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Erickson will succeed Charles Graham in this role on July 1
[27 Jun 2014 | Comments Off ]
Lynnette Erickson Named Associate Dean for McKay School Undergraduate Education

Dean Mary Anne Prater of Brigham Young University’s David O. McKay School of Education announced the appointment of Lynnette Erickson as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, effective July 1, 2014.
“Lynnette will bring a wealth of experience, as well as talent and skill to this new assignment,” Prater said. “She has much to offer and will be an incredibly valuable member of our team.”
Erickson joined the McKay School faculty in 1996 …

Harold B. Lee Library web designer applies Instructional Psychology and Technology skills to website renovation.
[13 Jun 2014 | Comments Off ]
McKay School Student Assists in Library Website Redesign

Grant Zabriskie, a web designer employed by Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library and a part-time master’s student in the McKay School’s Instructional Psychology and Technology (IP&T) program, has been applying what he learns in classes in redesigning the library’s website.
Zabriskie’s graduate degree involves using technology as a teaching tool. He was attracted to the program because these skills can be applied to many different fields. “The sphere in …

[28 May 2014 | Comments Off ]
Gary Seastrand Named Executive Director of the BYU–Public School Partnership and Director of CITES

Mary Anne Prater, dean of the David O. McKay School of Education, announced the appointment of Gary Seastrand as executive director of the Brigham Young University–Public School Partnership and director of the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling (CITES). Seastrand will assume these positions July 1, 2014, succeeding Steven C. Baugh, who is retiring after 11 years of service.
“Gary is a very talented individual who will add …

BYU alumna’s thesis on the Columbine memorial guides planning committee for a monument at Sandy Hook
[29 Apr 2014 | ]
From Columbine to Sandy Hook

When McKay School of Education alumna Rebecka Bingham was writing her graduate thesis on the planning of the memorial for the tragedy at Columbine High School, she had no idea that her research would one day affect the planning of another memorial for a school shooting—this time in Newtown, Connecticut.
“I was very surprised and touched to receive thanks for my thesis project years later,” Bingham said. “I am grateful that …

Dean Prater selected to give prestigious lecture honoring women’s scholarly accomplishments at BYU.
[29 Apr 2014 | ]
McKay School Dean Delivers 2014 Alice Louise Reynolds Women-In-Scholarship Lecture

Faculty from across the university honored McKay School dean Mary Anne Prater by selecting her as the 2014 Alice Louise Reynolds Women-in-Scholarship Lecturer. Along with the lecture, a special luncheon was held in her honor April 3.
In her lecture Prater shared her research and analysis concerning the representation of characters with disabilities in children’s literature. She found that most of literature’s beloved characters with disabilities have had physical or sensory …