“I don’t see the College of Education and Human Development as my school, I see it as my family. The academic family I have that believes in children and making a difference. I am privileged to be a graduate of UD.”Zoi Philippakos, Ph.D. ’12, CEHD New Graduate Award '17
Awards & Accreditations
- In 2018, the University of Delaware Social Studies Partnership received a Social Studies Programs of Excellence Certificate from the Middle States Council for the Social Studies. This interdisciplinary team includes CEHD’s Professional Development Center for Educators, The Democracy Project, Delaware Geographic Alliance, and the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, was recognized for their instrumental role developing curriculum for social studies educators.
- Our Human Services program was reaccredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education in 2017. UD is the only Research 1 institution with an accredited HS major.
- Our Mathematics Education Undergraduate Program for Elementary Teachers received the national 2013 Wisniewski Award, given by the Society of Professors of Education for demonstrating “singularly significant contributions to the theory and practice of teacher education.”
- The Early Learning Center was recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) during their accreditation in 2011, with Commendations for 10 of their 12 measurements.
- The Delaware Center for Teacher Education were reaccredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for teacher preparation and advance preparation levels, receiving a special congratulations from the Board who identified “no areas for improvement relative to any of the standards.
Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic Institutional Leadership Award – Elizabeth Farley-Ripple received this award which recognizes and honors an individual for outstanding contributions to the institutionalization of community engagement, by inspiring a culture of service/civic and community engagement on the campus and involving community voice in the development of partnerships and the campus. This award honors a person who has contributed to the overall success of campus-community collaboration and advanced community engagement at their university.
Division for Learning Disabilities Jeannette Fleischner Career Leadership Award and the Special Education Research Award – Charles A. MacArthur received these awards from the Council for Exceptional Children. The Jeannette Fleischner Career Leadership Award honors those who have advanced the field of learning disabilities through direct service, policy development, community service, research, or organizational leadership throughout their careers. The Special Education Research Award recognizes an individual or team whose research has made significant, documented contributions to the education of children and youth with exceptionalities.
Early Career Publication Award – Erica Litke received this award from the American Educational Research Association for her publication, “The nature and quality of algebra instruction: Using a content-focused observation tool as a lens for understanding and improving instructional practice” published in Cognition and Instruction. It recognizes an individual junior scholar for an outstanding publication on Rasch measurement research within five years of obtaining their doctoral degree.
Excellence in Scholarly Community Engagement – Janine de Novais received this award from the University of Delaware, which is given to a faculty member who has displayed excellence in mutually beneficial, scholarly engaged teaching, research or creative activities and/or service.
Joseph E. Zins Award for Social and Emotional Learning Action Research – Tia Barnes received this award from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). The award recognizes individuals whose body of work and commitment to SEL have advanced the field and paved the way for others
National Academy of Education – Roberta Golinkoff has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education, which advances high quality education research and its use in policy and practice. Members are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education, and Golinkoff is the first member from UD to receive this honor.
Top 100 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings – CEHD Dean Gary T. Henry has been named to the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Top 200 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. He is ranked 63rd in the nation—recognized for his extensive contributions to education research and his continued success introducing research findings into the national conversation.
Albert J. Kingston Award for Distinguished Service to the Literacy Research Association – Rachel Karchmer-Klein received the 2020 Albert J. Kingston Award for Distinguished Service to the Literacy Research Association (LRA), a research organization that works to advance literacy theory, research and practice. She received this award in recognition of her many positions of leadership within the LRA, her active participation in its academic conferences and her mentorship of graduate students, among other contributions.
American Education Research Association Fellows – The American Educational Research Association has recognized two University of Delaware School of Education faculty members, Charles A. MacArthur and Nancy C. Jordan, as AERA Fellows for their notable and sustained research accomplishments in the areas of literacy education and mathematics learning. MacArthur and Jordan join four previously recognized UD AERA Fellows.
American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest – Valerie Earnshaw is the recipient of the 2020 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest (Early Career).
Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic P20 Partnership Award – Elizabeth Soslau received the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic P20 Partnership Award, which recognizes a leading partnership between PreK-12, higher education and the community. Soslau received this award in honor of her partnership with Need in Deed, a Philadelphia-based education nonprofit, and Warner Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware.
Edgar Klugman Award for Lifetime Contribution of Research and Leadership in the Field of Play and Early Childhood Education – Myae Han received the Edgar Klugman Award for Lifetime Contribution of Research and Leadership in the Field of Play and Early Childhood Education from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)’s Play, Policy, and Practice Forum.
Kauffman-Hallahan-Pullen Distinguished Researcher Award – Nancy C. Jordan, Dean Family Endowed Chair of Teacher Education in the School of Education, has been named the 2020 Kauffman-Hallahan-Pullen Distinguished Researcher by the CEC Division for Research. This award recognizes individuals or research teams whose research has resulted in more effective services or education for exceptional individuals.
Partnership for Public Education Fellowship – Ann Aviles has qualified for a PPE fellowship based on her partnership proposal with Yes, You Can!
Ratledge Family Award for Delaware Public Service – Allison Karpyn has received a Ratledge Family Award for Delaware Public Service which recognizes the contributions of University of Delaware community members to the well-being of all the people of the state.
