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by College of Education at Illinois   /   May 15, 2015

2015 College of Education awards and recognition

College of Education faculty, staff, and students were honored with many awards and honors during 2014-2015

2014-2015 Honorees 

Professional Awards and Recognition for Faculty Members

  • Debra Bragg - fellow of the American Educational Research Association
  • Jennifer Delaney - fellow of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Charles F. Elton Best Paper from the Association for Institutional Research  
  • Stacy Dymond - Excellence in Teaching Award from Illinois Teacher Education Division
  • Gloriana Gonzalez - North American Systemic Functional Linguistics Association Emerging Scholar Award
  • Anne Haas Dyson - Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts Award from the National Council of Teachers of English
  • Rebecca Ginsburg - Leadership in Education Award from the Young Women’s Christian Association
  • David Huang - AECT Division of Distance Learning Article and Crystal Award Article recipient; Outstanding Reviewer Award for the journal Education Technology Research and Development; and second-place award recipient of the Distance Learning Journal Award in the Quantitative-Focused Category, sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • Helen Neville - Fulbright Scholarship to work in Tanzania
  • Michelle Perry - Outstanding Review for 2014 for the AERJ – Teaching, Learning, and Human Development
  • Patriann Smith - Language and Social Processes (LSP) SIG Emerging Scholar Award at AERA

University of Illinois Campus Awards to Faculty Members

  • Nicholas Burbules - Outstanding Faculty Leadership Award
  • Violet Harris - Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring
  • Karla Moller - Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
  • Adam Poetzel - Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  • Anjale Welton - Campus Award for Excellence in Online and Distance Teaching
  • Yoon Pak - Outstanding Asian American Faculty/Staff Award at the Asian American Leadership Awards ceremony

College of Education Awards to Faculty Members

  • Ruth Nicole Brown - Outstanding Faculty Award for Service
  • Kristen Bub - Hardie Faculty Fellow
  • Meghan Burke - Hardie Faculty Fellow
  • Michaelene Ostrosky - Distinguished College Senior Scholar
  • Michelle Perry - Distinguished Teaching Career Award
  • Gloriana Gonzalez - Distinguished College Senior Scholar
  • Joe Robinson-Cimpian - Distinguished College Senior Scholar
  • Hedda Meadan-Kaplansky - Spitze-Mather award
  • Stephanie Smith - Hardie Faculty Fellow

College of Education Awards to Staff Members

  • Tammy Collins - Distinguished Staff Award
  • Jena Pfoff - Academic Professional Excellence Award

Students in the College of Education

  • Jeanne Brunner - Outstanding Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants
  • Manuel Colon - Franklin H. Williams Award from the Peace Corps
  • Juan Gerardo - Outstanding Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants
  • Juan Gerardo - Student Presentation Award from the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
  • Lori Erbrederis Meyer - David Sexton Award – Early Childhood Education
  • Ifeyinwa U. Onyenekwu - 2015 CASE Outstanding Graduate Student Research Proposal
  • Ifeyinwa U. Onyenekwu - Black Women Rock! Award
  • Brenda Sanya - Outstanding Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants
  • Esther Song - Illinois Promising New Teacher of Math
  • Sun Joo Yoo - second-place award recipient of the Distance Learning Journal Award in the Quantitative-Focused Category, sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Academic Service of College Staff to the University of Illinois

10 Years

  • Laurie Grams Andrews
  • Catherine L. Kirby
  • Christopher Lubienski
  • Sarah Theule Lubienski
  • Jena Marie Pfoff
  • Kathleen M. Ryan
  • Jaya Morgan Shoffner

20 Years

  • Pradeep A. Dhillon

30 Years

  • Lizanne Destefano
  • Chris Roegge

40 Years

  • James D. Anderson

We are delighted to announce the following promotions in rank for four faculty members for 2015:

  • Jennifer Delaney, Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, to associate professor with indefinite tenure
  • Gloriana Gonzalez Rivera, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, to associate professor with indefinite tenure
  • Mary-alayne Hughes, Department of Special Education, to clinical professor
  • Joe Robinson-Cimpian, Department of Educational Psychology, to associate professor with indefinite tenure
  • Linda Herrera, Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, was promoted to professor

We say farewell this summer to a few colleagues who will be retiring: 

  • Professor Debra Bragg, Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership 
  • Professor Violet Harris, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
  • Professor Richard Herman, Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
  • Professor Thomas A. Schwandt, Department of Educational Psychology

View the College of Education Awards nomination page.