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Spencer Niles
Spencer Niles to step down as dean of education in 2020

After seven years of service at the School of Education, Spencer Niles will step down from the deanship in May 2020. He will continue at William & Mary as a professor in the Counselor Education program at the school.

Mother & Daughter
Mother and daughter embark on education degrees together

Lindsay Kidd ’11, M.A.Ed. ’12 is returning to the School of Education this fall to pursue her third degree from William & Mary. This time, though, one of her fellow students is her own mother, Trish Caroccia.

Meredith Kier
$300K grant supports novel approach to engage diverse students in engineering

Meredith Kier, associate professor of science education, has secured a grant from the NSF for an exploratory research study that will examine how a partnership between engineering undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds and middle-school STEM teachers can engage and inspire students in engineering.

Oracle Writers Retreat
Writers Retreat brings fraternity/sorority researchers to campus

Last week, researchers from across the country gathered at William & Mary for the second annual Oracle Writers Retreat. Sponsored by the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), the retreat was meant to give both professionals and students dedicated time to write and to connect with fellow researchers in the field.

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