Graduate Council as one of the “outstanding doctoral students for 2015-2016.” She will be recognized at the Graduate School’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 27, at 10 a.m. We have previously written about Irwin for her research award at the […]

Larry Lee, AU grad, strong advocate for state’s teachers, public schools

Larry Lee is a 1966 graduate of Auburn University, where he received a “hybrid” degree in Agriculture and Journalism. Lee is best known around the state for his passionate advocacy for Alabama’s public schools, their teachers, and administrators. Although he has never held any official position within the hierarchy of the state’s educational system, his […]

Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to give New Horizons Lecture March 21

  Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command and an Auburn University graduate, will deliver the Graduate School’s New Horizons Lecture on Monday, March 21, at 3 p.m. in the Langdon Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Austin’s lecture will highlight his rise from small-town Thomasville, […]

COE Professor invited to serve on National Science Foundation Advisory Committee

March 7, 2016

Dr. Marilyn Strutchens has accepted an invitation to serve a three-year term on the Advisory Committee for the Directorate of Education and Human Resources (EHR) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Strutchens serves the College of Education as the Emily R. and Gerald S. Leischuck Endowed Professor for Critical Needs in Education in the Department of […]

COE Professor Joni Lakin researches dangers of “high stakes” school testing

February 19, 2016

President Obama, a long-time advocate of school accountability with a heavy emphasis on testing, recently made a surprising announcement — American students are tested too much and we should re-examine our emphasis on testing. The United States Department of Education released a plan calling for “fewer and smarter assessments.” To underscore his point, Obama said […]

TPI coordinator Linda Dean attends conference on ‘Shakespeare in Prisons’

February 11, 2016

Linda H. Dean, special projects coordinator at Truman Pierce Institute (TPI), recently attended the Shakespeare in Prisons/Shakespeare Theatre Association Conference at Notre Dame University. Conference sessions focused on the use of Shakespeare and drama with incarcerated individuals for rehabilitation and intervention. Participation was limited to 100 attendees from throughout the world. Presenters included Rob Pensafini, […]

Alabama Transition Conference is March 7-8, 2016

February 10, 2016

The 26th Alabama Transition Conference hosted by Auburn Transition Leadership Institute will be held March 7-8, 2016 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center in Auburn, Alabama. Transition work and research is based on accessing the needs of students with disabilities and supporting their development from childhood to adulthood in all areas […]

Charles Barkley Foundation makes generous gift to College of Education

February 5, 2016

The Charles Barkley Foundation, named for Auburn’s legendary goodwill ambassador and NBA Hall of Famer, recently made generous gifts to the College of Education’s Future Scholars Summer Research Bridge Program. The gifts totaled over $50,000. Specifically, the gifts will support six Kinesiology students for the Summer Bridge Program, three Engineering/Science-based students in the Summer Bridge […]

Dr. Jared Russell named a 2016 Presidential Administrative Fellow

February 3, 2016

Dr. Jared Russell, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Director of Student Development in the College of Education, has been named as a 2016 Presidential Administrative Fellow. The goal of the program is to provide senior administrative experience to faculty and provide them the opportunity to appreciate and understand higher education administration. Russell […]

Doctoral student Simone May wins leadership award

January 28, 2016

Simone May, a doctoral student in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling (SERC), was recently selected as a Leadership Fellow in Chi Sigma Iota, the national counseling honor society.  This is a highly competitive national award that recognizes students who have demonstrated potential through engagement in leadership, advocacy, and professional engagement in […]

Mentoring Excellence conference coming to Auburn in April

January 25, 2016

Studies have shown that those who are mentored earn higher salaries, receive more promotions, and have greater career and job satisfaction than those who are not mentored. There is power in mentoring, but do we know what the best practices are when it comes to mentoring? How can we learn how to be better mentors or create effective mentoring programs? A unique opportunity is coming to the Auburn […]

COE’s Brittany Larkin national leader in education finance theory and practice

January 11, 2016

Dr. Brittany Larkin, an assistant professor in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, is one of just ten American scholars to be recognized for distinguished research in education finance. She will be presented with an award at the National Education Finance Conference on February 10, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency […]

National Advisory Council awards service learning grants

December 8, 2015

The College of Education’s National Advisory Council and its Internal Relations Committee this week announced the winners of the 2015 Service Learning Grants. The grants are for $500 each. Mrs. Susan Housel, a long-time NAC member, is the committee chair. One grant went to Dr. Lee Ann Alderman, and will be closely related to her […]

Peace Corps presentation shines light on service opportunities

November 19, 2015

On November 17, 2015, more than three dozen Auburn undergrads enjoyed a presentation on opportunities in the Peace Corps, featuring former Director of Peace Corps’ Special Initiatives, Dr. Paul Jhin. Jhin was appointed to his position by President George W. Bush. Also present was Atlanta-area Peace Corps recruiter Erica Wherry, who spent 27 months serving […]

COE doctoral student named Holmes Scholar of the Month

November 18, 2015

Leonard Towns, an Educational Psychology doctoral student in the College’s Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, & Technology, has been honored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) as its Holmes Scholar of the Month. The announcement was made in the AACTE’s monthly publication, EdPrepMatters. His research interests include educational theory, policy, and […]

COE grad, statesman, Gen. Lloyd Austin leads AU World Affairs Forum

November 16, 2015

On Friday, November 13, Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Lloyd Austin, who is also a College of Education counseling graduate, was joined by U.S. Rep. Martha Roby of Montgomery for Auburn University’s second annual World Affairs Forum at the Auburn Hotel and Dixon Conference Center. The event was moderated by Gen. Ron Burgess, Auburn […]

A message from Dean Betty Lou Whitford

To underscore the University-wide message sent out over the weekend by President Gogue, I want to say a few words about our own College. The College of Education has long held diversity as one of its Core Values, along with a Mission to build a better future for all in a richly diverse and ever-changing […]

EFLT faculty share “turnaround leaders” program with board members Hunter, McCarty

November 11, 2015

In October, faculty members and graduate students from the College of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology (EFLT) welcomed Alabama State Board of Education members Mary Scott Hunter and Cynthia McCarty to campus. The board members were here to learn about the Educational Leadership Preparation Program’s efforts to develop aspiring “turnaround school leaders” […]

Kinesiology’s Robin Martin named AU’s top advisor

November 2, 2015

Robin Hinds Martin, an academic advisor in the College of Education’s School of Kinesiology, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Auburn University Outstanding Advising Award — Professional Advisor Category. Martin is in her tenth year in the position. “I just love this place and the people I work with,” Martin said. “It’s always […]

Texas teacher travels to Auburn to thank SERC for support

October 30, 2015

Kristi Wendt, a special education teacher at Cain Elementary School in the East Texas town of Whitehouse, loves her students — pre-schoolers with a variety of disabilities, most of them severe. But she holds them to a high standard and has even higher hopes for them. This includes college. “We are a ‘No Excuses University’ […]

