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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. Full Article

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. Full Article

Witte recognized for research poster on family-school partnerships

Amanda Witte
Amanda Witte

CYFS doctoral student affiliate Amanda Witte received recognition for producing one of the top 10 posters among more than 160 presented at the 2014 UNL Spring Graduate Research and Creative Activities Poster Session in mid-April.

Witte, who manages the CYFS-housed Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC) in Rural Communities project, presented a poster outlining how the CBC intervention’s impact on parent-teacher relationships influences the behavior of K-3 students. Full Article

Davidson earns APA early career award

Meghan Davidson
Meghan Davidson

M. Meghan Davidson, a CYFS faculty affiliate and assistant professor of educational psychology at UNL, has earned the Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist/Practitioner Award from Division 17 of the American Psychological Association.

The award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the science and practice of counseling psychology, is given to a scholar who has received a doctoral degree within the past 10 years. Full Article

Sheridan receives ORCA award

Susan Sheridan
Susan Sheridan

A career dedicated to improving children’s development has earned CYFS director Susan Sheridan the University of Nebraska’s highest honor for research.

Sheridan, a George Holmes University Professor of educational psychology, has been named a 2014 recipient of NU’s Outstanding Research and Creative Activity award. Sheridan will accept the honor at the University-wide Teaching, Research and Engagement Awards on April 30. Full Article

Swearer named Willa Cather professor

Susan Swearer
Susan Swearer

Susan Swearer, professor of educational psychology and CYFS faculty affiliate, will receive the title of Willa Cather professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Honors Convocation on April 13.

The Willa Cather/Charles Bessey professorships recognize full professors who have established exceptional records of distinguished scholarship or creative activity, with recipients free to select either the Cather or Bessey designation. Full Article

Engen-Wedin recognized by Nebraska Department of Education

Nancy Engen-Wedin
Nancy Engen-Wedin

CYFS faculty affiliate Nancy Engen-Wedin has received the Friend of American Indian Education Award from the Nebraska Department of Education.

Engen-Wedin, coordinator of the Indigenous Roots Teacher Education Program (ROOTS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was honored at the NDE’s Native American Student Achievement Symposium in October. Full Article