24, No. 12, Dec. 16, 2004
on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of
faculty and staff members.
James Anderson, professor and head of educational
policy studies, has been named a Gutsgell Professor of Education by
the UI. Gutsgell professorships are awarded by the UI to recognize distinguished
service and outstanding contributions by university faculty members.
Lydia Buki, professor of educational psychology,
received the National Latino/a Psychological Association’s Distinguished
Professional Early Career Award. This award is conferred upon a psychologist
whose contributions have advanced an agenda congruent with the mission
of the association.
Fouad Abd El Khalick, professor of curriculum and instruction,
has been elected to the executive board of the National Association
of Research in Science Teaching. The association is a worldwide organization
of professionals committed to the improvement of science teaching and
learning through research. The ultimate goal is to help all learners
achieve science literacy.
Laurence Parker, professor of educational
policies studies, has been named an editor of Review of Research in
Education, a journal published by the American Education Research Association.
Robert Spitze, professor emeritus of agricultural and consumer
economics, and Hazel Spitze, professor
emeritus of home economics, have received the Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding
Philanthropist Award from the National Agricultural Alumni and Development
Association. The couple was honored for their sustained support of agriculture,
agricultural higher education and land-grant universities. At the UI,
they fund a student scholarship, the Land-Grant Professional Career
Excellence Award; an intern scholarship; and created the Spitze Conference
Room in the College of ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center.
Harry H. Hilton, professor emeritus of
aeronautical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Fellow status is conferred
on members who have made significant and valuable contributions to the
arts, sciences and technology of aeronautics or astronautics. Thirty
fellows were named this year. Since his retirement in 1990, he has remained
active as Senior Academic Lead for Computational Structural/Solid Mechanics
at the UI’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications.