The Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Engaged Scholarship in the School of Education (SOE) is committed to supporting an inclusive environment for collaborative inquiry for faculty, students, and staff. The primary goal of the office is to strengthen research by: (1) Supporting and facilitating the submission, acquisition, and management of extramural grants; (2) Identifying new research opportunities; (3) Encouraging and supporting collaborative research; and (4) Facilitating partnerships among faculty and researchers both within the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, as well as non-University individuals and organizations.

We work with researchers at each step of the proposal and award process including:

  • Finding funding opportunities.
  • Developing and submitting grant proposals and contracts.
  • Building partnership opportunities with school districts, community agencies, and other entities.
  • Managing awards.
  • Working with other research units across the campus, including the Graduate School and the Business office.

In 2013, the SOE faculty received over 3.3 million dollars in extramural funding. Faculty members seeking research support services from my office should access the Research Support webpage.

Additionally, the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Engaged Scholarship is responsible for doctoral education in the School of Education. We currently have two Doctoral programs: Educational Psychology and Urban Education. We strive to recruit top graduate students from around the world and prepare them for successful careers in academia, industry and the public sector after graduation.

Stories of Research

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Research Evaluation Consulting

The primary mission of the Consulting Office for Research and Evaluation (CORE) is to assist others with the design and analyses associated with research or evaluation projects.

CORE is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking help with their: research design, evaluation design, statistical analysis, instrument/survey development, psychometric analyses, data processing and database design, statistical and analytical software training. To learn more, visit the Consulting Office for Research and Evaluation (CORE) webpage.

Community Engagement

Faculty in the SOE are engaged in a number of projects in the Greater Milwaukee community The established partnerships with the urban community address such issues as:

  1. Culturally Responsive Curriculum
  2. Parental Involvement
  3. Adjustment to Immigrant Families
  4. Academic Achievement
  5. Race Relations
  6. Transition to College
  7. Digital Histories

A partial list of some of the schools, school districts and nonprofit organizations where research teams from the School of Education are present in the community include:

State of Wisconsin – Department of Public InstructionMedical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Brown Deer School DistrictCity of Milwaukee – Office of the District Attorney
Shorewood School DistrictMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Greendale School DistrictMilwaukee Public Library
Racine Unified School DistrictNext Door Milwaukee
Milwaukee Area Technical CollegeEducare Milwaukee
United Community CenterLa Casa Esperanza
Silver Spring Community CenterCouncil for the Spanish Speaking
Walnut Way OrganizationJourney House
Urban Ecology CenterBoys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee