Faculty and Staff

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Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff in the News 

Academic excellence at the College of Education begins with our internationally renowned faculty. As award-winning scholars, professionals, and innovators in research, outreach, education, and more, they are just as likely to publish in The New York Times as the The Oregonian. In the classroom, they are passionate teachers who inform and inspire. Out in the field, they are dedicated mentors who help students build real-world skills and strong professional networks.

Research Driving Change

We are the highest-ranked academic unit at the University of Oregon, due largely to a decades-long record of national and international research and development in special education, counseling psychology, educational leadership, and school psychology. Our research culture is unique and highly influential because our faculty have a long tradition of translating research into effective models, methods, and measures that improve lives. Our innovations have an enduring impact in Oregon and across the nation.

Our Education Products

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Faculty Books

Books from our faculty reflect the extent of expertise and interest within their departments and programs. As a college in a research university, our faculty’s variety of interests connect research to teaching and teaching to learning.


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Faculty and Staff Support Students to Graduation and Beyond

Our students are smart, creative, and increasingly diverse. Our faculty and staff support and celebrate their successes. With over 26,321 College of Education alumni to date, we work hard to provide inspiring educational opportunities in the classroom and beyond.

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Meet Krista Parent, PhD 
Co-Director of the Educational Leadership Licensure Program

Krista Parent, DEd, Deputy Executive Director for the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) and Co-Director of the UO Educational Leadership licensure program, earned her Doctorate of Education from the University of Oregon in 2004, as well as a master’s degree in 1992, and bachelor’s degree in 1984. While earning her bachelor’s degree, Krista was a four-year starter on the UO softball team.

Krista is a long-time educator, first as a teacher, and later in her career, a school and district level K-12 administrator. She served in one Oregon school district for 33 years, the last 18 years as the Superintendent. Krista was named the 2007 National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and a Distinguished National Superintendent of the Year in 2014 by the National Association of School Superintendents (NASS). Krista’s work has focused on “teaching and learning” at the core, developing deep, embedded systems so all students are supported and successful in their learning.

Krista offers advice to future educators and administrators through Coffee N Conversation, Episode 2, with Dean Laura Lee McIntyre. Krista discusses her history as a student athlete at the University of Oregon, her illustrious career as an educator, and her role as Deputy Executive Director for the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA). 

Coffee N Conversation, Ep. 2

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Products with a Purpose

The College of Education HEDCO Building is the anchor innovation hub among the six buildings that house the majority of our classrooms, research and outreach units, clinics, and faculty labs. Driving change by developing highly scalable products and services has always been part of the distinctive culture of our college. In fact, the research and development work of our faculty has created an “EduTech” industry in Eugene and Lane County. Our research and development has always been inspired by our desire to effect evidence-based change that redresses disparities in education and health – “products with purpose.” This work is now focused on addressing racism and bias. 

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Career Trek engages students in highly interactive, developmentally-appropriate, and gamified career exploration

Designed specifically for elementary school, CareerTrek scaffolds vocabulary and activities to introduce and reinforce key, evidence-based career development concepts.

CareerTrek is developed by IntoCareers, an outreach unit at the College of Education.


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KinderTEK® iPad math, KinderTEK Pro Connected, KinderTEKOffline

KinderTEK™ was developed by the Center on Teaching and Learning in collaboration with Concentric Sky, Inc with funding from the Department of Education. Used by approximately 5,000 elementary students and over 200 teachers in almost 100 schools in 50 districts. In 2020, KinderTEK Pro Connected and iPads were made freely available to 180 Head Start families to foster math learning and communication.


MOCCA: Multiple-choice Online Cloze Comprehension Assessment

The Multiple-choice Online Cloze Comprehension Assessment (MOCCA) is a paper-and-pencil assessment to diagnose specific types of poor comprehension in third through fifth grade students. MOCCA development is being led by four universities — the UO, University of Minnesota, Georgia State University and Chico State University — all will be working with Emberex to improve access to and use of the assessment tool.

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ORSN Micro-PD's: Oregon Research Schools Network partners with educators and school districts to improve school climate and preK-12 academic outcomes in Oregon

ORSN has grown exponentially over the last three years. Its reach continues to grow yearly in rural and urban districts across the state. Currently, they are working with three Educational Service Districts (ESDs) serving 9 counties and 46 school districts, that educate 74,559 Oregon students.