Ally Hunter, a doctoral candidate in science education, has been named a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for the 2011-12 academic year. This honor is given as a result of her selection to and participation in the 2011 National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology held at Yale University. Institute participants from 12 research colleges and universities in the northeast assembled at Yale for five days of presentations and discussions focused on enhancing undergraduate education.
Mary Lynn Boscardin, Chair and Professor of the Department of Student Development, was elected President-Elect of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), a 5500 member international professional educational organization which is one of the thirteen divisions of the International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Linda Griffin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Education, has been named the 2012 Frostburg State University Wellner Scholar. The Wellner Scholar Program, which honors the late Lillian Wellner, a former FSU registrar and physical education instructor, was created from an endowment from the FSU Foundation, Inc. Each year, the Department of Health and Physical Education at FSU selects one Wellner Scholar to conduct a presentation or workshop for members of the University community.
Meg Gebhard, associate professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, was named this year’s recipient of the College of Education’s College Outstanding Teaching Award. This award honors individual faculty members for the teaching accomplishments within their own colleges.
“The Research Journey: An Introduction to Inquiry”, by Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor Sharon F. Rallis and professor and chair Gretchen B. Rossman, both of the Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration has been published by Guilford Press.
Access to Critical Content and English Language Acquisition, (ACCELA) has received the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) DIVISION K award for “Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education.
Sharon Rallis, Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and Reform, was invited to lead a workshop, “Conducting Useful Evaluations”, in Istanbul, Turkey. The workshop, sponsored by Bahcesehir University, was attended by teams of teachers and school administrators, as well as teams from NGOs, foundations, and businesses. Co-facilitating the workshop with Rallis was her former advisee, Aysen Kose (Ed.D. 2010).
Christine B. McCormick, Dean of the College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI). CADREI is an assembly of deans of education from research and land grant institutions throughout North America.