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School of Education Faculty Honored at Annual Leaders in Learning Celebration

Four School of Education faculty were among the honorees at the annual Leaders in Learning celebration held on September 17th, which recognizes faculty for excellence in teaching and research.

Carolyn BarberCarolyn Barber, Ph.D., associate dean and faculty member in the division of educational leadership, policy, and foundations, was recognized for her promotion to professor. Dr. Barber’s research uses large-scale quantitative methodologies to examine contexts for positive youth development, and her teaching has included coursework in developmental and educational psychology, research methodology, and statistics.

Loyce Caruthers, Ph.D., professor in the division of educational leadership, policy, and foundations, was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring. This award recognizes UMKC graduate faculty advisors with a long-established career at the university who have made significant contributions to higher education through exceptional mentoring.

Omiunota UkpokoduOmiunota Ukpokodu, Ph.D., professor in the division of teacher education and curriculum studies, was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Embracing Diversity. This award recognizes and celebrates UMKC faculty, staff and registered student organizations that embrace diversity by celebrating diversity in all aspects of university life, creating inclusive environments, culturally competent citizens and globally-oriented curricula and programs.

Youfu (Michael) WeiMichael Wei, Ph.D., associate professor in the division of teacher education and curriculum studies, was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in teaching. The university’s highest honor for excellence in teaching recognizes and celebrates UMKC faculty who are consistently superior teachers at the graduate, undergraduate or professional level over an extended period of time.

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