Spring 2020
  Sajit Zachariah:
A Message from the Dean

Dear Friends, Welcome to the Spring 2020 edition of Connections. In this edition of Connections, we are happy to share the continued national and local visibility of our faculty in the College of Education and Human Services. The newsletter also highlights the ways in which our College is impacting our immediate communities. Thank you all for your continued support. Go Vikings! Read More

Tachelle Banks elected to CEC Board of Directors   Debbie Jackson among CSU Faculty to receive Women Living STEM Award

Tachelle Banks, Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty & External Affairs in the College of Education & Human Services at Cleveland State University, has been elected to the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Board of Directors in its recent member-wide election. Her three-year term begins on January 1, 2020. Read More


Cleveland State University faculty Meredith Bond, dean of the College of Science and Health Professions, and Debbie Jackson, an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Services, have received inaugural Women Living STEM Awards from the Northeast Ohio STEM Ecosystem and the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES). Read More

Campus International High School earns IB designation   National effort seeks to advance youth-led research initiatives

CMSD’s Campus International High School is officially an International Baccalaureate school. International Baccalaureate programs, offered in 150 countries, use a challenging curriculum that helps students think critically and independently and assume roles as responsible citizens of the world. Read More


Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) is a unique initiative designed to engage middle and high school students in conducting systematic scholarship around pressing social issues that can improve their own lives and the communities they live in. Read More

CSU receives $590,000 grant to expand College Credit Plus   CSU hosts high school students for Educators Rising Regional Conference

Cleveland State University has received a $590,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Education to credential high school teachers for College Credit Plus, the unique educational initiative which allows Ohio students to take college courses while still in high school. Read More


More than 70 high school students from Cuyahoga Valley Career Center; Youngstown East High School; Maple Heights Career Tech; Parma City Schools; and Painesville Harvey High School took part in the Educators Rising Regional Conference at Cleveland State University. Read More

Dr. Molly Buckley-Marudas honored with a pair of awards   Dr. Stacey Litam wins Ohio Counseling Association Award

Congratulations to Dr. Molly Buckley-Marudas from Cleveland State University on winning the 2019 English Leadership Quarterly Best Article Award for her article, “Amplifying Voice, Facilitating Agency: Engaging Youth Participatory Action Research in an Urban Public High School ” (Vol 41, No. 2, October 2018). Read More


Dr. Stacey Litam received The Herman J. Peters Award at the All Ohio Counselors Conference in November. The Herman J. Peters Award is given to “One who promotes innovative ideas and theories in the counseling field and has a significant impact on future trends.” Read More


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