Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology wrote an op ed in The New York Times on college student food insecurity. Goldrick-Rab reflects on the current challenges that affect college student success and learning. She asserts that "hunger and homelessness routinely undermine students' very ability to learn."
In recognition of university-based scholars in the United States who are doing the most to shape educational practice and policy, Rick Hess of EducationWeek released the 2018 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. In this year's ranking, Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology was ranked seventh, three spots up from her 2017 ranking.
On December 6th, Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology and several students attended the first legislative briefing on college and student hunger on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology was selected as recipient of the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education. Goldrick-Rab will donate the award’s entire $100,000 prize to the FAST Fund, which helps college students across the country who are in desperate financial need. Prof. Goldrick-Rab will match donations that others make to the Fund at a rate of three-to-one, starting today. She will continue to match donations until her entire $100,000 prize has been spent down.
Eight new tenured and tenure-track faculty members have joined the College of Education this year. The range of factors that attracted the newest faculty members to Temple are as varied as their fields of expertise. For the College of Education’s Renée M. Tobin, a national leader in the study of personality and social development in the context of school counseling, Temple’s mission and urban location were critical factors.
Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab was ranked the #1 higher education social media influencer (in terms of total social media followers) and #2 (in terms of Klout Score) for 2017 by Third Way, a Washington D.C.-based public policy think tank.
Dean Gregory Anderson has announced the appointment of 10 new faculty members who joined the College of Education on July 1, 2017.
Drs. Doug Lombardi and Janelle Bailey have been awarded a four-year $2.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.