COE Doctoral Student Awarded AURIC Fellowship to Help Breast Cancer Survivors

October 28, 2015

Kinesiology doctoral student Brandi Decoux has been awarded an Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC) Fellowship. Her focus will be on post-menopausal survivors of breast cancer who are prescribed a type of hormone therapy drug called aromatase inhibitors. Decoux’s project is the first known biomechanical study to investigate the relationship between lower extremity pain […]

COE signs MOU with Brazilian University to Study Motor Learning

Doctors Matt Miller and Keith Lohse, both assistant professors in the School of Kinesiology, teamed up with Dr. Alessandro Bruzi and Dr. Marco Barbosa at the Federal University of Lavras in Brazil to investigate the effects of learner-controlled feedback and difficulty on motor learning. Dr. Miller and his doctoral student, Kirk Grand, first worked with […]

COE Student Jonathan Wallace Much More Than a Football Player

A red-hot spotlight has been shining on Jonathan Wallace lately. Wallace is the offensive captain of the 2015 football Tigers, and has become the team’s main spokesperson in a variety of media platforms. He was honored recently for his community service as a member of the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Hands Team for the […]

Australian School Principal ‘LEAPS’ at Auburn Experience

October 27, 2015

In late September, Auburn’s College of Education welcomed Jennifer Parke, a school principal from Newcastle, Australia, who was here as part of the LEAP Program. LEAP is an international leadership program that connects school leaders from around the world in a collaborative peer shadowing and shared action-research experience. The innovative, popular, and very effective program […]

Burgess Takes Auburn Lessons to Class Room, Guatemala Orphanage

October 23, 2015

Jenna Burgess is a 2015 graduate of the College of Education’s Early Childhood Education program. She grew up in Madison, Alabama but always knew she would be an Auburn Tiger and a teacher. “It’s funny, but ever since I was in Kindergarten I knew I wanted to be a Kindergarten teacher!” she exclaimed. “My cousins […]

Anti-Bullying Summit Recognized in International Newspaper

October 19, 2015

The College of Education’s Truman Pierce Institute, along with the Auburn University Office of Professional and Continuing Education, hosted the fifth annual Anti-Bullying Summit in June. The Summit provides teachers, school administrators, parents, community leaders, law enforcement, counselors, social workers, and mental health professionals with an opportunity to learn ways to address the pervasive issue […]

8th Annual Run to Read

October 14, 2015

Join us Saturday, October 24th for the 8th Annual Run to Read to be held at Floral Park in Opelika! Activities include a 1.5 mile walk, 5k race, 8k, children races and inflatable. Visit or for more information.

Meyer, Rehabilitation Counseling Faculty Win $1 Million Grant

October 9, 2015

For the second year in a row, the Rehabilitation Counseling program in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling has been awarded a long-term training grant. This year’s $1 million award is a Comprehensive System of Personnel Development grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Its purpose is to increase the […]

COE Professor Octavia Tripp Named Senior Scholar in Residence

October 2, 2015

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) recently announced the appointment of Dr. Octavia Tripp as a Senior Scholar in Residence in AAC&U’s Office of Undergraduate STEM Education for the 2015-16 academic year. Dr. Tripp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. She has more than 20 years of experience […]

Buchanan and Hinton Work with Lee County Youth Development Center to Conduct Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Research

September 30, 2015

Dr. Alice Buchanan, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Coordinator of the Physical Education Internship Program, has recently begun a novel research study at the Lee County Youth Development Center (LCYDC) in Opelika to assess and positively impact students’ behavior. Dr. Vanessa Hinton of the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling is […]

Poverty Simulation

September 29, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT) Marriott Robert Trent Jones Grand National – 3700 RTJ Drive – Opelika, AL 36801 Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education; Sandra Little and Dianna Tullier Our society suffers from a lack of understanding and empathy concerning the realities of poverty. Just […]

COE Fall Family Weekend Birthday Celebration

September 24, 2015

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to a College of Education Birthday Celebration as part of the COE Fall Family Weekend. The date is Friday, October 2, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. We’ll have cake and refreshments and AUBIE! We’ll be in the Haley Center ground floor area near the bookstore, so stop by […]

Auburn University Designated a U.S. Olympic Training Site

AUBURN, Ala. – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Auburn University have announced an agreement designating the College of Education’s School of Kinesiology Building, Beard-Eves-Memorial Coliseum and Watson Fieldhouse as a U.S. Olympic Training Site. Elite athletes from all over the nation can come to Auburn to train and receive science-based assessments and personalized […]

Come Join IDS for the Out of the Darkness Walk!

September 22, 2015

What: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention wants you to join in their efforts to raise awarness and funds for research and those affected by suicide. By the year 2025, AFSP hopes to reduce the annual rate of suicide by 20%. When: October 11, 2015. Check in begins at 2:00pm and the event lasts from […]

Pangelinan’s Research Combines Movement, Family, Developmental Disabilities

September 21, 2015

Dr. Melissa Pangelinan, Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology, is the co-director of the Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Lab. The lab seeks to better understand how movement ability and physical activity participation affect brain and physical development in children and adolescents – particularly those with developmental disabilities such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, […]

COE Congratulates its First-Ever Agricultural Leadership Grad

September 18, 2015

Katie M. Sowell of Prattville, Alabama, is set to become the first-ever graduate in the College of Education’s new Master’s of Agricultural Leadership program. Following an undergraduate career in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Business, Biology, and Animal Science, Sowell had an internship with the Alabama Cattleman’s Association. She was drawn by this experience […]

Kinesiology and VCOM Collaborate to Study Red Spinach Extract

September 14, 2015

Dr. Mike Roberts, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, and Dr. Jeff Martin, Chair and Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)-Auburn Campus, are combining efforts to conduct a study examining the effects of Red Spinach Extract on sports performance, vascular reactivity, and blood flow for DolCas Biotech, […]

TigerFit is Free for the Fall

The TigerFit health and physical fitness assessment, sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology, will be offered free this fall. Don’t miss this great opportunity to check your current fitness level or to get started on an exercise program. The TigerFit assessment is a comprehensive fitness evaluation that includes a cardiovascular disease risk assessment, cholesterol and […]

Applications to be Accepted for Kappa Delta Pi

Dear Education Major: The time has arrived for student applications to be accepted for Kappa Delta Pi, one of the largest and most prestigious international honor societies for scholars in the field of education.  With more than 500 active chapters throughout the world, KDP is dedicated to educational ideals.  To learn more about KDP and […]

Counseling Psychology Grad Wins Recognition in Minnesota Business Journal

September 1, 2015

Dr. Katrice Albert, a 2002 Ph.D. graduate from the College of Education’s counseling psychology program, is a 2015 Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal Diversity in Business award winner. Dr. Albert presently serves as the VP for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota. She is pictured here with Dr. Josie R. Johnson, who is […]

Sinclair Wins “Spirit of Excellence” Award

August 27, 2015

Congratulations to Kenyetta “Kim” Sinclair, who won Auburn’s Spirit of Excellence Award for July. Kenyetta works as the contracts and grants coordinator in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling (SERC). “I have been with the Department for four years now,” she said. “What I enjoy most is the awesome people I work with […]

