January 17th, 2020
Adrianna Kezar has been named the next Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education.

Adrianna Kezar to receive chair in higher education

Kezar will be installed as the Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education

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December 4th, 2019

USC creates full-need scholarship focused on Ednovate students

Graduates of the school system founded by USC will get a boost

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August 22nd, 2019

Alum helps open toy industry by removing language barriers

A diverse field of students aspires to make toys, but knowing English opens doors

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May 23rd, 2019

Making space for children of color in children’s literature

A Rossier alum is joining his passions of teaching and writing

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May 10th, 2019

Improving mental wellness as a step toward equity

USC Rossier grad Alana Brooks is creating space for self-discovery

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May 3rd, 2019
“In the classroom, I’m not as dramatic as Robin Williams in Dead Poet’s Society, but I try to let loose in front of my students instead of being some stoic rules-keeper,” said Steven Spencer MAT ’18, a high-school English teacher in Fresno. “I want them to know that we’re here to learn, but learning can be fun.” (Photo/Ross Brenneman)

College football star finds calling as teacher and role model

Steven Spencer MAT ’18 is a teacher, mentor, athlete and father

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April 2nd, 2019
Shaun R. Harper
Shaun R. Harper

USC race expert to lead nation’s largest ed research group

Shaun R. Harper has been elected president of the American Educational Research Association

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March 29th, 2019
William G. Tierney
Professor William G. Tierney delivers the 41st Pullias Lecture. In a speech that drew on family history and observations from his time in academe, Tierney argued higher education must be better about fighting for democracy. (Photo/Rebecca Aranda)

Higher education must be a better steward of democracy, scholar argues

William G. Tierney says higher education is having an identity crisis

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March 6th, 2019
Adrian Huerta will join the USC Rossier faculty.

Expert on equity for boys, men of color to join faculty

Incoming assistant professor Adrian Huerta studies gang-affiliated youth

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March 6th, 2019
Hilda Heine EdD '04 (left) receives an honor from USC Rossier Dean Karen Symms Gallagher at a Centennial celebration event in Oahu. Heine spoke about the challenges she faces as president of the Marshall Islands. (Photo/Eugene Kam)

In Hawaii, a celebration of leadership and legacy

Alumna speaks on leading a country through crisis

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