Honors and Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Irene Marchegiani, Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice for the Foreign Language Teacher Education Program, for being selected by the Long Island chapter of the AATI (American Association of teachers of Italian) to receive the 2012 Dante Alighieri award. Dr. Marchegiani was also recently elected to serve as the New York State representative for the AATI.

Congratulations to Kenneth Lindblom, Director of the English Teacher Education Program. In November, 2011, he became the newly-elected Chair of the College Section of the National Council of Teachers of English, and began a two-year term on the Executive Committee of the NCTE. He was also appointed by NCTE's president, Keith Gilyard, to serve on the NCTE's Subcommittee on Government Relations. Additionally, in the past year, Professor Lindblom edited 6 issues of English Journal, including the 100th anniversary issue in January 2012.

Congratulations, Agnes He, Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies and Coordinator of the Chinese Teacher Education Program. Agnes is one of the leading researchers in the field of Chinese as a Heritage language and has been named as a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.

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Joan F. Kuchner, Director of Child and Family Studies, was honored by the Stony Brook University Career Center as Faculty Partner of the Year in the Fall 2007.

Kenneth Lindlom, Director of the English Teacher Education Program, has been elected by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference on English Education (CEE) to Chair their 2007-2008 Nominating Committee (June 2007). This committee will select the names of those who will run for election to a CEE office next year. The Conference on English Education is the branch of NCTE that deals with English Teacher Education nationally.

Madeline Turan, Foreign Language Teacher Education Program Lecturer, was elected to the Executive Board of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) in 2007. She is one of 9 national regional directors for Region I (greater metropolitan New York region including Manhattan, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties), and is also a member of the AATF Advocacy Committee, as well as a member of the High School Commission.

Dorit H. Kaufman, Director of the Professional Education Program and Professor of Linguistics, was invited to serve on the international TESOL Standards Committee and contribute to the development of TESOL standards in a variety of educational settings nationally and internationally. Current projects include the revision of the NCATE/TESOL standards for teacher education programs, revision of K-12 Standards, development of technology standards, and standards for educational contexts in other countries. 2007-2010.

Professor Kaufman was also invited by the U.S. Department of State and the Cypriot Educational Authorities to conduct the 2007 Summer Institute in Cyprus. This is a follow-up to her developing and teaching the Summer Institute on Content-Based Instruction (CBI) for Mathematics and Science Teachers and Administrators in middle and high schools, Cyprus, June 5-15, 2006, (with Ann Snow).

In November, 2006 she was one of 10 teacher educators from across the United States invited to participate in the Educational Leaders' Study Tour to Japan sponsored by the Japan Society, New York.

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