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Halverson to be recognized as outstanding mentor by UW-Madison’s Postdoctoral Association

January 08, 2018

Erica Halverson, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will be receiving a 2018 Postdoc Mentoring Award from UW-Madison’s Postdoctoral Association.

Erica Halverson
This award honors outstanding mentors across campus and the work they put into students’ daily research lives and career development.

Halverson’s work is centered on examining how people learn in and through the arts across a range of art forms, with a focus on the performing arts. She also runs Whoopensocker, an artist-in-residence program working in the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Halverson was nominated for the honor by Michael Dando, who received his Ph.D. from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2017. Dando today is a postdoctoral education research fellow with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER).

The 2018 Postdoc Mentoring Awards are to be presented during a celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Memorial Union.

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