GSE Excellence in Teaching Award is presented annually to a GSE
faculty member who "intellectually and imaginatively challenges
their students and is an outstanding member of the teaching faculty."
This years award was given to Dr. Teresa Pica.
Dr. Pica joined GSE in 1983. She currently works with the School
District of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Department of Education
in professional development, is an academic advisor to Kyoritsu
Womens University, Tokyo, and a research advisor to faculty
at the Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain. She serves on the editorial
boards of many of journals of language study and has held guest
lectureships at Temple University, Japan, the University of Sydney,
and the TESOL Summer Institute.
Pica has been awarded grants from the NSF, the Ivy League Consortium
on Language Learning and Teaching, and the Universitys Research
Foundation. She has also received fellowships and tuition grants
from the U.S. Department of Education to support local teachers
and doctoral students. Other awards include the Ethel G. Carruth
Term Chair, the Lindback Award, the American Council on the Teaching
of Foreign Languages Research Award, and the TESOL Research Award.
She has supervised over 50 Ph.D. dissertations here and abroad.
GSE Outstanding Service to Students Award is presented annually
to recognize a member of the GSE community "who has shown
a strong commitment to GSE students. It is intended to acknowledge
an individual who goes beyond his or her official responsibilities
to guide students in their academic and professional lives and
who simply makes life better for students with his or her thoughtfulness
and care. The recipient of this years Award is Dr. Paul
Skilton-Sylvester received his Ph.D. from GSE and currently serves
on the Teacher Education faculty and coordinates the elementary
Teacher Education Program. He is a role model for students, inspiring
and supporting them through their experiences at GSE and in their
assignments in the schools. He was commended to the Student Affairs
Committee as a staff member and mentor who is "committed,
passionate, supportive and always available. He is concerned with
students as individuals and creates opportunities for students
to express their individual talents and achievements in their
Phi Delta Kappa Award for an Outstanding Dissertation has been
presented to Dr. Janet Kroll, whose dissertation, "Learning
to Do: An Analysis of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of
1994" includes a comprehensive study of the design, enactment
and state implementation of the federal School-to-Work Opportunities
Act of 1994. Dr. Krolls research is of central importance
to policy makers and educational practitioners and researchers.
Educational Alumni Association presented the 2002 William E. Arnold
Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in a Graduate Program to
Hye Won Yu who graduated from the TESOL program in December 2001.
As a masters student, Ms. Yu served as a source of guidance,
support and advice for international students at GSE, sharing
her experiences and instilling confidence in her fellow students.
In the fall, she established the Korean Student Association at
GSE as a vehicle for Korean students to exchange information and