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UrbanEd Podcast Features UACM Faculty, Brian Williams, Ph.D.

Also known as “Dr. Science,” Brian Williams discusses the Culturally Responsive Pedagogy course he teaches as part of the Urban Accelerated Certificate & Master’s (UACM) alternative teacher preparation program, and why it’s important to prepare teachers to look at the whole child.

*Brian Williams, Ph.D., is a clinical… more »

UrbanEd Podcast Features Special Education Alumna, Rachael Mendel

Often under identified and underserved in schools, listen to why Rachael Mendel, a special education teacher, wants to pursue a doctorate degree to research students exhibiting a high IQ and co-existing learning disability.

* Rachael Mendel, is an alumni of the Special Education M.Ed. program in the Department of more »

UrbanEd Podcast Features Math Alumna, Dr. Valerie Jones

As a recipient of the 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Valerie always finds unique and innovative ways to engage her students, including performing arts. Listen to how she landed her dream job as a math teacher at Ron Clark Academy.

* Valerie Camille… more »

UrbanEd Podcast Features Educational Research Alumna, Corey Dunn

After spending several years working in finance for healthcare and non-profit organizations, Corey decided to change careers and pursue her dream job in institutional research. Learn how her graduate program helped her become the director of institutional research at Agnes Scott College.

* Corey Dunn is an alumni of the more »

Class of 2015: Romie Human

Posted On December 8, 2015

With the support of her husband and her tight-knit family, Romie Human made it through her Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis and will graduate this December.

Class of 2015: Briana Harris

Posted On December 8, 2015

When Briana Harris made the 2,000-mile trek from her native California to Georgia State University, she knew she’d have to overcome her natural introversion and make new friends.

UrbanEd Podcast Features UACM Alumni, Ryan Harry

Ryan Harry’s life calling is to work with kids and be a change agent in urban education. Learn how his journey to teaching through the UACM program allowed him to be a stellar kindergarten teacher in Atlanta Public Schools.

* Ryan Harry is an alumni of the more »

UrbanEd Podcast Features School Counseling Alumna, Lauren Butler

Lauren is excited to launch her career this fall as a school counselor at Roswell High, a school designated as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) and recognized for its commitment to delivering a comprehensive school counseling program.

* Lauren Butler is an alumni of the Master… more »