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| May 13, 2021

The University of Iowa College of Education recognized and celebrated the contributions of faculty and staff at the Spring Faculty and Staff meeting.

Several College of Education faculty members were recognized for their teaching, research, and service at the UI College of Education Spring Faculty and Staff meeting. Those recognized include the following:

 

Allison Bruhn:

Bruhn, an associate professor of special education, received the Outstanding Researcher Mid-Career Award.

Brian Hand:

Hand, a science education professor, is one of six UI faculty members who received a 2021 Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, which will be formally presented in June. This is one of Iowa’s highest honors for faculty achievement.

Leslie Locke:

Locke, an associate professor in educational leadership, received the Collegiate Teaching Award. The award is the college’s highest distinction. Honorees are nominated by students and faculty for their excellence in teaching.

Jeremy Manternach:

Manternach, an assistant professor in music education, received the Outstanding Researcher Early Career Award.

Mark McDermott:

McDermott, a clinical professor of science education, received the Collegiate Teaching Award. The award is the college’s highest distinction. Honorees are nominated by students and faculty for their excellence in teaching.

 

The following staff and faculty were also recognized for their milestone years of employment at the UI College of Education:

 

Five years of service:

Elizabeth Decker: Research Support Coordinator, Grants and Research Services Center

Jennifer McGinn: UI REACH Program Specialist, UI REACH

Duhita Mahatmya: Associate Research Scientist, Office of the Dean

Kelsey Friday: UI REACH Program Specialist, UI REACH

Michael Petkewec: Senior Program Specialist, Recruitment, UI REACH 

Lois Gray: Director, Office of Strategic Communications, Office of Strategic Communications

 

25 years of service:

Brian Douglas: Assistant Director for Finance and Operations, Belin-Blank Center

Jan Warren: Assistant Director for Student Services, Belin-Blank Center

 

The following faculty and staff were also recognized for retiring this year

Stewart Ehly: Professor, School Psychology

Nancy Langguth: Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Student Services