Kimberly Bess, assistant professor of human and organizational development, won the 2012 Harold Love Outstanding Community Involvement Award from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Laurie Cutting, Patricia and Rodes Hart Associate Professor of Special Education, was appointed to the Language and Communication Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health.
Kevin Leander, associate professor of education, was named faculty head of Memorial House in the Vanderbilt’s Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.
Ellen Goldring, Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair, was been elected AERA vice president for Division-L, Education Policy and Politics.
Rogers Hall, professor of education, was appointed editor-in-chief of the journal, Cognition and Instruction.
Ann Kaiser, Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development, won the Edgar A. Doll Award, given by Division 33 of the American Psychological Association, for outstanding contributions to the field of mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
Chris Loss, assistant professor of public policy and higher education, received a one-year visiting fellowship with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
David Lubinski, professor of psychology and human development, was elected president of the International Society for Intelligence Research, commencing in 2013.
Rich Milner, associate professor of education, received the 2012 Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education for Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps and Teaching in Today’s Classrooms. Milner also received the Award of Distinction from Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology Alumni Society.
Velma McBride Murry, professor of human and organizational development, was appointed to the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest’s Committee on Psychology and AIDS.
Sharon Shields, associate dean for professional education and professor of the practice of education and human development, was appointed to the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
Thomas Smith, associate professor of public policy and education, was appointed to an ad hoc committee of the National Research Council to develop an evaluation framework for successful K-12 STEM education.
Matt Springer, assistant professor of public policy and education and executive director of the National Center on Performance Incentives, and graduate student Art Peng, along with colleagues at the RAND Corporation, won AERA Division L’s Outstanding Policy Report Award for their evaluation of New York City’s School-Wide Performance Bonus Program.
Tamra Stambaugh, research assistant professor of special education and executive director of Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth, with Sumner County teacher Emily Mofield, won a Curriculum Network Award from the National Association of Gifted Children for their unit, In the Mind’s Eye: Truth vs. Perception.
Barbara Stengel, professor of the practice of education, is the new president of the Philosophy of Education Society.
Christine Quinn Trank, senior lecturer of organizational leadership in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, has been named editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry and associate editor of the Academy of Management Review.
Georgene Troseth, assistant professor of psychology, presented the keynote address, “Early Learning about the World from Symbolic Media,” at the national convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Ron Zimmer, associate professor of public policy and education, was appointed an editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. He was also invited by Gov. Bill Haslam to serve on a task force developing recommendations on a possible opportunity scholarship initiative in Tennessee.