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Faculty Congratulations (Compiled December 2014)

A compilation of awards and honors won by faculty and staff.

Rose M. Baker, assistant professor of education, and David L. Passmore, distinguished professor of education, were appointed to the Centre County Advisory Council of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. The advisory Council is the Commission's "eyes and ears" in the State College community to identify civil rights concerns and to develop programs that eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote equal opportunity.  

Larry Boggess, an adjunct professor of education leadership, and Elizabeth Shakespeare were recently awarded the 2014 Best-In-Track award for faculty development by the International Annual Conference of the Online Learning Consortium for their presentation What’s the Big Idea? Going Beyond Communities of Practice for an Innovative Faculty Development Framework.

JoLynn Carney, associate professor of counselor education, was recently awarded  the Marijane Fall, Counselor Educator of the Year Award by the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARCES). The award recognizes a creative, generous, charitable counselor educator who has reached out to others and made a profound difference in their lives.

The Ford Foundation has awarded a grant to Beverly Lindsay, professor of education, as principal investigator/co-director for Ford Foundation Funded Institute: University Leadership and Agents of Change in Post Conflict and Transitional Societies, University of California. The multi-year grant will enhance research, leadership, and policy skills and development for women executives who are deans, vice presidents, provost/vice chancellors, and presidents/chancellor in a range of universities located on several continents. University of California doctoral research assistants and faculty and administrators will be integrally involved.

Kyle Peck, professor of learning, design and technology, was recently awarded the inaugural research fellowship by Penn State’s Teaching and Learning with Technology. The fellowship recognizes Penn State faculty who innovatively utilize technology educational tools.

Joseph Valente, assistant professor of early childhood education, was recently recognized as a Concho Delgado Gaitan CAE Presidential Fellow by the American Anthropological Association. The fellowship recognized top researches in the field of educational anthropology.