Biomechanics Student Wilburn Receives Traveling Fellowship

August 26, 2015

Christopher Wilburn, a doctoral student in Biomechanics in the School of Kinesiology, has been selected to receive a diversity traveling fellowship from the American Society of Biomechanics. He will use the fellowship to attend the upcoming national conference in Columbus, Ohio the week of August 5-8, 2015. This award was presented to twenty individuals from diverse backgrounds […]

Auburn’s new ‘This is Research: Faculty Symposium 2015’ set for Sept. 30

Auburn University will launch its new “This is Research: Faculty Symposium 2015” Sept. 30 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center to recognize research excellence of Auburn and Auburn Montgomery faculty. The event is designed to showcase faculty research, provide a forum for collaboration, offer information about support offices on campus and […]

Kinesiology Hosts Movement Camp for Loachapoka Students

For two weeks in June the School of Kinesiology hosted a camp for children in grades K-6 from nearby Loachapoka Elementary School. “This program reflects a longstanding desire by the School of Kinesiology to connect with the greater community which it serves in outreach activities that are in line with Auburn University’s land-grant mission,” said […]

Truman Pierce Institute Hosts Camps, Summer Enrichment

During the second week of June, the Truman Pierce Institute (TPI) hosted two sets of students for summer camp activities on Auburn’s main campus. One of the camps welcomed students from nearby Loachapoka, Alabama, and was called the Loachapoka Exploring Auburn Days (L.E.A.D.). The other session was the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Camp. These […]

Theresa McCormick Wins Spot in Library of Congress Teacher Institute

July 31, 2015

Theresa McCormick, Associate Professor in the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Teaching, has been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute for the week of August 3-7, 2015. Each year, the Library of Congress provides the opportunity […]

Transition Leadership Academy Brings Local Transition Teams to Auburn University

July 17, 2015

Over two separate three-day sessions in June, the College of Education’s Auburn Transition Leadership Institute (ATLI) hosted scores of special education teachers, general educators, administrators, and counselors from school districts and communities around the state at its 2015 Transition Leadership Academy. The event was held at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. […]

Kavazis, Hood, Win NIH Grant to Research Health Benefits of Breastfeeding

July 15, 2015

Dr. Andreas Kavazis, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Muscle Biochemistry Lab, recently received a $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research investigating metabolic health in females following lactation. The study is a two-year project in collaboration with Dr. Wendy Hood, Co-Principal Investigator and Assistant […]

Roberts Receives Funding to Study Plant Extracts

July 13, 2015

The Molecular and Applied Science Lab in the College of Education’s School of Kinesiology, led by Dr. Mike Roberts, received a $9,200 research agreement with a new industry sponsor, Maximum Human Performance, LLC (MHP), to conduct a pre-clinical study on the ability of various plant extracts to burn fat. Roberts and his doctoral student, Brooks […]

NormaTec Awards Kinesiology and VCOM $30,000 to Study Compression Therapy

Dr. Michael Roberts, Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Molecular and Applied Science Lab, and Dr. Jeffrey Martin, Chair and Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)-Auburn Campus, are Co-Investigators on a $30,318 research project for NormaTec, a Massachusetts-based company that […]

To Study Virtual and Augmented Reality Technologies – College of Ed Signs MOU with Squadron Officer College

July 8, 2015

The Maxwell Air Force Base Squadron Officer College (SOC) and Auburn University’s College of Education took a symbolic step toward forming a new partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding, June 22, 2015. The memorandum, signed by Col. Gerald Goodfellow, SOC commander, and Sherida Downer, head of the College of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership […]

Doctoral Student Bethany Lanier Named 2015-2016 Leadership Fellow

July 6, 2015

Counselor Education doctoral student Bethany Lanier was awarded a Leadership Fellow position with the International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society, Chi Sigma Iota, for the 2015-2016 academic year. She is one of only ten individuals chosen to serve this year. Chosen individuals provide evidence of their leadership potential within a CSI chapter. The 10 Leadership […]

Freeman, Auburn grad, Named 2015 Emergent Leader of the Year

July 2, 2015

Dr. Sydney Freeman, a 2011 College of Education Ph.D graduate in Higher Education Administration, recently won the 2015 Emergent Leader of the Year Award from the American Association of University Administrators. Freeman is the new associate professor of higher education at the University of Idaho. He is a former National Holmes Scholar, a certified faculty […]

Bruce Gladden Receives ACSM Citation Award

July 1, 2015

Dr. Bruce Gladden, a professor in the College of Education’s School of Kinesiology, and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, was recently named as the recipient of the 2015 Citation Award. The award is given by the American College of Sports Gladden was so named because of his significant contributions to sports […]

Olympic Day in Auburn

June 29, 2015

On June 20, Auburn Mayor Bill Ham proclaimed Olympic Day in Auburn. Ham greeted the Team USA team handball squads and their coaches, along with Olympian Reita Clanton and Paralympian Brian Hicks. The Kinesiology Building on Auburn’s campus was recently named as an official USOC training site. The Olympic rings will be dedicated at an […]

Brooks Mobley Wins Sports Medicine Poster Competition

June 26, 2015

Brooks Mobley (pictured in the lab working with cell cultures) won 2nd overall in the Ph.D student poster competition at the Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine 2015 Conference in Jacksonville, FL. The poster was titled “Induced overexpression of p21Cip1 in myotubes promotes increases in protein synthesis and myotube hypertrophy.” This study was done in […]

Doctoral Student Wes Kephart Wins Nutrition Abstract Award

Wes Kephart (pictured with Dr. Anthony Almada from Vitargo Global Sciences, and working in the Molecular and Applied Sciences Laboratory), won the male 2015 International Society of Sports Nutrition National Conference Abstract Award sponsored by Vitargo. The award came with a $1,000 cash prize to help support his Ph.D stipend and ongoing research. The project, […]

Chicago Second Graders Adopt Auburn as Their School

June 25, 2015

Schmid Elementary School in Chicago has an annual competition to see which class can make the best presentation about a national college or university. This year’s winner was Quinian Matthews’ second grade class, which presented on Auburn. Matthews knows Auburn very well as three generations of her husband’s family attended the school. Schmid is a […]

Kinesiology Hosts Sports Science Camp

June 24, 2015

During the second week of June, the School of Kinesiology hosted 25 high school students at its first-ever Sports Science Camp. The students came to the Auburn campus from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, and Washington, D.C.  Directed by Kristin Roberts, the Sports Science Camp was conducted by faculty and staff from the School of Kinesiology […]

June 24 Public Awareness Event featuring Disability Advocate Linea Johnson

June 23, 2015

The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute in collaboration with Miss Auburn—Student Government Association and the Auburn University Veterans Resource Center is hosting an event to increase awareness on mental health. You are invited to attend this event, featuring, Linea Johnson, a national speaker and disability advocate, author, and college student. Ms. Johnson will discuss her personal […]

SERC Summer Program Engages Students and Teachers

June 18, 2015

For the entire month of June, the classrooms and halls of Richland Road Elementary School in Auburn are alive with the sounds of laughter and music as a unique blend of students and teachers (and even bus drivers!) dance and sing, work on academic and social skills, and engage in lively group activities and special […]

Kinesiology Celebrates Olympic Day June 20

June 10, 2015

Event will be one of more than 1,000 nationwide events celebrating the birth of the modern Olympic Games and will feature Olympians and fun learning activities for students. The spirit of the Olympic Movement will fill Auburn, Alabama as Auburn University’s School of Kinesiology hosts a team handball clinic and tournament, including wheelchair team handball, […]

SERC Students, Professors Visit Korea, Create blog

June 8, 2015

For 10 days in mid-May, 2015, Dr. Suhyun Suh and Dr. Randy Pipes led a cohort of graduate students on an adventurous trip to Seoul, South Korea, as part of the 2015 Auburn University Global Studies in Counseling program. The students included Lauretta Renee Freeman (Clinical Mental Health), Baxlee Aliicia Bynum (Clinical Mental Health), Courtney […]

Auburn Center for Evaluation Wins Contract on Transportation Grant

May 28, 2015

Dr. Dan Henry recently announced that the Auburn Center for Evaluation has been awarded the evaluation contract for a $10 million Department of Labor grant. Not only is it a major award for the ACE, but it also represents almost $50,000 in indirect awards to the College over the span of the grant. The total contract amount […]

Early Childhood Summer Enrichment Program

May 20, 2015

The Auburn University Early Childhood Summer Enrichment Program begins June 8, 2015. A few spots are still available. This year’s theme is “Summertime in Alabama.” The program runs through July 16. The program director is Dr. Sean Durham, program coordinator for Early Childhood Education in Auburn University’s College of Education. The program is open to […]

Heidi Kluess Doing Research in Canada

May 19, 2015

Heidi Kluess and doctoral student doing research in Canada through Visiting University Scholar Program Dr. Heidi Kluess, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology, and her doctoral student, Leslie Neidert, are visiting Western University in Ontario, Canada for three weeks in May to study neuropeptide Y with Dr. Dwayne N. Jackson. Dr. Kluess was named […]

Bruce Gladden Presents Distinguished Lecture

Bruce Gladden selected to present at Texas A&M 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series Dr. Bruce Gladden, Humana-Germany-Sherman Distinguished Professor of Exercise Physiology in the College of Education’s School of Kinesiology, was selected to represent Auburn University at the Texas A&M Department of Health and Kinesiology’s 6th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series. This year’s theme was Health, Kinesiology and […]

Kathy Murphy, COE grad, Takes Helm at Hoover City School System

May 12, 2015

The Hoover City School System has a new superintendent. The Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Kathy L. Murphy to the position on April 30. Murphy received a doctorate degree in program administration from Auburn University, she also holds an educational specialist degree and two master’s degrees from Auburn. She received her bachelor’s […]

Auburn University Designated Olympic Training Site

April 28, 2015

The United States Olympic Committee has designated three separate facilities on the Auburn University campus as official Olympic training sites. Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum, Watson Fieldhouse and the College of Education’s Kinesiology Building will display the Olympic rings this fall as Auburn assists the men’s and women’s USA Team Handball teams. There are currently 18 Olympic training […]

Nighet Ahmed Wins Boren Fellowship

April 22, 2015

To study Arabic in Morocco—Nighet Ahmed Wins Boren Fellowship The Auburn University Office of National Prestigious Scholars recently announced that Nighet Ahmed, a College of Education doctoral student in Adult Education, has been awarded a David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship. Ahmed will spend a year studying modern Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute (ALIF) in […]

Auburn Trustee Liz Huntley Believes in Teachers

April 21, 2015

‘Be a Game-Changer!’ — Auburn Trustee Liz Huntley believes in teachers The 2015 issue of the Keystone will feature sterling examples of the impact teachers have on our communities. We see over and over again their dedication and courage, and especially their devotion to helping create a better life for the young people they teach. Auburn University trustee […]

McConaha is a “Rising Star” in Counselor Education

April 16, 2015

SERC doctoral candidate Melissa McConaha has been recognized by Eastern Illinois University with its “Rising Star” award for recent alumni who have made significant contributions to the field and show outstanding professional promise. McConaha received her Master’s from Eastern Illinois before entering the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Auburn three years ago. “I think […]

Caitlin Halperin Wins James Madison Fellowship

April 14, 2015

College of Education senior Caitlin Halperin has been awarded the James Madison Memorial Foundation Fellowship to study American History. Named for James Madison, the nation’s fourth president, the Fellowship will fund up to $24,000 towards Halperin’s Master’s degree. She will also serve as the College’s Student Marshal at her May graduation. Halperin, who grew up […]

Kinesiology Doctoral Student Selected for Research Award

April 6, 2015

Doctoral student Megan Irwin was selected for a 2015 SHAPE America Research Council Graduate Student Research Award for her work entitled “Motor Competence and Physical Activity in School-Age Children: A Meta-Analysis.” The Graduate Student Research Award is awarded to outstanding authors and presenters of a research program for the SHAPE America National Convention. The award […]

Elementary Education Programs Recognized as Among Nation’s Best … Again

March 31, 2015

Auburn University’s Master in Elementary Education (M.Ed. / M.S.) Degree Program was ranked among the nation’s best in an article titled “The 20 Best Online Master in Elementary Education Degree Programs,” by Here is the link to that article: selected the College of Education program based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, […]

College of Education Centennial Display in Archives Room at RBD

March 12, 2015

All faculty, staff, and friends of the College are invited to visit the Special Collections and Archives on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library to view a Centennial display on the College of Education. Curated by Archivist Jennifer Wiggins, the display follows a chronological organization. It includes an unsigned letter from the […]

Russell, Delk Honored by Holmes Scholars Program

March 11, 2015

The Holmes Scholars Program recently honored College of Education Associate Professor Jared Russell and Kinesiology doctoral candidate Desmond Delk with two of its top awards. The Holmes Scholars Program was designed to provide support and mentoring for talented men and women who are underrepresented in leadership positions in professional development schools and institutions of higher […]

Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student April Scott Wins Achievement Award

March 10, 2015

Ms. April Scott, a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology, has been awarded the Graduate Student Achievement Award for 2015 from Women’s Studies. Another student from this program, Emily Kerzin, was the 2014 winner. “We are extremely proud of April, and of having one of our students win this award for the second year in a […]

COE Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students ‘A Perfect Match’

A critically important aspect of entering the field of psychology is an internship. This year, all six of the College’s counseling psychology doctoral candidates matched into their preferred accredited internships. This is a remarkable feat. According to Dr. Annette Kluck, an associate professor in Counseling Psychology, the internship application is a very competitive process. “This […]

Big Dog Running Company Partners with Kinesiology to Provide Graduate Assistantship

March 6, 2015

The School of Kinesiology and Big Dog Running Company share the same mission – physical activity for everyone. Big Dog adheres to the “ALFA” principle: Active Lifestyle For All. This is why it made sense to have a synergistic relationship with the School of Kinesiology where a Big Dog Running employee studies the science of […]

