Several faculty members in the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University have received national honors and appointments:
Robert Bullough will be presented the Michael Huberman Award for Excellence in Research on the Lives of Teachers from the American Educational Research Association next March at an awards ceremony in New York City. The honor is sponsored by the Lives of Teachers Special Interest Group. Bullough, a professor of teacher education in the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling, will receive a $500 honorarium and will attend the Lives of Teachers business meeting to lead a discussion among attendees.
Brad Wilcox, an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education, was recently appointed co-editor of a well-known scholarly journal, Literacy Research and Instruction, now in its 50th year of circulation. It is the official journal of the College Reading Association. Wilcox is the second BYU faculty member to be selected as co-editor. Ray Reutzel, former associate dean of the McKay School and chair of the Department of Elementary Education, was editor during the late 1990s. Wilcox credits to Reutzel’s work as a reason he was appointed co-editor. The journal is published four times a year and is available at nearly all universities in the United States.
Gary Kramer, a faculty member in the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling, is the editor for a book that will be published this November that explores ways to improve overall student success in higher education. “Fostering Student Success in the Campus Community” includes the work of 36 contributors, most of whom are university professors from across the country. While the book targets people who provide services to higher education students, such as counselors or advisors, John N. Gardner said in his foreword for the book that it “is as much for faculty as for student-services professionals.”
Scott Richards and doctoral student Kari O’Grady of the Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education were invited to share their research and professional experience on the role of spirituality in science and scholarship at the conference “Human Persons and the God of Nature,” held at Oxford, England, in September. The presentation, based on O’Grady’s doctoral dissertation, shares the results of a survey of natural and behavioral scientists concerning their thoughts on the role of inspiration in research.
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