2018-19 Annual Report


From left to right are the following Portland State University (PSU) staff and faculty members at the PSU Diversity Awards in May 2019: College of Education (COE) Dean Marvin Lynn, Acting President of PSU Stephen Percy, COE Prof. Javier Casado Pérez, PSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and PSU Interim Vice President Michael Alexander.

Every year, the communications team at the College of Education at Portland State University curates a collection of headlines for our readers. We strive to compile most of our stories and to sort them under easy-to-find categories.

Here is our latest list of stories from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019:

Top Stories for 2018-19

·       COE Strategic Plan Released This Week Focuses on ‘Just and Equitable World’

·       PSU Graduate School of Education to Become PSU College of Education

·       New Hires in GSE 2018–19

·       Helen Gordon Child Development Center Director Selected


·       Roundtree Wins David Capuzzi Award

·       Master’s Students Investigate Early Childhood Schools in Peru

·       Two GSE Students Honored by PSU for Diversity Accomplishments

·       GSE Early Childhood Graduate Honored in California


·       COE Alum Named Vice Chancellor at WSU Vancouver

·       PSU Alumna Janet Do Receives Milken Award

·       GSE Alumna Receives National Award for Research in Kenya

Faculty and Staff

·       The COE’s Javier Casado Pérez Honored Thursday at Diversity Awards Event

·       COE Faculty Enjoy Positive Public School Environment at Rowe Middle School

·       COE Staff Celebrates Retirements, Big Farewell to Chair

·       College of Education Dean Joins Holocaust Mission in Poland

·       New Director for Student Services, Marketing, and Communication Named

·       Assistant Professor Molly Siuty Accepts Early Career Award

·       Assistant Professor Deanna Cor Receives State Award

·       Voices of Children Documentary Released Worldwide

·       GSE Faculty Member Olivia Murray Honored

·       GSE’s Amy Parker Receives Transportation Honors

·       Alumnus Victor Vergara Selected for National Leadership Academy

·       Promotion and Tenure 2018


·       Cultural Navigator Grant Focuses on Portland’s East African community

·       OCCD Receives $340K to Recruit and Train Diverse Early Childhood Trainers

Books Published or Celebrated

·       Applying Equity-Focused Improvement Science to Educational Institutions

·       Faculty Member Cary Sneider’s YA Book Featured

·       Dannelle Stevens’s New Book Outlines Sustainable Writing Practices

COE Program News

·       Authors Gather at PSU for Oregon Writing Festival This Past Weekend

·       COE Hosts Innovative Professor

·       PSU Hosts Groundbreaking for New Fourth and Montgomery Building

·       Mobility Matters Summit Features Transportation Innovation

·       Deconstructing Thanksgiving: A look into Native American Identity

·       First Farm to Fork Dinner a Success

·       TriMet Hosts Orientation and Mobility Students in Summer Intensive


·       PSU Study: Middle School Students Can Regain Interest in Sciences Through Participation in Learning Gardens

·       Celebrate PSU Research Week with Free Event Featuring a Renowned Chemist

Awards and Honors for the COE

·       Teacher Education Advocacy Group Recognizes College of Education

·       COE Joins Prestigious Association with Puissant Research Possibilities

·       College of Education Online Program Ratings Increase

·       US News & World Report Ranks GSE Online Early Childhood Master’s in Top 21

Pat Burk’s Corner

·       Pat Burk’s Corner: Reflecting on Brown v. Board of Education: 65 Years and Counting (Part I)

·       Pat Burk’s Corner: Reflecting on Brown v. Board of Education: 65 Years and Counting (Part II)

·       Pat Burk’s Corner: Reflecting on Brown v. Board of Education: 65 Years and Counting (Part III)

·       Pat Burk’s Corner: The Supreme Court