Our Faculty and Staff

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Our 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

754
full-time and part-time faculty and staff 2021
$52.5M
In faculty sponsored research and project grants 2020
14
faculty led research and outreach units
University of Oregon College of Education CFT student
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.

1,390
COE Majors, 2020-2021
861
Undergraduates, 2020-2021
529
Graduates, 2020-2021
 
Meet Nicole Giuliani, PhD, Evergreen Assistant Professor of School Psychology, SPECS, and Prevention Science Graduate Program

Nicole Giuliani, PhD, is an academic expert in health behaviors, emotion, self-regulation, and family dynamics in relationship to the decisions people make about the foods they eat. She uses multiple methods, including neuroimaging, to explore for the basic brain processes and mechanisms that are tied to emotion and self-regulation. She is a member of the Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative. Prior to joining the UO faculty, Giuliani was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology.

Nicole is Evergreen Assistant Professor of School Psychology in the Special Education and Clinical Sciences Department. She is also faculty in the Prevention Science Graduate Program. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Oregon, Dr. Giuliani earned her Ph.D. at Stanford University, after which she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Psychology Department at UO. 

Dr. Giuliani’s training is in affective science, the study of emotions, moods, and stress. In her work, she focuses on how people regulate their own affect (known as self-regulation), how self-regulation is associated with health behaviors (e.g., eating unhealthy food), and how that process is learned from parents in early childhood. She and her graduate students use many different methods to study these and other related topics, including laboratory tasks, surveys, coding of observed behaviors, salivary hormones, and brain imaging.                    
*University of Oregon, Oregon Experts

Nicole Giuliani in Around the O

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. 

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.

 

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

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.

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.