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UI's Pascarella inducted into Iowa Academy of Education

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Ernest T. Pascarella, a nationally known professor of higher education at the University of Iowa College of Education, has been inducted into the Iowa Academy of Education, a statewide group designed to help educators and policymakers better understand educational issues.

Pascarella, the Mary Louise Petersen Professor of Higher Education, is one of nine members of the UI College of Education faculty selected to serve in the Academy since its founding in 1995.

The Academy, created and funded by Iowa's First in the Nation in Education (FINE) Foundation, currently has about a dozen members.

"I'm honored to be selected for the Academy," Pascarella said. "This is a very accomplished group of people, and I'm flattered that they think so highly of my work."

A specialist in higher education, Pascarella is one of the nation's leading scholars on how students develop cognitively, educationally, emotionally, and morally while in college. His 1991 book, "How College Affects Students," (written with Patrick T. Terenzini) is widely cited by education scholars, policymakers and administrators. He also is the author of more than 140 articles and publications.

Pascarella joined the faculty of the Division of Planning, Policy and Leadership Studies in 1997.

The Academy, modeled after the National Academy of Education and believed to be the first such group at a state level, is designed to provide a forum where researchers from a range of fields can anticipate, address and offer advice about Iowa's educational needs.

Other UI members of the academy include Robert Brennan, director of the Iowa Testing Programs and professor of psychological and quantitative foundations of education; Douglas Grouws, professor of curriculum and instruction; Nancy Jackson, professor of psychological and quantitative foundations of education; David Jepsen, professor of counselor education; Kenneth Kavale, professor of curriculum and instruction; David Lohman, professor of psychological and quantitative foundations of education; and Harold Schoen, professor of curriculum and instruction.

Steven R. Yussen, former dean of the UI College of Education and a professor of psychological and quantitative foundations of education, was inducted as a charter member of the Academy in 1996 and will remain as an emeritus member. Yussen has been named the new dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.

7/28/98