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Congratulations to Dr. Julia Williams, the 2014 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Public Service. Dr. Williams’ work exemplifies scholarly service and community engagement.  Her commitments to quality education, strong school leadership, and meaningful program evaluation are the foundation upon which her work with educators, schools and communities across the country is built. Her work includes AdvancED accreditation reviews for public schools, for which she serves as a regional coordinator and Lead Evaluator. Dr. Williams works closely with area school districts on continuous improvement initiatives, and often conducts professional development workshops on assessment and evaluation. She serves as an officer of the Minnesota Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. Among her activities, Dr. Williams has served as lead evaluator on multiple education projects and grants.  The Department of Education heartily congratulates Dr. Williams for this well-deserved acknowledgement of her leadership and scholarship in service to the university and greater education community.

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Welcome to the Department of Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth.


From the earliest days of the Duluth Normal School through becoming the Department of Education we are today, we carry on the rich legacy of preparing education professionals dedicated to the welfare of children/youth, their families, and the communities in which they live. Now, in a time of extraordinary challenges and possibilities, we remain steadfast in our dedication to engage locally and globally to shape education for the 21st century. Toward that end, our work as teachers, researchers, and collaborators is deeply rooted in a commitment to social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental justice. Read More....