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UNI dean inducted into Iowa Academy of Education

October 19, 2003

Jeffrey Cornett, UNI professor and dean, College of Education, (319) 273-2717
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The Iowa Academy of Education has named Jeffrey Cornett, professor and dean of the University of Northern Iowa College of Education, its newest member.

Only individuals who have made significant contributions to educational improvement through research and scholarly activities are considered for membership.

Cornett came to UNI in 2003 from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, where he was chair and professor in the Department of Education Research, Technology and Leadership. His research interests are in the areas of qualitative research, inclusive teaching, character education and civic education for youth. He has co-authored two books, and published nearly 30 journal articles. He has presented keynote and featured addresses throughout the United States and in Hungary, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Cornett received his doctorate in curriculum and supervision from The Ohio State University.

The Iowa Academy of Education was created and is supported by the First in the Nation in Education (FINE) Foundation to anticipate the information needs of Iowa educators and policymakers and to give increased credibility to educational research.