Collage of CESS faculty including Jackie Weinstock, Leon Walls, Cynthia Reyes, Jesse Suter, and Bernice Garnett.

Aligned with comprehensive the academic resources of a major research institution, UVM faculty are positioned as leaders across a variety of disciplines that support investigation and discovery. The College of Education and Social Services (CESS) prioritizes resources and provides incentives that promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Our researchers publish their research in a variety of leading academic journals and books. Industry professionals, field partners, community leaders, and local and national media frequently seek out our expertise and guidance.

Meet Our Faculty Researchers

Research Funding, Resources and Support

Lisa VearResearch Proposal Devoloper Lisa Vear supports CESS faculty and staff researchers by providing expertise in grant proposal development, including writing, review/editing, project management, communication and outreach, and setting deadlines/time management. She also provides strategically organization and composition of proposal components to maximize appeal to reviewers.

Research and scholarship receive support through a variety of channels. Our CESS Research Council and Research Initiatives Committee supports cutting-edge research and the creation of new knowledge by our faculty, staff, and students.

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UVM Funding Opportunities, Resources and Support

CESS Funding Opportunities

External Grant Proposals

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CESS Research News


Dean and Associate Deans

Katharine Shepherd
Katharine Shepherd, Ed.D.

Kieran Killeen
Kieran Killeen, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate and Non-Degree Programming

Kelly Clark/Keefe
Kelly Clark/Keefe, Ed.D.
Interim Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs