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The education of Dr. Woo

Photo of Dr. Isaac Woo with his son

Is there an ideal learning environment?
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The ethics of learning

Photo of JMU professor Holly McCartney in classroom

Teachers encounter many ethical dilemmas in the classroom. How do they find good solutions?
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The case for equity in education
Is education meeting the real needs of America's youth?

Finding the funds of knowledge
Our conclusions are often wrong. Professor Mathur teaches students to look beyond the stereotypical.

Best of both worlds
A Fulbright grant gives Kelsey Nestel ('12, '14M) a chance to develop the perfect balance of teaching methods

Honors Seminar Abroad
International Seminar

Challenged, but not alone
Honors student Michelle Amaya ('14) says involved professors have helped make her academic career a success.

Professors and the road to success
Mentorship goes beyond labs and classrooms. It opened the door to Carly Starke's future.

Adult degree seekers 'Return to Madison'
A JMU outreach program's appeal to former students to come back to Madison and finish their degrees yields great results.

A chance to discover
A Hillcrest Scholarship gave honors student Carly Starke the chance to conduct vaccine research for the U.S. government, to share her findings with leaders in the field and to catch a glimpse of her future.

Honors Seminar Abroad
Getting a globally minded perspective of the world, building independence, gaining confidence—all part of JMU Honors seminar abroad.

Why I teach the way I do
Psychology professor Matthew R. Lee tells why he brings a passion for social justice to his JMU classroom discussions.

Built for Learning
Study, interact and research in an inviting atmosphere full of natural lighting and beautiful views—how the Rose Library connects people and ideas.

A year of living bravely
A Study Abroad experience is much more than studying. Morgan Robinson ('13) says that "it's living like you've never lived before."

The joy of scholarship
Summa cum laude 2011 graduate Eden Parks says that her Phi Beta Kappa induction was the capstone of an already cherished Madison Experience.

Ready for the future
JMU's emphasis on hands-on learning and problem solving gives graduates the skills they need in the workplace. Just ask social work major Tara McGrath.

A passion to help others learn
Find something you're interested in and embrace it. That's what Deserae Barney ('14) has done—wholeheartedly.

Never-ending search for answers fuels Constantin
Undergraduate research with astrophysicist Anca Constantin puts students to work with data from the Hubble and Chandra space telescopes exploring the mysteries of space.

Intervening for success
Illiteracy dooms people to failure; literacy breeds success. This JMU professor helps schools learn how to intervene early to ensure students' success.