CEHD Faculty & Staff Awards



To recognize our faculty and staff for superior contributions to their field, our College has established a number of awards, bestowed annually during our All-College meeting.


  • CEHD Excellence in Teaching award is designed to recognize and reward a CEHD faculty member who demonstrates an outstanding model of teaching that promotes excellence in teaching among other CEHD faculty.
  • Rita Fillos Award – Dr. Rita M. Fillos began as a secretary for UD’s College of Education where, inspired by the opportunities for education, she went on to receive her PhD. The award is presented to a CEHD salaried or professional staff who is actively pursuing an academic degree and has demonstrated a record of accomplishment in support of the College.
  • CEHD Dean’s Research Award recognizes an assistant or associate professor who has developed a strong program of research, received external funding to support that research, published in top research journals, and created a synergy about himself or herself that is advancing the research mission of the college.  A monetary award is provided to be used to support the individual’s research program.
  • School of Education Distinguished Faculty Award is presented to a full-time faculty member in the SOE to recognize outstanding achievement in research, teaching and/or service that is clearly beyond the expectations of the position.
  • School of Education Second Mile Award is presented by the SOE to an individual in recognition and appreciation of exemplary support and service to the field of education.