News Topic: Alumni

Learning through Leadership: How a COE Graduate and Role Model is Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs to Succeed
Feb. 13, 2024
Executive Ed.D. alumna Kristin Spindler is using her career expertise to encourage and support women in business.

Anne and Preston Massey Establish Endowment to Support Future Texas Teachers
Jun. 06, 2023
The Massey family is taking action to support aspiring teachers in Texas. With a generous endowment, they will make a difference in the lives of students who are pursuing their teaching certification and preparing to enter the classroom.

Ph.D. Alumnus Langston Clark Receives Prestigious Piper Professor Award
May. 04, 2023
Texas Education congratulates alumnus Langston Clark for receiving a 2023 Piper Professor Award for his superior teaching at the college level.

From Teacher to Tech to Author: Alumna Katy Jao’s Unique Journey and Contributions to Bilingual Education
Apr. 14, 2023
Katy Jao, College of Education class of 2018 alumna, recently published her first Spanish language children’s book "El maíz nos une".

Celebrating Teachers Who Make an Impact in Central Texas Classrooms
Feb. 20, 2023
For over 100 years, the College of Education has been preparing educators to respond to the most challenging issues in education and to inspire and lead in their schools and communities. Our students are following their hearts and callings and entering classrooms across the state prepared to change lives…

Educational Psychology Alumnus Receives 2022 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award
Aug. 09, 2022
Dr. Colin Muething Colin Muething, Ph.D., ’16, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and a psychologist in the Severe Behavior Program at Marcus Autism Center, where he serves as Program Manager of the Intensive Outpatient Program, one of three programs of…

Alumna Appointed Vice President at Middlebury College
Jun. 23, 2021
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy alumna Smita Ruzicka, Ph.D. ’11, has been named vice president for student affairs at Middlebury College in Vermont. Ruzicka’s past experience includes serving as dean of student life for the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus. She will assume her new role on August 2, 2021. …

Alumnus Joins Arizona State University as Asso. Dean of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement
Feb. 12, 2021
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy alumnus Cristóbal Rodríguez, Ph.D. ‘09, joins Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University as the associate dean of equity, inclusion, and community engagement. He previously served as the director of graduate studies of Howard University’s School of Education.

Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders Alumnae Awarded
Dec. 18, 2020
Recent Department of Special Education graduates Elizabeth Stevens, Ph.D. ‘18, and Christy Austin, Ph.D. ‘20, have been recognized for excellence in research.  Stevens has won the Early Career Research Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading while Austin has received a research…

Elizabeth Minne, Virtual Vida for Austin ISD Students
Apr. 27, 2020
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology Co-author of Principle-Guided Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: The FIRST Program for Behavioral and Emotional Problems