2023 News


Dreeben Announces New Director of Graduate Studies

08/18/2023 Sourced from UIW News

UIW’s Dreeben School of Education (DSE) has announced Dr. Ashley S. Love as its next Director of Graduate Studies. Dr. Love is a multi-disciplinary professional with a deep commitment to interdisciplinary learning and a passion for empowering diverse communities. With a teaching journey that spans over two decades in higher education, she is an award-winning professor who holds multiple degrees from Columbia University and a Doctor of Health Sciences degree from Nova Southeastern University, where she pursued a dual concentration in telehealth and education for healthcare professionals. Dr. Love's educational background reflects her unwavering pursuit of excellence, her belief in the transformative power of education and her strong spirit of service.

Dreeben Assistant Professor Named Freedom Scholar Award Recipient

08/04/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Dr. Lisa R. Brown, assistant professor in the Dreeben School of Education (DSE), was named a Freedom Scholar Award recipient by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). The association, which was established in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the Father of Black History, is the founding organization of Black History Month and strives to continue the work and legacy of Dr. Woodson.


Dreeben Students, Alumni Win Awards at Regional Conference

06/01/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Members of the UIW Dreeben School of Education attended the 22nd Annual Region 5 Texas National Association of Multicultural Education (TXNAME) Conference in Waco, Texas on Saturday, May 20. Dr. Sandra Guzman Foster, UIW’s director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, also attended the conference. NAME is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education.


UIW Names Dr. Alfredo Ortiz Aragón as 2023-24 Moody Professor

05/04/2023 Sourced from UIW News

UIW is proud to announce that Dr. Alfredo Ortiz Aragón has been named the 2023-24 Moody Professor. The award was announced during the annual Faculty Appreciation Luncheon held on April 3, 2023. In addition, Dr. Elda Martinez was also presented as this year’s Minnie Stevens Piper Award Nominee among many other honors that were announced that day.

Associate Professor Selected for Artificial Intelligence Education Fellowship

05/03/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Dr. Lucretia Fraga, associate professor of Teacher Education in the Dreeben School of Education (DSE), has been selected as a 2023 AI Explorations for Education Preparation Programs (EPPs) Faculty Fellow. Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is the simulation of human intelligence by machines, most often computer systems.


Dreeben School of Education Faculty Member and Students Published

03/31/2023 Sourced from UIW News

After presenting at the Learning Ideas Conference, an annual event dedicated to exploring the uses of technology to improve education and workplace learning, select conference participants were invited to submit an article to the International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC). One such participant was Dr. Lisa Brown, assistant professor in the UIW Dreeben School of Education (DSE).


Dreeben School of Education Quartet to be Published

01/18/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Dr. Sandra Guzman Foster (associate professor in the Dreeben School of Education (DSE) Graduate Studies Department), and three DSE students examined how their experiences outside of school were impacting their learning inside of the classroom.