UAlbany's School of Education

School of Education

UAlbany's School of Education brings multidisciplinary expertise to bear on education theory, policy, and practice, and offers nationally ranked programs to prepare leading scholars and professionals for classrooms, schools, and communities. Its research and scholarship aims to enhance learning and human development, in and out of classrooms.

National Rankings

Academic Analytics' 2007 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index ranked the School of Education:

U.S. News and World Report:

    • No. 56 for graduate schools of education

Major Highlights

Dean Susan Phillips was appointed the University's interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Robert Bangert-Drowns was named acting dean of the School of Education, and Virginia Goatley was named vice dean

The National Association of School Psychologists awarded full program approval for a five-year term to the certificate of advanced study program in school psychology.

Hal Lawson was appointed to the National Advisory Committee of the "Positioning Public Child Initiative."

Jeff McLellan, Capital Area School Development Association, was elected president of the National School Development Council.

Donna Scanlon and Frank Vellutino have been named to the National Advisory Committee for Reading First by U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings.

Awards and Recognition

Arthur Applebee was appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

David Yun Dai was selected as a Fulbright Scholar Grantee to China.

Istvan Kecskes was awarded an honorary degree and professorship from Zhejiang University, China.

Hamp Lankford received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the SUNY Research Foundation.

Alan Wagner received the National School Development Council Cooperative Leadership Award.

Jianwei Zhang received the 2007 Outstanding Journal Article of the Year Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.


Judith A. Langer and Arthur N. Applebee: $497,775 to continue the National Study of Writing Instruction, a jointly funded project of the College Board and the National Writing Project.

Dianna Newman: $1.2 million of new funded awards in the School of Education Evaluation Consortium.

Pamela Théroux: $120,000, part of a $5 million National Science Foundation grant to RPI under the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program.