Faculty and Staff Awards

Faculty and Staff Award Criteria

The Faculty and Staff Awards are granted each Spring at the COE End of Year Meeting. Recipients are nominated by colleagues and chosen by a committee of COE faculty and staff. The Ellery Earl Crader Award committee is open only to previous Crader Award winner. See criteria for each award below.

2022 Dean’s Summer Research Faculty Fellowships Recipients

  • Patrick Murphy, CEPR
  • Anna Falkner, ICL
  • Edith Gnanadass, LEAD

2022 Faculty Research Grant Award Winners

  • Ashley Batastini, CEPR, “Perceptions, Options, and Barriers in the Treatment of the Justice Involved”
  • Genia Bettencourt, LEAD, “Examining the Experiences of Student Caregivers”
  • Daniel Collier, LEAD, “Winning in West Tennessee”
  • Anna Falkner, ICL, “Contexts for Learning About Race & Racism in the Early Grades”
  • Denise Winsor, CEPR, “Middle School Students Stress and Coping  During COVID-19: Exploring Teacher and Parent Perspectives on Student Growth Mindset”

2022 Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards

Keith Hembree

Outstanding Contributions by a Staff Member
Keith Hembree, Dean's Office

Will Hunter

Excellence in Research and Scholarship
Will Hunter, ICL

Crystal White

Excellence in Teaching
Crystal White, CEPR

Eli Jones

Excellence in Service
Eli Jones, CEPR

Susan Nordstrom

Ellery Earl Crader
Professor of Education Award
Susan Nordstrom, CEPR