Barnett Receives Fellowship in Counselor Education

March 2, 2015

Counselor Education doctoral student Juanita Barnett was recently awarded the NBCC Minority Fellowship award. This is a highly competitive fellowship which recognizes academic and leadership potential as well as potential to contribute in the student’s area of specialization. Barnett is in her second semester at Auburn. She moved to the area from Miami with her […]

Brock Named PAWP Coordinator

February 23, 2015

Dr. Sheri Brock, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology, has been named Coordinator of the Physical Activity and Wellness Program (PAWP) by the School’s director Dr. Mary Rudisill. PAWP encompasses all KINE and PHED courses for all undergraduates on campus. Most are not Kinesiology majors. As the Coordinator, Brock ensures each course has the […]

Hastie Visits Kenyan Orphanage, Studies Motor Skills

February 18, 2015

Barefoot boys in Kenya run around using a wire stick to guide hoops or wheels, while girls toss rocks or balls made of rolled up socks. This is play. No coaches or drills; no fancy equipment or video games. Just self-challenge and a sense of community. Dr. Peter Hastie, a Physical Education Teacher Education professor […]

Industry Funding Fuels Molecular and Applied Sciences Lab

Dr. Mike Roberts, Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology, was recently awarded a $150,000 grant by Muscle Pharm Corp. for three studies to test performance supplements. Another company, 4Life, Inc. has donated $200,000 over two years to support students in the Molecular and Applied Sciences Lab. The first Muscle Pharm study examined the effects […]

COE French Grad Wins Teaching Award

February 11, 2015

Sara Ahnell, a College of Education graduate in the Alternative M.Ed. in Foreign Language Education program in French, was recently named as the winner of the Annual Promising New Foreign Language Teacher award.  The award was presented by the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers. She was nominated by her major professor, Dr. Sue Barry. […]

COE Student Exchange Program with Costa Rica

Auburn University’s College of Education is engaged in an innovative student exchange program with Universidad Nacional (UNA) in Costa Rica. For two weeks in January, four Master’s level students working on English as a Second Language (ESL) degrees at UNA came to Auburn for a Professional Development/Internship experience in modern language education. These students have […]

TigerFit Spring Health and Fitness Program gets underway

February 5, 2015

The TigerFit health and physical fitness assessment, sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology, will begin its spring assessments on February 23, and will continue until the last week of April. That is just in time for you to check out your current fitness level and get started on your training program for the beach. The TigerFit assessment […]

Distinguished Professorships Awarded at Induction Ceremony

February 4, 2015

The College of Education recognized sterling contributions from five of its most outstanding professors at its Distinguished Professors Induction Ceremony and Reception on January 29, 2015. Held at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center, Dean Betty Lou Whitford bestowed medals on those named to the professorships. They included: Dr. Jamie Carney Professor of Counselor […]

Roberts and Kavazis Awarded Funding to Study Ketogenic Diet-Induced Weight Loss

Kinesiology professors Mike Roberts (Director of the Molecular and Applied Sciences Lab) and Andreas Kavazis (Director of the Muscle Biochemistry Lab) recently received an $87,000 research award from the University of Tampa in conjunction with Dr. Jacob Wilson. The project is titled “Effect of a Subchronic Ketogenic Diet on Skeletal Muscle Anabolic and Catabolic Signaling […]

Quindry’s Research Seeks to Improve Quality and Length of Life

February 2, 2015

John Quindry, an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology, refers to himself as “a cardiac guy.” More specifically, his primary line of research is in heart attack injury prevention. A simplified version of his findings is that exercising for a few days prior to a heart attack greatly reduces the extent of the damage […]

Russell and Delk Earn National Award

January 26, 2015

Jared Russell, Desmond Delk recognized with national awards by SHAPE America SHAPE America, the country’s largest organization of professionals involved in school-based health, physical education, and physical activity, has recognized two members of the School of Kinesiology in the College of Education with national awards. Associate Professor Jared Russell was named the 2015 recipient of […]

Kinesiology Student Selected for Leadership and Diversity Program

Kinesiology Student, Lauren Smith, Selected for Leadership and Diversity Program at Sports Medicine Conference Senior Exercise Science major Lauren Smith was selected to participate in the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM) Leadership and Diversity Training Program. The program is part of the organization’s annual conference held February 12-14 in Jacksonville, […]

USA Team Handball Olympic Qualifying Event

January 23, 2015

USA Team Handball Hosts Olympic Qualifying Event On Saturday, March 7, 2015, USA Team Handball is hosting an international, “last chance” Olympic Qualifying Event in Auburn, Alabama! The matches against Uruguay will take place at the Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum at Auburn University. The Women play at 5:30 pm, followed by the Men at 8:00 pm. […]

COE Professors Strutchens, Martin, Win Additional Funding for PLC Partnership

December 12, 2014

Professors Marilyn Strutchens and W. Gary Martin, both from the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum, and Teaching, recently received $185,429 for year 3 funding on their Professional Learning Communities Partnership, funded through the Alabama State Department of Education. This award brings their project total to approximately $600,000. Transforming East Alabama Mathematics (TEAM-Math) is partnering […]

Sefton’s Warrior Research Center Expanding at Fort Benning

December 8, 2014

With last year’s expansion of the Warrior Athletic Training Program (WAT) at Fort Benning, WAT has become involved in the overall health, wellness, and injury prevention strategy of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCOE).  The program recently received an additional $168,673 expansion to assist in the MCOE Command Generals overall injury prevention effort […]

Sefton Continues Success with DOD Work

Dr. JoEllen Sefton, Associate Professor and Director of the Warrior Research Center in the School of Kinesiology, received two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grants from the Department of Defense (DOD) totaling approximately $440,000 to conduct research with CFD Research Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama. Sefton’s Warrior Research Center will complete the two Phase […]

Schavion Graham ‘Discovered His Passion’ Through COE Professors, Mentors

December 3, 2014

Following his graduation from Auburn’s College of Business in 2012, Schavion Graham became involved in a campus program called FIND – Finding Inclusiveness through Networking and Diversity. The program was sponsored by the Black Student Union and the National Panhellenic Council. “In this program I was introduced to an opportunity through the College of Education […]

Women’s Exercise Study in the School of Kinesiology

November 24, 2014

Professors and graduate students in the School of Kinesiology are concluding a 12-week women’s exercise study in the new Kinesiology Building.  The study involves women, ages 40 – 64, who were recruited to participate in concurrent training three days a week for one hour per session. Concurrent training means they are combining high-intensity interval aerobic […]

What is the Performance and Health Optimization Center?