SAGE Publishing 10-Year Impact Awards – Laura Desimone has received a 10-Year Impact Award, which are given to the authors of articles published in any SAGE journal that received the most citations over the span of a decade. Her paper “Improving Impact Studies of Teachers’ Professional Development: Toward Better Conceptualizations and Measures” received more than 1,000 citations between 2009 and 2019.
Top 100 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings – CEHD dean Gary T. Henry has been named to the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Top 200 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. He is ranked 81st in the nation—recognized for his extensive contributions to education research and his continued success introducing research findings into the national conversation.
American Educational Research Association Fellows – Roberta Golinkoff, Jim Hiebert and Laura Desimone have been named 2019 AERA Fellows. This honor recognizes excellence in research as well as scholarship that constitutes and enriches education research as an interdisciplinary field.
Dean Family Endowed Professorship for Teacher Education – Nancy C. Jordan has become the first faculty member appointed to this endowed professorship, which was established through a charitable trust created for the purpose of attracting and retaining an outstanding educator and scholar.
Excellence in Teaching Award – William Lewis and Rob Palkovitz received this award from the University of Delaware which honors outstanding faculty members who demonstrate true excellence in teaching.
Faculty Excellence in Scholarly Community Engagement Award – Roberta Golinkoff received this award from the University of Delaware, which is given to a faculty member who has displayed excellence in mutually beneficial, scholarly engaged teaching, research or creative activities and/or service.
Mid-Career Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award – Elizabeth Farley Ripple received this award from the University of Delaware. This award highlights UD’s commitment to excellence in research, scholarship and creative endeavors.
Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leadership Award – Valerie Earnshaw received this award from the American Psychological Association, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in the conduct, dissemination and translation of high-quality research in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment/care and/or policy.
CEHD Dean’s Research Award – Steve Amendum (SOE) and Mellissa Gordon (HDFS) received the CEHD Research Award, given to an assistant/associate professor with a strong program of research, received external funding, published in high-quality journals and/or published a book with a leading academic press.
Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award – Roberta Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair, and her long-time collaborator Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek (Temple University), received this award during the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference.
Linking Research to Practice Outstanding Publication Award – Amanda Jansen, professor in the University of Delaware School of Education, was recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for her article, “Rough Draft Talk in Mathematics Classrooms,” co-written with three Delaware teachers and published in the 2016-17 volume of Mathematics Teaching in Middle School.
UD’s Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Award – Elizabeth Pemberton, professor in Education was selected to receive this award on May 7, 2018. Nominations are submitted by students, alumni, faculty, and staff to recognize dedication to our students’ success.
Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award – Sharon Walpole received this award at the 2018 International Literacy Association conference in Austin, TX. This international award honors an outstanding college or university teacher of reading methods or reading-related courses.
Mary Custis Straughn Excellence in Higher Education Disability Advocacy Award – Laura Eisenman, associate professor SOE, was presented UD’s Disability Advocacy award for being a a consistent presence, collaborator, and champion for University-wide disability and accessibility related initiatives.
CEHD Dean’s Research Award – Joshua Wilson, assistant professor in the School of Education, was recognized by Dean Vukelich for his research incorporating computer software in the classroom designed to evaluate and improve student writing.
Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award – Roberta Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair, and her long-time collaborator Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek (Temple University), received this lifetime achievement award in 2017 from the Society for Research in Child Development.
Lifetime Achievement Award – George Bear, professor, school psychology, was recognized in 2017 by National Association of School Psychologists for his contributions to research and practice in school psychology, and leadership in the profession.
AACTE Margaret B. Lindsay Award – James Hiebert, Robert J. Barkley Professor of Education, received the 2017 Lindsay Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education from the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.
Technology in Reading Research Award – Rachel Karchmer-Klein, associate professor, School of Education, received the 2016 Technology in Reading Research Award from the International Literacy Association’s Technology in Literacy Education Special Interest Group (TILE-SIG).
AAIDD Fellow – Nancy Weiss, director, National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, was named a fellow in 2016 by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).
Fulbright Scholar – Allison Karyn, associate director CRESP, has been selected as a 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to measure and address food insecurity in the Bahamas.
Early Career Achievement Award – Steven Amendum, DCTE Faculty Scholar, was recognized by the Literacy Research Association in 2015 for making significant contributions to literacy research and education.
James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award – Roberta Golinkoff, professor SOE (and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University) were presented this lifetime achievement award by the Association for Psychological Science in 2015.
Torch Award – Barbara Settles, HDFS professor, was recognized in 2015 for her decades-long effort to ensure women’s equality at UD.
Senior Scholar – James Hiebert, Robert J. Barkley Professor of Education, was presented the SIG-RME national scholar award in 2015 for significant contributions in mathematics education.
Dybwad Humanitarian Award – Nancy Weiss, director of UD’s National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, was presented the Humanitarian Award by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) for significantly promoting human welfare and social reform in ways that positively affect the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Leadership Award – Steven Eidelman received the 2015 AAIDD leadership award for his work advancing the services used by people with disabilities.
Our programs are nationally accredited by:
- American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
- American Library Association/American Association of School Librarians (ALA/AASL)
- Association for Education Communications and Technology (AECT)
- Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
- Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
- Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
- Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)
- International Reading Association (IRA)
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
- National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
- National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)