31 Aug 2020    

EDAD alum's school district receives Green Ribbon School Award

EDAD alum Dr. Travis Miller’s school district was named a 2020 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardee. 

Bayard Public Schools was one of 11 districts across the country honored for its efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.

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13 Aug 2020    

Dr. LaCost retires after 30 years

Dr. Barbara LaCost has a long and vibrant history in the education field. After serving 30 years with the Department of Educational Administration at UNL she is retiring. 

At UNL, she was an assistant professor for six years before transitioning to an associate professor and was a dissertation advisor to many doctoral students in the department.

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14 Jul 2020    

EDAD 2020 Fellowship Recipients

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13 Jul 2020    

Dr. Torraco retires after 26 years at UNL

After 26 years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Richard Torraco is retiring. 

While working in the Department of Educational Administration, Dr. Torraco was an Associate Professor, a researcher, and an instructor. 

But he was also more than that. He was an advisor and a confidant to countless graduate students and a respected member of the EDAD team.  

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22 Jun 2020    

EDAD faculty receive National Science Foundation research grant

Educational Administration professors, Drs. Elvira Abrica and Deryl Hatch-Tocaimaza, have recently been awarded a grant to work on a 5-year project called "SomosSTEM! An Early Community-Based Research Pathway for Improving Undergraduate Life Sciences Success at a Rural Hispanic Serving Institution."

The project is funded through the National Science Foundation, and in partnership with STEM faculty at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU), a rural Hispanic Serving Institution.

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Elizabeth Niehaus

20 May 2020    

Niehaus named University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement Fellow

Elizabeth Niehaus, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education and Human Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the University of California’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement.

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20 Apr 2020    

EDAD's Impact Award given to Dr. Amy Morrison

Dr. Amy Morrison has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the University of Nebraska Lincoln Department of Educational Administration’s Impact Award.

The Impact Award is presented annually to recognize the impact a distinguished Department of Educational Administration alum has had in their field, discipline, community, or organization. 

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17 Apr 2020    

Moi Padilla receives Inspiration Award

Each year, the Department of Educational Administration names a current student as the recipient of our Inspiration Award. This year, the department has named Moises “Moi” Padilla as the Inspiration Award recipient.  

The Inspiration Award is given to a student in an Educational Administration program to recognize them for their inspiring academic contributions, intellectual curiosity, and scholarly achievements that inspire students, staff, and faculty.

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15 Apr 2020    

Dr. Scott Sturgeon as EDAD's newest faculty member

The Department of Educational Administration is excited to announce that Dr. Scott Sturgeon will be joining the department as an associate professor of practice in P-12 school leadership next fall. 

“I am quite excited about the team I will be working with, the vast and varied opportunities to support future and current educational leaders across Nebraska, and to continue to learn and grow in my own understanding about supporting student success,” Sturgeon said.     

Born and raised in Omaha, Sturgeon is a true Nebraska native. 

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10 Apr 2020    

Taeyeon Kim joins the Department

As the year draws to an end, the Department of Educational Administration is looking ahead. Next year, Taeyeon Kim will join our department as an assistant professor of P-12 school leadership. 

“I am extremely happy to accept this position,” Kim said. “Building on my previous experience, I believe this position would give me a great opportunity to grow as a researcher, educator, and mentor.” 

Before she comes to join us in Nebraska, Kim will finish her Ph.D. in K-12 Educational Administration at Michigan State University in May. 

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