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COEHS Faculty Excellence Award Winners (2013)

June 11, 2013

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MACOMB, IL — Five Western Illinois University College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) faculty members were honored recently with the 2013 COEHS Excellence Awards. They include:

2013 COEHS Excellence in Scholarly/Professional Activities Award Recipient

Dodson previously served (2004-08) as the director of the criminal justice program and an assistant professor of criminal justice at Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN). She has authored journal articles (in such publications as the Journal of Criminal Justice Education and Journal of Offender Rehabilitation) and is a co-author of the 2013 book, "Corrections: Exploring Crime, Punishment, and Justice in America," published by Elsevier/Anderson Publishing. She earned her Ph.D. in criminology in 2009 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; her master's degree in criminal justice from East Tennessee State University in 2001; and her bachelor's degree in criminal justice and criminology from East Tennessee State University in 1998.

2013 COEHS Excellence in Service Award Recipient

Prior to coming Western in 2001, Daytner served as a project coordinator and an instructor (1999-2001) at Ball State University; as an adjunct instructor (1997-98) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI); and as an associate instructor (1994-96) at Indiana University. In addition to her faculty position at WIU, she serves as the faculty associate for First Year Experience (2006-present). She also currently serves on Western's Council on Admission, Graduation and Academic Standards (CAGAS); served on the presidential search committee (2010-11) at WIU; and as a member of Western's Faculty Senate (2006-09). In COEHS, she served on the COEHS scholarship gala committee; the COEHS teacher-education program revision committee; the dean's search committee (2009-10); and the WIU Department of Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies' personnel committee. Beyond WIU, she was the annual meeting division chair of the Midwest Educational Research Association (MWERA, 2011-12) and a member of MWERA's Association Council (2006-08). She has also served as a proposal reviewer for MWERA and for the American Educational Research Association (2000-03). Daytner earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology at Indiana University (2003); her master's degree in developmental psychology at Illinois State University (1995); and her bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (1992).

2013 Excellence in Multicultural Teaching Award Recipient

Delany-Barmann, who started out as a bilingual/English as a second language (ESL)/linguistics specialist and assistant professor at Western in 1997, has served as the coordinator of the bilingual/bicultural education program at WIU since 2001. She currently directs Project Estrella, a more than $1.5 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students. Project Estrella serves WIU students enrolled the bilingual/bicultural education program, as well as provides resources for in-service teachers seeking Illinois bilingual teacher certification and ESL endorsements. Previous to that grant, Delany-Barmann also received funding for Project SABE (Successful Access to Bilingual Education), a $1.3 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Her most recent publications include a book chapter (currently in press, "Studies and Global Perspective of Second Language Teaching in Learning," published by Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC), and she has contributed scholarly articles to such publications as the Journal of Language Policy; the Journal of Language, Identity and Education; and the Bilingual Research Journal. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Bolivia in 2004-05 and designed and led a Fulbright Group Projects Abroad Program to Guatemala in 2001. Delany-Barmann also served in the Peace Corps from 1991-1993 in Guatemala. She earned her doctorate in education (curriculum and instruction) from Northern Arizona University (1997); her master's degree in Spanish from the University Oregon (1991); and her bachelor's degree in language arts studies from the University of California-Santa Cruz (1989).

2013 Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award Recipient

Prior to coming to Western in 2010, Kieran was an adjunct instructor at Concordia University (2008-10), where she taught conventional and online courses. Prior to that, she worked as a teacher in the Duluth (MN) Public Schools, where she helped with supporting special education staff with assistive technology and developing materials to help general and special education staff implement principles of universal design for learning. Kieran earned her Ph.D. in special education from Walden University (2012); her master's degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead (1996) and her bachelor's degree from The State University of New York (1988).

2013 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient

In addition to her teaching experience at Western, Anderson served as a teacher and a specialist in elementary, middle and high schools in Arizona, California, Florida, Utah and South Carolina. She has published about teacher development and preparation and recently delivered the presentation, "Hyperstudio5 for Midwestern Fifth Graders," at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (March 2013) in New Orleans. In the 2012-13 academic year, Anderson served as the adviser for 10 action-research projects for special education master's degree candidates at WIU. She has also completed extensive research with the population of juvenile offenders; worked with local education agencies to provide training in third-tier behavioral interventions; and authored more than nine academic/scholarly publications. Anderson earned her Ph.D. in special education from the University of Iowa (2008); her master's degree from the University of South Florida (1995); and her bachelor's degree from Charleston Southern University (1973).

For more information, contact the College of Education and Human Services' Dean's Office at (309) 298-1690.

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