Faculty News



New Faces
Laurie Carlin Davidson is the School's new director of development. Her experience includes serving as director of development for Chicago Shakespeare Theater and for Chicago Opera Theater. She has also worked in development at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry and at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.

Spyros Konstantopoulos, assistant professor of learning sciences and of human development and social policy, received his PhD in 2003 from the University of Chicago. In 2002 he received the Palmer O. Johnson Award from the American Educational Research Association and the Harold E. Mitzel Award from the Journal of Educational Research. His research interests lie in the development, modification and application of statistical methodology for social science research.
Honors and Awards


P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdal
e has been elected a Fellow of Developmental Psychology by the American Psychological Association.

Mark Hoffman, assistant dean of student affairs, received the 2002-2003 Outstanding Contribution by an Associate award from the Division of Student Affairs for establishing the Northwestern Undergraduate Academic Support Network (NUASN)

Andrew Ortony has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant to support research, teaching and consulting activities at the University of Haifa in Israel.

James E. Rosenbaum has been honored by the Willard Waller Award committee for his book Beyond College for All. The American Sociology Association section on the sociology of education's Waller Award rotates among prizes for the best article in the sociology of education, for the best book and for lifetime career achievement. This means that Beyond College for All was selected in competition with other books published over a three-year period. Rosenbaum has also been elected president of the section on the sociology of education.

James P. Spillane was a visiting scholar at the National College of School Leadership in England in June.
Grants
Emma K. Adam, National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, "Adolescent cortisol activity in home, school and peer contexts"($50,000).

Daniel C. Edelson, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative research: THREDDS second generation" ($94,954).

G. Alfred Hess Jr., McDougal Littell, "Examining appropriate methods to meet federal 'scientific research' guidelines to access the effectiveness of curriculum materials" ($135,929).

David Kanter, Quaker Oats Foundation, "Implementation of the 'I, Bio' curriculum in Chicago Public School middle school classrooms" ($23,000); Kanter, Philip Herman, National Institutes of Health, "Teacher labs to foster minority student bioscience inquiry" ($1, 343,175).

Carol D. Lee, National Science Foundation, "Center for the Study of Culture, Learning and Development" ($249,963).

Jennifer Pals, National Institute on Aging, "The narrative construction of identity in midlife: Relations with personality, contextual factors and well-being" ($15,000).

Penelope L. Peterson and James P. Spillane, Carnegie Corporation of New York, "Educat