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Cheryl Baltes

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Attallah Dean Nationally Recognized as Scholar and Influencer in Educational Practice and Policy

January 31, 2020 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

Margaret Grogan, Ph.D., dean of the Attallah College of Educational Studies, has been recognized as one of the top 200 influencers in education on the RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings for the ninth consecutive year. The rankings identify university-based education scholars who are helping to shape educational practice and policy. To generate the rankings, the

Attallah Awarded International Accreditation for School Psychology Program

January 8, 2020 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

The Attallah College of the Educational Studies’ School Psychology graduate program at Chapman University was recently awarded full accreditation for another five years by the International Association of School Psychologists (ISPA). Chapman University is one of only five school psychology programs in the United States accredited by ISPA. Although 16 school psychology training programs are

Lessons at Chapman Lead to Action in Africa A nonprofit founded by Sarah Nininger ’13 provides vital services to a Ugandan community

January 3, 2020 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

When Action in Africa opened a new community center in Nakuwadde, Uganda, in January 2015, it was an important milestone for the nonprofit and its young executive director, Sarah Nininger ’13. Still, the center’s success was not at all certain. The floors were still caked with mud from construction, and there were no doors or

Thompson Policy Institute Receives Gates Foundation Grant to Support Teacher Residency Programs

December 2, 2019 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

The Attallah College of Educational Studies’ Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) was awarded a nearly $420,000 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant to support the state’s rollout of teacher residency programs. In partnership with state and national education partners, TPI is providing ongoing virtual and face-to-face technical assistance and resources to local education agencies

Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) Brings on New Research Director

November 7, 2019 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

As part of its ongoing efforts to foster inclusive education for all students, in California and beyond, the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has appointed a new research director: Dr. Meghan Cosier. In order to fulfill its mission, the TPI creates initiatives in the form of research projects and real-world practice to inform quality

Announcing the 2019–2020 Attallah Undergraduate Leadership Council

October 11, 2019 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

The Attallah College of Educational Studies is pleased to announce the 2019–2020 Attallah Undergraduate Leadership Council!  We thank all the applicants for their time and interest in the council. Students who have been selected to be members of the council will serve as leaders and ambassadors for Attallah College. The purpose of the student-led Attallah

Champion of Change High school counselor Beau Menchaca (M.A. ’02) leads a transformation of culture, multiplying the number of students who attend college.

September 26, 2019 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

By his own account, Beau Menchaca (M.A. ’02) grew up a bit of a gypsy, bouncing back and forth between Texas and Mexico. By middle school, his family settled in Mexico, where he completed high school and college. Like so many before him, Menchaca struggled to find his path during his formative years. “In Mexico,

Attallah Convenes New Superintendents and Presidents Advisory Council

September 19, 2019 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen its programs and serve its partners more effectively, the Attallah College of Educational Studies held its inaugural Superintendents and Presidents Advisory Council (SPAC) meeting this month. Attallah College Dean Margaret Grogan, Ph.D., explained that this first SPAC meeting was the result of nearly four years of relationship

Chapman and Shanghai Normal University Partnership Successfully Concludes First Year Second Year Ph.D. in Education Students Return to Shanghai to Complete Program

August 29, 2019 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

Twelve short months ago, 13 students from Shanghai Normal University (SNU) first stepped onto Chapman University’s Orange campus. Once here, the SNU students joined the Attallah College of Educational Studies 2018 Ph.D. in Education incoming cohort, taking courses side-by-side their fellow US-based students. “This has been such a wonderful experience,” said Dr. Dawn Hunter, Director

From the Classroom to the State Department New Attallah Faculty Bring Experience Working in Schools, Communities, and Government

August 28, 2019 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

The Attallah College of Educational Studies is pleased to welcome three new faculty this fall: Dr. Jennifer Kong, Assistant Professor of Special Education; Dr. Kevin Stockbridge, Clinical Assistant Professor of Teacher Education; and Dr. Ahmed Younis, Assistant Professor of Integrated Educational Studies. Each brings a breadth of experience in their respective fields that augments Attallah’s

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