Faculty Kudos

Please join me in congratulating the faculty on their accomplishments!  We are so proud to boast some of the greatest faculty in the world and continue to be impressed by their hard work, dedication and achievements.

Dr. Richard King has been chosen by the Distinguished Fellow Committee of the National Education Finance Conference to receive a lifetime award in recognition of his national visibility for exemplary research and/or practice in the field of public education.  This award is one of the highest recognitions to those who have distinguished themselves in the field of education finance and will be formally presented to Dr. King in May.  Congratulations, Dick!

Dr. Rebecca Burns has developed a tool that will be published in a book by Louise Wilkinson of Syracuse University entitled Understanding Language in Diverse Classrooms.  The Burns’ Checklist is “particularly useful for general educators, an easy-to-use scheme for checking to see if lessons meet the most basic requirements of being accessible to English Language Learners (ELLs) while simultaneously teaching content and English, particularly academic English.  Using this checklist, teachers track how their lessons are planned to meet the needs of all students, especially ELLs.” Congratulations, Rebecca!

The Children’s Literature in Education, a top-tier international quarterly journal in print for more than 40 years has just notified Dr. Thomas Crisp that the article “Is This a Boy or a Girl: Re-Thinking Gender in Caldecott Medal-Winning Literature, 1938-2011,” co-authored with USFSM College of Education graduate student Brittany Hiller and published earlier this year, is their most downloaded article.  Congratulations, Tom!