2023 Faculty and Staff Award Recipients
Carol Clark Ford Staff Achievement Award
The Carol Clark Ford Staff Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a staff, clerical, or technical service employee of the college who “makes it easier for others to accomplish their objectives effectively and efficiently.” The award was endowed by Donald H. Ford, dean emeritus, of the former College of Human Development, in honor of his wife Carol Clark Ford.
Human Research Technologist
Center for Healthy Aging
Joyce Hopson-King Diversity Achievement Award
For more than two decades, Assistant Dean Joyce Hopson-King advocated for students, staff, and faculty in the College of Health and Human Development. Her contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging were highly valued and accomplished, and during her time in the college, she taught us how a diverse community strengthens us all. The contributions she made to our college paved the way for success in the future. This award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has made sustained and significant contributions to fostering diversity and inclusion at Penn State and/or in the College of Health and Human Development.
Molly Countermine, Ph.D.
Human Development and Family Studies
Leadership in Outreach Award
The Leadership in Outreach Award honors a faculty or staff member who has made significant leadership contributions to the outreach mission of the college.
Education Strategy and Planning Manager
Ann C. Crouter Early Career Faculty Award
The Ann C. Crouter Early Career Faculty Award recognizes outstanding faculty members in the College of Health and Human Development who exhibit academic excellence early in their careers. The award was endowed by the alumni and friends of the College of Health and Human Development in honor of Ann C. Crouter, dean emeritus, for her service and dedication to the college.
Lindsay Fernandez-Rhodes, Ph.D.
Evelyn R. Saubel Faculty Award
The Evelyn R. Saubel Faculty Award recognizes faculty members for service to students. Among its criteria are a commitment to human service; accessibility as an adviser; and a caring, professional style. The award was established in honor of Evelyn Saubel ’35 H EC, a longtime assistant to the dean in the former colleges of Home Economics and Human Development.
Beth Edwards, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor
College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society Excellence in Teaching Award
The College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society Excellence in Teaching Award honors a faculty member for excellence in teaching and contributions to the art of teaching. It is supported by an endowment from the HHD Alumni Society.
Jennifer Fleming, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor
College of Health and Human Development Faculty Sustainability Award
College of Health and Human Development Faculty Sustainability Award recognizes extraordinary achievement and service in advancing global sustainable development goals while carrying out the college’s efforts to maximize health, optimize quality of life, and enhance human potential for all people and populations.
Carter Hunt, Ph.D.
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Evan G. and Helen G. Pattishall Outstanding Research Achievement Award
The Evan G. and Helen G. Pattishall Outstanding Research Achievement Award recognizes research contributions occurring or culminating within the past several years. The award was endowed by Evan Pattishall, dean emeritus, of the former College of Human Development, and his wife Helen Pattishall ’85 IFS.
Kathleen Keller, Ph.D.
*Kathleen Keller will present a special lecture in spring 2024
Pauline Schmitt Russell Distinguished Research Career Award
The Pauline Schmitt Russell Distinguished Research Career Award honors a senior faculty member who has made outstanding research contributions to the field across a major portion of his or her career. The award was endowed by Leo P. Russell ’41 ENG in honor of his late wife, Pauline Schmitt Russell ’48 H EC.
Nancy Williams, Ph.D.
Department Head and Professor
*Nancy Williams will present a special lecture in fall 2024