Our Reputation

The College of Education (COE) at the UO is one of the highest-ranking graduate schools of education in the country. The COE Special Education dept has ranked third in the nation according to US News and World Report for 17 years running.

As part of the College of Education, CTL has contributed significantly to this ranking through its active research projects which account for a total of $34.8 million in state and federal funding presently, and roughly $54 million over the last decade. CTL staff members hold both tenure and career non-tenure faculty appointments in the COE.

CTL Research and Teaching Awards

Research Fellowship, Institute for Education Sciences Research Training Institute: Cluster Randomized Trials, July, 2013, Northwestern University

CTL Sentinel Award 2010-2011

International Reading Association. Finalist in the 2008 Outstanding Dissertation Award.
University of Oregon, Department of Romance Languages. Instructor of the Year Award. June 2002

Distinguished Special Education Researcher Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA), Special Education Research Group (April 2006)

Spencer Midcareer Training Grantee, Spencer Foundation, 2016
Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Oregon, College of Education, 2015
Institute of Education Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice, 2006-2009
Postdoctoral Fellowship Offer, Educational Testing Services, 2006
Postdoctoral Fellowship Offer, University of Pittsburgh, Learning Research and Development Center, Reading and Language Lab, 2006
Selected Participant, Fourth European Graduate School on Reading Research, 2005
Spencer Research Training Grantee, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2002-2005

Research Fellowship, Institute for Educational Sciences Research Training Institute: Cluster Randomized Trials, June 17-29, 2007, Vanderbilt University.
Early Career Research Award

2010 Distinguished Teaching Award, UO College of Education

Best Alternative Sports Game, “NFL Street 3”: Winner of Best Alternative Sports Game of 2006 for PlayStation 2 from IGN, 2006

Learning Disabilities Quarterly “Must Reads” Award, 2014: Nelson-Walker, N. J., Fien, H., Kosty, D. B., Smolkowski, K. Smith, J. L. M., & Baker, S. K. (2013) Evaluating the effects of a systemic intervention on first-grade teachers’ explicit reading instruction. Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 36, 215-230.
Research Fellowship, Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial Institute, 2014
Early Scholar Seminar Fellowship, Center for Improving the Learning of Fractions, 2013

Pocket Gamer Bronze Award, “Block Rogue”: for Android, 2011
Top PlayStation 2 Games of All Time, “Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal”: Awarded 18th best PlayStation 2 game of all time from IGN, 2009
Best Virtual Simulator for Training, “JFETS Close Air Support Module”: United States Joint Forces Command rates JFETS (CASM) as best in existence, 2008
Best Virtual Simulator for Training, “JFETS Military Simulator”: United States Joint Forces Command rates JFETS the best simulator for training of Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) among all of the armed services, 2007
Best Alternative Sports Game, “NFL Street 3”: Winner of Best Alternative Sports Game of 2006 for PlayStation 2 from IGN, 2006

IES Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, University of Oregon, CTL, 2011-2014
Selected participant, Sixth European Graduate School on Literacy Research, Behavioural Science Institute, Radbound University, Nijmegen, 2012
IES Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2008-2011