College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Psychology


In memoriam: Sunny Hansen

Sunny Hansen, professor emeritus in the Department of Educational Psychology’s counseling and student personnel psychology program (CSPP, now counselor education), died December 21, 2020. Professor Emeritus John Romano (her colleague from CSPP) provided the following tribute: “Sunny Hansen, a long-time leader in counseling and career development passed away on Dec 21, 2020, after a long period […]

In memoriam: S. Jay Samuels

The College of Education and Human Development and Department of Educational Psychology were deeply saddened to learn that our distinguished colleague S. Jay Samuels, passed away on December 12, 2020. Professor Samuels was highly regarded for his major theoretical and empirical contributions to the field of reading, including his seminal article “Toward a theory of […]

Lembke, Ed Psych alum, receives Byler Award

Erica Lembke—alumni of the Department of Educational Psychology’s special education PhD program and now professor and interim dean of the College of Education at the University of Missouri—has been honored with the 2020-2021 Byler Award. The William H. Byler Distinguished Professor award was established in 1978 by Dr. William H. Byler, senior vice president for research, U.S. […]

Hansen-Burke Named Model School Psych Supervisor by NASP

Annie Hansen-Burke, PhD, senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology’s school psychology program, has been selected as a Model School Psychology Internship Supervisor by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). NASP recognizes Model School Psychology Internship Supervisors as field-based internship supervisors who consistently demonstrate its Best Practice Guidelines for School Psychology Intern Field Supervision […]

Tri-Psych awards 2020 Graduate Student Diversity Fund grants

The Tri-Psychology Programs – Educational Psychology, Psychology, and the Institute of Child Development (ICD) – at the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Tri-Psych Graduate Student Diversity Fund grants. The goal of the awards is to build community and facilitate cross-departmental collaborations among Tri-Psych graduate students of color and/or […]

Special ed alumni, Maria Hugh, wins DEC J. David Sexton Doctoral Student Award

Special education alumni Maria Hugh was recently awarded the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) J. David Sexton Doctoral Student Award. Hugh was nominated by associate professor LeAnne Johnson for her community involvement, research skills and academic achievements. According to the DEC website, the J. David Sexton Doctoral Student Award is given to a DEC member and doctoral-level […]

School psych faculty, students publish front page Communiqué article on advancing equity during COVID-19

Faculty and students from the Department of Educational Psychology’s school psychology program—including Birkmaier Education Leadership Professor and Program Coordinator Amanda Sullivan; Associate Professor Faith Miller; Senior Lecturer Annie Hansen-Burke, PhD students Nicole McEverett, Alexandra Muldrew, and Mollie Weeks—published an article that was featured on the front page of Communiqué on advancing equity during COVID-19. Communiqué […]

DeLiema, colleagues awarded grant to explore parent-child discussions during outdoor play

The COVID-19 pandemic has led young children and their parents to spend more time together engaged in unstructured play, including in outdoor settings. “Decades of research documents the value of these experiences along a number of dimensions, and yet much less research focuses on the texture of parent-child conversations in these settings, in particular moment-by-moment, […]

R.T. Rybak interviews Michael Rodriguez on educational equity in the age of COVID-19

Michael Rodriguez—associate dean, incoming interim dean, and Campbell Leadership Chair in the College of Education and Human Development and professor in the Department of Educational Psychology—talks with former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Patrice Relerford. Rybak is now president and CEO and Releford is director of impact strategy—both at the Minneapolis Foundation. Rodriguez serves on […]

Butterfuss awarded Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young Scientist Award

Reese Butterfuss, a PhD graduate student in the psychological foundations of education program in the Department of Educational Psychology, has been awarded the Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young Scientist Award (JAOYSA) for his dissertation on “Revising Misconceptions with Multiple Documents.” According to the Society of Text and Discourse webpage, The JAOYSA honors the memory of Jason Albrecht, a […]