Carol Mullen, a professor in the School of Education, was elected president-elect of the Society of Professors of Education (SPE); she will serve as President in 2020–2021.

In addition, she received the SPE Outstanding Book Award for Education Policy Perils: Tackling the Tough Issues (New York, NY: Routledge and Kappa Delta Pi, 2016), which she co-edited with Christopher H. Tienken. The award was presented at the SPE Annual Meeting, which was held April 6 in Toronto, Canada.