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Four UGA College of Education professors recognized for their work

Athens, Ga. – Four University of Georgia College of Education professors recently were recognized for work in their respective fields.

Linda Campbell, a professor in the department of counseling and human development services and director of UGA’s Center for Counseling, has received the 2012 Education Advocacy Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychological Association.

The award, the only one of its kind given by the APA Education Directorate, recognizes members whose work has influenced or gained support from members of Congress for psychology internships and other essential training experiences.

JoBeth Allen, a professor in the department of language and literacy education, was named the 2012 Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts by the National Council of Teachers of English.

Allen teaches courses on writing pedagogy, poetry, family-school partnerships, research writing and critical pedagogies. She conducts research with teachers who are exploring issues of educational equity and social justice in relation to literacy teaching and learning at home, in schools and in the community. She is the author of eight books, including Literacy in the Welcoming Classroom: Creating Family-School Partnerships that Support Student Learning (2010) and Creating Welcoming Schools: A Practical Guide to Home-School Partnerships with Diverse Families (2007).

Thomas Hébert, a professor in the department of educational psychology and instructional technology, was named the 2012 Outstanding Alumnus by the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.

Hébert is a nationally recognized leader in gifted education. He teaches graduate courses in gifted and creative education and qualitative research methods. His research focuses on social and emotional development of gifted students, underachievement in high-ability students, culturally diverse gifted students and problems faced by gifted young men.

Jennifer Graff, an assistant professor in language and literacy education, was co-author of an article that received the 2012 IRA Albert J. Harris Award from the International Reading Association. The article was titled “Addressing Summer Reading Setback Among Economically Disadvantaged Elementary Students” and was published in the journal Reading Psychology, 31: 411-427, 2010.