Awards and Recognition
CEHD alumni, faculty and staff are often recognized as valued leaders in their field. Recent award recipients can be found on our Awards and Accreditations page. Recipients from prior years are listed below.
Alumni award recipients
- National History Teacher of the Year, Jill Szymanski, ETE ’97, MEd ’02, 4/5 grade teacher at Brandywine Springs Elementary School.
- Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching – the nation’s highest honor for math and science teachers was awarded to CEHD alumni, Tim Dalby ETE ’99, M.Ed. ’11, Jeanine Moore ’91, MA ’01, and Mary Pinkston, MEd ’95.
- 2013 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. – Jennifer Nauman, ETE ’99, principal at Cape Henlopen’s Shields Elementary School, was one of seven principal to receive this national award.
- High School Teacher of the Year award (Delaware Section) – presented to John Scali, SOE, by the American Chemical Society.
- UD Wall of Fame recipients: 2013 – Timothy E. Shanahan, Ph.D. 2011 – Rita Landgraf ’80, DE Secretary of Health and Social Services and Suzanne McMahon Sears ’78, VP of Marketing, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
- WNBA draft – Elena Delle Donne, HS ’13, was selected as Rookie of the Year in the WNBA, following an exceptional career on UD’s Women’s Basketball team, in addition to demonstrating academic prowess and inspirational dedication to her family.
- Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (Eastern Division) 2012 – Edward Cohen, ETE ’05, honored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers for his work with 8th grade students at Quibbletown Middle School in Piscataway, N.J.
- National Distinguished Principals 2012 – Dan Shelton, Ed.D ’07 and Byron Murphy, M.Ed. ’95 were nominated, representing Delaware’s Elementary and Secondary schools.
- Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement 2012 – Karen Stout, Ed.D. ’95, is president of Montgomery County Community College. In 2011, Katherine Hutchinson ’94, associate professor in the NY University College of Nursing
- National Superintendent of the Year finalist 2012 – Susan Bunting ’96, superintendent, Indian River School District
- Delaware Teacher of the Year 2011 – Joseph Masiello ’82, English teacher Cab Calloway School of the Arts
- Emalea Pusey Warner award 2010 – Alyson Cavanaugh graduated with an Honors degree with distinction in human services with a concentration in clinical services and a minor in psychology. The Emalea Pusey Warner award is presented to the woman selected from UD’s graduating class who most exemplifies leadership, academic success and community service
Awards presented to CEHD faculty and staff.
- Early Career Publication Award – Charles Hohensee, assistant professor was recognized by SIG-RME for his 2014 scholarly article titled “Backward Transfer: An Investigation of the Influence of Quadratic Function Instruction on Students’ Prior Ways of Reasoning about Linear Functions
- Early Career Award – Amanda Jansen, associate professor, was recognized by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators for demonstrating exceptional potential for leadership in mathematics teacher education within the first 10 years of her career.
- Alison Award– Roberta Golinkoff, H. Rodney Sharp Chair in the School of Education, was presented the 2011 Francis Alison Award, the highest honor bestowed on a UD faculty member. This honor acknowledges Golinkoff’s dedication to scholarship and teaching, including major contributions to research on language acquisition and strong public engagement with research on early learning.
- Kristine Coll, Senior Assistant Dean of Student Services, was awarded UD’s John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service Award in 2013 for her work in restructuring our undergraduate and graduate student support services.
- Gary Allison, professor of special education, was recognized by Kappa Alpha Theta in 2013 as one of their Top Ten Outstanding Faculty Members in the nation.
- Excellence in Advising and Mentorship Award
- The Human Development and Family Studies doctoral program was ranked among the best in the U.S. for student support/outcomes, by the National Research Council in 2010.