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Select Faculty Honors & Accomplishments, December 2013

January 17, 2014 By: Combined Reports 

UConn faculty are making an impact and receiving recognition nationwide and around the world. Read a selection of their recent honors and accomplishments.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Jack Clausen, professor of natural resources and the environment, received the USDA Teaching Award for the Northeast Region at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU).

Cathleen Love, professor of extension, received the Pharos Award from the Association for Public and Land-grant Colleges’ (APLU) Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence for her lifetime contributions to diversity, access, and success.

School of Fine Arts

The Cambridge Companion to Vaughan Williams was co-edited by Professor of Music Alain Frogley, and Aidan J. Thomson of Queen’s University, Belfast, and released by Cambridge University Press in November.

Neag School of Education

Morgaen Donaldson, assistant professor of educational leadership, was the sole recipient of the University Council for Educational Administration’s (UCEA) Jack A. Culbertson Outstanding Junior Scholar Award.

Wendy Glenn, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, received the Conference on English (CEE) 2013 Richard A. Meade Award, which recognizes “published research-based work that promotes English Language Arts teacher development at any educational level and in any scope and setting.”

William Kraemer, professor of kinesiology, was recently recognized as the #1 expert in resistance training, according to Expertscape, a website listing “specialists demonstrating the greatest expertise in any medical condition or problem.

Betsy McCoach, associate professor of educational psychology, Kathy Gavin (recently retired from UConn), and Jill Adelson (former UConn doctoral student and now assistant professor at the University of Louisville), won the 2013 Gifted Child Quarterly Research Paper of the Year for “Examining the Effects of Gifted Programming in Mathematics and Reading Using the ECLS-K.”


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