2009 Awards Recipients

Center Researchers Receive Distinguished, Meritorious Service Awards at ACTER 2009

From: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, http://nccte.org/

Two NRCCTE researchers received awards at ACTER's recent Career and Technical Education Research and Professional Development Conference (ACTER-OTT Academy), held from Tuesday, November 17th through Thursday, November 19th, as part of the ACTE convention in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Morgan Lewis received the Distinguished Service Award and Dr. Donna Pearson, Associate Director of the NRCCTE, received the Meritorious Service Award. Award recipients are selected through a competitive nomination and review process in recognition of their contributions to the field of CTE research.

Dr. Morgan Lewis
Morgan V. Lewis, recipient of ACTER's 2009 Distinguished Service Award, presented by Barry Croom (center) and announced by Steve Aragon (left).

Dr. Donna Pearson
Donna Pearson, Associate Director of the NRCCTE, receives the ACTER 2009 Meritorious Service Award, presented by Barry Croom (center) and announced by Steve Aragon (left).


Outstanding Beginning Scholar Award

Curtis R. Friedel, Ph.D.
Managing Editor, Career and Technical Education Research
School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development


Outstanding Research Symposium Award

The Moments We Miss: Using Facial Reader Software as an Educational Research Tool
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Tiffany Drape, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Cory Epler, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Donna M. Moore, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Rick Rudd, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Outstanding Research Paper Award

Contributions of Work-Based Learning in Preparing At-Risk Students for Post-High School Transition
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Sinan Gemici, University of Georgia
Jay W. Rojewski, University of Georgia
In Heok Lee, University of Georgia


Outstanding Poster Award

A Grounded Theory Description of the Integration of Science Content into Secondary Career and Technical Education Programs

Matt Spindler, SUNY, Oswego


Outstanding Poster Award, 1st Runner Up

Teaching Reading Skill Development in FCS Teacher Education: A Survey of Need and Purpose

Fredrick W. Polkinghorne, Valdosta State University
Sally E. Arnett, Northern Illinois University


Outstanding Poster Award, 2nd Runner Up

School Policy Makers’ Perceptions of Appropriate Professional Dress for Teachers

Beth Winfrey Freeburg, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Jane Workman, Southern Illinois University Carbondale