Departmental News

  • Graduate School Catalog Now Available Online
    The Office of the Graduate School is very excited to announce the launching of an Online Graduate Catalog at You will find that they've made many improvements to the catalog (e.g., improved navigation of policies, degree requirements, admissions information, etc.). As we embark upon the fall semester, take a moment to review this new resource and its offerings.
  • Dr. Molina and Dr. Heiselt Recieve Small Research Grant from NASPA Region III
    Congratulations to Dr. Molina and Dr. Heiselt who have been awarded a small research grant of $750 from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrator's Region III to study the impact of service-learning experiences on graduate students' professional competencies in equity, inclusion, and diversity.
  • School Psychology Program's APA Accreditation Extended
    Congratulations to the faculty, staff, and students in the School Psychology program! After a successful site visit and related assessments, the University has received notification that the School Psychology's APA accreditation was fully approved to be extended for the maximum time of 7 years.
  • Dr. Wei Joins Educational Psychology Faculty. Welcome!
    Welcome to Dr. Tianlan (Elaine) Wei, new faculty member in Educational Psychology. Dr. Wei earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Texas Tech University. She will be teaching graduate level statistics courses. Her research utilizes quantitative methodologies, such as item response theory and structural equation modeling to evaluate assessments and address issues of equity in education.
  • Welcome to Dr. Leach, New Faculty Member in Educational Psychology!
    Holding a dual appointment with Educational Leadership and Foundations, Dr. Nicole Leach will join the Educational Psychology faculty this fall. Dr. Leach earned her Educational Psychology from The Ohio State University. Her research employs mixed-method approaches for studying adolescent development, motivation, and school culture. She will be teaching graduate qualitative methodology course and undergraduate course on adolescence.

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