November 20, 2014

The School of Kinesiology’s Performance and Health Optimization Center at Auburn University is a compilation of research laboratories, outreach programs, and individualized assessments designed to help people achieve maximum outcomes in health, fitness, or sport performance. The Center is housed in the new Kinesiology building located at 301 Wire Road, and on the third floor […]

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November 18, 2014

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Transition Leadership Institute Presents Annual Report

The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute (ATLI), which is part of the College of Education, presented its FY 2014 annual report on November 14, 2014, at a luncheon in the new Wellness Kitchen on the Auburn University campus. In addition to the truly delicious food, those gathered in the Kitchen’s conference room enjoyed presentations on the […]

Students Visit School of Kinesiology, Learn About Graduate Programs

November 17, 2014

Students from the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and Tuskegee University in nearby Tuskegee, Alabama, visited the School of Kinesiology on November 13 to learn about graduate school opportunities. This annual event provides students at HBCUs an occasion to visit Auburn’s campus and meet faculty and staff to […]

Karl Stegall, COE Grad, Builds Foundation to Support Seminarians

When Auburn University was chartered in 1856 it was known as East Alabama Male College and was strongly affiliated with the Methodist Church. When the institution reopened some ten years later following the Civil War, its president was Dr. James Dowdell, a Methodist minister. Auburn’s United Methodist Church, just a block from campus on the […]

SERC Grad to Serve as Fall 2014 Graduation Marshal

November 14, 2014

Rachel Sanders Belcher has been selected as the College of Education’s Fall 2014 graduation marshal. In this capacity, Belcher will represent the College and carry the COE Banner in the opening ceremonies of the Fall graduation exercises. She was nominated by her advisor and Rehab Counseling professor Dr. Lee Ann Alderman, based on her outstanding […]

EFLT Grad Students Attend Conference, Receive Recognition

November 12, 2014

At the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education conference that was held in Charleston, S.C. on November 4-7, two Auburn students won recognition for outstanding work. The team of Xi Lin, Ph.D Adult Education, and Minerva Brauss, Ph.D Higher Education, received the 2nd place Outstanding Poster Award. In addition to Lin and Brauss, the College was represented at […]

COE Professor Wins Title VI Grant to Develop Korean Studies Program at Auburn

November 10, 2014

With the development of the Hyundai and Kia manufacturing plants along the I-85 corridor near Auburn, and approximately 100 first and second tier parts suppliers, this industry now employs 30,000 people. It is estimated that our area is home to approximately 10,000 Koreans. In an effort to bridge the cultural, communication, and knowledge gap between […]

University Trustees Visit College of Education

On Wednesday, November 8, Auburn University Trustees Robert Dumas and Michael DeMaioribus visited the College of Education to spend time with Dean Betty Lou Whitford and tour the Learning Resources Center and Kinesiology Building. The Trustees also learned about COE program and research initiatives. In particular, they heard brief presentations from faculty members on STEM […]

COE Mathematics Education Majors Win Scholarships

November 3, 2014

College of Education Mathematics Education majors Katherine Gordon and Amy Thorington have each been awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM)  for the 2014 – 2015 academic year. Both students will be interning spring semester. The scholarships were created by ACTM in order to promote the profession of mathematics teaching. […]

Rehabilitation Counseling Professors Win $1 Million Training Grant

The Rehabilitation Counseling program in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling has just been awarded a long-term training grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to increase the number of Vocational Rehabilitation counselors. These counselors will fill unmet needs in state, private, and not-for-profit rehabilitation systems. The grant will provide […]

Dr. Gretchen Oliver Discusses Sports Injuries on WSFA

October 31, 2014

WSFA-TV in Montgomery recently ran a feature on the impact of sports injuries on children. Much of the story was set in Auburn, and included a visit with Dr. Gretchen Oliver, an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology. Oliver is leading a new research project that looks at what throwing a baseball does to […]

Cardioprotection Research Lab Investigates Heart Disease

Dr. Quindry Has Heart Dr. John Quindry, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology in the College of Education, has secured two sources of funding for his research in the area of cardioprotection. Quindry and his Cardioprotection Research Laboratory collaborate with the University of Montana on oxidative stress studies, and with Iowa State University to […]

Steve Perry Lecture November 17

October 29, 2014

The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA), ​the Office of Outreach and the Multicultural Center are hosting the Juan Gilbert Lecturer Series featuring Dr. Steve Perry on Monday November 17 from 6-8pm in  Lowder Room 125A. Dr. Perry is a renowned educator, author, CNN-contributor and guest on Oprah’s Lifeclass Series. This event is open […]

Auburn DegreeWorks Helps Students Move Toward Graduation

Auburn University has launched Auburn DegreeWorks, a new degree-auditing and degree-tracking tool. Auburn DegreeWorks is an online program that compares a student’s academic achievement to his or her major requirements. Dr. Sara Wolf, an Associate Professor in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology spent the past summer helping the Graduate […]

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Professors Win Major Grant

October 27, 2014

Faculty members in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, part of the College of Education’s Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling, have been awarded nearly $1 million as part of a grant to expand the substance abuse and mental health workforce for children, adolescents and transitional-age youth (ages 16-25) who are at-risk for developing […]

Barnes Reflects on her ‘Wonderful Career’ at Auburn University

Charlotte Barnes, who has served for the past 14 years as the Executive Assistant to the Dean and Business Manager for the College of Education, will retire this fall after 35 years of service to Auburn University. “I was born in Auburn and grew up here,” Barnes said. “I am part of two very old […]

COE Grad Discusses Careers in Occupational Therapy

On October 23, Stewart Jackson returned to his alma mater to speak to College of Education Rehabilitation and Disability Studies undergrads about careers in Occupational Therapy.  Following his graduation from Auburn, Jackson went on to earn a master’s in Occupational Therapy with top honors at UAB. He is now employed as an OT at East […]

College of Education Recognized in Recent National Rankings

October 21, 2014

Auburn University’s College of Education has been recognized recently in a flurry of national rankings. U.S. News and World Report named Auburn as having the sixth best overall online graduate program in the country. “We’re delighted that U.S. News & World Report has recognized the excellence of our students, as well as our faculty’s commitment […]

COE Grad Elected as ASCA Director

October 16, 2014

Dr. LaWanda Edwards, a 2009 College of Education graduate, was elected to serve as a Director for the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) starting October 2014, Edwards earned a doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Auburn University.  She is currently an associate professor and serves as the Interim Associate Dean of the College of […]

Russell Receives Funding for NSF NanoBiology Project

October 15, 2014

Dr. Melody Russell, a faculty member in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in Auburn University’s College of Education, has recently been named as lead researcher and Co-Principal Investigator for the research component of a National Science Foundation grant entitled “The NanoBio Science Partnership for Alabama’s Black Belt Region.” The new award is for $91,023 over a 24-month […]

COE Hosts Social Justice Lecture and Event

On Friday, October 10, members of Auburn University’s College of Education community gathered in the student center for the 2014 Social Justice and Equity Lecture Series. The event, co-sponsored by the College of Education Diversity Committee and the Dean’s Office, was entitled Beyond Tolerance: Conversation on LGBT Advocacy. The event featured a presentation and a workshop […]

Center for Disability Research and Service wins Supported Employment Grant

The Center for Disability Research and Service (CDRS), part of the College of Education’s Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling, recently received a large grant as part of a team that will address and implement a wide range of services and supports related to supported employment in Alabama. The total grant award of $4 […]

Coach Bruce Pearl Inspires COE Development Leadership Team

October 8, 2014

On Friday, October 3, Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl stopped by to offer his support for the College of Education’s Development Leadership Team at its quarterly meeting. He was introduced by National Campaign Co-Chair and two-time College of Education graduate Wayne T. Smith. “One of the great things about my work as a coach […]

Research Advisory Board Tours School of Kinesiology Facility

October 1, 2014

The Auburn University Research Advisory Board visited the School of Kinesiology on September 25, 2014. Approximately 40 Board members from around the country traveled to Auburn to tour the new state-of-the-art, 60,000 square-foot building which houses three stories of laboratories and offices for research in health, movement, and science. The 42-member Research Advisory Board is […]

COE Faculty Member Trains Parole Officers, Corrections Officials in Motivational Interviewing

September 25, 2014

Dr. Melanie Iarussi, an Assistant Professor in the counselor education programs in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling, is working with Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles officers to train them in Motivational Interviewing. “Motivational interviewing (MI) is a humanistic approach to elicit intrinsic motivation for change,” Iarussi explained. “MI places an emphasis […]

Gladden Wins ACSM Citation Award

September 24, 2014

Dr. Bruce Gladden, Humana-Germany-Sherman distinguished professor of exercise physiology in the School of Kinesiology, has been named as the recipient of the 2015 American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award, to be given at a ceremony in San Diego on May 26, 2015. The award is in recognition of Gladden’s long and distinguished career as a […]

Sue Barry Wins Papalia Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Teacher Education

September 23, 2014

Dr. Sue Barry, an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in Auburn University’s College of Education, has been named the 2014 winner of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education. Barry will receive the award in San Antonio on November 21, where […]

Auburn University Home to Team USA Handball

September 22, 2014

When most Americans think of handball, they envision a couple of sweaty guys slapping a small rubber ball inside a concrete gymnasium cubicle. In the larger world, particularly continental Europe, Asia, North Africa, and Brazil, team handball is seen as a dynamic, wildly popular action sport that combines elements of soccer, basketball, and water polo. […]

EFLT Doctoral Students Receive Scholarships

September 15, 2014

Three graduate students in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology were awarded scholarships recently. Adult Education doctoral student Sola Aina-Popoola received the National Black Nurses Association scholarship. The $1,000 award was made by Dr. Deidre Walton, president of the National Black Nurses Association. Aina-Popoola is a faculty member at Tuskegee University, […]

Ross Receives Additional Funding for NSF Project in Teaching NanoBiology Principles

September 9, 2014

Dr. Betsy Ross, Alumni Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, recently received two new amendments for her work on a National Science Foundation grant entitled “The NanoBio Science Partnership for Alabama Black Belt Region.” “We have a sub-grant from Tuskegee to evaluate the effectiveness of the project,” Ross said. “I am […]

Auburn Professors Receive Collaborative National Science Foundation Grant

Dr. Melody Russell, Associate Professor in the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Teaching, and co-PIs Dr. Jared A. Russell (School of Kinesiology), Dr. Martha Escobar (Department of Psychology), Dr. Oladiran Fasina, (Biosystems Engineering), and Dr. Curtis Shannon (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) have recently been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation […]

Global Studies in Counseling and Research: South Korea Initiative

September 8, 2014

The 2014 summer graduate study abroad program was implemented in Korea from May 6-14. In conjunction with graduate students in Korea University, six masters and doctoral program students in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology participated in the jointly designed graduate-level course: COUN7970 Special Topics: Global Studies in Counseling and Research. The purpose of this program […]

COE Establishes Auburn Center for Evaluation

The College of Education has recently established the Auburn Center for Evaluation (ACE). Under the direction of Dr. Daniel Henry, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, the Center will bring together expertise in program evaluation, research design, data analysis, and dissemination of findings to support the implementation and evaluation […]

Barton Takes New Position in the College of Education

September 5, 2014

Dr. Jenny Barton, who has served as the Special Assistant to the Provost for Budget Management since late 2005, has accepted a new position in the College of Education. Effective October 1, Barton will become the Assistant Dean for Administration. “I have truly loved my time in the Provost’s Office and all of the opportunities […]

COE’s Center for Disability Research Offers Unique Summer Program

August 29, 2014

An Extended School Year (ESY) program for the public schools and a ‘real world’ practicum placement for undergraduate and graduate students The Auburn University summer program for students with disabilities represents an innovative collaboration between the College of Education’s Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling and public elementary schools including Auburn City, and Lee […]

COE Science Major Courtney Bessemer Wins Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

“Nobility of character and service to others sets them apart as examples to all.” Courtney Bessemer, a Secondary Science Education major in Auburn University’s College of Education, was recently awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. She was nominated by Dr. Christine G. Schnittka, who served as Bessemer’s professor and advisor in the 2014 academic year. […]

COE Adult Ed Professsor Cordie Part of Visiting Scholars Program

Dr. Leslie Cordie, assistant clinical professor of Adult Education in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, was invited to join the Visiting Scholars Program of the National Training Institute (NTI), located at the University of Michigan. The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry invited Cordie to […]

COE Alum, Leader Takes Center Stage

At the August 27 College of Education Scholarship Ceremony, longtime COE friend, alumnus and scholarship donor Dr. JoAnne Hamrick Coggins addressed the gathering on the importance of philanthropy. Such a talk could easily come across as dry and pedantic, but that was not the case here. Coggins orchestrated a series of student “interruptions” where they […]

Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student Provides Outreach, Counseling Services

August 22, 2014

Throughout the College of Education, there are several programs that involve graduate students working in various capacities with community and regional organizations. According to Annette Kluck, Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling, doctoral student Jasmine Tyson has recently taken on such a role through an assistantship at the Lee County […]

Kinesiology Wellness Research

August 14, 2014

Three separate grants in the School of Kinesiology— Wei Liu combines engineering, biomechanics in rehabilitation and wellness research Wei Liu, an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology in Auburn University’s College of Education, is the recent recipient of three separate grants. The grants are all related to the biomechanical aspects of total wellness, but concentrate […]

Lecturer Will Discuss “The Powerhouse of the Cell”: The Mitochondrion

August 13, 2014

On Monday, September 29, Dr. Wayne Willis will deliver a lecture entitled “Energetic Control of Mitochondrial Fuel Selection: Clues from avian vs mammalian comparisons”. Dr. Willis’ lecture will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in 112 Rouse Life Science Building. His visit is hosted by the College of Education’s School of Kinesiology with support […]

Ron Clark, Dr. Tommy Bice Address Crowd of 5,000 in Auburn Arena

August 12, 2014

On August 6, approximately 5,000 teachers, principals, superintendents and staff members from schools in Region 9 joined the East Alabama Regional In-Service Center (EARIC), part of Auburn University’s College of Education, for a presentation by “America’s Educator,” Ron Clark. The half-day event was held at the Auburn Arena and combined information, motivation, inspiration and fun! The […]

Center for Disability Research and Service Receives Grant Funding

August 1, 2014

For the fifth consecutive year, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Service has collaborated with the Center for Disability Research and Services at Auburn University (CDRS) to conduct the Vocational Rehabilitation Consumer Satisfaction Survey for the general population. Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) is responsible for commissioning this survey and for the continued funding of […]

