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Peabody College faculty earn awards and honors in 2017-18

Posted by Kurt Brobeck on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in News.

2017-’18 was another outstanding year for Peabody College faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, and service earned the admiration of peers near and far. Here is a compilation of their accomplishments:

  • Seven Peabody faculty members were again included in the 2018 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings published annually by Education Week: Dale Ballou, professor of leadership, policy and organizations, emeritus; Camilla P. Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development; Lynn Fuchs, Dunn Family Professor of Psychoeducational Assessment; Ellen Goldring, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy; Jason Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education; Gary T. Henry, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education; and Joseph Murphy, Frank W. Mayborn Professor.
  • Sandra Barnes, professor of human and organizational development; Donna Y. Ford, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair; and Velma McBride Murry, Betts Professor of Education and Human Development, were recognized by the Black Cultural Center as Vanderbilt Pioneers.
  • Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski, professor of psychology and human development, will share the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Intelligence Research.
  • An article on loan aversion by Assistant Professors Angela Boatman, Brent Evans, and Adela Soliz was the most-read article in an AERA journal for 2017.
  • James R. Booth was named Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience. Booth also accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Language and Communication Study Section on the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review.
  • Christopher Candelaria, assistant professor of public policy and education, was named an Emerging Education Policy Scholar by the American Enterprise Institute/Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
  • Marisa Cannata was promoted to research associate professor.
  • Erik Carter was named a Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair.
  • Ana Christina da Silva, professor of the practice of education, received the 2018 Peabody
    Faculty Council Award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • David Dickinson, Margaret Cowan Professor, received the 2018 Award for Outstanding Research from AERA’s Vocabulary Special Interest Group.
  • Elisabeth Dykens, professor of psychology and human development, received a 2018 Rare Impact Award for Research from the National Organization of Rare Disorders.
  • Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology and human development, received a 2017 frank Prize for Research in Public Interest Communications.
  • Anjali Forber-Pratt, assistant professor of human and organizational development, gave an invited talk in Seoul, South Korea, on the Paralympic experience in conjunction with the Winter Olympics. Plus, she was selected by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of 15 “emerging scholars” and by SHAPE America for a Guiding Women in Sport award. Anjali was also honored with an award for leadership to the disability community by the Nashville Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities.
  • Donna Y. Ford was named a Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair. She was also honored with the Dr. Asa G. Hilliard Model of Excellence Award from the College Board and the W.E.B. DuBois Higher Education Award from the National Alliance of Black School Educators. And she was named one of 2018’s Top 25 Women in Higher Education by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
  • Douglas Fuchs, Nicholas Hobbs Professor of Special Education and Human Development, received a 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Learning Disabilities Association of America.
  • Douglas and Lynn Fuchs, Dunn Family Professor of Psychoeducational Assessment, gave an invited keynote address at the “Fulfilling the Promise of IDEA in the 21st Century” conference hosted by the American Institutes for Research.
  • Judy Garber was named a Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair.
  • Jason Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education, received a 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Research on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Grissom was also named research director of the Tennessee Education Research Alliance and a 2018 Chancellor Faculty Fellow.
  • Grissom, with Marisa Cannata and others in Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, co-authored two of the papers cited as the most influential of 2017 by the National Council on Teacher Quality.
  • Deborah Hatton was awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Visual Impairment and Deafblindness. Hatton was also named professor of special education, emerita.
  • Craig Anne Heflinger, professor of human and organizational development, emerita, was honored by the Tennessee Justice Center for her work championing mothers and children.
  • Carolyn J. Heinrich, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, was chosen as an Outstanding Reviewer for the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Heinrich also received the 2018 Peabody Faculty Council Award for Distinguished Faculty Citizenship.
  • Mary Louise Hemmeter, professor of special education, received the 2018 Peabody Faculty Council Award for Excellence in Service to the Field.
  • Brian Heuser was named faculty director of the Ingram Scholarship Program. Heuser was also promoted to associate professor of the practice of international education policy.
  • Andrew Hostetler was promoted to associate professor of the practice of social studies education.
  • Kate Humphreys, an incoming faculty member for 2018, was selected as a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. She has also been named an Early Career Fellow by the Jacobs Foundation.
  • Shane Hutton was promoted to senior lecturer.
  • Robert Jiménez, professor of language, literacy, and culture, was selected as an AERA Fellow.
  • Heather Johnson was promoted to associate professor of the practice of science education.
  • Nicole M. Joseph, assistant professor of mathematics education, received AERA’s Scholars of Color Early Career Contribution Award and the Early Career Award of Division G (Social Context of Education)
  • Ann Kaiser, Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development, was selected to receive the 2018 Research Award from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
  • Daniel Levin, professor of psychology and human development, received the 2018 Peabody Faculty Council Award for Distinguished Faculty Colleague.
  • The AERA Research in Mathematics Education SIG chose Luis Leyva, assistant professor of mathematics education, to receive its Early Career Publication Award. Leyva was also selected as a New Connections Scholar by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • Catherine Gavin Loss was promoted to associate professor of the practice.
  • David Lubinski, professor of psychology and human development, received the 2017 George A. Miller Award for Outstanding Article in General Psychology from the American Psychological Association.
  • Nina Martin, associate clinical professor of psychology and human development, received the 2018 Peabody Faculty Council Award for Excellence in Service to Professional Students.
  • Ebony McGee, was promoted to associate professor of teaching and learning and was named a 2018 Chancellor Faculty Fellow.
  • Catherine McTamaney, was promoted to associate professor of the practice of teaching and learning. She also received the 2018 David Schleyer Faculty Award recognizing outstanding student mentoring.
  • Maury Nation, associate professor of human and organizational development, was named a 2018 Fellow of the Society for Community Research and Action.
  • Kristopher J. Preacher, professor of psychology, was one of eight Vanderbilt scholars to make Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 world-wide list of most cited researchers.
  • Gavin Price, assistant professor of psychology, received an NSF CAREER Award to support his neuroimaging research on developmental dyscalculia.
  • Associate Dean Sharon Shields gave the Rachel Bryant Lecture at the SHAPE America conference.
  • Marybeth Shinn was named a Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair.
  • Tamra Stambaugh was promoted to research associate professor.
  • Sonya Sterba, associate professor of psychology, will receive the 2018 Anne Anastasi Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 5 (Quantitative & Qualitative Methods). She’s also the recipient of an Early Career Impact Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  • Kristen Tompkins, lecturer in human and organizational development, received the 2018 Peabody Faculty Council Distinguished Lecturer Award.
  • Leigh Wadsworth, was promoted to principal senior lecturer. She also won the 2018 Madison Sarratt Prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
  • Hao Wu, incoming faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Human Development, was honored with election into the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP).

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