2019-2020 Annual Report

Charles Martinez, Dean of the College of Education

This moment is about setting the future of college

Join us as we Reimagine Education. We are honoring our foundation of strength, staring the future squarely in the eyes, and reorienting the college to better serve the future of Texas. If we can change the system in Texas, we have the chance to make a sustaining impact on the nation and beyond.

Over a six-month period in spring and summer of 2019, our faculty, staff, and students established three Signature Impact Areas, setting our course for years to come. The work that we do is about laying claim to our values and going on record with the goals we will pursue. It’s about creating urgency to do our part to fix a system that too often fails too many kids.

We are enlisting you—and all of our alumni, faculty, students, staff, and friends—in our shared commitment to make a lasting difference for kids, adults, families, schools, and communities.

Lee Hage Jamail Regents Chair in Education
Sid W. Richardson Regents Chair

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Health and Integrative Physiology Lab

Our College

Total Students – 2,640

Graduate Students – 923 

Undergraduate Students – 1,717

Total Faculty – 148

Research Expenditures – $38,108,100


Reimagine Education

This year, we launched an initiative to purposefully engage in deep interdisciplinary work in how we prepare students, how we conduct cutting-edge research, and how we leverage our strengths.

Our signature impact areas, Equity, Context, and Transitions, align with our college’s strengths. They represent our major goals, and help to determine how we will align our resources to reach our vision.

By the Numbers


Degrees Conferred

Degrees Awarded by Academic Year

Student Enrollment

Undergraduates – 1717 Enrolled

Graduates – 923 Enrolled

First Generation College Students

Percent of Students who Are First-Generation in College

Student Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Student Race/Ethnicity by Department, Fall 2019

Curriculum and Instruction

Educational Leadership and Policy

Educational Psychology

Kinesiology and Health Education

Special Education


Faculty Tenure Status

Faculty Race/Ethnicity by Department, Fall 2019

Curriculum and Instruction

Educational Leadership and Policy

Educational Psychology

Kinesiology and Health Education

Special Education

College of Education


Research Grant Proposal Trends

Facts and Statistics

  • Total research expenditures for research-based grant funding for 2019-2020, which was $38,108,100.

  • College of education graduates were more likely to report that UT Austin was the perfect school for them. 86.2% of COE respondents agree or strongly agree compared to 74.3% of the total population of graduates.

  •  College of Education graduates were more likely to report being deeply interested in the work that they do, 84.7% of COE respondents agree or strongly agree compared to 75.1% of the total population of graduates.
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News and Media

Introducing New Faculty for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

The College of Education welcomes faculty starting this fall for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each department is joined by faculty who bring new areas of expertise and interests that will bolster our research, teaching, and leadership.

Top to bottom, left to right: Sara Carpenter, Maria Franquiz, Conor Heffernan, Karen Rayne, Emily Chesire Brown, Ericka Roland, Lauren Hampton, Brian Mills


How do we Reimagine Education?

We invite you to join us as we Reimagine Education. In the College of Education, we engage in deep interdisciplinary work in how we prepare students, how we conduct cutting-edge research, and how we leverage our strengths.

Faculty Receive More Than $12 Million in Grants

The projects conducted through these grants will focus on topics including math and reading for children in kindergarten through middle school, supporting college readiness among Latino students from immigrant families, and will improve professional development for teacher trainers.

Introducing the Dean’s Promising Scholars

The college’s first four-year, full-tuition scholarship program for undergraduate students who show tremendous academic and leadership promise, and who demonstrate the potential for service to the community and a desire to improve the lives of others.

Whole Communities Whole Health

In Texas, many children live in poverty, suffer from chronic illness, or endure abuse and neglect. Despite years of targeted intervention, these issues persist. Now a team of researchers from across campus is working alongside community partners to change the way science helps society thrive.

Interdisciplinary Faculty Positions Mark Bold Step Toward Reimagining Education

The two new faculty positions are aligned with the college’s renewed focus on interdisciplinary scholarship and practice.

A Conversation with Sarah Kate Bearman on her book, Principle-Guided Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: The FIRST Program for Behavioral and Emotional Problems

KHE Unveils New Student Study Area on 10th Floor of Belmont Hall

Thanks to the gift from an anonymous donor, we were able to establish a number of new, student study spaces. These spaces are on the 8th, 9th and 10th floors of Bellmont Hall. Each space is a mix of small group and individual study spaces – all with charging stations. This will have a tremendous impact on the daily life of our students.

We celebrated the opening of these spaces with Dean Charles Martinez at a ribbon cutting on December 9, 2019.

Ribbon Cutting

Stark Center

Oct. 17th, 2019

“The Legacy of Earl Campbell,” the Inaugural Clyde Rabb Littlefield Lecture with author Asher Price 

The event was moderated by Kinesiology and Health Education professor, Dr. Tolga Ozyurtcu, with a Q & A afterwards.  Price’s book was recently described as “the most important book on Texas football since Friday Night Lights.” 

Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series brings notable speakers from across the U.S. to present topics related to education, teaching, leadership, and health. 

November 5, 2019

School-Based Prevention of Behavioral and Mental Health Problems: A Few Findings, a Lot of Lessons Learned and Several Opportunities to Move the Needle

Catherine Bradshaw, Ph.D., M.Ed.

November 22, 2019

Studying Crisis Migration: Applying Acculturation and Cultural Stress Studies to a High-Need Situation

Seth J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

December 10, 2019

Preventing and Treating Youth Substance Abuse: Advancing Policy and Practice with Meta-Analytic Evidence

Emily Tanner-Smith, Ph.D.

December 12, 2019

A Transdisciplinary Approach to Research and Practice: A Tale of Collaboration with Early Childhood Educators

J. Mark Eddy, Ph.D.

January 31, 2019

Probing Equity’s Complexities: An Interdisciplinary Re-framing of the Racialization of Disability

Alfredo J. Artiles, Ph.D.

February 27, 2019

Diabetes in Latino Families: Enhancing Impact through Research, Mentorship, and Strategic Partnerships

Gabriel Shaibi