Students Explore International Issues in Model UN Format

July 18, 2014

For a week in early July, the College of Education’s Secondary Social Science Education Program hosted 29 high school students from around the country in a social science outreach camp designed to get them thinking about complex international issues. Led by Jada Kohlmeier, Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, the camp followed […]

COE Professor Leads Agricultural Science Workshops Across the State

July 17, 2014

When people think of teachers they might see computers and iPads, pens and pencils, or building blocks and drawing pads. If that teacher is Dr. Gordon Patterson, Assistant Professor of Agri-science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, you’re more likely to see muzzle loaders, small engine exhaust, or sparks from a high-amp flux […]

Sydney Freeman, Recent Auburn Graduate, Named to Administrator’s Board

July 16, 2014

Sydney Freeman, Jr., director of Tuskegee’s Teaching and Learning Center, has been named to the American Association of University Administrators Board of Directors. Founded in 1970, the association works to develop and advance higher education professional standards. Freeman earned his M.Ed in Higher Education Administration at Auburn in 2008, and his Ph.D in 2011. In […]

Russell Co-edits New Book on Multicultural Science Education

July 15, 2014

Dr. Melody Russell, an Associate Professor of secondary science education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in Auburn University’s College of Education, is the co-editor of a new book published by Springer Press. Entitled Multicultural Science Education: Preparing Teachers for Equity and Social Justice, the book focuses on teacher preparation for the increasingly diverse science […]

Summer Enrichment Program Develops Teaching Skills, Provides Opportunities

July 10, 2014

An innovative and successful summer practicum for pre-service teachers is helping the Department of Curriculum and Teaching to achieve one of its primary goals: developing well-prepared graduates who are ready to lead and excel when they walk into the classroom. The flourishing practicum is in its 26th consecutive year on the campus of Auburn University. This […]

Distance Education Builds Virtual Community, Develops Diversity

July 9, 2014

If you stuck your head into a first floor Haley Center classroom late on a hot Tuesday afternoon, you’d find Dr. Nancy Barry at a seminar table with several students, all GTAs in the Auburn Band program, engaged in a lively discussion of contemporary issues in evaluation of musical experiences. If you looked a little […]

Vatella Wins Prestigious James Madison Fellowship

July 3, 2014

Erica Marie Vatella has been awarded a James Madison Memorial Foundation Fellowship to study American history. Named for James Madison, the nation’s fourth president, the Fellowship will fund up to $24,000 towards Vatella’s Master’s degree. “I grew up in Birmingham and our family always gravitated towards Auburn, even though my dad is a big Michigan […]

Curriculum and Teaching students in COE Will Take ESL Literacy Class

July 2, 2014

Dr. Jamie Harrison is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education’s Curriculum and Teaching Department who specializes in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), also called English as a Second Language (ESL). Historically, this discipline has been perceived in academic circles as somewhat exotic, but as the population in our country becomes increasingly diverse, some […]

Loachapoka School Children Unwind with Yoga, Learn Motor Skills

June 30, 2014

Every summer for the past five years, approximately 70 students from Loachapoka Elementary — a small school in a rural town west of Auburn – have come to campus for a fun-filled movement-based summer camp. The children enjoy active fun and games, swimming, and now … yoga! “This is our fifth consecutive year of having […]

COE Programs in Line with U.S. News and World Report ‘Hot Careers’

June 29, 2014

A recent article from U.S. News and World Report cites two “hot education careers” for students who want to “think outside the box.” Auburn University’s College of Education happens to offer top-flight undergraduate and graduate programs in both of these areas. The main emphasis of the article is on transition services for young adults. In the world of special […]

Author, Educator Ron Clark to Speak at Auburn University

June 24, 2014

The East Alabama Regional Inservice Center (EARIC), part of Auburn University’s College of Education, is hosting a presentation by Ron Clark, widely known for his innovative and successful work with disadvantaged students in Harlem and rural North Carolina. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at the Auburn Arena. Often called “America’s Educator,” […]

Mathematics Workshop at Ogletree Elementary

June 23, 2014

In addition to putting on a TEAM-Math/AMSTI-AU summer mathematics workshop at the Opelika AMSTI facility, professors from the College of Education recently conducted a workshop for elementary mathematics teachers from the surrounding region at Ogletree Elementary School in Auburn. The project was led by principal investigator Margaret Flores, Associate Professor in the Department of Special […]

Auburn’s Transition Leadership Academy Emphasizes Goals, Collaboration

June 22, 2014

The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute, part of the Auburn University College of Education, held a Transition Leadership Academy June 8 – June 10. The Academy offers assistance and guidance to transition practitioners and administrators as they set goals and develop plans to improve outcomes for students with disabilities in their secondary schools. “Transition” is a […]

TEAM-Math and AMSTI Sponsor Summer Mathematics Academy

June 21, 2014

In early June, math teachers from several East Alabama school districts gathered at the AMSTI-AU site in Opelika for a Professional Mathematics Learning Communities project. Dr. Marilyn Strutchens, McFraley Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in Auburn’s College of Education, and Elizabeth Hickman, the AMSTI-AU director, were co-directors of the project and served […]

Summer Bridge Program Welcomes Prospective Graduate Students

June 20, 2014

Auburn University’s College of Education recently welcomed seven prospective graduate students to campus as part of an innovative recruitment program developed by Dr. Jared Russell, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Director of Student Development for the College. The students are all seniors or recent graduates, and are primarily from Historically Black Colleges […]

Center for Disability Research and Service

June 19, 2014

The Center for Disability Research and Service (CDRS) has been a part of Auburn University’s campus since 2010 developing a research agenda and establishing a reputation for quality outreach that impacts the lives of people with the most significant disabilities.  The CDRS is affiliated with the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling (SERC) within […]

Summer Reading program Provides Boost to Area Children

June 18, 2014

During June and July, when many children are taking a break from school, Auburn undergraduates in the College of Education are providing one-on-one reading tutoring for dozens of area first and second graders. Sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in the College of Education, the Summer Reading Program is directed by Associate Professor Bruce […]

Auburn’s Transition Leadership Academy

June 11, 2014

The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute, part of the Auburn University College of Education, held a Transition Leadership Academy June 8 – June 10. The Academy offers assistance and guidance to transition practitioners and administrators as they set goals and develop plans to improve outcomes for students with disabilities in their secondary schools. “Transition” is a […]

Enrollment for Summer Enrichment Program Now Open

March 5, 2014

The Auburn University Summer Enrichment Program is offered by the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. This program was developed to give students ages 3.5–8 years old a developmentally enriching experiences during the summer. Click here to find out more about the Summer Enrichment Program and how to enroll your child.

Auburn Music Education’s Focus on Outreach

March 4, 2014

Auburn University’s music education faculty members are committed to increasing and improving music education at local, state, and national levels. Their focus on outreach stems from strong beliefs that all children deserve quality music education from teachers certified to teach music, that all teachers deserve to have the best and most current teaching knowledge and […]