Faculty Awards

Our faculty members are honored across the globe for their outstanding research, teaching, outreach, advising, and mentoring.

Assistant Professor of Practice Jennifer White, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
College of Education Outstanding Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Award

Assistant Professor Valerie Shirley, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies
Maria Urquides Laureate Award

Professor Mary Carol Combs, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies
Erasmus Circle Fellow

Assistant Professor Z Nicolazzo, Educational Policy Studies & Practice
Erasmus Circle Fellow

Carol Brochin, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies
College of Education Outstanding Faculty Service and Outreach Award

Leah Durán, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies
College of Education Maria Urquides Laureate Award

Nolan Cabrera, Educational Policy Studies & Practice
American Educational Research Association - Division J 2019 Outstanding Publication Award

Nolan Cabrera, Educational Policy Studies & Practice
2019 Association for the Study of Higher Education - Outstanding Book Award

Kristen Lilly, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
Arizona Association of School Psychologists - School Psychologist of the Year

Stephanie MacFarland, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
TASH (The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps) - June Downing Breakthroughs in Inclusive Education Award

Maria Mata, Educational Policy Studies & Practice
American College Personnel Association, Latin@/x Network - Outstanding New Professional

Z Nicolazzo, Educational Policy Studies & Practice
American College Personnel Association - Annuit Coeptis - Emerging Professional

Sherard Robbins, Office of the Dean
Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - Tucson's 40 Under 40 List

Kathy Short, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies
Literacy Research Association - Reading Hall of Fame Inductee

Jonathan Tullis, Educational Psychology
National Science Foundation - CAREER Award

Linda Shaw, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
American Rehabilitation Counseling Association - 2019 James F. Garrett Award

Z Nicolazzo, Educational Policy Studies & Practice
Association for the Study of Higher Education - 2019 Early Career/Emerging Scholar Award

John Umbreit, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
Council for Exceptional Children with Behavioral Disorders - Outstanding Leadership Award

Sam Steen, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
Association for Specialists in Group Work - Professional Advancement Award

Letty Gutierrez, Student Services
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising - Region 10 Excellence in Advising - New Advisor

Letty Gutierrez, Student Services
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising - 2019-2020 UA Excellence in Academic Advising Award – Emerging Professional category

Nadia Alvarez Mexica, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies
Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez and the National Council of Sciences and Technology

Nolan Cabrera, Educational Policy Studies & Practice
American Educational Research Association - 2019 AERA Reviewer of the Year

Nolan Cabrera, Educational Policy Studies & Practice
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education - Emerging Scholar

Lia Falco, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
Erasmus Circle Fellow

Kevin Henry, Education Policy Studies & Practice
Erasmus Circle Fellow

Desiree Vega, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies
College of Education Maria Urquides Laureate Award

Monica Erbacher, Educational Psychology
College of Education Outstanding Faculty Teaching/Mentoring Award

Jill Koyama, Educational Policy Studies & Practice
Erasmus Circle Fellow