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2014 Jack Miller Award Winners Announced

The 2014 Jack Miller Awards were announced at the College of Education’s annual Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting on August 13, kicking off the 2014-15 academic year.

The Jack Miller Faculty Awards are given annually to recognize and reward faculty for demonstrated excellence in the areas of teaching, service and scholarship/creative activity. The awards are determined by a faculty member’s performance based on specific criteria. This year, awards were made in all areas as well as the Jack Miller Educator of the Year Award.

Jack Miller was a former dean of education at Georgia Southern and in 1994 endowed the award. He is now President of Central Connecticut State University.

This year’s winners were: Kymberly Drawdy, Award for Service; Julie Maudlin, Award for Teaching; Charles Hodges, Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity; and Lina Soares, Educator of the Year.

Kymberly Drawdy is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She received her doctorate from the University of Alabama. Her research interests include appropriate delivery of services for students with disabilities in alternative placement and residential treatment facilities, transition goals and services for incarcerated youth with disabilities, self-determination as a motivational approach and professional development in schools.

Julie Maudlin is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She received her doctorate from Georgia Southern University. Her research interests include early childhood education, cultural curriculum studies, creativity, consumption and public pedagogy.

Charles Hodges is an associate professor in the Department of Leadership, Technology and Human Development. He received his doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His research interests include learner motivation, self-efficacy, self-regulation, online or technology enhanced teaching and learning, instructional design, emerging technologies and peer review as an instructional strategy.

Lina Soares is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She received her doctorate from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Her research interests include critical pedagogy and critical literacy, content-area literacy, adolescent literacy, teacher education and gifted education.

Pictured below (l-r) are COE Dean Thomas Koballa with award winners Kymberly Drawdy, Lina Soares, Charles Hodges and Julie Maudlin.
2014 Jack Miller Award Winners, sized

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