Six faculty award recipients pose with Dean Paul Alberto and Provost Risa Palm

COE Faculty Awards 2014

The College of Education honored six faculty members for their achievements in teaching, research and service at its Faculty Awards Luncheon on March 25.

These faculty have published extensively, mentored hundreds of educators, secured significant grant funding, and represented Georgia State University and the College of Education in school systems, community organizations and in their disciplines.

This year’s honorees are as follows:

  • Caroline Sullivan, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, which recognizes a full-time faculty member in the college for outstanding achievement in the area of teaching.
  • Pier Junor Clarke, clinical associate professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Service Award, which recognizes a full-time faculty member who fulfills in an exemplary way the college’s commitment to service and has consistently demonstrated exemplary service at the campus, community, state and/or national level.
  • Debra McKeown, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Urban Education Research Award. Funded by Dr. Ron Colarusso, Dean Emeritus of the College of Education, this award recognizes a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the college for outstanding achievement in the area of scholarship in urban education.
  • Donnie Davis, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Research Award, which recognizes a full-time faculty member in the college for outstanding achievement in the area of scholarship.
  • Gracie Beavers, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Research in Educational Psychology Award, which recognizes research contributions to the field of educational psychology.
  • Kristen Varjas, associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, is the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award, which recognizes a full-time faculty member in the college for outstanding contributions to their discipline through a combination of research and service.

To see pictures from the event, visit our Flickr page.

Photo caption: Provost Risa Palm (far left) and Dean Paul Alberto (far right) recognize the six faculty award winners at the college’s 2014 Faculty Awards Luncheon. 

 
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