Peabody College

  • Are you connected?

    Are you connected?

    Peabody alumni may be surprised to learn that the college is using new ways to stay in touch with graduates day today, via Facebook, VUconnect, Twitter and YouTube. How is this tangle of newfangled social networking terms changing the face of alumni communications? Read More

    Nov. 22, 2009

  • Peabody College Supporters 2008-2009

    Peabody College Supporters 2008-2009

    Our 2008-2009 Donor Roll recognizes our donors, reflecting gifts made to Peabody College between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009. Read More

    Nov. 21, 2009

  • Opportunity Vanderbilt

    Opportunity Vanderbilt

    Rodes Hart and Orrin Ingram believe in Vanderbilt. As alumni, trustees, philanthropists and visionaries, they reflect on the opportunities—and challenges—of eliminating need-based loans and increasing scholarship endowment. Read More

    Nov. 21, 2009

  • Peabody Reflector Staff – Spring 2009 Issue

    Peabody Reflector Staff – Spring 2009 Issue

    Visit Peabody College’s Web site at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/ Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Editor Donna Pritchett, Art Director Michael Smeltzer, Designer Lew Harris, Assistant Editor Nelson Bryan, Class Notes Editor Lacy Tite, Web Edition Design and Development Contributors: Geordie Brackin, Kurt Brobeck, Xiu Cravens, Jennie Edwards, Jennifer Johnston, Melanie Moran, Ann Marie Deer… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Peabody alum new dean of Vanderbilt libraries

    Peabody alum new dean of Vanderbilt libraries

    Connie Vinita Dowell, M.L.S.’79, with three decades of experience working in academic libraries, began her new position as the university’s first dean of libraries in March. Dowell previously served as dean of the library and information access at San Diego State University.  Connie Vinita Dowell, MLS’79, is Vanderbilt’s first… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • New Faculty

    New Faculty

    Two new faculty members, both in the Department of Psychology and Human Development, joined Peabody College in January. Professor Amy Needham, whose research emphasizes cognitive, motor and perceptual development in infants, came from Duke University.  Professor Bruce McCandliss conducts studies using fMRI and other technologies that place him on the leading… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Peabody earns No. 1 ranking

    Peabody earns No. 1 ranking

    Peabody College of education and human development is the best graduate school of its kind in the nation, according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. “We are very pleased by this ranking, which speaks to the high quality of the college and especially our faculty, our students… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Susan Gray School honored with national accreditation

    Susan Gray School honored with national accreditation

    The Susan Gray School has achieved national reaccreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Susan Gray School is one of the first programs in the nation to achieve reaccreditation under new, more extensive and more stringent NAEYC standards, which were released in the fall of… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Peabody Reflector wins CASE award

    Peabody Reflector wins CASE award

    For the second year in a row, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recognized the Peabody Reflector in January during its annual District III competition. The magazine won a Special Merit Award in the Alumni Magazines I division. Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Peabody partners with new education initiative

    Peabody partners with new education initiative

    Vanderbilt will serve as a research partner to the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE), a nonpartisan initiative established by former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist that seeks education reform in Tennessee. Frist was joined at the announcement by Gov. Phil Bredesen, Tennessee Commissioner of Education Tim Webb, Nashville Mayor Karl… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Students win national awards

    Students win national awards

    Tracy Cummings, a graduate student in the Experimental Education Research and Training program, received the NASA Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy Award in Washington, D.C., last September. The Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) is a national program with 22 sites in 17 states. Cummings worked with a team that… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Susan Gray School cuts ribbon on new fully accessible playground

    Susan Gray School cuts ribbon on new fully accessible playground

    The Susan Gray School for Children dedicated the new Finan Family Playground as part of Peabody homecoming weekend activities last October. Above, Kelly Finan, BS’09, with assistance from David Williams, vice chancellor for university affairs and athletics, cuts the ribbon. The playground was made possible by Tom and Mary… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Faculty News

    Faculty News

    Dean Camilla Benbow and Claire Smrekar, associate professor of public policy and education, participated on the panel “To Ph.D. or Ed.D.? That is the Question” at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s annual meeting. Janet Eyler, professor of the practice of education and director of undergraduate studies for… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Well-Cited

    Well-Cited

    Peabody College’s faculty’s articles are prominently listed in the American Educational Research Association’s ranking of the Top 50 Most Frequently Cited Articles as of January.  The Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis Journal, Review of Educational Research Journal and the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics rankings all include Peabody College… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Murphy promotes advanced certification

    Murphy promotes advanced certification

    Murphy  Joseph Murphy, professor of education at Peabody, is serving as chairman of a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ steering committee overseeing a national effort to develop an advanced certification for educational leaders. This initiative will include an advanced certification for both principals and teacher leaders.  The National Board,… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Vanderbilt named among Fortune 100 Best Companies

    Vanderbilt named among Fortune 100 Best Companies

    For the first time Vanderbilt has been named one of the top 100 best places to work in the United States in Fortune magazine’s annual survey. It is the first educational institution to be named to the list.  The No. 98 ranking released in the February 2 issue encompasses approximately… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Peabody hosts national conference on teacher retirement benefit systems

    Peabody hosts national conference on teacher retirement benefit systems

    More than 80 experts convened to discuss and debate the controversial field of teacher retirement benefit systems at a conference in February at Peabody. The conference, co-hosted by the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt, drew scholars from universities and research institutions across the country to discuss the design… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Performance pay progress report released

    Performance pay progress report released

    Paying teachers for their performance was supported by both presidential candidates in the 2008 election and is being tried in school districts across the nation. But the question remains—does it work? A second-year evaluation of Texas’ statewide performance pay program, the largest in the nation, reveals insights into whether these… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • New Pre-Doctoral Fellows Program established

    New Pre-Doctoral Fellows Program established

    Peabody College has announced a competitive new Pre-Doctoral Fellows Program to assist Peabody doctoral candidates who are facing a growing void in the university job market due to the current economic climate.  “We are offering a competitive program for Ph.D. students who have defended their dissertations and anticipate or may… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009

  • Students helping students

    Students helping students

    Students helping other students learn has been proven to boost academic achievement and social skills in students with and without disabilities. A new book by Vanderbilt University researchers, Peer Support Strategies for Improving All Students’ Social Lives and Learning, based on more than 20 years of research in the field,… Read More

    Jun. 11, 2009