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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CYFS doctoral affiliates receive APA awards

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Left to right: James DiPerna, APA Division 16 vice president for convention affairs and public relations; Amanda Moen, CYFS doctoral affiliate; Susan Sheridan, CYFS director

The American Psychological Association recently recognized CYFS doctoral affiliates Amanda Moen and Shannon Holmes with Outstanding Student Presentation awards during the 121st APA Annual Convention.

Moen and Holmes, doctoral candidates in educational psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, were among just four students to receive the award from the school psychology division of the APA. The $500 award identified the top student-authored research proposals accepted for presentation at the convention, held July 31 through Aug. 4 in Honolulu.

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Postdoc Hawley recognized for research on teacher assessment

Leslie Hawley
Leslie Hawley

Leslie Hawley, a postdoctoral trainee with the CYFS Statistics and Research Methodology Unit, will receive a University of Nebraska-Lincoln research award that recognizes her dissertation’s potential to improve the evaluation of K-12 teachers.

UNL’s Phi Delta Kappa Chapter recently announced Hawley as the recipient of its Dr. Ron Joekel Research Award, which honors outstanding education-focused research conducted by a UNL graduate student. Hawley, who completed her doctorate from UNL’s Qualitative, Quantitative and Psychometric Methods program in December 2012, will receive the $1,500 award at a fall meeting of the PDK Chapter.

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