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Witte selected as Rural Futures Institute fellow

Amanda Witte
Amanda Witte, project manager at the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools

Amanda Witte, CYFS project manager, has been selected to participate in an inaugural fellows program through the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute. As one of 15 faculty fellows, Witte was selected for her contributions to rural communities through research.

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Arthur receives student paper, travel awards

Ann Arthur
Ann Arthur

Ann Arthur, CYFS graduate assistant, has earned student paper and travel awards from the International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation and Testing.

During the Nov. 9-13 conference in Miami, Florida, Arthur will present her paper, “Advances in Questionnaire Design for Youth.” She developed the paper while working on a project with CYFS’ Nebraska Academy for Analytics, Psychometrics and Analytics (MAP Academy).

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Faculty affiliates earn professorships, teaching awards

From top left: Martha Mamo, Kathleen Rudasill, Kimberly Tyler, Edward Daly, Jody Koenig Kellas, Scott Napolitano, Jordan Soliz
From top left: Martha Mamo, Kathleen Rudasill, Kimberly Tyler, Edward Daly, Jody Koenig Kellas, Scott Napolitano and Jordan Soliz. 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded professorships to three CYFS faculty affiliates:

Martha Mamo was named Aaron Douglas/John E. Weaver Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture. The professorship recognizes faculty members with the rank of full professor who demonstrate sustained levels of teaching excellence and national visibility for instructional activities and/or practice.

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Sheridan receives APA research career award

CYFS director Susan Sheridan is the recipient of the Senior Scientist in School Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association's Division of School Psychology. The award recognizes academic school psychologists with sustained research programs of exceptional quality.
CYFS director Susan Sheridan is the recipient of the Senior Scientist in School Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association. The award recognizes academic school psychologists with sustained research programs of exceptional quality.

The best measure of impactful research is in its ripple effect—both in the field and in the next generation of researchers.

For sustained research excellence throughout her career, CYFS director Susan Sheridan has received the Senior Scientist in School Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division of School Psychology. She will be formally recognized at the APA Convention Aug. 8 in Toronto, Canada.

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Molfese receives CEHS research career award

Victoria Molfese
Victoria Molfese

If there is one thing CYFS affiliate Victoria Molfese has learned over the course of her career, it’s that you don’t do research alone. The Chancellor’s Professor received this year’s Distinguished Research/Creative Career award, as CEHS recognized outstanding faculty and staff at an April 10 awards ceremony.

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CYFS supports eight Layman Award recipients

Eight CEHS faculty received 2015-16 Layman Awards, from top left, Tony Albano, assistant professor; Amy Dent, research assistant professor; Lauren Gatti, assistant professor; Deryl Hatch, assistant professor; Leslie Hawley, research assistant professor; Lorey Wheeler, research assistant professor; Natalie Williams, assistant professor; and Jiangang Xia, assistant professor.
Eight CEHS faculty received 2015-16 Layman Awards, from top left, Tony Albano, assistant professor; Amy Dent, research assistant professor; Lauren Gatti, assistant professor; Deryl Hatch, assistant professor; Leslie Hawley, research assistant professor; Lorey Wheeler, research assistant professor; Natalie Williams, assistant professor; and Jiangang Xia, assistant professor.

With collaborative support and seed funding, CYFS faculty affiliates are prepared to grow their research base this spring.

The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) recently provided grant proposal and development assistance to eight CEHS faculty—all of whom received 2015-16 Layman Awards. The award, funded by UNL’s Office of Research and Economic Development, provides $10,000 in seed money for untenured faculty and supports researchers in their pursuit of external funding.

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Faculty affiliates recognized as national education leaders

Hawley and Davis PDK
Dawn Davis (left) and Leslie Hawley, CYFS faculty affiliates, are two of 25 Phi Delta Kappa International emerging leaders.

Dawn Davis and Leslie Hawley, faculty affiliates with the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, were recently named “emerging leaders in education” by Phi Delta Kappa International, a global association of education professionals.

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Journal of School Psychology names CYFS article best of 2013

Susan Sheridan
Susan Sheridan

A peer-reviewed paper from the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools has been selected as 2013 Article of the Year by the Journal of School Psychology.

Lead author and CYFS director Susan Sheridan will accept the award from the Society for the Study of School Psychology on Aug. 8 in Washington, D.C., site of the 2014 American Psychological Association Convention.

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