Monday, April 17, 2023
Katie Cunningham and Liz Hollingworth

 Liz Hollingworth, College of Education professor in Educational Leadership and director of the Center for Evaluation and Assessment, received the 2023 Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership (LTEL) Special Interest Group (SIG) 129 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting.

LTEL-SIG brings together discipline specialists, educational theorists, curriculum developers, educational researchers, classroom experts, practitioners, policy-makers, and others concerned with teaching in educational administration.

Hollingworth joined the College of Education in 2005. Her research focuses on issues of leadership, evaluation, and assessment: in particular, how school reform policies affect classroom practice, evaluation, and school administration. Hollingworth has also served as the director of the Center for Evaluation and Assessment since 2015, working with a team of staff and graduate students to conduct multiple forms of program evaluation in collaboration with colleges, universities, and school systems.

In her capacity as a professor of educational leadership at the University of Iowa, she has worked with Iowa school principals and superintendents for over a decade and has built strong relationships with school district leaders, as well as with the staff at the Iowa Department of Education. Hollingworth has also served as the interim Departmental Executive Officer of the UI College of Education's Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies since August of 2021.